Hook 3.6 Release Notes

2022-06-03.

Hook Version 3.6 (4781; Integration v. 219) is now available for download.

Executive Summary

And by the way, Hook works “out of the box” with Hog Bay Software’s new outlining app, Bike.

“Hooked” status can be shown in menu bar icon!

If enabled to do so, Hook’s menu bar icon will change dynamically to reflect whether the currently open or selected item is hooked to anything. It will do this regardless of whether Hook’s contextual window is open. For instance, if you select a hooked file in Finder then Hook’s menu bar icon will have a green contour. If you then select a file that is not hooked to anything, the menu bar icon will revert to black & white. This color scheme matches the scheme you see when you drag and drop files onto Hook’s menu bar icon.

hooked, not hooked, unknown states

This feature is off by default. You can use Hook’s General preferences or command line to turn it on. From the command line you can also set the polling interval.

Currently this feature is only available for apps that can be linked via AppleScript.

For more information about this feature, see show “hooked” status in menu bar icon.

New and updated integrations

  • NEW: 👍 Timing.app app is now supported.
  • NEW: Missive email app is now supported.
  • IMPROVED: 👍 Agenda integration no longer relies on UI-Scripting, it uses x-callback-url. This means Hook works with Agenda regardless of the display language. This integration requires Agenda Version 14.1. Hook to New is not yet supported (but stayed tuned 😊 ).


Hog Bay Software recently released Bike. Bike is compatible with Hook, “out of the box”. For deep links to Bike documents, see Bike: A new outlining app by Hog Bay Software – Announcements – Hook Productivity Forum.

Other changes

  • IMPROVED deleting a bookmark pointing to a file now removes the “Hook” Finder tag from the file (if there is such a tag).
  • IMPROVED: wording of General preferences pane.
  • FIXED an issue in Hook’s Preferences > Shortcuts pane that could prevent a global keyboard shortcut change until Hook was relaunched.
  • FIXED a problem that could lead to a duplicate PINNED item being shown.
  • FIXED an exception that could happen in the context of Apple’s Books app.
  • FIXED: In Obsidian, ‘No linkable item found’ state of title bar briefly flashes, then switches to title.
  • FIXED: renaming an existing bookmark via AppleScript: effect under the hood, but not in user interface.

Eligibility for updates

Hook software updates are free to any Hook CogSci Apps customer with a Hook Updates license that was valid at the time the update was released. Hook Pro and Hook Essentials each come with one year of free access to software updates.

If your Hook Updates license has expired and you apply this update, please note that Hook will revert to Lite mode until you purchase and apply an Updates license. However, you can also revert to a previous version of Hook that was released during your Updates License period. Upgrading from Essentials to Pro includes an additional 12-month Updates license.

Next steps

So please

and enjoy 😊 .

Hook Productivity App Newsletter

Sign-up to receive emails about Hook productivity app. Our emails sometimes include coupons for discounts on great Hook-linkable apps made by other developers.





 Marketing permission: I give my consent to to be in touch with me via email using the information I have provided in this form for the purpose of news, updates and marketing.

What to expect: If you wish to withdraw your consent and stop hearing from us, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send or contact us at support@cogsciapps.com. We value and respect your personal data and privacy. To view our privacy policy, please visit our website. By submitting this form, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.