There’s a hidden feature in Hook that we feel some of you will appreciate. Hook can focus on a URL that is in the clipboard.
- copy any URL.
- Invoke Hook
- Type ⌃⇧⌘L
This will focus Hook on the link, i.e., put the item in Hook’s Title bar. At that point you can do whatever you can normally do with items in the title bar (“the focus”).
A common use case is renaming the links.
This is particularly handy for many apps that don’t have a convenient copy link API (i.e., are not linkable in the sense we have defined, where Hook users fall back on UI scripting. Instead of UI scripting, you can copy the URL, such as Ulysses, Slack and Notion.
We haven’t mentioned it previously because we plan to augment the feature (and expose it in keyboard shortcut configurations). But we ourselves find it convenient enough that we felt it is only fair to make it public.