Hook and Merlin Project

Hi there
I wondered whether anyone is using Hook with Merlin Project? I’m new to Hook so it may be my error, but when I select an item in Merlin Project and launch Hook, it always picks up the file, not the selected item. Items in Merlin Project have individual URLs and these can be copied using ‘Copy URL’ from a menu item within Merlin, but not by launching Hook. The problem with the manual method is that then Hook shows the name of the link as the URL code (such as 5xC8JQocRpussCJ_E1ClVQ) rather than the name of the item.
I’d appreciate it if anyone can point me to a solution, and apologies for a newbie question. :blush:
with best wishes

Does Merlin provide a keyboard shortcut for Copy Link or Copy URL? That would be a starting point.

Hook has a rename feature in HOOKED section. In 2.3 it will be in Title and elsewhere. So as a stop gap, one could at least rename the links.

If you paste the MP links in text edit or Pages do you get a formatted link? (Some apps will take the name, some the URL, others both).

I see it has an AppleScript dictionary. we’ll have a look.
Updated 2021-03-16 5:23 PM

Hi Luc

Many thanks for your prompt response. :blush: In answer to your queries -

  • Merlin doesn’t provide a keyboard shortcut for Copy URL.
  • Pasting a link produces: merlinproject:///-/90BC1896-F2A0-4442-86CB-6589C9E028FB/5xC8JQocRpussCJ_E1ClVQ
  • MP does have an AppleScript dictionary but I can’t find any reference to an x-callback-url scheme

I use Tinderbox for high level project management, Merlin Project for scheduling and time blocking work and Things 3 for managing low level tasks, so connecting items within each of these with Hook would be great. Merlin will publish tasks to the calendar as events and includes a link back to the Merlin item. It also provides an AppleScript for transferring items between Merlin and Things 3, but this doesn’t transfer a link to the Merlin item.

I hope this helps. I’m not very accomplished with Merlin and very new to Hook so hope these replies make sense!

with best wishes

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Many thanks for the info, @Claire . As long as the AppleScript exposes the name and URL of the item, we will be able to build most of the functionality . It’s on our list of integrations to try to add.

That sounds excellent, Luc. Many thanks.

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