Version 139 of Hook integration’s scripts is now available with initial support for the Obsidian note-taking app.
The current integration of Hook supports:
Copy Linkin Obsidian (returns a link containing an
Copy Markdown Linkin Obsidian (also returns a link containing an
Copy All Linksin Obsidian
Hook to Copied Linkin Obsidian, and
- related functionality (e.g., find and Hook window navigation).
Limitations and plans
Please note that Obsidian is still in pre 1.0 beta. Hence the following limitations.
Get Addressscript used in copying Obsidian links returns a link to the last opened file of the last opened vault, not the document of the frontmost vault. (Obsidian does not yet provide an API for directly getting the address and title of the currently open note). This can lead to unexpected results, so please keep an eye on the result of linking. (Hook shows you the title of the focal item, and the title+URL of each linked item, which gives you an opportunity to validate them).
Hook to New > Obsidianis not yet supported . (Obsidian does not yet provide an API for creating a note and getting its URL.)
Reveal File in Finderis not yet supported for Obsidian items.
However, we will try to work-around limitations #2 and #3 to the extent possible.
For more information, please see Using Hook with Obsidian – Hook. (FYI: we are gradually developing one "Using Hook with
app-name" page per app whose data Hook can link.)
We would also like to thank Lisa Sieverts for serving as liaison between CogSci Apps and the Obsidian community. Thanks also to many Hook Productivity Forum members who contributed to this discussion here, here and on the obsidian forum. It is immensely helpful to have members keep us and other Hook forum members up-to-date on progress/status of particular apps, and to help third-party app developers understand true linkability of data, and why it matters.
We’ve had Obsidian on our radar for a long time. We’re delighted to enable you to link to its notes.
How to get the updated integration
Hook’s automatic software update (if enabled) automatically updates Hook’s integration scripts without you needing to relaunch Hook. Using Hook’s
Check for App Updates and Update Scripts command also updates the scripts, without you needing to relaunch Hook.
We also bundle Hook’s integration scripts with the Hook installer itself, of course. But Hook’s app updates are less frequent than the pure integration updates. We will soon release a version of Hook that includes bug fixes and the latest integrations (Apple Notes and Obsidian).
Obsidian integration also announced on Twitter . Please feel free to share.
Speaking of the importance of hyperlink automation…
Each additional integration we publish illustrates the importance of automated hyperlinking. In Nov. the following chapter was published in The Future of Text which makes the general point:
Beaudoin, L. P. & Jomphe, D. (2020). A manifesto for user and automation interfaces for hyperlinking: How hypertext can enhance cognitive productivity. In F. Hegland (ed.) The Future of Text (pp. 266-269). https://doi.org/10.48197/fot2020a
A website will be developed based on the general ideas, per What’s a Linkable App and Why Does Linkability Matter? – Hook. There’s an email address on that page to sign up to the manifesto.
Post revised 2020-12-16 16:25 . It accidentally had a link to Apple notes rather than: Using Hook with Obsidian – Hook.