Correct that links to notes are not helpful, and it’s reflecting a problem with Apple Notes. What we tried to convey on the Hook and macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Notes App – Hook page is that links to notes (whether from Notes or any other app) , are not working. If you were to activate that link in Hook, it would give you an error message to that effect. This is handled by the script itself.
We could in principle update Hook itself such that links to Notes were not presented, or add status bar information. That would be more helpful for the user in the short run. But for now it’s cleaner to do it the way we’ve done it, i.e., handle it in the script, which is more general, allows for quicker updates, etc.
but in the future we could in principle enhance the scripts schema to provide script-configurable status bar messages.
the bottom line is that links from Notes to non-Notes objects works, but activating links to macOS 10.15 Notes doesn’t.
I’ll be updating the Hook and macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Notes App – Hook page and will try to make this clearer (without going into implementation details).
Thanks for letting me know that Spotlight with Notes 15 is working for you. If I can achieve the same, I’ll create a screencast to illustrate how the ```hook://search" links feature can be used to work-around the macOS 10.15 Notes issue and effectively link to notes. It’s a good example of the feature.