I have a general comment about the Hook Links menu. I understand that much has already been commented on. Now that I am up to speed with using Hook, and understanding that Luc is open to feedback, I wish to offer the following observations about using the Hook Links menu popup. Some of these points I have already commented on so please, forgive me for repeating some of my points.
I am concerned that, as Hook is intended to help those of us that use Hook to stay focused on our knowledge work, by taking so much time in a repetitive step by step process setting up, keeping organized, and deleting links, this is somewhat defeating of the very purpose that Hook was designed to address.
I wish that the Hook popup menu could be worked on all at once. That is, as it is now, each and every time I add a link, or delete a link, the Hook menu goes away again. Then, I have to trigger it again, make another change, etc… This becomes a bit tedious after a time.
As my work-flow changes and I need to delete files that I am no longer actively accessing in a project it would be very nice to take a moment and just to focus on the links window - for a while, instead repeating the process, one file at a time.
For example, I have just crossed a milestone in my project where I am now working in a different area than I was working in yesterday. To this end I want to revisit my Hook links and adjust what goes and what stays according to this new phase of my project.
This leads to another suggestion, because once I get one linked grouping set to the new phase of my project, now I have to copy all links, and open each and every one of the documents associated with this new phase and paste in my copied set of the new set of links. This is again, tedious, time consuming, and focus killing.
I have already suggested making the link popup window resizable. I just mentioned that in case this list is viewed in anyway as comprehensive as to my suggestions.
I would also like to see a way in the Hook link window for a way to set the window to one or two different sort options. Or, place this as an option in the Hook preferences. I can think of two different ways that it would be nice to see the Hook link window sorted. One, it would be nice sometimes if the list sorted by file type. And two, it would be nice sometimes if the list sorted by the date the link was added.
I very much like the idea behind Hook. Its just that, the upkeep of the linked files window seems a pretty important part of keeping up with a clean and an uninterrupted work-flow.