Hookmark Version 6.0 (5779; Integration v. 296) is now available. It contains some of the most frequently requested major new features.
Hookmark now contains a persistent Bookmarks window where you can peruse all your bookmarks. To access it from the Context window, type ⌘B, or click the Bookmarks icon in the title bar. Or use the global keyboard shortcut defined in Hookmark’s Preferences. Dismiss the window with ⌘W or ⌘H.
The Context window has two new sections INDIRECTLY HOOKED and RELATED ITEMS. Hide and show them via Gear menu > views (or keyboard shortcuts).
The PINNED and RECENT sections have been moved to the new Bookmarks window.
You can now filter the Context window using ⌘F.
You can now use Hookmark in more than one macOS account at the same time.
The Advanced context menu has been removed.
Improved startup time
This also bundles several software integration enhancements.
I’ve searched to no avail to find comments on version 6. So, here goes:
I no longer find that I can invoke Hookmark and access a hooked item as quickly when using the new bookmark window. I find I hunt for the window, find a list of all the times items are hooked, must sort through them, then use what I wanted to find.
I could click on the new Dock icon. This means I must use the Dock, and an extra step is added. Dock=>Hook=>Item vs. Hook=>Item. Friction lessens focus.
Have I missed something that gets me where I want to go?
If you’re referring to accessing PINNED and RECENT items, you can define a global keyboard shortcut for this. So it remains a one step operation. Or you can do ^H ⌘-B.
We may add a keyboard shortcut for pinned so users won’t need to click to access that section. Having said that the Bookmarks window currently defaults to the Pinned section, and Hookmark remembers the section you’ve last used.
We moved PINNED and RECENT into a separate window because there are two extra optional sections in the context window. Having 5 sections in a window seemed overkill. There’s a clear difference between the Bookmarks window and the Context window. Context window is for contextual items.
I notice that if I search for a file that has a hyphen in the filename, the search function in the bookmark window doesn’t find the file.
For example, if I have filename-22 and filename-23, etc., and I include the hyphen in the search, no results show up.
Although I really like being able to see a list of all of my bookmarks and potentially delete stuff I don’t need, I greatly preferred having the option of searching in the main Hookmark window. It was handy to have the linked files pop up below the search. The new interface requires another click to see what’s linked. I wonder if we could keep the search function in the main Hookmark window while also having the option to open the new Bookmarks window.
Can I add just one more item of feedback, specifically about pinned bookmarks. (Caveat: I may have misunderstood the process here, or there may be a better way of doing it… apologies if that’s true.)
The problem with having two separate panels is that you’re making a decision about which to use upfront, when for several years we’ve been used to use cmd-shift-space automatically for everything. Realistically, we’ll end up doing cmd-shift-space then cmd-b for a long time to come .
No doubt we’ll get used to that in time (when the current shortcut bug has been fixed): the real problem is that the pinned / recent bookmarks don’t accept the hook to copied link feature.
So, you can’t, for example, go this page, and copy the link, then work your way down the pinned and recent list linking them with cmd-v. Instead you’ve got to cmd-c on each of the links and each time go back to the current page and then link it.
Is there a reason why cmd-v doesn’t work on pinned/recent bookmarks? Or if not, is there a better way to do what I’m trying to do?
Similar to this, I find that 6 finds a file hooked to another file just as it should, but I have a file, the name of which I change every day, and 6 will show a month old name for it when I search for items to which it is hooked. I have opened the file and verified it is the correct file, but the name in the Hookmark window is wrong.