Here’s a CogSci Apps Corp. very informal “survey”: we’d like to hear in this topic about how lawyers are using Hook. Lawyers and legal assistants, please feel free to share with us how you are using Hook
to prepare briefs?
to link documents for use in court
with what tools ( DEVONthink, etc)?
Please feel free to respond here, or PM support, PM me, or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would even do a brief one on one interview if you’d like to talk over FaceTime.
I’m not a lawyer, but three members of my family of origin are. (One of them is Assistant Deputy minister in one of the federal ministries in this country. The other does divorce law). Sadly, two are Windows users and one retired before Hook was published.
I mostly use Hook to connect my legal research. I use it to connect between Craft (my preferred writing app), DevonThink 3, websites and sometimes PDF Reader Pro. It’d be great if it had a Word integration, as I do end up having to write in Word way more than I would like, or at least, until Craft adds footnotes.
I use my iPad Pro quite a bit for legal work as well. If Hook worked on the iPad, I would probably use it even more.
I have started using Things3 more because of integrations, however, my brain works better with the Sorted app. If that one was Hook friendly, I would link my tasks as well.
I use it for connecting related documents, three examples being the chain of documents proving a property title; novations and assignments of long term contracts; and relating framework supply agreements to the individual call offs made against them. I had thought Hook might be useful for linking successive versions of draft contracts, but because hooks are bidirectional and there’s no way to say B supersedes A, it didn’t turn out to be that useful; it’s easier to directionally link notes in Tinderbox (or, I guess, Obsidian or your favourite note app) and link the notes to the drafts.