Welcome to the Hook Productivity Forum , @shookfoil .
Yes, the app takes a bit of getting used to. But in the end it’s quite a simple “dance”. The easiest way to start using Hook involves practicing this three step dance a few times:
- In Finder or other compatible app with an item selected or open, invoke Hook with keyboard shortcut ( ⇧⌘SPACE).
- From Title menu:
Copy Link or
Copy Markdown Link. (or keyboard shortcut: ⌘C to copy, or ⌘M
Copy Markdown Link.) Hook disappears briefly at this point. (Similar behavior to Spotlight popup , LaunchBar and Alfred, which come and go.)
- Then you can paste the link anywhere, such as in a Notes, Drafts or Craft document. Just do ⌘V (don’t need to invoke Hook to paste).
Regarding step 2: if your goal is to paste the link in a plain text markdown app, like Drafts, your best bet is to choose
Copy Markdown Link, otherwise you’ll (typically) just paste the URL, not the link name.
Once you get the hang of that 3-step “dance”, you could move onto hooking stuff together.
Step 3 would be to invoke Hook in the destination item and choose
Hook to Copied Link. Next time you invoke Hook on either side of the link, you will see a link to the other side.
After getting the hang of that, try
Hook to New. That one does a lot of things at once.