Lists of Mac apps with which Hook app is compatible


I have published the first draft of a web page, What Mac Apps Are Compatible with Hook app. I haven’t yet linked it from another help page – I will ASAP.

If you know of other apps with which Hook is currently compatible, please let us know. Some of the apps we have not yet tested are fairly expensive and not owned by us. Others we simply have not gotten to. Or we may have tested by forgotten to list them. Of course, if some of the apps don’t actually work in your experience , we would appreciate bug reports, but please check whether they have already been reported.

Thank you!


I connect web pages to Mathematica notebooks with Hook. Works just as expected.

Also, ChronoSync is compatible

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Since SourceTree is listed as TBD, I tried to use Hook with SourceTree. While it does let you create a link, it is probably not what one wants. SourceTree seems to provide the root directory where the git repository is located, not the actual SourceTree document. So the link created just points to directories that get opened by the Finder.

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Thank you, Ottmar. We will investigate what automation they support which hopefully will be enough. They seem to have rejected AppleScript a while ago [SRCTREE-1169] Adding minimal AppleScript Support - Create and track feature requests for Atlassian products.. Hopefully they have other automation like JavaScript that we can latch onto.


Add Kindle for Mac? I use this frequently.


iBooks and Kindle are both on our list to explore more thoroughly. I also use them a lot. As far as I can tell so far, neither one of them are sufficiently scriptable to support the exact solution that Hook enables with more automatable apps. However, I have some features in mind for after the official 1.0 release that will go quite some distance; they will have other benefits as well.

Meanwhile, in my Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge, I describe how to use naming conventions to create notes documents that you can quickly access with a launcher or Spotlight. E.g., [<author><title> .


Hook can link to Curio documents but it does not create links to “idea spaces” (subsections of Curio documents). Idea spaces do have curio:// URLs of their own, so if you work with George Browning at Zengobi he can probably help figure out how to link to the idea space.

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