I hope that you can forgive this torrent of observations that I have, but I have yet another one. Please understand that I am still too new to know all about Hook although this idea has hooked into a passion of being able to stay focused that has been a thorn in my side for a very long time, hence, my passion.
I am wondering about the permanence of links. I know that they should be permanent as it has already been well stated. One problem I have run into is that sadly, my memory seems to have holes in it and when I have put a certain idea down and then come back to it, months or years later, I can’t remember where the documents were put or remember where I was in the project when I put it down.
I am learning about using an idea called “stop notes”. I am wondering if I use the Note taking idea in Hook (haven’t explored this part of it yet), call that piece my key idea, proposal, stop note, outline, whatever, then I would use Hook to link all of my documents to that key idea document. The idea here is to be able to look at an old file and to comprehend where I was going with it the last time I worked on it and where all its pieces are when or if I wanted to continue working on the file.
The key idea here is to be able to review old associations so that when one document is found, the rest of the project can also be found as all the links from Hook will remain active for many years. It would be very helpful to have the confidence that if I had used Hook to set links in all the associated documents, that they would still be there, years later.
As to that, it would be nice if there was any way to search for Hook sets. As I am understanding this, being a version 1.0, there is not currently any way to associate a set of links - but at some point may be. Now I am thinking that there could be a Hook feature for Hook housekeeping so that I could search through all Hook style links and find any Hooked files in that way. Or, conversely, is there any way to identify what a Hook style link looks like so that I can find it using HoudahSpot?
I ask this related to my previous comments about loosing track of things over time. Sometimes it has been so bad for me that I just cannot remember a thing but I can remember for example that I worked with a Hook file with it. So that would just be a way of discovering what I have already done using Hook should it become necessary. And no, that would not be necessary using Hook in an active process, but only for managing many Hook connections over time.