Someone asked us this morning whether Hook and Scrivener play well together. My answer: last time we tested Hook with Scrivener, on 2018-02-20, we found that Scrivener works out of the box with Hook.
FYI, I wrote most of the first draft of my first book, Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective, in Scrivener. But that was using version 2. I haven’t used Scrivener 3 myself. I quite like Scrivener, but I switched to Leanpub, and converted everything to Markdown. My second book was all in Markdown too, using Leanpub again.
Scrivener users are authors who value organizing and accessing their research material. So, I think Hook will appeal to them.
- You can add use Hook to get links to resources that are outside your Scrivener book project. You can paste those links in your project documents, or use the Hook window to link directly from any Scrivener document to a URI you obtained from Hook (e.g., to a file, email, OmniFocus project, or whatever).
- You can also copy links to your Scrivener documents and paste them elsewhere, or link directly with the Hook window (the reciprocal of that which I described above.) That means you can navigate back and forth between your research material and Scrivener documents, wherever any of the materials may reside.
- You can use the “Link to New” function to link from a Scrivener doc to a new note in a 3rd party app (a graphic, a spreadsheet, OmniFocus / Things task, whatever), and subsequently of course you can navigate between them with the Hook productivity window.
There are too many uses to list here…
Invitation to Scrivener users: please share your experience, comments and questions here.