Welcome to the Hook Productivity Forum, @eroxx
The set of objects Hook exposes to the user — does not currently include aggregates (e.g., tags, projects or the like). However, one can select a file or an object (such as a Things or OmniFocus task) as the hub of a project.
For example, I am currently working on an infographic for a paper I recently co-authored. I created a file in TaskPaper
SMR Infographic PROJECT.taskpaper. I linked a bunch of items to it:
A lot of my work on this mini project gravitates around that TaskPaper file. The source of the infographic is the
SMR-Pre-sleep cognitive activity Infographic.graffle file which has items that are linked to it but not to the TaskPaper file. So this project effectively has two hubs.
As of Hook 1.3., the Hook window enables you to navigate the Hook-link network without closing the Hook window. So you can normally quickly navigate the network (via the hub).
Hook does not currently have an explicit notion of “hub”, but you can treat any resource as a hub (again, that resource does not need to be a file, it could be any resource that Hook can work with). That way, you don’t need to mesh link.
- Several users have requested we add aggregates to Hook. We have provisionally settled on a design, which I hope to publish this month for feedback. It involves the concept of “hub” mentioned above. The concept of hub is thus more general than tags or projects. There are different kinds of hubs: projects, documents one is reading (more generally resources one is delving), resources one is creating, etc.; Hook doesn’t need to know the type of hub it’s dealing with. (That is not to say that tags will not be supported explicitly in the future).
- We also intend to enable users to view 2-degree linked items without needing to navigate from the current item, which will address some of these requirements in a different way.