Version 158 of Hook software integration: Linking the Craft writing app to anything, and updated Deep PDF-linking in Skim

Version 158 of Hook software integration is now available, with support for the new Craft native Mac writing app, and updated support for deep-PDF linking in the Skim Mac app.

  1. Craft requires macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or Big Sur. Hook supports Craft in macOS Big Sur. macOS 10.15 support is TBD. The Hook to New > Craft integration is not yet available.
  2. Hook’s deep PDF-linking in the Skim Mac app now provides x,y parameters for precise interoperability with other PDF apps that support deep linking. See Deep PDF Links Take You Right Where You Need to Focus – Hook.

Stay tuned for more information about connecting your Craft documents to anything using Hook.

How to get the updated integration

Hook’s automatic software update (if enabled) automatically updates Hook’s integration scripts without you needing to relaunch Hook. Using Hook’s Check for App Updates and Update Scripts command also updates the scripts, without you needing to relaunch Hook.


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Thanks for the update! It looks like the x, y values are remaining at zero when I try to create a deep link after highlighting text in Skim, e.g. hook://file/unQfKJKwU?p=UmVzZWFyY2gvQmlibGlvZ3JhcGh5&n=Rudd2004LES_Lines%20of%20enquiry.pdf#p=36&x=0&y=0&s=453&e=585. As before, the link takes you to the beginning of the page, not the beginning of the selection.

Is this a limitation of Skim itself? The PDFPenPro deep links work fantastically, but it’d be great for the same experience in Skim as it seems to be a faster, more robust app than PDFPenPro.

This is great news! I really like the ability to add hook-links to my files in Craft, to create a reference tool, to let me find old files again on my Mac.

Hook > New Craft would be highly appreciated!

Thank you for an amazing tool!


it works with todays update of Craft <3

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The Craft developers value automation and linking; they’re great. So … stay tuned :slight_smile: