I love Hook – Links beat searching and was surprised to see the TBX supports hook.
Can you explain Hook? I still don’t understand it.
and then watch this ( The Hook Window - YouTube
Hook is amazing!
Michael - Hook is great! You can link almost anything to anything else on your Mac. Files to each other, to an entry in Calendar, Fantastical or OmniFocus. I swear by it and use it every day! And the link remains operational even if you move e.g. the file physically on your Mac.
A way that I use Hook with Tinderbox is to create a robust link between a Tinderbox URL type attribute and any file on my computer. What do I mean by robust? I mean having a link that I can’t break. Ordinarily, if I have a Tinderbox attribute linked to an external file on my Mac, and I move that file to a different location on my computer or if I rename the file, the link to Tinderbox will break. But with a Hook link to that external file, the link remains intact. If I click on the Tinderbox URL attribute containing a Hook link, Tinderbox will find the external file no matter what I do to it in MacOS.
There is much more that Hook can do, as the videos in this thread reveal, but that’s my primary use for Hook. It’s sort of neat that I can create a bi-directional link so that if I look for my external file, Hook can take me directly from there to the Tinderbox note URL, but I expect that I’ll mostly use the Hook link one way - from Tinderbox to the external file.
Hook is one of those apps that cannot be grokked by explaining; you have to watch a video or experience it yourself and then it’s just “Ahhhh… that’s brilliant”.