As usual, Brett Terpstra has a very good sense for useful productivity tools, and his recent mention of the new app Hook (currently in beta) had me downloading the app before I finished reading the article he wrote on Lifehacker.
One of the use-cases featured by the developer, Luc Beaudoin (creator of MySleepButton) involves another favorite app HoudahSpot, which MacSparky also discussed recently, in combination with OmniFocus. Part of my daily and weekly reviews involved looking over documents and PDFs I’ve worked on during the past 48 hours (daily) or the past 2 weeks (weekly). Once I’ve saved the search criteria for a HoudahSpot search (see the screenshot of “48hours.hssearch”), I can use the Hook app to make a link to that saved search and paste that into the note field of the relevant repeating OmniFocus task (here, I’ve been inspired by Kourosh Dini’s approach to the “considered task”). Then, with a keyboard shortcut from Keyboard Maestro, I can run Jesse David Hollington’s script to open the link, and – boom! – I’m in the list of files displaying with a particularly beautiful and function preview window in HoudahSpot.