• Category: Book
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-12
  • Current version: 3.13.2
  • File size: 79.52 MB
  • Developer: Telepathic, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing HOOKED on your Windows PC

Download HOOKED for Windows: HOOKED is an Book App, developed by Telepathic, Inc.. The Book App was officially released 2015-08-22. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Telepathic, Inc., with the latest current version being 3.13.2 which was officially released on 2018-10-12. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 69,963 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using HOOKED on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install HOOKED on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use HOOKED for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type HOOKED in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on HOOKED application icon. A window of HOOKED will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the HOOKED icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!


Developer Description

Every HOOKED story is told as a bite-sized text message conversation, as if you were reading someone else's chat history.
 We love reading, just like you, but we know it can get BORING when stories are too long. So we created this app to make reading snappy, spooky and fun.

 Drawing on the long tradition of epistolary literature, like Bram Stoker's Dracula, HOOKED stories unfold through back-and-forth conversations.

 If you can't get enough of books like Hunger Games, Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars and Harry Potter. Or if you're a fan of fanfic, like stories about One Direction. Or if you just can't put your Kindle down at night. You will love HOOKED. And even if you're not a big reader, but you love Snapchat, you should give HOOKED a try!

 New stories added daily!

 - You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full story catalog and premium content
 - The subscription is $4.99 weekly, $14.99 monthly, $39.99 yearly*
 - You'll be able to read unlimited stories for the duration of your subscription
 - Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
 - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off for at least 24-hours before the end of the current period 
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package 
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
 - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
 - You can read our privacy policy and terms of use at http://www.hooked.co/privacy
 - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication 

*Prices are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD. 

By using Hooked, you agree to our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines available at http://www.hooked.co/terms

 Questions? Email support@hooked.co for help!

App Reviews

  • Love it!/Hate it

    By Pb_jelly3
    Old review: I love this app. I love reading but I feel like I never have enough time to read a hundreds of pages anymore, because I usually only have a few mins a day to read. With that much time in my day I usually won't even continue the book, not being able to remember what I read. With this app, I have it with "books" with me all the time and they are short. I have enough time to read these, I already read 5 stories on here in 2 days. Everyone is complaining about the "hoots", it does get annoying but I think that's the point, so you can buy it and the makers of the app can make money. The hoots leave me on a cliffhanger which does get annoying, but I like it because it keeps me interested in the story just like any tv series with the last episode that ends with a cliffhanger. The 40 min waits go by fast. For me anyways at least. One of these days though I might buy the unlimited hoots. This app is kinda worth the money, so I don't mind ☺🤷🏻‍♀️💁🏻// my current review 1/2/18 : as of now I used to love the fact that this app was about reading and writing your own stories. Now they took off the writing tool out of the app. I didn’t realize until it was too late because I’ve been busy with school so I lost all my stories during that time. I’m deleting this app now. I mainly liked it because of the writing tool. Reading the stories were just a bonus.
  • Umm..

    I wanna start this by saying the best part about this app was the writing tool. It was wayyyy better before you had to delete it. You could see a part of people’s minds and explore way further, and actually dive into the pit of reading. But of course like every good app, someone found a way to ruin some of the fun. If it was brought back I would be extreeemely happy and rate this app five stars DEFINITELY. But sadly, if you don’t listen to the reviews and bring back the writing tool that EVERYONE enjoys, I’m uninstalling the app. Face it, everyone loved writing stories and there were really good player made stories out there. Everyone loves the write a story feature and everyone would rate five stars more likely if the writing tool was brought back. Don’t let my couple minutes of my life be wasted on this comment and actually make a change about something that EVERYONE misses. You would get way better reviews and I will recommend it to all of my friends, because most of them deleted it because they wrote stories. We had a group circle where each of us would write a story of our own and show t to the others. You would be doing EVERYONE a favor by adding the writing tool back. We all miss it. Thanks for reading this and thank you for your time.
  • I understand why they call it hooked!

    By emily00sunshine
    These stories keeps you so entertained it’s unbelievable. I always find myself going to this app to read the next story. I also really like that some are a couple of “chapters” so it draws you in more to see what is going to happen next. There has not been one story yet that I haven’t smiled, chuckled or was shocked while reading these on my phone. I do not understand why people gave a 1 or 2 star review. Reviews are for how entertaining or good an app is, not to bash them for having to wait 15 mins to keep reading on. Honestly 15 mins isn’t that long, and if you really don’t want to wait, then pay for the subscription. Yes it’s $15 a month but come on people, this IS a business and they need to make money somehow so they can keep growing. I personally don’t want to pay for the subscription either so I just wait the 15 mins, it’s really not that bad. Honestly. I secretly like it because it forces me to put down my phone because I’m so hooked to this app! Thanks guys!

    By Skippitdydoda
    I just recently downloaded this app, and I was looking forward to making my own chat stories. I was already brainstorming ideas (I know, I’m a nerd)! But when I discovered there was no option for that, I went here, to the App Store, to investigate. I read some reviews, and I noticed that some people were complaining about the lack of making your own stories, and that they wished that option was back. Well, me to! I really wanted to have the freedom of writing my own thing for people to read and enjoy. I am pretty sure (from reading the reviews) that other people want the freedom as well. Bringing back the make your own story option would make my Hooked experience much more happy. I am only able to give three stars for no freedom of making chat stories, and the fact that I am a little salty about this change of what I thought would be a more creative and free app game (I digress, I digress). If the Hooked team decides to bring back the make your own chat story option back, I would be much more happy and delighted. Thank you!
  • Broken app

    By WriterTool
    I downloaded Hooked a while back because I loved to write stories and wanted to try text stories. I absolutely ADORED this app and the wonderful story-writer it had, but lately Hooked has been giving me so many frustrating problems that I can’t WAIT to be rid of it. They claim ‘follow the steps in the app’ for exporting stories; I have searched EVERYWHERE in this app for a story exporting tool (so I can switch my stories over to Tap), low and behold, I have not found it. There are even some stories that I MYSELF have written that I cannot even access because the app crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME I TRY. So hurray, unless this is yet another bug they need to fix, I’m gonna lose the work I put into my stories because this darn thing can’t even run properly. Not to mention beforehand when actually writing the stories, there were so many occasions of the writing-tool bugging out and not letting me delete duplicated chapters or rearrange character names and colors. This was a fun app but now it’s just broken. My advice? Forget about Hooked and switch to Tap. They at least program it COMPETENTLY.
  • Why

    By It Can do Better
    I don’t really understand the logic behind this decision. Why on earth would you make an option where readers can create their own stories, and then delete it afterwards? What was the point of giving users that opportunity if you were just going to take it away? I know it might seem like I’m overreacting, but as an aspiring writer, I think I have every right to be as upset as I am. I’m sure there are thousands of users who agree. Either give users the option to write or don’t. But I don’t really find it fair to take away such a huge feature. If you regret making that option, that’s on you. But to just suddenly take it away and delete all of the stories that users have probably spent a decent amount of time creating isn’t right. That’s what made this app so different and fun. But now it’s like any other chat story app— worse, actually, considering the circumstances. But hey, the stories that were left are still pretty decent, so I’ll give an extra star for that. But otherwise, my overall rating is a solid two stars until this situation is fixed.
  • Good but annoying

    By MiniWinner7
    This app is one of my favorite apps on my phone. I’ve read many stories on it and so far all of them have been super interesting. I (personally) like the horror ones. But their are a few things that I think they should change about this app. 1st of all I think it’s stupid that you have to wait 15 Minutes during a story. And sometime the 15 min thingy will pop up at random parts in the story and it’s really annoying. I think they should change this so that it’s only like 5 min and it doesn’t pop up in the middle of the stories. 2nd of all to see any pictures or to skip the 15 min you have to get “Hooked Unlimited” which cost $15 for a month. I still think they should have this but not for EVERY picture because usually the pictures are there to move the story along but when you can’t see them you have no idea what’s happening. Other then these things I think the app it pretty good and has great stories.
  • Requires a $15 a month subscription

    By Wt loss 11
    I think the concept is good and the stories are intriguing but there is no way this app deserves $15 a month. I tried the free version which allows about 1 min of reading texts before you have to wait 30 min to continue reading. The story line is interesting enough to keep me coming back for the ending but not enough to get me to start another "free" story or sign up for a $15 a month subscription. $15 a month for stories in the form of texts; no grammar, no writing skills, just texts =no way! This should be free with advertising and no waiting period to continue the story and then maybe it would be worth the time. I read the 1st story and I'm embarrassed to admit I returned 5x after the 30 minute waiting periods for a stupid ending that wasn't even clear if it was actually over. I'm so annoyed to have wasted my time I will delete the app and never look back. Why would anyone be stupid enough to think they would "hook" people into subscribing for $15 a month. I wont even invest my time into reading another "free story" let alone my money. Not a smart business move for the app creators.

    By Michael, one cool guy
    This app is posting ads all over the place, so 26 years later, I decide to go for it. You start reading your spooky stories, & all you get is these picture messages. Well duh, I wanna look at the spooky pics. OOPS SORRY, GOTTA PAY $15 FOR THE SPOOKY PICS & STUFF. Well you decide to get over the pics, AND GUESS WHAT!!! You have to pay if you wanna keep reading, or you have to wait 30 minutes. In 30 minutes, I’m already over the trash story. What in the world would compel me to go back to it 30 minutes later??? Maybe if they were asking for a few bucks a month, I’d be down for some spooky pics, BUT NO, 15 DOLLARS???? I could buy like 3 Filet-O-Fish meals with that!!! I could buy like 15 McDonald’s Orange Fantas with that (minus tax of course). I could do literally anything else with that money. If you want some good spooky stories that aren’t gonna make you pay, you might as well just go on Reddit or something. Maybe you should just watch a movie. MAYBE YOU SHOULD SIT OUTSIDE IN THE DARK BECAUSE AT LEAST IT IS FREE. This is asinine, & I will not stand for this. Is this what no net neutrality is going to be like??? To conclude this essay, anything else > this app.
  • Good but need some work

    By Colep508
    I used to really love this app. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy it but recently I’ve seen something go downhill for this app. The 30 Minute timer is honestly so annoying why not like 10 minutes because that’s the reason I deleted the app on the first place(I’ve got it back recently though). One thing I’ve noticed though is that about a forth of the time I wait my time and I click once and it says I have to wait another 30 minutes. That is very frustrating. Also this app is not worth $15 a month $5 is a lot better because don’t get me Wrong this is a good app but again it is just stories in the form of texts between people (usually). And personally I hate that they took out the writing tool. I really enjoyed it. I never really wrote any myself but I loved to read my friends’ work and now that it is gone you can’t write. So the reason I’m giving this 3/5 stars is the Pricing the Wait Time and the taking away of the Writing tool. I hoped this helped:)