If you use Google Reader, you must have heard that it will close down soon. As avid Google Reader users ourselves, we feel your pain and have prepared a small pain reliever for you: you can easily import your starred items in Google Reader to Diigo.
The closing of Google Reader again reminds us that it is important to make sure the services you rely on have a sustainable business model. At Diigo, it is your paid subscription that sustain our developers to keep Diigo fast and reliable, and make it better and better. If you have not upgraded, show your support for less than $2 per month and get a lot of goodies now!
Our data center will finalize their electrical system upgrade this weekend: the planned maintenance window is Friday March 8th at 9:00PM to 12:00AM US Pacific Time (GMT: 5:00AM to 8:00AM GMT Sat March 9th). Please note this is the maintenance window. We expect the actual downtime to be approximately 15-30 minutes.
As Diigo users know, Diigo has always strived to provide the best capability on the market for your bookmarking and annotation needs. One of the things that differentiate Diigo from other bookmarking services is that Diigo not only lets you save a link, Diigo enables you to save the page itself! This provides several significant benefits:
Have a peace of mind that whatever you were interested in will always be there.
You can have more powerful search capability since our internal search engine can index the page text itself, in addition to meta data like titles, tags, and annotations.
You can cache multiple versions of the same page at different times to track the changes for purposes of competitive intelligence or whatever.
We are now releasing several improvements to the caching feature:
The ability to view and add annotations on cached pages, so the same annotations will show up on both the cached pages and the original page.
The ability to easily visit cached pages from your Diigo Chrome extension (other extensions and Diigolet to follow.) So when you browse to a webpage you bookmarked before, you will see a link to “Cached Versions” on the extension. This can be a lifesaver if the page is not available for whatever reason.
Digital age research skills in action! Learn how students collaborate, find, and organize current research and connect with experts using Twitter, YouTube, and Diigo.Tuesday, 6/26/2012, 3:45pm–4:45pm, SDCC 31AB
As part of our continued effort to upgrade our infrastructure, we have planned a two-step maintenance update. The first one is this weekend, and next one will be scheduled in 2 to 3 months.
The first outage window is this weekend: Friday June 8th 10:00PM to June 9th 3:00AM US Pacific Time (GMT: 6:00AM to 2:00PM GMT Sat June 9th). Each outage will be approximately 15-30 minutes each. Diigo will not be accessible during this period.
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The success of the Apple iPad since its launch has been nothing short of phenomenal. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the ipad, the widely and wildly anticipated tablet-style computer that he called “a truely magical and revolutionary product”:
“What this device does is extraordinary,” Jobs said. “It is the best browsing experience you’ve ever had. … It’s unbelievably great … way better than a laptop. Way better than a smartphone.”
For those iPad users who take reading seriously, you should check out “Readict (Pro)” ~ a new iPad RSS reader. It is an iPad reading app that integrates highlighter and “read later” functionalities to provide efficient and effective reading experience.
Here are some key features:
Customize RSS Feeds ~ from popular sources, Google Reader, Twitter favorites, etc
Annotate Article ~ add highlighter and sticky note for more effective reading
Download to Read Later ~ download links for fast reading later, without interrupting your flow
Looking for a great alternative to Safari on iPad? Miss Chrome on iPad? Introducing “iChromy” ~ Chrome-style web browser on iPad that brings cool functionalities like Tabs on top, Ominibox, Offline Reading List, etc to the platform:
Tabs on top
It’s very easy to open, switch and close tabs
Extra space for content
The address bar will be hidden automatically when you scroll down the page, so you will get extra screen space for content. To show the address bar, just tap the tab again.
Type search keywords or URL in one box.
Open link in new tab
Long press a link and choose different open link options.
Offline reading list
One-click to save a page to the Offline Reading List, one-click to remove. Long-press a link to add to Offline Reading List without opening the link. Offline Reading List is a great way to have pages later, whether offline or online.
Share to different places
Share a page to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Diigo, Instapaper etc.
Search from context menu directly.
In addition to features, we have made a great deal of effort to make iChromy fast! Multiple tab browsers on iPad are often slow and prone to crash due to the memory issue. iChromy reloads tabs dynamically and smartly, so it feels fast even with multiple tabs.
iChromy V1.0 is now available in the App Store for free download >> Please go check it out, tweet / blog about it and share with your friends! Thanks!