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!
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.
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
As Mozilla is gearing up to public release of Firefox 4, Diigo is proud to announce the release of three new Firefox 4 extensions, all ported from Diigo’s popular Chrome Apps. Joel Liu, product manager at Diigo Inc, commented: “Firefox 4 provides a significantly improved development platform, and much better user experience. We are thrilled to bring our popular apps onto this platform, getting ready for its public launch soon.“
All these three apps/extensions are designed to focus on a single-function to deliver the best-of-breed functionality, as well as fool-proof usability. Though still in beta, and not yet fully integrated with Diigo.com, they have already received rave reviews from both the press and users.
The Chrome versions of these apps were released three months ago and have already become some of the most popular and highest rated apps in Chrome Web Store, specifically,
This is the best app. I’ve been looking for a note app like it for quite some time. Nothing quite cut the cake – except this.
Really useful! Especially when I’m doing research for a project.
I love this app so much. I move notes from Windows to Linux to Android and to my CR-48. So simple and it just works.
Awesome app, extremely useful, it the hub of all my notes, quickly accessible and saved to cloud
Great simple quick note tool that can sync across mobile devices and web! highly recommended for organizing your life!
Great way to take quick notes without having to open a word processor or some other program. My browser is always open and with 2 clicks I have a new tab and a note pad to type on! Wonderful for taking notes in meetings, capturing those spur of the moment ideas, etc.
It’s great. I’m saving trees by using a whole of a lot less post-its.
Awesome truly HTML 5 app. You guys are the benchmark for web apps. Great work folks!
PC World: ““Falling under the “devastatingly useful but simple” category, Read Later Fast does exactly what its name suggests.”
This is one of the best apps on Chrome. But not only can you save ANY page to read later, you can also view them offline! This is great when you need to view things and your internet is down. I have a Wikipedia page that I kept a few weeks ago and I can still view the whole article with all of the pictures!
Great app and extremely useful. Helped me cut down on the 30 plus tabs I usually have open.
One of the most useful apps for me. I used to keep tens of references to interesting web pages in tabs for months, so my tabs were cluttered. Not anymore.
These diigo apps are amazing. Finally I can start reading on my work mac, pick it up at home on my pc and finish on my iPad.
Version 22.214.171.124 update
* [new] Upload cache page: save a copy of the web page to My Library via Bookmark >> Cache
Note: Caching service is unlimited for Premium & Basic plans. Other free accounts have limited allocation per month. See Feature Matrix for more details >>
* Several new options are now available. Right-click on the Diigo icon to access the Options menu:
* [new option] Load bookmarking status automatically. When enabled, the browser action icon will turn red to indicate whether current page is bookmarked.
* [new option] Show highlights automatically. When enabled, annotations on a page will be displayed automatically. This way, you don’t have to click the highlight button in order to see the existing highlights on the page.
* Diigo+Google search in context menu: Select some text, right click and search your library! (can be disabled in options)
Since the “Save Favorite Tweets” feature roll-out, we have received great response. Many have commented how cool this is
With different Diigo tiered account plans, we have made the following update to make this feature even more readily available for all users to enjoy and try it out:
* Premium account: when you set it up, all your existing favorite tweets will be fetched and saved to Diigo. Afterward, our system will then process automatic saving on a daily basis. Best of all, any tweets with links, their webpages will also be cached, so you can always access the archived pages. To learn more about Diigo caching service, please check out the cache help tip >>
* Basic, Education & Free accounts: this feature is now available to all users, except only the first page of your favorite tweets will be saved on a daily basis. (note: for most Twitter users, this should be sufficient since only very few people would mark more than 20 Twitter favorites and go beyond the 1st page per day.) Furthermore, for Basic accounts, links in the saved tweets will be cached, but caching isn’t available for Free / Education Basic accounts.
BTW, for those who are not too familiar with Twitter’s “Favorites” feature yet, it’s an easy way for you to mark a tweet as a favorite within your Twitter account by simply clicking the yellow star. Now with the Diigo’s “Save Favorite Tweets” to auto-save them in your Diigo library, they are a super combo together!
Diigo team continues to innovate to make Diigo better and better. If you have suggestion or feature that you’d love us to consider, make sure to share your feedback with us in our UserVoice forums or email us.
We have just implemented a new premium feature, “Text View”. By parsing your cached pages, our system removes the clutter around what you are reading and displays a clean, readable view. For those users who have upgraded to a premium account, you can access this feature by clicking the “Text” link under each bookmark in “My Library”. You can also quickly scroll through your cached pages via the “Text View” reader:
Please note this feature is mainly designed for better readability for long articles that are heavily text-centric (ie. not really applicable for graphic-centric pages, like homepages, etc).
This “Text View” feature will also soon be available in the upcoming Diigo mobile apps as well (*premium account access required.) It will enable simple text view that will fit better in small mobile window, so that you can easily download your unread articles when you have Internet access, then enjoy easier reading of your Diigo “Read Later” webpages on the go. We will soon finish up the integration to iPhone / Android and introduce the enhanced mobile apps. So stay tuned for those new announcements.
Lots more very useful premium features forthcoming. For those advanced users who wish to enjoy pro features, better support, and an ad-free user experience, get your upgrade today!
We are pleased to unveil the Premium Accounts for advanced and corporate Diigo users, who wish to enjoy advanced features, better support, and an ad-free user experience.
After considerable thought, we feel comfortable and confident that adopting a free + premium model for Diigo will allow us to serve our users even better: it will give us more resources to keep on making rapid and continuous improvements, and to provide better customer support.
People who wish to use Diigo for free can still enjoy a free feature set which should be adequate for most users. (In fact, Diigo’s free feature set already exceeds the feature set of other popular online bookmarking services.)
With the support of the Diigo user community, Diigo has evolved into an indispensable tool for many. We are passionate about making Diigo the best knowledge sharing and management platform for individuals, work groups, and companies. Going forward, we would like to continue working with our user community to make Diigo the best product it can be, and we appreciate very much your continued support.