Scheduled Website Maintenance

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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Introducing "Readict" by Diigo ~ iPad RSS Reader with Annotation capability!

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.

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Here are some key features:

Customize RSS Feeds ~ from popular sources, Google Reader, Twitter favorites, etc

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Annotate Article ~ add highlighter and sticky note for more effective reading

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Download to Read Later ~ download links for fast reading later, without interrupting your flow

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app-store-badgeYou can download Readict (Pro) from the Apple AppStore.

Scheduled Website Maintenance

Please note that we will doing a system upgrade on June 20 around 00:00 PST  (Sunday midnight) for few hours.  Diigo will not be accessible during this period.

Thanks for your patience while we make this upgrade to make Diigo better and better, and thanks for your continued support! 

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Like Chrome? Have an iPad? Introducing "iChromy" by Diigo ~ Chrome Style Web Browser on iPad

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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

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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.

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Omnibox

Type search keywords or URL in one box.

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Open link in new tab

Long press a link and choose different open link options.

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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.

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Share to different places

Share a page to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Diigo, Instapaper etc.

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Context search

Search from context menu directly.

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Speed

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.

With restrictions on JavaScript engines on iOS, Chrome for the iPad by Google is not likely to be a reality anytime soon.  iChromy provides a great browser alternative for iPad users.  Chrome lovers should feel right at home when they use iChromy.  Lots more enhancements and cool features are forthcoming, so stay tuned!

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!

Diigo ports three of its most popular Chrome apps to Firefox 4

 

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.“

Diigo’s new Firefox add-ons include:

Quick Note, available in Firefox, Chrome, Mac
Awesome Screenshot, available in Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Read Later Fast, available in Firefox, Chrome

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,

Please go check out these brand new Firefox add-ons today:

 

 

 

If you like them, please show your support by giving them a big five-star rating , and tell your friends! Remember, you do not need to be Diigo users to enjoy these single-function apps!

Check out what some users say about “Quick Note”:

  • 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!

User comments on Awesome Screenshot:

  • The best. Forget Snag-It
  • Excellent. Capture and annotation in one fluid workflow. Huge timesaver.
  • This is the best whole page screen capture extension, super mega bonus for annotation tools.
  • I create a lot of web-based tutorials in my company. This is a great tool for doing that. Thanks for developing.
  • Awesome. Just what I was looking for. Not too complicated, not to simple. Excellent options.
  • This is incredible! Saves me so many steps…..and saves tons of time!
  • I am computer illiterate, totally, just installed this add on, its “awesome”. its easy to use

User comments on Read Later Fast:

  • 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.

Quick Note by Diigo ~ the quickest way to take notes in Chrome

Quick Note by Diigo is a light-weight note-taker with a slick interface.   Released to the Chrome Web Store a few weeks ago, it has quickly become one of   the Top 20 Most Popular Chrome Apps.

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Today,  we are bringing the goodies back to the Diigo users, by enabling seamless syncing of Quick Note with Diigo.com.

Quick Note (QN) is a web app that feels  like a full-blown desktop app and can be used offline. You can use it to jot down simple notes,  as well as to clip from webpages as you browse.

Quick Note is featured by Chrome Web Store and was mentioned by several tech watchers as one of  their Best Top Chrome App Picks. See how users raved about “Quick Note”:

  • Awesome truly HTML 5 app. You guys are the benchmark for web apps. Great work folks!
  • It is one of the most beautiful apps I have seen here and it simply does what it promises to do.
  • Excellent, because it is exactly what I needed. And I *really* appreciate it being in the context menu ; copy and paste to Quick Note, et voila. Plus, nice design, what more to ask for ?
  • Great simple quick note tool that can sync across mobile devices and web! highly recommended for organizing your life!
  • 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.
  • It’s the perfect application to keep a track of my notes :) Just love it!!!
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    Hot Update: Quick Note has just been released in the Mac App Store (syncing with Diigo coming soon)

    Enhanced Diigo Chrome extension: Diigo Bookmark, Archive, Highlight & Sticky-Note

    A new enhanced Diigo Chrome Extension, “Diigo Bookmark, Archive, Highlight & Sticky-Note” is available! Diigo fans: please show your support: a 5-star rating there and/or help us to spread the news by tweet, etc, etc, would help a lot & be very much appreciated!

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    * [new] Upload cache page: save a copy of the web page to My Library via Bookmark >> Cache

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    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:

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    * [new option] Load bookmarking status automatically. When enabled, the browser action icon will turn red to indicate whether current page is bookmarked.

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    * [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.

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    * Diigo+Google search in context menu: Select some text, right click and search your library! (can be disabled in options)