You have probably heard of numerous online productivity tools during your online adventures. Websites such as Evernote, Workflowy, Wunderlist are a few that claim to save you time and increase your efficiency. A few of these sites have become quite popular and are widely used. However, most people do not use these tools much, if at all. While we don’t focus specifically on lists or note taking, our goal is to help you create your own online knowledge archive. What’s the benefit for someone to have a personal online knowledge library like Diigo?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried a productivity tool at some point. It might have been online or an app, but you didn’t stick to it due to not seeing immediate value from it. This is the most prominent issue we face as well. To build a library, you need to fill it with information that’s relevant to you, and organize it in a way that you can find the pieces of information you stored away easily and quickly. That’s what Diigo strives to achieve, providing you with a simple method to store all the important pieces of content you find online, organize it and be able to access it from any internet connected device. The ability to easily share parts of your collected content to friends or colleagues is also a huge part of our goal.
We live in a great time full of useful tech that’s begging to be used.
If your ventures and pursuits require a decent amount of research, or if you just can’t stop learning, give Diigo a try. Instead of trying to stuff all that information into your brain, stuff it into Diigo to streamline your workflow and have all your stored content on hand anywhere. I know there’s always a mini barrier when it comes to picking up a new tool, but tools are made to help you save time and increase efficiency when used right.
So stop filling your browser with links that you’ll never find again. Give Diigo a try and create your knowledge library today!
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It’s definitely an interesting food for thought topic but let’s face it, in defense of those who prefer lists, Diigo’s preference for sudden changes that ruins old organizations makes it a risky choice for online knowledge libraries. Not poor, just risky.
This isn’t exclusive to Diigo either. Google Keep was famous for ruining lots of collections within that site. Subjot which would have easily become an online knowledge library plus social media hybrid with a few more improvements literally dropped out of the radar and merely offered it’s few loyal users a “backup of your posts”. Evernote 2.0 users, especially the premium buyers, got screwed by the Evernote online integration because their data went from an “online library” potential to what is essentially a middle finger to those users who bothered to learn the features that would best help them organize their data in a tissue paper roll designed system.
The space for a real online knowledge library simply isn’t there.
Diigo used to import/sync from a bunch of sites and then had to streamline/plus it changed it’s interface from v. 2.0 to the much blander v. 3.0 interface.
Thinkery, one of the original online services which did not try to change it’s interface, is constantly at a risk of killing it’s service, if not due to a lack of advertising, simply because it is too innovative but not innovated by a large user base.
Surfulator, upon going online, is also threading in uncharted territories instead of straight up satisfying it’s loyal customers first wants to try to be cutting edge at the cost of turning a simple solution into a Clibu cluster fuck gamble.
It’s a sad constant with these online personal libraries. While services come and go and innovate over time and the whole wild west eliminates itself until one service like a Dropbox or Facebook or even a Diigo remains – online personal library databases – “always” get the short end of the stick.