Webpage Caching Improved

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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Diigo @ #ISTE2012

We’ve just arrived in Sunny San Diego and look forward to lots of engaging conversations and learning in the next few days.  If you’re a Diigo fan,  also  love to meet up in person as well.

There are several Diigo sessions in ISTE2012:

Monday, 6/25/2012, 2:30pm–3:30pm, SDCC 33AB

Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Achieving the NETS for Students
by Roseanne Sessa, Abington Friends School with John Rison

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

Bookmarks, PLNs, and More: Supercharge Your Learning, Teaching, and Research

by Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher with Ben Curran, Susan Nestico and Maggie Tsai

Flat Classroom cofounder, Vicki Davis; Diigo founder, Maggie Tsai; and Flat Classroom Teacher, Suzie Nestico share how class bookmarking groups facilitate research and information exchange.

Tuesday, 6/26/2012, 4:30pm–7:30pm,  SDCC 28D

The Ed Tech Toolbox: Creating Your Personal Learning Environment

by Leslie Perry, Whitby School

Take control of the wide variety of tech tools available today by creating a personal learning environment that works for you and your students.
Maggie will also be hanging out in Blogger Cafe from time to time.  She will be wearing a Diigo t-shirt, so quite easy to spot 🙂    Hope to see you around.

A Tempting Trio: Using Diigo, Twitter and YouTube in the Classroom

Check out this cool video featuring students using Diigo, Twitter and Youtube in the Classroom:

If you plan to attend ISTE2012, make sure to check out Roseaane Sessa’s ISTE session:

BM119 A Tempting Trio: Twitter, YouTube, and Diigo in the Classroom

Roseanne Sessa, Abington Friends School with John Rison

Digital age research skills in action! Learn how students collaborate, find, and organize current research and connect with experts using Twitter, YouTube, and Diigo.

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.

PS: Follow us on Twitter for whispers, early news, reviews, and updates from Diigo!

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! 

ps: Follow us on Twitter for whispers, early news, reviews, and updates from Diigo!

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!