Tip of the day: "Get Annotated Link"

Have you ever wondered how you can share your “diigoed” page with someone who may not be a diigo user?  No problem ~ it’s actually quite easy with Diigo’s  innovative “Get Annotated link”!

Diigo’s “Annotated Link” is a special URL provided by Diigo that allows you to share the current webpage complete with highlights & sticky notes to anyone.  Here is how:

  1. Click “Send >>” pull -down on the toolbar, and select  “Get Annotated Link

  2. Copy the URL and paste it into your website, email,  or IM message….   If you only want to share your own annotations, click Options and check off your desired filter

    You can also do a quikc preview or Twitterthis right away.

Check it out and see how easy it is to share more of your online discoveries with your friends and colleagues!

Tip of the day: Use Diigo + Del.icio.us Simultaneously

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Repost: Allowing Diigo to Play Nice with delicious
By Michael Richards, Technology Integrator, Mildred L. Day School, Arundel, Main

(Thanks, Michael for writing and sharing this handout!)
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1. Install the Diigo Toolbar

2. Restart your browser

3. Login to your diigo account on the toolbar

4. Go to your Options button on your toolbar

5. Click “Set-up >>”  to validate your del.icio.us account with diigo
Fill in the necessary information and click the “Validate account” link.  Make sure you click “Save”

6. You’re ready to rock n’ roll.  When your bookmark a site with diigo, it will send a copy (with tags) to your del.icio.us account 

(For Twitter users, you can also twitter your online discovery! Find out more here)

7. Final result in diigo

8. Final result in del.icio.us


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Also check out this video by PalmBreezeCAFE (School District of Palm Beach County)  where Lee Kolbert and Lee Keller explain how to use Diigo’s crossing posting feature and much more.

This simultaneous cross-posting feature serves dual purposes:

  • It allows you to easily keep up with your de.licio.us network while taking advantage of all the powerful features diigo has to offer.
  • It acts as a great online “backup” system.

Double cloud coverage” ~ now, that’s a good thing 🙂

"Tip of the day" ~ Diigo's (Annotated) Twitter-This

Twitter is nothing short of a phenomenon.  There are lots of reasons why Twitter has become popular, one of which is due to the many different ways to post and view Tweets.

Good news for Twitter fans:  check out  Diigo’s  “(Annotated) Twitter-This”  ~ we’ve combined the convenience of bookmarking / annotating with Twitter, and made it super easy for you to post interesting (annotated) link with a shorten URL to Twitter.   Most importantly, these are not just ordinary simple shorten urls… Diigo’s “(Annotated) Twitte-this”  also allows you to easily add highlights and sticky notes to any webpage, and then share the annotated page with your twitter followers.  Result?   They will just see an ordinary link in the twitter message; however, when clicking on the link, they can also see your highlights and sticky notes right on the webpage!  Cool, huh?!

There are two easy ways to do this:

1) Click the “Bookmark” button on the diigo toolbar to open up the bookmarking window. Simply check off  “Twitter this” and bookmark as usual.

When you click “Save”, a Twitter-this input window will pop up with a shorten URL and link title.  You can further edit the 140 characters.  Click “Send”  will automatically send this tweet for your Twitter account.  It will also automatically save it as a bookmark in your diigo account.   That’s it!

2) Similarly,  click “Send” >>  “To Twitter”  on the toolbar.    Use this when you’ve already bookmarked or don’t plan to bookmark the link into diigo.

Whatever method you prefer,  Diigo’s “(Annotated) Twitterthis”  seamlessly integrates your workflow and makes it easy to share your online discovery to Twitter without having to open up another app.   Check it out and let us know what you think!

How to post bookmarks to Diigo on iPhone

We’ve done a very simple mobile app. Here are some tips for iPhone users:

How to access your Diigo bookmarks on iPhone
Visit http://m.diigo.com/user/yourusername

How to add bookmarks to Diigo on iPhone

1. Set up the “Post to Diigo” button http://www.diigo.com/tools/post_to_diigo or “Diigolet” button http://www.diigo.com/tools/diigolet in Safari or IE browser on your computer

Note:   “Post to Diigo” is for easy posting.  “Diigolet”  has the advantage of not jumping to another page, although other functions not working. The choice is yours.

2. Sync bookmarks with your iPhone. Follow the instruction by Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1386 If you experience problem in this step, try to remove all your bookmarks on iPhone, then, sync again.

3. When you browse through the web on iPhone:

  • Go to your bookmarks menu
  • Find “Post to Diigo” or “Diigolet” button
  • Click it to add bookmark to your Diigo account

Save bookmarks on your iPhone

Give it a try and let us know what you think.  There are a lot of new innovations on iPhone  / mobile apps. We’re continuing to push the envelop & cool new apps on their way… We’d also love to hear from you – drop us an email info [at] diigo to discuss your feedback / wishlist!

Tip of the Day: Diigo "Expand" & "Preview" buttons – great time savers!

Thanksgiving is approaching, and I have started my hunt for the best Turkey recipes 🙂 After tagging, highlighting all the good stuff that I found on the web,  I entered few keywords to pull out the list of my research.  But that’s still quite a few web resources to compare and decide which one looks the most promising!  So here is what I do:

1) Use “Expand All” or “Expand”  to open up my annotations that I made while researching.  This lets me browse through what I considered “important” easily:

2) Use the “Preview” link under each bookmark to quickly browse through the original page without having to open up another window and interrupting my research flow.  I can scroll the page up and down, quickly deciding whether to look through that page more closely or move on to other bookmarks:

3) Of course,  besides my own bookmarks,  I can also select  “Everyone’s Bookmarks”  and check out what the community has collectively discovered.

And, if I decide to further organize a specific collection of bookmarks on a topic,  I can also build a Diigo List  (like a folder, but much better!) to access and/or share it easily.

More tips on creative ways to use a Diigo List, and social discovery that you can get through the Diigo Sidebar later!

PS.  I probably will go with this one: 8 Treasures Stuffed Turkey with Shiraz-Honey Jus. Sounds yummy! Wish me luck 🙂

~ Maggie

Quick Access Filter (new in toolbar!)

Have you ever wanted to get to all the websites you visit most often or access what you’re currently working on quickly?  Introducing a new toolbar feature along with the latest upgrade:  “Quick Access Filter“.   It offers a very flexible way to filter and access links based on 4 different filter types: 

  • Recent ~ your most recent bookmarks
  • Unread ~ ones that you marked unread during bookmarking for further review
  • Tag(s)  ~ show recent bookmarks with these tag(s)
  • List ~ show bookmarks in one of your lists

By clicking the “Add a filter” button (see circled above),  select a filter type and enter the criteria.  Once that filter is created,  click to get instant access to what you need right away.  You can even use “Open All in Tabs‘  to open up all webpages at once.

You can re-arrange the filter buttons by drag and drop.  To remove a filter, just right-click, and click the pop-out  “Remove this filter” to confirm the deletion action.

Lastly,  just like any of the Diigo toolbar buttons, you can access & customize what you need on the toolbar by opening up “Options” on the toolbar.  See here for more detail.

Please give the new “Quick Access Filter” a try, and let us know what you think.

(Note:   Quick Access Filter is available on the latest Diigo FF toolbar.   IE version will be forthcoming shortly.)

"Tip of the day" ~ How to customize Diigo toolbar

We appreciate how “precious” everyone’s computer desktop space is. Some people are even reluctant to install any browser extension / toolbar because of that concern. So we have made our toolbar quite flexible. Below we use Firefox to illustrate the many ways the Diigo toolbar can be customized. Customization with Internet Explorer is somewhat different, but equally versatile.

The default look of the Diigo Toolbar is as follows:

If you think this is taking too much of your screen space, you can customize it in many ways.

Option 1:

You can have as many or as few Diigo buttons as you need on your desktop. Just pick and choose which button(s) you need by going to Diigo toolbar (Diigo >> Options >> Toolbar & Menu >> Select toolbar Buttons):

Option 2:

Completely hide the Diigo toolbar (go to View >> Toolbars) and only use the context menu and content selection menu.

Option 3:

Merge the Diigo toolbar with another toolbar. For example, Go to View >> Toolbars >> Customize, and then drag the bookmark toolbar items onto the Diigo toolbar, and then hide the bookmark toolbar. See below.

In fact, you can save more screen space by removing the built-in search box and merge the rest of the navigation bar to the top bar, and then hide the navigation bar, resulting in the following set-up that is extremely compact and handy

Option 4:

You can also drag any of the buttons on the Diigo toolbar and move them to other bars, then hide the Diigo toolbar. In the screenshot below, the Diigo button is moved to the top bar, and the Diigo toolbar is hidden