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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Version 1.6.2.4 update
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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)

Update and tip for “Save Favorite Tweets”

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.

Introduce “Text View” for better readability

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!

Diigo Releases Premium Accounts

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.

Diigo V5.0: Collect, Highlight and Remember!

With Version 5.0, Diigo moves one step further towards its vision of providing the best cloud-based information management service that enables users to collect, highlight, access and share a variety of information, on a variety of devices.

Since Diigo started as a social bookmarking service four years ago, a major update was released every year for the past four years, each taking Diigo to a new height in terms of enhancing productivity for collecting and consuming digital information. The following chart illustrates the evolution of Diigo very succinctly:

So, what’s new with Diigo 5.0?

  • Diigo 5.0 also enables “Notes”, which is best suited for quick personal memos (via website & new Android app)
  • A new Android phone application called “Diigo Power Note” is being released as a part of Diigo 5.0, which enables Android phone users to collect, organize, sync and access a variety of information such as bookmarks, notes, and pictures. So you can jot down your ideas and thoughts, and take pictures of things you like to be reminded to buy or research later, or business cards handed to you. With Diigo Power Note, you literally have a photographic memory!
  • Web Highlighter for iPad Safari is being released as part of Diigo 5.0, which enables you to highlight and annotate webpages, using fingers, in iPad Safari, just as you can with ebooks on iBooks or Kindle.
  • As with each previous major release, Diigo 5.0 has substantially revamped the user interface for improved look & feel and usability.

There is a lot to explore in the new Diigo. So make sure you check out our new video overview shown above, install the latest toolbar & Chrome extension, try out our new apps on Android, iPad & iPhone, and of course, delve into the new site. Our new HELP is still under active construction. If you’d like to help, love to hear from you, or come join us in our user forum. Ah, bugs reporting – we’ve tried hard to test through the system as thoroughly as possible. Please do let us know if we have overlooked something. Also, let us know your first impression, likes / dislikes, feedback and suggestion. If you like what you see, make sure to help us spread the word!

And of course, last but not least, the entire Diigo team would like to express our most sincere thanks to each and every one of our users and fans, especially those who helped so much in our testing phase, for your time, help, encouragement, suggestions, ideas, and yes, bug reports to help us shape Diigo where it is today.

Thank you, Diigo Community, for your continued support to help us make Diigo better and better!

That’s it for now. Enjoy!

Sincerely,
The entire Diigo team

Diigo "Web Highlighter and Bookmark" Chrome extension V1.5.2 is out

Enhanced Diigo Chrome Extension, “Web Highlighter and Bookmark” is out! Check it out here.

Users can now highlight webpages with multiple colors and annotate directly on the web (private & group annotations only) as they read online.

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Diigo Web Highlighter and Bookmark enables:

1) Highlight important paragraphs of any web page with multiple colors, and save them to your Diigo account automatically
2) Tag web pages, add them to a list, and share them to a group
3) Add sticky notes to any web page
4) Share to a group, great for collaborative research
5) Cross-post to Delicious
6) Support Twitter/Facebook login

Of course, all the essential bookmarking functions as well:

* URL & Title captured
* Tag & Description edit
* Privacy setting
* Mark “Unread” to read later
* Recommended tags
* Add to list / group

More Diigo Chrome extension enhancements are forthcoming. Please email us if you experience any problem or have feature requests. Thanks!

Diigo fans: don’t forget to show your support: a 5-star rating there would help a lot & be very much appreciated! Please continue to help us spread the words. We will continue working hard to make Diigo rock 🙂

"Save to Diigo" Google Chrome extension beta V1.0.1 is out

Say hello to our very first Google Chrome extension: “Diigo bookmarks“. It allows you to save bookmarks to Diigo (& delicious) with simple one-click.

Once you have updated to the latest Chrome browser beta that supports extensions, get your Diigo Chrome extension here >>

When installed, a small d icon will be added to the toolbar (near Location bar). This first release features bookmarking function with simple one-click!

* URL & Title captured
* Tag & Description Edit
* Privacy setting
* Mark “Unread” to read later

Even if you are not a Diigo user yet, you can start signing in with your Twitter/Facebook/Google/Yahoo/OpenId to get started.

For more detail, please visit our download page >>

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the features you might be familiar with on Diigo aren’t available yet or possible in the current Chrome extension architecture (such as a downloadable toolbar similar to FF or IE add-ons, right-click menu, etc), but we’re working to make it better as we go. We will continue to think outside the box. We will also pay attention to make our Chrome extension(s) fast & really awesome. Stay tuned for new updates soon!

PS. We’re so pleased to see so many awesome user comments and know that our team’s hard work is indeed making a difference. Do help us out by giving us good reviews. Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm and kind support!

Create a new Diigo List on the fly

Diigo’s “List” is a great way to organize, share and display specific collections of bookmarks (For those not familiar with this feature, click here to Learn more >>)

What if sometimes you find a good webpage and inspire you to start a new list collection, but you don’t have a good list created yet to archive that page? No problem. We’ve just added a new feature in FF toolbar (FF Version 4.1.0.18) to make your research process flow even easier:

You can now create a new list on the fly while bookmarking. Here is how:

1) Click the Bookmark button on toolbar to open up the bookmarking window
2) Check the “Add to a list” box. Use the pull-down menu to select “Create a list

3) Enter new list name, select privacy for the list, click “Create“, then “Save

This new process enables you to create a new list, and add whatever page you’re reading to the new collection on the fly. Make sure that you have the latest Diigo FF toolbar installed. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

PS. Diigo IE toolbar will support this new feature very soon. Stay tuned.

Tip of the day: new "Diigo + Google" search box

We have implemented some new changes to the toolbar search box.  As you start to type a word in the search box in the toolbar, the new “Diigo + Google” search will smartly auto suggest keywords from your diigo “My Tags + Search History” plus “Goolge Suggest“:

Your search result is displayed in two columns:  Google search result on the left, and result from your “My Diigo library” and Diigo community library on the right.

To access this search and other new toolbar features, make sure to get our latest toolbar installed (FF Version: 4.1.0.14 or IE Version: 4.0.2) at the Diigo Tools section: http://www.diigo.com/tools

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Note 1:   some users may have the search box setting hidden.   If you don’t see the search box on your toolbar,  here is how to enable it:

  • Go to toolbar:   Diigo >> Toolbar options

  • Under “Select Toolbar Buttons”, make sure the “Search” box is checked.  Click Ok to save the setting

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Note 2:  the “Multi-Category Search & Customized Search Menu” is being disabled in our latest toolbar version (click those 2 links to learn more.) Since currently there are only very few users taking advantage of that particular feature but it’s quite troublesome for us to maintain the ongoing support,  we’re re-evaluating to phase it out.   As with any software service provider, there are a lot of backend computing considerations and we always have to weight out the pros vs. cons for various features support.

During the evaluation period, for those users who still want to have access to the Customized Search feature, please install this “classic version” instead: http://www.diigo.com/tools?version=firefox_classic    Meanwhile,  if you feel strongly that we should consider keeping this feature, please email and share with us more feedback on how you use it and ways that you think we can improve it.   Thanks!

Sign in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, OpenID account

Diigo team takes pride in our attention to detail to constantly innovate and improve your user experience. To make the sign-in / create new account process even easier for our users,  we’ve just implemented additional support for Facebook, Twitter, Google Yahoo, other OpenID account ID.   So now you can log into Diigo using any of your existing account credential:

Once you sign in with other account credential,

1) if you already have an existing diigo account, we can associate those 2 accounts together,  OR

2) if you don’t have a diigo account yet, we can auto-create a new diigo account for you:

After associating your other credential with your Diigo account, you will be able to login with your Facebook/Twitter/Googl ID/Yahoo ID.

Btw, another frequently requested feature:  “can I change my username?”   Yes, now you can!  Login first then visit https://secure.diigo.com/setting to change your diigo username and/or password  (note: min 6-character username restriction still applies.)