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!

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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 🙂

Welcome! Furl Users

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Update (March 21, 2009)

  • Transfer status: Due to the huge amount of transfer requests, transfer will take a while (a few more days) to complete. For those who have initiated the transfer and if you haven’t received an email from us (or have only seen partial transfer so far), don’t worry. Your request is still a work in progress and will be completed soon.  Please see the latest transfer update in our user forums.
  • Data access: While your furl links transfer may take a while to complete,  you can start adding new bookmarks to your new Diigo account.  Before Furl is completely phased out, you can still access your Furl data there and export  them elsewhere.  The choice is yours.
  • Furl cache (archives): This transfer only takes care of your bookmark links.  We are evaluating the the best possible solution to transfer those cached pages, but it will take some time. So please stay tuned!  Meanwhile, you can access Furl directly and export them there.

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We are very pleased that Furl has become part of Diigo.com and would like to warmly welcome you all to the Diigo community!

Given that we have constant website & toolbar new updates, we will be phasing out Furl and migrating Furl users to Diigo.  Meanwhile, we have made transferring your Furl links to Diigo very quick and easy:

1) Go to the transfer page: http://www.diigo.com/import_all/transfer_furl
2) Enter your Furl username / password, agree to our Terms of service, & follow the steps
3) Once the transfer is complete,  you will receive an email from us with your login info

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Important Note: 

  • Due to the huge amount of transfer requests that we’re processing at this time,  the transfer may take one to a few days to complete.   Thanks for your patience.
  • While your Furl data transfer may take a while to complete, you should be able to access your Diigo user account right away. Use the diigo username (should be given during your transfer Step #2 process) and same furl password to access your new diigo account.
  • Once bookmarks are imported, it will still take one or a few days for your tags to get indexed,  shown and searched properly.
  • Although you cannot add new bookmark to your furl account now, you can still log into your Furl account, access your old bookmarks, andinitiate “export” to backup your links and cache documents

When you sign in to Diigo the very first time, you will be prompted to install either our Diigo’s toolbar (Firefox / IE), or  Diigolet (all major browsers supported).  Then you’ll be ready to begin Diigoing!

Need Help?

The Diigo team is passionate about making Diigo the best knowledge sharing and management platform for individuals, work groups, and companies. We look forward to having your active participation in the Diigo community.  Lots more exciting projects forthcoming.  Stay tuned, as we continue to innovate and evolve!

The Diigo Team

"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!

Diigo vs. Google Notebook (& importer…)

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Update:  GN Importer (Alpha)http://www.diigo.com/tools/import_google_notebook
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Google just announced that it will gradually phase out Google Notebook and many people are looking for alternatives. Here is a brief side-by-side comparison of Google Notebook and Diigo:

  1. Google Notebook is very much similar to Diigo Lists. In Diigo Lists, you can organize, share and display specific collections of bookmarks. Once you add bookmarks to your list, you can easily re-arrange the collections by drag-and-drop, and add “section”. And you can publish a Diigo list as an HTML document.
  2. In Diigo, an item in a list is also saved separately as a bookmark (which can be tagged). So in this sense, Diigo integrates both Google Notebook and Google Bookmark.
  3. Diigo also has the important advantage that “clippings” are really “highlights” on the original web pages and will be shown as such when you re-visit the web pages, reminding you the exact context of the clippings.
  4. Another unique Diigo list feature: once you create a list, click the ” WebSlides” button, you can browse, play and annotate any list of URLs as a slide show! It’s great for content browsing, sharing, and creating unique presentations based on web content.Here is an example of a Diigo List, consisting of recent reviews of Diigo, and watch the Diigo List / WebSlides in action!
  5. Google Notebook is a bit more flexible in that an item does not have to be tied to a webpage. Diigo Lists will soon be upgraded to provide this flexibility and a lot more in the near future.

So, as you can see, Diigo is a lot more powerful than Google Notebook (in fact, Google Notebook and Bookmark combined), and should be an excellent alternative, especially for demanding users. For those who are new to Diigo, please check out the Diigo intro video to learn more.

We are working on a Google Notebook importer so you can move to Diigo with a few clicks very soon. Stay tuned!

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!

Diigo Firefox toolbar Change Log Ver 3.1.6.13

UPDATE (Dec 18, 11pm) New Ver 3.1.6.13 available on http://www.diigo.com/tools

UPDATE (Dec 18, 10am) New Ver 3.1.6.12 available on http://www.diigo.com/tools

Fixed some unexpected issues that affected some users reported in user forums. Thanks a lot for everyone’s active help to assist us with fast iterations to resolve issues quickly.  Sorry for any inconvenience!

We always do very thorough testing with each upgrade as possible. Of course, with such a diverse users’ settings and environments, sometimes unexpected things happen. Our team is committed to deliver the best possible user experience for our users, and we will get issues resolved quickly. Together with your help, we will continue to make Diigo better and better!
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We’ve made some usability improvement and some bug fixes in this version:

  • Under “Send” button:

1. Add “Get Annotated” link …/ Extract Annotations
2. Remove “Post a note”
3. If a user selects some text and clicks “Send” button, the text will automatically be captured within the message window.

  • Add a “Read Later” button
  • “Quick Access Filter”  improvement

1. Move “Add a filter” button to the end of all filters
2. Add a tip when the filter is empty. “Still empty, drag a link here to save”
3. Different color for Unread and Recent quick access filter

  • Add “Get annotated link” in the highlight mouse over menu

These features really add convenience and enhance your browsing experience. Will soon write a more detailed post to supplement this change log.

As always, please let us know if you notice any issues. Thanks!