Diigo is a web-app that aims to be everything that Delicious is not. More than just a basic social bookmarking tool, Diigo is a “personal information management system” that allows its users to highlight, clip, annotate, bookmark, and add sticky notes to virtually anything they read online. Even though the web-app can easily be used to keep track of important links and can’t-miss websites, its real focus has been – and remains – on helping people manage their e-reading habits.
Add the Diigo bookmarklet to the web browser you use most often, and download the mobile application on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. As soon as you sign in, you’re ready to start collecting items from anywhere on the web. In addition to saving basic webpages and links, Diigo makes it possible to store notes, documents, and images in a cloud-based library that can be accessed from any web-enabled device at any time. Like Delicious and other social bookmarking applications, Diigo also makes it easy to find saved bookmarks with helpful tagging tools and customized link descriptions. Use the Diigo browser add-on to highlight passages and annotate pages with sticky notes on any webpage you visit. When you return to work the next day, you turn on your computer, log in to Diigo, and bring up the very same annotated webpage with all the highlights you added the night before. For teachers and educators, especially, this makes Diigo a very useful tool when bringing outside information into a classroom setting.
When you use the Diigo iPhone application, you don’t even need an Internet connection to review the webpages and texts you have stored in the clouds. Diigo’s offline reader for the iPhone makes it possible to read any text, even when you’re underground in a subway or above ground on a plane without WiFi access.
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