Diigo 5.0 Buzz!

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July 1, 2010 seems to be the new release day. I found this article while trying to Diigo something and the interface looked SO different, so I did some fast clicking and found out why. Since the news is barely 20 hours old (unless you were at #ISTE10), thought I would share the Diigo Blog post. And as soon as I finish, I’m adding the Android version to my HTC Droid (I know there’s a newer model and the iPhone 4–bummer–just can’t keep up with what’s hot). Here it is.
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 I am. Here’s more Diigo buzz!

 

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Comments

  1. Michelle Thomson

    I just recently discovered Diigo when asked to do a project for the Wilkes/Discovery Instructional Media Web 2.0 class. I have only ever used version 5.0, so I have nothing to compare it to, but let me tell you how impressed I am with this tool. Both the Diigolet and full tool bar are very easy to use. The only glitch I found was that my library was empty for a while, but then suddenly repopulated about an hour and a half later! I love being able to access my bookmarks from any computer and it was so easy to share with co-workers! I also joined the Elementary network and have gotten several good resources already. I would recommend this tool to any teacher!

  2. Kelly Paraskevakos

    Diigo is one of those “buzz words” I started hearing about last year but since I had a delicious account, I didn’t think much of it. I am excited to explore an even more friendly version of being in the clouds!

  3. Jason Keown

    I’ve been using Diigo and it’s toolbar for just over a year. The power that it has is just amazing. The support is also outstanding. Of particular interest to me was the educator support. I can’t wait to see where diigo goes into the future. I would appreciate a webOS app though.

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