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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

12 responses to “Living in the Clouds – Diigo”

  1. Zoli Erdos

    Krish,

    I’m glad you think the switch was worthwhile.

    Let me add another huge benefit: full-text search, since the entire page you bookmark gets cached.

    For readers who may hesitate to leave del.icio.us behind, let’ just mention that Diigo can import your existing bookmarks, then keep del.icio.us un sync forever, so you never really “leave” it and can switch back anytime. Or you can actively use Diigo as a tool, while your existing del.icio.us friends still see your bookmarks over there.

    And yes, the “hide button” could really come handy, I felt the pain last week working on a netbook – they typically have only 600 vertical resolution, and it’s a major pain when half your screen is occupied by browser toolbars.

  2. Krishnan

    Yes Zoli. I was planning to write about the snapshot as a Pro but missed out. Thanks for brining it to focus.

  3. Espen Antonsen

    No autocomplete or suggestions to tagging when bookmarking. Will stay with delicious. Also prefer the interface of delicious.

  4. Krishnan Subramanian

    Espen,

    Autocomplete works when I use the bookmarklet. I will have to check the toolbar though.

  5. Zoli Erdos

    Hm… I am seeing both autocomplete and tag suggestions using the toolbar. Could this be a setting somewhere?

  6. Espen Antonsen

    I just tried it once. Maybe the data had not been transferred yet. It works now. I am using the bookmarklet as there is no toolbar for Safari. (And i want to keep my browser clean of extra toolbars anyway).

  7. Espen Antonsen

    Maybe you guys should rename ‘user name’ to ‘name’ when posting a comment. I initially thought I had to sign up since it said username.

  8. Maggie

    Krishnan,

    Thanks for the writeup on Diigo. Glad that you found it useful and great to have your active participation in our knowledge community!

    By the way, we know how precious everyone’s desktop space is, so we have made Diigo toolbar fully customizable – see here for more details: http://blog.diigo.com/2008/03/27/tip-of-the-day-how-to-customize-diigo-toolbar/

  9. Krishnan Subramanian

    Thanks Maggie for the tip. I will update the post now.

  10. Kali

    I just started using Diigo yesterday after importing my bookmarks from Delicious without a problem. Still getting used to it, and I’m itching to highlight. :)

  11. Sean Brady

    Diigo really does offer quite a lot to someone who wants to store bookmarks online. The ability to highlight is amazing, and if you spend some time poking around on the web site you can find your way into a lot of good information.

    One of the biggest benefits for me is the ability to quickly highlight a word, search for a definition of that word, and then paste the definition into a note for that highlight. I find it a great way to improve my reading comprehension.

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