32 – Diigo

Enjoying a resurgence this year; back up 17 places 

Diigo is a social bookmarking, research and knowledge sharing tool. It lets you make personal notes and highlight text on web pages and share them with others.

Website: diigo.com
Cost: Free and Premium versions
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 23
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 77

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 48.    2017: 43     2016: 54     2015: 42     2014: 20    2013: 21
2012: 18     2011: 13     2010: 15     2009: 22     2008: 35    2007: 72

Comments from some of those who selected Diigo as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“the comeback choice. Diigo was in our very first Tools for Learning but then somewhat disappeared to the background. But since we started our #CuratedContent newsletter two years ago, we have started using Diigo again. And what a powerful, powerful and beautiful tool this remains. Diigo serves here as our knowledge database on all L&D topics that are close to our heart. Check it!” Matt Vermeulen, Belgium, https://www.winstonwolfe.be/tools-for-learning-2019-onze-selectie/ 

“This cloud-based bookmarking app is part of my system for saving resources I find on the topics I’m researching.” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant, USA  http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/ 

“Probably the single tool I use the most – pretty much any page I find interesting or have to look at for work gets bookmarked into Diigo. The highlighting and annotation tools are usually the first step in sense-making.” Julian Elve, UK https://www.synesthesia.co.uk/2019/08/23/top-10-tools-for-learning-2019/ 

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. I have thousands I regularly search but I find I am using it less every year, especially as my blog grows and I have more references, such as my Friday’s Finds.” Harold Jarche, Canada https://jarche.com/2019/09/top-tools-2019/ 

“as replacement for Delicious for bookmarks that don’t warrant a whole blog post but are too valuable for being flushed down the twitter stream” Matthias Melcher, Germany https://x28newblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/top-ten-tools/ 

“Tagging. Saving notes to what I read and re-use to create contents or use for instruction or solve a problem.” Facilitator of Peer Learning Programs, France

“just rediscovered this after forgetting all about it. some of my previously saved links are still very useful.” L&D Specialist, Australia

Previous comments

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. I have thousands I regularly search.” Harold Jarche, 2018

“the comeback choice. Diigo was in our very first Tools for Learning, but then disappeared slightly towards the back plan. But since we started our #CuratedContent newsletter a year ago, we started using Diigo again. And what a powerful, powerful and beautiful tool remains this. Diigo acts here as our knowledge database on all L & D topics that are very important to us.” Mathias Vermeulen, 2018

“This tool has become the centerpiece of my personal knowledge management process.  The Chrome extension, the live highlighting, and Outliner functionality make it a powerful tool for storing and organizing the content I consume on a daily basis.  I use the Outliners to create the content for the pages in my xAPI Resource Center that appears on neweelearning.com. There’s a nice tool that makes it very simple to post to neweelearning.com an up-to-date list of the most recent items I’ve posted to Diigo.  Feel free to take a look at my library.” Dave Lee, USA

“web curating tool (for private and educational use)” Ann Buffel, Belgium

“Has been my main tool for bookmarking and keeping track of resources. It stores my entire learning base.” Maggie Verst, South Africa

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. I have thousands I regularly search.” Harold Jarche, Canada

Previous comments

“great for collecting and sharing information with students.” Amy Rossetti, University/College teacher, USA, 2016

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. I have thousands I regular search.” Harold Jarche, Consultant, Canada, 2016

“A great tool for social bookmarking, it allows you to quickly save web pages for later reading and referencing. You can even annotate sections of web pages.” Srividya Kumar, Consultant, India, 2016

“where I keep my everything!” Joitske Hulsebosch, Consultant, Netherlands, 2016

“Diigo – one of my university lecturers introduced me to this tool last year. I have found it fantastic for storing and categorising useful links for my own use and to share these with others. It’s also a useful way to create a set of links to useful articles relative to our formal training programs to house pre or post reading material.”

“Bookmarks are my external memory. In the course of researching two books, I’ve created nearly 3,000 bookmarks. A side benefit is the ability to share your bookmarks with other.” Jay Corss

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily.” Harold Jarche, 2015

“Para investigar sobre un tema concreto y recopilar fuentes interesantes.” Marta Toran, 2015

“Although the functionality of an online bookmarking tool overlaps with Evernote, I find Diigo to be more convenient for saving bookmarks. So much of the appeal of a tool is the simplicity of its user interface and functionality. Diigo does well in both these categories, in my opinion. The tagging and search features are straightforward. And you can add a Diigo toolbar to your browser. This is an excellent way to bookmark articles for future research or reading.” Connie Malamed, 2014

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily (Diigo allows me to auto-backup to Delicious” Harold Jarche, 2014

“still my go-to web curation tool” 2014
“great way to track and organise links” Mike Collins, 2014

“great for sorting and organizing learning sites”  Danny Ortegon 2013
“as a productive tool to manage links and archive contents” 2013

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily (Diigo allows me to do an auto backup to Delicious).  Harold Jarche 2013

“social bookmarking & storing all useful URLs”  Sam Oakley 2013
“Use it to save and bookmark weblinks, easy one click process using my Nexus 7, sync with desktop and phone”  Mark Rollins 2013
“collect, share, annotate online resources”  Lyra Hilliard 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“with delicious I collect and share, with diigo I recollect, select, reflect collaborate (and so on)…. If only I had the time” Herman Post

“lets me highlight the web and follow what people are bookmarking around topics that interest me” Debora Gallo

“Free. With the use of diigo and the automatic export to del.icio.us you gain a great Social Bookmarking + Social Annotation tool The best way to collect, share and interact on online information from anywhere.”  Andreas Büsing

“Diigo is my primary social bookmarking tool and how I generate my daily bookmark posts for my blog. I do so much online research for both the courses I develop and for my own personal learning; a good system to track all the resources I find is indispensable. Diigo’s also improved a lot since I started using it, and they’ve learned to take user feedback seriously.”  Christy Tucker