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

How to use Diigo for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Diigo for teaching, training, learning and development.

General guidance

Using Diigo for teaching, training, learning and development

For individuals and particularly students in education Diigo is an important tool for organising, storing and sharing esearch results.  It has been a powerful personal social bookmarking tool for many years.

It is of course also a valuable tool for educators to organise their teaching resources

  • Here is a video that shows how to use Diigo Outliners for this purpose


Last updated: August 1, 2020 at 9:49 am