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


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