How To Create Enhanced Bookmarks with Diigo

Some people prefer having more than simply tags and notes as part of their bookmarks. Diigo can help create sticky notes, comments, tags as well as snapshots to add to your bookmarks. What’s more, you can even share them using Diigo!

How to Get Started with Diigo?

You need to first sign up for an account with Diigo. The signing up does not take long since all you have to do is create a username and a password. Once you initiate the signing up process, you will receive a mail in your email account asking you to click on a link. Clicking on the link will activate your Diigo account. You will be taken directly to the library page.

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At this stage you can also consider adding the Diigo bookmarks to your Delicious account. Go to the tools link provided at the top right corner of the page. Select ‘Save’ from the menu list and your Delicious account will appear on the navigation bar. This makes it important to set up the toolbar otherwise you will be unable to access the bookmarking page of your Delicious account.

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In order to successfully add the bookmarks to your Delicious account, you will have to key in your login id as well as username.

How to Use the Diigo Bookmarklet?

Let us use an example to show how this works. We will use the Diigo bookmarklet in order to enable Diigo in your preferred internet browser.

Begin by clicking the bookmarklet. Doing this will give you a toolbar that isn’t a permanent fixture with Diigo. If you encounter any problems at this stage you can go to the Help and Close buttons that are located on the right side of the toolbar.

Using the Diigo Bookmarklet

Let us take a look at the functions performed by each component of the toolbar. The Diigo button is used for bookmarking important pages, files as well as internet pages.

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First select the color that you would use for highlighting the drop-down menu. Once this is done, you can proceed to the main button.

From the main button you can insert sticky notes into your text and even select the privacy settings that you prefer.

add sticky note

Now you can add comments on any webpage whenever you wish to.

You will observe that the sticky notes counter to the left will give you an exact overview of the notes that you have used for bookmarking every single page.

If you go back to your account’s library, you will see that your bookmarks will now include sticky notes, highlighted texts and of course the tags. What’s more, all these bookmarks will be available for viewing in a viewer-friendly format.

What are the Benefits of having a Diigo Toolbar?

One of the best features of a Diigo toolbar is the snapshot feature. Using this feature you can capture snapshots of your favorite webpage. These images can be used as part of your bookmarks. Hovering over the image will give you an idea about the contents of the webpage.

After installing a Diigo toolbar you will find it easier to share your bookmarks with your followers on Twitter as well as Facebook.



Anubha Pandey