Like the rest of the academic world, we’re big fans of the social bookmarking tool Diigo. The site allows you to easily save, share, and embed your favorite parts of the Internet pretty much anywhere. What’s so great about Diigo is that it not only does this…it’s also got a specific focus on helping educators!
There’s a new version being rolled out right now. It’s dubbed Diigo 5 and the new system is packed with features you’ve either been clamoring for or never knew you needed (until now.)
Here’s what’s new, according to the Diigo blog:
- Diigo 5.0 enables the collection and annotation of screen shots and pictures: check out the new Diigo toolbars’ Capture feature & cool new Chrome extension >> “Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate by Diigo
- Diigo 5.0 also enables “Notes”, which is best suited for quick personal memos (via website & new Android app)
- A new Android phone application called “Diigo Power Note” is being released as a part of Diigo 5.0, which enables Android phone users to collect, organize, sync and access a variety of information such as bookmarks, notes, and pictures. So you can jot down your ideas and thoughts, and take pictures of things you like to be reminded to buy or research later, or business cards handed to you. With Diigo Power Note, you literally have a photographic memory!
- Web Highlighter for iPad Safari is being released as part of Diigo 5.0, which enables you to highlight and annotate web pages, using fingers, in iPad Safari, just as you can with ebooks on iBooks or Kindle.
- As with each previous major release, Diigo 5.0 has substantially revamped the user interface for improved look & feel and usability.