Diigo: Cool but Useless
Diigo is cool. There, I admitted it. It’s nice. It’s got great features. But its still not very well thought out.
For those of you who don’t know (and I didn’t, half an hour ago) Diigo is a social bookmarking service that aims to be higher than other sites… namely the famous del.icio.us.
It does what many other services can do. For example, it lets you add stickys (like Clipmarks), as well as other features.
But do we actually need these features? Yes, we do. I can say that Diigo compiles a lot of features together. Let’s go through these features together.
Highlight: Something that Delicious AND Clipmarks can do. So a bit hohum, trying to get people to switch over, right? Saving what you highlighted. But all the more a good feature.
Update: A kind commenter has brought to my attention (see comment 1, by Wade) that Clipmarks and Delicious do not allow highlights. So see comment 2, by Brad for more information. Thanks, Wade!
Clip: Clipmarks has that in the name!
Stickynote: I think (if I can remember correctly) that Clipmarks can do that, too. I can’t really remember well, because I haven’t been over to Clipmarks for a long time. What I do know is that no matter if it has it or not, you can still do it via clipping it.
Sharing: Come on, Diigo! Every service can do that! Thats why it’s called social (yes, ooh, ahh).
Update: Wade has also brought to my attention that Diigo does sharing as in GROUPS. Thanks, Wade! (comment 1, by Wade)
Those were all the features that were advertised. So basicly, it is a nice website, but it has plenty of room for improvement. But in the meantime, I’ll stay with Delicious.
So that was a bit of negative criticism… but heres a feature that other services don’t have: browsing bar thingy that sticks to the top of your page. It can be annoying sometimes though, but its what you NEED to bookmark a page.