DESKTOP SYNC a la Evernote
- Our information is OURS not on your servers
- Content is indexed and searchable from Mac Spotlight or Windows Search.
- Annotations are available offline
seo prasad commented
James DiGioia commented
How has this not been done yet? If I could plug those two together, they would solve the problem of highlighting and annotating for me completely.
Chris R commented
For some reason, this suggestion disappeared for awhile and was missing from the list. It finally did reappear, but it's absence from the list caused it to fall back to #4 when it was always solidly #2 or #3. I hope it's not being penalized. It's a great idea for Diigo to let users have more control over their data. I love Diigo, and hope that the excellent innovations they made in web annotation (I don't know about all that other stuff) will continue and thrive.
We are also premium user, and feel also trapped. When Diigo got the problem with their domain name we understood that it was really dangerous to stay in their system without the capacity to export/save our captures/bookmarks. So we won't renew ou premium account.
Evernote gives you full control of all your notes, annotations, content, everything. I'm a happy Premium subscriber there, the only thing I regret is that a good year and a half of my Diigo annotations is trapped here still. Diigo, you lost a customer that would have gladly paid for your service if you'd only allow people control over the content we produce.
so,i always can not find the Button hahahaa
navin keswani commented
yep.., so basically if there is a service that offers me a offline backup of my annotations, cached pages (that is also searchable .. a la evernote) I will seriously think of moving on. My data in my control is more important than loyalty. Diigo' Devs pls. listen.
Geoffrey Milos commented
If I understand correctly, the suggestion is to make it possible for users to export their own data from DIIGO -- correct?
I have not familiarized myself with the API, so maybe someone knowledgeable could comment: Does the API expose the features necessary to create a [user's] backup application?
With so many votes and no action or supplier comment, Occam's Razor suggests that this idea is opposed internally at Diigo. If true, then we've seen this story before: service provider attempts to hold customer data hostage. The result of this old-school strategy is always the same. Trust suffers. Customers begin looking for an exit plan. Hostage-taking works for a while, until the eventual crisis gets users, individually or collectively, over the emigration inertia. At that point, the provider tries to invoke "customer loyalty" as a retention strategy, only to discover that they burned off that loyalty long ago by taking hostages.
On the upside, Diigo is sending an unambiguous signal that customers can act on.
Ciii Ell commented
Being able to save notes in simple TXT files would greatly enhance Diigo Notes features for every nomad user.
john ebook commented
how does it work exactly?
Eric G. Young commented
If Diigo were to do this, it would be resolve and ongoing dilemma that I have as a power Evernote user as well. I think Diigo and Evernote would work quite well together.
Chris R commented
Couple ways to get your notes on your computer (other than copy paste), readable by spotlight: but only public items. You can subscribe to your public feed via feedburner, then subscribe via email. This can be sent to your mail (which can then be left in a folder or turned into a daily machine readable pdf, built into the mac) or you could subscribe via Evernote email. I'm having trouble getting content of notes in Evernote to index though and am wondering if this functionality has been restricted to titles and tags. If so, it's too much work. The problem with this method is that 1. It's only for ongoing notes and many of us have thousands already. 2. It's only public items 3. The notes are not discreet.
I love that I don't have to worry about my content stored in diigo, but a desktop client is not the answer - why not have fine grain export control (Something that no bookmark service has)
Rico Robles commented
desktop is were all documents were find.
Ryan Bush commented
This would be big. But imagine offline support. And vote for it.
Ian Spencer commented
I am now using evernote more and mostly stopped using Diigo. Reasons
1. Notes Features Better.
2. Sync with multiple computers and my Android phone notes always remain mine.
3. It is just easier to use on a mobile phone.
4. Can store and search documents
5. Easy sharing of documents and notes.
Diigo certainly has more features but is just not as user friendly.
I miss a lot of features in Diigo but having to search multiple places for what you store means I now only have to search evernote. I tried using both at the same time but too difficult.
Diigo and Evernote are both good but it seems for practical reasons you need to choose the most productive one for you and stick to it.
I think Diigo is a great service, I don't see why Diigo's producers don't trust their product enough to allow people to backup their data, trusting that the quality of their service, not vendor lock-in, will keep people using it.
Fuzbolero . commented
@sandy_diigo: I think that currently it would be better with OPML support than just waiting for something else. This goes for the export/backup of bookmarks as well. Would be great with an OPML variant there. I am "already" seeing situations where the lack of this poses a showstopper and seriously limits the perspectives. More and more people are now getting to the point where they start seeing the value of both "data mining" into their bookmarks and utilising this resource in their blogs, CMS systems, etc. That increases the need for such variants. I would also argue that you guys could consider lauching a paid service regarding automation, synchronisation and re-use of bookmarks in more advanced ways. For example, to be able to fetch ALL bookmarks in one major sweep through RSS, not just the last x items. With some useful filters on an admin page and a private URL, this would be worth paying (extra) for. Moreover, with such flexibility services, you would add a strong extra argument as to why Diigo is a long-term, "safe" place to invest our time and efforts. How easily we can re-use our valuable data is getting more and more crucial.
Scrible is a new beta service developed with NSF funding and almost identical to Diigo, though less mature. It also offers the option to export your annotations as a basic word document (http://www.scrible.com/tour - presently only available for IE, but again, it's still in early beta stage). So unless Diigo is willing to allow us to backup and export our crucial annotations, I'm afraid I'll be very likely switching to this service when it's ready and available for other browsers.
As a long time Evernote and Delicious user who has recently migratewd to a Diigo Premium account, I'm struggling to understand why Quick Note cant post notes to Diigo. The iPad version can, as can the Chrome Plug in. Quick Note is useless and a pointless application without this function. I particular like the way Evernote can Print PDF to your account.