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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

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  • Nicolas ChavezNicolas Chavez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello dears, right now is too soon, but as son as I find a good idea, for sure I will let you know about it.

    Best regards,

    Nicolas Chavez

  • James DiGioiaJames DiGioia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 RChris R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • inouitinouit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Autumn CorvusAutumn Corvus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • navin keswaninavin keswani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 MilosGeoffrey Milos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 EllCiii Ell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to save notes in simple TXT files would greatly enhance Diigo Notes features for every nomad user.

  • Eric G. YoungEric G. Young commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 RChris R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • yyyolkyyyolk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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)

  • Ian SpencerIan Spencer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Autumn CorvusAutumn Corvus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 .Fuzbolero . commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @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.

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