Reporting tool: Bookmarking and searching your personal archive of web pages with Diigo

Reporting tool: Bookmarking and searching your personal archive of web pages with Diigo


If you bookmark lots of websites, then at some point you’ve fruitlessly searched for a specific page that you bookmarked years ago with your browser. Not fun.

Diigo is a bookmarking tool that lets you build a searchable archive of websites that interest you.

Like Delicious, there’s a social-media component to Diigo. You set up a profile, follow people, set up groups, and view popular Web pages. And just like Delicious, when you bookmark a page, you add tags.

Reporting tool  Bookmarking and searching your personal archive of web pages with Diigo   John TedescoBut Diigo makes it a little easier to find those bookmarked pages. It saves a cache version of the page, so you can do a keyword search of the actual text. That’s important if you forget how you tagged a certain page, but remember some key phrases. You can also highlight the particular sentences on a Web page that you find interesting.

What this all means is if you want to find a Web page you bookmarked years ago, you can find it by typing words or phrases you read on the page. Diigo will remember it for you. That’s certainly better than a frustrating search of the dusty old bookmark folders in your Web browser.