Friday, August 10, 2012

Diigo Bookmarking Service on the iPad

I've written about the powers of Diigo before on this blog.  Diigo is a web service that allows you to collect and highlight and remember the information that you want to across the web.  Things haven't changed as it is still my favorite bookmarking service.

But now, with an almost daily use of the iPad, I'm doing more and more browsing on Safari and I don't want bookmarks in two places.  I've been using Diigolet for iPad and it does a terrific job of easily saving bookmarks to Diigo.

Diigolet is a little java script that allows a user to access their Diigo toolbar from Safari on the iPad.  Installing diigolet is a fairly simple process and will be worth every second.

  1. Open the Settings icon on your iPad and choose "Safari" in the left navigation menu.  Set Always Show Bookmarks Bar to “ON.” Set JavaScript to “ON.” Set Accept Cookies to “From visited.”  
  2. Go to and sign in to your Diigo account.
Installing diigolet to Safari on your iPad
  1. Click the action icon in Safari. This is the small rectangle with the arrow.
  2. Select "Add Bookmark."  Make sure you have selected to add this bookmark to your Bookmarks Bar.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Copy the following code:                                                                                                                javascript:(function(){s=document.createElement(%22script%22);s.type=%22text/javascript%22;s.src=%22;document.body.appendChild(s);})();
    1. Select the Bookmarks icon in Safari.
    2. Select Bookmarks Bar and tap Edit in the upper left of this window.
    3. Choose the bookmark you saved in the above step.
    4. Change the name to Diigo Toolbar or something similar - I used Diigo
    5. Delete the URL shown and paste the new code that you copied in step 4 (press and hold, then release, then tap “Paste.” 
    6. Hit “Bookmarks Bar” located in the bottom top left corner to go back.  Click “Done” located in the top right corner. Click the bookmark icon to make it disappear.
    That's it!  You should now be able to visit a website and tap the Diigo Toolbar Bookmark in your Bookmark Toolbar on Safari and save to Diigo.  You'll see this image pop up and you can carry on as normal saving your websites to Diigo.  Try it by saving this blog entry.
    Lorenzo Orlando Caum posted a great Vimeo tutorial on these steps.  His easy to follow, written instructions may be found on his blog.

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    1. I use Diigo a lot too. I think it is the best place for education material as social sharing.

    2. Thanks for sharing my tutorial! Hope it was very helpful.