Sticky notes

In this new V4 release,  Diigo's annotations user interfaces have been improved and additional view annotation filters are added. 
Here is a basic "how to add sticky note" tutorial:

Sticky notes basics:    there are 3 kinds of comment options in Diigo:

(1) "In-situ Sticky Note" ~ sticky note associated with a highlight

Since the associated highlight and sticky note are persistent and very targeted,  they allow you to jot down your comments directly on any part of a webpage and scan through all your research findings quickly. While private notes are great for personal reminder, public and/or group sticky notes allow you to exchange viewpoints on any specific area of a webpage. It is great for collaboration or fine-grained debate on specific point on a webpage!

To add an "In-situ sticky note": 

  • Highlight a block of text first (see "How to highlight" section)
  • Mouse-over the highlighted area.  #1 - A "Highlight Menu" will appear ~ New!  Select "Add sticky note" (#2)
  • Add your comment, then press "Ok"  - That's it!   
Tips:  more actions available under the Highlight menu (#2).  Also multiple highlight color selections (#3)

With the new Highlight Menu, the sticky note interface is also re-designed ~ New!
  • #1 Number within the "Highlight Menu box"  indicates number of comments.
  • #2 Change the privacy /sharing preference. 
  • #3 Drag to resize the sticky note window
  • #4 Click to  "hide public sticky notes"  ~ New!   We have now added additional ways for you to filter unwanted annotations - see more details on "View Annotations Filter " section below 
  • #5 Click "trash can" to delete your own note

To view the sticky note:
  • Mouse-over the highlight and the sticky note will show up in a pop-up window.   Now the sticky note window is also re-sizable  simply by dragging the lower right hand corner ~ New!
  • Or, open up the sidebar (on toolbar), This URL » Annotations tab to view all annotations for this page at a glance!
To delete the sticky note:
  • Once sticky note opens,  click the trash can icon next to the comment that you wish to delete.

(2) Sticky Note For The Page ("Floating Sticky Note") ~ sticky note that can be freely positioned in any part of a webpage

Floating note comes in handy when you wish to add a single sticky note to a page and not associated with any highlight. Not only you can move it around and positioned it anywhere you wish on a page, it's also perfect for a webpage that has dynamic content!    The floating note icon is also freshly re-designed to symbolize the floating sticky note nature ~ New! 

To add a "Floating sticky note:

  • Select "Comment  icon » "Add a floating sticky note to this page"  on the new toolbar.
  • Start adding your note, and click "Ok" to save. 
To view this floating note (shown by the new "yellow post-it note with a blue pin"):
  • Mouse-over the yellow post-it note, and the note window will pop-up (resizable by dragging the lower right hand corner >>)
  • This sticky note can be dragged around with your mouse and positioned it anywhere you wish on a webpage!
  • Number within the "yellow post-it note"  indicates number of comments.

(3) Page Comment ~ Not a sticky note that resides on top of a webpage, but a page comment under a bookmark

Sometimes you may wish to add a general note about a bookmark (public or private), or discuss with others about a webpage in a forum-like discussion.

To add a "Page Comment":

Simply click "Comment" icon on toolbar, sidebar will expand to allow you to add note:

Page comments can be viewed in your My Bookmarks » "Expanded",  or via the sidebar Annotations view:

Private vs. Public

  • Sticky notes are either PRIVATE (default), PUBLIC, or GROUP. Private sticky notes are viewable by the author and any forwarded recipients.
  • Public sticky notes can be seen on the page by all Diigo members with the Diigo toolbar or Diigolet installed, and its viewing mode set to "All".
  • The highlights associated with public sticky notes also become PUBLIC, i.e., viewable to all Diigo members.
  • Public highlights and sticky notes should be done with care. To minimize graffiti and spam, we have raised the bar for making public highlights and sticky notes:
  • you need at least two friends in the Diigo community to do so.

Annotations View Modes

When viewing all annotations on the sidebar,  use See » All, Public, Private, or Group-specific to filter your view.