Getting Started with Chrome extension

First Steps: Install Chrome extension

If you don't already have a Diigo account, you can easily create one.

Once you have signed up and signed in, you will be presented with the option to install the Diigo extension. Choose “Install Diigo Extension”.

After the extension installs, the Diigo Chrome extension icon will appear to the right of the address bar. If you skip in this step, you can still install the extension from the Chrome Web Store

Click the Diigo extension button to open the menu.

From this menu you can access all the things Diigo can do for you.


Save Bookmark to Diigo

Use the “Save” option to bookmark a page. Bookmarking saves a link to the page in your online Diigo library, allowing you to easily access it later.

Annotate

This option opens the annotation toolbar.

The annotation toolbar will appear on the right side of the page.
It can be used to highlight, annotate, and make notes on a web page.

HighlightOn the annotation toolbar, the first icon allows you to select text that is important and highlight it just like you would on paper. The highlighted text will be saved to your Diigo library, so you don't need to go to the bookmarked page to access important paragraphs.  (Need a how to highlight screenshot)

Highlighting can also be accomplished from the context pop-up. After the Chrome extension is installed, whenever you select text on a webpage, the context pop-up will appear, allowing you to accomplish text-related annotation.

Highlight Pop-up MenuAfter you highlight some text, position your mouse cursor over it and the highlight pop-up menu will appear.

The highlight pop-up menu allows you to add notes to, share, or delete the highlight.

Sticky Note
Click the middle icon on the annotation toolbar to add a sticky note to the page. With a sticky note, you can write your thoughts anywhere on a web page.

Color-- You can choose the color of highlights and sticky notes to help you organize and differentiate them.

Bookmark – The third icon on the annotation toolbar is the bookmark icon. Use it to change the current page’s bookmark settings.

Read Later

This option saves the page to your library as “unread” and closes the tab.
This encourages you to stay on task, knowing you’ll be able to read those interesting bits later. 

Screenshot

Screenshot allows you to capture part of a page and work with it visually as an image.

Screenshot Mode

Clicking “screenshot” enters screenshot mode on the current page. Screenshot mode allows you to select an area of the page to capture, then add text, arrows, and shapes.

Share This Page

This option allows you to share a link of your annotated version of a page.
Click “Share This Page” on the menu to share through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or E-mail.

My Library

Click "My Library" in the menu to open your library in a new tab.

My Library” is where all the items you’ve collected on the web are stored along with all the related content you have added to them.

The “My Library” page lets you find, sort, organize, and share your items.

Find an item by searching or filtering your library.

Organize by adding tags, or adding items to a list.

Share by changing an item from private to public, or by sharing an item to a group.

Unread

Clicking "Unread" opens "My Library" and displays only items marked as "unread".

That's it!

Now you know the basics of using Diigo. Go build your library and share with friends, co-workers, and family! We are working on help documentation for all the Diigo features. We want to make sure you have a great experience using Diigo.

We hope you'll work with us to make Diigo the best tool for reading, researching, and sharing!

Remember to ask us your questions, and give us your feedback.

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