What’s wrong with Diigo?

Since Simpy collapsed (unfortunately), Diigo was one of my first serious replacement candidates, after briefly pondering the idea of building a new simpy myself. Diigo appears to be a usable bookmarking service and a lot of code has obviously been written to support all kinds of scenarios. I’m sure lots of users are happy with it.

Having said that, it has just annoyed me for the last time:

  • bulk operations are ridiculous: no way to e.g. select all bookmarks to delete them (after a partial import from a file)
  • having deleted all of my links (manually), all the tags remain – tags should, of course, silently disappear when/if they are no longer used – not with Diigo
  • no in-place re-tagging: tags should be a simple, comma-separated list of characters, seamlessly editable with find-as-you-type
  • it is impossible to permanently hide the Diigo bar
  • generally slow, lots of AJAX (can’t shake the feeling the development team is getting carried away)

So, Diigo goes down the drain. The in-place re-tagging and bulk operations were things I was quite surprised to see absent in a bookmarking service (in version 5.0, I should point out).