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This article was published on January 5, 2010


    MoMB: Most Anticipated Betas of 2009

    MoMB: Most Anticipated Betas of 2009
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    The Museum of Modern Betas has published their annual most anticipated Betas of the Year.

    They generate the list by counting the number of Delicious bookmarks for each service in beta. That doesn’t make it too scientific but I it is a valid, and smart, way of putting this list together. For your enjoyment:

    Nr. 1: Wolfram|Alpha

    Wolfram|Alpha

    – computational knowledge engine.

    Nr. 2: AlternativeTo

    alternativeto

    – Find better Windows, Mac, Linux and online applications.

    Nr. 3: fontcapture

    fontcapture

    – create a font from your very own handwriting.

    Runners-Up:

    Command-line FuCommand-line Fu

    – the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

    HootSuiteHootSuite

    – manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.

    mockingbirdmockingbird

    – an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.

    browser-sizebrowser-size

    – Google Browser Size is a visualization of browser window sizes for people.

    Google Fast FlipGoogle Fast Flip

    – Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles.

    Google WaveGoogle Wave

    – Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web.

    idaftidaft

    – the Daft Punk’s console.

    The full list, 100 entries, including the Betas of the Year from 2005, 2006 and 2008 can be found over at The Museum of Modern Betas website.