Back in March, Anthony and I blogged about Mendeley (“men-del-lay”), a free research paper sharing and managing software developed by seasoned researchers, graduate students, and open source developers from various academic institutions. When it caught our attention, it was available as beta 0.6. My initial impression was somewhere between lukewarm to curious in seeing how their long-term vision gets realized.
Now in its beta 0.9 version, Mendeley has impressed me with further implementing their design and development goals. This time I also learned that the amazing team based in London work with the former founding engineers of Skype and Last.fm’s former chairman.
Simply put, it r.o.c.k.s and here’s why I think so.