Well that didn’t take long; apparently Plaxo was planning to launch their public beta a bit sooner than we thought. Whereby ‘sooner’ we mean ‘right now’; the company has just opened the Plaxo 3.0 doors to a public beta for one and all to sign up. Still offering most services as free, Plaxo is inarguably positioning themselves as the incontestable leader of synchronizing not only your own contacts and calendars, but also the information your contacts change in their own address books. If you aren’t up for trying out the 3.0 beta, perhaps a demo video and brief review from the omni-present Robert Scoble will give you enough information to help you lean towards one side of the fence or the other. Scoble has some of the same great things to say about Plaxo as we did, though he’s running into some sluggish and flaky synching quirks (hence the all-too-disclaimer-ing beta badge). Nevertheless, it’s clear that Plaxo has a great thing going, so stay tuned for a more in-depth look soon.