Phase 2 of the beta started rolling out yesterday. The ThoughtPad should be available to all the beta users by the end of today. This build also includes some minor fixes for the Calendar. There are other fixes that have been approved and will be rolled out gradually as they are implemented. I would love to hear your feedback, once you have some notes and web clippings organized into different labels. Please do add the Scrybe bookmarklet before you start using the ThoughtPad in order to be able to quickly add content in it.
As some users have pointed out we have been trying our best to keep our users informed and in the loop but one valid point raised in the comments was that we seemed more focused on the beta users who were testing the product and could do better by focusing some attention on the users who were excited but have not joined the beta yet. I agree that the home page text can be improved to make it clearer and that an email to people queuing up for the beta would help set better expectations. Also all the users that have not been invited so far should be emailed about the current status and it is best not to assume that they are following the forum or blog closely. Thank you for pointing that out.
The home page will be updated to incorporate the above suggestions in a couple of days.