Macworld announces Editors' Choice Awards for 2003

Macworld magazine, the most comprehensive resource for the Macintosh market, has named the recipients of the nineteenth annual Editors' Choice Awards for 2003.

The Editors' Choice Awards (Eddy Awards), the Macintosh industry's most prestigious distinction for breakthrough product development, are given to the year's top hardware and software products chosen by Macworld's editorial department. The Macworld editors looked at nearly every new Mac product on the market between Nov. 1, 2002 to Nov. 1, 2003, evaluating their overall quality as well as their utility, innovation, and elegance.

"Macworld's editors spend all year evaluating products in the Mac market, and now it's time to honor the very best of that bunch," said Macworld editor in chief Jason Snell. "We feel that all 35 of the products we've chosen this year represent the very best that the Mac market has to offer. From huge electronics companies to tiny software developers, this year's winners all have one thing in common -- really excellent products for the Mac platform."

Listed in alphabetical order by company, Macworld's 2003 Eddy Award recipients are:

SketchUp 3.0, @Last Software

After Effects Professional 6, Adobe Systems

Creative Suite Premium Edition, Adobe Systems

Photoshop Camera Raw, Adobe Systems

1 GHz 12-inch PowerBook G4, Apple Computer

Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5, Apple Computer

DVD Studio Pro 2, Apple Computer

Final Cut Pro 4, Apple Computer

iChat AV, Apple Computer

iTunes Music Store, Apple Computer

Safari 1.1, Apple Computer

Xserve RAID, Apple Computer

Mailsmith 2.0, Bare Bones Software

EOS Digital Rebel, Canon

i960 Photo Printer, Canon

PowerShot A80, Canon

DV Backup 1.1, Coolatoola

Painter 8, Corel

Stylus Photo R300, Epson

ReVision 1.1, Granted Software

MotionBuilder 5, Kaydara

Contribute 2, Macromedia

Dungeon Siege, MacSoft

Digital Performer 4.1, Mark of the Unicorn

SpamSieve 2.0, Michael Tsai

MultiSync LCD2080UX, NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America

OmniGraffle 3 Professional, The Omni Group

Easy Grade Pro 3.6, Orbis Software

Palm Tungsten T3, palmOne

NetNewsWire, Ranchero Software

Revolution Studio 2.1, Runtime Revolution

Salling Clicker 2.0, Salling Software

Disclabel 1.2, SmileOnMyMac

Page Sender 3.1, SmileOnMyMac

ExecutiveSync, Weber Ventures

The Eddy Award recipients will be honored in a feature article in the February 2004 issue of Macworld magazine, available on the newsstand January 13, 2004.

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