named its Macworld Awards 2001 winners last night at a black-tie affair opposite London’s Millennium Dome. Mac fan-humorist-actor Stephen Fry served as host. Apple’s Titanium PowerBook and Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 were among the most honored products.
Winners in the Readers’ Choice Awards (picked by — you guess it! — Macworld UK readers) were:
Titanium PowerBook G4. Runners-up were the Cube, Power Mac G4 minitower, iMac, Hewlett Packard PhotoSmart 128 printer, and the iBook (not the latest version of the consumer portable, obviously)
Photoshop 6.0.1 by Adobe. Runners-up were Office 2001, Dreamweaver 4, Mac OS X, iMovie 2, and Final Cut Pro.
Macwarehouse (for the third year running). Runners-up were Computer Warehouse, Mygate, Dabs Direct, and Jigsaw.
The Editor’s Choice Awards (voted on by, naturally, the editors of Macworld UK) were:
The Titanium PowerBook G4. Runners-up were Microsoft’s Wheel Mouse Optical, Apple’s Cinema Display, Handspring’s Visor Edge, Wacom’s Graphire mouse and pen, and Xerox’s Phaser 1235 N.
Office 2001 by Microsoft. Runners-up were Connectix’s CopyAgent, Symantec’s Norton SystemWorks 1.0, Extensis’ PreFlight Online, Connectix’s Virtual PC 4, and AEC Software’s Details 3.0.1.
The Power Mac G4 MP (multiprocessor). Runners-up were Nvidia’s GeForce3 (which some of us are still wishing we could get our hands on), Heidelberg’s Linoscan F2400XL, LaCie’s Electron 22 Blue II, Epson’s Stylus Photo 1290, and Canon’s EOS D30.
Photoshop 6.0.1. Runners-up were CuBase 5.0 from Steinberg, Colorperfexion from Colorperfexion, Acrobat 5 from Adobe, Sibelius 1.4 from Sibelius, and FreeHand 10 from Macromedia.
The Angelo Card from Hermstedt. Runners-up were AirShuttle from Hermstedt, FTP Client Pro 3.0 from Vicomsoft, FireWire Hub from Swann, Procurve Switch from HP, and DoubleTalk from Connectix.
Toast 5.0 Titanium from Roxio. Runners-up were Mac & More’s FireLight, LaCie’s 16x10x40 CD-RW, One Technologies’ One Pro 45GB, Sonnet’s Tempo RAID66, and Quantum’s Snap Server 2000.
RTMac from Matrox. Runners-up were SoundSticks from Harman Kardon, Power Mac G4, the GeForce3, the Radeon card from ATI, and CinéWave from Pinnacle.
Premiere 6.0 from Adobe. Runners-up were Final Cut Pro 2, Adobe’s After Effects 5.0, Apple’s DVD Studio, Maxon’s Cinema 4D XL 6.0, and Macromedia’s Director 8.0.
Apple’s SuperDrive and iDVD combo. Runners-up were the iMac, iBook, iRez’s USB microscope, JVC’s DVL107 digital camcorder, and HP’s DeskJet 930 CM.
iMovie 2. Runners-up were Mathematica 4.1 from Wolfram Research, Mac OS X Server, Explore Parliament from The Armchair Travel Company, Starry Night Backyard from Sienna Software, and Musée d’Orsay, Virtual Visit from Montparnasse Multimedia.
Dreamweaver 4/Fireworks 4 Studio from Macromedia. Runners-up were Adobe’s GoLive 5.0, Macromedia’s Flash 5, Adobe’s LiveMotion 1.0, Barebones Software’s BBEdit 6, and Softpress’ Freeway 3.1.
The PhotoSmart 1218 printer from HP. Runners-up were the iMac Special Edition, iBook SE, GeForce 2, Radeon, and m105 handheld from Palm.
iTunes from Apple. Runners-up were iMovie 2, Photoshop Elements from Adobe, Virtual PC 4 from Connectix, Office 2001, and PhotoStudio 4 from ArcSoft.
Escape from Monkey Island, an Aspyr product. Runners-up were Firaxis’ Alien Crossfire, Aspry’s The Sims, Bungie’s Oni, Aspyr’s Deus Ex, and Feral Interactive’s Championship Manager 00/01.
Product of the Year:
Mac OS X. Runners-up were the Titanium PowerBook, SuperDrive/iDVD combo, Office 2001, OmniWeb from the Omni Group, and Photoshop 6.0.1.
You can see the list of winners, as well as Macworld UK’s comments and observations on the awards, at the
magazine’s award Web site.