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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