REAL Software Inc. announced the winners of the
REALbasic Design Awards 2004, which were known as the “Cubies” until this year. All the software submitted for consideration was judged on its creativity, ease of use, utility, and best implementation of REALbasic technologies.
The winners scored a “REALbasic Design Award recognition gift,” the right to use the award logo in marketing materials, and Select level membership in the REALbasic Developer Program, which is worth US$999.95.
All of these applications run in Mac OS X. See their Web sites for more specific system requirements.
The winner of Best Overall Software and Most Innovative Software was
Shared Space, a tool for creating visual maps of information linked in a web-like way. You can import documents, insert hyperlinks and notes, and share your workspace with others. ($35)
Best Business Software winner was Stefan Fürst’s
TimeLog, which he describes as “iTunes for the rest of your time.” It integrates with iCal and calculates your time spent on various projects. A timer keeps track of actual work and adds the elapsed time to your calendar as an event for tracking purposes. ($15)
Intelli Innovations won Best Consumer Software for their
IntelliScanner Collector, which comes with the hardware and software needed to catalog books, CDs, DVDs, games, and anything else with a barcode that you’d like to keep track of. ($199)
CHROMiX Inc. score Best Graphic Design Software for
ColorThink, a color management toolset that allows you to manage, repair, evaluate, and graph standard ICC profiles. ($149)
Macabinet was the Best Utility Software in the eyes of the judges. It’s a customizable drawer that stores random files, such as downloads or commonly used ones, and slides out of the way when you don’t need it. ($10)
Solve Elec, from French physics teacher Corinne Queme, won Best Educational Software. Its circuit drawing, computation, equation verification, analysis, and graphing features teach electronic circuit analysis and resolution. ($30)
Net Clipper II was Best Cross-Platform Software. It’s a tool that allows you to send the contents of your clipboard to another computer, as well as transfer files and even send instant messages. It’s compatible with Mac and Windows. ($20)
HelpLogic, which was developed by
Electric Butterfly, assists with authoring help systems. It creates help systems compatible Apple’s Help Viewer, as well as browser-based solutions for Web sites and CD-ROMs. You can also convert your help system to a PDF file or print it as a manual. ($49 until version 1 is released, at which time it will be $89.)
Finally, Best Entertainment Software went to
E.S.P. Graphics Inc. It’s a puzzle game that challenges you to lay down pieces of road ahead of a moving car to keep it from crashing. An editor allows you to build your own levels. ($9.99)