In San Francisco the Macworld 2003 premieres the 70 best products for Macintosh that have distinguished themselves for quality, innovation, usefulness and elegance.
Macworld magazine has selected and voted them among 27 categories for each of which the "Editors' Choice Awards for 2002" special prizes will be awarded. Jason Snell, director of Macworld magazine, applauded the effort of the community of software developers and hardware manufacturers on the Mac platform that provided his staff with an endless series of candidates for the awards.
According to Snell, the past year was certainly characterized by having marked a new era of innovation in the Macintosh world and the quality of the awarded products in the clear example. The award ceremony will naturally take place at the Macworld in San Francisco on January 6th.
Here are the finalists and winners of the "2002 Editors’ Choice Awards "
Best Software 3-DMaya Complete 4.5, Alias 5 / 8Wavefront (Winner) Axeledge 1.5, MindAvenueUniverse 5, Electric Image
Best Asset Management SoftwareiView MediaPro 1.5, iView Multimedia (Winner) Cumulus 5.5 Workgroup Edition, Canto SoftwareiPhoto 1.1, Apple Computer
Best Business Productivity Software MYOB FirstEdge, MYOB (Winner) FastTrack Schedule 8, AEC SoftwareStickyBrain 2, Chronos
Best Graphic Software ConsumerAdobe Photoshop Elements 2, Adobe Systems (Winner) ImageBuddy 2.6, KepMad SystemsPixelNhance 1.5, Caffeine Software
Best Digital Camera ($ 1,000 to go up) Canon EOS D60, Canon (Winner) Nikon Coolpix 5700, NikonNikon D100, Nikon
Best Digital Camera (under $ 1,000) Canon PowerShot G3, Canon (Winner) Nikon Coolpix 4300, NikonSony Cyber-shot DSC-F717, Sony
Best Digital Media DeviceiPod 20GB, Apple Computer (Winner) EyeTV, El Gato SoftwareSliMP3, Slim Devices
Best Digital-Video Software Final Cut Pro 3, Apple Computer (Winner) Avid Xpress DV 3.5, Avid TechnologyBoris Red 2.5, Boris FX
Best Monitor Artisan Color Reference System, Sony (Winner) Apple Cinema HD Display, Apple ComputerBoxlight Cinema 17SF, Boxlight
Best DVPanasonic Camcorder AG-DVX100, Panasonic (Winner) Canon GL2, CanonCanon Optura 200MC, Canon
Best GameWarcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment (Winner) Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Aspyr MediaStronghold, MacSoft
Best HP Color LaserJet 2500L General Purpose Printer, Hewlett-Packard (Winner) Canon i850 Photo Printer, CanonEpson Stylus C82, Epson
Best Music Software Reason 2, Propellerhead Software (Winner) Live 1.5, AbletonLogic Platinum 5.4, Emagic
Best Network Management Software NetMinder Ethernet 5, Neon Software (Winner) LANsurveyor 7, Neon Software NetOctopus 4.1, Netopia
Best Device PowerKey Pro USB 650, Admin Version, Sophisticated Circuits (Winner) PocketMouse Pro, KensingtonWacom Cintiq 18SX, Wacom
Best Photo Printer Epson Stylus Photo 2200, Epson (Winner) Canon S830D Direct Connect Photo Printer, Canon Epson Stylus Photo 960, Epson
Best Print Publishing SoftwareAdobe InDesign 2, Adobe Systems (Winner) Font Reserve Single User 3.1, DiamondSoftSuitcase 10.1, Extensis
Best Productivity UtilityWatson 1.5, Karelia Software (Winner) DragThing 4.5, TLA SystemsTen for X, Aladdin Systems
Best Professional Graphics Software Adobe Photoshop 7, Adobe Systems (Winner) CorelDraw Graphics Suite 11, CorelImage Doctor, Alien Skin Software
Best Scientific and Technical Software Mathematics 4.2, Wolfram Research (Winner) Matlab 6.5, The MathWorksVectorWorks 10, Nemetschek
Best Storage ProductCRW-F1ZDX, Yamaha (Winner) ABSPlus, CMS PeripheralsFireWire DriveDock, WiebeTech
Best System Enhancement UtilityDefault Folder X 1.6, St. Clair Software (Winner) File Buddy 7.2, SkyTag SoftwareMaxMenus 1.2, Proteron
Best Web Publishing Software Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia (Winner) Adobe GoLive 6, Adobe Systems Macromedia Fireworks MX, Macromedia
Breakthrough Product of the YeariPod, Apple Computer
Hardware of the year Epson Stylus Photo 2200, Epson
Mac of the YeariMac G4 / 800, Apple Computer
Best Software of the Year Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Adobe Systems
(By Rudy Belcastro)