IDG’s Macworld Magazine Announces 2001 Editors’ Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 3, 2001- Macworld magazine, IDG’s premier Macintosh publication and Web site, has named the winners and finalists of its prestigious seventeenth annual Editors’ Choice Awards for 2001.


The Eddy Awards, the Apple Macintosh industry’s highest distinction for breakthrough product development, are being given to the year’s top software and hardware products in 25 categories. The Macworld editors surveyed every Mac product on the market from November 1, 2000 to November 1, 2001, evaluating them for their overall quality as well as their utility, innovation, and elegance. A celebration party will be held in honor of all the award recipients during the week of Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco, which begins Monday, January 7th, 2002.

"It was a year of transition as the industry moved to adopt Apple’s new operating system, Mac OS X," stated Rick LePage, Macworld’s Editor in Chief. "However, we were thrilled to see so many great products introduced from new and established Macintosh developers."

Macworld magazine’s 2001 Editors’ Choice Award winners and finalists are:

Best Illustration Software

Zbrush 1.2, Pixologic (Winner)

Illustrator 10, Adobe Systems

ToonBoom Studio, Toon Boom Technologies

Best Image-editing Software

Photoshop Elements, Adobe Systems (Winner)

Fireworks 4, Macromedia

Test Strip 3.1, Vivid Details

Best Web Development Software

BBEdit 6.5, Bare Bones Software (Winner)

Dreamweaver 4, Macromedia

LIFT Onsite 2.0.1, UsableNet

Best Business Productivity Software

Office v.X, Microsoft (Winner)

mimio 1.5, Virtual Ink

Virtual PC 4, Connectix

Best Data Management Software

AccountEdge 2.0, MYOB US (Winner)

FileMaker Pro 5.5, FileMaker

Quicken 2002 Deluxe, Intuit

Best Digital Camera

PowerShot S110 Digital Elph, Canon (Winner)

Coolpix 995, Nikon

PowerShot G2, Canon

Best Display

Formac Gallery 1740, Formac (Winner)

electron22blue III, LaCie

VB50HRTV, Viewsonic

Best Education Software

Robolab 2.5, Pitsco Lego Dacta (Winner)

Kid Pix Deluxe 3.0, Brøderbund

World Book 2002 Mac OS X, World Book

Best Game

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Aspyr Media (Winner)

Escape from Monkey Island, Aspyr Media

Rogue Spear, MacSoft

Best Printer

Stylus C80, Epson (Winner)

HL-1670N, Brother International

Stylus Photo 820, Epson