Macworld Magazine Editors Announce the 2003 Editors’ Choice Recipients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 3, 2003 – IDG’s 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 November 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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