Macworld Magazine Editors Announce the 2004 Editors’ Choice Winners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 17, 2004 – IDG’s Macworld magazine, the most comprehensive resource for the Mac market, has named the recipients of the twentieth annual Editors’ Choice Awards for 2004.

The Editors’ Choice Awards (Eddy Awards), the Mac 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. Macworld’s editors looked at nearly every new Mac product on the market between Nov 1, 2003 to November 1, 2004, evaluating their overall quality as well as their utility, innovation, and elegance.

“These products are the 33 most innovative products to be released in the Mac world in the past year,” said Mac Publishing editorial director Jason Snell. ”While large companies such as Apple, Epson, Adobe, and Hewlett-Packard are well represented, the presence of small companies such as Rogue Amoeba, Softchaos, and Shirt Pocket show that the Mac market is teeming with innovative products at the grassroots level.”

Listed in alphabetical order by company, the 2004 Macworld Editors’ Choice recipients are:

Photoshop Elements 3, Adobe Systems

SketchBook Pro 1.1, Alias

Snapz Pro X 2.0, Ambrosia Software

GarageBand 1.1, Apple Computer

iMac G5, Apple Computer

iPod mini, Apple Computer

Motion, Apple Computer

Xserve G5, Apple Computer

Xserve RAID, Apple Computer

BBEdit 8.0, Bare Bones Software

BitTorrent 3.4, Bram Cohen & Andrew Loewenstern

EOS 20D, Canon

EyeTV 200, Elgato Systems

Epson P-2000, Epson

Epson Stylus Pro 4000, Epson

FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker

Color LaserJet 2550Ln, Hewlett-Packard

8x d2 DVD+RW Double Layer Drive, LaCie

Halo, MacSoft