Macworld Magazine Names 16th Annual Editors’ Choice Award Finalists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — NOVEMBER 16, 2000 — Macworld magazine, the premier Macintosh monthly, today named finalists for the sixteenth Annual Macworld Editors' Choice Awards. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on the eve of Macworld Expo San Francisco — Monday January 8, 2001.


The Eddy Awards, the Macintosh industry's highest distinction for breakthrough product development, are given to honor the top software and hardware products in the Mac market. To be eligible, new products must have been released between November 1, 1999 and November 1, 2000. There is no submission process for the Eddy awards. Macworld editors and the Macworld Lab review hundreds of new products every year, evaluating each for technological innovation, quality, performance, user friendliness, and value in order to determine the finalist list.

Macworld's Director of Product Evaluation, Kristina DeNike, headed up the selection process this year. "The Eddy Awards recognize innovation, value and excellence. This is our opportunity to recognize companies who are producing exciting and unusual products. For example, 2000 has been a great year for imaging hardware — we've seen a burst of new cameras and digital video camcorders. In the software category, we've had strong updates to established leaders and inspired new applications as well," reported Ms. DeNike.

In addition to the Eddy categories listed below, awards will be given for Hardware Product of the Year, Software Product of the Year, and Technology of the Year as well as an Impact Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be published in the March, 2001 issue of Macworld magazine and on following the ceremony on January 8th.

Best 3-D Graphics Software

Cinema 4D XL Version 6

LightWave 6.1

Vellum Solids 2K

Best Audio Software

Digital Performer 2.72

Peak VST 2.53

SoundJam MP 2.5.2

Best Business Productivity Software

FastTrack Schedule 7.0

ViaVoice for Macintosh, Enhanced Edition

Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac

Best Consumer Digital Camera

Camedia C-211

Coolpix 990

PowerShot S100 Digital Elph

Best Data-Management Software

Details 3.0 MYOB Accounting Plus

Version 9 SPSS 10.0 for the Macintosh

Best Development Software

BBEdit 6.0.1

CodeWarrior 6.0

Script Debugger 2.0

Best Digital Video Camera

Canon ZR10

Optura Pi

Sony DCR-VX2000

Best Digital Video Software

Cleaner 5

Commotion 3.0

iMovie 2

Best Display

Apple Cinema Display

Princeton SENergy 850

Wacom PL500

Best Educational Software

Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia 2001 Deluxe Edition

Louvre: The Virtual Visit

Talking Walls

Best Game