Macworld Magazine Editors Announce the 2004 Editors’ Choice Winners
San Francisco, CA -- 12/17/2004 -- 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
Unreal Tournament 2004, MacSoft
Tactile Pro Keyboard, Matias
QuarkXPress 6.5, Quark
Nicecast, Rogue Amoeba
Toast With Jam 6, Roxio
netTunes, Shirt Pocket
Webstractor 1.1, Softchaos
Print Shop Mac OS X Edition, Software MacKiev
PodFreq, Sonnet Technologies
Cyber-shot DSC-T1, Sony
Omniweb 5.0, The Omni Group
You Control 1.1, You Software
The Macworld Editors’ Choice Award winners were announced online at Macworld.com beginning Monday, December 13, 2004. (http://www.macworld.com/2004/12/features/2004eddyshome)
Recipients will also be honored in a feature article in the February 2005 issue of Macworld magazine, available on the newsstand January 11, 2005.
“We know Mac users are passionate about great products,” said Mac Publishing director of online content Philip Michaels. “And we wanted to tap into that passion and knowledge by letting them name their favorite hardware and software of the past year.” The Readers’ Choice awards were announced at Macworld.com on Friday, December 17, 2004. Macworld.com visitors chose two products as the best products of 2004. The Macworld Readers’ Choice winners are:
Final Cut Pro HD 4.5, Apple Computer
iMac G5, Apple Computer (also a 2004 Macworld Editors’ Choice recipient)
“The response was tremendous, which we’ve come to expect from readers who care as much about the Mac platform as ours do.”
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