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Macworld Magazine and MacTech magazine have just made the below
announcement. As a developer, you'll want to take special note of the new
developer part of these awards. There are four developer categories.

Thought you'd like to see it!

Neil Ticktin
Publisher, MacTech MagazineacTech magazine, the leading developer journal in the industry.

"Obviously, recognizing the developer community is essential to fostering
growth and identifying emerging technologies which will become the future
standards and building blocks for the Macintosh platform," said Neil
Ticktin, publisher of MacTech magazine. "We're delighted to be part of the
most prestigious award program in the industry and that Macworld is
honoring these important contributions in the development arena."

The Eddy Awards, traditionally held the eve before Macworld Expo opens in
San Francisco, will be presented at an industry gala on January 5 at
Bimbo's 365 Club, one of The City's landmarks as well as a San Francisco
night club institution. Additional information on the 1997 Editors' Choice
Awards can be found on the magazine's Web site at www.macworld.com

Macworld magazine is the premier monthly publication for Mac product buyers
who depend on the publication for information about new products and
technologies, and comprehensive, comparative, labs-based product reviews
and buying recommendations. Macworld has a circulation of 625,000, and is
published by Mac Publishing, L.L.C., in San Francisco and is a joint
venture between leading computer publishers, International Data Group,
Inc., and Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. Mac Publishing, L.L.C. also
publishes MacWEEK, the Macintosh newsweekly for Mac managers, also based in
San Francisco.

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List of 1997 Joint MacTech/Macworld Editors' Choice finalists:

MacTech Best Developer Tool
Installer Vise 4.6.1, MindVision Software
Spotlight DR2, Onyx Technology
Voodoo 1.8, Uni Software Plus

MacTech Best Development Environment
BBEdit 4.5.1, Bare Bones Software
CodeWarrior Professional Release 2, Metrowerks
FutureBASIC II, Staz Software

MacTech Best Rapid-Development Tool
4th Dimension 6, ACI US
MCL 4.1, Digitool
Tools Plus 3.3, Water's Edge Software

MacTech Best Tool for New Technologies
Joy, AAA+ Software F&E
CodeWarrior Latitude, Metrowerks
Visual Caf for Macintosh 1.0.2, Symantec

List of 1997 Macworld Editors' Choice finalists:

Best 3-D Graphics Program
ElectricImage Broadcast 2.7.5, Electric Image
Infini-D 4.0, MetaCreations
Tree Professional 4.0, Onyx Computing

Best Art Application
Illustrator 7.0.1, Adobe Systems
Photoshop 4.0.1, Adobe Systems
Painter 5, MetaCreations

Best Audio Software
Peak 1.63, Bias
FreeStyle 2.0, Mark of the Unicorn
Cubase VST 3.5.2, Steinberg North America

Best Business Printer
magicolor 2 CX, QMS
Phaser 560 , Tektronix
DocuPrint C55mp, Xerox

Best Business Productivity Tool
ClarisWorks Office, Claris
FileMaker Pro 4.0, Claris
Wingz 2.1.1 Investment Intelligence Systems Group

Best Communications Hardware
YoYo Pro, Big Island Communications
QuickStream Pro, Sonic Systems
InterJet, Whistle Communications

Best Consumer System
StarMax 5000/300 , Motorola Computer Group
PowerCenter Pro 180, Power Computing
SuperMac C600x/280, Umax Computer

Best Data-Presentation Tool
ActiveStats 1.0, Addison Wesley Benjamin/Cummings
Numbers & Charts 1.0, Adrenaline Software
Data Desk 6.0 Plus, Data Description

Best Digital Camera
DC210 Zoom Digital Camera, Eastman Kodak
D-600L, Olympus America
Digital Mavica, Sony Electronics

Best Digital-Video Hardware
Optura, Canon USA
FireMax, ProMax
MotoDV, Radius

Best Digital-Video Utility
CineLook, DigiEffects
Studio Effects, MetaCreations
Media Cleaner Pro 2.0, Terran Interactive

Best Display
Diamond Pro 91TXM, Mitsubishi
MultiSync LCD2000, NEC Technologies
Multiscan 200sf, Sony Electronics
Optiquest V773, ViewSonic

Best Game
Myth: The Fallen Lords, Bungie Software
Quake, MacSoft
Riven, Red Orb Entertainment

Best Gaming Hardware
F-16 Fighterstick, CH Products
Pro Throttle, CH Products
Power3D, TechWorks

Best General-Purpose System
Power Macintosh G3/233 Desktop, Apple Computer
PowerBook 2400, Apple Computer
PowerCenter Pro 210, Power Computing

Best Graphics Plug-In
Eye Candy 3.0, Alien Skin Software
Genuine Fractals, Altamira Group
PhotoTools 2.0, Extensis

Best Input Device
UltraSlate, CalComp
Orbit, Kensington Microware
PL-300, Wacom

Best Internet-Client Software
Emailer 2.0, Claris
NetFinder 1.2.1, Peter Li & Vincent Tan
PGP for Personal Privacy Version 5.0, Pretty Good Privacy

Best Internet-Server Software
Lasso 2.0, Blue World Communications
Rumpus 1.1, Maxum Development
WebStar 2.1, Quarterdeck

Best Multimedia-Authoring Software
QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, Apple Computer
Director 6 Multimedia Studio, Macromedia
Authorware 4.0.1, Macromedia

Best Network Software
CyberGauge 2.0, Neon Software
PC MacLAN 6.2, Miramar Systems
SoftRouter 4.0, Vicom Technology

Best Personal Printer
Color StyleWriter 6500, Apple Computer
Stylus Color 800, Epson America
Stylus Photo, Epson America

Best Professional System
Macintosh PowerBook G3, Apple Computer
PowerTower Pro 250, Power Computing
SuperMac S900Base with Umax Edition Maxpowr Pro+, Umax Computer

Best Projector
PowerLite 5000, Epson America
LitePro 720, In Focus
Proscreen 4600 Endurance, Philips Electronics

Best Publishing Tool
Acrobat Pro 3.01, Adobe Systems
QuarkXPress 4.0, Quark

Best Publishing Utility
Font Reserve 1.0, DiamondSoft
Preflight Pro 1.0, Extensis
QX-Tools 2.0, Extensis

Best Scanner
Expression 636 Professional, Epson America
Astra 600S, Umax Technologies
PowerLook II, Umax Technologies

Best Science/Engineering Tool
MicroStation 95, Bentley Systems
MiniCAD 7.0.1, Diehl Graphsoft
Mathematica 3.0.1, Wolfram Research

Best Utility
Conflict Catcher 4.0.3, Casady & Greene
Speed Doubler 8, Connectix
Virex with Speedscan Version 5.8, Dr Solomon Software

Best Web Authoring Tool
CyberStudio 2.01, GoLive Systems
Flash 2, Macromedia
PageSpinner 2.0.1, Optima System

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