Final nominations announced for Macworld Awards

Now in its 16th year, the Macworld Awards are THE event in the UK Mac calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year.

By Macworld staff

Macworld has announced the final round of nominations for the Macworld Awards

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Now in its 16th year, the Macworld Awards are THE event in the UK Mac calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year.

All the winners are chosen by the Macworld editorial team and Macworld's army of enthusiastic readers. We celebrate the most innovative and successful products and companies in the Mac community for their achievements and contributions to the industry.

The complete round up of nominations includes: 


Apple product of the year

  1. Apple, MacBook Air 11in
  2. Apple, Mac App Store
  3. Apple, MacBook Pro
  4. Apple, iPad 2
  5. Apple, iMac

Best Consumer Storage

  1. LaCie, LaCinema Classic HD
  2. Western Digital, WD TV Live
  3. G-Technology, G-DRIVE slim
  4. Freecom, Hard Drive XS
  5. Seagate, FreeAgent GoFlex Net

Best Business Storage

  1. Icy Dock, MB982SPR-2S
  2. Data Robotics, DroboPro FS
  3. Sabio Storage, DM2-PT
  4. Promise, SmartStor DS4600
  5. QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS


Best Consumer Software

  1. Adobe, Premiere Elements  
  2. Parallels, Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac Edition
  3. FileMaker, Bento 4
  4. Roxio, Toast 11 Titanium
  5. Valve Software, Portal 2

Best Professional Software

  1. Microsoft, Office for Mac 2011
  2. Accountz, Business Accountz Enterprise
  3. Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac
  4. LogMeIn,
  5. Kerio, Kerio Workspace

Best Education Product

  1. Vito Technology, Star Walk for iPad
  2. Literature & Latte, Scrivener 2.0
  3. Nuance, Dragon Dictate 2.0
  4. Texthelp Systems, Read&Write 4 GOLD FOR MAC
  5. Rosetta Stone, Rosetta Stone TOTALe


Best Consumer Digital Camera

  1. Panasonic, Lumix DMC-LX5
  2. Fujifilm, FinePix HS10
  3. Canon, PowerShot S95
  4. Nikon, Coolpix P100
  5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Consumer Audio Product Of The Year

  1. Orbitsound, T12 v2 soundbar
  2. iHome, iP39
  3. Scosche, IEM856md 
  4. Audyssey, The South of Market Audio Dock 
  5. JBL OnBeat


Best Creative Hardware

  1. Wacom, Intuos4 Wireless
  2. Aiptek, Media Tablet Ultimate
  3. Datacolor, SpyderCheckr
  4. LaCie, LaCie 324i
  5. Eizo, FlexScan SX2762W

Creative Design Software Of The Year

  1. Quark, QuarkXPress 9
  2. Autodesk, Maya
  3. Filter Forge, Filter Forge 2.0
  4. onOne, Perfect Photo Suite 5.5
  5. Adobe, InDesign CS5.5

Best Web And Online Software

  1. Yummy Software, Yummy FTP
  2. WordPress, WordPress 3
  3. BaseKit, BaseKit
  4. Softpress, Freeway 5.5
  5. Adobe, Dreamweaver CS5.5

Professional Camcorder Of The Year

  1. Panasonic, AG-AF101
  2. Canon, XF305
  3. Sony, F3
  4. JVC, GY-HM790 
  5. RED, EPIC-M

Digital SLR Of The Year

  1. Olympus, PEN E-PL2
  2. Nikon, D3100
  3. Canon, EOS 60D
  4. Panasonic, Lumix DMC-GH2
  5. Samsung, NX11

Best Printer

  1. HP, Photosmart Premium
  2. Xerox, Phaser 6180MFPV/D
  3. Epson, Stylus Pro 3880
  4. Canon, PIXMA MX870
  5. Canon, iSENSYS LBP7750Cdn

Best Consumer Hardware

  1. Elgato, EyeTV Netstream Sat
  2. Veebeam, Veebeam HD
  3. Kodak, PULSE Digital Frame
  4. Mobee Technology, Magic Charger
  5. ViewSonic, VX2753mh-LED


Best iOS Entertainment & Lifestyle App

  1. Skype, Skype 3.0
  2. Chillingo, Cut the Rope 
  3. Gameloft, N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
  4. Algoriddim, djay
  5. Sonos Controller

Best iOS Business & Utility App

  1. FileMaker, Bento 4
  2. Marketcircle, Billings Touch
  3. LogMeIn, LogMeIn Ignition
  4. ABBYY, Business Card Reader
  5. FileMaker, FileMaker Go

Best iPhone & iPod Accessory

  1. AKG, Qunicy Headphones
  2. OWLE, HD Video Kit for iPhone 4
  3. IK Multimedia, iRig Mic
  4. Scosche, goBAT II 
  5. JBL On Air Wireless

Best iPad Accessory

  1. Elgato, Tivizen
  2. HyperMac, HyperDrive 
  3. Tuff-Luv, Tri-Axis Stasis Series
  4. Voix, Genie Wireless Tablet Keyboard
  5. Just Mobile, Slide