Business Software Awards

Best New Business Software Product
OS/2 Warp, IBM Personal Software Products

Best Vertical Market Application
QuickBooks 3.0 for Windows, Intuit Corporation

Best Business Application: Word or Text
Microsoft Word and Bookshelf Version 3.0, Microsoft Corporation

Best Business Application: Graphic or Display
Adobe Photoshop 3.0, Adobe Systems, Inc.

Best Business Application: Numeric or Data
Microsoft Excel 5.0, Microsoft Corporation

Best Programming Tool
Lotus Notes ViP, Lotus Development Corporation

Best Utility
The Norton Utilities 8.0, Symantec Corporation/Peter Norton Product Group

Consumer Software Awards

Best Consumer Program
Microsoft Encarta ’95, Microsoft Corporation

Best Simulation Program
SimTower, Maxis

Best Strategy Program
Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time, 7th Level, Inc.

Best Personal Productivity Program
Quicken Deluxe 4 for Windows CD-ROM, Intuit Corporation

Best Personal Creativity Program
The Print Shop Deluxe CD Ensemble, Broderbund Software

Best Fantasy Role Playing/Adventure Program
Under A Killing Moon, Access Software, Inc.

Best Sports Program
NASCAR Racing, Papyrus Design Group, Inc.

Best Action/Arcade Program
Doom II, GT Interactive Software, id Software

Education Software Awards

Best Overall Education Program
A.D.A.M. Standard with A.D.A.M. Interactive Physiology CD-ROM, A.D.A.M. Software, Inc.

Best Early Education Program
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Jr. Detective Edition, Broderbund Software

Best Elementary Education Program
Microsoft Magic School Bus: Human Body & Solar System, Microsoft Corporation

Best Secondary Education Program
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? CD-ROM, Broderbund Software

Best Home Learning Program
A.D.A.M. The Inside Story CD-ROM, A.D.A.M. Software, Inc.

Best School Productivity/Creativity Program
Kid Pix Studio, Broderbund Software

Best Special Needs Program
Davidson’s Kid Works 2 Bilingual, Davidson & Associates, Inc.

Best Educational Tool Program
American Sign Language, Harper Collins Interactive/Ellipsis Multimedia Corp.

General Software Awards

Best User Interface in a New Program
America Online, America Online

Best New Use of a Computer
Map’n’Go, DeLorme Mapping

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Kildall (posthumous)