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PCWorld 100 Best Products of 2006: How many do you use ?

PCWorld today announced their annual 100 Best Products report and the Best Companies of the Year report.

The PCWorld Hall of Fame has software, gadgets, online classifieds, web 2.0 sites, search engines and even a blog.

Yahoo is voted the Web Company of the Year, Apple is the Hardware Company while Adobe is the Software company of the year for providing $100 software Premiere Elements 2 and Photoshop Elements 4. Their argument - How can Adobe afford to sell an app with 90 percent of Photoshop's power for only 10 percent of its price? Volume, volume, volume.

Sony is voted as the Worst Company of the Year for installing secret rootkits, delaying blu-ray and PS3 gaming console.

Let's do a small poll here. How many of these top products are you using everyday ? Do leave a comment My score was only 16 (products listed below)

3. Web Classifieds
4. Apple iPod Nano Digital Audio Player
6. Google Earth Satellite Imagery
9. Video-Sharing Site
12. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Web Browser
13. Gadget Blog
17. Google Search Engine
30. Yahoo Mail (Beta) Web-Based E-Mail
33. Blogger Blogging Service
43. Apple iTunes Digital Audio Software
47. Google Desktop Desktop Search
56. Yahoo Maps (Beta) Online Mapping
78. Flickr Photo-Sharing Site
93. Social Networking
99. NewsGator FeedDemon 2 RSS Reader

My favorite RSS reader, Newsgator, just made it to the list at position 99. Surprisingly, SnagIt is missing from the list even though all the screenshots on PCWorld Best Product List are editing using SnagIt Stamps.

Some of the products that I would like buy in future are:

7. Adobe Premiere Elements 2 Video Editor
11. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 Image Editor
54. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Keyboard
80. Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Voice Recognition

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