Ars Technica solicited nominations from readers, then used staff to cull the list to get some well deserved winners.
The winners in each category are:
Best New OS X App: Transmit 4 by Panic (FTP client)
Best Mac OS X User Experience: Tweetie for Mac (Twitter client)
Most innovative OS X App: Dropbox (file sync tool)
Best App for Education: Papers (digital document management)
Best student-created App: Schoolhouse 3 (student database)
Readers' Choice Award: 1Password 3 (password management)
The winners get a laser engraved cube which looks quite spiffy. It's nice to see these apps recognized. Apple seems to expending a lot of energy on all things iPad and iPhone. We love our Apple mobile gadgets, but we still love our Apple desktops and laptops too.