Maybe I am a bit of a pessimist, but I find some of the “tool awards” presented by some blogs to be questionable mashups of both parties gaining from awards being handed out. The blog/magazine gets free tools and gets to highlight major names who then buy ads, and then in turn the tool companies promote their tools as award winning which then to some extent benefits the tool company and gives credit back to the publication. Hence its hard for me to not think of them as possibly biased, especially when I see categories left out and seemingly random categories created just to have another award winner. All of that to say, I decided to try my attempt at offering up a pseudo 2016 Tool Award Show. Enjoy!