Announcing the 2020 Golden Kitty Award Winners

Published on
January 29th, 2021
The 6th Annual Golden Kitty awards brought a record number of votes
Our annual Golden Kitty awards celebrate all the great products that makers have launched throughout the year. This year saw the most votes ever, with nearly 100,000 community votes in total.

On January 28 we also hosted our first-ever virtual Awards Ceremony. Host Casey Newton chatted with finalists and winners in all categories, entertaining us with his charming wit and in-depth product knowledge. Special guests Chris Messina, Tiffany Zhong, and Lolita Taub joined Ryan Hoover and Josh Buckley for a half-time panel, and hundreds of community members joined us for the celebrations. We were thrilled to share the award ceremony with so many of the winners and finalists. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a truly special event.

So without further ado, here are this year's Golden Kitty award winners in each of the 21 product categories, as well as two data-driven (non-voting) awards for Community Member of the Year and Maker of the Year. We tallied the votes across each category discounting inauthentic voting behavior.



⛱ Remote Work tool of the year: Vowel

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Zoom Apps

⭐️ Moonshot

⭐️ mmhmm




👀 Side Project of the year: One Word Domains

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Untools

⭐️ MagicPattern

⭐️ DoNotPay




🛠 Hardware product of the year: Raspberry Pi 400

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ MacBook Pro 16"

⭐️ Playstation 5

⭐️ iPhone 12 Pro




🙀 WTF product of the year: How Bad Is Your Spotify?

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ It is what it is

⭐️ Tesla Tequila

⭐️ McBroken




🛍 Ecommerce product of the year: RetentionX

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Holofy Products

⭐️ Shop (by Shopify)

⭐️ Gumroad Memberships




🎨 Design tool of the year: Spline

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Visme

⭐️ Blush

⭐️ Unscreen




🗣 Audio and Voice product of the year: Phone Call Translator

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Spoke

⭐️ Telbee

⭐️ Krisp for iOS




🙅‍♀️ No-code tool of the year: V.One

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Unstack

⭐️ Softr

⭐️ Super




📱 Mobile App of the year: EduDo

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Reface

⭐️ Poolside FM for iPhone

⭐️ Loom for iOS




🔐 Privacy Focussed tool of the year: SecureFrame

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Mine

⭐️ ClearVPN

⭐️ Clario




💸 Fintech product of the year: Finmark

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ ZELF

⭐️ Founderpool

⭐️ Stripe Checkout



⛓ Crypto product of the year: Cent

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Donut

⭐️ Nash Link

⭐️ Enjin Platform




🌈 Diversity and Inclusion product of the year: Noun Project Photos

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Anti Racism Daily

⭐️ BLM Badge

⭐️ Hustle Crew Membership




💯 Productivity tool of the year: Fastdok

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Obsidian

⭐️ Pitch

⭐️ Linear




🏋️‍♂️ Health and Wellness product of the year: Plum Village

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Tangerine

⭐️ Aroms Mask

⭐️ Tempo




🌏 Community and social product of the year: Onlyfams

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ To Stories

⭐️ Lunch Club

⭐️ Spatial Chat




🌎 Social Impact product of the year: Campaign With

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Stripe Climate

⭐️ YAYZY

⭐️ Neutral




🤖 AI and Machine Learning product of the year: Almanac

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Newsadoo

⭐️ SuperAnnotate Desktop

⭐️ Copysmith




😎 Augmented Realisty product of the year: ClipDrop

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ SuperFan Studio

⭐️ Supersense

⭐️ Spatial




🖥 Developer tool of the year: Markup

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ GitHub CLI

⭐️ Toast.log

⭐️ Public API's




🏆 Product of the year: Clubhouse

Honorable mentions go to runners up:

⭐️ Roam Research

⭐️ Poolside FM for iPhone

⭐️ Hey


We also gave out two non-voting awards. Congrats to our Maker of the year Lucy Guo, with honourable mentions for runners up Marty and An.

And Community Member of the Year, Chris Messina, with honourable mentions for runners up Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré and Hiten Shah

And a big thank you to our partners, Welcome, Zendesk for Startups and Capsule.

Congrats to all makers for building awesome things in 2020. 😺
Published on
January 29th, 2021
Comments (4)
Making the calendar for dreamers
Good job, I love these picks! Also – let the users choose the calendar app of the year 🙈
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Innovative Tools Enthusiast
Thank you for the article, Emily! I checked out and tested the productivity and audio/voice nominees and winners, if somebody is interested, check out my blog post about it: https://cutt.ly/3kaC3qr 😻😻
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👑 Hunter + 2X Founder + VC & EIR
Awesome. So much good for remote work!
nya
These picks are amazing! What are your bets this 2021? Feel free to reply below.