Greg Landweber |
Kaleidoscope is the ultimate in user interface customization for the Macintosh, letting you switch between completely different interface designs provided by plug-in modules called Schemes. Top 5 DL's are for version 2.3.1, the final (language specific) release.
[Items 1 - 5]: Full installer, Kaleidoscope version 2.3.1, Language; English (Kaleidoscope231US.bin), German (Kaleidoscope231DE.bin), French (Kaleidoscope231FR.bin), Italian (Kaleidoscope231IT.bin) & Japanese (Kaleidoscope231JP.bin)
[Items 6 - 11]: Earlier Releases, English language only: Versions 1.0.1 (Kaleidoscope101US.sit), 1.6 (Kaleidoscope16US.sit), 1.7.1 (Kaleidoscope171US.sit), 1.8.2 (Kaleidoscope182US.sit), 2.0.1 (Kaleidoscope201US.sit) and 2.2.2 (Kaleidoscope222US.sit)
[Items 12 - 13]: All 4,010 schemes in one zip file ("kaleidoscope_schemes.zip", 650 MB),
"kaleidoscope_banned.zip": Apple issued takedowns against any scheme that tried to replicate OS X's "Aqua" look, a selling point of its then-new OS
The official site closed circa January 2015, but its vast scheme collection can still be browsed on the Wayback Machine. In the complete alphabetical listing, click on an author's name to preview all of their designs. Approximately 3,700 of the 4,010 schemes can be downloaded from this archived version of the site.
As for the rest, here's a download of all 4,010 schemes in one zip file:
But wait, there's more! Apple issued takedowns against any scheme that tried to replicate OS X's "Aqua" look, a selling point of its then-new OS. This next download compiles 32 of the "banned" schemes:
Selected Kaleidoscope schemes are also hosted on OSX2000's website.Compatibility