Kaleidoscope

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  • Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 
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What is Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidescope was a program designed for the Mac operating system that allowed you to customize your Macintosh's interface using "Schemes" (themes).  Some Schemes came bundled with Kaleidescope while others created by Kaleidoscope users were available to download on various websites throughout the internet.

Note that Schemes are not compatible with the Macintosh's built in theme manager.

Kaleidescope stopped development after version 2.3.1 and was eventually discontinued in 2001 due to OS 10 being released.

At the end of the downloads list here, more than 4000 Kaleidoscope schemes!

Excellent article published in 2002: The Mac OS that can't be tweaked

WOW! Take a "quick" peek at thousands of Kaleidoscope themes on Twitter ! [ACCOUNT SUSPENDED :( Check it out on ARCHIVE.ORG instead]

 


Download Kaleidoscope for Mac

Kaleidoscope231US.bin (1.82 MiB / 1.91 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (US English) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
642 / 2014-04-14 / 2019-03-09 / 16b591e42eaef8c36de66aa087617919934ba787 / /
Kaleidoscope231FR.bin (1.84 MiB / 1.93 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (FRENCH) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
20 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 90f0c42f457317fe614f6a2034b49ec8ab0a3de3 / /
Kaleidoscope231DE.bin (1.84 MiB / 1.93 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (GERMAN) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
59 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / e62a7c9ce130fc6fb1c61993aabfb6544843ac4f / /
Kaleidoscope231IT.bin (1.97 MiB / 2.06 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (ITALIAN) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
12 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 07dc05a93c46f4b48812bb8b73193ca76886160e / /
Kaleidoscope231JP.bin (1.88 MiB / 1.97 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (JAPANESE) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
45 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / dba7f98f8fdb6aadab8e0d3e38daf1d477b3f402 / /
kaleidoscope222US.sit (1.79 MiB / 1.88 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.2.2 (US English) (1999) / compressed w/ Stuffit
84 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 4935b55cf673039ffafd99549caeab64244ceef5 / /
kaleidoscope201US.sit (1.28 MiB / 1.34 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.0.1 (US English) (1998) / compressed w/ Stuffit
18 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / c705699c26cca5abd16cb02a015c75cb0fbaab6c / /
kaleidoscope182US.sit (645.84 KiB / 661.34 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.8.2 (US English) (1998) / compressed w/ Stuffit
13 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 5520b6553ec30d5cb54862863c0df7d164ff4a22 / /
kaleidoscope171US.sit (497.2 KiB / 509.13 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.7.1 (US English) (1997) / compressed w/ Stuffit
12 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 0b06e81acd5822a2d3954b9a04fe9d24d06f5dbc / /
kaleidoscope16US.sit (485.8 KiB / 497.46 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.6 (US English) (1997) / compressed w/ Stuffit
10 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 6f33c3d99acb958402798e253581cbfda7a84c51 / /
kaleidoscope101US.sit (320.85 KiB / 328.55 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.0.1 (US English) (1996) / compressed w/ Stuffit
17 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / d5bf4c280527432d59aac9c8f7414df70f172906 / /
kaleidoscope_schemes.zip (649.97 MiB / 681.55 MB)
More than 4000 Kaleidoscope schemes / Zipped
265 / 2015-03-22 / 2019-03-09 / a5b9b951353c07c00adfe09fca1f747fa545ad9d / /
kaleidoscope_banned.zip (11.62 MiB / 12.19 MB)
32 banned by Apple Kaleidoscope schemes / Zipped
152 / 2015-03-22 / 2019-03-09 / caf5b11c03f451de72b7bb960b4cd3bef70805b3 / /
HiTech-for-K1.5-.sit (30.26 KiB / 30.99 KB)
HiTech scheme by Frederick J. Bass for Kaleidoscope 1.5 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
17 / 2019-03-16 / 05ad60504375acbd7244f3cc17162bc8cac9368e / /
Lavendar-Smoke-for-K1.8-.sit (47.05 KiB / 48.18 KB)
Lavendar Smoke scheme by MauiMail.com for Kaleidoscope 1.8 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
13 / 2019-03-16 / 3f68a6348d7055a36aeccfae3a727112d19ed519 / /
NetscopeCom-for-K1.5-.sit (29.31 KiB / 30.02 KB)
NetscopeCom scheme by Masaharu.Sato for Kaleidoscope 1.5 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
15 / 2019-03-16 / 758d6b213ffaea21efd4795918eecd8867a31992 / /


Architecture


Motorola 68K



System Requirements

From Mac OS 7.0 up to Mac OS 9.2





Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K (68020 or newer) or PPC

Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2

Valid SN:  AC10-M345K-VW98C-359

 


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