Download Aqua, Hi-Tech and Gizmo
Kaleidoscope schemes, themes, skins, and more!
- Slake your thirst, and return whence you came.
- Getting selective
The following schemes aren't junk; these were authored, and the care
taken by the Masters of the Way and the attention to detail shine
through. Recommended, on grounds of design and technical quality. The Masters
of the Way have been known to hold forth on the mailing
list, where techniques and improvements are discussed.
- These are the schemes that you could work with, day in and day out, on
your Macintosh. No unnecessary distractions, no obvious major faults.
Quality, not quantity, is the path on which enlightenment lies.
- Lloyd's Kaleidoscope schemes
- from Lloyd Wood (L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk)
- Richard's schemes
- from Richard Bensam (email@example.com)
Original designs, but useful as interfaces:
Ozymandias, Ocean, Croesus,
Banner, Argent and Dragon.
- Sven's schemes
- from Sven Berg Ryen
Meet Magellan, BlueBox (with funky animated demonstration),
Red White and Blue, Martini and WinterFrost Blue.
Sven also ran the handy Kaleidoscope Resource Page.
- Bouncy schemes
- from Neely Green
features the Aardvarks, Aardwolves,
Boxes and Lake Veronica.
- Scott's schemes
- from Scott Naness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meet Windows 95 and Copland 7.
- These make your Mac look like... something else.
The path of artistry is perhaps not the path for all.
- Calyxa's schemes
- from Ruth Fry aka Calyxa Omphalos (email@example.com)
Meet Amber, Karishikar, Moonstone,
Minara, Corundum, Tourmaline,
the Prides and the DecoGlass series.
- Getting sated
You may prefer to stay with the the really
worthwhile schemes. The curious and thrill-seeking may
wish to examine this alphabetical list of schemes.
- If you cannot find the author's own webpage to get the latest versions of his or her
schemes, there are repositories of stored schemes available.
- for new schemes
These archives do not judge a scheme on its quality, but rather on its newness.
You can quench your thirst for new schemes at these places.
- Recent schemes in the HyperArchive
- from the Info-Mac HyperArchive (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Look for new schemes here first - but you may prefer to download them from your local info-mac mirror later.
- Kaleidoscope Resource Page
- from Sven Berg Ryen
A comprehensive list of authors, with pointers to their
webpages - but no longer maintained.
- KSD Kaleidoscope Scheme Directory
- from Dorian Weisel (email@example.com)
A searchable author-created index of schemes.
- Search the KSD
- A simple keyword search. Find the latest version of a scheme by simply typing
its name, or find schemes of a similar colour.
- KSA Kaleidoscope Scheme Archive
- from Eric Reid
A very large archive of schemes,
but not as complete as it claims to be. You will not find Aqua, Hi-Tech and Gizmo,
greyscale kaleidoscope or Amadeus here.
This archive is sorted by author and sorted by scheme.
- Search the KSA
- A simple keyword search, but not useful. Better to check their
- The Japanese
- from Akihiro Norizuki aka MeNOU (firstname.lastname@example.org)
And you thought that the
Japanese only planted bonsai and rocks.
- Recent Kaleidoscope files
- from CNET shareware.com
A selection of schemes.
- for older schemes
These archives contain many more older schemes than you could possibly want.
- Penn State software archive
- from Rick Campbell (email@example.com)
A single large archive of schemes that can be downloaded directly. As Rick has now graduated, this is likely to vanish.
87 schemes for Kaleidoscope 1.0.1 as of 17 December 1996; 1.4Mb archive.
Many more authors and schemes can be
found in the alphabetical index
and at the KRP authors pages.
Now sated with others' schemes, become creative.
this page last updated 5 June 2004