Kaleidoscope, the wonderful system enhancement that makes your boring Mac look not so boring, has been updated to version 2.2.4. The new version addresses issues with Outlook Express and AppleWorks 6, while also making the program more stable. According to creators Greg Landweber and Arlo Rose:
Kaleidoscope is a shareware package which completely overhauls your Macis user interface using plug-in files called "schemes". Kaleidoscope comes with several schemes created by celebrity interface designer Arlo Rose, formerly of Appleis Human Interface Design Center, and there are over three THOUSAND more third party schemes available from the Kaleidoscope Scheme Archive (KSA). Sure, Aqua will be cool when Apple eventually gets around to releasing it, but the KSA Scheme Spotlight features dozens of amazing schemes that you can download an use NOW, and scheme authors are submitting new masterpieces every week.
Kaleidoscope 2.2.4 fixes several problems that appeared in the previous version, including crashes when opening the control panel, out of memory errors, and menu bar drawing glitches. It also addresses minor glitches with AppleWorks 6, Outlook Express 5, Endnote, Norton SpeedDisk, Script Debugger, and various others.
Kaleidoscope is available for US$25. You can find more information at the Kaleidoscope web site.