License Information

KaleidaGraph is available for Mac and Windows. You can download KaleidaGraph today or you can order a CD. Academic, government, and multi-user discounts are available. We also offer yearly licenses for academic institutions in addition to maintenance agreements. See below for more information on the various types of licenses.

  • Single-User License
  • 5-User/10-User Licenses
  • Upgrades
  • Crossgrades
  • Subscriptions
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Educational License Terms
  • Non-profit/Government Sites

The single-user license is designed to allow a single copy of KaleidaGraph to be installed on and used with only one computer. It cannot be installed on multiple machines at the same location. When multiple copies are necessary, each computer must have a separate single-user license installed.

Note: The end-user may install and use KaleidaGraph on a work computer and a home or laptop computer (i.e. multiple locations), provided that the end-user is the only person who uses KaleidaGraph, at any time, in any of these locations. If other users will use KaleidaGraph on any of the computers where it will be installed, then additional single-user licenses or a network license needs to be purchased for each user.

The concurrent user license model gives our license holders an extremely high degree of freedom and flexibility. The network license is designed for and licensed to an organization with multiple regular and occasional named users on a single network of computers at a specified location.

The maximum number of users concurrently accessing the application is dependent on the license purchased and a system must be in place within the end-user organization to monitor license compliance.

5-User license: This allows you to install the software on up to five computers or concurrent usage of up to five users. You may transfer the software from one computer to another, but the software must not be installed on more than five computers or accessed by five concurrent users at any one time.

10-User license: This allows you to install the software on up to ten computers or concurrent usage of up to ten users. You may transfer the software from one computer to another, but the software must not be installed on more than ten computers or accessed by ten concurrent users at any one time.

(Warning: Exceeding the license maximum will lead to revocation of the entire license for all individual installations, potentially putting ongoing work and projects at jeopardy.)
Software upgrades can be purchased by users who already own a previous version of KaleidaGraph. A software upgrade takes KaleidaGraph from an older version to a newer version. Software upgrades are offered for a lesser charge than a new license purchase to all registered users. An upgrade is any software release that includes major new features that are not offered as part of free maintenance releases/updaters. Visit our upgrade center for more details on our latest upgrade.

If you wish to go from a single-user license to a multi-user license, this is not considered an upgrade. For special pricing in this scenario, please contact orders@synergy.com and we would be happy to assist you.

The Mac and Windows versions of KaleidaGraph are separate products. One license cannot be used on both platforms. If you currently own a copy of KaleidaGraph on one platform, you can purchase a crossgrade which is a new license that can be loaded on the other platform. This new license is purchased at a reduced cost of $99.95.

Windows to Mac Crossgrade: If you currently own a Windows version of KaleidaGraph, you can purchase a Mac copy of KaleidaGraph. You are still entitled to use your Windows version and can even upgrade it in the future if you desire.

Mac to Windows Crossgrade: If you currently own a Mac version of KaleidaGraph, you can purchase a copy of KaleidaGraph for Windows. You are still entitled to use your Mac version and can even upgrade it in the future if you desire.

Subscriptions are only available to Academic institutions.

School Wide subscription: A school wide subscription is designed to allow multiple copies of the software program to be installed on and used with as many computers as necessary in a single physical location or office (i.e. does not include remote offices or branches of the same institution). It can be installed on multiple machines in the same institution location. This is a non-permanent license – the license must be renewed yearly. Contact us at info@synergy.com for more details to see if this type of license is the right fit for you.

Departmental subscription: A departmental subscription is designed to license a specific group of users at an institution, rather than an entire institution. The department represents a discrete area of research that does not include multiple divisions, groups, units, sections, branches, programs, etc. If any employee/student of the institution can access the software, it is not considered a department license. Typically “Research Department” is too general for licensing. There is a 50 license minimum. This a non-permanent license – the license must be renewed yearly. Contact us at info@synergy.com for more details.

Take the worry out of maintaining one of your most critical productivity assets, your licenses for KaleidaGraph. Track your licenses in a maintenance agreement and make it easier to manage your KaleidaGraph deployment.
A maintenance agreement allows universities and businesses to provide departmental upgrades in a more timely fashion. There is no more delaying an upgrade purchase until a one-time expense can be fit into the budget. All software enhancements during your maintenance agreement period are included, and your software investment remains protected.

Your investment in a maintenance agreement program proves more budget-friendly than the individual purchase of upgrades. A maintenance agreement is a 3-year commitment at a reasonable fee per year so you can more accurately plan your technology spending. If a new version is released during the maintenance agreement period, that new version is immediately available at no extra cost.

Benefits of a maintenance agreement:

  • Easy budgeting
  • During the maintenance commitment term, access to major updates, maintenance releases, and support are available
  • Best value for keeping your software current

Note: A maintenance agreement must contain a minimum of 5 licenses. You must be on the current version to enter into a maintenance agreement.

Only officially accredited educational institutions are eligible to obtain KaleidaGraph educational/academic licenses. This status requires accreditation on the part of a nationally recognized accrediting agency. This includes: universities (including distance and continuing education programs), colleges, junior colleges, scientific and technical schools, vocational schools, and correspondence schools. Educational licenses can also be purchased by officially employed teachers, research staff, and students of officially accredited educational institutions.

Note: We reserve the right to request written proof of eligibility at any time. Proof of eligibility is a legally binding written statement demonstrating that an institution or employer qualifies as an officially accredited educational institution. By ordering an educational license you agree to submit proof of eligibility upon request. If you fail to demonstrate eligibility, you will be charged the difference in price to the standard version.

The educational license prohibits all commercial uses of the program. This includes for-profit KaleidaGraph training sessions. Educational licenses are available exclusively to non-commercial, accredited educational institutions and their employees.
Use of the program is expressly restricted to use in teaching and research. Administrative use of the program is considered a commercial application and thus not allowed under the educational license policy.
Only accredited educational institutions and employees of accredited educational institutions in teaching and research are eligible for KaleidaGraph educational licenses.

Non-profit organizations that are not accredited educational institutions as defined above are not automatically eligible for discounted educational licenses. A non-profit organization wishing to be considered for a discount will need to contact Synergy Software directly.

Government agencies that are not accredited educational institutions as defined above are allowed a 10% discount off of the corporate price list. To get the discount, the order must be placed directly with Synergy Software.

The single-user license is designed to allow a single copy of KaleidaGraph to be installed on and used with only one computer. It cannot be installed on multiple machines at the same location. When multiple copies are necessary, each computer must have a separate single-user license installed.

Note: The end-user may install and use KaleidaGraph on a work computer and a home or laptop computer (i.e. multiple locations), provided that the end-user is the only person who uses KaleidaGraph, at any time, in any of these locations. If other users will use KaleidaGraph on any of the computers where it will be installed, then additional single-user licenses or a network license needs to be purchased for each user.

The concurrent user license model gives our license holders an extremely high degree of freedom and flexibility. The network license is designed for and licensed to an organization with multiple regular and occasional named users on a single network of computers at a specified location.

The maximum number of users concurrently accessing the application is dependent on the license purchased and a system must be in place within the end-user organization to monitor license compliance.

5-User license: This allows you to install the software on up to five computers or concurrent usage of up to five users. You may transfer the software from one computer to another, but the software must not be installed on more than five computers or accessed by five concurrent users at any one time.

10-User license: This allows you to install the software on up to ten computers or concurrent usage of up to ten users. You may transfer the software from one computer to another, but the software must not be installed on more than ten computers or accessed by ten concurrent users at any one time.

(Warning: Exceeding the license maximum will lead to revocation of the entire license for all individual installations, potentially putting ongoing work and projects at jeopardy.)
Software upgrades can be purchased by users who already own a previous version of KaleidaGraph. A software upgrade takes KaleidaGraph from an older version to a newer version. Software upgrades are offered for a lesser charge than a new license purchase to all registered users. An upgrade is any software release that includes major new features that are not offered as part of free maintenance releases/updaters. Visit our upgrade center for more details on our latest upgrade.

If you wish to go from a single-user license to a multi-user license, this is not considered an upgrade. For special pricing in this scenario, please contact orders@synergy.com and we would be happy to assist you.

The Mac and Windows versions of KaleidaGraph are separate products. One license cannot be used on both platforms. If you currently own a copy of KaleidaGraph on one platform, you can purchase a crossgrade which is a new license that can be loaded on the other platform. This new license is purchased at a reduced cost of $99.95.

Windows to Mac Crossgrade: If you currently own a Windows version of KaleidaGraph, you can purchase a Mac copy of KaleidaGraph. You are still entitled to use your Windows version and can even upgrade it in the future if you desire.

Mac to Windows Crossgrade: If you currently own a Mac version of KaleidaGraph, you can purchase a copy of KaleidaGraph for Windows. You are still entitled to use your Mac version and can even upgrade it in the future if you desire.

Subscriptions are only available to Academic institutions.

School Wide subscription: A school wide subscription is designed to allow multiple copies of the software program to be installed on and used with as many computers as necessary in a single physical location or office (i.e. does not include remote offices or branches of the same institution). It can be installed on multiple machines in the same institution location. This is a non-permanent license – the license must be renewed yearly. Contact us at info@synergy.com for more details to see if this type of license is the right fit for you.

Departmental subscription: A departmental subscription is designed to license a specific group of users at an institution, rather than an entire institution. The department represents a discrete area of research that does not include multiple divisions, groups, units, sections, branches, programs, etc. If any employee/student of the institution can access the software, it is not considered a department license. Typically “Research Department” is too general for licensing. There is a 50 license minimum. This a non-permanent license – the license must be renewed yearly. Contact us at info@synergy.com for more details.

Take the worry out of maintaining one of your most critical productivity assets, your licenses for KaleidaGraph. Track your licenses in a maintenance agreement and make it easier to manage your KaleidaGraph deployment.
A maintenance agreement allows universities and businesses to provide departmental upgrades in a more timely fashion. There is no more delaying an upgrade purchase until a one-time expense can be fit into the budget. All software enhancements during your maintenance agreement period are included, and your software investment remains protected.

Your investment in a maintenance agreement program proves more budget-friendly than the individual purchase of upgrades. A maintenance agreement is a 3-year commitment at a reasonable fee per year so you can more accurately plan your technology spending. If a new version is released during the maintenance agreement period, that new version is immediately available at no extra cost.

Benefits of a maintenance agreement:

  • Easy budgeting
  • During the maintenance commitment term, access to major updates, maintenance releases, and support are available
  • Best value for keeping your software current

Note: A maintenance agreement must contain a minimum of 5 licenses. You must be on the current version to enter into a maintenance agreement.

Only officially accredited educational institutions are eligible to obtain KaleidaGraph educational/academic licenses. This status requires accreditation on the part of a nationally recognized accrediting agency. This includes: universities (including distance and continuing education programs), colleges, junior colleges, scientific and technical schools, vocational schools, and correspondence schools. Educational licenses can also be purchased by officially employed teachers, research staff, and students of officially accredited educational institutions.

Note: We reserve the right to request written proof of eligibility at any time. Proof of eligibility is a legally binding written statement demonstrating that an institution or employer qualifies as an officially accredited educational institution. By ordering an educational license you agree to submit proof of eligibility upon request. If you fail to demonstrate eligibility, you will be charged the difference in price to the standard version.

The educational license prohibits all commercial uses of the program. This includes for-profit KaleidaGraph training sessions. Educational licenses are available exclusively to non-commercial, accredited educational institutions and their employees.
Use of the program is expressly restricted to use in teaching and research. Administrative use of the program is considered a commercial application and thus not allowed under the educational license policy.
Only accredited educational institutions and employees of accredited educational institutions in teaching and research are eligible for KaleidaGraph educational licenses.

Non-profit organizations that are not accredited educational institutions as defined above are not automatically eligible for discounted educational licenses. A non-profit organization wishing to be considered for a discount will need to contact Synergy Software directly.

Government agencies that are not accredited educational institutions as defined above are allowed a 10% discount off of the corporate price list. To get the discount, the order must be placed directly with Synergy Software.

Licensing Questions

No, the 5 and 10-user licenses are all for the same platform. Depending on how many licenses you need, you may be able to buy a multi-user license for one platform and single-user licenses for the other.

It's not technically an upgrade but you can roll existing single-user licenses into a multi-user license. Older licenses would need to be upgraded and additional licenses would need to be purchased to create the new multi-user license. The old serial numbers would be made inactive and replaced by a new single serial number.

The Mac and Windows versions are considered separate programs. You can purchase a crossgrade to get a copy of KaleidaGraph for a different platform. Your existing copy remains valid and can be upgraded in the future.

Yes you can. It would be best to use the original installer to get it installed on the new computer. Once it is up and running, you can uninstall it from the old computer.

The license agreement allows you to install the software on a work computer and a home or laptop computer, provided you are the only one using the software at any time, in any of these locations.

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