History

Synergy and Symless

Designed in California, USA, the first incarnation of Synergy was CosmoSynergy, created by Richard Lee and Adam Feder then at Cosmo Software, Inc., a subsidiary of SGI (née Silicon Graphics, Inc.), at the end of 1996. They wrote it, and Chris Schoeneman contributed, to solve a problem: most of the engineers in Cosmo Software had both an Irix and a Windows box on their desks and switchboxes were expensive and annoying. CosmoSynergy was a great success but Cosmo Software declined to productize it and the company was later closed. Synergy is a from-scratch reimplementation of CosmoSynergy. As of 6 June 2010, Synergy had not been updated for 4 years (since 2 April 2006) and new operating system releases were causing new bugs to surface. The Synergy+ fork project was created in 2009 by Sorin Sbârnea to fix these bugs.

Nick Bolton, joined the Synergy+ fork project shortly after and lead the re-integration back into the original Synergy project with help from Chris Schoeneman. In 2012 UK-based Bolton Software was incorporated, hiring its first full time employee, Xinyu Hou (Jerry) to develop Synergy. At this point Synergy had exceeded a million free downloads.

Since then, our company has shifted from a free-download to a paid-download business model, reaching over 306,000 amazing customers. In 2016, we changed our company name to Symless, pronounced "seamless", emphasising our mission of making the world a more seamless place.

Meet the team

Nick Bolton

Nick Bolton

CEO

Xinyu (Jerry) Hou

Xinyu Hou (Jerry)

Software Engineer

Malcolm Lowe

Malcolm Lowe

Operations Manager

Karen Williams

Karen Williams

Office Manager

Wesley Dierdorff

Wesley Dierdorff

Support Engineer

Connor Matheson

Connor Matheson

Support Engineer

Chris Schoeneman

Original Creator