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.