Top 10 Best Software To Turn Any Computer Into A Self-Service Kiosk

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Turning a computer into a self-service kiosk is now easy with the help of kiosk software. These programs are ideal for businesses, computer shops, libraries and many more. If you want to start your own line of self-service kiosk computers, here are the top applications that you can consider:

 

10. Admit One

Admit One

Admit One is basically a password protection software for Windows. The software is great to use for libraries and other public computer cafes. It adds an extra layer of protection aside from the usual Windows password-protected startup window. It is free to download and compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

 

Pros: Free to download, free from adware and spyware, with simple interface.

Cons: Limited to password protection only, may not be suitable for internet cafes.

 

9. A.P.Unix

A.P.Unix

A.P.Unix is a kiosk application designed for retailers and financial institutions. It works best for businesses with high cash flows as the software provides optimum security.  It also features web-based creation of reports for security incidents.

 

Pros: Highly secured software, optimized for financial businesses.

Cons: Still under development, software’s patents still pending.

 

8. Touch Screen Kiosk Software

Touch Screen Kiosk Software

This software is designed for touch screen monitors. It’s packed with a lot of useful features as the platform is made to boost user interaction. Online support is great as training on how to use the software is quite complicated.

 

Pros: Free edition available for download, equipped with latest features for kiosk software, optimized for touch screen monitors.

Cons: Complicated to use, may not work for other devices.

 

7. Inteset Secure Lockdown

Inteset Secure Lockdown

Inteset Secure Lockdown is perfect for gaming centers, libraries, digital signage systems, media centers and internet cafes. It can lockdown Windows configuration programs so users will be restricted from configuring the computer being used. It can also disable keyboard shortcuts and remove desktop icons.

 

Pros: Compatible with all versions of Windows, restricts system shortcuts, protects operating system configuration.

Cons: Costs $19.95 to download, with additional fees for multi-computer usage.

 

6. WebConverger

WebConverger

WebConverger is an open source kiosk application. The software is made to fit retail banking, schools, libraries and public places. It primarily features secured browser session as the terminal is automatically restarted each time a customer finishes transaction.

 

Pros: Open version that is not yet configured is free to download, comes with firewall protection, malware-free, no vendor lock-in.

Cons: Configuring of software costs $200 per machine, software setup is complicated.

 

5. TIPS Kiosk

TIPS Kiosk

TIPS Kiosk is designed for managing self-service applications on multi-user workstations. It is scalable and has user-friendly graphical interface. It can also work well with external devices like barcode scanners and fingerprint readers. It is great for corporations and for administrative management.

 

Pros: Supports external peripheral devices, generates usage analytics and reports, enables password protected configuration.

Cons: Pricing depends on the number of devices to be supported, configuration may require specialized technicians.

 

4. SiteKiosk

SiteKiosk

SiteKiosk works best for public computers. It protects the system’s drives and operating system from unwanted manipulation or modification. It can also limit internet usage by blocking specific websites. The software can protect unauthorized access to programs and files.

 

Pros: Modifiable protection for the computer’s components, comes with Internet content filter, supports charging per computer usage.

Cons: Costs $149 for the basic software, requires 1GB of memory to use all features included.

 

3. NetKiosk

NetKiosk

NetKiosk is made especially for educational institutions. It can configure web browser to open just one webpage or website. It can also block access to other browsers. The content filter is modifiable by entering specific website or keyword for blockage.

 

Pros: Supports touch keyboard, Internet browsing can be limited to 1-4 websites, can configure blocked website message.

Cons: Costs $34.99 for standard download, made for educational purposes only.

 

2. KioWare

KioWare

KioWare is ideal for libraries and Internet cafes inside school premises. It has the ability to block targeted websites with its lockdown browser. It can also block downloads and protect the computer from unauthorized attachment of external hardware.

 

Pros: Great for school and office use, can support up to 10 monitors, comes with pop-up window control.

Cons: License pricing is based on the number of computers to be supported.

 

1. Kiosk Software

Kiosk Software

Made especially to turn any computer into a self-service kiosk, this kiosk software contains all the features you need for this purpose. It can be setup quickly and modification is easy to understand. It is also equipped with secured browser and protects customer’s privacy.

 

Pros: Runs several Windows user accounts, hides system drives, protects Windows system files.

Cons: Costs $103 to download for standard edition, complicated to install and configure at first.

 

8 Responses

  1. Netkiosk

    June 7, 2014 11:41 am

    Please correct the Netkiosk description.
    Parts of it are incorrect. “Made for educational use is incorrect!”
    Netkiosk is 100% free for Education. This is clearly described of the website.
    Netkiosk is also in use in Hotels, Banks, and many other locations.

    Other Information is also incorrect.
    Please check our website or contact me for correct input.

    To anyone reading this the information regarding Netkiosk has been added by the website author and was not verified by us for clarity.

    Thank you for adding Netkiosk to your site.

    Aime Snijders
    Netkiosk founder.

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  2. IntuiFace Team

    September 26, 2014 6:17 pm

    Thanks for recognizing IntuiFace with #8! Some clarifications:

    – IntuiFace supports any touch display made by any manufacturer and of any dimension, even display walls. We also run on the iPad and, in a month, Android.

    – Can also work with Kinect, Leap Motion, RFID/NFC readers, bar code scanners, connected objects…. It’s limitless.

    – Unlike the majority of alternatives in the above list, neither template use or professional services are required. Use your own media to build any interactive design and content using just drag-and-drop in our no-coding editor. Frankly, it’s fun to use!

    – The vast majority of our customers find, download, trial and buy IntuiFace without ever talking to Support. Download the Free Edition and you be the judge about whether it is complicated.

    Thanks for listing us!

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    June 12, 2016 7:06 am

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    July 1, 2016 6:02 am

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  6. Jonathan M. Perez

    July 29, 2016 1:29 pm

    Inteset secure lockdown is a super security tool for windows based pc. It secures gaming centers and libraries most. That tools ensures the security of system files and drives. Guest user remains guest.

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  7. Joseph J. Braswell

    August 3, 2016 7:02 am

    Inteset secure lockdown is a super security tool for windows based pc. It secures gaming centers and libraries most. That tools ensures the security of system files and drives. Guest user remains guest.

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