Who Uses This Software?

KioWare provides browser lockdown security for those offering a self service or public access interactive device. KioWare secures apps for retail, libraries, healthcare, banks, hospitality, & more.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $45.00/one-time/user
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  • Pricing Details
    Quantity pricing is available via website or upon request.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kioware
  • www.kioware.com
  • Founded 1991
  • United States

About KioWare Kiosk Software

KioWare is fully customizable kiosk software with a product line ranging from basic browser-lockdown to server based remote monitoring. KioWare works by wrapping around existing browser-based applications, securing the OS (Windows or Android) and browser, and allowing users to access only your application. Kiosk Management options range from self hosted and KioWare hosted options (KioWare Server & KioCloud). Free fully functioning trial.


KioWare Kiosk Software Features

  • Activity Reservations
  • Digital Signature
  • License Management
  • Onsite Printing
  • Remote Access
  • Secure Browsing
  • Ticket / Order Fulfillment
  • Touch Screen
  • Usage Reporting
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Wireless Internet Access

KioWare Kiosk Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Needed a fast, easy-to-use solution for our employee timeclock system

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The configuration options were extremely intuitive. I didn't have to look up very much in the documentation in order to get a prototype up and running within 30 minutes. Copying configuration files across multiple devices was a snap once I had everything set up the way I wanted it, and licensing them was extremely reasonable price-wise. I've had virtually no issues from the software in nearly 6 months. The security audit feature was a nice touch, and really helped me out! I almost locked myself out of my device permanently if not for that!

Cons: I think the only thing that was a bit disappointing would be a lack of mixed-mode attract screens. It'd be nice to be able to pull up either web pages, videos, or images. But to do that you'd need to be able to set up some kind of attract screen custom list, and then the software could cycle through that custom list as opposed to just cycling through local files. Very small gripe, though.

Overall: I was tasked with getting some tablets ready to act as the time clock kiosks for the new payroll system we were implementing. After some web searching the name KioWare kept popping up so I checked it out. The software was easy to set up, easy to manage, and has worked flawlessly. Needless to say payroll and HR were very pleased as the launch of our new system went very smoothly. I'll definitely come to KioWare again in the future if I get put on a project that requires a kiosk.

Kiosk made simple

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kioware offered the features I absolutely needed in kiosk software at a price that made it hard to say no. In addition to the basics I knew I was looking for it offered some advanced features and the configurability that we were also able to use it to solve the need for a rotating slideshow in our lobby and manage the assets over our network to easily swap out slides.

Cons: The setup was a bit confusing at times, mostly using terms/phrases that I wasn't familiar with (being new to kiosks in general didn't help). But after some trial and error we got it up and running in a few hours.

Overall: We use it for sign-in when guests visit our office. It presents a web form and does not allow access to any other sites, so by using our web form patrons are signed in easily with little to no intervention from us. We also use the "attract screen" feature to send an uninterruptible slideshow to a nearby monitor on the wall sharing news about our office.

Vendor Response

by Kioware on October 08, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! If you have suggestions for how to improve the language used to describe particular settings, we would love to hear it! Email support@kioware.com with details, if you are so inclined.
Thank you.

KioWare Kiosks on our Retail Sales Floors

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The functionality. It is far more useful than we expected. The KIOCALL function, in particular. has assisted our store staff to interact with other stores to help customers who are right there with them.

Cons: The setup and configuration. The online manual is tough to negotiate. Posting photos for merchandising through the "Attract Screen" process was one of our prime objectives. It works... but I wish it was easier and quicker to do.

Overall: The support team is off-the-charts awesome. I configured and installed our three kiosks (and two users) myself. It was not easy, and complicated by the online manual. I needed to interact with their support folks about six times. In every instance, my call was handled promptly, and I got the answers I needed quickly. They were able to login to my screen when needed and see exactly what was whacked. Absolutely top notch tech support.

Vendor Response

by Kioware on October 01, 2018

Thanks for your feedback! We are working on improving the online manual (our user guides). Email support@kioware.com with any specifics about what you find most in need of improvement or ideas for simplifying the setup experience.

Disappointed with this system

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall functions in our museum setting.

Cons: There are videos which often doesn't play.

Overall: We have several kiosks in our museum running kioware for visitors to use. The hardware is definitely a problem. I'm not sure how much the problems come from our developers or the software.

Vendor Response

by Kioware on October 03, 2018

We would love to help you determine which issues are software related! Please contact support@kioware.com with the issues you are seeing and, perhaps, send over your configuration file for us to review? Sometimes hardware can cause an issue, and if you send over the specs of the hardware, we can provide you with our thoughts on the weakest part of the system. Thank you for your feedback!

KioWare Kiosk Samsung Galaxy View Tablet

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ability to link to website, and keep our visitors from leaving that website. also the rotating images to help prevent the possibility of image burn on the tablet

Cons: harder to have the application allow singular use of a file in a program. such as looking at a powerpoint slideshow but not being able to back out and use powerpoint it self.

Great for a lockdown browser with enough extra features to create a full kiosk.

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of setup on android. Pc was a little more complicated but more reliable.

Cons: Doesn't auto launch in windows 10 unless you create a scheduled task.

Overall: I used the PC software for a touch screen information kiosk based from our website. I used the android version to lockdown a tablet browser based time clock punch in solution. Both were effective, andriod did crash more than I would like.

Hardware Partner Gives Thumbs UP!!

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using the KioWare product suite for well over 14 years and typically include their standard products as part of my quotes, recommended KioWare products and use KioWare server to manage and monitor our joint client deployments.

Capterra loader

Great Product, support and bang for the buck

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of it for what we are using it for, which is a clock in/out for our staff in multiple locations. Easy to install and manage, also great support.

Cons: I can't say anything negative. Anytime I had an issue a quick phone call had easy support

Overall: We use this for multiple kiosk check ins, easy setup and great support.

KioWare for Kiosk-Mode across multiple users.

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software, once set up, was very thorough and detailed for our purposes.

It allowed for us to remotely monitor and update the devices as necessary, and only required us to physically secure our devices afterwards.

Cons: When trying to configure the kiosks to remotely deploy changes as needed, we ran into minor issues which weren't thoroughly documented, but was resolved with a few exchanges with the KioWare support team.

Overall: The goal of the project we were working on was to set up a series of tablets in a locked kiosk mode, in which the users could log in and out of them on a website with no cached or saved data between sessions, which this software did perfectly.

Setting up the basic settings was straightforward, but trying to remotely deploy the software had a series of small hiccups, but it was all a series of settings we were overlooking on our part to do so.

The best in desk lock system

Jul 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing is that you can use it on your mobile phone using Android. Easy to operate and ideal to protect your documents and desk

Cons: I do not have any complaints I think it is an easy economic and efficient system.

The best to take care of your desktop information

Overall: The best to take care of your desktop information

Vendor Response

by Kioware on July 19, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Please let us know if you have suggestions or particular feature requests.

KioWare Review

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to setup and configure, Customer Support is top notch!

Cons: I didn't have any cons using this software, it did exactly what I needed.

Overall: My overall experience is this is top shelf software, it did exactly what I needed.

Kioware

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and ability to add videos and slides to sleep mode

Cons: Great software so I have nothing negative to say

Best system

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love how easy it is to use on a daily basis and how you can view everything on a Android phone or tablet .

Cons: Wish it was available on iOS , not everyone uses Android but other than that I would totally recommend it

Overall: Everything

Kia Ware

Sep 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Auto update, nice looking software does not crash

Cons: Hard to use software, slow at times and some crashing