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Although the Internet is present in the vast majority of homes, and there are many free Internet spots in major cities, cybercafes are still a good business in places where Internet access is not widespread. HandyCafe is free software that allows you to keep track of the computers in your cybercafe. You can use it to track the time a computer is connected to the Internet, as well as the fee you can charge to the user.
Once installed, the program will run automatically showing the client on the right side of the screen. On its lower part, it shows the time in which the connection started, as well as the remaining and used time, and the fee incurred up to that moment. It is also possible to exit or log out from there.
You can also open the Options menu, from which you can disable or hide some of the features set on the interface. For example, you can hide all the options related to the time and fees, activate the USB protection, and change the language of the interface. This is an interesting option since it allows you to set the program's interface in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and of course, in English.
The program has some drawbacks. For instance, when installing, it requires you to set your browser's home page to HandyCafe's website; otherwise, the installation will not continue. Also, the client shows some advertisements, and finally, the program does not have a Help file. Although the program is easy to use, some help will not be unwelcome.
In sum, if you want to open a cybercafe or already have one, you may want to try this program, which is free to download and use.
- Keeps track of the used and remaining time
- Calculates the fee to charge
- Available in different languages
- Installation wizard sets HandyCafe's site as your default homepage
- The program's interface shows advertisements
- Does not have a Help file