Skykit software


Skykit is a cloud-based digital signage platform designed for companies of all sizes. It offers content publishing, automatic player updates and a media library within a suite.

The solution is based on the Google Cloud platform and allows users to publish content to signage boards such as LCD screens and posters directly from their Google Drive.

Key features of the solution include content creation and publishing, which allow users to publish content directly from Google Docs. Users can change or update content by editing the source Google Doc itself.

Skykit also lets users publish multimedia content, including images, videos and presentations. Users can also schedule which content will appear on which screens.

Skykit offers mobile access, enabling users to manage content updates in real time using mobile devices. Users can manage and track locations, displays and users through a single admin console for an enterprise-level view of the digital signage. Support is offered via mail and phone.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Wayne from FASTSIGNS International Inc.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    Best user interface of any CMS. Easy to use with powerful features.

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    An easy solution for our customers

    Pros

    Simple user interface, yet lots of features. Completely responsive design that can be controlled from a smartphone as easy as a laptop.

    Cons

    A little pricey for the market but when you add in all of the news and weather feeds the price balances out. It would be good to offer a cheaper version without the feeds for users that don't need them.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Braedan from SportsEngine

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2017

    Does what it needs to!

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    Pros

    We got the product in Beta, so it's been fun to see where the product started to where it is today. Very easy to setup.

    Cons

    The user interface isn't always intuitive as I needed it to be. Was hard to understand it right away, but definitely getting used to it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from Napa Valley College

    August 2017

    Napa Valley College went from a complex system to a very easy to use and user friendly.

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    Pros

    Napa Valley College like the most of skykit is how easy the system is to use. the end user who use the system didn't have to have IT back ground to use skykit.

    Cons

    After using skykit, Napa Valley College would like to see a couple of more option added to the system. the ability to have video streaming, would be a great option to have because different departments could stream classes, show, guest speakers through out the campus.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from University of Minnesota

    August 2017

    We use it to successfully display news items and event announcements to our students.

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    Pros

    Ease of use ... ability to display video and multiple file formats. The fact that our student audience gets information they can use readily and more quickly than postering.

    Cons

    It shuts down every so often. Our displays will freeze and we need to reboot to get it up and running.

    Other times, I have trouble uploading files.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abe from BoilerMASTERS, Inc.

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2017

    Works well and accomplishes what we need.

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    Pros

    Easy enough to use. Able to add a lot of types of content. Works without problem and doesn't need much, if any, maintenance.

    Cons

    Need to add traffic to web feed. The timing doesn't seem to be accurate or doesn't work according to user time zone.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Zachary from Hills Pet Nutrition

    August 2017

    We purchased this to display Quality & Safety content and other short videos throughout the plant

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    Pros

    Very user friendly!! We purchased this equipment to display Quality & Safety content and other short videos throughout our plant on numerous TV's.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Geoff from Burris Optics

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2017

    After a bad experience with competitive system, Skykit was a huge relief. Our admin is now posting!

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    Easy communication with large team in manufacturing facility.

    Pros

    Simple, easy to setup, easy to program. The plant admin is mostly doing quick slide shows, and they are working well.

    Cons

    Would REALLY like a preview window on my PC, so I can see exactly what the screens in the plant are showing.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Darren from Baldwin Schools

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2017

    From sales demo onto onboarding to configuration. They held our hands the entire process.

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    School based users, instead of District level admin can update their messages daily while still maintaining a common brand across the district.

    Pros

    Works seamlessly with Google Suite. Makes it drop dead simple to get end users up to speed. It costs about 1/5 as much as other solutions. Can be up and running in an hour or so.

    Cons

    Have not found any issues yet as we are just starting to use it. The user permissions leveling needs approvals and some workflow escalation process.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Our Lady of the Woods Church

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    Skykit was an answer to prayers...affordable, easy to use and great interface with Google Slides.

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    Easy to convey information on church events to 2000 worshipers each week.

    Pros

    It's interface with Google Slides makes it easy to learn and use by our less tech-say staff. Many of our younger staff are experienced with Google Apps. After a very short time they learn how to publish content to the displays.

    Cons

    A little tricky to format for a portrait display. Google Slides is default for landscape. Images are difficult to proportion.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chris from Surfchex.com

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2017

    Great Product but pricey

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    Reiability

    Pros

    Google backbone/reliability/functionality. Does everything I want,decent content,like the ability to play live webcam streams

    Cons

    Cost/Ease of Use-Can be confusing to new users but once familiar works great. Could be simplified between content/playlists/scheduling

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Thomas from Jersey Studios

    March 2017

    Easy to use and fun to manage!

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    Skykit has made our studio productions beautiful and high tech. I appreciate being able to stream content along side our live podcast recordings.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sarah from iQ Power Tools¿

    March 2017

    Support Team

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    The SkyKit Support team is amazing. They have been beyond helpful and patient with me. I have really appreciated all their help.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeff from Ward Church

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2017

    A Promising and Powerful Piece of Software

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    We are very pleased with the pricing and the ease of use of the interface of SkyKit. The ability to link with Google Drive and edit slides and presentations on the fly is very helpful when trying to train and give access to a number of different people. Very easy to use and train on. To be completely transparent, we are currently experiencing some issues with one of our particular usages -- but tech support has been great in helping us out. I feel great confidence in the SkyKit team and the future development of the product.

    Pros

    The user interface is simple to understand and use. It's ability to link to Google Drive is a huge plus. It allows non-"power users" to use the software.

    Cons

    For our particular usage, scheduling date-specific content out for the entire week is a cumbersome process. There is no batch upload. Also, the playlist functionality is currently having lots of hiccups. We have to manually set it every day.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Orenthial from Rocket Fuel

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2017

    Flawless Tool

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    We have been using SkyKit for well over two years now. With the current setup we are able to easily update content and slides with zero interruptions. It is very reliable and super intuitive.

    Pros

    Zero downtime,
    Very easy to use.
    Quick and easy setup

    Cons

    No Cons.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shane from Fastsigns

    March 2017

    Monitor for lobby

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    Only scratch the surface of all the features you have. I'm sure I would learn more if I had the patience. We just leave it on and let it run. :/

    Pros

    Ease of use.

    Cons

    Not comfortable making changes.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sarah from Return Path

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    March 2017

    Overall great product

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    At first it can be confusing to know the difference between playlists and programs. But once I got that down it was easier to learn everything else. One thing that can be frustrating is that skykit makes a copy of your slides and uses that instead of the original document. I never fully understood why this was the case. I also know for us we had to make multiple copies of the same program because we wanted it to play multiple times between other parts of the playlist. This can be a bit time consuming to edit since we have to edit multiple instances of the same document to make it consistent throughout the program.

    Pros

    Great way to keep our company updated about current events going on in our organization.

    Cons

    It can be confusing to navigate through sometimes, I never remember off the top of my head the difference between playlists and programs. I have to click on each one to see if it takes me to where I am wanting to go.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cliff from USC Ticket Office

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2017

    KIS - Rule Number 1 Keep it simple...

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    Being responsible for all IT setup and configurations, I found it extremely easy to setup. Basically I sent Skikit some technical information and all the work on my end was done for me in advance so i had the hard task of plugging it in. The software side of it is very similar to the MS movie maker. Having worked in a Windows environment for years we found that our users are able to pick it up pretty quickly. We called support and the support tech was Kind, Courteous and Competent. Thank you Skikit for Keeping it simple,

    Pros

    very easy to use

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tracey from Martin Engineering

    March 2017

    Ramos Review

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    N/A

    I've used SkyKit here and there and really like what it offers. I didn't purchase it though so I can't comment on the value. I've also never reached out to customer service so I can't comment on it.

    Pros

    that it works via Google Drive

    Cons

    That it relies on internet to switch it up

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Martin Engineering

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2017

    Great product that does the job well.

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    Great product that does the job well. A little tricky to use at first but once you get to using it on a consistent basis it flows well. I use the Chromeboxes from Skykit and it is just plug in and go! I would definitely recommend the product.

    Pros

    Plug & Play. Comes pre-loaded with everything I need. The Chromebox form factor is easy to place.

    Cons

    I find the cloud application a bit confusing until you learn the "jargon". I think it could be layed out in a more intuitive way.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Josh from Wayne Brothers Inc

    March 2017

    Great Software and Company

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    Great software and very user friendly. Anytime i did have any issues, Skykit support was amazing at helping me troubleshoot the issue and always followed up to ensure i was completely satisfied.

    Pros

    Easy to use and great support

    Cons

    I wish that I could make the entire slideshow on Powerpoint and transfer all the transitions over to skykit instead of only having a select few transitions.

    Review Source: Capterra
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