AppsAnywhere: Introduction & Overview


What is AppsAnywhere?


Starting in fall 2018, software applications on Windows computers in computer labs and classrooms will begin streaming to computers using AppsAnywhere, an app store-like portal. Instead of being installed directly on these computers, some applications will be available on AppsAnywhere and launch from a web browser.


Connecting to AppsAnywhere from an instructional computer is as easy as logging in. The AppsAnywhere software portal will automatically launch in a Chrome browser, allowing you access to the software available to you. You can also launch AppsAnywhere using the desktop shortcut.

Using AppsAnywhere

AppsAnywhere creates an app store-like experience where you can access the software available for your use. The AppsAnywhere interface is designed to be easy to use and works like many other browsers.

  • Favorite apps you use frequently by clicking the star in the upper right corner. You can then click the Favorites tab at the top of the page to only see those apps.
  • Change the way your app store looks by changing the view filter to display standard view, large view or list view.
  • Use the Search Apps box in the upper right corner to quickly search for the software you need to use instead of scrolling through the list.


Launch an App

Using AppsAnywhere makes accessing your software as easy as clicking the Launch button.

  • AppsAnywhere uses a technology called Cloudpaging to download and stream your software. The Cloudpaging window will open, allowing you to view the status of the software. You may ignore or close this window if desired.
  • Once downloaded, the software will launch automatically.
  • If there are additional software titles associated with this main title, you can find them in the Start Menu.

For additional information, check these categories in the Knowledge Base:

Accessing AppsAnywhere on an Apple computer (COB BYOD Only)

AppsAnywhere - Cloudpaging Virtualized Software List

AppsAnywhere Application Web Portal Used on Campus (Instructional Computers)

AppsAnywhere for Home Use (COB BYOD Only)

Troubleshooting AppsAnywhere on a Personal Computer

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