AppsAnywhere Setup Instructions: Accessing on an Apple computer (Personal Devices)


How do I use AppsAnywhere on an Apple computer?


AppsAnywhere is easiest to install on a Windows computer. In order to use it on a non-Windows computer, a Windows environment must be accessed either through a virtual machine (VirtualBox or Parallels), dual booting your computer to install Windows separately, or accessing MiDesktop.


These different options are provided to ensure COB students required to use AppsAnywhere for a class are able to access needed software. 

  1. Install VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, or Parallels to create a virtual Windows computer for running the software. VirtualBox is a free download, while VMware Fusion and Parallels can be purchased from Computer Showcase at a discounted rate.
  2. As a U of M student, you may download Office 365 and Window 10 for free using the following links:


Note: The ITS Service Desk does not install software for students on their personal devices and only best effort support will be offered for questions related to this setup.

Instructions for installing a virtual machine using VirtualBox.

Instructions for configuring Boot Camp to dual boot Windows and macOS.



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

AppsAnywhere - Cloudpaging Virtualized Software List

AppsAnywhere - Software Where You Need It

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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