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AppsAnywhere - Getting Started Guide

AppsAnywhere - Getting Started Guide

The first time you log into AppsAnywhere, you will be asked to run a validation to check if the relevant client is installed on your computer. Depending on the type of machine you are using, you will need to follow the instructions below:

  • Personal Windows PC
  • University provided PC
  • University lab PCs
  • Personal Mac
  • University Mac
Personal Windows PC
  • Log into https://appsanywhere.bucks.ac.ukStudents login using their StudentID@bucks.ac.uk and password. Staff login using their University email, i.e. FirstName.LastName@bucks.ac.uk.
  • Click ‘It’s my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let’s go.
  • Accept the download and run it.
  • Run through the installer accepting the defaults.
  • Go back to the AppsAnywhere website and continue following the prompts.

View detailed instructions on how to install AppsAnywhere on a personal PC.

University provided PC
  • Click on the Start menu and go to the Software Centre or search for ‘Software Centre’ from the Start menu search box.
  • Select the AppsAnywhere Client icon and click install.
  • Log into https://appsanywhere.bucks.ac.uk. Students login using their StudentID @bucks.ac.uk and password. Staff login using their University email, i.e. FirstName.LastName @bucks.ac.uk.
  • Select ‘I have already used AppsAnywhere on this device!’

View detailed instructions on how to install AppsAnywhere on a University provided PC.

University lab PCs
  • Click on the AppsAnywhere icon and login using your University IT credentials.
  • Students login using their StudentID @bucks.ac.uk and password. Staff login using their University email, i.e. FirstName.LastName @bucks.ac.uk.
  • Select ‘I have already used AppsAnywhere on this device!’
Mac device
  • Log into https://appsanywhere.bucks.ac.ukStudents login using their StudentID @bucks.ac.uk and password. Staff login using their University email, i.e. FirstName.LastName @bucks.ac.uk.
  • Click ‘It’s my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let’s go.
  • Accept the download and run it.
  • AppsAnywhere will request access to your files so that it can open documents for each application that you use
  • The Parallels client will launch and connect to AppsAnywhere.
  • To open documents from your Mac in the application, you can navigate to This PC on the Parallels client. Once there, look under the "Devices and Drives" heading - you should see a drive called "Drives on [Mac username] -" with some numbers at the end. You can click there to find files from your Mac to open using AppsAnywhere programs.

View detailed instructions on how to install AppsAnywhere on your Mac.

Having logged in and completed the previous step, when prompted to open the AppsAnywhere application, click Yes or OK to continue.

Once validation has been successful, you will see a green banner. You can tick the ‘Don't show me this again’ message on the reminder banner to stop it being displayed in the future.

If you fail to install the agent on Windows, AppsAnywhere will fail to validate, which is indicated by a red validation failed banner at the top of the page

If this occurs, click on Retry. If that does not solve the issue, restart your web browser and log back into AppsAnywhere.

Using Appsanywhere

Once successfully logged in and validated, you will be presented with all the applications you are able to run. The list of applications you see will depend on who you are, what device you are on and your geographical location (some applications are only available while on the University Campus, some only in the UK and others anywhere in the world).

To launch an application simply find it on the page and click Launch. You may be prompted again to launch or switch an application, in which case confirm this action.

The first time you launch an application it will be downloaded to your device and prepared to launch. Depending on your internet connectivity and the performance of your device this can take upwards of ten minutes with larger applications, so be patient! This only happens at first launch as the application will be cached to your device so subsequent launches will be much faster.

The application will launch and run on your computer just as if it was installed locally, so you can access all your local files as normal. When finished, close it and AppsAnywhere will take care of everything else.

You do not need to keep the AppsAnywhere website open whilst using the application, only the Cloudpaging client needs to be running.

Related documents

AppsAnywhere Installation Instructions