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BucksAnywhere

BucksAnywhere

BucksAnywhere is a web service, based on AppsAnywhere, which provides access to many of the software applications you use for teaching and studying. BucksAnywhere can be used from your own Windows device or from a University owned PC or laptop, from any location.

You can use BucksAnywhere on your own computer to use many of the applications that you would normally access via a student desktop machine.

BucksAnywhere is now available on Windows and Mac devices

Introduction
How does it work?

BucksAnywhere has two parts.  The first part is a web portal from which you can view the catalogue of software applications and operates very much like an apps store.  The second part is a small client application you run on your computer to help launch the applications

Which software applications are available?

We have over 100 applications and utilities available and we expect this number to grow over time as we add more software packages to the service. A list showing the applications that are currently available and the ones that are being worked on is available below.

Requesting Additional Software

Requests for additional software can also be made via the IT Service Desk. Software applications must meet both licensing and performance criteria to be included.

Support for Mac IOS devices

Support for Mac IOS devices is now available. You can access BucksAnywhere applications on your own device.

Available software
PC / Laptops
MAC

7Zip

Infanview

Android Studio

Access

Inkscape

Auditions

Access to the cyberlab

JalView

Autodesk

Adobe Acrobat

Jason (MAS)

Avid Protools

Adobe Animate

JASP

BlackBoard

Adobe Audition

Java JRE 8u212

Blender

Adobe Bridge

Java SE JDK 8u212

Bomgar

Adobe Character

Jedit

Calibre

Adobe Digital Editions

Keyshot **

Ceebot

Adobe Dimension

LTspice

Excel

Adobe DreamWeaver

MakeHuman

Houdini

Adobe Effects

Matlab with Simulink **

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustratrator

Ms Project

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InCopy

MS Visio

MatLab

Adobe InDesign

My Docs

MyDocs

Adobe Lightroom

MyDocs

My Print

Adobe Media Encoder

MyPrint

Office 365

Adobe Photoshop

Notpad++

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Prelude

Office 365 Online

PowerPoint

Adobe Premiere Pro

Pacman

Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Premiere Rush

Paint.Net

Project Professional

Android Studio

Paint.Net

Rhino

Android Studio

Partnership Student

Solidworks

ArgoUML

PCBasic

SPSS V25

Audacity

PeaZip

SPSS V27

Autodesk **

Powerpoint

Student Computing

Avid Pro Tools

Project Professional

SWI Prolog

Beast

PuTTY

Visio Professional

Blackboard

Python 3..10

Visual Paradigm

Blender

QGIS

Visual Studio

BlueJ

Quintic

Word

Bomgar Remote

R forWindows

WinProlog

Calibre

R Studio

Zbrush

Ceebot

Rhino (with Vray) **

 

Cherwell Service Management

Ruby

 

Colorveil

Sage 50

 

CutPDFWriter

Sigil

 

Cygwin

Solidworks **

 

Evernote

SPSS V25 **

 

Excel

Student Computing

 

Fig Tree

SWI Prolog

 

Firefox

Treesize Free

 

FreeMind

Turning Point

 

GeoGebra

Visio Professional

 

Gephi

Visual Paradigm

 

Ghostscript

Visual Studio

 

GIMP

Visual Studio Code

 

GIT

VLC

 

Google Chrome

WinProlog

 

Google Earth Pro

Win Python

 

G-Power

WinSCP

 

HandBrake

WinVCE

 

Hot Potatoes

WireShark

 

Houdini **

Word

 

ImageJ

Zbrush

 
     
Coming Soon
   

Max 8

Da Vinci resolve

 

Kontakt

WinZip  (Use alternative 7-Zip)

 

Unity

Substance Suite

 

Adobe XD

Maya

 

Maxon Cinema 4D

Avid Media Composer

 

** - Requires VPN Connection

   
Getting started

BucksAnywhere can be accessed via a web browser on any Windows or Mac device. Accessing BucksAnywhere via your browser using the link in the box above is the most convenient to get started and use the available applications.

View detailed guidance on how to start using the service.

If you have any further queries about BucksAnywhere please contact the IT Service Desk via IT@bucks.ac.uk or by calling 01494 605000.

FAQs

What is the link for BucksAnywhere?

To start using the BucksAnywhere service please visit: https://bucksanywhere.bucks.ac.uk

What credentials do I use to get in to BucksAnywhere?

Use your Bucks Username and Password. The same ones you use to access a PC on campus.

Why won’t my session validate?

Click ‘retry’ in the top right hand corner.

Can I use BucksAnywhere on an Apple, Linux, Android or IOS device?

BucksAnywhere is now available on Mac Devices, Chromebook IOS and Linux Android devices are currently being tested and will be made available shortly.

How do I prevent the Cloudpaging Player running every time?

'Cloudpaging' is the technology that enables applications to run locally on your computer without having to first be downloaded or installed.

These ‘Cloudpaging’ applications run locally on your computer. This means they appear on your Start Menu and work the same as installed applications.

Each time you restart your computer the Cloudpaging Player will load automatically, so any applications you have launched from BucksAnywhere can still be used.

What is the Parallels?

You may notice the Parallels Player on your Mac. The Parallels will be installed automatically when you install the BucksAnywhere Client on your Mac computer. This is needed to launch applications available in BucksAnywhere.

What if I have an issue or an application I need is not on BucksAnywhere?

To report an issue with BucksAnywhere please contact the IT Service Desk.

To request an application be added to BucksAnywhere please contact the IT Service Desk.

Can I use applications offline?

You can work offline on your Windows device using the Cloudpaging Player. For personal devices that are running Windows 10, this is installed automatically when you download the BucksAnywhere Client.

Some applications are available to use offline using the Cloudpaging Player. These applications will continue to work even if you lose your Internet connection.

If an application freezes when you go offline (or shows an error), simply connect to the internet again and the application will resume.

You can also check which of your applications are available to use offline in advance

  1. From your desktop, click the Start menu and type Cloudpaging Player
  2. Open Cloudpaging Player, click the File menu and choose Work Offline.
  3. See the list of applications that will not be available offline.
  4. You should always choose No in the dialogue box that appears to ensure that the application remains on your machine.

Note: Offline applications continue to work automatically when you disconnect from the Internet. There is therefore no need to choose the Work Offline option in normal use.

How do I remove applications from Cloudpaging Player?

If you need to remove a Cloudpaging application from your computer you can do so quickly and easily.

  1. From your desktop, click the Start menu and type Cloudpaging Player.
  2. Open Cloudpaging Player, click the application you want to remove and then the Remove button.
  3. All components of the application will be removed (from the Player and your Start Menu).

If you wish to launch the application in future, you can access it again from AppsAnywhere

Why do my applications run slowly the very first time I use them?

The first time you run an application in AppsAnywhere, you will need to download the application from our servers and install it on your PC.

Over a slow internet connection, this may take some time. You can monitor the progress of the installation via the Cloudpaging application that is installed by AppsAnywhere the first time you use it.

On the first run, the application may run before it is entirely downloaded and may run slowly until this is completed. Once the installation process has completed the application will be cached on your PC and should start quickly each time you start it.

Will all Apps run on my personal device?

When using AppsAnywhere on personal devices, some applications may not be launched due to either the file size being too large or the software license does not permit usage outside of the campus. Additionally some applications require you to be connected to the VPN.

Information on all of these requirements is viewable in the 'More Info' section below the 'Launch' button.

What happens if an application is too large to run on my device or has a campus only licence?

In the case of applications being either too large in file size or limited by licensing, you will need to use our Virtual Desktops or remote lab service. This will allow you to access a campus PC from your personal device, which will allow you to run the software.

View instructions for Virtual Desktop and remote student computer lab access.

Why are applications available to some but not others?

Some applications are specific to schools and therefore will not be available to every student.

What is Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)?

The Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has been provided in order to give access to certain applications that require high specification PCs to run.

You will not be able to use this service if you are not on a module that needs access to it. You will be advised by your tutor if this is the case.

Certain virtual desktops make use of the AppsAnywhere service in order to access applications and it should behave as though you are on campus.

How can I provide feedback about BucksAnywhere?

You can provide feedback on BuckAnywhere via the IT Service Desk.