AppsAnywhere is an ‘app store’ for accessing software on University computers. The applications are streamed on-demand, rather than being installed on individual computers. The majority of applications on AppsAnywhere are available on any PC, anywhere on campus.
What are the benefits?
Using AppsAnywhere allows us to offer you a bigger range of software across a wider range of on-campus locations. It takes up less storage space than traditional installations, meaning your computer will start-up faster and run more quickly. It provides greater security and means we can apply software updates more efficiently.
How do I use AppsAnywhere?
Click the AppsAnywhere shortcut which you'll find on the desktop of all University computers.
AppsAnywhere will then quickly validate your account in order to present the applications available to you. (Students on certain courses will be able to access specialist software on a restricted licence). You will be notified with a green banner at the top of the page once validation is complete.
You can then use the search box at the top right of the page to find the software you want to use. Each application has a title, a vendor and a description. These are all searchable; for example you can search for ‘Adobe’ to find all of the available Adobe products, or search for ‘video’ if you’d like to see all the apps that might help you edit a video file.
Once you have found your app, simply click ‘Launch.’
Most software will provide links to its own instructions and learning resources, and you can also check Lynda.com for online tutorials.