AppsAnywhere is a University Apps store (the Portal) which allows students and staff to download software and apps for study and work – available anywhere, on and off campus, anytime.
Watch this short video to learn more.
What software do I access to?
AppsAnywhere has a vast catalogue of software but depending on your location or device, you may find some software unavailable. In general, all software you are entitled to will be available when you are on campus using a University owned PC or laptop. Some application have [Campus or VPN*] in the title, which means it is only available on-site or off-site using the VPN. Other factors that determine what applications you have access to are:
All applications that are not available will be in the Unavailable category. You can find why an application is unavailable if you click on the More info button next to the application (it will appear greyed out but will still work) then choose the Delivery Methods tab then the Restrictions tab. Any sections with a red cross against has failed the eligibility check, if there is one or more failures, the application will not be available for that specified reason/s.
All application availability is determined by each individual vendors licencing agreements with the University. If you feel ou should have access to an application - perhaps if a classmate has some software you do not, please contact the IS Service Desk on 023 9284 7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each time you visit the AppAnywhere Portal, your session needs to be validated. Validating means the Portal will know what type of device you are using, whether you are on or off-site and what OS you are using. Once validation is complete, the list of applications you are eligible to will be listed. Once you have successfully validated, you can view your validation information by scrolling to the bottom of the Portal.
University PC and laptops
Personal devices - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
When visiting AppsAnywhere for the first time, you will need to install the Cloudpaging player - to do this you should not be connected to the VPN.
What if my device fails validation?
In most cases a refresh of the page will resolve this issue. If you are still experiencing difficulties, please visit the Student IT Help Centre or one of the IT Help Advisers with your device or contact the Service Desk - support information can be found here
Short videos to help you use AppsAnywhere