Getting started with AppsAnywhere

AppsAnywhere provides web-based portal access to a wide range of University software. It streams software to University Windows 10 and 11 computers, Windows Virtual Desktop or your own Windows PC.  


Accessing AppsAnywhere

If you want to access software using AppsAnywhere then you must install the AppsAnywhere Cloudpaging Player. This process differs depending on whether you're installing Cloudpaging Player on a University computer or on a personal Windows computer.

Important: At the moment, only Windows-based operating systems are supported. Most software used in teaching is unavailable for MacOS, so students with an Apple Mac will need to access AppsAnywhere through the Windows Virtual Desktop service.

To access AppsAnywhere, please visit:

Installing Cloudpaging Player on a University computer

For University devices with Windows 11, the AppsAnywhere client should already be installed on your device. Please log in to AppsAnywhere and follow the validation steps under "Using AppsAnywhere". If this software is not installed on your computer running Windows 11, please raise a ticket with the IT Service Desk (see related requests). 

If you are using a computer running Windows 10 and want to access software using AppsAnywhere then you must install the AppsAnywhere Cloudpaging Player.

The AppsAnywhere Client can be installed from the Software Center for University computers running Windows 10. For information on how to do this refer to the 'How to install software to your work PC via the Software Center' in the 'Related Articles' section.

Once this step has been completed and Cloudpaging Player has been installed, please visit and log in with your University email, in the format of

The following popup will appear the first time you log into AppsAnywhere. For University devices select 'I have it already' as AppsAnywhere client has been installed from the Software Center.

Installing Cloudpaging Player on a personal Windows computer

Video showing the steps required to install the AppsAnywhere client - double-click to show full screen, and click on the 'CC' button for subtitles.

The AppsAnywhere Cloudpaging Player will now be installed on your device, and you will be able to launch software from AppsAnywhere.

Using AppsAnywhere

Each time you log in to AppsAnywhere you will see a purple spinning icon in the bottom right corner of the screen while your system is validated. 

Clicking the purple icon will show the following


The AppsAnywhere Player will launch while the validation takes place.

Once the validation has completed successfully, you will see a green tick icon. (this message will disappear within a few seconds).

Occasionally this validation process may fail and you will be prompted to open the validation troubleshooter.

Following the instructions in the troubleshooter to try and resolve the issue

Once your session has been validated you can start using the interface to access software.

You can customise the look and feel of AppsAnywhere by clicking the preferences icon on the top right of the screen.


More help videos can be found by clicking the Student Hub banner at the top of the screen.

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