91% of students expect their university to provide an "app store" to access university software. So, in collaboration with our customers we've developed AppsAnywhere...
AppsAnywhere is a beautiful web interface that gives students access to all the software they need, from a familiar and customizable app store-style portal. It gives university or college IT a way to deliver 100% of their software from one place, whatever the device, including Windows, Mac and Chromebooks.
Software on demand, anywhere.
We've reinvented the way students access apps. By integrating with leading application delivery technologies, AppsAnywhere enables access to software wherever and whenever, on any device, on and off campus. Students can even access apps on their own laptop, from a customizable 'app store'. Students no longer have to follow apps, now the apps follow them.
Learn more: Supported application delivery technologies >
Deliver 100% of your apps.
No one method of delivering apps is the best. That's why we support a variety of software delivery methods, including Cloudpaging, SCCM and App-V. That means you can deliver ANY app and deploy them all through AppsAnywhere, our beautiful app store-like portal. And yes, that includes 'tricky' Windows apps like SPSS, SAS, NVivo, MATLAB and AutoCAD!
Full control over software licenses.
Admins can keep track of exactly how many licences are being used at any given time, and redistribute them where necessary. By maintaining a central pool of licences and allowing users to take from the pool wherever they are, as and when they need them, resources can be maximized and vast amounts of money saved.
Learn more: AppsAnywhere Admin >
Local performance, warp speed.
AppsAnywhere integrates with a variety of delivery methods, including Cloudpaging. Unlike desktop virtualization (VDI), apps virtualized using Cloudpaging run at the same speed as if they were fully installed on the end-user's computer. That means you can deliver graphics-intensive software without needing an expensive backend infrastructure to support it!
Learn more: About Cloudpaging >
A good-looking, customizable app store.
AppsAnywhere is the most beautiful way to deliver apps to students and staff. It gives your students a seamless, consistent and cool way of accessing the software they need, through a web-based portal that your institution can really make its own.
Try AppsAnywhere for free today...
See our university app store-style portal for yourself on our AppsAnywhere trial site >
With AppsAnywhere's admin section, you have full control over how the university delivers apps to students, including full licensing controls, provisioning and app delivery methods.
Package and virtualize 100% of Windows apps with Numecent's Cloudpaging technology, the next-generation application virtualization tool.
With Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server) university IT can securely deploy Windows apps to any device, including macOS, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.
S2 Dashboard is the extensive reporting suite behind AppsAnywhere, detailing app usage, licensing data and BYOD statistics.
The 'techie' benefits of AppsAnywhere...
AppsAnywhere gives you everything you need to give your students
any app they need, and with it, an awesome learning experience.
Read more: Technical FAQs >
Choose the method of delivering apps that's best for your students.
AppsAnywhere is compatible with multiple application delivery technologies, giving you the best way of deploying apps based on user context*, and giving your students one consistent point of access for all the software they need to study, for an awesome IT experience.
One launch button, multiple delivery methods. Learn more >
Quick and easy application packaging.
Most universities and colleges have already tried App-V and realized they can't package all the apps students need, and the dedication needed to do it is so high. With Software2, application packaging is quick and easy, with a standardized packaging procedure for over 80% of apps!
Reduce your image size and bloat. Massively.
By virtualizing apps with Cloudpaging and delivering them with AppsAnywhere, our customers have reduced their image size by 75%. That means huge time savings for IT, quicker repair of PCs and faster re-image times. And it's easy to make changes to the image (e.g. app upgrades) in the middle of the academic year, too!
Slash ongoing VDI costs.
AppsAnywhere can be used alongside an existing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). By doing so you can take the apps out of the VDI image and deliver them separately, so they run on the local machine. That means your apps run more smoothly, you save huge amounts on expensive VDI equipment, and your students' experience is awesome.
AppsAnywhere technical specifications and requirements
Download the PDF below to find out the technical specifications and infrastructure requirements for AppsAnywhere and Cloudpaging.
AppsAnywhere Server Infrastructure and Tech Requirements
(1.91 MB, PDF)
Our awesome customers...
Learn how Durham University have enabled student access to software on any device across campus (including macOS and Chromebooks) thanks to AppsAnywhere, Cloudpaging and Parallels RASView
The University of Michigan's College of Engineering has chosen AppsAnywhere, after looking for an alternative application virtualization solution to replace their existing Microsoft App-V environment.View
Toronto's George Brown College are using AppsAnywhere to streamline application deployment. Watch their animation to find out more about how students access apps with AppsAnywhere.View
One of the unique challenges in managing computing in a university is how to deliver apps to students in a cost-effective manner, while ensuring a good user experience...View
Back in 2015 we surveyed over 2,500 students. One thing that stood out was that students were frustrated at being unable to access software anywhere. 3 years on, how has AppsAnywhere improved the student experience?View
Almost 10 years since BYOD came to prominence, why is it still such a challenge for universities when it comes to application delivery? And what's the future of the University Desktop in 2018 and beyond?View