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What is AppsAnywhere?

What is AppsAnywhere?

AppsAnywhere is a Higher Ed app store that gives IT a way to improve student outcomes by delivering all academic apps on-demand, anywhere and anytime. From a single customizable web portal, AppsAnywhere gives university and college students a consistent way to get the software they need to get work done on any device, on and off campus.

AppsAnywhere is a beautiful-looking and easy-to-use app store-like platform. It gives students a recognizable and familiar way to access their apps, with a simple user experience reminiscent of well-known consumer app stores!

AppsAnywhere integrates with a variety of market-leading software delivery and deployment methods, including Microsoft's App-V, SCCM and WVD, VMware Horizon, Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server), Citrix, and Numecent's Cloudpaging application virtualization technology. With AppsAnywhere, users can also find and launch natively-installed applications, downloadable software, and cloud-based (SaaS) apps.

We call this unique approach to deploying software 'Unified Application Delivery'. One single place for IT to deliver and update ALL university apps, and one point of access for students and faculty to get their software, regardless of their device, location or technology being used.


'What is AppsAnywhere?' explainer video

Produced in collaboration with our customer Seneca College (Toronto, Canada), this short animated video was designed to help explain to students what AppsAnywhere is and how it helps them to access any of their apps on demand, on any device, on and off campus.

Without AppsAnywhere, software is only available on set labs

Without AppsAnywhere...

Specialist apps are only available in certain labs. Making apps available on any device and anywhere involves lots of installation/imaging time or expensive VDI. Students don't know where to go to get their apps for their coursework...


With AppsAnywhere software is delivered in a virtualized format on-demand

With AppsAnywhere.

Instead of installing apps on each and every machine, they're delivered to students and faculty in a virtualized format, on-demand, via an app store-style platform. Student outcomes are vastly improved because they can get access to any of the apps they need to get their work done.

5 reasons to use AppsAnywhere

Here's 5 reasons universities or colleges across the globe use AppsAnywhere to improve the student experience, enable BYOD, and improve how they deliver software to labs and devices on and off campus...

  1. One consistent place to access all software apps, regardless of whether they're virtualized, installed, remote, SaaS, downloadable or cloud-based apps
  2. A secure, consumer-simple app store that's easy-to-use, with added user experience features like favorites, quick search and categories
  3. A customizable web platform that your users will trust. Add branding like logos and corporate colors
  4. A self-service app store that's truly on-demand, accessible from any device, anywhere, anytime.
  5. A simple way to introduce and support a true Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, by making all software available from one awesome app store.

How AppsAnywhere works

AppsAnywhere is easy-to-use, both for students and for your IT department. How it works, in a nutshell:

Packaging apps for delivery in AppsAnywhere

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!


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.

AppsAnywhere-compatible delivery technologies

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Key use cases and solutions

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