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.
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: https://appsanywhere.leeds.ac.uk
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 https://appsanywhere.leeds.ac.uk and log in with your university email, in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Each time you log in to AppsAnywhere you will see this blue popup message appear at the bottom right of the screen:
The AppsAnywhere Player will launch while the validation takes place.
You should see Validation Successful (this message will disappear within a few seconds).
Occasionally this validation process may fail and you will see a red popup message at the bottom right of the page. Click on the 'Retry' button to try again.
Once your session has been validated you can start using the interface to access software.