About AppsAnywhere

AppsAnywhere was born to revolutionize student outcomes by changing the way Higher Ed makes software available, anywhere, anytime.

We’re on a mission to help universities and colleges in every corner of the globe give their students an awesome experience by making it easy to access software anywhere, anytime and on any device. 

We‘re standing up for a better, more simplified way of doing things. Challenging the ‘status quo’ and complexity of traditional application delivery solutions. Proving that there‘s more to virtualization than what multi-million dollar marketing budgets want you to believe...  

We’re driven by being the world’s best vendor for delivering software apps in higher education. We exist to make life better for students and easier for IT. We live to prove that there’s more to delivering software than VDI. And we’re building a product, a brand and a company that both our customers and our teams are proud to be a part of. 

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Who is AppsAnywhere? | A little bit more about us...

Our Values | Learn about the 6 core values at AppsAnywhere.

10 years of AppsAnywhere! | Check out our awesome 10th birthday celebration.

AppsAnywhere in more languages | Learn about AppsAnywhere in the following languages.

Our technology partners | Discover the coolest vendors we teamed up with.

FAQs | Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Get Social | Connect with us on social media.

AppsAnywhere, a little bit about us...

  • Founded in 2009
  • Offices in 4 countries, customers in 20+ countries
  • 1,500,000+ users (students and staff)
  • 15,000+ packaged apps
  • 150+ universities (including colleges and schools)
  • 20% year-on-year growth

Top 5 university application delivery problems, solved

  1. Delivering any Windows application to any device, including all those heavyweight apps such as ArcGIS, SPSS and MATLAB.
  2. Improving the student experience by providing students (and staff) with access to the software tools they need on and off campus.
  3. Reducing packaging time, IT administration and image size, and reducing license costs.
  4. Enabling universities to attract and retain more students and be more competitive in the education marketplace.
  5. Encourage universities to provide an awesome BYOD experience to all students.
  • Honest set of values and an awesome company culture

    Honest set of values and an awesome company culture

    Our values are more than just corproate 'lip service', they define why we've got the reputations as Higher Ed's coolest vendor

  • Never forget our customers. Ever

    Never forget our customers. Ever

    We're nothing without our empowered, loyal community of Higher Ed customers. We listen. We understand. We improve

  • Build a team everyone wants to join and anyone can

    Build a team everyone wants to join and anyone can

    Diversity, inclusivity, trust. We'll continue to build a driven team that's at the heart of our success and the successes of our customers

Our Values

  • Honesty's our best policy 

    Honesty's our best policy 

    Whether it's speaking to each other or to customers, we take a no-nosense, no BS approach to how we do business. That's how we maintain our culture of openess, intergrity, and trust.

  • We don't take ourselves too seriously...

    We don't take ourselves too seriously...

    We're geeks at heart. We love LEGO superheroes. We crave the lastest smart devices and obsess about all-things tech. We don't speak corporate and we don't dress or act like our competitors. And that's what our customers love about us.

  • ...but we're super serious about what we do

    ...but we're super serious about what we do

    At times we might live up to the “work hard, play hard” mantra, butwe’re relentless in our approach to improving the student experienceand helping our global customer communities be successful.

  • To build a team like no other

    To build a team like no other

    100% of our success comes from our team. It's at the heart and the center of evertthing we do and everything we stand for. Our brands biggest asset is ou people. and we want our team to feel empowered, accountable and trusted to go above and beyond. 

  • Be ambitious, invent, and innovate

    Be ambitious, invent, and innovate

    Standing still ist he worst thing we could do. Period. We want to always strive for the next best thing and - although it sounds clichéd to think outside the box and reach for the stars.

  • Keep things simple

    Keep things simple

    We take the time to understand our customers' problems before jumping right into the technical solutions. Straightforwardness and simplicity help us focus on the best way for Higher Ed to solve its challenges and improve student outcomes.

10 years of AppsAnywhere!

With extreme gratitude and great appreciation, we would like to wish ourselves a happy tenth birthday. Thank you to our partners for working with us to spread the good news of AppsAnywhere and for building awesome technologies for AppsAnywhere to integrate with. Thank you to our valued suppliers for the relationships you've built with us, all the way from our freelance suppliers to large scale SaaS solutions. Thank you to our amazing team for their continued dedication and unparalleled passion for creating and delivering a stellar software product. Most of all, thank you to all of our innovative, future-minded and ambitious customers for showing the world what AppsAnywhere is capable of, and for helping us to change the paradigm of higher education software delivery.

Here's to another 10 years of amazing developments in software delivery. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for higher education IT.

AppsAnywhere in more languages

Our technology partners

We've teamed up with the coolest technology vendors on the planet to provide universities and colleges with the best new application delivery and virtualization solutions that the market has to offer!

Numecent (Cloudpaging)

AppsAnywhere is compatible with multiple application delivery methods, but we think the best way of delivering Windows apps is using Cloudpaging [formerly Application Jukebox]. That's why we're the sole distributor of Numecent's Cloudpaging technology to higher education markets across the world, combining it with AppsAnywhere, to bring 100% of Windows apps to students at universities and colleges throughout North America and Europe.

For more information, visit Numecent's website.

Parallels (RAS - Remote Application Server)

We've integrated AppsAnywhere with Parallels RAS, to offer universities a way of delivering apps and desktops to any device (including Chromebooks), at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI solutions. And when used alongside Cloudpaging, AppsAnywhere enables students to access all their apps from one location, whilst university IT need only package the apps once.

For more information, visit the Parallels RAS website.

We're certified partners, too

As well as being the official distributor for Numecent's Cloudpaging in Education globally, and an authorized Parallels RAS partner, we're Citrix Ready, VMware and Microsoft partners, too.

Frequently asked questions

We work with universities and colleges across North America and Europe, with offices in both Cambridge, MA (USA), Leeds (UK) and Austria. We also have a team based in Spain, and partners who sell and support AppsAnywhere across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

We’ve been working in the educational technology sector since 2009, after being co-founded by Tony Austwick (@TonyAustwick) and Nick Johnson (@Nick_Johnson). More recently we started working with enterprises and managed service providers.

Worldwide there are more than 150 educational institutions who are proud to use AppsAnywhere, totaling over 1,500,000 students and staff who are using our software. We also have a number of non-education customers!

Good question! We work with universities and colleges because they face a uniquely complex and challenging situation in terms of application deployment – delivering hundreds of specialist apps to thousands of users, across tens of thousands of different devices. That’s where the power of our software makes the world of difference! While our heritage is in Higher Ed, we do also have a number of well-known commercial customers including MSPs and DaaS providers, who are all looking to improve the end user computing experience with AppsAnywhere.

We like to think we do things differently, and as a company we've changed the way that software's delivered in universities, colleges and organizations. So the '2' simply illustrates this new approach; a version 2.0, if you will…

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Our leadership team

Our leadership team

Meet the team focused on improving the student experience by providing the best application virtualization and delivery solutions for universities and colleges.

Co-Founder Interview

Co-Founder Interview

Tony Austwick, AppsAnywhere co-founder, talks about app virtualization, the role of IT in higher education, how to improve student experience across the globe, and about being a comic book geek.

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