AppsAnywhere gives Higher Ed IT the tools you need to deliver all your university software to any device, both on and off campus, without the need for complex VDI environments.

AppsAnywhere comes with all the tools Higher Ed needs to virtualize, provision, and deliver software apps to students and faculty, wherever they are at anytime. License controls, Active Directory provisions, Canvas LMS support, Active Directory integration, delivery method setup, and institution-branding for customization of the AppsAnywhere storefront...

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Access applications anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Access apps, anywhere.

All students need is a device and a browser. When software is launched, AppsAnywhere chooses the most appropriate technology to deliver it (based on location, OS and device), without the user needing to do anything other than click 'launch'. IT can set up to 20 delivery methods for each app! AppsAnywhere supports all the major browsers.

Flexible license management controls so you can comply with software licensing restrictions.

AppsAnywhere gives you the controls you need to set how, where, and by who applications can be accessed. On a per-app basis you can choose which students have access to which apps and on which devices. AppsAnywhere validates each student when they login, looks at their device and context, then determines which apps are available to them. 

License control and custom application priovisioning
AppsAnywhere allows for the upload of custom branding and banners to internally brand your software delivery portal or to use it for IT communication and announcements

Make it your own with branding customization.

By adding your university's branding you can give your students and staff a recognizable, trusted way to access their software. And because it's a single platform to access all apps on any device, it's a consistent one-stop-shop for university software! You can also use AppsAnywhere as a way to make key university announcements by uploading custom banners and messages.

Monitor how, where and when your applications are being used.

With AppsAnywhere Analytics you can see which software titles are being used and which aren’t, so you can find out where you might want to increase your licenses to make software more available, or where you can save money on licensing! Get an in-depth overview of your software estate and make more informed strategic IT decisions.

Providing equitable access to apps with VPAT 2.0 compliance and accessibility standards.

Research suggests that up to 20% of AppsAnywhere users have some form of disability or impairment which affects their use of software. Committed to providing a consistent experience to all users, AppsAnywhere is compliant with VPAT 2.0 standards and is fully navigable by keyboard/speech and significant screen-reader functionality.

A cool UI that makes it easy to find apps.

Thanks to AppsAnywhere's app store-like frontend - hugely familiar to today's students - it's easy for both students and faculty to find the apps they need, with app categories, filters, favorites, quick search, multiple view options and multi-language support.

Quick links to course-specific apps.

Introducing App Lists...

Arrange key software titles into quick-find lists that your faculty or academics can share at the click of a few buttons. Distribute lists of recommended software for specific courses or modules to students via a URL, or embed the list of apps directly in your VLE!

Use the best delivery technology for the job.

There's more than one way you'll want to deliver apps. With Smart Prioritization you can set multiple delivery methods for each app and order them in terms of preference. AppsAnywhere then chooses the best way of delivering the app to the student, based on a variety of factors such as device type, operating system, geographical location and whether a machine is user-owned or university-managed.

The best part is, all the students see is one 'Launch' button - regardless of their device, the app or their location - and everything else happens automatically in the background. Students have enough to think about, without needing to choose between complicated software delivery methods.

Smart Prioritization with AppsAnywhere lets you choose multiple delivery methods for each applicaiton
Admin user roles within AppsAnywhere

Admin user roles to set who has access to what.

You can choose between three user roles within AppsAnywhere's admin section, to choose who has priveledges to edit certain settings or provision applications. These roles include Global Admin, App Admin and AppsAnywhere Admin accounts.

Integrate with the tech you already use.

We've built AppsAnywhere to integrate with the commonly-used tools in Higher Ed, including delivery technologies, Cloud platforms and EdTech solutions, to give you the flexibility and control when delivering academic apps.

  • Delivery technologies - including SCCM, application virtualization and VDI
  • Learning platforms - provide a clear signpost to apps from your VLE/LMS
  • Cloud platforms - Host on-premise or with any of the major Cloud providers
  • Infrastructure tools - Utilize Office365, SSO and Microsoft Active Directory

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AppsAnywhere comes with multiple admin user roles so you can control who has access to what

Brochures & downloads

What is AppsAnywhere 2021?

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What is AppsAnywhere and how can it help universities deliver software to students?

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AppsAnywhere 2.10 features brochure 2021

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A brochure of AppsAnywhere features for version 2.10 of AppsAnywhere

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AppsAnywhere Features and Benefits 2021

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A deeper dive into AppsAnywhere's features and benefits for software delivery in Higher Education.

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Find out more about AppsAnywhere



Make informed strategic IT decisions by understanding how students are consuming academic applications, including how, where and when.



AppsAnywhere integrates with the software deployment and EdTech tools you already use, including SCCM, VDI, App-V, Jamf, Microsoft and Canvas.

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Technical specs for AppsAnywhere, including server infrastructure, Active Directory integration and other technical requirements.

Key use cases and solutions

Enable BYOD

Enable BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a hot topic in Higher Ed IT, and often a key strategic IT driver. How do you enable a BYOD policy when it comes to delivering software to students on and off campus?

Reduce or right-size VDI

Reduce or right-size VDI

Right-size, replace or enhance your existing Higher Ed desktop virtualization or VDI solution by delivering software apps to any student with AppsAnywhere.

Improve the student experience

Improve the student experience

Students want software to get their studies done. Give them what they need and their learning experience will be even more awesome.

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