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AppsAnywhere is a web-based app store enabling you to download and run software applications with a single click from any Windows PC on or off campus.

It works by using a streaming technology called Cloudpaging which relies on the Windows operating system. While AppsAnywhere is primarily Windows based, there is support for Mac users for all applications which have a Mac version. More information can be found via installing Windows 10 on your Mac.

AppsAnywhere is also installed on all student PCs on campus allowing you to access the software you need from any campus location.

To get started go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk and use your UWE Bristol email and password to log in.

Check out our video tutorial to help get started:

Some software will require a VPN connect to obtain a software licence, please see our VPN guidance for more information.

Please note: AppsAnywhere does not currently support mobile or tablet devices or Chromebooks.

Using AppsAnywhere

From your own device, on or off campus

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk.
  2. Login with your UWE Bristol email address and password.
  3. Select ‘It’s my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device’, to start the set up.
  4. Open the downloaded file, and follow the steps to install Cloudpaging Player.
  5. Select Done when complete.

From a computer on campus

  1. Access the app store through a web browser at https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk.
    There may also be a shortcut icon on the desktop to open AppsAnywhere.
  2. Once logged in, select Open AppsAnywhere Launcher to validate your session.
  3. You will see a menu of applications available for your course.
  4. Choose an application from the menu, or use the search box.
  5. Select to Launch your application, and Open AppsAnywhere Launcher.
  6. Cloudpaging Player will then stream and open your application.

Please note: launching some applications may take longer, especially when launched for the first time. Please launch any apps when you first arrive and log in, before the lesson begins.

View more information on applications

Select More Info on any application to view:

  • an overview of the application
  • system compatibility, and any license restrictions.

You can favourite your most used applications for quick access and copy a link to share the application with other users.

Uninstall an application

To uninstall an application:

  1. Open the Cloudpaging Player from the Start menu.
  2. Find the application in the list.
  3. Select Remove.

Specialist Software

Specialist software is also installed on some student PCs on campus. This may be easier of you are needing to use larger software packages.

Use our computer locations by software guide to find where you can use the software you need.

Using AppsAnywhere

From your own device, on or off campus

  1. Go to https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk.
  2. Login with your UWE Bristol email address and password.
  3. Select ‘It’s my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device’, to start the set up.
  4. Open the downloaded file, and follow the steps to install Cloudpaging Player.
  5. Select Done when complete.

From a computer on campus

  1. Access the app store through a web browser at https://appsanywhere.uwe.ac.uk.
    There may also be a shortcut icon on the desktop to open AppsAnywhere.
  2. Once logged in, select Open AppsAnywhere Launcher to validate your session.
  3. You will see a menu of applications available for your course.
  4. Choose an application from the menu, or use the search box.
  5. Select to Launch your application, and Open AppsAnywhere Launcher.
  6. Cloudpaging Player will then stream and open your application.

Please note: launching some applications may take longer, especially when launched for the first time. Please launch any apps when you first arrive and log in, before the lesson begins.

View more information on applications

Select More Info on any application to view:

  • an overview of the application
  • system compatibility, and any license restrictions.

You can favourite your most used applications for quick access and copy a link to share the application with other users.

Uninstall an application

To uninstall an application:

  1. Open the Cloudpaging Player from the Start menu.
  2. Find the application in the list.
  3. Select Remove.

Software available in Frenchay Library

Some areas of Frenchay Library and open access/learning zones have PCs with specific groups of specialist software installed. Faculties may also provide a range of specialist hardware and software to support teaching and learning.

Please see software groups and versions for more information on specific types of software available and which version installed.

Please note: due to the coronavirus situation, campus PCs are using the software installed and updated for the 2019/2020 academic year. This means they may have older versions of software than are available via AppsAnywhere. However, if you are on campus and AppsAnywhere is running the same version that is installed on a PC it will launch the locally installed version as this is the easiest and quickest delivery method.

Offers for students

Educational discounts for UWE Bristol students:

Microsoft Office 365 University

As part of the Office 365 agreement with Microsoft, students are allowed to install up to five copies of the latest version of Microsoft Office on their personal devices and online access. Find out more about Office 365.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Please note: if you need Creative Cloud for your course you will be able to access this and most of the Adobe apps, at no cost, through AppsAnywhere.

Adobe offers all students and teachers a 65% discount on Creative Cloud packages, which can be found via the Adobe website.

IT equipment at discount prices

If you need support to purchase IT equipment for studying, including internet access, please see our Digital Capability scheme (DCS). This has been set up to provide grants to help students who have no access to IT equipment.

Routine student discounts can be found for products such as HP, Dell, Apple etc through a number of well-known outlets.

Please note: there is no obligation or responsibility on the University's part for schemes run by well-known suppliers. To ensure you purchase what you need for your course, please read the guidance on choosing IT equipment for university.

Anti-virus software

It is strongly recommended that you have an anti-virus software package installed, regardless of the operating system you are running on your computer.

Mobile devices normally include built-in protection.