AppsAnywhere - How to start using AppsAnywhere

Overview

The college has begun distributing software through an online software portal called AppsAnywhere.  If software to support your program is available on this resource these instructions will help you get started. 

Note: The starting point to accessing your software is through this web portal, but once the software is launched it will behave as a standard installed application.  The software access will be governed by license availability and the location software is being used.

Instructions

At the top of the AppsAnywhere Webpage click Open

  • A banner will appear at the top of the webpage to let you know if the Validation was Successful

  • You will now be presented with the AppsAnywhere Portal where you can Launch any application you have access to.
  • Simply mouse over the application you want to use and click the button under the Title of the Software (The text for this button may change but is typically Launch)

  1. Click Open for - This site is trying to open AppsAnywhere Launcher
  2. If you don't want to see the bottom bar in the future (We're attempting to communicate with AppsAnywhere on your device) 
    • click Don't show me this again
    • Click Got it!

  • The program will now load and will be added to your Start Menu
    • Be Patient as it installs
    • First tme accessing a program requires it be installed and so needs a bit of time the first time you run the application.
  • The Cloudpaging Player will now open and will display all the applications you are using through AppsAnywhere.  You can control the applications access here:
    • Launch - Start the program (Similiar to using the StartMenu)
    • Stop - Close the application (Similiar to clicking File --> Exit)
    • Remove - Uninstall from your system (Similiar to using Add or Remove Programs)

Startmenu

Check your Startmen after the program installs.  In addition to controlling you new program using Cloudpaging Player, you can also run it from the Startmenu like any other application on your computer.

Cloudpaging

This is the process of streaming files from our Sault College Servers to your computer to install and the software.  Cloudpaging only downloads files that you currently need to use the program and leaves the rest of the files on the server. Therefore, running software for the first time can appear to be slow because the files needs to install on your computer.  Also, because Cloudpaging only installs files you currently need using a new feature may result in a delay as well.  

NOTE: Once files have been download they will stay on your computer until they are manually removed

If you are experiencing a delay and you want to see Cloudpaging is the reason, look for this icon in your System Tray of your Taskbar.  If the Cloud is fading from Blue to White the paging is occuring.

 

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