AppsAnywhere on Personal Devices

Select your operating system below for details on installing the AppsAnywhere components to your personal computer.


Windows PCs

  1. Sign in to the AppsAnywhere Portal at https://appsanywhere.cardiffmet.ac.uk with your university username/password
  2. The first time you access AppsAnywhere on each device you should see the followingfirstlaunch.PNG
  3. SelecIt's my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let's go.appsanywhereinstaller.PNG
  4. You'll be prompted to download the apps-anywhere-setup-xxxxxx.exe installer file.
  5. Once the file has downloaded, run it and click Next on the installer screens until Close appears
  6. The 'AppsAnywhere' Client will then say Getting things ready and automatically install the CloudPaging Player.appsanywhereclientdownload.png
  7. The installer will close once completed and you can click Done in the AppsAnywhere Portal.
  8. Select 'open' If prompted to open the AppsAnywhere Launcher. You can also select to remember this choice so you don't get prompted each time the Launcher needs to run
  9. You should now be ready to start using AppsAnywhere on your own computerPortalView.PNG

Mac OSX / MacOS

  1. We recommend using the Google chrome web browser to perform these tasks.
  2. Sign in to the AppsAnywhere Portal at https://appsanywhere.cardiffmet.ac.uk with your university username/password.
  3. The first time you access AppsAnywhere on each device you should see the following.First_time_use_popup.png
  4. Select It's my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let's go.
  5. The appsanywhere client installer will download.DownloadHasStarted.png
  6. Once the download completes open your Downloads folder and run the apps-anywhere-setup .pkg file.
  7. Click Next on the installer screens until 'The installation was successful' appears and then click Close.AppsAnywhereInstall_FinalScreen.png

  8. You can now click Done on the 'Your download has started' screen.

  9. Select Open AppsAnywhere If prompted to open the AppsAnywhere Launcher. You can also select to remember this choice so you don't get prompted each time the Launcher needs to run. You should now be ready to start using AppsAnywhere on your Mac.AppsAnywhereLaunchPrompt.png


Validation Failed Error Message

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If you see a 'Validation failed' error on your computer it's most likely related to the AppsAnywhere client software. You may have missed the steps to install it or the installation may not have completed for some reason.

The quickest way to resolve this is to download and run the relevant installer from the links below:

Once installed, revisit the AppsAnywhere portal and remember to accept any prompts to launch the AppsAnywhere client/launcher.