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Apps Anywhere

Apps Anywhere allows applications to be streamed and run without full installation and will transform the way students and staff access University software. We are providing this service as a direct consequence of a request from student representatives.

At present the Apps Anywhere is in a beta phase. Look further down the page to see how to leave feedback.



Apps Anywhere has already been deployed specifically to centrally-booked PC labs and classrooms. This has greatly expanded access to the key teaching applications by making applications available in all locations, including the Library.

We are now enabling access from students' own computers when used on campus (including UPP halls of residence).

Further stages will make eligible software available even wider, including to staff PCs and, later, to devices off campus.

Currently you must be on a University Campus (excluding UoRM) in order to access Apps Anywhere.

Apps Anywhere requires the installation of a special program known as the 'Cloudpaging Player' to run applications on your computer. This is installed already on centrally-booked PCs but if you want to use applications on your own computer, you will need to get and install the Player. This is usually done the first time you visit Apps Anywhere.

Apps Anywhere is being progressively rolled out to users in the University. This is occurring in four major phases:



Roll-out to existing centrally booked PC labs/clusters. This will provide our applications on all (lab/classroom) PCs.

Available in beta test

Please try it and provide feedback

 2 Extension to students' own PCs / Laptops while on campus (including UPP halls)*.

Available in beta test 

Please try it and provide feedback

 3 Extension to staff's PCs / Laptops while on campus.  Coming Q1 2017
4 Wider extension to UoR members machines at home*.  TBA


As a beta, we are seeking to ensure the service is robust, highly available and to iron out any last remaining problems. We encourage you to help us by providing feedback, particularly if you experience any problems. We do advise you that during this phase Apps Anywhere will not necessarily have the availability we expect of our services. IT continues to assure teaching and learning by using existing deployment methods in parallel.

If you have any feedback regarding Apps Anywhere then please visit the  IT Self Service Portal and select 'Provide Feedback'.

software information

The Software Store provides more detailed information on many of the application available through Apps Anywhere as well as other places to obtain free software while you are a member of the University of Reading.


useful links

Login to Apps Anywhere

More information on software can be found on our Software Store

having a problem with apps anywhere?

Check our Knowledge Base


Contact our Service Desk:

Give feedback on our  IT Self Service Portal or call us on  0118 378 6262

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