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Accessing software remotely

Access university software on-campus or at home

  • AppsAnywhere

We’ve changed the way you access university software in teaching classrooms and learning spaces.

AppsAnywhere uses a web interface for access to the University’s software applications and offers a much improved student experience.

We want to make sure software is delivered not only within teaching spaces on campus but make them available off campus too, on various types of devices for increased flexibility.

Take a look at our video to see how our students are using it and read our instruction guide on how to log on to AppsAnywhere for the first time.

Some of the benefits

  • Access software with increased flexibility in one place for free, quickly and easily
  • Work on and off campus with any device, at any time
  • Access the majority of our specialist and subject specific software
  • Affordability - Save time and money as you don’t always have to come to campus to use certain software
  • Software titles (license depending) currently only available in specialist labs in Grove, Hatchcroft and Ritterman will be made available on the Student laptop loan devices
  • Improve computer hardware performance by having fewer software titles installed on the machine
  • Add your software to a customisable favourite list to find them faster
  • Enhance software delivery to most non-Windows devices

Check our list of software currently available

Access AppsAnywhere today

  • Windows devices

  • FAQs

    • How do I access AppsAnywhere?

      You can access AppsAnywhere on any Middlesex Windows machine including student loan laptops, AppsAnywhere will launch and run automatically as soon as you login.

      You can access AppsAnywhere on your personal devices, follow the instructions below:

      1. From your web browser type in https://AppsAnywhere.mdx.ac.uk
      2. If it’s the first time logging in, the AppsAnywhere server will notice that the device does not have the Client
      3. Follow the instructions on screen to carry out the installation of the client
    • Why can’t I see certain software?

      You can’t see certain software due to the nature of the software licencing however, we are looking to improve this feature as time goes on.

    • How do I logout?

      AppsAnywhere does not require you to log out on student machines. On personal devices simply exit the web browser.

    • How much space will the app take up on my device?

      AppsAnywhere is based on a cloud server, not on the machine itself. This means the software does not take any space on your machine.

    • Why is it not working on my Mac?

      AppsAnywhere for non-Windows devices works through an additional client called RAS Parallels which is available for download on mobile phone devices and tablets.

      Check the instructions below and follow the instructions carefully.

  • Non-Windows devices

  • FAQs

    • How do I login for the first time?

      By installing the Androids, Chrome, iOS or Linux client and connecting to https://Appsanywhere.mdx.ac.uk the AppsAnywhere client will communicate with the associated client to bring forth the windows software’s that will launch on the relevant device.

      Take a look at this video below to see the step-by-step process, please be patient on each of the steps.

    • Where do users download the RAS Parallel app?

      - Android (Play Store)

      - Apple devices App Store

      Note: It is important to update the application from the relevant store when an update gets released on a regular basis.

    • How to save a file from an application launched via RAS Parallel on a Mac
    • How to re-open a file from an application saved on a Mac
    • How do I open a file if the software is not installed on my machine?

We want to hear from you

There is a feedback form within AppsAnywhere where you can leave your comments, ideas and suggestions.

For further enquiries please contact UniHelp.

The feedback icon will look like this:

  • Splashtop

What is Splashtop?

Splashtop is remote-desktop software which gives users the ability to connect to and control specified university machines from their device.

Who is it for?

All students (and staff) who would normally use specialist software but can’t as they are studying from home and so using their own devices.

Why we are using it?

The university uses lots of specialist software across all faculties. A lot of this software needs to be run on specialist machines, which means students and staff aren’t able to access the software when working from their own devices at home. Splashtop allows both students and staff the ability to remotely access these specialist machines on campus.

Read our guide on how to access and use Splashtop

If you don't yet have an invitation to Splashtop, please read the getting set up guide.

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