AppsAnywhere - Mac

Please note that the software available for your personal device is not the same as the software available for computer labs workstations. Some software license agreements are only available on Elon-owned devices. If you have an Elon-owned device that needs the same access as the computer lab workstation, please submit a request.

1. Install the AppsAnywhere client and Cloudpaging Player

  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Go to
  • Use your Elon user name and password to login
  • Click It's my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let's go. The AppsAnywhere client install dialog box will appear. Click Next through the installation guide. At the conclusion of the installation, click Close


2. AppsAnywhere will request access to your files or folder so that it can open documents for each application that you use.

Mac popup to grant access to files

Select the location of your files (typically the house icon plus your username) and open.

List of files on a Mac

Select "Done" to confirm. To allow additional access, click the blue link.

Mac file access confirmation page

3. The Parallels client will launch and connect to the AppsAnywhere server; it will look like a Windows machine. Once the AppsAnywhere launcher is installed, you can hover over and click Launch to launch an application.

To find and open local files when using AppsAnywhere:

1. To open documents from your Mac in the application, you can navigate to "This PC" on the Parallels Client. Once there, look under the "Devices and Drives" heading - you should see a drive called "Drives on [Mac COMPUTER NAME]"  -- NOT "OS(C:)". From here you can navigate to locate files on your Mac to open using AppsAnywhere programs.

List of devices and drives on Parallels


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