Install AppsAnywhere - Mac

Please note that the software available for your personal device is not the same as the software available for computer lab 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.

Install the AppsAnywhere client and Cloudpaging Player

  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Go to
  • Use your Elon username and password to log in
  • When prompted at the "Is AppsAnywhere installed on your device" select "Install now"

  • The AppsAnywhere installer will launch in a separate pop-up window, run the AppsAnywhere installer


  • Once the AppsAnywhere launcher has been installed, click the "I have completed installation"


  • Click on "View all apps" or in the search box, type in the name of the application.


  • After launching an app from the portal, AppsAnywhere will request access to your files or folders. By clicking "Confirm" you can save or open documents directly to your computer for each application.

An image of a Mac popup to grant access to user's files

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

An image of the user's list of files on a Macbook

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

An image of the user's Mac file access confirmation page

  • The Parallel 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:

  • To open documents from your Mac in the application, you can navigate to "This PC" on the Parallel 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 there, you can navigate to locate files on your Mac to open using AppsAnywhere programs.

An image of a list of devices and drives on Parallels

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