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Logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time on a Mac

AppsAnywhere is BCIT’s software delivery platform. Through AppsAnywhere, you can access all the software needed for your coursework without ever needing to visit a BCIT student computer lab. The very first time you connect to AppsAnywhere on a device you will need to follow the steps below to ensure that AppsAnywhere will work correctly (even if you’ve connected to AppsAnywhere on another device previously).

Note: These instructions apply to Mac computers running the MacOS. If your computer is a Windows PC or if you are connecting to AppsAnywhere within a Windows environment running on your Mac computer, see instead the instructions for logging in to AppsAnywhere for the first time on a Windows PC.

 

Known Limitation: Operating Systems

AppsAnywhere is primarily a Windows-centric platform, although there are also Mac applications available. If you wish to access Windows application on a Mac computer, you will need to first set up a Windows environment with VMware Fusion or Parallels.

Setting up AppsAnywhere the first time you use it

To complete the initial setup:

  1. In a web browser, go to the AppsAnywhere site and login using your BCIT ID and password.
  2. Click on the blue button on the left indicating that it your first time using AppsAnywhere on this device.
    Screen capture of initial AppsAnywhere screen showing two buttons. The blue one on the left says "It's my first time using AppsAnywhere on this device. Let's go."
  3. The Appsanywhere client download will start. Wait for it to complete.
    Screen capture of the notice from AppsAnywhere that your download has started.
  4. Navigate to your downloads and double click the downloaded package.
    Screen capture of the downloads icon at the top right of the browser window, selected and showing the downloaded AppsAnywhere .pkg file
  5. Follow the steps as prompted by the installer to install AppsAnywhere. When prompted for a User Name and Password (which will happen twice), enter your local computer password to install the software and the helper tool.
    Screen capture of AppsAnywhere installer with a login pop-up visible
  6. Close the installer when you see the confirmation that the installation was successful.
  7. In your browser, click the Done button.
    Screen capture of the notice from AppsAnywhere that your download has started, with the Done button circled in red
  8. Click Allow if you are asked whether you want to allow this page to open “AppsAnywhere”.
    Screen capture of AppsAnywhere page with pop-up asking if you want to allow this page to open the AppsAnywhere application
  9. After a few seconds the validation process will complete and you will see available applications.
    Screen capture of AppsAnywhere screen with many App tiles visible