AppsAnywhere Client (OSX)

These release notes contain a high level list of changes made to each version of the AppsAnywhere OSX Client

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Version 1.3.7 (Current Version)

Released: 8th April 2019


  • AAMAC-1   - New Disable-Pre-Deploy key available to prevent pre-deployment of 3rd party clients
  • AAMAC-19 - Settings for admins managing Mac OS devices now match those available for Windows client.. This includes:
        • Force-set Institution ID

        • Disable update checks

        • Show initialization splash on startup

        • On-site/Off-site Machines (AAMAC-10)
        • Institution-Owned/User-Owned flags
        • Pre-deploy of third-party clients (AAMAC-1)


  • AAMAC- 6   - Non admin users can now launch DMG delivery method apps
  • AAMAC-13  - Third party minimum version is now respected irrespective of pre-deploy status.

Version 1.3.6 

Released: 30th November 2018


  • AAMAC-8       -  Dock no longer hidden on application launch/click on dock during validation.

Version 1.3.4

Released: 30th August 2018


  • AA-657       - Jamf Pro Integration
  • AA-942       - Improve client detection to avoid having to ask the user if they have previously used AppsAnywhere
  • AAMAC-15 - Add Uninstaller App for Mac Client
  • AAMAC-11 - Remove need to user to enter elevated permissions again when installing Parallels Client

Version 1.3.3

Released: 8th May 2018


  • AA-756 - Security Update for Parallels Integration

Version 1.3.2

Released: 5th March 2018


  • Added reporting of Laptop vs Desktop to enable AppsAnywhere 2.4 laptop detection functionality

Version 1.2.0

Released: 28th July 2017


  • Parallels Client integration

Version 1.1.0

Released: 30th June 2017


  • Ability to detect and launch locally installed apps
  • VMware View Integration
  • Advanced third-party client management workflow
  • Improved self-update functionality


  • System files re-located to more sensible locations:
    • Log files - ~/Library/Logs/Software2
    • Configuration file - /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Software2/AppsAnywhereConfig.plist
    • Launch agents - ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • Added an icon to the executables
  • macOS Install method detects a re-run and just launches the app
  • AppsAnywhere splash screen is no longer topmost
  • Self-initialisation from RequestClient is now handled correctly
  • Changed self-update to run at a random time through the day to reduct server load

Version 1.0.0 - Initial Release

Released: 22nd November 2016


  • Encrypted messaging with AppsAnywhere
  • Browser protocol message handling
  • AppsAnywhere session validation
  • Self-update functionality