New Year, New Devices: Top Five Apps to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2024

Ring in the New Year with the ultimate digital toolbox for your new smartphones, tablets and laptops! The UW offers many software downloads for students, faculty and staff. But if you don’t know where to start, here are the top five to set yourself up for success with your new devices.


1. Scout

Find study spots, campus food, and tech items with Scout, available as both web and mobile apps. Filter study spaces by criteria such as lighting, ambient noise, proximity to food and availability of amenities to find the perfect match at all three campuses.

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2. MyUW

Get all things UW right at your fingertips with the MyUW mobile app. It’s perfect for accessing everyday resources without having to sign in with your UW NetID every time.

3. Husky OnNet

Husky OnNet is UW’s preferred VPN that allows you to connect to campus resources no matter where you are. With it, you’ll never have to worry about leaving your assignments, work or research behind!

4. Sophos Anti-Virus protection

Keep your fresh start secure by bolstering your defenses. Get Sophos Anti-Virus protection for free and install it on up to ten devices.

5. Duo

Last but not least, remember to set up Duo for 2FA on your new phone or tablet!

Besides these top must-haves, check out ITConnect for all your new tech needs! Still need help? Email us at or start a chat with us online.