June 27, 2020

Parallels Desktop for Mac

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Parallels Desktop for Mac is a hardware emulation virtualization software for Macintosh computers, trusted by over 7 million users worldwide. It's a fast, easy, and powerful way to run Windows, Linux and other popular operating systems applications on your Mac - without rebooting and slowing down your Mac. Whether you're a home user, a business professional, a student, or a passionate gamer, the Parallels's software enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs.

The program gives Apple users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro. As for the latest version is offers: Support for DirectX 11, new virtualized hardware, macOS Catalina (10.15) Support and more.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac is optimized for Windows 10 and macOS Sierra, it is Ready for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Moreover, It includes Parallels Toolbox, a full suite of 30+ one-touch tools that simplify everyday tasks — featuring Clean Drive, Video Downloader, Hide Desktop and more - all with the touch of a button.

Parallels Desktop 15 provides Mac Touch Bar integration for Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.

Additionally, when you are using the Windows Start Menu or Desktop, Parallels Desktop features Taskbar pinned elements, along with Cortana, Task View and settings in the Touch Bar. Thousands of other Windows applications that run in Parallels Desktop can quickly be customized with popular Touch Bar actions, if the default set of functional keys is not enough.

Furthermore, Parallels Desktop 15 innovations include Picture-in-Picture (PiP) View, a feature which creates windows of other active VMs, which are always visible on top, even when a Mac app is in Full Screen mode. Now, it is easy to monitor and work in multiple operating systems (OS) and their applications simultaneously on one screen, or watch a video while switching between macOS Spaces and applications.

PiP View joins popular Parallels Desktop customization settings such as Coherence (Windows is invisible while using Windows apps on a Mac), Full Screen mode, and Window mode (Windows in a window in macOS).

Parallels Desktop for Mac is offered in three editions (Compare Editions):
  • Standard Edition - for home & student users.
  • Pro Edition - for professionals, developers, designers, testers, power users and small teams.
  • Business Edition - standard features, plus 24/7 premium email and phone support. ideal for IT admins needing unified licensing options.

For professional and business customers, it's recommended to use Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition. They offers the same features as the Standard Edition plus Virtual Platform Trusted Module (vTPM) and added additional features especially for IT admins.

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Key Features:
  • Easy switch from PC to your Mac without rebooting
  • Run Windows and Mac applications side by side
  • Convenient, in-product purchase of Windows 10
  • 30+ one-touch tools, including top rated Presentation Mode and Download Video
  • Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant
  • Quickly perform dozens of essential daily tasks on your Mac
  • Versatile for home, office, and school
  • Run a wide array of operating systems
  • One-click tuning to optimize performance
  • 500 GB of online backup storage (for 1 year)
  • Touch Bar Support for Windows Applications
  • Ready for macOS High Sierra
  • Uncompromised performance

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Last Update: April 21, 2020

Current Version: | (old)

License: Shareware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later

Developer: Parallels International GmbH.

Homepage: Parallels.com

Parallels Desktop 13 makes it simple for MacBook Pro users to add Windows applications to the Touch Bar, and use Touch Bar within Windows applications. It is also the first solution to bring the upcoming Windows 10 People Bar feature to the Mac – including integration with the Mac Dock and Spotlight. The new version also features up-to 100 percent performance improvements for completing certain tasks.
The latest version of Parallel Desktop provides a number of visual and display improvements for improved transitions and better scaling resolution. Owners of hi-res Retina displays will enjoy greatly improved sharpness of text and graphics in scaled mode.

  • Over 47% faster access to Windows files and documents
  • Move, copy, and transfer at lightning speed with modern USB 3.0 mass storage devices and external Thunderbolt SSD devices
  • Now featuring up to 32 vCPU and 128 GB vRAM per virtual machine with Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition
  • Optimized for macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • TouchBar: Includes support for Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as additional integration for the Windows Start Menu and Desktop, including Cortana, Task View, and Taskbar pinned elements.

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