Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop

By Parallels International GmbH

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2016-10-26
  • Current Version: 1.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 181.42 MB
  • Developer: Parallels International GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.14.6 or later.


Parallels Desktop® for Mac is the fastest, easiest, and most powerful application for running Windows® on a Mac®—without rebooting. Note: Existing Parallels Desktop® for Mac users are not recommended to move to Parallels Desktop App Store Edition. Installation Assistant helps you to get up and running in a few minutes. Powerful performance lets you run common Windows applications—like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Quicken®, Visio or Microsoft® Visual Studio — or easily run the most demanding applications, such as modern Windows games on your Mac (Parallels Desktop is the first app in the world that supported DirectX® 11 in virtual machines). Brought to you by the world-class developers of the #1-rated Mac virtualization software. Pricing: Running virtual machines on a Mac requires an in-app purchase of an auto-renewable subscription (1 year). You can cancel at any time. There is a fully functional 14-day trial, so you can test Parallels Desktop before you commit. Note: Microsoft Windows is not included and must be purchased separately. Guest operating systems: With Parallels Desktop App Store Edition, you can run the following operating systems in a virtual machine on your Mac: - Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, and XP - macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Sierra 10.12 - Most Linux distributions System Requirements: - Late 2011 or newer Mac - macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later - 4 GB of memory (8 GB recommended/16 GB for best performance) - 500 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation - SSD is recommended for best performance - Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies on operating system installed) Features: Seamless integration features between Mac and Windows, including productivity boosters built in. These features include, but are not limited to, the following: - Copy/paste formatted text between macOS, Windows, and Linux - Drag and drop files between macOS, Windows, and Linux - Share Mac folders with Windows—including Desktop, Documents, and Downloads—without duplication and saving precious disk space on your Mac - Resize window to get desired Windows or Linux resolution - 3D graphics acceleration up to DirectX® 11 - Use Mac printers in Windows - Connect USB devices to Windows Feedback: We want you to be completely satisfied with Parallels Desktop. If you have any feedback, problems or concerns, please contact us at — LEGAL — Duration and price of each subscription are displayed in the Parallels' storefront, updated at the time of purchase. Payment will be charged to Apple ID account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal can be managed/turned off in the Apple ID account settings. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:



  • Excellent, So Long VMware Fusion :)

    By LanSaw
    Running OSX Catalina 10.50.4 but, wanted to continue the games which only ran with 32bit libs. So, decided to deploy a Virtual Machine dedicated to Recreation :). Installed the latest VMware Fusion Pro, and there were so many .NET and performance errors, tbat it was a non-starter (literally). So, recalled that I had a Legacy Parallels License, and decided to upgrade. Well, to be breif and honest I was simply AMAZED at how Parallels ran any/all Windows games with absoltely no issues. I even set up the Parallels Windows 10 VM with 1/2 the Memory, and ran circles around VMware Fusion. Excellent Job Parallels, I am IN!!!!
  • Lack of transparency

    By mac_user7
    The description doesn't mention any subscription fees, tricking people to install then register for your application before showing them the price tag is pathetic.
  • good

    By manoj91
  • Works Well on My Macbook Pro 16"

    By Sharpshooter Web Slinger
    It's great. I bought a Mac because I was fed up with Windows OS but, I must say, I believe Windows is better inside my Mac haha. I'm also able to smoothly have both OS running at the same time side by side or I could fullscreen one of them. No complaints here. Good product.
  • Better Than Bootcamp

    By Totalripoff111
    Love the experience I hope that you continue to expand this program it has been extremley useful due to some engineering programs only run on windows.
  • Easy does it

    By Neuronetics
    Long time user of previous versions. This app store version makes it simpler to get going on VMs. It is working fine on my 2015 MacBook Pro running Catalina.
  • Have to pay right away

    By User1719373838
    You have to pay or agree to a subscription right away.
  • Licensing

    By Virtual Dave
    Parallels focrces you into the subscription licensing. it would be nice to have updates without feature additions...
  • Compared to my the PC at my office

    By jwexoar2
    the PC on my Mac Mini at home is better.
  • Overpriced

    By Nagarbhavi1994
    I can just download a window iso on an external drive, instead of paying 80 bucks a month