Download Parallels - Best Software & Apps

  • VirtualBox

    5.2.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows and OS X at the same time

    7
    264 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Offers many of the same features common to Parallels, Folder sharing and USB support
    • CONS: Doesn't support drag and drop, Doesn't feature extended preferences of Parallels, Finding shared folders is a bit tricky
  • Parallels Desktop 10

    10.1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

    6
    242 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X, Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
    • CONS: Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall
  • Parallels Desktop

    4.0.6630.449744

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Run several other operating systems on your PC

    6
    52 votes
    • PROS: Imports VMWare and VirtualBox virtual machines, Offers virtual machines preconfigured, Supports 32 and 64 but, Excellent integrations between operating systems
    • CONS: Heavy on CPU and RAM, Not comptaible with all processors
  • Parallels Access

    2.5.0.29444

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Access Mac and PC applications on your Android device

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to access PC and Mac apps on the move, More powerful alternative to Microsoft Office for Mobile
    • CONS: Speed depends on reliable internet connection
  • Parallels Access

    Client

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PC client for Parallels Access

    7
    1 vote
    • PROS: Allows you to access PC and Mac apps on the move, More powerful alternative to Microsoft Office for Mobile
    • CONS: Speed depends on reliable internet connection
  • Parallels Workstation

    2.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Run multiple operating systems at once

    4
    2 votes
    • Parallels Compressor Workstation

      1.086

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy-to-use disk management tool

      -
      No votes yet
      • Parallels Compressor Server

        1.086

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        A professional disk management tool

        10
        1 vote
        • Parallels Toolbox

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          The One Stop Toolbox?

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          No votes yet
          • PROS: Easy user interface to learn, Great 'do not disturb' function for when you need to focus
          • CONS: Nothing you couldn't find elsewhere, Mac only
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