CrossOver
CrossOver
20.0

3.5

CrossOver free download for Mac

CrossOver20.0

14 October 2020

Run Windows apps on your Mac.

Overview

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software.

Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!

Note: the price reflected in the listing is for that of a perpetual license. To view other pricing options, please go here.

What's new in CrossOver

Version 20.0:
Core Technology Improvements:
  • Allow application ranking within CrossOver
  • CrossOver 20 includes Wine 5.0, with 3,400 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications
  • Revise branding and visual appearance
macOS:
  • Support Big Sur (macOS 11)
  • Improve support for Steam and Steam games
  • Support for DirectX 11 games
  • Reduce frequency of permission dialogs

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Derekcurrie
22 March 2019
Version: 18.5

Most helpful

Some perspective about CrossOver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#CrossOver CrossOver is a contributor to the Wine (WINE) open source project. As such, their actual Wine code is incorporated into Wine software, which of course is accessible for free. You can also access CrossOver code via their free contribution to the Darwine open source project. When BUYING CrossOver, what you're getting, in addition to Wine, is their added GUI and other ease-of-use code that makes it significantly easier and more enjoyable to use than straight Wine. The money you pay to CrossOver goes into their further development contributions to the Wine project as well as updating their ease-of-use code. It's important to note that Wine is VERY limited in what Windows software it is able to run, despite how promising it sounds when you read about it. This is particularly true of games, which tend to be what Mac users would like to access from the Windows environment. With time, this has become a more prominent limitation of Wine thanks to Microsoft managing to push proprietary APIs to their Windows game developers, resulting in them NOT being available to incorporate into Wine. DirectX is of particular annoyance. Even virtualization systems are unable to provide contemporary DirectX 11 or 12 support. This has been the case for many years. DirectX 10 is now relatively antiquated. There is some glint of promise in Wine version 4.0 in that it provides some support of DirectX 11 code. With time and testing we'll find out how well it works. Wine 4.0 is of course incorporated into the most current version of CrossOver.
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ivryernest
13 October 2020
Version: 20.0
I am allergic to Windows...
(0)
depechemod1976-1
26 May 2020
Version: 18.5
$20.95 ??
(0)
2
malievskyallan
18 May 2020
Version: 18.5
Quite clunky. Just because an app works once is no guarantee it'll work a second time. With every startup there's some new issue. I've no doubt some will find this useful, but it probably makes sense for most others to just go the bootcamp route. . make sure you test comprehensively because they absolutely do not do refunds.
(1)
soaresge
25 January 2020
Version: 19.0.1
I really liked the crossover, it is being very useful in my kackintosh.
(0)
3
xgman
22 March 2019
Version: 18.5
Still needs fully 64 bit capable fix.
(0)
Derekcurrie
22 March 2019
Version: 18.5
Some perspective about CrossOver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#CrossOver CrossOver is a contributor to the Wine (WINE) open source project. As such, their actual Wine code is incorporated into Wine software, which of course is accessible for free. You can also access CrossOver code via their free contribution to the Darwine open source project. When BUYING CrossOver, what you're getting, in addition to Wine, is their added GUI and other ease-of-use code that makes it significantly easier and more enjoyable to use than straight Wine. The money you pay to CrossOver goes into their further development contributions to the Wine project as well as updating their ease-of-use code. It's important to note that Wine is VERY limited in what Windows software it is able to run, despite how promising it sounds when you read about it. This is particularly true of games, which tend to be what Mac users would like to access from the Windows environment. With time, this has become a more prominent limitation of Wine thanks to Microsoft managing to push proprietary APIs to their Windows game developers, resulting in them NOT being available to incorporate into Wine. DirectX is of particular annoyance. Even virtualization systems are unable to provide contemporary DirectX 11 or 12 support. This has been the case for many years. DirectX 10 is now relatively antiquated. There is some glint of promise in Wine version 4.0 in that it provides some support of DirectX 11 code. With time and testing we'll find out how well it works. Wine 4.0 is of course incorporated into the most current version of CrossOver.
(3)
1
durrantcolin
09 March 2019
Version: 18.1
Uninstalling because none of the applications for windows open I can install but attempting to open just crashes out the window app I am trying to open.
(0)
1
xgman
03 November 2018
Version: 18.0
5 stars IF it is 64 bit compatible. But it is not! With a brand new version and I get a "this app is not optimized" message from OSX Mojave? Really? Heading into 2019 soon I think they could have gone ahead and made this app fully 64. geeze!
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0.5
Michael-Vilain
10 May 2018
Version: 17.5
Tried running Forte Agent with it and it would not connect to the network while Forte did fine on Windows 7 in a VM. Bought a promotion from 3rd party site and it can't be upgraded. They want more money even though the version I bought didn't work. Now I installed Python 2.7.15 from the python.org site and it totally breaks Crossover. Support says Reinstall the OS. Glad I didn't give them any more money. This goes straight into the trash. A waste of my money.
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ben-marko
30 April 2018
Version: 17.1
It's ok. It works well enough, but with MS Office and Acrobat Pro, it is slow and clunky. These are the latest versions, too - and there are bizarre graphics issues such as lines and jagged triangle-like shapes that bisect the screen. And there is significant lag associated with kernel_task spiking whenever CrossOver is running.
(0)
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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