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VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion
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VMware Fusion free download for Mac

VMware Fusion

Run Windows apps alongside Mac apps without rebooting.

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VMware Fusion overview

VMware Fusion - virtualization software for running Windows, Linux, and other systems on a Mac without rebooting. The latest version includes full support for Windows 10, macOS Mojave, and the latest Macs, including the 18-core iMac Pro and MacBook Pro with 6-core Intel i9 CPU.. VMware Fusion support DirectX 10.1 and Enhanced Metal Graphics Rendering Engine. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, up to 3072 MB graphics memory, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

What’s new in version 13.5

Updated on Oct 21 2023

  • New Security Enhancement — This release introduces a new security enhancement by providing an improved encryption scheme (XTS instead of CBC) for maximum protection with a reduced performance overhead. For more information, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/93071. This release resolves CVE-2023-34044, CVE-2023-34045, and CVE-2023-34046. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2023-0022.
  • Download and Install Windows 11 guest operating system on an Apple Silicon Mac — You can now download and install Windows 11 as a guest operating system from the Fusion user interface on an Apple Silicon Mac.
  • Import and Export Virtual Machines with vTPM device — You can now import or export a virtual machine with a vTPM device enabled using the OVF Tool. You can export a virtual machine with vTPM device into an OVF file, and then use the OVF file to import the virtual machine with a vTPM.
  • Manage Power Operations of Encrypted Virtual Machines using VMREST API — You can now power on/off, suspend, pause, unpause, or retrieve the state of an encrypted virtual machine using the VMREST API service.
  • VMware Hardware Version 21 — Support for up to 256 NVMe devices: 4 controllers and 64 devices per controller. Support for NVMe 1.3 in the following guest operating systems: Microsoft Windows 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
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License

Shareware

Size

704.7 MB

Downloads

464165

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 2 2023
13.5
1.0
Dec 2 2023
1.0
Version: 13.5
Sad times for VMware. My IMHO suggestion: Look elsewhere for emulation/virtualization. -> From Ars Technica 2023-12-01: "Broadcom cuts at least 2,800 VMware jobs following $69 billion acquisition". . . . "The WARN notices list the reason for the layoffs as "economic," but provide no further explanation or justification.... Despite the layoffs, VMware will remain central to Broadcom's enterprise software strategy. The company's Broadcom Software Group will be renamed VMware, and the company is reportedly planning to emphasize software subscriptions rather than one-time sales to boost revenue." - - Is it a football? Or is it software? :-(
Macinman
Macinman
Nov 18 2022
12.2.4
5.0
Nov 18 2022
5.0
Version: 12.2.4
Version 13 is released with Apple silicon support.
mp0wer
mp0wer
Jul 26 2022
12.2.4
0.0
Jul 26 2022
0.0
Version: 12.2.4
Why not ARM support yet??? Unbelivable!
mp0wer
mp0wer
May 30 2022
12.2.3
0.0
May 30 2022
0.0
Version: 12.2.3
Can't believe they don't have M1/ARM support yet. :(
Mcr
Mcr
May 27 2022
12.2.3
3.0
May 27 2022
3.0
Version: 12.2.3
Broadcom to Acquire VMware for Approximately $61 Billion in Cash and Stock (May 27, 2022). Press announcement here https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/company/vmware-broadcom.pdf
brian163
brian163
Mar 14 2022
12.2.1
0.0
Mar 14 2022
0.0
Version: 12.2.1
12.2.3 has been released although I've been unable to download it. It appears the "Manually download" button is broken on VMWare's site.
Ulan_Badoev
Ulan_Badoev
Jan 17 2022
12.2.1
5.0
Jan 17 2022
5.0
Version: 12.2.1
Good when you need to run Windows only apps.
Macinman
Macinman
Oct 15 2021
12.1.2
5.0
Oct 15 2021
5.0
Version: 12.1.2
Just a heads up, version 12.2.0 is out. Installed windows 11 in a VM yesterday on a late 2015 27" iMac which has 32 GB RAM, and gave the VM 8GB. Runs extremely well. I'll be testing it more, but, I was quite impressed from initial impressions. The new version of Fusion now requires Big Sur, or later. So, if you need Catalina or older, stay on 12.1.2, or below.
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
May 19 2021
12.1.1
0.0
May 19 2021
0.0
Version: 12.1.1
I have a question: is there an app to help use Mac apps on Windows computers?
Mcr
Mcr
Apr 1 2021
12.1.1
3.0
Apr 1 2021
3.0
Version: 12.1.1
Still no EASY, app driven, menu accessible, solution for entering recovery mode for a Big Sur VM for purposes of disabling SIP. There ARE workarounds but NOT for the faint hearted. VMWare needs to address this. If you've been struggling to disable SIP on your Big Sur vm, here some of the hoops you can jump through https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/415086/how-to-disable-sip-when-big-sur-is-installed-in-a-vmware-fusion-player-virtual-m ABSOLUTELY backup your vm image before trying any of these hacks...one slip up, a typo, well...you know the rest.
Mcr
Mcr
Apr 1 2021
12.1.1
3.0
Apr 1 2021
3.0
Version: 12.1.1
MACUPDATE: the developer link on this page points to the European STORE (for buying) for VMWare (https://store-eu.vmware.com/) instead of the company website which is https://www.vmware.com/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 11 2021
12.1.0
1.0
Mar 11 2021
1.0
Version: 12.1.0
* For those concerned: "Code-execution flaw in VMware has a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10. Thousands of servers running vCenter server could be in for a nasty surprise...." - - 'CVE-2021-21972, as the security flaw is tracked, is a remote code-execution vulnerability in VMware vCenter server, an application for Windows or Linux that administrators use to enable and manage virtualization of large networks.... CVE-2021-21972 allows hacker with no authorization to upload files to vulnerable vCenter servers that are publicly accessible over port 443.... CVE-2021-21972 affects vCenter Server versions 6.5, 6.7, and 7.01. Users running one of these versions should update to 6.5 U3n, 6.7 U3l, or 7.0 U1c as soon as possible....' - -> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/armed-with-exploits-hackers-on-the-prowl-for-a-critical-vmware-vulnerability/
Mcr
Mcr
Jan 5 2021
12.1.0
3.0
Jan 5 2021
3.0
Version: 12.1.0
So, Parallels is showing off a Technical Preview of Parallels that can run the ARM version of Windows on Apple Silicon apps. I've tried it, it works, for the most part, still a lot of work to do, but interesting. It's a proof of concept, the bigger issue is, will running the ARM version Windows satisfy people who want to run Windows on a Apple Silicon Mac, because Windows ARM still has it's own issues even on official Windows hardware like the Surface Pro. Lingering application issues, emulation of Intel, problems running older 32-bit Intel apps (under emulation). Even still the, it's actually quite amazing that it can be done, that a 32/64-bit Intel Windows app can run under emulation on a ARM version of Windows built for Qualcomm's ARM chip, running as a Virtual Machine on a Apple Mac with a Apple designed ARM processor. I wonder if VMware has a skunk works project going on to do the same; I'm sure VMWare is watching how the Parallels experiment goes and whether consumers take to it. Ironically, because the M1 is so fast, according to some reviews, Windows ARM runs faster as a VM on a M1 Mac than it does on a Surface Pro natively. There was no competition before, so Qualcomm and Microsoft had no pressure to push Windows ARM or the Surface Pro, it just had to be good enough. Next Question, if you can run Windows ARM as VM on a M1 Mac, will it be possible some day to install Windows ARM NATIVELY to a Apple Silicon Mac, a la bootcamp? I think all that would be needed is a special bootloader to trick Windows ARM into thinking it is a Surface Pro or something.
vallee-blanche
vallee-blanche
Dec 17 2020
12.1.0
5.0
Dec 17 2020
5.0
Version: 12.1.0
Original and best, runs linux flawlessley and fast. Steer clear of all imitations.
Miner
Miner
Nov 23 2020
12.1.0
3.0
Nov 23 2020
3.0
Version: 12.1.0
I liked it a lot, found the upgrade cycle more friendly for my wallet, but unfortunately at the moment it does no longer work with the Boot Camp partition in Big Sur. Parallels does, so I switched, and it is performing well. I do see myself coming back to VMWare though, once all issues are ironed out.
chofutaro8
chofutaro8
Sep 18 2020
12.0.0
5.0
Sep 18 2020
5.0
Version: 12.0.0
Gets the job done. Faster than the competition.
Odysseus
Odysseus
Sep 17 2020
12.0.0
0.0
Sep 17 2020
0.0
Version: 12.0.0
So Fusion 12 is now free for personal use. How does it compare to Parallels 16?
Odysseus
Odysseus
Sep 17 2020
12.0.0
0.0
Sep 17 2020
0.0
Version: 12.0.0
So Fusion 12 is now free for personal use. How does it compare to Parallels 16
Mcr
Mcr
Aug 24 2020
11.5.6
3.0
Aug 24 2020
3.0
Version: 11.5.6
The future of Fusion: Fusion 12 is coming (already available as Technology Preview), it is based on very different design and is only for Catalina or Big Sur due to Apple design changes in macOS. F11 will be the last release to support Mojave. If you buy F11 after June 15, you will get a free upgrade. Fusion 12 PLAYER will be free for personal use and replaces the 'standard' version of Fusion 11. F12 Pro will replace F11 Pro and will include license for 3 devices, INCLUDING Windows and Linux (i.e. VMWare Workstation and Fusion will cross license). With the coming of Apple Silicon, which is NOT Intel architecture, Apple has made very clear that BootCamp will not be available. Virtualization of Windows Intel x86 on Apple Silicon, as we have come to enjoy with Fusion and Parallels, is not possible (don't confuse virtualization with EMULATION, as many people do). Emulation might work, but anyone's guess how efficient that will be. Windows ARM based MIGHT run on Apple Silicon, same with ARM based Linux; just not enough information yet, not even sure all the major players (Apple, Microsoft, Linux world) really know what is going to happen, unless they have had talks behind closed doors, but unlikely Apple would have tipped their hat, and frankly running Windows on a Mac is not high on Apple's priority list. MU is not the place to debate the technology, just wanted to give heads up to users that given all this, YOU BETTER HOLD ON to a few Macs that run Mojave and F11 for right now till all this settles out, if your business relies on running Windows on a Mac. F12 may be okay, but even with extensive beta testing and technology preview, there is still so much new and Big Sur is nowhere near stable right now, so who knows how well F12 and Big Sur combo will function upon final shipping, I'd hold off for a couple of months. If you have already moved to Catalina, F12 SHOULD run much like F11 on Mojave, but again, for business, at least we know F11 and Mojave combo is pretty stable. Many businesses and me personally, have decided to basically skip Catalina (I've heard people call it the 'Vista' or 'Windows 8' of the Mac world), still use Mojave for mission critical, and await to see what Big Sur will look like. If you have a decent Mac purchased in the last year or two, I see no reason to buy a new Intel based Mac at this time, until we see what the new Apple Silicon Macs look like and perform like, unless your business requires the latest and fastest. At the end of the day, if it is mission critical, the long term future of running Windows in a Mac shop may simply be a real Windows box running real Windows, and remote-ing into it. SO, don' lose your F11 licenses, or throw out your Macs running Mojave just yet, if running Windows is key for you.
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Aug 16 2020
11.5.6
5.0
Aug 16 2020
5.0
Version: 11.5.6
VMware Fusion Pro is fantastic!
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
13.0.2
4.0
Jul 26 2023
4.0
Version: 13.0.2
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 18 2023
13.0.2
1.0
May 18 2023
1.0
Version: 13.0.2
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Feb 23 2023
13.0.0
5.0
Feb 23 2023
5.0
Version: 13.0.0
Macinman
Macinman
Dec 8 2022
13.0.0
5.0
Dec 8 2022
5.0
Version: 13.0.0
Ulan_Badoev
Ulan_Badoev
Jan 17 2022
12.2.1
5.0
Jan 17 2022
5.0
Version: 12.2.1
vallee-blanche
vallee-blanche
Dec 17 2020
5.0
Dec 17 2020
5.0
Version: null
Miner
Miner
Nov 23 2020
3.0
Nov 23 2020
3.0
Version: null
chofutaro8
chofutaro8
Sep 18 2020
5.0
Sep 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
paveltrojak
paveltrojak
Sep 14 2020
5.0
Sep 14 2020
5.0
Version: null
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Aug 16 2020
5.0
Aug 16 2020
5.0
Version: null
pa-geographer
pa-geographer
Jun 2 2020
4.0
Jun 2 2020
4.0
Version: null
Gitte79
Gitte79
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Version: null
ben-stamp
ben-stamp
Sep 21 2019
5.0
Sep 21 2019
5.0
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Pierreds
Pierreds
May 15 2019
4.0
May 15 2019
4.0
Version: null
Chun-Tian-(binghe)
Chun-Tian-(binghe)
May 15 2019
3.0
May 15 2019
3.0
Version: null
djcz
djcz
May 10 2019
1.0
May 10 2019
1.0
Version: null
Stephan2nd
Stephan2nd
Feb 15 2019
5.0
Feb 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Nov 10 2018
5.0
Nov 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
barmaleydos
barmaleydos
Apr 27 2018
4.5
Apr 27 2018
4.5
Version: null
MicheleB
MicheleB
Feb 13 2018
2.0
Feb 13 2018
2.0
Version: null
rafal-rebecki
rafal-rebecki
Dec 29 2017
2.0
Dec 29 2017
2.0
Version: null
xcoxco
xcoxco
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Version: null
fiery12
fiery12
Nov 26 2017
2.0
Nov 26 2017
2.0
Version: null
hondacbrlover
hondacbrlover
Jul 21 2017
5.0
Jul 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-dolphin-6029
May 17 2017
4.0
Version: null
jan_de_smet
jan_de_smet
Apr 18 2017
4.5
Apr 18 2017
4.5
Version: null
WisdomL0RD
WisdomL0RD
Mar 26 2017
3.0
Mar 26 2017
3.0
Version: null
hyperion1
hyperion1
Feb 23 2017
4.5
Feb 23 2017
4.5
Version: null
Polak
Polak
Oct 30 2016
5.0
Oct 30 2016
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Sep 15 2016
4.5
Sep 15 2016
4.5
Version: null
boneoh
boneoh
Jun 29 2016
1.0
Jun 29 2016
1.0
Version: null
Bart-Pans
Bart-Pans
Mar 31 2016
5.0
Mar 31 2016
5.0
Version: null
pappasadmin
pappasadmin
Jan 31 2016
4.0
Jan 31 2016
4.0
Version: null
r2-cwb
r2-cwb
Oct 14 2015
2.5
Oct 14 2015
2.5
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zaydon
zaydon
Sep 30 2015
5.0
Sep 30 2015
5.0
Version: null
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Sep 8 2015
5.0
Sep 8 2015
5.0
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Thecap
Thecap
Aug 25 2015
4.0
Aug 25 2015
4.0
Version: null
Masterminter
Masterminter
Aug 23 2015
5.0
Aug 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
moi2fl
moi2fl
Aug 5 2015
1.5
Aug 5 2015
1.5
Version: null
inspired-n-free
inspired-n-free
Jul 31 2015
5.0
Jul 31 2015
5.0
Version: null
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