Parallels Access
Parallels Access
3.2.0

5.0

Parallels Access free download for Mac

Parallels Access

3.2.0
30 June 2017

Remote access to your system from any desktop or mobile device.

Overview

Parallels Access provides fast, simple, reliable remote access to your desktop from anywhere. Access all your applications, files, and computers in one place.

  • 24/7 Secure Access If you can beg, borrow, or reach a computer or a mobile device, you can access your documents, files, applications or your remote computer securely with Parallels Access.
  • Universal File Manager Find files quickly in Dropbox, Google Drive or a remote computer, transfer files between the cloud and your remote computer, and copy files to your mobile device. (iOS now, Android soon!)
  • Brilliant Mobile Experience Select text or graphics with one finger, then drag and drop easily. Using native controls, copy and paste between remote applications-or between remote applications and device apps.
  • Mobile App Switcher Tap to switch between multiple applications and windows with ease.
  • Seamless Navigation Use the gestures you know-swipe to scroll, tap to click, pinch to zoom-with any Mac or PC application.
  • Connect to Mac or PC Access your computers from any location via 3G/LTE or Wi-Fi.
  • Wake-on-LAN Parallels Access will try to wake up a remote sleeping computer for your access.
  • Applications on Your Home Screen Put your favorite desktop application right on the home screen of your mobile device. (Android only)
  • Optimize Screen Resolution Choose either optimal readability with larger text and images, or more information by going smaller.
  • Mobile Microphone Use microphone input from your mobile device with your remote Mac or Windows applications. (iOS devices only)
  • Samsung S Pen Support Use your S Pen on your Galaxy Edge or Galaxy Note 4. Go ahead-Access has integrated!
  • Full-Screen Applications Mac and PC applications fill the entire screen, so it's clear how to get stuff done.
  • App Launcher Tap to start any desktop application, Mac or PC, as if it were a native iOS or Android app.
  • Lock'n'Go Magnifying Glass Don't fumble: Select exactly what you want with the Lock'n'Go Magnifying Glass.

Note: Product includes 7 day fully functioning trial. Subscribe annually for $19.99 or monthly for $2.99 to get unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to 5 computers.

What's new in Parallels Access

Version 3.2.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated

Requirements for Parallels Access

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

2 Parallels Access Reviews

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Derekcurrie
16 January 2015

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I'm in the midst of testing out Parallels Access v2.1.1. One thing I can point out so far is the annoying problem with its sound driver called 'Parallels Access Sound'. It shows up and takes over in the Sound/Output & Sound/Input Preference pane. It doesn't know how to handle OS X sound adequately and ends up causing problems. The annoying problem I ran into was it killing off text-to-speech. I had everything set up and working perfectly in Dictation & Speech/Text To Speech to allow me to use a key combination to read text to me, especially useful when pouring through a pile of online articles. I had to disable Parallels Access Sound to get text-to-speech to work again. That's not acceptable. IOW: I feel like I'm paying for beta software. :-( Hopefully, v2.5 will iron out some of the crimps.
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Version 2.5.0
bell-juliet
13 February 2017
In addition to Parallels Access, you may try tools like logmein, teamviewer, R-HUB remote support servers etc. for remotely accessing computers from anywhere anytime. They work well.
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Version 3.1.5
Derekcurrie
16 January 2015
I'm in the midst of testing out Parallels Access v2.1.1. One thing I can point out so far is the annoying problem with its sound driver called 'Parallels Access Sound'. It shows up and takes over in the Sound/Output & Sound/Input Preference pane. It doesn't know how to handle OS X sound adequately and ends up causing problems. The annoying problem I ran into was it killing off text-to-speech. I had everything set up and working perfectly in Dictation & Speech/Text To Speech to allow me to use a key combination to read text to me, especially useful when pouring through a pile of online articles. I had to disable Parallels Access Sound to get text-to-speech to work again. That's not acceptable. IOW: I feel like I'm paying for beta software. :-( Hopefully, v2.5 will iron out some of the crimps.
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Version 2.5.0
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
16 January 2015
Darn, the sound problem persists in v2.5. I'm going to chat with Parallels about this.
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michael-macupdate
michael-macupdate
16 January 2015
interesting. I am setting it up right now. I will be curious to see how that pans out.

also, while using the web to log in to another computer, you can NOT see another display. It looks as if they know about this, and their solution is "unplug the second display if you wish to see anything on that monitor"...
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christenson
christenson
12 February 2015
I'm apparently having the same problem, Parallels Access Sound is interfering with the music scoring program Print Music. How did you disable Parallels Access Sound?
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
12 February 2015
To stop the background processes for Parallel Access, including Sound, you have to move three files our of their current location. You can store them wherever you like, as long as you move them out then restart your Mac:

1) /Library/LaunchAgents/com.parallels.mobile.prl_deskctl_agent.launchagent.plist
2) /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.parallels.mobile.dispatcher.launchdaemon.plist
3) /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.parallels.mobile.kextloader.launchdaemon.plist

Note that these are in the root level Library folder (not the user or System Library folders).

You can leave everything else in place. Just be sure you reboot your Mac after moving these three files. At that point Parallels Access will no longer run in the background, including the Sound extension. I don't know of a way to just kill the Sound extension. Sorry. Switching away from it in the Sound system preferences pane can be tried. But I believe the background processes just activate it again. (Sorry I can't recall).

To restore these files, you can either run the full installer again OR you can put these files back into their respective locations then reboot your Mac.

What they are: They are preference (plist) files that trigger background processes at boot time that are needed to run Parallels Access. The actual code for those processes are located in the Parallels Access application. You have to run all three for Parallels Access to work. The file "com.parallels.mobile.kextloader.launchdaemon.plist" is the one that specifically activates 'prl_virtual_sound.kext', which is what's causing the problem.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
12 February 2015
I, at last, dug around the support area for Parallels Access and found THIS, which addresses the situation:

http://kb.parallels.com/en/120800

Quoting:

Symptoms
After connecting to the computer with Parallels Access, the sound on the computer is lost.

Cause
This behavior is by-design:

When you connect to the Mac using Parallels Access, the output Sound adapter automatically changes to Parallels Virtual Audio Adapter to transfer the sound to the iPad. As the application is designed for the remote control, then there is no ability to use both Audio adapters at the same time.

Resolution
The workaround is to change the adapter manually (you will need to perform it every time you connect to the Mac computer):
Start System Preferences
Open Sound
Click "Output" tab
Select "Internal speakers" to fix the sound issue
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