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Parallels Desktop

Version 1.8.2

Run different OS apps without rebooting (App Store version).

5.0
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Free
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Parallels Desktop overview

Parallels Desktop Lite (previously known as Parallels Desktop Lite) allows you to easily run Windows, Linux, and their applications on your Mac. You don't have to reboot your Mac to switch between operating systems or when switching between Mac, Windows, or Linux applications.

Features:
  • Use Mac gestures in Windows apps
  • Time synchronization between Mac and Windows
  • Mouse synchronization enables the mouse to move seamlessly between the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux
  • Copy/paste formatted text between Mac and Windows
  • Drag and drop files between Mac and Windows
  • 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 resolution
  • 3D graphics acceleration up to DirectX® 10.1
  • Use Mac printers in Windows
  • Share Mac location info with Windows

What’s new in version 1.8.2

Updated on Mar 31 2023

  • New application icon that reflects the latest macOS design guidelines.
  • Adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 on Mac computers with M-series chips.
  • Fixes an issue of broken video playback on Ubuntu 22.04 VMs after suspension and resumption.
  • Fixes an issue of inability to write or delete files on a VM-connected SD card.
  • Fixes an issue of Pytha CAD software incorrectly displaying black lines on 3D objects.

Information

License

Free

Size

293 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.parallels.com/

Downloads

5285

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
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OhEssex
OhEssex
Oct 14 2022
1.8.0
0.0
Oct 14 2022
0.0
Version: 1.8.0
Years ago, when overnight Parallels changed their policy from two allowable computers per user to only one, I got forced into buying another license that day so I could use it at my work location. I was livid, and swore I'd never give that company another cent. I had made a purchase under a set of terms and conditions and those mongrels simply changed them, costing me $100 or so. They could have grandfathered in existing users, but they didn't. A well deserved pox on that miserable company.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 26 2021
1.7.0
0.0
Aug 26 2021
0.0
Version: 1.7.0
What Is This Thing? --> Sorting through the confusion of this App Store version of Parallels Desktop, here are the details: (1) The actual OFFICIAL name for this version is: Parallels Desktop® App Store Edition. (2) The actual current version number really is 1.7.0, not 17.0. Beats me why! (3) Parallels WARNS: "NOTE: It is not recommended that existing Parallels Desktop for Mac users move to Parallels Desktop® App Store Edition. So IGNORE this thing unless you know you really want/need it. Get the full version instead, DIRECT from Parallels, NOT the App Store. Please. (4) So what is this thing good for? It's a 14-day DEMO only. All it allows you to do is create and edit virtual machine configurations. If you want to actually run a virtual machine, you have to SUBSCRIBE to Parallels Desktop for at least a year. (5) FYI: The cost for Parallels Desktop varies widely if you keep an eye on deals/sales on the net. If you're crafty, right place/right time, you can avoid paying full price. You're welcome.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Aug 26 2021
1.7.0
0.0
Aug 26 2021
0.0
Version: 1.7.0
- Running virtual machines 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 to test Parallels Desktop before the subscription starts.
Mikaelf
Mikaelf
Oct 15 2020
1.6.0
0.0
Oct 15 2020
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
Not free and not version 1.6.0...
Filou53
Filou53
Jan 22 2019
1.4.0
0.0
Jan 22 2019
0.0
Version: 1.4.0
It seems that it's no more free as previously (for the LITE version) Now, you have just a free trial period :-(
cinam
cinam
Dec 2 2022
1.8.1
5.0
Dec 2 2022
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
Free
In-app purchases
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