Parallels Desktop
Parallels Desktop
Parallels Desktop free download for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac1.6.1

27 November 2020

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

What is Parallels Desktop for Mac

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.

  • 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 Parallels Desktop

Version 1.6.1:

Optimized for macOS 11 Big Sur with a refreshed design, easier setup, and other improvements. Below is the list of the most important fixes:

Big Sur as a host operating system
  • Resolves an issue with a Mac crashing after trying to start a virtual machine.
  • Resolves an issue with a virtual machine crashing when a user logs in to Windows.
  • Resolves an issue with the CPU menu in the virtual machine configuration showing only two menu items.
  • Resolves an issue with the "Unable to pause "virtual machine name"." message appearing while deleting a snapshot.
  • Resolves an issue with the Parallels Desktop window moving up when switching between the tabs of the Parallels Desktop Preferences and virtual machine configuration dialog.
  • Resolves an issue with multiple virtual machine icons in the Dock.
Big Sur in a virtual machine
  • Resolves an issue with not being able to upgrade an existing macOS virtual machine to macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Resolves an issue with not being able to install macOS 11 Big Sur in a virtual machine from the Recovery partition.
  • Resolves an issue with a macOS 11 Big Sur virtual machine showing a black screen after the Parallels Tools reinstallation.
  • Resolves an issue with a macOS virtual machine showing a black screen after upgrading it to macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Resolves a rare issue with a macOS 11 Big Sur virtual machine rebooting when a user logs in.
  • Resolves an issue with the default screen resolution set to 1024x768 in a macOS 11 Big Sur virtual machine created on a Mac with the macOS version other than Big Sur.
  • Resolves an issue with Installation Assistant showing the macOS 11 Big Sur version incorrectly (as 10.16).
Other improvements
  • The Parallels Desktop user interface has been updated to meet the macOS 11 Big Sur style.
  • Parallels Desktop meets the macOS 11 Big Sur privacy restrictions. For example, it is not allowed to use Bluetooth until a user gives consent.
  • You can configure Bridged networking for your virtual machine.
  • Support for DirectX 11.1 which brings better support for high-resolution monitors and support for more applications and games that require DirectX 11.
  • Support for Metal graphics in macOS Big Sur 11 (and later) virtual machines. This allowed Parallels engineers to improve the guest version of macOS performance and fix a number of issues that were reported in 2018-2020:
    • Selected text in a PDF document opened in Preview is blacked out.
    • Blank interface in the FileSimple application.
    • The clock in the macOS menu bar doesn’t look sharp sometimes.
    • Multiple tabs in Safari are displayed with graphical artifacts.
    • The Notes app crashes in macOS virtual machines.
    • The Maps app shows a black screen.
    • Black thumbnails in the Photos app installed in a macOS virtual machine.

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Oct 15 2020
Oct 15 2020
Version: 1.6.0
Not free and not version 1.6.0...
Jan 22 2019
Jan 22 2019
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 :-(
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.6 or later
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