What others are saying:

We think Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is great. But don't just take our word for it. Millions of people use Parallels Desktop, and these are some of their stories. Parents. Pilots. Police Officers. Pharmacists. Project Managers. Whoever you and are whatever you do, Parallels Desktop unites Mac and Windows. The rest is up to you.

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  • “I like how Parallels makes it seem like I'm not even using Windows now, it's even more like it's part of my Mac.”

    — Adam G.

  • “A must software for a Mac beginner! Thanks!!!”

    — Adel M.

  • “It really works fast and supports many operating systems, which is important for me as a cross-platform developer.”

    — Alex S.

  • “I think this product is brilliant! One of the best Mac apps ever ~ Now I can use Windows in Mac like a charm.”

    — Robert F.

  • “My virtual machines are fast and have the power to do all my tasks without bogging down or impacting my Mac's performance. I Recommend.”

    — Maggie T.

Customer Reviews

  • great support

    • by apopkamike
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    some yrs.ago the support was not the best or close to it. Now they are the best!! Far above Apple or Quicken. Chad worked with me for several hrs. repairing several areas in my XP and Mac Pro systems. Now the XP works well and the Mac operates faster than before. He told me that when I up-grade to Win 7 or 8 they will help me if I have loading problems.

  • Excellent Product

    • by Hannes
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Parallels Desktop 9 is even better than its excellent predecessor. It makes running Windows software on your Mac a snap, and the interactive nature between OS X and Windows is truly amazing! Keep up the good work!

  • Flawless

    • by Chris C.
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    I have used the previous ver of competitors software and the ver 7 of Parallels and this ver is very quick and intuitive to use. Sleeps and wakes up without hiccups which previous version had issues with.

  • Windows on the mac

    • by Chet Wyman
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Love the product. Started with 3 and now using 9. Works seemlessly

  • Best edition yet

    • by Stu
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    No need to use bootcamp anymore. It's fast and integrates well.

  • This is a must!

    • by DBush
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Parallels brings the best of Windows in a Mac environment... I use it to run Windows 7 in my MacBook Pro, and Windows run more efficiently than in a PC environment. Updates, backups, up-time, down-time, runs faster. All peripherals are available and switching between systems is a breeze. And then in coherence mode, its like the fusion of PC and Mac world.

  • The best Windows run on Mac

    • by Tony S
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    For some stock trading tools I have to use Windows. Happily using MS Office 13 and other Windows programs on my Mac. It's quite seamless and makes Windows more robust, usable and useful. Parallels has always been rock solid and is quite zippy even on my 3+ year old Mac.

  • Stablity

    • by Adriman Tan
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Very Good, ease to use

  • parallels

    • by samlehr
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    very good and easy to use product

  • PARALLELS DESKTOP 9 FOR MAC

    • by RAG
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Indispensable program for migrating programs and information between two previously operating systems that were exclusive of each other. It would be similar to having one-hundred percent communication and agreement at the General Security Council of the United Nations.

  • Parallels straight up

    • by JBP
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    Excellent, stable, and effective.

  • True parallels!!

    • by Dr D
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    I highly recommend this product.
    It has helped me get the best of both worlds (mac and windows) on my MacBook Pro.
    Parallels has allowed me to use software not compatible with mac on my "parallel" windows on my mac laptop!
    For example, in my clinic my Electronic Medical Records software runs best on Mac system. However, believe it or not, our clinic's Practice Management software (billing and scheduling) does not run on mac. Parallels solved this for me.
    Love it.

  • not for every mac

    • by LO
    • Apr 16, 2014
             

    working with parallels is very easy and useful, but you must have, at least, 8 GB RAM.
    Mac OS + windows 7 take about 6 GB.
    i tried to use in a 4 GB mac air but it didn't work - it runs very slow.
    but, of course, it's worth it.

  • Flawless

    • by Bill J
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    This product runs quickly and flawlessly as advertised. I use it with Microsoft's Office Suite with no issues at all. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to use a few desired programs on the Microsoft Windows side while keeping your Mac side, both working flawlessly along side each other is perfect harmony. Way to go Parallels!

  • Like a Gem

    • by Marc J
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Parallels works seamlessly. Love that I can use both the Mac and Windows systems at the same time. I use it for investment work and have no problems at all. Works great.

  • Great product

    • by IsabelC
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    It is easy and user friendly. I recommend it to all of my friends! Thanks!

  • works great with autocad on a MBP retina

    • by robinlamkie
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    works great with autocad on a MBP retina

  • Excellent solution

    • by Hector M.
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Parallels has been a great solution for having to run programs such as Internet Explorer with minimal use of machine resources. The install was very simple as well.

  • Best of both worlds!

    • by growing
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    With Parallels I can still use Windows while in Mac and get the best of both worlds.

  • Absolutely seamless

    • by Wayne White, CIO Reltech International Inc.
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    I no longer think of running multiple operating systems at the same time. I only have one seamless experience. This product is mature and stable enough for both my home and business use. I, and my company, could not be more pleased.

  • Parallels for using Quicken Windows

    • by jimc
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    This product allows me to manage my personal finances using the most current version of Windows Quicken.

  • Speed of opening

    • by ilovepoodles
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Great software, I've used other software to access Windows on my Mac but this opens quicker than Windows ever opened! Yeah! I can still use my old Publisher.

  • Yay!!

    • by Meat
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Great, problem free, windows runs better on a mac than on a PC.

  • Paarallels Review

    • by SKC
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Good Product, works as fast as my PC that I'm used to.

  • so simple

    • by ChrisH
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Parallels is such an easy way of running Windows on a Mac

  • Parallels v9

    • by georgeu
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    An amazing product that is sleek, fast and stable. Runs Windows just as if it were running stand alone, but inside Mac OS/X. Makes using Windows apps on your Mac easy! I just couldn't live without it as I need some Windows apps like Microsoft Office that just aren't the same under the OS/X version. I program in VBA and that just isn't supported on the Mac version. I have owned VMWare on the Mac and it just did not seem as fast or as well integrated as Parallels. Can't recommend it enough.

  • No parallel to Parallels,

    • by EricS
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    This would have to bw the best ever system, giving you both the power of Mac Maverick and Windows 8.1. Could not ask for more.

  • parallels for Mac

    • by fuztop
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Love how well Parallels integrates seamlessly with my mac. If i have material emailed to me in i-mail, I can easily view the content in pc mode via parallels with no glitches at all. I recommend this to all my friends. I have tried bootcamp, VM fusion and parallels is by far the best and least laggy

  • Best program to run windows on a mac

    • by Dave K
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    The best program I've used in over 15 years to run windows on my mac

  • Flawless

    • by Mike L
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    I do a lot of Windows development on my MacBook Pro. Parallels makes it easy for me to jump in and out of Windows, carry forward Windows and OSX as if they were integrated, sleep and resume, etc, etc, etc. It's great

  • Really smooth

    • by David T
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Have had very few issues with parallels. I am a mac user who is forced to use a number of applications from the dark side. Parallels is a great solution.

  • Can not work without it

    • by Glorypapa
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Although I love Mac and working in the Mac environment strictly, several programs still available in Windows environment only. After reviewing products of Windows, I decided to install Parallels for using Windows 7 in my Mac Pro. I am glad that I had Parallels in my Mac Pro so that I don't need another desktop computer in my office just for Windows programs. Highly recommend and will purchase another Parallels for my macbook air, if I need Windows program during traveling.

  • Amazing

    • by NVBiggies
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Really convenient and stable. A Must have for students wanting to run multiple OS platforms.

  • parallels is good

    • by guodong xie
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    parallels is good

  • made Window system nice integrated in Mac OS

    • by Hwang SP
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Have been using PD since version 8, good perform in term of integration and stability.
    Running 2 OS in Mac without worry, and make work more efficiency.

  • Productivity

    • by Peterm
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Parallels allows me to run my preferred OS on Mac for the majority of my tasks on one thunderbolt screen while having windows open for auto cad, MS project etc on a second thunderbolt screen. Very handy and time saving.

  • Professional use

    • by MG @ LFE
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    Recommended for professional use.
    In my line of business I have to keep working with old piece of equipment, and I have found the solution to all my problem using parallels for mac. I have up grade trough all the versions and I have never experience a problem. Perfect for moving my old computer in a virtual machine reaching the true hardware independence. With the stability of an apple computer and the professional tools running on windows I know tomorrow I'll be good to go on the next assignment with no problems

    Thank you, Parallels team.

  • Get down to business

    • by Paul R
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    I have found Parallels allows me to simultaneously run Windows reliably inside Mac. Being able to cross platform at the slide of my finger, capturing information, dropping it in place while accessing common folders gives me everything I need.
    What do I want! Just to turn it on and it works and thats what Parallels does.
    Good job guys..

  • Almost perfect

    • by Andrew.imf
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    I don't need to think about it - it just works! Very stable and does what it needs to do. The hot-swap of resources is very useful. The only problems are screen related: I can't keep the 90 degree rotation on my additional display and need to drop out to Mac Preferences to reset this on each Parallels start; problems with trying to use (unsuccessfully) the full Retina HD resolution.

  • good

    • by Keroro
    • Apr 15, 2014
             

    good

  • Automatic

    • by Bill S
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I like Parallels because I don't have to know anything about it. It just allows me to use my Windows based Quicken and Access when I want them, then use the fully integrated software of iMac and iPad for mail and internet. I use Open Office for word processing and spreadsheets which is installed on the Mac side and has worked beautifully. For photography and video I will be using the Mac side aps to make slide shows and store my pictures.

  • MAC and corporate environment

    • by adbest
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    When I started working at a multinational large corporate construction business, I had the only MAC but with Parallels installed I could keep the IT dept happy. I was able to install a 100% complient corporate environment that helpdesk could remote access and trouble shoot without even knowing I was on a MAC. This allowed me to have an open MAC environment at the same time that interacted with the PC environment allowed me to access network locations with Apple applications.

  • Great option for running Windows-only applications

    • by Glenn
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I use several applications that are Windows-only (like Minitab), and the integration and speed of running them in Windows under Parallels is fantastic!

  • Parallels 9 review

    • by Nancy C
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I upgraded to Parallels 9 to be compatible with Apple Mavericks OS so that I can transition into this new OS without upsetting Parallels.

  • Great stuff!

    • by Lancoman
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Parallels does a fine job of enabling Windows to run on a MAC. I use it for Quicken and Quickbooks with no problem. However, the PayScan application does not work on it. I wish Parallels would improve its program to enable PayScan functionality.

  • Awesome

    • by Sergio Villasenor
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Simply the best

  • Good review

    • by Mike
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I like this product.

  • Gets the job done!

    • by Smoreland
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I use Parallels Desktop 9 on my Macbook Pro 15" Retina, 2013 model. It is very reliable and I run an instance of Windows XP (migrating away from this) and Windows 7 to access my corporate network for email (Lotus Notes), forecasting software (Cognos), expense/benefits management (Oracle) and SharePoint.

  • Works Great

    • by SK
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I used to use PC's and was a tech for awhile back in the day, I much prefer Mac OSX and have a 100% Apple environment in my home/home office, I however have one program that will only work in Windows and will not run in Wine or Crossover. This product allows me to run the one windows program with ease and maintain my Apple environment.

  • Parallels Desktop 9 - #1 Productivity Tool

    • by aeroprod
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Exceptional product which is both convenient and reliable. Get more done, in less time. Most of all, Parallels Desktop 9 is a windows productivity tool for Mac users.

  • Great way to access PC files without giving up your PC

    • by Adrienne in KC
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Everyone at the office is on a PC and I needed access to one PC application and needed to be on the network for automated backups. This was the perfect solution. Works great. It is a bit of difficult to set up, but I hate networking!

  • parallels Desktop 9

    • by raj K
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    okay, good

  • efficient tool for common use

    • by Alfred Yang
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I usually use statistical software, but just cope with small data. Parallels 9 for Mac does make my personal work efficient by using windows and Mac simultaneously. My mostly use SAS and SPSS and Parallels can run both packages without any burden.

  • The Best Application for Virtual Desktop

    • by Zvika Ben-Ari
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    The Best Application for Virtual Desktop

  • Great Flexibility!!

    • by Marc S
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    It's great to have a Windows Computer on my Mac! Simplifies my setup.

  • Fast and Simple

    • by Plato L
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I have been using Parallels for over 4 years. I am currently running version 9 on my MacBook Pro (Mavericks).

    I have 2 VM's - Windows 8.1 Pro and Mint Linux. Both work exceptionally well.

  • Parallels Desktop 9

    • by Graham L
    • Apr 14, 2014
             


    great product that makes windows more functional than windows

  • Keeping my corporate customers happy while using my mac

    • by Rosalind T
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Parallels allows me to have one laptop - my mac- and work effectively in all environments. I am also liking being able to access the Windows desktop on my mac via my iPad. Haven't explored that second option fully but it is looking good.

  • Great product

    • by Joth
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    Allows me to use and install PC programs on my Mac. Not all programs and applications can be used on both OS. It takes up a fraction of your hard disk and the transition between the two are simple and fast.

  • The Bomb

    • by Javier (YME46)
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    I run my business with a Mac but some of my programs are Windows based and not available for Mac, and this is where Parallels has come to be the knight in shinning armour. Parallels has assisted and facilitated my ability to stream line and run both OS at the one time, thus minimising the need to log out of one and into another or to have 2 computers running simultaneously as i go from one OS to another.

    Parallels has also benefited me in the sense that i have been able to maintain all my current programs and not required the need to find Mac compatible versions.

    I can't stop complimenting the Parallels team on the great work done with this program and all the ongoing updates that we receive it has been a god send and a blessing. i have used some of Parallels competitors products and they just don't stack up to the benefits and ease of use of Parallels.

    I would recommend Parallels to anyone considering running both OS. I have actually encouraged my father to look at adopting this program following years of resistance.

  • A must have product for you Mac

    • by Jose G
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    If you need to run Microsoft Applications on your Mac then this is the best product by far

  • excellent

    • by Areej
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    very useful for students .. I'm happy with it.

  • 1st Time Mac User Enjoys Parallels 9

    • by Jerry G
    • Apr 14, 2014
             

    After years of concern switching from my comfort zone using Windows XP and now Windows 7, I finally made the switch, however am glad that I utilize Parallels 9 for my piece of mind during the transition period.

  • Hip! Hip! Hooray for Paralleles Descktop 9

    • by help@last!
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    I bought this program specifically for a cooking program I have used for years . . . which could not be transferred to my iMac. I had input nearly 1500 recipes . . . a DISASTER! I bought a small PC laptop, which was not satisfactory. Now I have quick access to my hard work.

  • fantastic product

    • by aw2000
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    I use a couple of programs in Windows, that I would normally have to shut down and reboot to access. Now I can simply swipe over to my parallels desktop where I am running Windows 8, and access the programs. Its great!

  • Parallels works well on my mac

    • by Rahim A.
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Can't find anything to complain about this product. Recently filled out a few applications using Parallels that couldn't run on Safari. Proved to be very useful. What more can I ask for? I'm running a full Windows 8.1 simultaneously with Mavericks. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to choose between which program I want to use at the start up from my mac. I can start, and switch between anytime I want. Great!

  • Great Personal VM Hypervisor

    • by Pablo906
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels used to be great because of coherence. That's not really a killer feature anymore however they're still the most stable and fastest Hypervisor for OSX you can find. Several 3D apps that won't run under VMWare Desktop will run no problem with parallels.

  • Parallells

    • by SH
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Appears to wok good so far.

  • Parallels Desktop 9 talks to my Volvo!

    • by Oly_850
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    I needed an XP SP3 environment to run VIDA, a Volvo proprietary diagnostic package, and was loathe to try to build an old box with an old OS. Parallels booted up my old XP image and it communicates to my Volvos just great!

  • Great Product

    • by leef
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Does exactly what I want it to. I can utilize the best features of my Mac while operating Windows only programs.

  • Good on Retina.

    • by Crank
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels Desktop 9 suitable on Mac Book Pro with Retina Display. It adjusts the scaring better and easy to see. Easy to switch.

  • It just works

    • by dennisg
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Great utility.

  • Great

    • by AMM
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    As a developer it has great integration with mac os. It even faster than a real windows pc...

  • Parallels works well

    • by EdnaE
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels works well with Windows and is useful for those applications that I prefer not to use on the Mac. It allows the use of both operating systems simultaneously.

  • Great to fill the Apple void

    • by mchicago
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    As all Mac owners know, there are simply some applications you can't run on Mac. Parallels is the perfect solution, even for resource-intensive applications.

  • Windows 8 works seamlessly with Mac

    • by FrankC
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Windows 8 work seamlessly and does not drag even on most games that I play. Excellent product for those who are transitioning from windows to mac.

  • Awesome!

    • by Andy N.
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Works great. I love it!

  • very Useful

    • by Ahmedozz
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels Desktop 9 made my life very easy in case i would like to use windows its just a click also any type of files not mac supported can be opened without any issues.

    thanks for making it easy for me.

  • great

    • by itsbruce
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    very useful piece of software...

  • Great product

    • by Kphred
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    This product allows me to use windows applications on my mac.

  • It works!

    • by Charlie M
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels desktop accomplishes exactly what is says it will do and it does it well. It is great.

  • Amazing

    • by Abby Kebabz
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Parallels Desktop 9 is the best virtual machine host I have ever used, it's so easy to use and convenient

  • solved my problem

    • by Pina
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    great product specially if working with software not compatible with Mac

  • So simple and easy to use

    • by Tarn
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Much better than bootcamp, Parallels is fast and easy to use. A must if you need to use Windows on your Mac.

  • Ultimate Collaboration

    • by Richard JM
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    I use Parallels to provide the ultimate in collaboration. Whether my requirements are for MAC iOS of Windows capability, Parallels gives the power I need.

  • Parallels performance

    • by Rabbit
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    So far so good - i have two identical apps running on both Windows 7 and Mac-Lion and there is not a whole lot of difference in terms of performance and these are fairly intensive cpu 64bit applications.

  • Just like Windows on a pc

    • by James C
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    Works great just like windows on a normal pc with the flexibility of using a mac and pc.

  • good tool

    • by phumin
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    useful tool for mac.

  • EMBROIDERY

    • by Lorraine L
    • Apr 13, 2014
             

    With a Mac I could not do my embroidery and put the software ion so with Parallels and now it good.

  • Extending the Mac

    • by Nigwar
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    The Mac is great but it there are just a few Windows applications where there is no equivalent so I use Parallels to give me a Virtual Windows Machine, its seems to work quick and is easy to swap from one to the other.

  • almost perfect

    • by ferhat
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    it is a great software and so compatible with mac osx, I love it, windows works so amazingly, I recommend to try it, but its price may be a little bit cheaper.. thanks...

  • owner

    • by dsk
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    works well

  • Excellent Parallels

    • by arcu
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    Parallels made my life easier, and it's working very well and solid. I love it. Some little thing may be refined, like the fact that does not aloud us to modify the icon pictures in the desktop (yes only for files or folders from external drives attached), or that erase all the stored passwords when opening the app from scratch.

    I use an external drive, and I can open exactly the same Windows I have in my iMac in my Power Book, opening directly from the .pvm file.

    Allogether, FANTASTIC. I L O V E I T ! ! ! !

  • Works great!

    • by KDoyle
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    I can enjoy the ease of use and productivity gains from my MacBook Air but still work with some of my company's applications that are strictly windows based. Love it!

  • Good

    • by Jay
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    good

  • Better than ever!!!

    • by ELTA Computers Corp.
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    Parallels Desktop 9 is an Easy wizard-based installation of Windows and other OSes as virtual machines running under OS X. Tight integration between Windows and the host OS X system.
    Especially for beginners, Parallels is easier to use and install and sets itself up by default for the tightest possible integration.

  • Great Product

    • by Dan C.
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    Parallels does what they said without any problems. It allows me to run all of my PC programs on my MAC.

  • Thanks

    • by Eastern Nebraska
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    Very happy thus far with Parallells. Your software helped me make the decision to move from a PC to a Mac ... so far no regrets. Thanks

  • easy to use

    • by LM
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    It is a good product to let Windows user use Mac

  • stay connected in every way.

    • by Paul G
    • Apr 12, 2014
             

    Professional, useable and productive application I will always live with.

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Critical and Urgent:

Service Alert for Windows XP Users – April 8, 2014!

After April 8, 2014, support and security updates for Windows XP will no longer be available from Microsoft. This will leave your XP VM unprotected from viruses and malware when it is connected to the internet. Upgrade options are available from Microsoft here. Information on how to upgrade your VM once you have a new Windows license can be found at KB120737. Parallels Desktop will continue to work with Windows XP but it is highly recommended that you upgrade your Windows OS system prior to April 8, 2014. Please visit/contact Microsoft Support with any questions.

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