You can run Windows applications like they were made for your Mac. Use Mac OS X Mountain Lion features in Windows applications, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without rebooting, and experience the seamless, intuitive and fast way to work simultaneously in Windows and Mac program.
Whether you are a hard-core Mac enthusiast, a multi-platform pro or a first-time Mac user, the brilliant essentials of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac — quick installation, a user-friendly interface, and the Parallels Wizard — makes moving to the Mac seamless and everyday use easier than ever.Learn more
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac works with Mountain Lion, the latest Mac OS X. From Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, Full Screen support, Launchpad integration and more, Parallels Desktop makes it feel like your Windows applications were made for Mac.Mountain Lion integration includes:
The new Presentation Wizard allows you to easily and beautifully show presentations from your Mac on any external monitor or projector.
Switch from Safari to the same page in Internet Explorer with a single click when you need to view a page that doesn't view well.
Speak, don't type - Use Mountain Lion's new Dictation tool across both Windows and Mac applications.
Simply drag & drop files from the desktop onto the Dock icon for Outlook for Windows to attach them to a new email.
Keyboard language changes made on the Mac automatically sync in Windows to simplify switching languages.
Integration of Windows notifications into the Mountain Lion Notification Center makes it easy to stay updated on Windows virtual machine operations, as well as alerts from Windows 8 Mail and Messenger apps.
Seamlessly share Bluetooth devices between Mac and Windows just like you do with your FaceTime HD camera.
Continuing to integrate Windows and Mac, now even your Mac Trash Can and Windows Recycle Bins are identical so you only have one trash can to manage.
Get a more natural full screen experience for Windows applications with enhanced support for Spaces and Mission control.
Enjoy full support for Windows 8. Enjoy "Metro-style" apps in full screen or Coherence, a Windows 'launchpad' to manage your apps and full copy-&-paste and drag-&-drop integration once Windows 8 is available.
Don’t compromise – you can run the full version of Office on your Mac. Don’t sacrifice features and programs – run Office 2010 and enjoy Mountain Lion features like Launchpad, gestures and Mission Control even in Access and One Note.
Use the standard Mac OS X system preferences to set keyboard shortcuts.
If you love the look and feel of Mac OS, make Windows invisible but still use its applications. Or keep the familiar Windows background and Start menu on your Mac. Either way you can run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side—with no compromises in performance—and work the way that’s best for you.
Manage and control your virtual machines as easily as you do your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, peace-of-mind comes easy thanks to the automatic apply capabilities that place the same parental controls you set for your Mac on to your Windows applications. And any restrictions set for the Mac OS will also be enforced in the virtual machine.
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac delivers an even more immersive environment for gaming, music, movies, and more with support for Surround Sound 7.1 and superior 3D graphics rendering speeds.Learn more
Enjoy stunning Retina display resolution in Windows and Windows applications to see crisper fonts, vivid photos, images and animations
The new Full Screen on demand feature makes presentations interruption-free by disabling screen savers on Mac and Windows, optimizing the full screen display and automatically adjusting resolutions
Parallels Desktop 8 gives your Mac a more enhanced Windows 3D graphics experience and offers up the fastest way to run the most graphical intensive Windows programs and cross-platform Windows development tools. And you can use a wide-variety of design programs and games with DirectX 9.0c/9Ex and Shader Model 3 support.
Immerse yourself in games, movies, and music with Surround Sound 7.1 support for Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista: use any external Surround Sound 7.1 USB or FireWire device simultaneously in your Mac and the virtual machine.
With improved battery life, up to 1GB of video memory, enhanced security, and more Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac features the best overall performance and stability in the market.Learn more
Now, running Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has improved battery life so you can be on-the-go longer than ever.
Get improved data security with fast virtual machine encryption with Intel AES-NI.
It's easy to see how much hard drive space your virtual machine is using with a visual indicator and improved Snapshots.
Easily monitor your Mac's resources with the new graphical view of how much of your Mac's processor and memory are being used by your virtual machine.