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What’s New in Version 12

Optimized for macOS Sierra, with smart and simple
Mac & Windows tools you’ve always wished you had at your fingertips.

New Features in Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

One-touch Tools

Imagine having a set of tools, with no complicated settings, to simplify everyday tasks.

Take a screenshot with a simple click, secure private files with a password, download a favorite video from YouTube or Facebook with little fuss, easily record a screencast, or keep your Mac from sleeping with the push of a button.

Now, with Parallels Desktop 12 including Parallels Toolbox, you can do all of that and more, with one click!

Windows 10 on Mac


Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is fully optimized for macOS Sierra—as a host or guest OS. With new retina display support, enjoy smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.

Seamless Office 365 Integration now allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.

Distraction free presentation mode for both Mac and Windows, including Keep Mac Awake, Hide Desktop Files, Do Not Disturb, and Start in Full Screen quick modes.

Now with 500 GB of free online storage for one year, powered by Acronis.

More Reasons to Upgrade

Increased Performance
Access shared folders up to 25% faster, suspend is up to 60% faster, taking snapshots is up to 25% faster, and battery life is extended by more than 10%.

Fast Incremental Backup With Acronis True Image
One-year subscription for Acronis True Image with up to 500 GB of cloud backup storage and fast incremental backups.

Easily and quickly archive and password-protect files on both Mac and Windows.

macOS Sierra Optimized Storage Plug-in
Integration with upcoming macOS Sierra storage optimization feature. Lets you view and control your Parallels Desktop VM storage natively.

Store Passwords in Mac keychain
Lets you store and manage all of your passwords, including Windows, Internet Explorer®, and Microsoft Edge, in your native Mac keychain.

Seamless Office 365® Integration
Word, Excel®, or PowerPoint® documents in Safari® will now open in the native Windows Office app.

Do Not Disturb Mode for Mac and Windows
Increases your productivity by temporarily disabling all distractions, including application and OS notifications, and preventing your Mac from going to sleep. 

EXE File Icons in Finder
Windows EXE file icons now show in the Finder.

Schedule Windows Updates
Schedule Windows updates for when you want, and avoid annoying notifications and unexpected Windows restarts.

Retina Support
Retina® display support with smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.

Always Ready
Parallels Desktop is ready when you are. Open Windows applications or documents up to three times faster, even if you’ve quit Parallels Desktop, with no additional CPU use.

Alarm, Stopwatch, and Timer
A set of handy, easy-to-use time management tools to keep you productive and on task.

Parallels Desktop for Business.
Get it now for €99.99/yr

Designed for use in work settings, Parallels Desktop Business Edition includes all the standard features, plus 24/7 premium email and phone support. It enables easy centralized administration, mass deployment capabilities, a license management portal, and advanced security controls.