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“One of my favorite features on the iPhone and iPad is Siri—the virtual assistant that responds to voice commands.
Siri still doesn’t run on OS X, but there is a way to get a Siri-like experience, courtesy of Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Windows 10.”
– Larry Magid, Forbes
“Parallels Desktop 11 makes the combined Windows and OS X experience even more seamless.”
– John Martellaro, the Mac Observer
“Windows 10 never looked so good on a Mac.”
– Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
“That's right–you could have a Windows-powered virtual assistant on your Mac long before Siri reaches the desktop.
Parallels Desktop has already made it possible to run Windows apps directly on your Mac desktop for years with its "Coherence mode,"
but this latest update marks the first time it's brought over a Windows feature on its own.”
– Devindra Hardawar, Engadget
“As far as updates go, it’s all-around better software: boots 50 percent faster, with a quarter better battery life,
and speed bumps in moving files and tasks in Windows 10. But one of its coolest tricks—aside from smashing
Windows and Mac into an almost seamless OS—is the inclusion of an always-on Cortana.”
– Darren Orf, Gizmodo
“Of all the ways to run Windows on a Mac, Parallels Desktop is my favorite because it just works.
It's fast, it's reliable, and there's no need to futz about with confusing setting or a convoluted setup process.”
– Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet

Best of Both Worlds

Use both Mac® and Windows® applications on your Mac without rebooting! Microsoft® Office for Windows , Internet Explorer®, Access®, Visual Studio®, AutoCAD, Quicken® and QuickBooks for Windows, Project, Visio®, and hundreds of others—we’ve got you covered.

Make Life Easier

Quickly switch between Mac and Windows. Seamlessly utilize Mac features inside Windows and leverage Windows' strengths on your Mac.

Powerful Performance

Parallels Desktop will automatically tune for what you’ll use it for the most: productivity applications, design, or development—even gaming.

The fastest, easiest, most powerful way to
run Windows on your Mac—without rebooting!

Run Windows and Mac applications side by side

Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.

Now Supporting Windows 10 and ready for El Capitan

Run Windows 10 and OS X® El Capitan with ease. Use Microsoft Cortana®, your virtual assistant, on your Mac.

Switch from your PC to your Mac

We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.

Works with Boot Camp®

Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is now much easier and more intuitive than ever.

Not just for Windows

Run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google ChromeTM. You can run just about anything on your Mac!

One-click tuning

Select productivity, games, design, or development, and Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac will optimize your virtual machine settings and performance for you.

Robust Performance

Parallels Desktop Pro Edition gives your virtual machines more processing power. Up to 64 GB vRAM and 16 vCPUs per virtual machine lets you run even the most demanding applications with ease. 

Business Class Software

Keep IT in control of end user licenses and Windows virtual machines with a Unified Volume License Key, centralized license management, and advanced security features available in Parallels Desktop Business Edition.

Additional Features

  • Drag & drop files between Mac and Windows
  • Copy & paste files or text between Mac and Windows 
  • Launch Windows apps right from the Dock
  • Move your PC to Mac in a few easy steps
  • Single cloud storage space between Mac and Windows  
  • Assign any USB devices to your Mac or Windows 
  • Retina Display support for Windows 
  • Run Windows in full screen
  • Open files in Windows just by drag & drop
  • Open any site in Microsoft Explorer right from Safari browser 
  • Apply Mac OS parental control to Windows apps
  • Windows alerts in Mac Notification Center
  • Mac dictation inside Windows applications
  • The number of Unread emails shown in the Dock
  • “Reveal in Windows Explorer” in OS X files menu
  • Linked clones for VMs*
  • Vagrant Provider*
  • 16 vCPUs and 64 GB vRAM*
  • Nested virtualization for Linux*
  • Drag & drop files in OS X guests
  • Real-time virtual disk optimization 
  • Create VM from VHD and VMDK disks*
  • Drag & drop to create VM



  • Disk Space Wizard optimizes your disk space
  • Shared folders and printers for Linux VMs
  • Windows apps in Launchpad
  • Power Nap in Windows
  • Use Force Touch to look up definitions
  • New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Mission Control support
  • The Presentation Wizard prevents most projector issues
  • Drop files onto Outlook to create a new message
  • Multi-language Keyboard Sync
  • Share Bluetooth between Mac and Windows
  • Mac OS X Guest support
  • Spaces functionality for Windows apps
  • Mission Control exposes your Windows apps
  • DirectX 10 inside Windows 
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Firewire support
  • USB-C and USB 3.0 support
  • Work without risk with Snapshots
  • Safeguard your VM with encryption
  • 2 GB video memory support
  • Finder Tabs work with Windows apps
  • and many more...

More Features

Parallels Desktop for your team

If you love what Parallels Desktop does, imagine what it can do for your company. Get Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition for your entire team or business.

Download a full featured, free 14-day trial today.

You can choose a specific Parallels Desktop for Mac edition during installation.


Parallels Desktop
Pro Edition
Business Edition
Run Windows on your Mac
The coolness of Mac combined with the utility of Windows
Support for Windows 10, Ready for El Capitan
Travel Mode
Disk space savings for popular cloud services
Easy to switch from PC to Mac
Automated performance tuning
Complimentary Parallels Access (a $19.99/yr value) 3 months  
Microsoft Visual Studio Plug-in

Support for popular development, design, and test tools including Docker, Jenkins, and Chef  
Advanced networking tools
Support for Business Cloud Services
Virtual RAM / virtual CPUs for each VM 8GB vRAM / 4 vCPUs 64GB vRAM / 16 vCPUs 64GB vRAM / 16 vCPUs
Premium 24/7 phone and email support
First 30 days
Centralized administration and management    
Unified Volume License Key
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