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Parallels Desktop® 12 for Mac has arrived!

macOSTM Sierra-ready, with smart and simple Mac® & Windows® tools you’ve always wished you had at your fingertips.

What’s New in Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade Today

  • Optimized and ready for macOS Sierra
  • Windows folder performance up to 25% faster
  • 500 GB of online backup storage (for 1 year)
  • Distraction free presentation mode
  • Archive and password-protect all your files
  • Record on-screen videos from Mac & Windows
  • Dozens of other essential tools & features!

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

Designed for users who are switching from PC to Mac, and the home or student user who frequently needs to use non-Mac apps.

  • Optimized and ready for macOS Sierra
  • Includes smart & simple one-touch tools
  • 500 GB incremental online free backup*
    (for 1 year)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® Plug-in
  • Support for popular development, design, and test tools including Visual Studio, Vagrant, and Jenkins
  • Advanced networking tools
  • Support for business cloud services
  • Premium 24/7 phone and email support

Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

Designed for the developer, tester, or power user who needs the very best performance for running non-Mac apps on Mac.

  • Optimized and ready for macOS Sierra
  • Includes smart & simple one-touch tools
  • 500 GB incremental online free backup*
    (for 1 year)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® Plug-in
  • Support for popular development, design, and test tools including Visual Studio, Vagrant, and Jenkins
  • Advanced networking tools
  • Support for business cloud services
  • Premium 24/7 phone and email support

Parallels Desktop Pro Edition

Designed with developers, power users, and other demanding professionals in mind. The Pro edition gives you more processing power, up to 64 GB vRAM and 16 vCPUs per virtual machine. Includes built-in debugging tools, headless mode for virtual machines, nested virtualization, roll back mode, and support for popular development tools like Visual Studio, Vagrant, Jenkins, and more. Complimentary 24/7 phone and email support included.

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!

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.

Security
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.

If you registered a copy of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac on or after August 1, 2016,
you may be eligible for a no-charge upgrade under the Parallels Tech Guarantee. Learn More >

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