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Run Windows apps on MacOS

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac

  • Optimized for Windows, 11 and macOS Monterey
  • Develop and test across multiple OSs in a virtual machine for Mac
  • Play PC games and run demanding graphics software
  • Work with Windows-based accounting and trading software
  • Run all your favorite Windows software on your Mac

Trusted by More Than 7 Million Users and Praised by Experts

“It’s always been astonishing that it’s faster to start up a Parallels PC than a real one. On my MacBook Air, I’m up and running in Windows six seconds after I double-click the Parallels icon.”David Pogue, The New York Times
“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 convoluted setup processes.”Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet
“Unlike Apple’s Boot Camp, Parallels lets you run both operating systems at the same time.”Larry Magid, Forbes
”Parallels Desktop is the easiest, fastest, and most tightly integrated app for running Windows apps or the Windows desktop in Apple OS X.”Edward Mendelson, PCMag.com
“The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like its trolling Apple.”Engadget

Fast, Powerful and Easy

Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, even graphic intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Features

Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you are making the switch from PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.

BONUS!

Included with your Parallels Desktop subscription:
Parallels® Toolbox + Parallels® Access

Bonus with Subscription!

Parallels Toolbox

More than 40 one-touch tools—clean your drive, take screenshots, download a video, and more—all with one click.

Bonus with Subscription!

Parallels Access

Remote access to your Mac from any iOS device, Android device, or browser with Parallels Access.

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System Requirements

Operating System

macOS Ventura 13.0
macOS Monterey 12.4 or newer
macOS Big Sur 11.6.7 or newer
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer

Processor

Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor

Storage

600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation

Graphics

Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA graphics cards

Memory

4GB of RAM

*Features that are only available on Mac computers with Intel processors are marked with an asterisk (*).