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What’s New in Version 13

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac boosts performance, with hundreds of new features and even more tools for everyday tasks on both Mac and Windows. Clean your drive, secure private files, download videos, make GIFs, and more. Optimized for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Increased Performance

Over 47% faster access to Windows files and documents

Faster File Transfer

Move, copy, and transfer at lightning speed with modern USB 3.0 mass storage devices and external Thunderbolt SSD devices

More Power

Now featuring up to 32 vCPU and 128 GB vRAM per virtual machine with Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition

Release Ready

Optimized for macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Beauty of Mac and Windows—Unleashed

Touch Bar

Includes support for Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as additional integration for the Windows Start Menu and Desktop, including Cortana, Task View, and Taskbar pinned elements.

Touch Bar Wizard

Touch Bar Wizard

Add your favorite Windows applications to the Touch Bar of your MacBook Pro®.

Dynamic Resolution

Dynamic Resolution

Changing window size, booting, and rebooting Windows is smoother than ever.

Enhanced Retina Support

Enhanced Retina Support

Display support for your Windows applications in scaled mode.

People Bar

People Bar

Bring the upcoming Windows 10 People Bar feature to Mac. View recent contacts in the Windows Taskbar or Mac Dock.



Monitor your virtual machine with ease using this new view mode.

PLUS 30+ Tools to Simplify Everyday Tasks on Mac and Windows

Do Not Sleep
Prevent your computer from going to sleep and your display from dimming. Ensure a task or presentation won’t be interrupted by disabling settings that would allow the computer to go to sleep.

Convert a Video
Optimize your home movie or television shows for iPad or iPhone.

Lock Screen
Immediately lock your screen to prevent unauthorized access to your computer—no need to wait until the password-protected screen saver kicks in.

Clean Drive
Keeps your Mac clutter-free and running at max speed. Scans, detects, and lets you choose what to delete.

Hide Desktop
Hide all the files, folders, and other icons on your desktop when you’re doing a presentation, sharing or recording your screen, or taking screenshots.

Archive Your Files
Compress files with one click to use less storage space. Unarchive any archived files, RAR, zip, and more.

Make GIF
Easily create and customize animated GIFs from videos. Adjust start and end points, add captions, choose frame rate and size, and save instantly on your desktop.

Download a Video
Download your favorite videos from the Internet: Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and many more.

Do Not Disturb
Avoid distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. When activated, all notifications and the Dock app animations are disabled.

Mute Your Microphone
Prevent unauthorized or unwanted listening by other apps.

Take Video
Take an instant video using the computer’s camera.

Eject Volumes
Eject all volumes mounted on your Desktop, including local removable volumes like external hard drives and memory cards, network volumes and mounted disk images.

Record Audio
Use your computer’s built-in microphone and record audio with a single click. You can record from an external microphone if it’s selected as the input source in System Preferences › Sound.

Block Camera
Use this tool for block the built-in camera, making it inaccessible to applications.

Open any collection of applications, documents, or other files simultaneously with just one click.

Record Your Screen
Record a video of a screen, active window, or area.

Take Screenshots
Easily screenshot a screen, active window, or area.

Take Photo
Take an instant photo using the computer’s camera.

Time Management
A set of handy, easy-to-use time management tools to keep you productive and on task.

Compare Editions

Standard Edition

Retina Support for Windows apps
Customize toolbar for Windows Apps

Pro Edition

All the Standard Edition features PLUS:

Additional features for software developers, web develops and testers
Advanced networking tools
Support for business cloud services
Premium 24/7 phone and email support after activation