Parallels Desktop for Mac

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Parallels Desktop 15
for Mac

Run Windows on Your Mac

  • Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • Includes Parallels Toolbox–essential utilities for your Mac and PC
  • Run thousands of Windows programs on your Mac
  • Moving from PC to Mac is easier than ever
  • Reuse an existing Boot Camp partition

All Editions Contain These Must-Have Features

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. Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and macOS Catalina (10.15).

Run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side

Experience as much or as little Windows as you want. Multiple view modes allow you full control of the level of integration between Mac and Windows.

Moving from PC to a Mac has never been this easy

Easily transfer everything on your current PC–operating system, documents, applications, games, even your internet browser favorites –over to your Mac in a snap.

Streamlined Windows Installation

Installing Windows on your Mac has never been so simple. The easy to use and intuitive Wizard walks you through the complete setup, including the purchase of a Windows 10 license, if needed.

Already using Boot Camp?

Easily convert your existing Windows Boot Camp partition to a new Parallels Desktop virtual machine.

Not just for Windows

Run a wide array of operating systems including macOS, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, and more.

Lightning Fast Performance

Resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac, and Microsoft® Office is faster than ever.

One-click tuning

One-click optimization of virtual machine settings makes it easy to get the performance you need.

Pro Edition’s Extra Features

Designed with developers, power users, and other demanding professionals in mind. The Pro edition gives you more processing power, up to 128 GB vRAM and 32 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, Chef, Jenkins, and more. Complimentary 24/7 phone and email support included.

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Business Edition’s Extra Features

Designed for use in work settings, the Business edition of Parallels Desktop includes all the Pro 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.

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See Parallels Desktop in Action

See some of the most popular features in Parallels Desktop 15.

Parallels Toolbox
for Mac and Windows

30+ tools in a lightweight, powerful, all-in-one application for Mac® and PC. Easy to use and economical—a whole suite of tools for a fraction of the cost of individual apps, packaged in one simple interface.

  • Keep your focus with Presentation Mode. Instantly disable those embarrassing pop-ups or bouncing icons.
  • Clean Drive keeps your computer’s storage optimized and free of unimportant data.
  • Find Duplicates to free up extra space on your computer.
  • Grab videos from the Internet and watch offline using Download Video.
  • Take Screenshots or Record a Video with a single click for quick cut-and-paste jobs.

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What’s New in Version 15

Up to Date

Up to Date

Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and macOS Catalina (10.15).

Ultimate Flexibility

Ultimate Flexibility

Works with OS X, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux and Unix, and macOS Server. No more having to choose between PC or Mac.

Touch Bar

Touch Bar

Add Windows applications to Touch Bar for instant access and customization.

Connect Devices

Connect Devices

USB, USB-C, Thunderbolt and FireWire devices connect with Windows. Pair your Bluetooth® devices—including stylus pen and printer—to work with both Windows and macOS.

Retina Display Support

Retina® Display Support

Smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.

One-Click Tuning

One-Click Tuning

Select productivity, games, design, software testing, or development, and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.

Instant Access

Instant Access

Launch and access Windows applications right from the Mac Dock.

Save Disk Space

Save Disk Space

Get the most out of your Mac with automatic Disk Space optimization.

Office 365 Integration

Office 365 Integration

Allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.

Works with Boot Camp

Works with Boot Camp

Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easy, just follow our installation assistant at startup.

Volume License Key

Volume License Key

Unified volume license key, centralized license management, and advanced security features are available in Parallels Desktop Business Edition.

Travel Mode

Travel Mode

Extend battery life while away from a power source.

Parallels Toolbox

Bonus!
Parallels® Toolbox

Over 30 one-touch tools—clean your drive, take screenshots, download a video, and more—all with just a single click.

Remote Access

Bonus!
Remote Access

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

24/7 Support

Premium 24/7 phone, email, and social support after activation.

Up to Date

Optimized for macOS Catalina (10.15), including support for Sidecar, plus Windows 10 future updates. Parallels Desktop continues to stay up to date so you can keep working without interruption—even when a new macOS, Windows or Linux release pops up.

Graphics

DirectX 11 support with the help of Apple Metal*. Now you can run graphic-intensive applications and games such as Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Lumion, ArcGIS Pro, Master Series, FIFA 19, Age of Empires, Fallout 4 and more!

Integration

Save time with the new drag and drop feature that allows you to insert images directly into Windows applications from macOS screenshot previews, Safari and Photos. Plus, email a file right from the Finder context menu via your Windows email client in two clicks.

Connect More

Now you can connect devices to Window wirelessly via Bluetooth, including Logitech Craft keyboard, IRISPen, Android phone and many others.

Apple Sidecar

Use Apple Pencil in your favorite Windows applications with added tilt and eraser support. Extend your Windows applications on iPad as a second display with Sidecar plus Touch Bar options.

Linux

A wide variety of Linux distributions are supported in virtual machines. New in Parallels Desktop 15: Bluetooth, DRM support and more.

*macOS Mojave is required; macOS Catalina is recommended for the best performance.

  • Share Mac applications with Windows
  • Automatic resolution change
  • Single cloud storage space between Mac and Windows
  • Drag and drop files between Mac and Windows
  • Copy and paste files or text between Mac and Windows
  • Launch Windows applications right from the Dock
  • Move your PC to Mac in a few easy steps
  • Assign any USB devices to your Mac or Windows
  • Retina display support for Windows
  • Volume control synchronization
  • Open any site in Microsoft Explorer right from Safari® browser
  • Apply macOS Parental Control to Windows applications
  • Windows alerts in Mac Notification Center
  • Mac dictation inside Windows applications
  • See the number of unread emails in the Dock
  • “Reveal in Windows Explorer” in macOS files menu
  • Virtual machine encryption
  • Linked clones for VMs*
  • Vagrant provider*
  • 32 vCPUs and 128 GB vRAM*
  • Nested virtualization for Linux*
  • Drag and drop files in macOS guests
  • Real-time virtual disk optimization
  • Create VM from VHD and VMDK disks*
  • Drag and drop to create VM
  • Disk Space Wizard optimizes your disk space
  • Shared folders and printers for Linux VMs
  • Windows applications in Launchpad
  • Power Nap in Windows
  • Use Force Touch to look up definitions
  • New virtual machine wizard
  • Mission Control support
  • Presentation Wizard prevents most projector issues
  • Drop files onto Outlook to create a new message
  • Multi-language keyboard sync
  • Picture-in-Picture view
  • Share Bluetooth between Mac and Windows
  • macOS guest support
  • Spaces functionality for Windows applications
  • Mission Control exposes your Windows applications
  • DirectX support
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Licensing portal*
  • 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 applications
  • AVX512 instruction set support
  • Mojave support
  • Disk usage optimizations
  • Report disk space left on Mac
  • Express installation of Windows 10
  • Native Mojave screenshots
  • Auto allocation of video memory
  • “Free Up Disk Space” wizard
  • Free OS downloads
  • Coherence for external displays
  • Continuity camera support
  • Touch Bar support
  • Shared smart card reader
  • Multi-monitor support
  • 4K shared camera support
  • CPU usage indicator
  • Mojave Quick Look support
  • Pressure sensitivity support
  • Resource usage monitor
  • OpenGL support
  • Offer to import Boot Camp
  • Auto-detect games keyboard
  • And many more…

*Available with Parallels Desktop Pro Edition and Business Edition subscriptions

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Standard Edition
Download and Install Windows 10 in one click
Retina Support for Windows apps
Ready for macOS Catalina (10.15)
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Pro Edition
All the Standard Edition features PLUS:
Integration With Chef/Ohai/Docker/Vagrant
Network conditioner to simulate speeds and test
Visual Studio plug-In
Debug, dump VM, or start an SSH session from menu
Support for business cloud services
Premium 24/7 phone and email support
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Business Edition
All the Standard and Pro Edition features PLUS:
Centralized administration and management
Unified volume license key for mass deployment
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