Fast-track software development on your Mac with Parallels Desktop
Streamline your workflow by efficiently switching between operating systems and browsers on your Mac while maintaining high performance and security.
Smooth and fast cross-platform testing from your Mac
With Parallels Desktop you get the best of all worlds, without compromises when it comes to performance and security. Develop and test for all other popular platforms.
Develop Windows client software on your Mac
Unlock the power of cross-platform development and testing.
Perform smooth and fast cross-platform testing
Seamlessly test your software across different operating systems without the need for multiple physical machines.
Front-end testing for websites
Ensure optimal performance and compatibility for your web projects by effortlessly conducting tests across multiple browsers and operating systems.
Legacy Windows apps maintenance
Manage legacy apps without hassle, providing ongoing support and enhancement for your software.
Why software developers love Parallels Desktop on their Mac computers
Quickly set up virtual machines with pre-configured operating systems and software. No more time creep with creating new VM instances from scratch.
Automated snapshots and backups
Easily roll back to previous states and secure your Mac development environment.
Custom virtual networks
Simulate complex network environments and set up specific configurations for testing and debugging your deployment projects.
Up to 32vCPU and 128 GB vRAM per VM
With Parallels Desktop, your development projects will have the necessary resources to handle demanding workloads efficiently.
Unleash the power of cross-platform development on your Mac
Parallels Desktop is designed to maximize the flexibility and compatibility of your cross-platform development environment. Discover how you can concentrate on your code without worrying about your setup.Learn more
Elevate your cross-platform testing
Parallels Desktop provides support for both Windows and Linux testing. Explore how you can guarantee your software's dependability on diverse platforms and operating systems.Learn more
Frequently asked questions
Parallels Desktop makes it easy to get started within minutes. Just follow our Installation Assistant and click "Install Windows." – Parallels Desktop will download and install Windows 11 automatically.
You can provide your own Microsoft Windows license key, purchase a new Windows license from the Microsoft Store, or transfer an existing Boot Camp partition with Windows already installed.
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Microsoft has confirmed that Parallels Desktop for Mac used with Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions is an officially compatible solution for customers on Apple M series Mac computers.
Users will be able to bring their own Windows 11 license keys if they have a key that can be used to activate Windows.
To learn more about any limitations running Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop, please visit https://kb.parallels.com/129497
Play hundreds of Windows-exclusive games on a Mac using Parallels Desktop. Enable the Gaming profile to supply more RAM and CPU power to Windows for optimal performance and experience. Download a free 14-day trial of Parallels Desktop and find out if your desired game(s) are supported.