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Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac

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Over 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
“The software has been iterating over a decade and now makes Windows feel like part of the macOS. You can also virtualize Linux, Android, and just about anything that runs on Intel chips including another instance of macOS—great for testing macOS Betas!”9to5Mac
  • Office 365 Integration
    Allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.
  • 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.
  • Retina Display Support
    Smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.
  • 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
    Launch and access Windows applications right from the Mac Dock.
  • Save Disk Space
    Get the most out of your Mac with automatic Disk Space optimization.
  • Volume License Key
    Unified volume license key, centralized license management and advanced security features are available in Parallels Desktop Business Edition.
  • Travel Mode
    Extend battery life while away from a power source.
  • Parallels ToolboxBonus with Subscription!
    Over 30 one-touch tools—clean your drive, take screenshots, download a video and more—all with just a single click.
  • Remote AccessBonus with Subscription!
    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.
  • 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
Ready for macOS Big Sur (11.0)
Disk Space Optimization
Auto Video Memory
Free upgrade to the latest version *
Customize Touch Bar for Windows applications

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Pro Edition
All the Standard Edition features PLUS:
Advanced networking tools
Free upgrades to newer versions
Integration With Chef/Ohai/Docker/Vagrant
Convert VM bundles to a single file for transfer or deployment
Convert VM bundles to a single file for deployment
Convert VM bundles to a single file for transfer
Rename custom networks
Microsoft 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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System Requirements

Operating System

macOS Big Sur 11.0 (when released), macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14, or macOS High Sierra 10.13

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor

Storage

500 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation

Graphics

Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA

Memory

4GB of RAM

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