Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop

By Parallels International GmbH

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2016-10-26
  • Current Version: 1.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 293.02 MB
  • Developer: Parallels International GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.15 or later.


Parallels Desktop® App Store Edition is a fast, easy and powerful application for running Windows both on a Mac with the Apple M1 chip and a Mac with an Intel processor - all without rebooting. NOTE: It is not recommended that existing Parallels Desktop for Mac users move to Parallels Desktop App Store Edition. Parallels Desktop Installation Assistant helps you to get up and running in a few minutes. Powerful performance lets you run many Windows apps on your Mac, including games and CAD programs. FEATURES: - Download and install Windows in two clicks. - Share Mac folders with Windows—including Desktop, Documents, and Downloads. - NEW: Drag and drop text or graphics between macOS and Windows apps. - NEW: Enhanced desktop, video, and gaming experience with a higher refresh rate. - NEW: Use the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 device in Windows. - 3D graphics acceleration up to DirectX® 11.1. - Copy/paste formatted text and files between macOS, Windows, and Linux. - Drag and drop files and images between macOS, Windows, and Linux. - Resize the window to get the desired Windows or Linux resolution. - Use Mac printers in Windows and Linux. - Connect USB devices to Windows and Linux. - And many more... PRICING:  - Creating and editing virtual machine configurations is available for free.  - Running virtual machines requires an in-app purchase of an auto-renewable subscription (1 year). You can cancel at any time.  - There is a fully functional 14-day trial to test Parallels Desktop before the subscription starts. SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS - On a Mac with an Intel processor, you can run most Windows, Linux, and macOS versions. - On a Mac with the Apple M1 chip, you can run Windows 10 (and Windows 11) on ARM Insider Preview, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, and Kali Linux (all ARM-based versions). NOTE: See the full list of supported operating systems and system requirements at  FEEDBACK  We want you to be completely satisfied with Parallels Desktop. If you have any feedback, problems, or concerns, please contact us at



  • Been using for years

    By Dfloyd888
    I have been using Parallels Desktop for years, and it has always been a solid performer. On Apple Silicon, it works quite well for arm64 Linux distributions, which I use for development work.
  • Literally the WORST customer support I've EVER experienced.

    By JH Ft Lauderdale
    Parallels has made a SCIENCE out of avoiding customers. To get support, you need to have either a Facebook or Twitter account. I don't have a Twitter account, so I reached out via FB messages. No response. No way to get through to a person by phone, email, online submission, or any other way. I cannot WAIT until a competitor that treats its customers right puts them in their place. Zero stars.
  • Will not purchase again

    By bumble_user-NN
    Terrible support. Doesn't have macOS VM suppot on app store licenses that cost the same as other licenses. Support blantly ignores your comments in messages, if they even get back to you. I will not purchase a product from this company moving forward. I would rather wait for VMWare to come up with a solution to my problems.
  • Wow... VM simplicity....

    By T-Rex-motodad
    You know I always thought that HyperV was decent and for a system wide that ESXi was the best. I have been challenged with that when I started using parallels. It is efficient and streamlined.
  • Great Set of Features

    By RR1152
    The Mac Store version of Parallels works great, and was much easier to install and set up. The Mac Store version seems to use less system resources than the standard version.
  • Not free

    By jhonjhon17
    The App Store listing leaves you to belive that it is free but it is actually $80. Why not just say that outright?
  • nice

    By aintplayingnogames
    cool stuff win on mac!
  • Terrible Experience

    By 124142234545452354
    Installation did not run automatically. I have spent 4-5 hours trying to get windows working. Installation and setup randomly worked just fine on my iMac M1. Now that I am trying on Macbook Pro M1, it is 2 in the morning. I have tried to install multiple times. No Parallel tools will not install and there no network availlable the virtual machine. Nothing about troubleshooting that I am doing is intuitive or seems to be working. Terrible experience. Very disappointing experience. Would not recommend.
  • Secure VPN

    By Daniel8923
    Cannot instal secure VPN.

    By richardpp3