Parallels Desktop for Mac 15

November 13, 2019 - Parellels (Free)
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Parallels Desktop for Mac is the best available option for the hardware virtualization that facilitates Apple computers the ability to run Windows on a Mac with Intel processors, Linux or any other operating system and their important applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro. Using hypervisor technology that works by mapping the host computer’s hardware resources directly to the virtual machine’s resources. Each virtual machine thus operates identically to a standalone computer, with virtually all the resources of a physical computer.

Unlike dual-boot solutions, in which users must completely shut down Mac OS X and endure a full OS start-up cycle to access an important application, Parallels Desktop 2019 for Mac empowers users with the ability to 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.

Parallels Desktop for Mac comes 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 GIF’s, and more. Ready for macOS Mojave (10.14) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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Parallels Desktop For Mac Features

Easy Windows Setup
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.

Choose your existing Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, or Boot Camp® installation or download Windows 10 on your Mac within Parallels Desktop and get started within minutes.

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.

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

windows 10 configuration

Works with Boot Camp
Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easier and more intuitive than ever.

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

Connect Devices
Connect all your USB, Thunderbolt, and FireWire devices with Windows. Pair your Bluetooth and printer to work with both Windows and macOS.

One-Click Tuning
One-click optimization of the virtual machine setting makes it easy to get the desired performance you are looking for. Select productivity, games, design, or development, and Parallels Desktop for Mac 2019 latest for Mac will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.

Robust Performance
Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition gives your virtual machines more processing power. Run even the most demanding applications with up to 128 GB vRAM and 32 vCPUs per virtual machine. Resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac, and Microsoft® Office is faster than ever.

Power for your Team
Keep IT in control of end-user licenses and Windows virtual machines with a Unified Volume License Key, centralized license management, and advanced security features in our Business Edition.

Includes Parallels® Toolbox for Mac and Windows, with over 30 one-touch tools: clean your drive, secure private files, take screenshots, download a video, and more—all with a single click.

Other features

Up to Date
Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and ready for macOS Catalina (10.15).

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Parallels Desktop For Mac Toolbox

Designed for creative individuals, students, small business owners, chronic multitaskers, IT managers, and everyone in between. Parallels Toolbox allows everyone to make the most out of their Mac or PC—without learning complicated system settings. There are 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. With Parallels Toolbox, you can do the following.


  • Keep your focus on 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.

Supported operating systems

Parallels Desktop for Mac Business, Home and Pro Editions require these versions of macOS:

Parallels Desktop Version
Macintosh OS host version 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.5
macOS 10.15 “Catalina” 10.15
macOS 10.14 “Mojave” 10.14
macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” 10.13 AB AB
macOS 10.12 “Sierra” 10.12
OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” 10.11
OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” 10.10
OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” 10.9
OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” 10.8
OS X 10.7 “Lion” 10.7.5


OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” &

OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard Server”




OS X 10.5 “Leopard” &

OS X 10.5 “Leopard Server”



OS X 10.4 “Tiger” &

OS X 10.4 “Tiger Server”



MS-DOS Parallels Desktop 11 and 12 only partially support macOS “High Sierra”:

List of Supported Guest Operating Systems

In Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, support for guest operating systems includes a variety of 32-bit and 64-bit x86 operating systems, including:[40]

  • Multiple versions of Windows, including Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (Windows 8.1 must generally be installed from a DVD, since Microsoft offered only the “.exe” version of Windows 8.1 in downloadable form, and did not offer the “.iso” version as a download (Microsoft has released an ISO version of Windows 8.1 a few months earlier)).
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server, Snow Leopard Server, and Mac OS X Lion (only with Mac OS X Lion as host OS)
  • Various Linux distributions
  • FreeBSD
  • eComStation, OS/2, Solaris

Note: 14 days trial version. SSD (Flash Storage) is recommended for greater performance.

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