Parallels Desktop® 8 for Mac is the best solution
for running Windows apps on a Mac
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is the virtualization solution that is the most powerful and flexible for users who need regular access to many apps on both Windows and Mac from a single machine without rebooting. From PC-only games to productivity software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has you covered.
If you love the look & feel of Mac OS, make Windows invisible while still using its applications. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance.
With full support of Windows 7 with its AERO graphics, Windows 8 as well as older versions of Windows, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is optimized for Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Lion features like Launchpad, Mission Control and gestures work in Windows applications, making them feel like they were made for Mac.
Parallels Desktop includes a feature called Coherence Mode, which hides the Windows desktop while displaying Windows applications. Windows still runs in the background, but is hidden from view. Windows applications appear in the Mac Dock, letting you switch between them without using the Windows interface. Isn’t that cool?
When no Windows applications are open, Parallels Desktop will pause, thus taking up very little system resources. Parallels Compressor is a feature that automatically compresses and defragments the virtual disk while you work for better performance.
On the go? You can remotely access your Windows and Mac programs from your iPad or iPhone with our Parallels Mobile app, available for purchase in the iTunes App Store. Parallels Mobile enables customers worldwide to seamlessly connect from their iPad or iPhone to the Windows applications available on their Mac. Parallels Mobile can start and stop Windows, so there is no need to keep Windows running.