Whether you’re new to Mac or looking to give your old Mac a boost, Parallels Desktop for Mac is the add-on that has just what you needed, even if you didn’t know it. Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is like the star power to your Mario, the rare candy to your Pokémon, the rosebud cheat code for getting rich on The Sims – can you tell we’re really excited about it? You’ll be too! Here are just a few of the reasons why Parallels Desktop for Mac is worth upgrading your Mac for.
Run Windows on your Mac
Having Parallels Desktop for Mac means you can get the best of both worlds: having a Mac and running Windows to get the apps and look you’re used to! Does your prof want you to submit presentations in PowerPoint rather than Keynote? Are you course programs on Windows only? Want to access programs for multiple operating systems without having to reboot between them? Parallels Desktop for Mac is the answer.
Save battery life on the go
We’ve all been there: you’re typing away in a coffee shop or outside when everything fades to black. Noooooooo! It’s not the end of the world (you saved your work, right?!) if you have Parallels Desktop for Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, your battery life can last up to 15% longer on Windows and 25% longer when you run Windows on Parallels’ live-saving Travel Mode. Go spend some more time at that park you love, Parallels Desktop for Mac has your battery’s back.
Gaming is awesome
You can’t beat the power of PCs for gaming. Don’t despair Overwatch fans, you can finally play Overwatch on your Mac! Virtualize Windows on your Mac to run Overwatch, and with Parallels Desktop for Mac – you can keep your Mac and save the day from evil.
As Ferris Bueller said, life moves pretty fast. Why not get your computer up to speed too? When you run Windows 8.1 or 10 on your Mac through Parallels Desktop for Mac, starting and shutting down is up to 50% faster than it would be on a PC, tons of Windows tasks are up to 25% faster, and you can suspend any virtual machines you have up to 20% faster. Same some time, you deserve it.
Access your computer from anywhere
Don’t panic when you’re out and about and realize you forgot to email an assignment – expect the unexpected with Parallels Access! When you pair up Parallels Desktop for Mac with Parallels Access, you can check out all the files and apps on your computer at home from the convenience of your mobile device, any browser on another computer, or even a Parallels account.
Testing on OS X and Windows
If you’re developing any platforms meant for more than one operating system, testing can be a drag and take up more time than you have. With Parallels at the ready on your Mac, you can easily switch between OS X and Windows, all on one device. It’s the convenience you’ve been looking for. Web devs? Now you can test in Internet Explorer and Edge natively without having to reboot or change machines! Now go build more awesome tech!