Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac is the fast, easy, and powerful way to run Windows applications on your Mac—without rebooting. Easily switch between Mac and Windows apps. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications like Microsoft Office, as well as demanding graphical applications, without compromise.
Best of both worlds
Use Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, and hundreds of other Windows applications not available on Mac.
Make life easier
Quickly switch between Mac and Windows. Seamlessly use Mac features inside Windows and leverage Windows' strengths on your Mac.
Parallels Desktop automatically tunes for what you'll use it for the most: productivity applications, design, development, or even gaming.
New to Mac or want to install a fresh copy of Windows? We make it easy to move all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and personal files from your PC to your Mac; the Parallels Wizard guides you through the process, and together with the "New to Mac" videos, switching from your PC to Mac is elegantly simple.
Versatile for home, office, and school
Whether you're a home user, a business professional, a student, or a passionate gamer, the new Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs. Run the PC programs your work or school requires and the Mac applications you love. A Mac-based office can still run the business-critical PC applications that you, your customers, and your partners need—and accessing Windows-based files for school or university just works.
Ready for Windows 10 and El Capitan
Run Windows® 10 in a virtual machine with ease. Upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, or create a brand new virtual machine with Windows 10. You can even run Windows 10 on El Capitan.
Lightning Fast Performance
For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, boot time and shut down time can be as much as 50% faster. Battery life is extended up to 15%. Virtual machines suspend up to 20% faster. Many tasks in Windows up to 25% faster.
With Parallels Desktop Pro Edition, use the remote debugging features of Visual Studio to start an application in a virtual machine for debugging.
Improved Battery Life
New “Travel Mode” temporarily shuts down resource intensive services in order to extend battery life while away from a power source.
Always on Cortana®
Brings Windows goodness to Mac. Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech enabled virtual assistant, even when Windows 10 is not the forefront application.