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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AnyDesk

AnyDesk is an appropriate software for use by us to resolve technical ticket tickets made by users of the organization. Whenever there is a problem or request to install something on the workstation, IT is triggered and we use this tool to resolve the online and remote ticket. Service is fast, agile and we use it to install software, printers, check files, shares, windows settings, and other things.
José Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

Parallels is excellent for QA teams who need to test on a variety of operating systems, or from Mac users who need to run Windows apps in an integrated way simultaneously with their Mac apps, without a lot of performance overhead. Parallels is especially well-suited for power users who have state-of-the-art hardware running the latest version of both Parallels and Mac OS X. It is less-suited for those who cannot upgrade to the newest version of OS X or Parallels, as certain combinations of host operating system with Parallels will not work at all. It is also less-suited for those without high end hardware, and for game developers, VR developers, and others who are hoping to run PC games on a Mac at a decent frame rate. Finally, Parallels is also not suited for those who wish to run very old versions of Mac OS X like Snow Leopard (released in June 2009) which is only supported in its hard-to-find Server edition, or older than Snow Leopard, which are not supported at all.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

AnyDesk
8.7
Parallels Desktop
9.4
Screen sharing
AnyDesk
9.0
Parallels Desktop
7.0
File transfer
AnyDesk
8.5
Parallels Desktop
9.7
Instant message
AnyDesk
8.4
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
AnyDesk
8.8
Parallels Desktop
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
AnyDesk
9.0
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
AnyDesk
9.2
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
AnyDesk
7.9
Parallels Desktop
Remote management of servers & workstations
AnyDesk
9.2
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
AnyDesk
8.9
Parallels Desktop
9.0
Centralized management dashboard
AnyDesk
8.6
Parallels Desktop
7.4
Session record
AnyDesk
8.4
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Annotations
AnyDesk
8.6
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Monitoring and Alerts
AnyDesk
8.5
Parallels Desktop
9.9
Multi-platform remote control
AnyDesk
9.0
Parallels Desktop
9.3

Pros

AnyDesk

  • Easy to use.
  • You can choose an alias for your machine instead of a number ID.
  • It has a good mobile app.
  • It does not consume much RAM or slow down the machine upon startup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

  • USB device compatibility. This is ESSENTIAL when using some of the USB-connected testing hardware I often have to work with.
  • Parallels also makes it seamless to share data between the host OS and the virtual environment.
  • I spend most of my time in Parallels running Windows, but at times I do load up a Linux or Android VM for testing. I am able to switch back and forth between them or run multiples with little to no effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AnyDesk

  • The user's have capabilities to disable it so when we try to do a remote session, it shows user offline. It would be nice to have the administrator control over it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

  • No update for OpenGL 3, which prevents some 3D applications from launching. The Windows-version of SketchUp is but one example.
  • Frequent (yearly) updates which don't always bring benefits (I always skip at least one version).
  • If you don't be careful, it generates 100s of useless Windows-application wrappers in macOS which sometimes take precedence in spotlight over the Mac apps I usually need to use (e.g. SketchUp, Excel, Word, Evernote...). More than once I launched Parallels instead of opening the native Mac app.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AnyDesk

AnyDesk 9.5
Based on 2 answers
AnyDesk is a complete solution for remote access and control. AnyDesk provides better navigation and UI when compared with other similar software. AnyDesk helped me a lot at times when I've been working from home. The only disadvantage I found is when the network connection is weak. It needs to be managed properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has a good integration, including the connection of peripherals. Taking files back and forth works well and I can attach my Home drive as a network drive in Windows. There is even integration with iCloud and other macOS services. There are also a few different display modes which are useful and fleixible (coherence, windowed, full-screen with multiple screens)
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AnyDesk

AnyDesk 9.3
Based on 15 answers
I didn't have any technical problems and I didn't suffer from bugs or errors. Customer service has improved a lot and I no longer need to leave the office to go to the user's computer. With AnyDesk I install and remove programs, printers, scanners, settings in general. Screen sharing is excellent and without delays. Overall, I recommend and approve AnyDesk.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop 8.8
Based on 7 answers
We have had rare occasions to contact support about the product. Most questions were easily answered from the knowledge base. When we have had to contact support they were able to provide us with a couple of different solutions and enough resources about how to accomplish said solutions that solving the problem was easy enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AnyDesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The only advice I can provide is think about who is using the product and build the image based on the true needs of the user.
Denise Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AnyDesk

AnyDesk is a low-storage device so you can tell the client to download it anywhere you are connected with the internet and it will get installed very quickly. The screen sharing in this application is very clean and resolution quality is high, you can only access once the client device accepts it, which means a secure remote access from this application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

I have not used any other program to meet these needs and to be honest I didn't want to. Parallels had great reviews and from my research it would do what I needed, so there was no reason to look elsewhere. On top of that, Parallels is not overly expensive for the capability you get
nancy lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AnyDesk

  • Easy access to client devices which is a very positive impact on our institute.
  • According to overall business objectives this has helped us have frequent and easy communication with our customers to tackle issues.
  • Negative impact is nothing but only a minor thing is that you need to be connected every time with the internet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels Desktop

  • Parallels has enabled us to move to MacOS for some of our roles, and those users couldn't be happier. Even though they are still using Windows under the covers, Continuity Mode abstracts that away, and users feel like they never have to leave MacOS.
  • We often don't need most of the features that Parallels offers, and so, it doesn't always feel like money well spent. Parallels would do well to consider additional price points to help justify its cost versus free alternatives.
  • Parallels struggles to justify why users should upgrade alongside the yearly MacOS upgrade. Screenshots and email integration are amongst the headlining features this year. Yawn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AnyDesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AnyDesk Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite10.991
Professional20.991
Power52.491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Parallels Desktop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Parallels Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Parallels Desktop79.991
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition$992
Parallels Desktop Business Edition99.992
Parallels Desktop 1649.993
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition49.994
  1. per license
  2. per license/per year
  3. per license
  4. per license/per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AnyDesk
9.2
Parallels Desktop
9.2

Usability

AnyDesk
9.5
Parallels Desktop
8.0

Support Rating

AnyDesk
9.3
Parallels Desktop
8.8

Implementation Rating

AnyDesk
Parallels Desktop
9.0

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