Parallels Desktop Reviews

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March 10, 2020
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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10
The Parallels documentation and support websites are great. I have not had much use for them, but a cursory check shows richly documented features aimed at both the layperson and the power user or software developer. Their website is well-designed and information is easy to find, and their list of known issues as well as bugfixes on point releases is clear and transparent. They aren't trying to hide any of the limitations of their software, and seem to be regularly updating it to fix new bugs that arise with Mac OS X updates.
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January 24, 2020
nancy lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The price isn't extravagant - it's affordable. It enables me to use Windows X on my Mac seamlessly. I allows me to use the desktop version of my accounting system that is only available in Windows.
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February 18, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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8
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.
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October 31, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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4
So, this rating is a little skewed toward older behavior from Parallels, as I haven't had to contact them recently. However, in an older version of Parallels, an "update" included pop-ups urging users to upgrade to the latest version, implying that their current version wouldn't work for the latest MacOS. I found it very frustrating to be getting ads for a new version of the software in a version I had already paid for. I contacted support about this and got a generic, uncaring response. It was pretty disappointing.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Screen sharing (2)
7.0
File transfer (12)
9.7
Instant message (1)
10
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers (2)
10.0
Over-the-Internet remote session (4)
10.0
Remote management of servers & workstations (1)
10
Remote Active Directory® management (1)
9
Centralized management dashboard (4)
7.4
Session record (2)
10.0
Annotations (1)
10
Monitoring and Alerts (2)
9.9
Multi-platform remote control (3)
9.3

What is Parallels Desktop?

Parallels Desktop is a virtual user session solution built to run Windows on Macintosh computers without rebooting. It is designed for OS X Yosemite with one-click tuning.
Categories:  Remote Desktop

Parallels Desktop Video

How to Run Windows on Mac : Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Parallels Desktop79.99per license
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition$99per license/per year
Parallels Desktop Business Edition99.99per license/per year
Parallels Desktop 1649.99per license
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition49.99per license/per year

Parallels Desktop Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No

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What is Parallels Desktop?

Parallels Desktop is a virtual user session solution built to run Windows on Macintosh computers without rebooting. It is designed for OS X Yosemite with one-click tuning.

What is Parallels Desktop's best feature?

Reviewers rate Over-the-Internet remote session highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Parallels Desktop?

The most common users of Parallels Desktop are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.