Parallels® Desktop 18 for Mac

Run Windows on Your Mac

Run Windows and other OSs on Mac

Your trusted desktop virtualization software for more than 15 years!
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Your trusted desktop virtualization software for more than 15 years!

Fast

Extend the capabilities of your Mac and run other OSs, like Windows and Linux, without rebooting.

Easy

Simple to install, configure, and use. Designed to be intuitive and user friendly.

Trusted

Trusted by more than 7 million users and praised by experts worldwide.

Fast, Powerful and Easy

Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, even graphic intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting.

Use Windows, side-by-side, with macOS on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro—no restarting required. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text, and drag and drop files and content between Mac and Windows applications.

Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you can get up and running within minutes! If you need Windows, you’ll be prompted to download and install Windows 11 or use your Boot Camp installation if you have an Intel-based Mac. You may also migrate your Windows PC* or Linux, like Ubuntu (Intel-based Mac computers only).

Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run applications such as Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, PowerBI, AutoCAD, MetaTrader, and thousands more. Play your favorite classic Windows-only games on a Mac.

Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence™ Mode, or if you’re new to Mac, you can set Windows to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Features

Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you are making the switch from PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.

Works with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, macOS*, and more. No more having to choose between PC or Mac.

Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Using Boot Camp in Parallels Desktop virtual machine is easy—just follow our installation assistant at start-up.

Select productivity, games, design PRO, software testing PRO or development PRO, and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.

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Features Standard Edition Pro Edition Business Edition
Optimized for macOS Ventura
Download and Install Windows 11* in one click
Seamless Mac integration
Use game controller in Windows with no setup
Disk Space Optimization
Visual Studio plug-in for remote debugging and profiling
Advanced virtual networking tools
Automate with CLI tools + CLI for macOS VM on Apple M-series Mac
Integrations With Vagrant/Docker/Packer/Minikube
Integrations With Vagrant/Docker/Packer/Minikube
Manage more VMs: templates, colors, sorting
Virtual RAM for each VM 8GB vRAM 128GB vRAM 128GB vRAM
Virtual CPUs for each VM** 4 vCPUs 32 vCPUs 32 vCPUs
Debug, dump VM or start an SSH session from menu
Premium 24/7 phone and email support Subscription only
Enable employees to download a preconfigured Windows to their Mac
Per user licensing option for companies that are ready to use SSO/SAML/SCIM integration
Centralized administration and management
Unified Volume License Key for mass deployment
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