This boxed version of the retail license of Parallels Desktop 16 is optimized for systems running macOS Big Sur 11.0, but will work with macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later. Backed by a 1-year license, this fast, user-friendly, and powerful application is designed for running Windows on a Mac without needing to reboot. Features new to this version include faster graphics performance and Metal graphics support, two-finger pinch Trackpad gestures, OpenGL 3.3 compatibility that supports more applications, longer battery life for laptops, and more. Also of note is a Stay Focused mode, which works with your Mac's Do Not Disturb mode to block distractions and popups.
As with previous versions of Parallels, users will have the flexibility to get up and running in minutes and bring files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more to your Mac. Switch between Mac and Windows applications, launch Windows applications from your Mac's dock, and use Mac gestures in your Windows applications. You can also use the Touch Bar with Windows, as well as copy and paste or drag and drop between Windows and Mac. Powerful performance lets you run common Windows applications such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Visio, or easily run more demanding applications, such as Microsoft Visual Studio or Adobe Photoshop.
Parallels Desktop 16 supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, Ubuntu, Boot Camp, and macOS Server. You may also select your primary usage scenario, such as productivity, games, design, software testing, or development, and Parallels Desktop will optimize performance for you. Allocate up to four virtual CPUs and 8GB of virtual memory per virtual machine. 24/7 premium support is included after product activation, as is Parallels Toolbox, with over 30 one-touch tools, such as cleaning your drive, taking screenshots, or downloading videos, all with a single click. Also included is Remote Access, which lets you access your Mac from an iOS device, Android device, or web browser with Parallels Access.
Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, and even graphics-intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting.
Works with OS X, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, Unix, and macOS Server so you won't have to choose between PC or Mac.
Add Windows applications to the Mac Touch Bar for instant access and customization.
Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easy. Just follow the installation assistant at startup.
Select productivity, games, design, software testing, or development, and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.
Use Windows side-by-side with macOS (no restarting required) on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, Mac mini, or Mac Pro. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text, and drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications.
Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are ready within minutes. If you need Windows, you'll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or choose your existing Windows, Ubuntu, or Boot Camp installation.
Graphics- and resource-hungry Windows applications run without slowing down your Mac. Run demanding applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Visual Studio, SketchUp, or AutoDesk Revit.
Make Windows invisible while still using its applications using 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.
Allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.
Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easy, just follow the installation assistant at startup.
Smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.
Select productivity, games, design, software testing, or development and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.
Launch and access Windows applications right from the Mac Dock.
Get the most out of your Mac with automatic Disk Space optimization.
Unified volume license key, centralized license management, and advanced security features are available in Parallels Desktop Business Edition.
Extend battery life while away from a power source.
Over 30 one-touch tools let you clean your drive, take screenshots, download a video, and more, all with just a single click.
Remote access to your Mac from an iOS device, Android device, or browser with Parallels Access
Premium 24/7 phone, email, and social support after activation
|Supported Operating Systems||Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, macOS 10.13 to 11.1|
|Supported Mobile Operating System||iOS, Android|
|Memory Requirement||4 GB|
|Storage Requirement||Mac: 500 MB|
|CPU Requirement||Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster|
|Internet Connection Required||Yes|