Combining the best of both worlds, Parallels Desktop 13 allows MacBook Pro users to easily add Windows applications to the Touch Bar as well as use the Touch Bar within Windows applications. It is also the first solution to introduce the future Windows 10 People Bar feature on the Mac, including integration with the Dock Mac and Spotlight. The new version also includes up to 100% performance improvements to perform some tasks.
With a simple click of the mouse, the Parallels installation wizard automatically updates a virtual machine (VM) with Windows 10, which can be purchased later without losing data or installed applications, making it easy and straightforward to use Parallels Desktop 13. It also allows users to automatically purchase and install Windows 10 from Microsoft, by adding an existing copy of Windows and simply moving their PC to the Mac. From the beginning, users can choose to set the appearance of Windows as a PC (Screen whole) or render it invisible (Coherence Mode) while launching Windows applications from the Mac Dock, Launchpad, or Windows Start menu and allowing users to personalize the experience as they please.
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 13 offers integration of the Mac Touch Bar for Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. Additionally, when using the Start menu or the Windows Desktop, Parallels Desktop 13 provides added elements in the Taskbar, as well as Cortana, Activity View, and settings in the Touch Bar. If the default keystrokes are not enough, you can customize quickly thousands of other Windows applications that are running on Parallels Desktop with Frequent Touch Bar operations.
Not only can it improve existing Mac functionality but it can also be created using Windows tools: Parallels Desktop 13 integrates the People Bar (from Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16232), a future feature of Windows 10 that allows users to add contacts to the Bar of applications. Despite Windows limiting the three-way People Bar, the Mac Dock does not reduce the number of favorite contacts and allows you to add bigger photos so you can view them more easily.
Parallels Desktop 13’s innovations include Picture-in-Picture Display (PiP), a feature that creates windows of other active VMs, which are always visible in the foreground, even when a Mac application is in Full Screen mode. Now it’s easy to monitor and work with multiple operating systems and their applications simultaneously on a single screen, or watch a video from macOS Spaces to applications and vice versa. PiP View accompanies other Parallels Desktop customization settings such as Coherence (Windows is invisible when using Windows applications on a Mac), Full Screen mode, and Window mode (Windows in a MacOS window).
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac
The new features of Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition that will be available in the fall include the single-application-inspired client mode. This mode enables IT administrators to deploy, block, and secure an invisible Windows VM with certain selected applications on a user’s Dock Mac, facilitating the detection and use of Windows applications just like Mac applications.
The latest version of Parallels Desktop offers a number of visual and visual enhancements for better transitions and better resolution during resizing. In resized mode, text and graphics on high-resolution Retina displays will be noticeably smoother. More than 30 utilities for Windows and Mac that allow you to do one click operation:
Clean drive: Free for free and easy disk space
Presentation Mode: Blocks embarrassing notifications, hiding personal files on your desktop, and blocking screen savers during presentation, all with a simple click. (Mac Only)
Download videos: with just one click, download videos from YouTube, Facebook and other websites so you can watch them when you like.
Find duplicates: search any drive or folder to quickly find identical files, even with different names, and free disk space
Record Screen: Get a video of the entire screen, window, or area, including audio from your computer’s microphone, with just one click.
The recommended retail price of Parallels Desktop 13 is 79.99 €.