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How to Create a Parallels Account Using Your Apple ID

Creating a Parallels user account, managing it and logging into applications has never been easier for Apple users. They can now use their Apple ID to create a new Parallels account in a simple, fast and safe way. Using “Sign in with Apple,” you can log into your Parallels account from any device. You don’t even need to memorize a separate password for this procedure. Your Apple … [Read more...]

How to Use the New Personal Help in Parallels Access 6

Parallels Access provides an elegant and easy-to-use way to connect your phone or tablet to a remote computer that you own or control. Since its first release in 2013, Parallels Access has regularly added significant new features like file management, a web portal and support for split-screen multitasking on iPad.   However, there has been one remote feature missing: the ability to connect … [Read more...]

macOS Catalina and Parallels Desktop Form a Dream Team for Business

Apple introduced a couple of features with macOS Catalina that make life easier not only for users—they can also help cut costs and increase productivity in businesses. Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac—the latest release of Parallels Desktop—is optimized for macOS Catalina (both as an operating system host and guest) and comes with a number of new features as well.  We would like to give you an … [Read more...]

Customer Success Story: Rapid Text Entry Using Parallels Desktop, Sidecar and an Apple Pencil

A Parallels Desktop Customer Success Story One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at Parallels is the opportunity to interact with users of Parallels Desktop for Mac and see the truly innovative ways they’re using Windows apps on a Mac. I recently had the opportunity to see how a creative Parallels Desktop user—John Fahmy of Fahmia Inc., an accounting firm in southern … [Read more...]

How to Use Parallels Desktop with Sidecar: Windows on iPad

Since the advent of macOS Catalina, Apple users can use their iPad as a second computer screen for their Mac with the feature sidecar. This opens up completely new application areas and makes mobile computing flexible like never before. Anyone on the road with a MacBook and an iPad can use two screens to work productively.  Combined with Parallels Desktop 15, an iPad becomes a second … [Read more...]

How to Create a Bootable macOS Installation USB stick

In the category of “tools that can save an ill Mac,” there are few that are more important than a bootable macOS installation USB stick. Whenever I go on a business trip, I make sure I have a couple of these packed in my carry-on luggage. On more than one occasion, this tool has saved the trip from disaster. Your Mac won’t boot? This tool is the first thing to try. You’ve done something by … [Read more...]

Restrict Users to Change VM View Modes in Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition

Parallels Desktop TM for Mac Business Edition allows you to restrict users from changing view modes in a virtual machine (VM). You can set a custom password that users need to input to change the VM view mode. What are the virtual machine view modes in Parallels Desktop? Window mode: The VM screen displays as a separate window. Full-screen mode: The VM screen expands to occupy the whole … [Read more...]

How Doctors Use SystmOne on their Mac to Continue Caring for Patients

TPP is one of the leading suppliers of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. Its software product, SystmOne, is used in over 7000 NHS organizations, by 250,000 users, for more than 50 million patient records. SystmOne has the functionality to support all aspects of care (appointments, prescriptions, inpatient management, mental health tools, … [Read more...]

A Guide to Taking Screenshots in Parallels Desktop

Taking a screenshot is a common task for many people, but the exact needs of any two users can vary widely. Because of this, the best tool for one person may not be the best tool for another. This blog post contains a list of different screenshot tools so you can pick the one that’s optimal for your current needs. One tool may be best for you today, but a different tool might be best for your … [Read more...]

How to Connect External Physical Disks to a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop Business Edition

Parallels Desktop TM for Mac Business Edition enables end users to connect or mount physical disks to a virtual machine (VM) and treat them as internal disks. Why connect external physical disks to VMs? The advantages of being able to connect external physical disks to VMs include: • Increasing the storage of your VM • Installing Windows or another operating system (OS) to … [Read more...]