Recommendation: Use the Free Memory Tool Daily

Of all the hardware resources that the macOS manages, computer memory (RAM) is probably the most volatile. Whenever you launch or quit an app, open or close a document, or insert or eject a USB thumb drive, memory is allocated or freed. While the macOS does an excellent job of handling all these tasks, over time the RAM in your Mac can become fragmented, and the amount of free memory available for … [Read more...]

Lots and lots of Mac apps for Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip

Third-party app developers are really stepping up to revise their apps for the new Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip. Every day I receive update notices or see news stories about these updates.  Some of the Mac apps I use every day have released updates. These include the Microsoft Office for Mac suite, ScreenFlow, VLC and many others. (If I tried to give you a full list of the apps … [Read more...]

Three Tips for Reviewing Documents

I am often asked to review draft documents of various types: PowerPoint presentations, blog posts, web pages, and even entire books. The tools I use depend on the document type and its length. Here are some tips that may help you with similar tasks.  1. Short, or mainly text documents  For short documents that are only a page or two in length, I tend to use the Reviewing tools built … [Read more...]

One-click for currency or unit conversion for macOS or Windows 10 with Parallels Desktop tool Unit Converter

Trade is growing at a rapid rate and has changed our world’s economy. Converting a familiar measurement or currency to a new form is now a common task—and can be overwhelming. It can also become tiresome to download multiple apps and programs across your devices to ensure the conversions you need are available to you.   Unit Converter in Parallels Toolbox is easy to … [Read more...]

Automatically schedule break reminders on macOS or Windows 10 with Parallels Toolbox Break Time

Are you feeling burned out at work or lacking motivation during long stints on the computer? Whether you’re working remotely or back in the office, keep reading to learn what you can do when you need a break from screen time to protect your mental and physical health.   Burnout at work can feel like:  Constantly struggling to … [Read more...]

Easily arrange and manage macOS apps with Parallels Toolbox one-click tool Window Manager

Whether you’re a macOS lover or a Windows fanatic, chronic multitaskers often have several applications or programs running at the same time—not to mention the dozens of tabs open in your web browser. Don’t worry, we’re right there with you.  It’s quite easy to get lost in the real estate of your screen if you self-identify as a multitasker. Additionally, it’s almost too easy to … [Read more...]

Hide windows and reveal your desktop with one click with Show Desktop tool from Parallels Toolbox

Do you manage your files, screenshots or shortcuts on your Mac desktop? If so, then you probably find yourself needing to clear away your open windows and applications quickly to access your desktop. I find myself needing to do this multiple times during my workday. If you manage the real estate of your Mac like me, your screen might look like this: Do not be like … [Read more...]

The 15 Best macOS Apps for Productivity When Working from Home in 2020

Working from home (WFH, also called telecommuting or telework) is becoming an increasingly common practice. In 2020, the necessity to effectively work remotely is crucial to productivity more than ever. Here at Parallels, we refuse to pretend as if remote work is a new trend. In 2019, the Business Harvard Review proved that remote employees are found to be more productive, have a lower chance of … [Read more...]

Parallels Affiliate Nitesh Sharma Gained Extensive Independence Through Content Marketing and Selling Parallels Products

Guest Blog from Affiliate Marketing Manager, Anastasia Barbashina. Nitesh Sharma has been a member of the Parallels Affiliate Program for about two years now. He started to learn about the potential of an affiliate business in college when he noticed the power of content marketing. It became clear that in content marketing, bloggers specialize in a niche and write passionate product … [Read more...]

The Clipboard History Tool – Parallels Toolbox for Mac

Dedication: The clipboard is the unifying concept behind cut, copy, and paste. The individual responsible for cut, copy, and paste, Larry Tesler, passed away this month. Larry wrote the preface to my book, Object-Oriented Programming for the Macintosh, and was the person who hired me at Apple so many, many years ago. The computing world lost an important pioneer, and this blog post is dedicated to … [Read more...]