Parallels Client, when connected to Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), provides secure access to business applications, virtual desktops, and data from your device. Using virtualized applications and desktops on Parallels Client is intuitive, fast, and reliable.

Parallels Remote Application Server and Parallels Client allow you to:
• Work on any device from anywhere
• Access any Windows corporate application
• Resize and optimize published applications for a native look and feel

• Seamless access to Windows applications on your device
• Higher level of security when connecting over SSL
• Works with virtual desktops, terminal server/RD session host, and Windows PC host
• Universal printing allows you to print from your device to any printer
• Graphic acceleration using RemoteFX
• Remote applications and desktops extended to multiple monitors
• Remote sound, local drive, and two-way clipboard redirection for a truly native experience

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Parallels Remote Application Server is an industry-leading solution for virtual application and desktop delivery.

What’s New

Version 18.1.22712

Fixed: Parallels Client fails to connect a RAS Farm when a post-logon message is configured.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Sentinel Jones ,

Just no

I wanted a reasonable alternative to Microsoft RDP, which is acceptable, but does some dumb things. I don't know what happened to Parallels, who used to make decent stuff. This app starts up, says "no connections: cancel, import, or open?" you click "import" the dialog goes away and nothing happens. I guess that's your only chance, because the File menu is "Import Settings"?

Ok. File > New Connection. Get what look like buttons, but you have to click the text in the "button" specifically. "Standard RDP" - oh look the next dialog. The top 1/4-1/3 of which is plastered with a bright red and completey unnecessary "|| Parallels(r)" logo.

That's why I quit paying for and using Parallels Desktop VM. The app - that I paid full price for - would not stop trying to hard sell add-ons and upgrades. It's a better product for Mac than VBox or VMWare, but way too pushy. This "Parallels Client"? Just no. Microsoft's RDP client is less obnoxious.

Creeed ,

Superior to Microsoft RDP but has minor issues

I really do like this app a lot. It gives you better control over your remote desktop experience compared to the Misrosoft RDP app but this one still has some minor issues you should be aware of. The most annoying issue currently is that when you are in a full screen remote session, the Parallels client seems to enable Do Not Disturb on the Mac side so you do not receive any of your notifications. It is a neat feature I suppose but should not be the default and you should be able to turn it off. i have confirmed nothing like this happens when I am in full screen using the Microsoft RDP app. That aside, while Parallels still doesn't let you stop the menu bar and dock from showing up when you hover the mouse at the top and bottom of the screen, they have built in some kind of handling that makes it a lot more workable than any other RDP client out there. I think it is just more of a delay but it makes it a non issue whereas on Microsoft RDP, Jump Desktop, Royal TSX, etc. all have the constant problem of inadvertantly triggering the menu bar and dock making it much harder to work.

Developer Response ,

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Parallels Team


Constantly Disconnects, not reliable

I downloaded for use to access an application that only runs on Windows (a reasonable work around in 1998 but not in 2020). Parallels constantly disconnects sometimes as much as every couple of minutes. This is close to making the application useless. I realize this may be on the server side but the software and/or the virtualized approach has been a poor experience.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're unhappy with the software.
Please email us at with the detailed issue description.
We will be glad to help.

Parallels Team

App Privacy

The developer, Parallels International GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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