Parallels Access is the fastest, simplest, and most reliable way to remotely access all your Windows and Mac applications and files from your iPhone or iPad. From accessing a single file that you forgot on your home computer to editing a complex document, Parallels Access gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you will be effective anytime and anywhere with just your mobile device.
“There are a bunch of programs that claim to do this, but I have found that Parallels Access does it most smoothly and best of all of them... and I can recommend it."
—Walt Mossberg, co-founder Re/Code
“Parallels Access is a must-have for iPad owners that need to control apps on their desktop PC.”
– Jason Parker, CNET
“Parallels Access can help free you up so that the iPad is the only computer you take on the road.”
– Ed Baig, USA Today
Leave the laptop behind when you are on the move. Or on the couch.
Our unique “Applification™” technology lets you use all of your desktop applications as if they were native apps for your iPhone or iPad.
24/7 access to your desktop. The unanticipated happens all the time.
One simple tap and you are securely connected to your computer. Quickly navigate thru the hard drive to find the document or photo you need using our file browser; and copy or open it with just a tap.
Edit content easily - No more finger gymnastics.
Precise selection, copying, and pasting of text. Tapping a small, almost invisible desktop button or dragging a picture with natural one-finger lock is a breeze – our Lock’n’Go Magnifying Glass is a marvel of innovation.
All your desktop applications are just a tap away.
Start applications or switch between them with just a tap. Plus a complete desktop keyboard to help you take full advantage of those desktop apps.
Don’t stress your eyes. In fact, don’t stress at all!
See your applications using the full screen of your mobile device. Have peace of mind knowing that Parallel Access will reliably connect you to your desktop when you need it. Even on slow 3G networks.
Stay effective with the fastest, simplest, and most reliable remote access technology.
You are connected to your desktop. And you are fast and effective. Reliably.
Subscribe annually for $19.99 or monthly for $2.99 to get unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to 5 computers.
Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Subscriptions and auto-renewal can be managed/turned off in the iTunes account settings.
Any unused portion of a free trial period is forfeited as soon as a subscription is purchased.
For business use, please use Parallels Access for Business, which offers the ability to centrally manage multiple user accounts and grant and revoke access to company-owned computers. (www.parallels.com/products/access/business)
Parallels Access requires the installation of the free Parallels Access Agent on your Mac (OS X 10.9 or higher) or PC (Windows 7 or Windows 8). Just follow the instructions in Parallels Access on your iPhone or iPad to download the Agent and install it on your computer. Parallels Access is compatible with iPad 2 and later, including iPad mini, and with iPhone 4S and later.
A few minor fixes that improve application stability
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent choice for mobile access
The presentation of remote programs that look and function like mobile apps (pick from launcher, run full screen) remove the painful window management that is required for traditional Remote Desktop display apps.
On iOS they also do a good job of implementing IOS functions when you are inputing text into you remote app. For example when editing a document you can use the iOS touch controls to select and copy text instead of remotely running the mouse to do the same thing
Pricing is also extremely reasonable (I’m using personal plan $20/yr to access 5 computers) and doesn’t come with the typical “not for business use” restrictions which allows me to telecommute with ease
Setup was extremely easy and I had to do zero router changes and have connected to both home and work computers
Works Great iPad Pro 10.5 Split Screen Issue
I love this app, since selling my late 2013 MacBook Pro 15” and purchasing a 27” iMac, I can access my mac wherever I am.
Everything works flawlessly for me, except one little issue, it does not currently support split screen view.
I have to use Act CRM for work in Parallels, however an issue I have run into is that I need to take notes while I talk to a customer. Which works in slide over view but is really difficult, so split view on the iPad would make great sense, however this App doesn’t support this feature, yet. I have been contact with Parallels support, they have responded really fast through Twitter and have been great to work with. I have created a video and uploaded using screen record on the iPad, which is awesome in 12.3.1. In hopes it will clearly define my question, should have an answer back soon....will update this review at that point....
Not useable anymore
I started using this product when it came out. For the last 2 months or so the product has been unusable. While typing my password from my iPad so as to log onto my Mac nothing appears on the Mac...in other words you type, but nothing is received on the Mac and you can’t log in. I spent a lot of time with tech support, sent reports and logs..only to find out that it’s a known issue. So for 2 months no fix...unacceptable. I cannot depend on them....I had to switch vendors and essentially waste the remainder of my subscription fee...beware. It’s great when it works, but honestly, I’ve had far to many hours spent with tech support to be able to recommend this product.
Edit To Respond to Developer... I had read that article, which also says your investigating the issue. I’ve uninstalled Access because it doesn’t work for me and tech support is no help and the knowledge base is no help and the app hasn’t been updated with a fix in over 2 months. I actually need this product and can’t wait any longer.
Developer Response ,
Hello Lsd87, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and we are very sorry to know of the issue you had experienced. Have you tried following the steps in this article https://kb.parallels.com/124546 to workaround this? If you did and this did not help, please email us at email@example.com and we will look further into this for you. Thanks, Parallels Team
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- 119.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $9.99
- Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $2.99
- Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.