Parallels Access 4+

Remote access to your computer

Parallels International GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 336 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

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. (

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.

What’s New

Version 7.0.2

This update for Parallels Access addresses overall stability and performance issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

fredscotland ,

Great App

This is a great App for accessing your computer when you are away from home or the office. I just signed up month to month with a well known accounting program which is good, but not as good as my desktop version.

At the moment I am running both the online accounts package on the cloud, and my desktop version by using Parallels Access, I think the desktop version is winning, ok I need to run my desktop (a laptop) as a server, but that’s not a problem. I once ran an old Apricot for eight years without switching it off ever, anyway with what I save on monthly charges for the online version I will be able to buy a new laptop every year.

Benjamin1975 ,

Excellent Remote Desktop App

I find the app indispensable, I use it to control computers at home and away. A yearly subscription to Parallels desktop for Mac includes free use of the Access App. I have used this app since it was first released and it has improved over time.

jmsehrrsn ,


It’s ok.

Shame photo thumbnails are reduced to an icon when in Finder mode. Makes finding images a tedious process.

Find the various Parallels desktop applications confusing.

An app update appeared to remove all my computers which then needed re-establishing, which in turn meant being physically in front of the relevant machines.

The app had updated automatically. Luckily I wasn’t away from the office so was able to re-establish my machines on the app.

Once everything is up and running, the app works well not withstanding issues with internet connectivity. .

Moving photos (for example) when accessing via iPhone is frustrating in that dragging and dropping only gets you so far. The screen doesn’t move with you.

Navigating around is like playing that fairground game where you try and grab the prize with a crane but just when you think you’ve got it secure it drops. Infuriating!

I think the app does a relatively decent job given the difficulties interfacing iOS with the desktop, but I just feel it’s missing some obvious fixes.

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:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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