Parallels Access 4+

Remote access to your computer

Parallels International GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 2K 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
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Peter in Japan ,

An important tool for getting real work done on an iPad

I’ve used Parallels Access for years and when I am working remotely I will sometimes use it for 3-4 hours a day, controlling my iMac at work remotely through the iPad. I can say with 100% surity, after examining all the other options for controlling a Mac or PC through an iPad, that this is the best. BUT, it’s not perfect. My main beefs with the control system is that, on a Mac at least, certain keys cannot be typed through the controlled computer, because the developers ignore the tickets I open when I ask them to fix these small but frustrating control issues. The following keys cannot be typed (they get ignored when typed on a Bluetooth keyboard or Apple Smart Keyboard while controlling a Mac): *, ~ (shift + `), and +, though there might have bee a few more.

So Parallels, fix this frustrating usage issue and I’ll give you a 5 star rating!

Bruce McLeod ,

The best remote I’ve used!

I have used a lot of computer remote control programs over the years, and this is my favorite. Gone is the entire desktop view, and the need to dig through menus, and windows to get to the App you want. Parallels Access gives you an App view to select what you want to do, and a full window view of the app you’re using, very helpful and convenient.

Another great feature is that you get the same capabilities whether you’re controlling an app on the Virtual Machine you’re accessing, or accessing an App on the Host machine. Highly recommended!

Lsd87 ,

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 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 to workaround this? If you did and this did not help, please email us at and we will look further into this for you. Thanks, 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:

  • 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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