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Parallels Access

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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.

Single price of $19.99 for up to 5 computers.

“Parallels Access is an excellent way to make remotely controlling a Mac or PC from an iPad a frustration-free experience.”
– Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal

“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 to get unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to 5 computers.
Your subscription will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account and will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

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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 10.7 Lion 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 in Version 2.0.1

Performance improvements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Totally recommend

I haven’t had the experience of other reviewers below. This product has worked flawlessly for me. I access my office computer from home, just like I was sitting at my desk on my office. I've had no issues at all--it's literally worked every time I've used it, and that has been quite often. This is not like terminal services--it's literally a remote use of another computer. I use an external keyboard with my iPad, and a stylus in place of a mouse (which is the only sort of weird part, since you can't use a mouse with an iPad). And since the recent release of the version for the iPhone, now I have emergency access if I'm not by my iPad. Keep in mind that the computer has to be on to access it--you can't turn it on from the app. However, you can log in, if you're not logged in. Works with laptops and desktops, and you can switch between them in the app. I really can't recommend this enough. I’ve used it with a Mac and PC, with no problems.

Wake from sleep issues

Been using Parallels Access since it was launched. Love it. Just didn't like that I had to keep my MacBook Pro on for Access to connect.

I was really excited to see 2.0 has "wake from sleep" for newer solid state drive MacBook Pros that have the "Power Nap" feature.

Problem is … I can rarely get my MacBook Pro to wake from sleep (with Power Nap enabled). Submitted a support ticket to Parallels and was directed to their Knowledge Base article on "Wake from Sleep" that I specified that I had read.

Tried deleting Access from both my MacBook Pro and iPad Air and reinstalled. Waking from sleep only worked twice after repeated attempts. Takes 3+ minutes the few times it does connect. Otherwise…the wake from sleep is not ready for prime time.

A Disaster

Nothing works. Launches wrong apps, black screens, non-responsive mouse clicks, ...

And to top it off they introduce a ridiculously long bug report.

Don't waste your money until they can get this to actually work.

Parallels Access
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2014
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 36.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: Parallels, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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