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.
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

Version 3.2.1

Stability improvements (fixed the issue with app crashing on launch for some users)

Customer Reviews



It does exactly what it promises - I can remotely do work from my iphone with Microsoft programs I run on my iMac in Parallels in the office from anywhere I have internet. It is absolutely the Remote Desktop app I have ever used from my phone. It was the only one that was actually worth the money paid for it. My verdict - a must own for people who spend more time out of office without a laptop but need access to a powerful desktop/laptop every now and then and are capable of using an iPhone proficiently.

Ok at best


It is very cool in concept, just lacking in execution. Half the time I've used it, it was waiting for a stable Internet. They are on the same Internet, and home Internet, not mobile 3G network. While I think it is pretty cool to be able to run desktop apps here, it isn't native app responsive, it's more like running a web app on your iPad.
Don't know why you need the menu bar on the app with the close and minimize button. Full screen?

Plus your computer is render useless while this is at work, the screen resolution will be scaled to to a iPad resolution 1024x768 (even for retina display) I guess that's lighter load for the Internet connection, plus you need to leave your computer on for the entire time.

So yeah, this is just a toned down Remote Desktop app.



This app lets you use any desktop app from your iPad. Even when using Xcode, MS Word or Excel, you get iOS' native editing gestures and toolbar. Sure, this comes at a cost, but for those who need remote access to their computer's software there is no equivalent. This is *so* much better than using splashtop or remote desktop software.


Parallels International GmbH
118.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 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
  1. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $30.99
  2. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $4.49
  3. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $4.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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