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 4.0.3

This version contains the following enhancements:
- Improved connectivity to remote computers
- Improved stability when launching remote applications
- Several crashes resolved

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings

It works. But....


I've been an a Apple nut ever since the SE30 came out, but have never been able to warm to my ipad as a 'serious replacement' for a decent laptop. However, I had hopes for Access, and I should say that it does work as expected, in a basic sort of way- if you don't mind spending double time that you would normally take. But if you're a power user, and not just a regular Internet surfer etc then all Access will do is remind you that the ipad is no replacement for a decent powered Macbook or PC laptop. Access doesn't quite resize apps on the screen particularly screen well, and its performance is somewhat sluggish- even on a fast modem connection. The positive thing I guess is that Access has made me realise that I really should end my love with this iPad and exchange it for a decent laptop.

£54 a year....?!!


Fundementally this seems to be a good product and offers flexibility and control. I love the Mac desktop version and wouldn't be without it. I therefore downloaded this app thinking it would be a good add- on.....but over £50 - per year! ... I'm not sure why there has to be a charge at all given I've spent a considerable amount on the desktop version, and why an annual fee? For me it is simply too much. I wouldn't mind paying £10 or so but how do they justify asking £54 let alone an annually renewable fee? As attractive and clever as the app is I'm very disappointed in Parallel Software's approach and pricing. I'll be uninstalling not because the software implementation is poor but because an annual fee at this level is just plain wrong. Sorry Parallels - I think your pricing for an app is greedy and that you'll ultimately find that out.

Why do they do this?


Just paid a lot of money for the Parallels desktop. It's good, a bit fiddly and it has moments. I think it was worth it. Anyway. Now I'm offered this app for my iPad, iPhone etc. A free trial for a week? What! When I just paid you a handsome amount! Come on. Include this app in the package and stop trying to kill the golden-egg-laying-goose. ***Hi. Everyone. If you need a VNC there are a lot out there for free. If you want a no-hassle one, there's Jump Desktop and iTeleport which do a much better job and for less ps. To the owners of this. You will eventually receive enough ratings to let everyone know how good this app isn't. Pps. Why are people giving this app 4&5 stars and then slamming it in the review. *** Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity***. Get real here. Stop charging, earn respect and kudos and people will buy the main attraction. Carry with this and they may not.


Parallels International GmbH
127.3 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
  1. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers £2.29
  2. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers £14.99
  3. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers £2.29


  • Family Sharing

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