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Parallels Access

By Parallels International GmbH

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 in Version 3.2.1

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


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Customer Reviews

After iOS 11 - many things are broken

I have been using Parallel Access for more than a year. Generally, it worked well with a few quirks. However, after iOS 11 is launched, there are so many issues that using the application can actually DELETE your data:

1). Keyboard and input lag
I have the same fast connection as before (been using it with Parallel Access). Now, the keyboard input lag that when you press delete, it won’t actually delete what you’re trying to delete. BUT, if you switch to another application while inside Parallel Access, it WILL delete the new application. Example:

a. In Parallel Access, opened a text document. Press delete multiple times to delete some words. Nothing happened
b. Still in Parallel Access, you switch to the Mail app. Suddenly the Delete button work and it started to DELETE ALL YOUR EMAILS

2). Keyboard stuck
When you press Shift+key to capitalized a letter and then let go of the shift key, Parallel Access still read the “Shift” button and all subsequent characters are now in Capital!

Given the above, I would not recommend this app.

Can’t Add App Shortcuts

Click add and then you can toggle app shortcuts but no way to save that...

In response to Parallels Developer support:

No I can’t add new shortcuts from an iPad. Try it yourself and it’s obvious.

Exactly as I said above:
Click add and then you can toggle app shortcuts (on or off) but no way to save that...

The button as it turns out was invisible. Your support was eager to help but didn’t pay any attention to my full detailed email support ticket.

Your tech wanted to remote into my desktop computer to solve an app based issue.

The button works fine on iPhone but is invisible on iPad and you have to know it’s there to tap it.

Please fix app shortcut bug

There is no way to save app shortcuts when you try to add them on the iPad version. Please fix...others have said the same thing in these reviews months ago. Save button is missing.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Category: Business
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  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 119 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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