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To download WinOnX from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


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Run your Windows applications on OSX without the need of buying a Windows license. Well, you even do not need to install Windows. Just download WinOnX and you are ready to go within 2 minutes.

- WinOnX should only be used for applications which are not available for OSX. Whenever an application is available for OSX, we strongly recommend to use this version.

- You can look at to get some information how good your application might work with WinOnX which is an ongoing project. In case your Windows application does not work at the moment, there is a good chance that it will work after one of the next updates.

- In case your application does not work with WinOnX please drop us a note at We always try to improve the quality based upon your feedback.

- WinOnX is based on the open source Wine project. It is a layer which redirects the communication between an application and Windows to OSX. As a result not all applications are fully compatible. Most applications run fine, some run even faster but also some run slower or even crash.

What's New in Version 1.6

- Fixes for Yosemite

New In Version 1.5:
- Fixed compatibility bugs related to OS-X 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
- Fixed a bug which caused problems during secure authentication
- Updated to Wine 1.4.1

New In Version 1.4:
With WinOnX 1.4, you can now install as many Virtual Machines (VM) as you like. This has the following advantages:
- You can install programs completely separate from each other.
- Programs can be launched with different system settings.
- Instead of deinstalling programs, you can just delete the appropriate VM.
Furthermore, a lot of bugs especially related to keyboard entries and the installation process of new programs were fixed.

New In Version 1.3:
- Added "File" menu for native OSX support to create multiple windows and open files
- Update to 'Wine 1.4'
- Improved 'Support Center'
- Several bug fixes

New In Version 1.2:
- WinOnX Support Center for automatic problem analysis
- Programs are started with a double click of the mouse
- Several languages are supported within the program
- Better support for multiple printers
- Improvement of full-screen view
- Crashes are kept under better surveillance
- Log files for every program
- Many minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Seems to have issues with El Capitan

It worked fairly well for what I needed it to before El Capitan upgrade, and flawlessly before Yosemite. I assume a fix is in the works since it seems to be broken for everyone who upgraded, and the last update was in September, so that would indicate there’s still a team working on it. So I’ll just have to be patient. I enjoy the simplicity of the app though and think it’s kind of petty of people to rate 1 star like it’s some kind of ultimatum motivator.

I should have listened to the reviews.

I have one small Windows program that is not available for Macs and I took the chance that this program WinOnX might do the trick for me. Well I guessed wrong. This program doesn’t work, period. I hope the people who put this program out find a way to make it work or take it off the APP Store.

No loger works

No longer works after update

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 99.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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