Run Windows on macOS Sierra with Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac


Optimized and ready for macOS Sierra, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac allows you to run Windows 10 on your Mac without rebooting. Parallels Desktop for Mac also supports older versions of Windows, Chrome OS, Ubuntu, and other Linux distributions. If you don't already have a copy of Windows 10, you can purchase it through Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac and install it via the Parallels Desktop Wizard. There is also a Scheduled Windows Maintenance option so Windows Updates can take place overnight or at times when it isn’t disruptive to your workflow.

With Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, you can switch easily between Mac and Windows apps, launch Windows apps from the Mac Dock, and use Mac gestures in your Windows apps. Copy and paste, or drag and drop between Windows and Mac apps with ease. You can also control storage space directly from Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra. If you use Mac Keychain, you can store Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer passwords so you never get locked out of your various accounts on the Internet.

Included with Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is Parallels Toolbox. It features a variety of tools and utilities to simplify everyday tasks. You can take a screenshot or record a video of a screen, active window, or area. Activate Do Not Disturb to avoid distractions and focus on the task at hand. Lock your screen without having to wait for the password-protected screen saver. Download your favorite videos from the Internet, including those from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. Record audio from your computer’s built-in microphone and then mute it when you’re finished.

While gaming on a Mac hasn’t always been viable, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac has increased support for Windows and Xbox gaming. Parallels engineers and Blizzard Entertainment worked together so you can play Overwatch on your Mac. Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac also supports the Windows Xbox app, which allows you to stream and play Xbox games on your Mac (Xbox One gaming console required and sold separately).

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is designed for users who are switching from PC to Mac, as well as the home or student user who frequently needs to use non-Mac apps. In addition, all Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac customers will receive a one-year subscription to an industry-leading backup solution from Acronis True Image, which includes a fast incremental backup feature that reduces the time and size of subsequent backups and provides up to 500GB of free online storage.