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Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Launches, Features Optimized Storage, Better Touch Bar Support, More

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Launches, Features Optimized Storage, Better Touch Bar Support, More

Parallels has announced the release of Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, an update to their virtualization software that allows users to run Windows and other operating systems on their Mac.

Parallels Desktop 14 is compatible with both macOS Mojave and the latest version of Windows 10. Mojave can run as both a host and guest operating system, allowing users to test the latest version of macOS with no risk of losing data in their everyday machine.

Version 14 offers enhanced storage optimization, offering optimized storage of virtual disk images. A new “Free Up Disk Space” feature better handles multiple virtual machines, and new snapshots will occupy up to 15% less disk space than in previous versions.

Parallels Desktop 14 now allows the use of Microsoft Ink to edit Microsoft Office for Windows documents on a Mac, including pressure-sensitive support in applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Edge, CorelDRAW, Fresh Paint, Leonardo, openCanvas and Photoshop for Windows.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar support has been added for Microsoft Visio and OneNote, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Revit, Quicken, QuickBooks and Visual Studio. They join current Parallels Desktop Touch Bar sets for Windows applications, including: Office 2016 (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Windows Start Menu and desktop (Cortana, Task View and Task Bar pinned elements), File Explorer (File Open and Save As settings), and web browsers (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Vivaldi).

A Touch Bar Wizard allows users to customize the Touch Bar for thousands of Windows apps, allowing users to have their function key shortcuts are at their fingertips when using the applications.

With the public release of macOS Mojave, Parallels Desktop 14 will support DarkMode. Quick Look issued on Windows files now shows quick actions. Support for other Mojave features are on the way and will be introduced following the public release of Mojave.

Parallels Desktop 14 or Mac, Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition are available for subscribers and upgraders from Parallels Desktop version 12 and 13. New customers can download a 14-day full featured trial version or purchase the software from the Parallels website.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is US$79.99 for an annual subscription or US$99.99 for a perpetual license. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Business Edition are each available to new customers for US$99.99 per year. Parallels Desktop 12 and 13 perpetual license customers can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14 for US$49.99, or upgrade to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition subscription for US$49.99 per year.

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