Before we delve deeper in discussing what the new version of Parallel is offering us, let me give our readers a brief introduction about this application. The Parallel Access is remote desktop control tool available for the Mobiles and tablets. The big announcement made by the Parallels team is the launch of this app on the Google Play store. Previously, it was only available on the Apple iTunes. Parallels is not the only tool on the app stores that give this sort of functionality but it’s few nifty features like adjustment of the screen resolution according to the mobile/Tablet screens, puts this app on the podium number one! The president of Parallels Company, Jack Zubarev explains this move as stated below:-
“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception fromiPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a small mobile device, we worked hard to make remote access from mobile devices a truly simple and effective experience. With this in mind, Parallels Access enables people to interact with full-featured Mac and PC apps with touch gestures just like the apps were made for their iPhone, iPad or Android device.”
In this new version of Parallels, here are the new features that you should be looking out for:-
- You can manually override the screen resolution to befit variant mobile screen sizes.
- It now allows you to pin the favorite desktop locations and apps on the mobile space, so that it can be reached in a single tap.
- The file browser has been redesigned as well for swift movement through the folders and files.
This is a fruitful tool that gives good value for the money. It’s available for free 14 Days trial on both Android and Iphone, if you want to extend it for longer duration they have yearly subscriptions of $20. Using this subscription 5 PCs can be registered to be accessed from unlimited mobile devices.
Updated: 17 June 2014
Size: 36.2 MB
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Developer: Parallels, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.