Parallels Access

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About this app

Parallels Access is the fastest, simplest, and most reliable way to remotely access all your Windows and Mac applications and files from your Android device. 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.

“Parallels Access is quick to set up, simple to understand, almost limitless in potential.”
– David Pogue, New York Times
“In terms of raw cleverness and technical derring-do, Parallels Access is way, way off the charts.”
– Harry McCracken, TIME

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 Android device.

24/7 access to your desktop. The unanticipated happens all the time.
One simple tap on your Android device 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 a 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. Put your favorite desktop application right on the home screen of your Android device. Plus a complete desktop keyboard to help you take full advantage those desktop apps.

Don’t stress your eyes. In fact, don’t stress at all!
See your applications using the full screen of your Android 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 to get unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to 5 computers. Subscription can be purchased at

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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 10.9 or higher) or PC (Windows 7 or Windows 10). Just follow the instructions in Parallels Access on your Android device to download the Agent and install it on your computer.

Parallels Access is compatible with most Android tablets and phones running Android 5.0 or higher.
Updated on
Feb 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.64K reviews
A Google user
September 11, 2019
Whenever I try to connect to my laptop, which the app says is online and available to connect to, the loading circle appears for less than a second and then turns back into an arrow. If I wait, nothing happens. If I repeatedly tap it, nothings happens. I've tried logging off the app, closing it, but it never lets me connect. This worked fine on IOS, so I don'tvknow what the issue is here. One star so hopefully this can be noticed and fixed.
28 people found this review helpful
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Parallels International GmbH
October 8, 2019
Hello, Parallels Support Team would need additional details to help to get this fixed. Please contact us 24x7 at or at Thanks, Parallels Team
A Google user
January 7, 2020
This is a great app and I haven't experienced any sign in issues or even technical issues. It detected everything very well but I got this through a purchase I made with Acronis and by default I paid for six months subscription as a bonus which I didn't see that. Please reply and provide help.
17 people found this review helpful
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John Gregory
December 1, 2020
Took me a while to work out how to get it connected but didn't realise that you have to download the software onto the hard drive of my apple mac. Great to navigate though my computer without even using it.👍 Works even better on my tablet. Well worth the yearly subscription package
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Parallels International GmbH
December 2, 2020
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Thanks, Parallels Team

What's new

• Resolves an issue with sharing files via Parallels Access installed on a mobile device.
• Improves remote screen rendering on mobile devices.
• Corrects several localization issues.
• Fixes several crashes.