Parallels Review

Parallels for Desktop

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Windows, Linux and more on a Mac

Responsive virtualisation

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App Features

Key features of Parallels for Desktop.

Multiple OS

Run Windows, Linux or another version of macOS on your Intel or Apple silicon Mac


Seamlessly copy and paste text or drag-and-drop files between Mac and Windows.

Run all

Run more than 200,000 Windows apps on a Mac, including Microsoft Office for Windows.

Multiple CPUs

Run multiple OS all in individual virtual machine (up to 32 in Pro version).

24/7 Support

Phone and email support included with Pro and Business editions.


Optimised for macOS Ventura (but runs on earlier versions) .

Every platform covered

Use on laptop or desktop

Whether your Mac is a laptop or desktop, Parallels will let you run Windows and more).

Ventura or earlier

Optimised for macOS Ventura, but runs on earlier versions.

Multiple Virtual Machines

Run Windows or Linux alongside macOS Ventura or Monterey.

three USPs

Three key features that set this App apart:.

testers musings

Highlights from the testing of Movavi.


  • Just great
  • Runs like a real PC

Ease of use

  • Windows one-click install
  • Just like the real Windows


  • Not really needed
  • But prompt when tried

App Screenshots

These screenshots illustrate some of the pages on smartphones and tablets.

How we test

It's more than just copying the developer's press kit!.


  • Only test if usable here
  • Aim for real-world review
  • Use for several weeks


  • Install based on supplied instructions
  • Choose a range of features to explore
  • Use features for real


  • Use daily for several weeks
  • Mark it down if Support needed
  • Grab screenshots from actual use

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River Thames Guide for Android

This version of the App is larger than is permitted in the Google Play store

Instead, you can download the App and installation instructions from the link below

Download 'RiverThamesGuide.apk' to a convenient location (on your device or to your desktop)

Download and open 'Installing River Thames Guide on Android' and follow the instructions

Android download

British Marine Thames Valley has verified that this download is free of any malicious code