Deals Spotlight: Buy or Upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14 and Get 10 Mac Apps for Free

Parallels this week debuted a new promo bundle for both new and current users, offering a chance to buy or upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14, and then get ten other Mac apps for free. New owners can purchase Parallels Desktop 14 for $79.99, and existing users can upgrade to the new software for $49.99 (both prices represent Home & Student use).

With these purchases you'll gain access to the following ten Mac apps for free (note that some of the apps are one-year subscriptions and not lifetime licenses):
  • 1Password Families ($60 value) - Securely store you and your family's most needed passwords.

  • Pocket Premium ($45 value) - Save articles to read later with a permanent archive, unlimited storage, and no ads.

  • Painter Essentials 6 ($50 value) - Create blank canvas and photo art creations using realistic art tools.

  • Acronis True Image 2019 Cyber Protection Premium ($100 value) - Securely backup your personal information with 1TB of cloud storage.

  • PDF Expert 2.4 ($80 value) - Modify text, change images, create hyperlinks in PDF documents, and more.

  • WinZip Mac 6.5 Pro ($50 value) - Zip and unzip large files instantly with simple drag-and-drop controls.

  • Parallels Toolbox ($20 value) - A toolbox of useful features like password protecting files, file copying to iPhone, screen recordings, and more.

  • Parallels Access ($20 value) - Access all of your Mac's apps and files from your iPhone.

  • TrackOFF ($60 value) - Protect your data from invasive online tracking.

  • Cylance Smart Antivirus ($69 value) - Detects and prevents malware attacks on your Mac.
Parallels Desktop 14 itself is software that allows users to switch between Mac and Windows without needing to restart their computer. This allows for easy sharing of files and folders between Mac and Windows applications, seamless access to Windows apps on Mac, and more.

The Parallels promo bundle will be live for the next week, expiring on the evening of Thursday, February 28. If you're interested, head to the Parallels website to check out more information about each app in the bundle, and place your order before the end of the month.

For more information on this week's sales, head to our full Deals Roundup.

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Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Offers Speed and Storage Gains, macOS Mojave Support

Parallels today announced version 14 of its desktop virtualization software for Mac, offering macOS Mojave support out of the box and significantly improved application launch speeds over the previous version.

This update puts a heavy focus on enhanced storage optimization, with Parallels Desktop being around 20-30 percent smaller than earlier releases. The company says virtual machines can also save as much as 20GB of additional disk space depending on how they're configured.


Elsewhere, the developers have optimized the compression of memory states saved with the Snapshots tool, which takes on average 15 percent less storage space, while a new disk space wizard provides users with suggestions on how to economize storage, with advice on managing multiple virtual machines and VM snapshots.

In addition, Parallels 14 introduces several Windows features for use in macOS. For example, Microsoft Ink is now available for editing Office documents, and stylus support has been added to CorelDRAW, Fresh Paint, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Parallels Desktop also now includes Touch Bar features on compatible MacBook Pros for OneNote, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Visio, and other apps, while a Touch Bar wizard offers users the ability to customize Windows app shortcuts from Apple's OLED function strip.


Lastly, Parallels Toolbox has received some additional Mac features including new options to screenshot entire web pages, resize images and perform memory consolidation functions.

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is available from August 23. Existing Parallels 12 and 13 users can upgrade to the new version for $50. New users can sign up for an $80 a year subscription or make a one-time purchase of Parallels 14 for $100. Parallels Desktop 14 Pro Edition and Business Edition both cost $100 per year. Note that a Windows license is not included in the software and must be bought separately.


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