Parallels Mobile App For iPhone And iPad Lets Users Remotely Access Mac And Windows Desktops
If you are someone who is frequently on the move, you may have often felt handicapped by the absence of a reliable way to remotely access documents on your desktop.
Parallels, a Washington based developer of virtualization software has unveiled a new iPhone app that will make it possible for users to not just access, but also edit and save documents on their Windows or Mac computers from the comfort of their iDevice.
The new app is an extension of the Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac software that was released last week. The software application enables users to seamlessly access their Windows desktop from a Mac computer using the company's cloud delivery system. The Parallels app can be installed on the users' iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and can be used to access either the Mac or Windows desktops.
The Parallels application opens up a wide range of new possibilities for iPhone and iPad users. As you can see from the demo video embedded below, users may access applications like Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook from their iPad or iPhone. In addition to this, the Parallels app also provides a way for users to launch Flash applications on their iDevice. However, as it goes without saying, Flash-based games that will require a mouse-based navigation control may not work optimally using this system.
Parallels for iPhone and iPad is available for free from the App Store and may be downloaded by clicking here. But do remember that you will need to install the Parallels Desktop for Mac software on your computer for the app to work. The latest Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is available for download at a price of $79.99.
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