Parallels Desktop® 6 for Mac

Run Microsoft Visio for Windows on Mac

Even though Microsoft Visio is designed to work for Windows (PC) you can still run it on your Mac. No need to look for alternatives, you can draw diagrams on Mac OSX with Windows version of Visio. The solution is to install Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac.

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is the #1 choice of customers worldwide to seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac. If you’re new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows background and Start menu on your Mac. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance.

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“Parallels Desktop 6 beat VMware Fusion 3.1 in 84% of the general tests we ran.”

Independent tests confirm: Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is the best way to run Windows applications on your Mac.

Simply faster, smarter and more powerful than ever — with over 80 new and
enhanced features.


Run thousands of Windows applications at lightning speed on your Mac

Enhanced! Find Windows programs faster with Spotlight integration

Enhanced! Launch Windows 2x faster than other solutions

Enhanced! Enhanced 3D graphics that are 40% better than previous versions

Enhanced! Parallels Transporter is faster than ever


New! Enjoy full access and control of your Windows applications from wherever you are with an all-new iPhone/iPad app

New! Extend Mac OS X Parental Controls to Windows applications

New! Use OS X keyboard shortcuts to make Windows applications work the way you do

New! Choose how much Mac and Windows you want with simple profiles when setting up a new virtual machine

Enhanced! Enjoy better control by managing Windows through Spaces and Exposé

More Powerful!

New! Take advantage of all your Mac’s power with an all-new 64-bit engine

New! Immerse yourself in games, music and videos with 5.1 Surround Sound

Enhanced! Smoother import of VMware, Virtual PC virtual machines and Boot Camp partitions

Enhanced! Improved network, hard drive and Transporter performance

Enhanced! Gamers experience 3D graphics with DirectX enhancements

With millions users worldwide, Parallels Desktop for Mac is the world’s No. 1 Mac System Utility. Get the latest and the greatest to make your Windows, Linux or any other OS truly at home on your Mac.

Parallels Desktop brings OS X and Windows even closer together than before, and it adds several features that have become necessities in the virtualization world.

— Infoworld.