Parallels has released a new ‘Parallels Access’ app that lets you use your desktop Mac OS X and Windows applications on the iPad. The app utilizes familiar iOS gestures to control Microsoft Office, iWork, Photoshop or any other application.
With Parallels Access you can increase your productivity by accessing your computers and desktop applications from anywhere. You are able to access your professional business applications and get all your entertainment such as streaming video from your Mac or PC onto your iPad. And do it as though all your Windows and Mac applications were designed for your iPad.
Only Parallels Access lets you apply all the familiar iPad gestures you love to the Windows and Mac applications you need. Tap to start any PC or Mac app, use the iPad magnifying glass for precise control and do it all with fewer misses. Select text, and copy & paste in your desktop apps just like they were made for the iPad. Even copy from your Mac or PC applications and paste to your iPad apps.
Tap, swipe to scroll, pinch — use the same familiar iPad gestures, but this time use them with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more), Apple iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers), Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop or any other Mac or PC application.
Don’t let a slow connection slow you down. Parallels Access bridges the gaps introduced with low bandwidth connections, giving you a more continuous, uninterrupted experience so you can do more while on the go. And if you’re on a fast network, Parallels Access will make it soar.
• Get your work done
Be productive wherever you have an Internet connection, all from your iPad. Use your Mac or PC desktop applications, along with complete access to all the data you have on your desktop computer.
• Parallels Access App Launcher
Tap to start any desktop application, PC or Mac, as if it were an iPad app.
• Scroll and navigate seamlessly
Use the same familiar iPad gestures you know and like — swipe with one finger to scroll, tap to click, pinch to zoom in or zoom out content on the screen — but now those gestures work in any Mac of PC application.
• Do More with Fewer Interruptions
Breakthrough technology lets you use any application on your Mac or PC with reliable performance that makes slow networks usable and fast networks soar.
• App Switcher
Tap to switch between multiple applications and windows with ease.
• SmartTap and Magnifying Glass
Don’t fumble: tap with precision using the iPad magnifying glass or SmartTap that pinpoints where you want to click.
• iPad native select and drag in any Mac or PC application
Select text or graphics with one finger, and easily drag and drop it to where you want it to be.
• iPad native copy and paste to and from any Mac or PC application
Copy and paste between your applications using familiar iPad copy and paste feature. Even copy and paste between your desktop applications and iPad applications!
• Full screen applications
Maximize your desktop applications on your iPad. Your Mac or PC applications fill the entire iPad screen, so it’s easy to get stuff done.
• Connect to Mac or PC
Connect to as many computers as you need – a business computer at work or your personal computer at home. Access your computers from any location via 3G/4G/LTE or WiFi connection.
• Parallels Access comes with a 14-day trial for each computer that you connect to with Parallels Access. A subscription is $79.99 per year.
You can download Parallels Access from the App Store for free.