The popular remote desktop solution Parallels is launching on Android and iPhone. Originally available only on iPad, this release also delivers new features for “even better remote experience,” and introduces Parallels Access for Business that allows companies to centrally assign, manage, and secure remote access to their computers.
“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a small mobile device, we worked hard to make remote access from mobile devices a truly simple and effective experience,” said Jack Zubarev, president of Parallels. “With this in mind, Parallels Access enables people to interact with full-featured Mac and PC apps with touch gestures just like the apps were made for their iPhone, iPad or Android device.”
The new version of the app comes with Facebook login support, ability to launch desktop applications with a single tap right from the home screen of an Android device, new file browser for iOS, and the ability to change screen resolution for best fit for different types of devices. What’s more, desktop applications that use a microphone can now be used with the microphone on your iPad or iPhone.
Individual subscriptions are available for $19.99 for one year or $34.99 for two years, and include the ability to access up to five remote computers from an unlimited number of iOS and Android tablets and phones. As a limited-time special offer, new customers who purchase Parallels Access until June 30, 2014 can get a two-year subscription for $29.99.
As for the mentioned Parallels Access for Business, this solution enables IT admins to centrally manage Parallels Access for their employees, including granting or restricting access and reassigning accounts as needed. Business Account subscriptions start at $49.99 per year for five computers. As a limited-time special offer, Parallels Access for Business is available for free for unlimited users and computers until July 31, 2014.