Parallels Access is a whole lot of awesome!
Impressed. Very impressed.
That’s my first thought when I finally managed to get Parallels Access to work. Not at the fault of the product, but my inability to download the desktop agent for Parallels Access.
But wow indeed once I’m able to run it.
It’s a shame that its a subscription based pricing model, but if you do need to have remote access to your machine a lot which includes a good support of accessing your virtual machines running of Parallels Desktop, Parallels Access is definitely high on my recommended list. And this is just after 15 mins of playing around.
So far, my thoughts are that Parallels Access works better than both Splashtop 2 and iTeleport, both of which are pretty highly rated in my opinion too! The one feature that I really like, text selection, copy and paste and magnification, just as if it’s an actual native iPad all!
Here’s a video if you’d like to check out what it can do.
Isn’t that cool! Talk about instant “iPad applification” of your desktop apps.
I’ll be checking it out much deeper and will be posting up a join review of Parallels Access along with a my review of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac. But for how, here are some of the official screenshots from Parallels.
In terms of pricing of Parallels Access for the iPad, it is initially available for purchase on the App Store as an annual subscription at $79.99 for each computer being accessed. Each Mac or PC being accessed needs its own subscription. The Mac Agent is available immediately with a 14-day free trial, and the PC Agent is currently in beta and is available at no charge during the beta period.
Parallels Access hardware requirements include an iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPad mini and a Mac running OS X (Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7 or the upcoming Mavericks 10.9 after it launches) or a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.