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Parallels Desktop OS X Yosemite-specific features

  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac


1. Design Look and Feel

Yosemite design trends are supported: a flat title bar and icons, dark menu bar, and the Dock configuration.

2. Notification Center Extension

Monitor your virtual machine's resource usage. Check to see how the virtual machine is running, and see the resources it is using.

3. Call or SMS with iPhone from Windows

Call a phone number in Internet Explorer. This action is available in the context menu.

Send selected text as a message in the Internet Explorer. The action is available in the context menu.

4. Superior Spotlight/Quicklook View

Virtual Machine view in Spotlight and Quicklook. Check the virtual machine state and configure it.

5. Support for iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive is shared with Windows® as before, but with changes in Yosemite. Now you can run any kind of file on all your devices.

You now have the freedom to work with the document of your choice on the device of your choice. With iCloud Drive, you can safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud and access them from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, or PC. You can even access your files in Windows running on your Mac with the help of Parallels Desktop for Mac.

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