Parallels Access, the remote access and control iOS application from Parallels, Inc., today received a significant upgrade to model 2.0 that not simply added some brand-new features, however included support for the iPhone.

Parallels Access file browser

The update is readily available at no expense to existing individuals through the App Store’s update procedure, although individuals will certainly additionally need to download and install the most up to date Mac or Windows customer also to organize the remote session.

The brand-new attributes consist of:

  • Universal app now operates on iPhone for the initial time
  • Users can now change the screen resolution
  • There’s a new file internet browser for accessing documents on your remote computer system
  • The application can now wake a sleeping remote computer system
  • Registration and login could be finished with a Facebook account along with the typical Parallels account
  • Have a Mac or Windows application that calls for microphone input? You could utilize the mic on your iPhone or iPad as a microphone for your remote Mac or Windows equipment.

In minimal screening by TUAW, we discovered the brand-new functions to function fairly well. The file web browser is something in certain that had actually been needed because the application first appeared last August, giving a method to dig with documents and applications on any type of installed drive.

I found Parallels Access to be surprisingly useful on the iPhone, specifically when utilizing Siri dictation to go into content rather then tapping out words on the virtual keyboard. That’s not to mention that there aren’t a couple of bugs apparent in the 2.0 release: application icons on the iPhone all appeared as universal symbols and Parallels Accessibility did an inadequate work of leaving application home windows back into the best places once the iPhone was disconnected. Yet for one of the most part, the apps function fairly well.

The applications are free; the solution is now more economical, setting you back just $ 19.99 every year or $ 34.99 for two years (approximately five computers for one specific user). Parallels is sweetening the pot by offering a two-year membership to Parallels Accessibility for US$ 29.99 through the end of June 2014.

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