17 January 2015

Parallels Access 2.5 now available on Google Play and App Store worldwide

Source: Parallels website.

Parallels, a cross-platform solution provider, has made Parallels Access 2.5 available on Google Play and the App Store worldwide. Parallels Access enables users to be effective anytime and anywhere, even with a mobile device or a borrowed computer. 

The company says Access works well with 3G connections, and has applification” technology that lets users run desktop applications as if they were native apps for the iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

The app includes new features such as a universal file manager, computer-to-computer remote access and more support for Samsung devices. The new release also supports the recently released OS X Yosemite and Windows 10 Technical Preview.

“In our new era of even more devices, interfaces and form factors, it is extremely important for people to have a consistent application experience from any device, anywhere. Today’s workers need tools that connect the applications they depend on with devices and services from multiple platforms for a seamless user experience,” said Parallels President Jack Zubarev. 

Features include:

· Universal file manager: A cross-platform mobile experience for accessing all your files across remote locations, including computers and the cloud (iOS today, Android soon). Most local and remote files can be previewed.

· Samsung Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Note 4: Access your computer and files from Samsung’s latest phones and tablets. There is full support for S Pen input on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

· iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Optimised for new iPhone screen sizes and resolutions.

· Kindle Fire: Optimised for Kindle Fire.

· Sound where you want it: Users decide where they want to hear audio – on the mobile device or the computer.

View the associated videos here (iOS), here (Android) and here (computer to computer).

Parallels Access 2.5 is available now on the App Store, Google Play, Samsung Galaxy Apps and the Amazon Appstore for Android with a two-week free trial. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge customers receive a free six-month subscription to Parallels Access as part of their Galaxy Gifts. Current customers get Parallels Access 2.5 for free. 

Individual subscriptions are available for S$25.98 for one year or S$44.98 for two years, and they include the ability to access up to five remote computers from an unlimited number of iOS and Android tablets and phones, and an unlimited number of computer-to-computer connections. 

Parallels Access for Business is available for a 30-day free trial, after which it costs S$59 for five computers and unlimited devices.