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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

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At a Glance
  • Parallels Access 2

    Macworld Rating

    Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original, though subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original, though subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.

    MSRP: $20/year

    Pros

    • Lets you view and control your Mac from any iOS device
    • Launcher and "app/window switcher" interface make working remotely fast and intuitive
    • App-centric focus is ideal for working via an iOS device
    • Files feature makes it easy to manage and work with files and apps

    Cons

    • Cannot add apps outside of /Applications to the app launcher
    • Annual subscription required
    • Enrolls you by default in a data-collection program
    • Removal from Mac requires downloading a script and using Terminal

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