Parallels Access, the popular app developed by Parallels that allows for the remote access of Mac and Windows apps from an iOS device, has just gained new features and enhancements through its latest update.
Primarily, the update improves the app’s file handling capabilities to make for quicker access of files from remote computers and local storage of files for a more native experience.
The update adds support for iOS 8’s document picker, letting you copy and view files from other apps and storage services in Parallels Access. It also introduces a full-scale file manager that enables you to:
- store files locally with Parallels Access and preview them
- view and copy files from Dropbox and Google Drive cloud storage accounts
- search for files on remote computers
- open files in Parallels Access from other apps on iOS devices
- transfer locally stored files to remote computers and open them with desktop applications
- share files with iOS sharing tools
The new version of Parallels Access also includes new sound controls, allowing you to choose between your iOS device or your remote computer for playing sounds, or to set your remote computer to automatically play sounds when the app is in the background on your iOS device.
Moreover, it includes improvements to the app’s Lock’n’Go Magnifying Glass feature, various performance optimizations, and full resolution support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Parallels Access is free to download from the App Store, with in-app purchases offered for gaining full access to the app.
Unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to five computers is available via a subscription priced at $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year.
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