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Parallels Access 3.1 review: Remote access on steroids, now for iPad Pro

J.R. Bookwalter | June 3, 2016
With support for the latest iOS hardware and the Apple Pencil, Parallels Access 3.1 continues to be the absolute best way to use desktop applications from a mobile device.

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Version 3.1 introduces Desktop Resolution, with three settings for displaying windows from a remote computer.

However, Desktop Resolution failed to work with my typical setup using a mid-2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display connected to a 27-inch Thunderbolt Display. It works fine with the larger display unplugged, although the second and third resolution options are effectively the same. The desktop agent no longer supports OS X Lion 10.7, so this feature was also a no-show on my mid-2007 Mac mini, although remote access itself continues to work just fine.

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Remote computers must have the Parallels Access desktop agent installed, but version 3.1 removes support for OS X Lion systems.

Bottom line

With support for the latest iOS hardware including Apple Pencil, Parallels Access 3.1 continues to be the absolute best way to use desktop applications from a mobile device.

 

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