Download Windows On Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • WinZip

    23

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    If "zipping" has made it to the dictionary, WinZip is to blame

    7
    3929 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy compressions, Supports the use of passwords, Share via Facebook and email, It can create self-extracting files
    • CONS: Improved compatibility, Only compresses into ZIP format
  • Vysor - Android control on PC

    1.0.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    8
    38 votes
    • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • WineBottler

    1.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows applications on your Mac

    6
    366 votes
    • PROS: Easier than installing a virtual machine, Free to use
    • CONS: Doesn't support OpenGL, Superseded by WineBottler, No Snow Leopard support
  • HFSExplorer

    0.23.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool To View Your Mac Files On A Windows Program

    6
    52 votes
    • PROS: A rare and valuable tool for reading Mac files, It is a practical and intuitive tool, The tool has clearly had lots of work put into it
    • CONS: A paid version may have had more features, It will probably be redundant one day when the Mac dies, There is little wrong with the program besides the occasional installation hiccup
  • mSpot

    1.5.10.97820

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Listen to the music on your PC from anywhere

    8
    17 votes
    • Your Freedom

      VPN Client 20151111-01

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      Your-Freedom: an anonymization and anti-censorship solution

      8
      54 votes
      • PROS: Hides your IP address on Android, Windows and Mac OS, Free anonymized Internet connectivity for up to 5 hours a week, It is a subscription-fee service, so you pay for as much time as you need
      • CONS: Does not provide data compression or enhance connection speeds, It is not a Virtual Private Network service or a firewall solution
    • Photoscape X for Mac

      2.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free image editor based on the Windows version

      7
      100 votes
      • PROS: Lots of filters and effects to choose from, Easy to use, Slick OS X style interface
      • CONS: Doesn't compare to the Windows version, Lacks social sharing integration, Mainly just filters and effetcs
    • CrossOver Mac

      Standard 12.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Run Windows programs on your Mac

      5
      327 votes
      • PROS: Easy to set up, Launches programs quickly, Big Wine software library
      • CONS: Unsupported applications might not run well
    • Avast Mac Security

      13.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Simple virus checker for Macs

      6
      194 votes
      • PROS: Slick and clear interface, Excellent track record on Windows, Scans Apple Mail attachments, Free to use
      • CONS: No support for most major mail clients, Requires license unlike Windows version, Unstable as still in beta, May slow down your Mac
    • b.VPN

      1.49

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      An Easy-To-Use VPN with Strong Security Features

      10
      7 votes
      • PROS: Robust security features, Extremely easy to use, Flexible pricing plans, 24/7 responsive customer support
      • CONS: Does log connection details, Performance not on par with top-tier VPN providers, US Netflix may detect the proxy, Free trial period lasts only an hour
    • Parallels Desktop 14

      14

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

      6
      242 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X, Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
      • CONS: Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall
    • Zinio for Windows 10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Read all your favorite magazines on the go

      3
      16 votes
      • PROS: Free magazine options available, Purchase an annual subscription or issue, Multiple view options, Sync library with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC
      • CONS: Magazine issues take a little time to download, No way to read your subscriptions offline
    • Wineskin Winery

      1.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Use Windows programs on Mac OS X

      7
      326 votes
      • CrossOver Games

        10.2

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Enjoy Windows games natively on your Mac

        6
        114 votes
        • PROS: Easy to setup and use, Doesn't require Windows or a Windows license
        • CONS: Doesn't work with all games, Some games still may not perform well
      • Mac Dock

        3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Install Dock on the Windows Desktop

        5
        24 votes
        • WineBottler

          Darwine Beta 1.1.35

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A free app for Mac, by Edgewall

          7
          15 votes
          • PlayOnMac

            4.1.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A Free (GPL) Various Utilities game for Mac

            5
            77 votes
            • WinOnX

              1.5

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              A full version app for Mac, by NES Software

              6
              24 votes
              • Mac Brightness Control

                1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Adjust the brightness level of your Mac (MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro) on Windows 7 and Windows 8

                6
                42 votes
                • Mac Bluray Player for Windows

                  2.16.10

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Mac Blu-ray Player is the first universal Blu-ray player for Mac&PC in the world.

                  8
                  38 votes
                  • PROS: It is the first universal Blu-ray player in the world. It can play everything. Also, it made DTS5.1 available on Mac initially throughout the world.
                  • CONS: It should be connected to the Internet while playing Bly-rays.
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