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Parallels Toolbox for Windows Launches, Replacing Multiple Complex Utilities with More Than 20 Simple Single-Purpose Tools

Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of industry-leading software for running Windows applications on a Mac, today launched Parallels Toolbox for Windows to streamline common computing tasks.

"Parallels Toolbox for Mac received an outstanding response after its initial launch last August, so we decided to bring these time-saving benefits to Windows users," said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. "Now, whether you use a PC or Mac, you can simply and quickly get tasks done on either platform."

Parallels Toolbox for Windows is a go-to resource for accomplishing daily tasks, at a lower price than even a single competitive utility. Tools include the ability to easily download and convert YouTube videos, take specialized screenshots, block your computer's built-in camera and record a video of your screen. Everyone from computer newbies to business pros can save time and effort by using this well-designed set of tools.

Parallels Toolbox for Windows:

  • Archive: Create compressed archives from your files to save space or easily share files
  • Block Camera: Block the built-in camera so applications will no longer have access to it
  • Capture Area: Take a screenshot of a part of the screen
  • Capture Screen: Take a screenshot of the entire screen and save in different formats (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF and GIF)
  • Capture Window: Take a screenshot of a single window.
    (VIDEO demo:
  • Convert Video: Convert many video types to MP4 so they can be played on phones and tablets
  • Do Not Disturb: Disable notifications and animations that would interrupt your work or presentation
  • Do Not Sleep: Prevent the computer from going to sleep
  • Download Video: Download video from the Internet to the computer.
    (VIDEO demo:
  • Eject Volumes: Eject all external hard drives, memory cards, network volumes and mounted disk images with one click
  • Hide Desktop: Hide icons on the desktop for clutter-free presentations.
    (VIDEO demo:
  • Lock Screen: Lock screen to prevent unauthorized access
  • Launch: Open several items-such as applications, folders, links or other files-all at once with just one click
  • Mute Microphone: Mute the computer's microphone
  • Record Area: Record video from a selected area on the screen
  • Record Audio: Record audio from the microphone
  • Record Screen: Record video of the entire screen
  • Record Window: Record video from a single window
  • Take Photo: Take photos immediately using the PC's camera
  • Take Video: Immediately use the computer camera to take video with the click of a button
  • Unarchive: Unpack various file compression formats-such as RAR, RPM, XAR, and Z-so you can use the files

Availability and Pricing

Free trials of Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.0, as well as Parallels Toolbox for Mac 1.7, are available online today exclusively at Each version is available for $9.99 per year, and includes free future updates with additional tools as they are added.

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 9:08 AM by David Marshall
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