As you may have already known, for a few years there has been Parallels Toolbox, a tool compatible with both macOS and Windows, which in this case deals with group a multitude of possible utilities in a single, which is available at all times, and at a relatively affordable price considering the amount of possibilities it offers.
Recently, from Parallels, have released the new version 3.0, which in the case of Mac users enables compatibility with macOS Mojave dark mode, and also includes new tools for the most interesting users.
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Here's what's new in Parallels Toolbox 3.0 for Mac
As we have been able to know, the news has been divided according to the users. And, in this case it seems that users of previous versions of Parallels Toolbox, they will not have the possibility to update for free to this new version, but they will have to pay something for it. In this way, some new features are reserved for this version 3.0, but if you had a previous version installed, you will also get a new update for free including improvements.
Specifically, have included the following improvements:
For New Parallels Toolbox 3.0 Users
- Uninstall apps- Easily remove apps and files with one click for faster deletions.
- World time- You can see the local time in various places in the world to save time when working with friends from other countries.
- Hidden files- Reveal and hide files normally hidden in macOS to reduce desktop clutter and increase productivity.
For new users of Parallels Toolbox 3.0 and those of previous versions
- Annotations on screenshots- Available to macOS Mojave users, the Take Screenshot tool can now be used to add useful markups, including text, arrows, circles, and more, for faster use in emails or presentations.
- Support for downloading playlists from dedicated websites- Quickly download playlists from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and many more online services.
- New extension to download videos from Safari- Users can now enjoy a video download extension directly in the Safari browser for faster access to downloading videos online on their computers (compatible as of macOS 10.14 and Safari 12).
- Dark mode: possibility of using dark mode if you have defined it like this from the configuration in macOS Mojave.
- "Save As" now with customization options- Each individual tool now allows new files to be saved to customizable locations, rather than the same default destination, for greater efficiency.
- New image format: Now you can use the HEIFF format when saving an image, in addition to those that were previously available, which were JPEG, PNG and TIFF.
- Record audio- Users can now save audio recordings to MP3 file format with the built-in microphone, in one click. They can also record from an external microphone or from the computer if it is selected as the input source within the macOS preferences.
Videos about what's new in the new version
From the Parallels team, so that you can learn how the new features work before purchasing this software, they have also prepared a series of videos in which they show the operation of all of them in a simple way:
Where to buy Parallels Toolbox
If, after all this, you are interested in learning more or officially purchasing Parallels Toolbox, you have several ways to do so. The simplest thing is that you go directly to Parallels website, where you will find all the information you need, and you will have the possibility to try it for free if you wish.
Then the standard price is 19,99 euros per year, a subscription with a relatively correct price taking into account the amount of tools it offers, although if you want you can also acquire licenses for your work team in a somewhat more accessible way. In addition, in this case it is also available in some physical stores for purchase, if you need it in your particular case.