Parallels showed off its Parallels Mobile app for the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad at the DEMO Fall 2010 conference. The app lets users remotely access their Windows applications on their Apple mobile device(s) from anywhere, any time, and on any network. It works by letting you use Wi-Fi or 3G to access any virtual machine running on your Mac with Parallels Desktop 6.
The Parallels Mobile app is free on the iTunes App Store, but you will need the desktop program to actually use it; the connection requires a login using the credentials used to register Parallels Desktop 6. In this way, Parallels is giving users incentive to buy Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, which went on sale last week for $80. You can grab the free trial for 14 days.
With the new mobile app and MyParallels service, Apple mobile users can perform tasks that have been unavailable or limited to them for a while, such as printing, viewing Flash-based websites, as well as the many great Windows applications and games.