Parallels Transporter launches on the Mac App Store, makes the move from a PC to a Mac easy

Macworld Australia Staff
19 May, 2011
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SYDNEY, Aust., May 19, 2011 – Parallels today announced the launch of Parallels Transporter®, an application that makes the move from a Windows PC to a Mac easy by automatically transferring music, pictures, Internet bookmarks, documents and more.  Parallels Transporter is available on the Mac App Store today.

Parallels, the undisputed leader and innovator in helping customers run Windows applications on their Mac without rebooting, has shipped more than three million copies of its award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac software.  The Parallels Transporter app is designed for Mac users who may not need to run Windows on their Mac at all; it is a simple way to bring everything you need from your PC together on your Mac without wasting your valuable time or incurring the expense of hiring a technology service to do the work:

Parallels Transporter Agent collects data on your PC[i] and uses your wireless network or an external storage device to transfer it to Parallels Transporter on your Mac.

Parallels Transporter on your Mac receives data from the Parallels Transporter Agent and copies it to the appropriate locations on your Mac.  The files stored in your Windows home directory are copied to the corresponding folders on your Mac so they can be accessed and used with compatible Mac programs. Internet bookmarks are copied to Safari or any other default web browser in Mac OS X.

“A growing number of consumers and small businesses are looking for an easy way to move to a Mac,” said Kim Johnston, Vice President of Marketing for Parallels. “We created Parallels Transporter to be the simplest, most efficient way to transfer everything you need from your old PC to your Mac in just a few easy steps.  Now you can move to a Mac without the time-consuming chore of manually moving files and without the expense of hiring somebody to do it for you.”

“I use a Mac, but photos and documents that are critical to my business were stuck on my old PC.  Parallels made it simple and painless to move them from my PC to my Mac because it did all of the work for me.  It’s wonderful to finally have everything I need on my Mac,” said Zane Fardon, General Manager of Lightforce, Brisbane.

In addition to moving pictures, music and documents from a PC to corresponding Mac folders, Parallels Transporter also moves Windows programs and other files into a virtual machine on your Mac in case they are needed.  Customers who later decide they want to run Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems and applications simultaneously on their Mac can simply purchase and download Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac at www.Parallels.com/Desktop.

Pricing and availability

Parallels Transporter is available for download from the Mac App Store for limited time offer of AU$ 1.19, a AU$ 46.80 savings off of the AU$ 47.99 standard retail price

About Parallels

Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualisation.  Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.parallels.com/au/, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook.

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