Mobile devices still cannot compete in functionality and capabilities with full-fledged computers running Windows, Linux or OS X. Then why not combine the best of both worlds. Parallels has long been developing a service called Parallels Access, which is designed to remotely connect to a computer or even multiple PCs to access applications and files. Read the overview of this service under a cat .
The service and Parallels Access applications themselves operate on a fairly simple principle: programs are installed on the computer and mobile device; after that, from a tablet or smartphone through a special interface, you can work with applications installed on your computer and perform other manipulations. Prudent developers have prepared many instructions inside the application and in the form of clips, so users should not have problems with management and installation. It is worth noting that you can connect to computers not only via Wi-Fi, but also via regular mobile Internet - 3G / 4G, but the speed of all interfaces will, of course, be lower.
Parallels Access developers did a really good job with the interface that is used to work with applications on the computer. The main task of the application is still working with programs that are not available on Android and iOS, so the developers have made this functionality as convenient as possible. In each launched application, you can zoom in and zoom out the picture with appropriate gestures. Also, to work with text or view some small elements, a special gesture is provided - a long tap, on which a special screen magnifier opens.
Each application and almost every screen has a convenient side panel on which there are buttons for calling up the task list, a button for switching to the application menu, as well as links to settings, a file menu and a virtual keyboard call. You will always have to use this menu, since you cannot do without it, and it is made conveniently. The user is given the opportunity to run almost all applications that are installed on the computer. It is worth noting that Parallels Access works not only with Windows, but with OS X.
At the first start, the program recognizes standard programs like Microsoft Office, Paint, Internet Explorer and others, but almost any program can be added to the menu. I even managed to run several games through Steam, but they do not work, even the old Fallout with primitive graphics. Although this would be a good opportunity for those who have tablet transformers with keyboard and mouse. Almost every application can be easily controlled from the touch screen of a 7-inch tablet. On a typical smartphone, this is probably not so convenient, but on a 10-inch screen it should be very convenient. Each program can be displayed on the Android or iOS desktop as a shortcut.
You can enter text in Word, although this is a little inconvenient, but you can also copy, cut and perform other manipulations. One interesting opportunity - in music players you can listen to music that is transmitted to a mobile device. The same applies to video players - you can watch movies, which is pretty good, and someone will definitely like this feature. Sound transmission and working with a microphone make it possible to work in Skype and other similar applications. The developers decided to make a separate interface for working with files. In it, the user gets access to absolutely all files and directories on the computer. Files can be moved, renamed, copied and transferred to a mobile device.
In addition, the program provides a lot of opportunities for those who do not like to part with their computer. In general, we can say that Parallels Access is a must-have for those who have a tablet with a keyboard and travel often. It is enough to leave the included system unit at home (a monitor is optional) and you can work with a computer everywhere and always. The service is well developed and optimized. Among the shortcomings, it is worth noting the paid subscription for use (649 rubles per month) and the inability to play simple games (I am sure that this function would be very popular among many people).