July 31, 2014

Parallels Transporter – copy data between Windows and Mac Computers


What Does Parallels Transporter Do

With Parallels Transporter, you can copy all your documents, music, images, videos, downloads and bookmarks from your Windows PC to your Mac. The transfer from one computer to another can be done via a USB cable, the wireless network or with an external hard drive. The software also transfers the entire contents of the PC operating system included to use with virtualization software like Parallels Desktop.

What Are The Features of Parallels Transporter

Parallels Transporter lets you access your documents created on Windows on your Mac. It lets you find all your files from your PC to the corresponding folders on your Mac and lets you use all your bookmarks in Windows Safari browser (Mac or any browser) on your Mac.

Parallels Transporter A Cause For Applause

Parallels Transporter is fairly simple to use. I could not find any bugs and once I understood what I was doing I found it easy to use. In most cases the big problem with transferring from windows to Mac is three-fold. Firstly files are unable to transport, secondly file are unable to open after transference and thirdly files are lost in transit. Of the program and document files I transported, I did not have this problem with any of them. I am aware that there are a lot of file types that may be transported, but I had no problems with the ones I transported.

Not So Good Points

Parallels Transporter can only take information from Windows computers. It does take a lot longer than I thought it would. Technology has come a long way over the last few decades, and I felt that even though it was fast compared to just a few years ago, that it is not as “super fast” as the adverts say it is. Parallels Transporter sucked up a lot of our CPU power. In other words if you are transporting information than that is all you will be able to do on your computer until it is finished.

What I Thought Of The App I Bought

The app does go a good distance in educating the user how to use the tools it provides. Parallels Transporter is not like the program “blender” (for example) where you are given a powerful tool and then expected to look up how to use it. I did appreciate the app developers trying to educate the user. I handle these types of applications and programs all the time, but I felt that it was flexible enough to teach people whom use computers less often, how to use it. Parallels Transporter is novice friendly.

Should I Try OR Let It Slip By

For the transport tasks Parallels Transporter is doing, it is probably the best one I have seen in a while. If you have files that you wish to transfer, then it may be worth the money, though if it is not urgent, you should wait for the app special offer prices before purchasing.

You can find Parallels Transporter at the App Store here:

Parallels Transporter - Parallels, Inc.

Mac Mania Newsletter

About Monja

Monja is a Multimediadesigner and Mac enthusiast since she discovered the beauty of Mac Computers - she never looked back to her Windows Laptop. If you like to get more tips, tricks and updates as well as her FREE Mac Killer Tip book - subscribe to the newsletter on the right site.
You can connect with her on Google +

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge