Category: Parallels Toolbox for Windows

How to Download Videos from YouTube or Vimeo

How to Download Videos from YouTube or Vimeo

According to MerchDope, the total number of people who use YouTube in 2019 is reaching 1,300,000,000. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. 

Due to the vast amount of never-ending content being uploaded every moment, it is very likely someone may want to download a video for later use to enjoy offline. 

Parallels® Toolbox offers the best way to download YouTube, Vimeo, and other Internet-hosted videos directly to your computer. Whether it’s macOS® or Windows, the Parallels Toolbox tool Download Video reigns supreme when compared to other utilities that claim to do the same thing.

Not only is it just one click to save your favorite videos, you can do so without reducing their quality. Save your videos in high resolution up to 1080p, instantly. 

Download YouTube

Downloading a video from the Internet is easy:

  1. Buy Parallels Toolbox.
  2. Download the .DMG or .EXE to install.
  3. Launch the Download Video tool.
  4. Copy and paste, drag and drop, or utilize the Safari plug-in to instantly save your favorite video!

YouTube now offers “Add to Offline” with their premium subscription, YouTube Red, for $12 per month ($144 per year). But Parallels Toolbox has over 30+ other helpful tools and is available for only $19.99 per year. YouTube Red offers additional services such as exclusive content, live sports, and ad-free viewing, but it’s clear the top-used feature of YouTube Red is the “Add to Offline” ability. If your only goal is to download YouTube videos to enjoy offline later, Parallels Toolbox is a much more cost-effective option—and it’s bundled with dozens of helpful tools to help out your Mac or PC.

Parallels Toolbox is our all-in-one solution with over 30 tools for macOS and Windows 10. With just one click, you can save space on your hard drive, create high-quality content, quickly optimize your computer for a presentation, and more. Our economical suite of tools replaces the need for multiple applications and is only $19.99 per year.

Make your life easier and start a free trial of Parallels Toolbox to get started today!

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Digital Spring Cleaning: Seven Tips for More Storage Space and Speed

Happy Easter to all of our wonderful users! 

Does this spark joy? That’s the question countless people around the world are asking themselves. Since Marie Kondo has shown us how to clean out wardrobes, kitchens, and documents, the cleaning hype has been omnipresent.

But the digital world is missing out. Just like in a household, countless things accumulate in the digital space: from documents, photos, and videos, to endless chat sequences and programs. This is not only confusing, but it could also jeopardize the security of your laptop and smartphone. Here are seven tips on where to use the virtual rag and how to make digital cleaning easier.

1. Sort out programs and applications.

Unused software not only clogs the hard drive, but it also poses a security risk; it often doesn’t have the latest updates and can, therefore, be a gateway for viruses. Typical examples are games or applications that are downloaded on recommendation but never used.

Under Control Panel or Settings, you’ll find a list with the installed software on most devices. It can be cleanly deleted, and the newly won storage space can be inspected immediately. However, there are also tools (like Parallels Toolbox) that help you delete and display all programs quickly and clearly—and remove them with one click.

2. Delete superfluous files.

Most people are real collectors when it comes to digital data. They hoard countless files on their computer or smartphone and usually don’t even know what they have stored. The only thing that helps is to look through all the folders and sort them out thoroughly. But not everything has to be done by hand. Applications like Parallels Toolbox can help you clean up your drive. They remove temporary operating-system and application files and automatically find the largest files for scanning—all with a single click.

3. Detect data twins.

Old files aren’t the only problem. Music, photos, or text documents are often duplicated or tripled. There are various tools to help you find duplicates and review them for deletion. Once everything is selected, the doubles or triples are sent to the trash can (which should also be emptied regularly).

4. Clean up your mailbox.

The same thing applies to the mailbox. There are often masses of old messages in the inbox or different subfolders. Especially on mobile phones, it can consume a lot of memory. Also Once you’ve thoroughly sorted out the messages, you should unsubscribe from any unnecessary emails to help keep things uncluttered.

5. Check chat history at WhatsApp and other messengers.

If you need space on your smartphone, take a closer look at your chat processes with WhatsApp or other messaging apps. Often countless voice messages, pictures, or videos accumulate there, which together consume several gigabytes of memory. The same process applies here: Delete useless and duplicate messages.

6. Complete a virus scan.

Once you have your freshly cleaned computer, it’s time for a complete virus scan. This should be done at least once a month in addition to the background scan.

7. Create backups.

Almost every user has searched desperately for a particular document. Nevertheless, most users do not perform backups very often. Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to make up for lost data. With a smartphone, this can be done easily by syncing with your computer. For your computer, use external hard disks or cloud storage to help protect important information from loss.

Try Parallels Toolbox for Mac or Windows for free if you like to test out some of the tools to help you do the spring cleaning.

How do you do your digital spring cleaning? Let us know in the below comments, on Twitter or Facebook.

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Parallels Innovations Continue as Part of the Corel Family

Parallels Innovations Continue as Part of the Corel Family

From our humble beginnings as a small startup, we envisioned and created solutions for virtualized computing. Our constant focus on innovating better customer experiences generated dozens of industry firsts, which were introduced with every new product release over the years. Today, the Parallels family of software solutions make it simpler than ever to securely run the applications you need on any device—anytime, anywhere.

This unrivaled leadership in innovation began in 2006 with the introduction of mainstream virtualization on Mac® computers; we utilized the Apple®-Intel architecture to create Parallels Desktop® for Mac.

Parallels Desktop 2.5

Figure 1: First ever released version of Parallels Desktop for Mac


This innovation has continued thanks to all our employees, partners, and customers who make Parallels the success it is today!

Now, Parallels continues to operate independently as part of the Corel family of software brands—so it’s business as usual for our team, partners, and customers. Corel’s plans for significant investments in Parallels will enable us to accelerate our work at innovating software solutions that benefit businesses and consumers worldwide. Although I can’t share details yet, we look forward to delivering brand-new Parallels software in 2019, as well as further enhancing the features and performance of our family of quality software solutions.

As we integrate our businesses, our #1 priority is continuing to deliver the best-quality products and services for our customers. With Parallels being an independent business unit of Corel, this is an easy, business-as-usual transition. We’re learning each other’s best practices, sharing technologies, and leveraging our strengths to accelerate profitable growth that benefits our customers.

Parallels Partner Conference

Figure 2: Corel and Parallels employees at the Parallels Partner Conference in Malta in March 2019


We would like to say thank you to our entire community for being part of the Parallels evolution and we look forward to continuing our innovations as part of the Corel family.

Check out the latest and greatest Parallels solutions for business and home. Download free trials and experience how easy it can be to save time and be more productive from any device.



Co-founder and Vice President of Parallels

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