CrossOver runs thousands of different Windows programs on Mac. From productivity, utility, games, and design software-Windows software never looked better when launched right from the Mac dock with CrossOver Mac. Easily switch between Mac and Windows programs without rebooting, without using a virtual machine and without purchasing a Windows license. Windows programs gain native Mac functionality like copy & paste, keyboard shortcuts, and Mission Control.
El Capitan compatible CrossOver Mac 15 is the easiest way to run Microsoft Windows software on your Mac without buying a Windows license, rebooting, or using a virtual machine. CrossOver Mac makes it easy to launch Windows programs natively from the dock. CrossOver also integrates Mac OS functionality, like cross-platform copy & paste, and shared file systems for your Windows applications.
CrossOver Mac runs Windows games, productivity software, and utility programs all in one application. And without the overhead of a virtual machine, programs and games can run as fast or faster than they would under a Windows operating system.
Run Windows Software Without Rebooting
Once CrossOver is installed, install and launch your Windows programs as you would any Mac application. You get access to your favorite Windows programs with ease. No booting required, or launching a virtual machine. No having to copy files from one file system to another. CrossOver runs directly on your Mac, and so does your Windows software.
One Click Installation
Our CrossTie technology is a major step forward for CrossOver users, because it makes installing Windows applications drop-dead simple. Just clicking the “Install” button in CrossOver tells CrossOver to take care of the rest. You can do the same thing from our massive Compatibility Center, which has thousands of applications with CrossTie installers. Relax, and let CrossOver do the work.
Software Runs at Native Speed
CrossOver runs natively on your Mac. Which means you don’t have to run a copy of Windows. Which means you’re not paying the RAM and CPU penalty for two operating systems running at the same time. Which means no bogged down, choppy performance. If you need native speed, CrossOver is the better choice.
Seamlessly Integrates with Your Desktop Environment
Since CrossOver is running on your native Mac file system, there’s no need to move files back and forth between a Windows partition and OS X. Everything’s in one place, right where you need it. Seamlessly Cut & Paste between Windows documents and Mac documents. Launch your Windows programs from the dock. Your Windows programs behave like native Mac applications.
Bottles are a unique feature of CrossOver that allow separate Windows environments (XP, Win7, etc.) to be packaged and self-contained with your favorite programs. Bottles are really useful, because they let you easily backup your software, and move it from machine to machine. They also ensure that you get the right version of Windows for your application’s needs. It’s like having several different Windows machines operating together on your computer.
What’s New Version 15.0: Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later.
– The User Interface of CrossOver’s Software Installer has been redone. Installing applications with CrossOver is simpler than ever before.
– CrossOver now includes a High Resolution Mode to allow compatible Windows applications to take full advantage of Macs with Retina displays.
– Quicken 2016 now runs in CrossOver.
– Wine 1.8 brings thousands of updates to CrossOver’s core compatibility with Windows applications.
– Dual screen Linux setups will run Microsoft Office better than before.