Parallels Desktop for Mac is on sale for Black Friday. The company is offering a 20% discount off Parallels Desktop 15 until 8am (UK time) on Wednesday 4 December.

Parallels Discount ordinarily starts at £69.99 for a new home/student licence; this now costs £55.99. The discount will be applied at the checkout. Upgrading to the new version has dropped from £39.99 to £31.99.

Parallels is most commonly used for running Windows applications and games on a Mac: it allows you to create a 'virtual machine' running Windows like any other macOS app. The software was recently updated to support new features in macOS Catalina such as Sidecar, which lets you drag windows from your Mac to an iPad. You can even use your Apple Pencil on Windows applications.

We reviewed Parallels Desktop 15 back in October and awarded it 4.5 stars out of 5. "If you need to run Mac and Windows apps side by side," our reviewer concluded, "then Parallels is still the leader of the pack."

For an in-depth look at the various options in this area, read our guide to the best virtual machine software for Mac.