So you’re a Windows user and you are looking to jump on the Apple bandwagon? We have just the program for you to help ease your migration. A lot of things complicate user’s decisions in switching from PC to Mac like, how will I get my important documents, music, and photos over to the new machine or what about my bookmarks!? All of those questions can be answered with Parallels Transporter, an application that allows you to copy documents, pictures, music, videos, downloads, and Internet bookmarks from a Windows computer to your Mac.
Parallels Transporter, is actually two separate apps, one app that will run on the Windows PC and the other that runs on Mac OS X. Installing both will allow the two machines to talk to each other and begin the file migration.
Parallels Transporter will do the following:
- Collect and move all your personal files (music, movies, photos) from a Windows machine and automatically transfers them to the appropriate locations in Mac OS X (My Photos on Windows-> Pictures on Mac, etc.)
- Copies your Windows PC web bookmarks to the default web browser in Mac OS X (Safari, in most cases unless you have Firefox or Chrome set as a default)
- Will transfer the collected data through either a direct USB connection, WiFi (may take longer), or an external device (Flash drive/hard drive)
This is by far the easiest method for migrating from a Windows PC to a Mac machine, the only other way you might be able to accomplish this is if you just transferred all of your data over via an external hard drive but you will still need to import the bookmarks yourself and place the files manually.
Act fast because Parallels Transporter is currently on the Mac App Store for only $0.99 and typical price is $39.99. This discount will not last long so if you or someone else has any plans on getting rid of Windows in the near future snag this deal FAST!