Can I run your software on a Mac?
Published 17 March 2023 10:51 AM (Article ID: 81)

macOS is an extremely flexible operating system allowing you to also run Windows.  Windows can be run just like any other app, completely isolated and separate within macOS using two preferred Windows hosts:  VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop.  Both of which you run on your Mac and install Windows within the host app and then install Logbook Pro Desktop within Windows which is required.  Our apps for Apple iOS and Google Android communicate over the "cloud" (Internet) therefore it doesn't matter what hardware you're running Logbook Pro Desktop within Windows on.

Apple fully supports Microsoft Windows and also offers the option to install Windows directly to your hard drive using a system called "boot camp."  With boot camp you actually partition your hard drive, i.e. designate a certain amount of space for Mac OS and the remainder to Windows.  This system is the most cost effective as you don't have to make any other purchase such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop.  All you need is your Windows license and install like on any other computer.

Use your great Mac hardware to run all of your favorite applications including the most popular, trusted, and accurate electronic logbook software - Logbook Pro, used by tens of thousands since 1998.

Your options:

  1. Install Windows directly on your Mac:  Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant.  Click here for a walk through on exactly how to do this.
  2. Purchase an inexpensive emulator such as VMWare Fusion.
  3. Just like VMWare Fusion but a different product - Parallels

In summary, just because you switched to a Mac doesn't mean you have to leave your favorite Microsoft Windows programs such as Logbook Pro behind.  Continue using the most accurate, reliable, and trusted pilot logbook software even on your new Mac computer!

UPDATE for Apple Silicon (M1, M2, etc.) processors:

It appears Apple no longer offers the Boot Camp option and Parallels Desktop is the preferred choice for Mac's with Apple Silicon (M1, M2, etc.) processors. VMWare just released version 13 as of this update and supports Apple Silicon Mac's as well.

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