Parallels kicked off an early Black Friday promotion today, bundling Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac with Fantastical Premium (one year) for free. This sale runs from today through November 18 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and is available only to new Fantastical customers.

parallels desktop 16Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

This promotion is available to both new and current customers of Parallels Desktop. New customers can head to Parallels.com and choose a "new license" for $79.99, and the Fantastical app will be added automatically to the cart.

The $79.99 tier is specifically aimed at home and student use, and is a one year subscription to Parallels Desktop at $6.66 per month (billed annually at $79.99). You can choose to switch to a one-time purchase option at $99.99 as well.

Likewise, current Parallels customers can choose the "upgrade" option for $49.99 to upgrade to Parallels Desktop 16, and also get Fantastical for free. This is specifically for a one year subscription to Fantastical Premium, representing savings of $39.99.

Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

okeribok Avatar
27 months ago
Reminder: How useful is Parallels on Apple Silicon?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wowfunhappy Avatar
27 months ago
With VMWare Fusion now free for non-commercial use, I'm really not sure why you'd buy Parallels, unless you really like the seamless integration features, which do work a little better in Parallels than VMWare (although I find them annoying overall). Performance between the two is more-or-less the same.

(If you're still using Virtualbox though, stop that. You're seriously missing out...)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JackieTreehorn Avatar
27 months ago

I couldn't see anything major that Fantastical does that the built-in Calendar from MacOS doesn't already do.
Fantastical rips you off for 40 USD per year
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pawkor Avatar
27 months ago
If you have a laptop and dekstop you have to buy 2 licenses or remove from one and add to the second.
Impossible to use on both, it's better and easier to use VMware if you use multiple systems.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freeangel1 Avatar
27 months ago
yes if I can buy the software to own it. not to rent it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JDGwf Avatar
27 months ago
These are the initial twitches of the death throes of Parallels....
I'm interested in and excited for the next generation of emulation from newer, less monolithic publishers.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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