Parallels Toolbox for Windows: Updates Summary

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    Parallels Toolbox 5.1.0 (3170) for Windows (November 18, 2021)
    Parallels Toolbox 5.1 for Windows introduces a new tool, improvements to existing tool and design, bug fixes, and other enhancements:

    New tool

    • Transform Text - converts text between different letter cases: Title Case, lowercase, CamelCase, RAnDoM cASe and many more.
    Design changes
    • New product icon!
    • Switch between Icon and List view in the Library.

    Tools improvements

    • Recognize Text - improved recognition quality and added support for recognizing vertical text in Asian languages.
    • Unit Converter - added torque and Russian imperial units.
    • Do Not Disturb - new time limit option allows you to set how long the tool stays active.
    • Break Time - support for multiple snooze sessions, 60-minute work interval and ability to specify your work schedule (both days and hours).
    • Archive - now you can choose where the resulting archives will be saved to.
    • Record Area, Record Window, Record Screen - optimized compression algorithms so that output files take less space on the disk.

    Other enhancements
    Improved compatibility with Windows 11.

    Bug fixes

    Several bugs and crashes have been fixed.


    Parallels Toolbox 5.0.0 (3021) for Windows (July 27, 2021)

    Parallels Toolbox 5.0 for Windows
    introduces several new tools, bug fixes, and other enhancements.

    New tools
    • Barcode Generator - generates different types of barcodes, including QR codes.
    • Barcode Reader - scans barcodes and QR codes from image files or with a built-in camera.
    • Recognize Text - extracts text from image files.
    • Measure Color - allows you to measure colors and shows results in the HEX, RGB, HSL, or CMYK formats.
    Other enhancements
    • New licensing screens to simplify product activation.
    Bug fixes
    • Several bugs and crashes have been fixed.

    Parallels Toolbox 4.5 for Windows (April 7, 2021)

    Parallels Toolbox 4.5 for Windows
    introduces completely overhauled and simplified design for the main window, improvements to several tools, bug fixes and other enhancements.

    New design

    • Quickly access your favorite and recently used tools in the new Dashboard.
    • See all tools and their descriptions in the new Library that is one click away.
    • Easily build your own tool set from the tools in the Library.
    • Search for tools by name, group, function or using a dedicated filter.
    Other enhancements
    • The Download Video tool now supports downloading video subtitles if any. You can choose whether subtitles are downloaded in the tool's preferences.
    • If you quit Download Video when some downloads have not been finished, the tool will try to resume them on next start.
    • Convert Video now calculates remaining conversion time.
    Bug fixes
    • Resolved an issue with screen recording tools sometimes marked as active while not recording.
    • Resolved an issue with the Do Not Disturb tool remaining active after turning it off.
    • Resolved an issue with screen recording tools not recording computer audio.
    • Several other bugs and crashes have been fixed.

    Parallels Toolbox 4.1.0 (2743) for Windows (October 22, 2020)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (4.1.0) includes the following improvements:
    • Break Time improvements:
      • You can check how much time is left till the next break
      • Choose to block the screen during breaks (if needed, you can unblock it at any time)
      • Choose sound to notify you of a break
    • Clean Drive detects more unnecessary files that can be safely deleted
    • Set a keyboard shortcut to open the Parallels Toolbox window
    • Now you can choose to convert video files using the "Convert Video" tool from the context menu (right-click a file)
    • Other crash and bug fixes and stability enhancements
    Parallels Toolbox 4.0.1 (2513) for Windows (August 25, 2020)
    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (4.0.1) includes the following improvements:
    • Stability improvements in recording tools
    • Usability improvements in Unit Converter tool
    • Added several UK units to Unit Converter
    • Other bug fixes and stability enhancements

    Parallels Toolbox 4.0.0 (2393) for Windows (July 28, 2020)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (4.0.0) includes the following improvements:

    New tools

    • Window on Top - select a window from any application and make it always on top so you can see and interact with it while working in other apps.
    • Unit Converter - convert units and currencies without having to choose various categories, simply input what you want to convert and see the results.
    • Close Apps - clear your desktop from all open apps and folders with a single click.
    New features
    • New colorful tool icons to improve the overall look and feel, clarity and navigation.
    • Improved search for tools by entering various keywords into the Search field.
    • Support for conversion to MP3 in the Download Audio tool.
    Other
    • Additional work periods in the Break Time tool.
    • Improved file retrieval in the Download Video and Download Audio tools.
    • Other crash and bug fixes and stability enhancements.


    Parallels Toolbox 3.9.0 (2242) for Windows (March 26, 2020)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.9.0) contains the following changes:
    • Improved tools for recording area, window or a screen
      • It's possible now to record both computer audio and microphone simultaneously, enabling you to create tutorials and other educational videos
      • Better access to selecting an audio source when starting a recording
      • Added ability to pause and resume a video capture from the floating panel
    • Added ability to restore files in Find Duplicates if they were accidentally removed
    • Improved support for logging into Parallels Toolbox using third-party accounts
    • Other changes
      • Improved notification about available update for the application
      • Improved duplicates selection in Find Duplicates
      • Resolved issue with Record Screen tool not recording Computer Audio
      • Several crashes resolved

    Parallels Toolbox 3.8.0 (2100) for Windows (January 16, 2010)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.8.0) offers the following features and improvements:
    • Improved Clean Drive with information about the files selected for cleanup
    • Improved Record Area with axes for easier and more precise selection
    • Suggestions for Download Audio and Download Video based on your regular actions
    • Improved stability for Energy Saver
    • Several crashes resolved

    Parallels Toolbox 3.7.0 (2012) for Windows (November 20, 2019)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.7.0) offers the following features and improvements:
    • New introduction screen added for first-time users
    • Suggestions for some useful tools based on your regular actions
    • Capture Area/Record Area tools improvements:
      • Precise selection improvements with coordinates next a crosshair, and axis lines added to a crosshair
      • Magnifying glass that is shown when performing initial selection or when adjusting selection
      • Ability to move selected area (click and hold to move)
    • Improvements in Energy Saver behavior when switching on and off
    • Clean Drive crash resolved
    • Other bug fixes and stability improvements

    Parallels Toolbox 3.6.1 (1924) for Windows (October 22, 2019)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.6.1) offers the following features and improvements:
    • Support for Sign in With Apple authentication system
    • Other stability and performance improvements

    Parallels Toolbox 3.6.0 (1916) for Windows (September 3, 2019)

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.6.0) offers the following features and stability and performance improvements:
    • Convenient way to launch screenshot/screen recording tools with delay using contextual menu
    • Options to choose different file output formats for Convert Video tool
    • Clean Drive monitors free space and notifies if a significant purgeable amount is detected
    • Trial and license expiration behavior streamlined with a clearer message
    • When trial expires, all screenshot tools (Capture Area/Window/Screen and Screenshot Webpage) are available to use
    • Several bugs and crashes resolved

    Parallels Toolbox 3.5.0 (1781) for Windows

    This version of Parallels Toolbox for Windows (3.5.0) offers the following features and stability and performance improvements:
    New tools
    • Energy Saver enables settings that optimize power consumption
    • Download Audio downloads audio files from internet to your computer
    • Break Time reminds to take regular breaks from a computer
    New features
    • Clean Drive now monitors hard drive for junk and reminds to clean it up
    • Tools for taking screenshots can be integrated with Snip & Sketch Windows 10 utility for screenshot markup
    Other improvements
    • Several bugs and crashes resolved

    Parallels Toolbox 3.1.0 (1551) for Windows

    This version of Parallels Toolbox 3.1.0 (1551) for Windows addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following new features and enhancements:
    • Ability to download videos from playlists on popular video sharing websites
    • Improved tools icons

    Parallels Toolbox 3.0.0 (1425) for Windows

    This version of Parallels Toolbox 3.0.0 (1425) for Windows addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following features and new tools:

    New tools
    • "Sleep Timer" -- set a time interval after which your computer will be either shut down or switched to sleep mode.
    • "Find Duplicates" -- use this tool to search your computer for duplicate files and delete them.
    • "Resize Images" -- allows you to resize images and convert them to a different format.
    New features
    • "Download Video" can now download 4K videos.
    • "Record Audio" can save audio files as MP3.
    • When you create a screenshot, you can set to automatically copy it to the clipboard.
    • There are many tools in the Parallels Toolbox window - use the Search field to find the tool you need.
    • If you don't want the Parallels Toolbox window to look overcrowded, hide the tools you don't use in the Parallels Toolbox settings.

    Parallels Toolbox 1.6.2 (1009) for Windows

    This release improves external display detection dialog in Presentation Mode tool.

    Parallels Toolbox 1.6.1 (1006) for Windows

    This release resolves an issue for some users updating from Toolbox 1.5.1 to 1.6.0 and not seeing any tools as a result.

    Parallels Toolbox 1.6.0 (1005) for Windows
    This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.6.0 (1005) for Windows contains the following improvements:
    New features
    • New separate Packs (smaller focused sets of tools at lower price):
      • Parallels Toolbox Screen and Video Pack
      • Parallels Toolbox Presentation Pack
      • Parallels Toolbox Disk and System Pack
    • Preferences for the tools are displayed more prominently
    Other enhancements:
    • Frequently used screen resolutions are listed in separate section in Switch Resolution tool
    • Resolved several bugs and crashes

    Parallels Toolbox 1.5.1 (832) for Windows

    This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.5.1 (832) for Windows contains the following improvements:
    • Improved compatibility with Parallels Desktop virtual machines
    • Improved compatibility for Switch Resolution tool with multimonitor configurations

    Parallels Toolbox 1.5.0 (830) for Windows
    This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.5.0 (830) for Windows includes the following fixes:
    New tools:

    Clean Drive

    Use this tool to get more free disk space and optimize your computer. It scans your computer and helps to delete files that can be safely removed - cache, logs, temporary files, etc.

    Presentation Mode

    • Use this tool to minimize distractions when showing a presentation or stay focused at work. Presentation Mode hides all files on your desktop, disables notifications, and prevents your computer from going to sleep.
    • When you connect an external display or projector, you're automatically prompted to enable Presentation Mode.
    • All the tool's settings are customizable and you can tune it to your needs in the tool's preferences.
    Switch Resolution

    Use this tool to change the screen resolution with just a few clicks. If you often change resolution, drag the tool to the Windows taskbar to have it always at hand.

    New features:

    • More video sites are supported to download videos
    • You can choose to highlight mouse clicks when recording a video
    • When you select some area to capture a screenshot, you can also see its pixel size
    • New tools are highlighted in the Parallels Toolbox window
    Parallels Toolbox for small and medium businesses:
    • Install Parallels Toolbox on multiple computers over the network
    • Restrict access to some of the tools
    • Choose whether Parallels Toolbox updates automatically
    • Read more info about Parallels Toolbox Business Edition in the Parallels Toolbox Administrator's Guide.
    Other fixes and stability improvements:
    • Improved stability - several crashes and bugs have been fixed.

    Parallels Toolbox 1.1.2 (696) for Windows
    This update for Parallels Toolbox 1.1.2 (696) for Windows includes the following fixes:
    • Minor fixes and stability improvements

    Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.1.1 (689)

    This update for Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.1.1 (689) includes the following fixes:
    • Compatibility with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    • Other minor fixes

    Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.1.0 (686)

    This update for Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.1.0 (686) contains the following improvements:
    • Ability to set launch shortcuts for tools
    • Preferences to specify files output location for various tools
    • Option to save screenshots in different image format
    • Option to set timeframe for "Do Not Sleep" deactivation
    • Option to specify file size for Record Audio recordings
    • Option to specify file size for Record video tools
    • Option to disable automatic loading of Toolbox when computer starts
    • Option for delay in Capture tools
    • Option for delay in Record video tools

    This is the initial release of Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.0.0 (519). Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.0.0 (519) includes 21 tools:

    1. Archive
    2. Block Camera
    3. Capture Area/Window/Screen
    4. Convert Video
    5. Do Not Disturb
    6. Do Not Sleep
    7. Download Video
    8. Eject Volumes
    9. Hide Desktop
    10. Launch
    11. Lock Screen
    12. Mute Microphone
    13. Record Area/Window/Screen
    14. Record Audio
    15. Take Photo
    16. Take Video
    17. Unarchive

    Includes 4 stand-alone tools:

    1. Download Video
    2. Convert Video
    3. Hide Desktop
    4. Do Not Sleep
     
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