Running Windows Software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac

Who said you cannot run Windows software in Mac OS? You can do that! By using PlayOnmac, you can run various Windows software in Mac OS easily.

PlayOnMac is a Windows emulator application you can get for free here:

http://www.playonmac.com/en/download.html

Running Windows Software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac

Running Windows Software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac

Running Windows Software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac

Running Windows Software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac

After you downloaded and installed it, you can run directly various Windows application in Mac.

How PlayOnMac works is similar like Wine in Linux, just the usage is far more easier than Wine. Some advantages to run Windows software in Mac OS using PlayOnMac are:

  • You don’t have to have Windows license to run PlayOnMac
  • It is made according to Wine, so it will have the same simplicity to be permutated by advanced user.
  • PlayOnMac is a free application.

It’s true not all Windows software is able to run via PlayOnMac. All Windows software in PlayOnMac app list are guaranteed to run 100% without problems. But if it’s not in app list, you can try it first, whether it’s able to run smoothly or not.

Besides its downside, PlayOnMac is still a promising application for you who have just migrated from Windows to Mac OS.. or for anyone who used Mac OS and eager to try various Windows software in his/her beloved Mac.


Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

  • jdh

    It’s a lovely idea and I wish them well with developing this app, which aims to be a free alternative to CrossOver.  However, the number of apps supported at this time doesn’t justify it as anything other than a demo of a future app.  Most of the software it supports already have Mac equivalents (free), so the list — already small — is “padded.”  It contains few major programs.  And what does it mean that Office 2010 activation (as opposed to Office 2007, say, which is listed w/o “activation”) is supported??

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