The best part is that you will run them within the Mac operating system, without having to restart the computer. Since you will not be using virtualization software either, you will not have to acquire a Windows license.
Easy to install software solution that allows you to deploy Windows apps on your Mac
The PlayOnMac installation process is reduced to a simple drag and drop to the Application’s folder, but the archive also includes an uninstaller package that you must run to completely remove the utility.
PlayOnMac provides support for running a wide collection of Windows app, which are organized into various categories: to view a complete list, or to add an app, navigate to the Supported Software page on the developer’s website.
Effortlessly browse the list of available software and install the ones you want to use
To make sure everything goes smoothly, the first time you launch the app it will check if XQuartz is installed on your Mac (it is required by Wine): if not, PlayOnMac will offer to help you download and install the XQuartz system.
The next step is to browse the app’s database and press the install button placed in the bottom right corner of the PlayOnMac’s Install menu window. However, take into consideration that some apps also have an official Mac version released: running the native version is recommended.
Simple solution for installing Windows utilities on your Mac with minimal effort
PlayOnMac is employing the Wine compatibility layer app to run Windows apps on your Mac, without using virtualization software or a separate Windows image. The novelty is that PlayOnMac comes with a collection of supported software that you can install through the app, in no time, without having to manually download and deploy the utilities.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on October 20th, 2014
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- Support for wxpython 3.0
- Compatibility with next version of Mac OS (10.10 Yosemite, tested on DP7)
- Mac OS: the bundled wine version is now 1.7.26, and uses winemac drv (far less XQuartz depencies)
- Mention URL in POL_Download and POL_Download_Resource error messages (should help with user support)
Application descriptionPlayOnMac is an intuitive OS X application that enables you to easily install and run various games and software desig...