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Now that we're in an age of apps, and no matter what platform you're using, you can pretty much find an app that will do anything you want, I thought that the days of the "toolbox" of utilities were over.
Parallels proved me wrong with this when they first introduced their Parallels Toolbox suite of utilities a few years ago, and over time and through continuous updates that suite has only gotten better.
What is Parallels Toolbox?
It's a suite of over 30 tools and utilities for both Mac and Windows that all focus on doing one job, but they do that one job superbly well.
The idea behind Parallels Toolbox is to allow "everyone to make the most out of their Mac or PC -- without learning complicated system settings."
And it does this.
Another powerful and comforting aspect of having Parallels Toolbox installed on my systems is that I don't need to download many different apps. If I want to make a barcode or make a GIF or free up RAM or record the screen or unzip files or do one of over two dozen other things, I can do it all from one place.