Parallels Access puts Mac and PC apps on your iPad for $79.99

Parallels is best known for its virtualization software that lets Mac owners seamlessly run Microsoft’s Windows OS. But today the company is taking up another mission: it’s attempting to bring desktop apps to the iPad in a way that’s intuitive and actually useful for consumers. Many have tried and failed; dozens of iOS applications already allow users to remotely control a PC or Mac with Apple’s tablet. But no clear favorite has emerged. Parallels previously gave it a shot with Parallels Mobile, an app that was quietly discontinued earlier this year. But with a new product called Parallels Access — which requires a separate $ 79.99 annual subscription for each computer you use it with — the company thinks it has found the right…

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