Wine Alternatives for Mac
PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.
- - PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac is the most popular Mac alternative to Wine.
Comments about PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac as a Alternative to Wine
PlayOnLinux uses wine technology in a simple, easy to use user interface.1
CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.
- - CrossOver is the most popular Android alternative to Wine.
- - CrossOver is the most popular commercial alternative to Wine.
Comments about CrossOver as a Alternative to Wine
CrossOver is a commercial distribution of Wine that contributes to the upstream version - and it has much better install tools!0
Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.
Parallels Desktop Features
Comments about Parallels Desktop as a Alternative to Wine
Parallels Desktop is a virtualization software, Wine is a compatibility layer. They're not even remotely the same and do completely different things.1
Putting on a price for something incredible like this is not a surprise. It runs perfectly well on Mac, unlike VirtualBox that requires a lot of space and Wine as well. There's a 14-day free trial so there is no harm trying it. No credit card info, nothing. Just a bit of clearing up space and finding your Windows OS and you're good to go. It's pretty incredible I must say. Anyone who gave Wine a shot MUST try this one!-1
Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with you, making the most of your Windows software...
Comments about VMware Fusion as a Alternative to Wine
What both Fusion and Parallels do is completely different than what Wine does. This is NOT a good alternative.0
Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications
Opinions about Q4wine as a Alternative to Wine
Whisky provides a clean and easy to use graphical wrapper for Wine built in native SwiftUI. You can make and manage bottles, install and run Windows apps and games, and unlock the full potential of your Mac with no technical knowledge required.
WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.
The application has not been updated for almost three years: https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/, https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/It also does not support the latest versions of macOS: https://www.reddit.com/r/winehq/comments/j43ziq/comment/g7gqpk5/
Comments about WineBottler as a Alternative to Wine
I've used it for many apps0
Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose.Discontinued
Using Wineskin technology, Porting Kit is a PaulTheTall.com app that can install games and apps compiled for Microsoft Windows® in Mac OS X. It has access to a server where we store WSI files for more than 300 games, which can be installed by any Porting Kit user.
Porting Kit Features