Getting Started with
CrossOver Mac

When you’re working with new software, we understand that getting started is often the hardest part. That’s why we have provided an extensive range of resources to help you do just that.


Video Tutorials



Is the Windows Software you need to run on Mac in our Compatibility Database?

Learn How To:

Our frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ) section contains helpful information for getting started with CrossOver Mac. Some of our most popular questions are:

Install the Trial
Install a Known App
Run an App without an Icon
Install an Unknown App
Contact Us

If you are still having trouble getting started with CrossOver, contact our support staff. They will have you up and running in no time!

What’s Great in
CrossOver Mac

Not only is CrossOver easy to set-up, our CrossTie technology makes installing your Windows software simple, with one click installation. Effortlessly switch between Mac and Windows programs and play Windows games at native speeds.

Unlike other cross-platform compatibility solutions, CrossOver doesn’t require that you purchase a Windows license ($99) in order to run Windows software on your Mac – and with licenses starting as low as $39.95 USD, CrossOver is the most economical choice for running your Windows software on Mac.

Don’t dedicate gigabytes of hard drive space on your Mac by installing a Windows operating system on a virtual machine. Don’t reboot to switch between native Mac software and Windows software. CrossOver Mac, a 90 MB download, efficiently takes up only the amount of space your Windows programs requires and doesn’t require you to reboot.


Run More Windows programs than ever
with CrossOver Mac

With over 13,000 Windows programs in our compatibility database, CrossOver Mac can run the Windows software you need at home, in the office or at school. CrossOver runs the popular Windows accounting software like Quicken, business and office software like Microsoft Office, lifestyle and hobby software like RootsMagic and gaming software like Steam for Windows.

Check out our What Runs database to learn what Windows software customers are using with CrossOver, and then download our 14-day, fully-functional trial of CrossOver Mac and see the magic of CrossOver for yourself.


Steam, Quicken, Microsoft Office, Enterprise Architect
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