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Matthew Bibby

Yep, I'm a Mac user. I use VMWare Fusion to run Windows, however, I wish it wasn't required.

Having to maintain a Windows VM and well, use Windows, is annoying.

Windows sucks. It's so opinionated. Just install Edge and make if default? Sure, why not... it's not like I'd already decided what my default browser was!

Want to restart your computer? Just wait a couple of hours while Windows installs updates you don't need. Want to skip these for now and install them later? Bad luck. It's Windows, you don't get a say.

It would have been great if Articulate could have continued the development of a Mac version of SL, rather than deciding the demand wasn't there for it.

The biggest thing to keep in mind with running Parallels or VMWare is that you'll want more RAM. What you have will be split between Mac and Windows. I personally have 32GB installed on my iMac, with 16GB available to the VM when it's running. 

Before I upgraded the RAM, I had 8GB allocated to each operating system. This would become problematic with my more complex SL builds (although for basic stuff it was fine). 

john faulkes

I use Mac for the reasons others have set out above, and have to have Parallels, just for Storyline. Most all of the other software I use is available in Windows and Mac versions, including Office 365, and Adobe Creative Cloud. ALL cheaper than Articulate 360. It's a real pain. Every time I start parallels and Storyline, immediately i get a warning to free up RAM. Thank heavens Rise works in a mac browser.

You would think, that as Mac is a natural environment for creative apps (as said above) that it would be straightforward to develop a mac version (especially if you'd had 10 years to do it).

Ryan Bell

I have a 2017 iMac with about 48G RAM. I actually don't use Parallels or VM. I just use the bootcamp partition and use my Mac as a Windows machine when I need to develop in SL. Works fine for me...buuuuuut I really wish there was a native SL version for Mac. So many times I've fudged up keystrokes by pressing COMMAND instead of CONTROL. lol.

John Morley

A Mac bigot myself, a Windows machine is forced on me at work, and that’s how I use Storyline. Were I to return to the freelance world, I would probably just buy a Windows computer to run Storyline. The cost of what Windows computers now go for is a bargain compared with the frustrations I am reading in this forum and just the annual subscription to Storyline 360.

Colette Perkins

Hello, Liz.

Perhaps you could provide me some tips. I recently installed Parallels and Windows 10 on my Mac. I am experiencing very high latency in Storyline 360. I disabled Shared Profiles and installed 360 in the Windows environment. I also double-checked some settings that Parallel recommended, but it has not helped the situation. Any suggestions on settings I could check? I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Colette Perkins

Perhaps someone could provide me some tips. I recently installed Parallels and Windows 10 on my Macbook Air. I am experiencing very high latency in Storyline 360. I disabled Shared Profiles and installed 360 in the Windows environment. I also double-checked some settings that Parallel recommended, but it has not helped the situation. Any suggestions on settings I could check? I would GREATLY appreciate it! Is there a certain amount of RAM that I should have on my Macbook Air? I show 8 GB. If that is not enough, I guess I will not be able to use Parallels.