3 Ways to Get ZimmWriter on Mac Right Now!

Last updated: Jun 29, 2023

This video is about three different ways to get ZenWriter running on a Mac, including using Parallels, Crossover, and Wine emulation.

This video by Ranking Tactics was published on May 20, 2023.
Video length: 15:31.

This video is a tutorial on how to get ZenWriter, a content generation tool, running on a Mac.

The video discusses three different methods to achieve this: using Parallels, a software that allows running Windows applications on a Mac; using Crossover, a program by Code Weavers that emulates Windows on a Mac; and using Boot Camp, a built-in utility on Mac that allows dual-booting with Windows.

The video explains the pros and cons of each method and provides step-by-step instructions on how to set them up.

  • There are three easy ways to get ZenWriter running on a Mac: Parallels, Crossover, and Wine emulation.
  • Parallels allows you to run a Windows application on your Mac and is compatible with both M1 and Intel Macs.
  • Crossover is a software that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac and is easier to set up compared to Wine.
  • Wine is a free emulation software that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac and may have more limitations compared to Parallels and Crossover.
  • Crossover is less expensive than Parallels and can be installed by downloading the application and creating a bottle.
  • After installing ZimWriter on Crossover, you can run it by double-clicking on the launcher, but some functionalities may be different or require adjustments.
  • Crossover uses less energy and memory compared to Parallels and is a good choice if you don't need to use magic commands.
  • Parallels requires a Windows license to use and allows you to run a full copy of Windows on your Mac.
  • Crossover is a more affordable option that does not require a Windows license and is easy to set up.
  • A Windows VPS is a cloud-based solution that allows you to access ZenWriter from anywhere, but it requires a higher bandwidth internet connection.

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Introduction

  • This video is for Mac users who want to run ZenWriter on their Mac.
  • There are three easy ways to get ZenWriter running on a Mac.
  • Don't let the platform stop you from generating a return on your investment.
  • The three methods are Parallels, Crossover, and Wine emulation.
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Parallels

  • Parallels allows you to run a Windows application on your Mac.
  • You need a license for Parallels, which costs $100 per year.
  • You also need a Windows 11 license key, which can be purchased for $20.
  • Parallels is compatible with both M1 and Intel Macs.
  • It is fast and allows you to drag and drop files between Mac and Windows.
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Crossover

  • Crossover is a software by Code Weavers that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac.
  • It is based on the free emulation software called Wine.
  • Crossover is easier to set up compared to Wine.
  • It does not require a Windows license key.
  • Crossover is compatible with both M1 and Intel Macs.
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Wine Emulation

  • Wine is a free emulation software that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac.
  • Setting up Wine can be technical and involves multiple steps.
  • It does not require a Windows license key.
  • Wine is compatible with both M1 and Intel Macs.
  • Wine may have more limitations compared to Parallels and Crossover.
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Installing Crossover

  • Crossover is a shell that makes it easy to run Windows applications on a Mac.
  • It is less expensive than Parallels, with a yearly fee of $74 or a one-time fee of $500.
  • To install Crossover, you download the application and click install.
  • You create a bottle (a virtual environment) and select the exe file of the application you want to run.
  • After the installation, you can run the application by clicking on the launcher.
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Running ZimWriter on Crossover

  • After installing ZimWriter on Crossover, you can run it by double-clicking on the launcher.
  • ZimWriter will run normally, but the magic command triggers may need to be adjusted.
  • Instead of using control keys for magic commands, you may need to use a combination of control and shift keys.
  • Copying and pasting may require using the command key instead of the magic command.
  • Overall, ZimWriter can be used on Crossover, but some functionalities may be different or require adjustments.
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Comparison with Parallels

  • Crossover uses less energy and memory compared to Parallels.
  • Magic bands may not work as well on Crossover compared to Parallels.
  • Crossover is less expensive from a licensing standpoint.
  • If you don't need to use magic commands, Crossover is a good choice.
  • One downside is that you need to delete and reinstall the bottle in Crossover when updates are released.
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Option 1: Using Parallels

  • Parallels is a software that allows you to run Windows on your Mac.
  • You need to upgrade to the latest version of Parallels to use ZenWriter.
  • Parallels allows you to run a full copy of Windows on your Mac.
  • You can use ZenWriter on Parallels by starting up Windows and running the application.
  • Parallels requires a Windows license to use.
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Option 2: Using Crossover

  • Crossover is another software that allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac.
  • You can use ZenWriter on Crossover without needing a Windows license.
  • Crossover is a more affordable option compared to Parallels.
  • It is easy to set up ZenWriter on Crossover by following the installation process.
  • Crossover does not require a full copy of Windows to run.
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Option 3: Using a Windows VPS

  • A Windows VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a cloud-based solution to run Windows applications.
  • You can access ZenWriter through a remote desktop session on the Windows VPS.
  • Windows VPS requires a more powerful internet connection compared to other options.
  • You can access ZenWriter from any device with a remote desktop connection.
  • Windows VPS is a reliable and secure option, and you can set up other applications like Dropbox on it.
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Choosing the Best Option

  • Parallels is a good option if you already have a Windows license and want a full copy of Windows on your Mac.
  • Crossover is a more affordable option that does not require a Windows license.
  • A Windows VPS is a cloud-based solution that allows you to access ZenWriter from anywhere, but it requires a higher bandwidth internet connection.
  • The best option depends on your specific needs and preferences.
  • Consider factors like cost, resource usage, and mobility when choosing the right option for you.

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