WinOnX 2 Pro

Developer: NES Software

Current Version: 2.1.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 140.1 MB - Download


Run your Windows applications on OSX without the need of buying a Windows license. Well, you even do not need to install Windows. Just download WinOnX and you are ready to go within 2 minutes.

- WinOnX now runs inside the OS X Sandbox. You can choose, which folders are accessible by WinOnX.
- Optimised for the new OS X 10.11 security model.
- Build-in .NET support using the Mono library.
- OS X full screen support.
- Many improvements under the hood.

In case your application does not work with WinOnX please drop us a note at We always try to improve the quality based upon your feedback.

WinOnX should only be used for applications which are not available for OSX. Whenever an application is available for OSX, we strongly recommend to use this version.

WinOnX is based on the open source Wine project. It is a layer which redirects the communication between an application and Windows to OSX. As a result not all applications are fully compatible. Most applications run fine, some run even faster but also some run slower or even crash.


Release Notes:

High Sierra Support
Better Online Error Analysis


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.6
Review by vak737

Not intuitive, limited usability - Zero stars if possible, I took a chance with this app, it is worthless. Spend the money for an actual windows emulator if that is what you need.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.1
Review by John Signorello

Do Not Waste Your Money - This is garbage. The $8 price seemed too good to be true. But since it was in the venerable app store, I figured it had to work. WRONG * no user doc *help link give you an empty page *completely unintuitive interface I would give this zero stars if I could. The WinOnX 2 PRO Support link next to this review box doesn’t even work!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.1
Review by seanlynott86

Works Fine - I picked this up to play a few PC games I was missing out on. The games run fine and I totally feel like I got my money’s worth.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.1
Review by Boca pilot

Great for me - IF it works for the windows applications you use then it is a great app. It works very well for my app, and I have been using it for about 5 years. I wish They made a 64 bit version so newer applications will also work. Now it seems to only run programs that will run using windows xp. That is fine for me but it would be a homer if it got updated. I am sure it is not trivial given what it does. I use Parallels also but find that WINONX2 runs virtually instantaneously. It does take a little figuring out to use and there is no documentation, BUT, once you get use to it it works great.Finding your files and figuring out how to load your programs is the biggest problem in the beginning. UPDATE 12/19/17 Just got a note from the developer asking me about my issue with only running xp. I DID NOT know that there is a setting in the system setup that allows you to choose which version of windows it is running. I changed the windows from XP to windows 10 and the newer version of the UPSTART program I use runs perfectly! The error I was getting before said “The operating system is not adequate for running Upstart”. After I changed the setup setting to windows 10, it loaded and runs perfectly. Thanks for the tip. Lke I said, a little more documentation would help, but I am grateful for this program and use it daily.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people