Developer: NES Software

Current Version: 1.7

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 140.9 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 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.

- You can look at to get some information how good your application might work with WinOnX which is an ongoing project. In case your Windows application does not work at the moment, there is a good chance that it will work after one of the next updates.

- 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 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:

- Update to Wine 1.8
- Sandbox warning

New In Version 1.6:
- Fixes for Yosemite

New In Version 1.5:
- Fixed compatibility bugs related to OS-X 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
- Fixed a bug which caused problems during secure authentication
- Updated to Wine 1.4.1

New In Version 1.4:
With WinOnX 1.4, you can now install as many Virtual Machines (VM) as you like. This has the following advantages:
- You can install programs completely separate from each other.
- Programs can be launched with different system settings.
- Instead of deinstalling programs, you can just delete the appropriate VM.
Furthermore, a lot of bugs especially related to keyboard entries and the installation process of new programs were fixed.

New In Version 1.3:
- Added "File" menu for native OSX support to create multiple windows and open files
- Update to 'Wine 1.4'
- Improved 'Support Center'
- Several bug fixes

New In Version 1.2:
- WinOnX Support Center for automatic problem analysis
- Programs are started with a double click of the mouse
- Several languages are supported within the program
- Better support for multiple printers
- Improvement of full-screen view
- Crashes are kept under better surveillance
- Log files for every program
- Many minor bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by greentiger90402

It’s great for five bucks! - For my needs this app is perfect. After many years using Windows for creative projects I decided to change to Mac. A couple of simple programs I use for storyboarding and animation lip synching did not run on my Macbook. Everything I have tried using WinOnX has worked so far, even a program that would NOT work on my windows 8 computer. I think the bad reviews here are from people who expect this app to create a fully functional PC. I don’t think you should expect that for five bucks, but what you can expect is to be able to run small Windows programs without much hassle. I’m not saying it’s for everyone or that it will work on everyting, but it worked for me so I’m giving it five stars.

Found helpful by 18 out of 22 people
Version 1.5
Review by BlkPanther66

Disgusted - I purchased this App prior to seeing the reviews, bad move. I tried to keep an open mind hoping the reviews would be wrong, but they are not. I have yet to find anything that will open and work in this App. I wasted money, time, and now study time to write a review about this horrible App. The Attorney General should see that this company refunds every single person that patronized them.

Found helpful by 53 out of 59 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7
Review by tblog123

Waste of money! - Didn’t work at all! Thought it was worth a shot for $7.99 but doesn’t do anything!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people