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  • OnTopReplica icon

    OnTopReplica

    A lightweight application that provides a real-time thumbnail replica of any window of your choice. OnTopReplica will stay always on top, allowing you to keep track of the original window while working and without having to keep the...

    Open Source Windows

  • DeskPins

    DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area (a.k.a. taskbar tray) and click on any window. This...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.30, released in June 2004, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • Stay On Top

    Set a window to stay on top with this single-function but handy application.

    Free Windows

  • LayerX icon

    LayerX

    An intuitive app to display transparent images on screen.

    Open Source Mac

  • Window On Top by Compzets.com icon

    Window On Top by Compzets.com

    "Window On Top" is a small gadget made by Compzets.com which keeps any specific window on top of other windows. It does not have any user-interface (UI), it just sits on your tray bar and works with only a single keyboard...

    Free Windows

  • DuplicateWindows icon

    DuplicateWindows

    Visually copy a window on the Mac Duplicate Windows visually copies any window in Mac OS X live and on-the-fly. It’s like display mirroring for individual windows! I created the tool to display windows across multiple monitors in...

    Commercial Mac

  • Nail it! icon

    Nail it!

    Nail It is an ancient but tiny utility that lets you make any window stay on top of other windows temporarily. It resides in the system tray, has three options "Nail", "Un-Nail" and "About"

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued no link at website.
  • WindowWatcher

    WindowWatcher is a free hybrid window magnifier and remote control spy. It gives Windows the ability to have proper and resizable picture-in-picture support above and beyond Aero Snap. It's great for watching stuff like online TV...

    Free Windows

  • Overlay2 icon

    Overlay2

    Overlay2 is like digital tracing paper for your computer. It opens a semi-transparent floating image over video capture or editing software, or 3D modelling software, so you can use the image as a reference or positioning guide.

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Floating and image and floating an app window are two different things.
      Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Duplicate Windows icon

    Duplicate Windows

    Duplicate Windows allows for the graphical duplication of any window in Mac OS X, live and on-the-fly.

    Commercial Mac

  • Uberlayer icon

    Uberlayer

    With the Uberlayer app you can put floating images on top of your computer screen. Maybe you want to proof a design to the pixel, watermark a presentation or always have that special picture of your mother on top?

    Commercial Mac

  • Overlay icon

    Overlay

    A frame that allows you to have an image or even PDF displayed semi-transparently in front of everything. It enables you to copy, trace, or compare designs, images, and documents with ease, since you can lock the frame and make it...

    Commercial Mac

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  • GluePrint icon

    GluePrint

    Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease. Use GluePrint to implement your interfaces pixel perfect. Simply open a mockup and lock it on top of your work to see how it compares. Position with the...

    Commercial Mac

  • PixelPerfect icon

    PixelPerfect

    This extension helps develop your websites with per pixel accuracy! Extension for web developers and markup designers. This extension allows developers to put a semi-transparent image overlay over the top of the developed HTML and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

Afloat Comments

No free always-on-top for mac, O RLY?

Negative Comment by AnonA2PL
about Afloat May 2015

Hard to find free app that can make every app afloat, on windows it's free. Damn patent trolling! Maybe there's a torrent or something.

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