Keep windows afloat (heh) on top of all others.Pin windows to the desktop.

  • Mac OS X

Keep windows afloat (heh) on top of all others.
Pin windows to the desktop.
Move windows from anywhere, not just the title bar.
Turn a window into an "overlay" on your screen that doesn't hinder your work.
Show a window's file in the Finder with nothing more than your keyboard.
Resize windows from anywhere, not just the edges, and more.
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Link to official Afloat site

Official Website
Afloat was added by timhoeck in Jul 2011 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Afloat in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Afloat or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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  • 1


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  • 1


    Commercial | Mac

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  • This application has been discontinued. "no link at website."

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    Commercial by Jiulong Zhao | Mac

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  • 1


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    Duplicate Windows

    Commercial by Fabián Cañas | Mac

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