Afloat Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Afloat for Mac, Windows, Linux, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 14 apps similar to Afloat.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 12/3/2018 5:06:00 PM

Alternatives to Afloat for all platforms with any license

  • 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 keyboard focus on it. You may also crop regions out of the original window, for instance removing GUI elements from your video player or browser, thus allowing you to watch movies or youtube videos in a corner of your monitor while working.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • PiP for Mac

    Clone any visibile window Crop the preview Auto and manual resize preserving the aspect ratio Multiple window preview from same process, cmd+n to open and cmd+w to close Pinch to zoom Click-through Opacity control

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • 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 functionality is identical to the "Always on Top" setting found in some programs. With DeskPins you can add this feature to any program!

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.32, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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  • Duplicate Windows

    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 extended desktop mode during presentations. It’s proven useful to watch web videos over other windows as demonstrated below, or to keep an eye on windows I’m not actively using. I’m certain that there are yet undiscovered uses for such Duplicate Windows.

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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 shortcut. Usage: Just focus on any window you want to keep on TOP. Press Ctrl+T to activate "Window On Top" on that window, use the same shortcut to deactivate.

    Free Windows

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  • 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, streams or Youtube playlists in a small corner of your workspace while working in the rest of it.

    Free Windows

  • Overlay2

    What Overlay2 does I run a photo studio in London, and I was looking for software that would enable me to make a semi-transparent floating window on my computer. I wanted to be able to open any image to use as a floating positioning guide over the actual image that I'm shooting. I use Adobe Lightroom for image capture, and I wanted to be able to float the art-director's layout over my photo in Lightroom, to check that my shot was a good fit.

    • Floating and image and floating an app window are two different things. Guest • Sep 2015 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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 undisturbed by mouse gestures.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • 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 arrow keys and scroll to adjust the transparency.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • 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 perform per pixel comparison between them.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer ... Chrome Safari Opera Firefox

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