PureRef was created to be a simple and lightweight tool for artists to organize and view their reference images. Image can be scaled and collage can also be made.
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- - PureRef is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Afloat.
- - PureRef is the most popular free alternative to Afloat.
- LightweightPureRef consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Ad-freePureRef doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
- Works OfflinePureRef can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
- PortablePureRef can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
The last version (1.11.1) was released in August 2020. https://www.pureref.com/changelog.php
MenuTools is a simple program that adds options for task priority, window transparency, and Always On Top to open dialog windows.
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- - MenuTools is the most popular Open Source alternative to Afloat.
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.Discontinued
The last release (3.5.1) is from April 2018.
📣 This app is part of the Microsoft PowerToys bundle and cannot be downloaded separately.Suggest and vote on features
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Pin any window to be always on top of the screen. PinWin is a minimal Windows system tray application that allows you to pin any windows to the top of the screen with one click.
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The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.32, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.Suggest and vote on features
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Allows you to keep a copy of a window on top for reference. Not as good as keeping the original window on top but helpful in many use cases.0Guest
I need a transparent terminal window above my (active) browser/text editor. If I make the terminal transparent, the PIP window stays opaque and just gets darker instead0
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It's a more modern version of Afloat that works with MacForge instead of MySIMBL0
An intuitive app to display transparent images on screen.
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only for pictures but easy and simple0
"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.Suggest and vote on features
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