Afloat Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Afloat for Windows, Mac, Linux, Opera, Firefox and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 18 apps similar to Afloat.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/1/2020 5:45:00 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

    • 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 instead Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree

    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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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  • PinWin

    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. Features: - Pin windows from list in system tray - Directly select window from screen - Global shortcut for selecting windows - Runs quietly in background and does not need installation

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • PiP-Tool

    PiP tool is a software to use the Picture in Picture mode on Windows. This feature allows you to watch content (video for example) in thumbnail format on the screen while continuing to use any other software on Windows. To use this tool, select a window and the region of the window, then validate. A new window (Always on the top) will appear with the selected region.

    Free Open Source Windows

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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

    "Window On Top" is a small gadget made by 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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