Afloat Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Afloat for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small PiP for Mac iconPiP for Mac, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 18 alternatives to Afloat and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Afloat are Small Picture In Picture iconPicture In Picture (Paid), Small LayerX iconLayerX (Free, Open Source), Small Duplicate Windows iconDuplicate Windows (Paid) and Small AfloatX iconAfloatX (Free, Open Source).

Make any app able to float on top. If you're looking for more info about Afloat like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

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

Alternatives to Afloat for Mac with any license

  • 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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  • 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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  • AfloatX

    An alternative to Afloat that lives in the dock icon menu. Although AfloatX has some of the same features as Afloat, it is not meant to be a clone. AfloatX is a simple and unobtrusive plugin made to add some additional window management features. Current Features Keep window on top (floating window) Keep window on behind all other windows Transient mode: Always come to focus in current space.

    Free Open Source Mac

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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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  • 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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