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    Afloat Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Afloat for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is PureRef, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Afloat and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Afloat are PiP for Mac, LayerX, Picture In Picture and AfloatX.

    Afloat is mainly a Image Viewer but alternatives to it may also be Window Managers or Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Afloat.
    This page was last updated Mar 21, 2022
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    Make any app able to float on top.
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      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.
    1. macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.
      PiP for Mac vs Afloat opinions
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      ZooterZoot 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.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      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
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    2. An intuitive app to display transparent images on screen.
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      LayerX vs Afloat opinions
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      lennard123 only for pictures but easy and simple
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. Picture in Picture (PiP) allows watching videos from the internet while working at a computer. Using unique algorithms, the program finds videos on web pages and allows to open them in a floating window, that remains in the front.
    4. 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.
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      ZooterZoot It's a more modern version of Afloat that works with MacForge instead of MySIMBL
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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    5. 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.
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      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?
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      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.
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      Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease.
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      Overlay2 is like digital tracing paper for your computer. It opens a semi-transparent floating image over video capture or editing software, or 3D modelling software, so you can use the image as a reference or positioning guide.
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      Floating and image and floating an app window are two different things.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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