Best DeskPins Alternatives

    DeskPins is described as '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' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DeskPins for Windows,, Windows Explorer, SIMBL and Mac. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DeskPins are PinWin (Free, Open Source), DM2 (Free, Open Source), FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source) and WindowTop (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. MenuTools is a simple program that extends the basic functionality of the Windows system menu. Main features - Process priority - Window transparency - Always on top - Minimize to tray
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      convenient AF!! and exactly what I wanted
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

    2. 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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons® (unique feature!) freeing both task bar and tray bar space.


      Last version is from 2007

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    3. FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own "private" dialog boxes for these functions, you wont see our FileBox buttons, sorry.


      FileBox eXtender is no longer supported. The binary builds and source code are available for download.

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    4. Easly set any window on top, just move the mouse to the top area of the window. a small button will show up - click on it and you will see the 'SET TOP' option. In addition you also have 'SET OPACITY', 'CLICK THROUGH', 'SET DARK' and more!.
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    5. Like the "Always on Top" feature that some programs have? TurboTop lets you set any window to be "Always on Top!" Taskbar With TurboTop Icon (to the far right)


      Last version is from 2016. See release date:

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    6. Keep windows afloat (heh) on top of all others. Pin windows to the desktop. Move windows from anywhere, not just the title bar. Turn a window into an "overlay" on your screen that doesn't hinder your work.
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    7. Simply double-click programs systray icon, and then left click the title of the window wanted to be Always on top.... Cool feature: Windows shake when set to stay on top, with the aforementioned method.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, v1.00.0b, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website. Site unavailable. But you still can download by this link (from official site):!

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    8. Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows (Always on Top, Minimize to Tray, Minimize to Caption, Specify Transparency, Position window at left/right of screen).
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    9. "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.
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