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Helios Alternatives

Helios is described as 'floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to Helios for Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Pennywise, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Helios are Helium, Floating for YouTube™ Extension, Fluid Browser and HeliumLift.

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Helios is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work.

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  1. Pennywise icon

    Pennywise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to Pennywise 

    Pennywise opens any website or media in a small floating window that remains on top of all other applications. Pennywise windows stays up all the time. No need to keep struggling with alt + tab, use Pennywise for easy multitasking.

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    Helium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    15 alternatives to Helium 

    Helium is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is unavailable (domain for sale) and the last version (1.9) was released in October 2015. It can still be downloaded from the GitHub repository though.

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  3. Floating for YouTube™ Extension icon

    Floating for YouTube™ Extension

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    5 alternatives to Floating for YouTube™ Extension 

    Chrome extension that displays YouTube videos in a floating browser window.

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    1.  Ad-freeFloating for YouTube™ Extension doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. Fluid Browser icon

    Fluid Browser

    • Mac
    8 alternatives to Fluid Browser 

    Fluid is a floating browser built to view your favorite media like Netflix, Youtube and Hulu right alongside your work. Fluid works just like any other browser, however, once active Fluid only shows your media or web content hiding away all other features of thebrowser.

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    HeliumLift

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    8 alternatives to HeliumLift 

    HeliumLift is a revamp of Jaden Geller's floating browser window, Helium. Read the news, browse the web and do more all while watching your favorite show in a convenient Picture-in-Picture window. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch...

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    1.  Picture in PictureHeliumLift allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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    • Aurora floating browser icon

      Aurora floating browser

      • Mac
      9 alternatives to Aurora floating browser 

      Aurora is a floating browser window that lets you keep your favorite content on top and conveniently accessible through window opacity and a collapsible title bar.

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    • Glaze by Angelo Perrello icon

      Glaze by Angelo Perrello

      • Mac
      7 alternatives to Glaze by Angelo Perrello 

      Glaze is a floating browser built to view your favorite content right alongside your work!

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      1.  Picture in PictureGlaze by Angelo Perrello allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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