Helios Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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.

      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.

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.
    4. Open YouTube video in Floating Mini Player for YouTube™. This extension requires Floating for YouTube™ App. You can download this App here: https://chrome.google.
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    5. Multitask with ease. Helix 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.
    6. 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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    7. Glaze is a floating browser built to view your favorite content right alongside your work!
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