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Helium Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Helium for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Pennywise, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Helium and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Helium are PiPer, PiP for Mac, Fluid Browser and HeliumLift.

Helium alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Helium.
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  • 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...

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  1. Pennywise icon

    Pennywise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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. PiPer icon

    PiPer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari

    PiPer is the browser extension to watch video Picture in Picture.

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  3. PiP for Mac icon

    PiP for Mac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.

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  4. Fluid Browser icon

    Fluid Browser

    • Mac

    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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  5. HeliumLift icon

    HeliumLift

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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    PiPifier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Safari

    PiPifier is a native macOS Safari extension that lets you use every HTML5 video in Picture in Picture mode.

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    Picture In Picture

    • Mac
    • Google Chrome

    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.

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  8. Aurora floating browser icon

    Aurora floating browser

    • Mac

    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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  9. Glaze by Angelo Perrello icon

    Glaze by Angelo Perrello

    • Mac

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

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