Nail it! Alternatives

    Nail it! is described as 'Nail It is an ancient but tiny utility that lets you make any window stay on top of other windows temporarily' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to Nail it! for Windows, Windows Explorer, Mac and SIMBL. The best alternative is DeskPins, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nail it! are WindowTop (Freemium, Open Source), Afloat (Free, Open Source), Window On Top by (Free) and Stay On Top (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. DeskPins 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.


      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.32, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. "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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Set a window to stay on top with this single-function but handy application.
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