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Pennywise Alternatives

Pennywise is described as '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' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pennywise for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Google Chrome, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is OnTopReplica, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pennywise are Helium, PiP for Mac, Fluid Browser and HeliumLift.

Pennywise 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 Pennywise.
This page was last updated Jun 15, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. OnTopReplica

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A lightweight application that provides a real-time thumbnail replica of any window of your choice. OnTopReplica will stay always on top, allowing you to keep track of the original window while working and without having to keep the keyboard focus on it.

  2. Helium

    • 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.



  3. PiP for Mac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Floating for YouTube™ Extension

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

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

  7. PiP-Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PiP tool is a software to use the Picture in Picture mode on Windows. This feature allows you to watch content (video for example) in thumbnail format on the screen while continuing to use any other software on Windows.

  8. 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.

  9. Helios

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

    Official website/app unavailable.

  10. 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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