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    Picture In Picture Alternatives

    Picture In Picture is described as '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' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Picture In Picture for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Google Chrome. The best alternative is OnTopReplica, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Picture In Picture are Helium (Free, Open Source), Pennywise (Free, Open Source), PiPer (Free, Open Source) and PiP for Mac (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 26, 2021

    1. 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.
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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 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.



    2. 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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    3. PiPer is the browser extension to watch video Picture in Picture.
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    4. Clone any visibile window Crop the preview Auto and manual resize preserving the aspect ratio Multiple window preview from same process, cmd+n to open and cmd+w to close Pinch to zoom Click-through Opacity control


    5. 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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    6. 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.
    7. 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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      • 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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    8. 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.
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