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    Stay On Top Alternatives

    Stay On Top is described as 'Set a window to stay on top with this single-function but handy application'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Stay On Top for Windows, Windows Explorer, SIMBL and Mac. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Stay On Top are SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), DeskPins (Free, Open Source), PinWin (Free, Open Source) and TurboTop (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 29, 2019
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    Set a window to stay on top with this single-function but handy application.
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    1. MenuTools is a simple program that extends the basic functionality of the Windows system menu.
    2. SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:


    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated.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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      Pin any window to be always on top of the screen. PinWin is a minimal Windows system tray application that allows you to pin any windows to the top of the screen with one click.
    4. Like the "Always on Top" feature that some programs have? TurboTop lets you set any window to be "Always on Top!"

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2016. See release date: http://www.savardsoftware.com/turbotop/download.asp



    5. Set window on top, make it dark, transparent and more.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • SIMBL
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      Make any app able to float on top.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      Simply double-click programs systray icon, and then left click the title of the window wanted to be Always on top.... Cool feature: Windows shake when set to stay on top, with the aforementioned method.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, v1.00.0b, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website. Site unavailable. But you still can download by this link (from official site): http://www.mediafire.com/file/t8twzc1q69zbhwq/Stick-It! v1.00.0b.zip

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
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      PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options. The extra menus are: Priority, Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

    6. "Window On Top" is a small gadget made by Compzets.com 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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