Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users aimed at enhancing Windows productivity. The available utilities include:
- - Microsoft PowerToys is the most popular Windows alternative to WindowTop.
- - Microsoft PowerToys is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WindowTop.
Microsoft PowerToys Features
MenuTools is a simple program that adds options for task priority, window transparency, and Always On Top to open dialog 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.Discontinued
The last release (3.5.1) is from April 2018.
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The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
Comments about DeskPins as a Alternative to WindowTop
Extremely small, does a very few needed functions, works with Windows 10x64, open source. Despite the program being hosted on neocities (ha, so 1998!), it does exactly what I want, is easy to use, and easy to remove.0
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.
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
"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.
Window on Top can be used to make any application topmost,that is to keep it above all other windows. This functionality is identical to the "Always on Top" setting found in some programs. With "Window on Top" you can add this feature to any program.
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
📣 This app is part of the Microsoft PowerToys bundle and cannot be downloaded separately.
PowerToys - Always on Top Features