WindowWatcher Alternatives

    WindowWatcher is described as 'free hybrid window magnifier and remote control spy. It gives Windows the ability to have proper and resizable picture-in-picture support above and beyond Aero Snap' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WindowWatcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is OnTopReplica, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WindowWatcher are ZoomIt (Free), PiP for Mac (Free, Open Source), Glassbrick (Free) and Magnifixer (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 2, 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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      OnTopReplica vs WindowWatcher opinions
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      Spiral_Plus OnTopReplica is in all regards better than WindowWatcher. It has more features and fewer bugs. It feels more premium and yet is free!!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Lu9 Pro: Easy to use, user friendly and functional Con: Less integration functionality (only single clicks)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations.


    3. 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
    4. Glassbrick is a screen magnifier that makes zooming your screen quick and easy. It allows you to change the colours of your screen to enhance readability. It’s also customisable, lightweight, fast and efficient.
    5. Magnifixer is a screen magnifier utility. You can place it anywhere on your screen, make it any size you want and select a zoom level. Magnifixer will always show the area of your screen where the mouse cursor resides.
      Magnifixer vs WindowWatcher opinions
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      Zorkzero not an window watcher but a magnifier
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    6. Virtual Magnifying Glass, a free, open source, screen magnification program for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Free full version download and instructions for use. Latest Features:
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    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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    8. Sticky Previews is a lightweight productivity tool that lets you create live previews of any window or a screen region of your choice.
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      It's easy to select regions and adjust them - click and drag. Also easy to create another monitoring region. Feels nice and easy to work with overall.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    9. 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.
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    10. Duplicate Windows visually copies any window in Mac OS X live and on-the-fly. It’s like display mirroring for individual windows! I created the tool to display windows across multiple monitors in extended desktop mode during presentations.
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