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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. It's great for watching stuff like online TV, streams or Youtube playlists in a small' 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 iPhone. The best alternative is OnTopReplica, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WindowWatcher are ZoomIt, Magnifixer, Glassbrick and Virtual Magnifying Glass.

WindowWatcher alternatives are mainly Screen Magnifiers but may also be Window Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WindowWatcher.
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  1. OnTopReplica icon

    OnTopReplica

    12 alternatives to OnTopReplica 

    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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    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!!

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    Lu9

    Pro: Easy to use, user friendly and functional Con: Less integration functionality (only single clicks)

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    ZoomIt

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
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    ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed...

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    1.  LightweightZoomIt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  PortableZoomIt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Magnifixer

    25 alternatives to Magnifixer 

    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.

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    Zorkzero

    not an window watcher but a magnifier

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    Glassbrick

    12 alternatives to Glassbrick 

    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.

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    1.  PortableGlassbrick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Virtual Magnifying Glass

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    16 alternatives to Virtual Magnifying Glass 

    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.

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    1.  PortableVirtual Magnifying Glass can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PiP for Mac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    14 alternatives to PiP for Mac 

    macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.

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    1.  Picture in PicturePiP for Mac allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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  7. Sticky Previews

    • Windows
    2 alternatives to Sticky Previews 

    Sticky Previews is a lightweight productivity tool that lets you create live previews of any window or a screen region of your choice. It keeps previews above all other applications like a sticky-note thus allowing you to monitor any background window in real time no matter...

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    Guest

    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.

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    Afloat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • SIMBL
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    Make any app able to float on top.

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    Picture In Picture

    • Mac
    • Google Chrome
    18 alternatives to Picture In Picture 

    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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    1.  Picture in PicturePicture In Picture allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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      OneLoupe

      13 alternatives to OneLoupe 

      OneLoupe is a customizable screen magnification tool. It runs in the system tray and can be activated by clicking on the icon or setting a HotKey.

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      1.  PortableOneLoupe can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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