Helium
Helium
2.0

5.0

Helium free download for Mac

Helium

2.0
14 November 2016

Floating browser window.

Overview

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.

Look your work in the eye - Helium supports a customizable translucency mode that allows you to simultaneously see your content and your work. Even cooler, Helium does not intercept mouse clicks when it is translucent! That's right, you can still click, drag, scroll, even flick behind your floating content. When you want to interact with the browser again, just click the icon in the dock and you're back in control.

More than fun - Helium is useful for all kinds of multitasking, not just television and movies. Imagine keeping your Google Hangouts or Slacker window above the rest while you collaborate, or watching tutorials and reading documentation while programming -- the possibilities are endless!

What's new in Helium

Version 2.0:
  • New major version
  • Now available only from the Mac App Store

4 Helium Reviews

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Todd-MacUpdate
23 October 2015

Most helpful

This app is really slick. I've been using it to keep Google Hangouts in view while working in other apps/browsers. Good idea, well executed.
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Version 1.6
Big Johnson
07 November 2015
Use the "Developer website" link above to download version 1.9.
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Version 1.8
Turquoise
06 November 2015
I wish so much this would become an alternative to the excellent but outdated Afloat by allowing, not only the browser window, but any window to be kept on top of others.
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Version 1.8
2 answer(s)
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
10 November 2015
It does open files and float the contents of those, and does videos especially. Check out Tuck and ScreenFloat as well. Also, very cool apps. Also, there's always stickies which can float text notes nicely.
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Turquoise
Turquoise
11 November 2015
@Philosopherdog - Unfortunately, none can keep any app's window, like Calculator for example, on top of others.
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
02 November 2015
Helium is a translucent, floating browser window. Some great ideas are self-evident, requiring only a brief explanation for their impressive qualities to take hold and excite. But more often than not, it takes actually seeing something in action for it to dawn on you how incredibly revolutionary it can be for you. So when a coworker suggested Helium for Google Hangouts and I tried it out, in an instant, the app entirely justified its place on my Mac. In a few clicks and keystrokes, I was video chatting on a see-through window, free to fill my screen with the tabs and documents that I typically have to keep entirely or at least partially hidden away while participating in a conference, and free to click directly through the video chat, onto things that were still visible behind the window. A super simple interface emphasizes Helium’s no-nonsense approach: enter a URL, enable translucency, select opacity, and you’re on your way. In order to make any changes to your browser window you’ll need to switch applications back over to Helium since it doesn’t register clicks when the app isn’t at the front, but that’s part of the beauty of the app. It’s minimalist in all the best ways: no unsightly address or bookmark bar adorns the browser window. With such an emphasis on simultaneously streamlining the browser but keeping it fully-featured, Helium doesn’t sport the most fluid browsing experience, but the whole point is for a page to be loaded and then set aside, meaning the moment-to-moment browsing experience is almost entirely unimportant. Give it a try and you’ll love what you (can now always) see.
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Version 1.8
Todd-MacUpdate
23 October 2015
This app is really slick. I've been using it to keep Google Hangouts in view while working in other apps/browsers. Good idea, well executed.
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
joe-macupdate
joe-macupdate
23 October 2015
I also love helium!
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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