When I was on PC i loved deskpins. Afloat is a similar app for mac.

I am having trouble getting the Github app to run after compiling and archiving with xCode. https://github.com/millenomi/afloat/

The only active download I could find for Afloat is here http://en.softonic.com/s/afloat:mac, but it doesn't seem to work with Mavericks.

I would think that there would be several alternatives, but apparently not. http://alternativeto.net/software/deskpins/?platform=mac

Unfortunately, the only applications I can get Afloat to work with are finder and Safari.

Can anyone help me get a Afloat or an alternative working with Mavericks?

  • Afloat has started to work a little better for me. – Bryan Dec 22 '13 at 9:38


This version of Afloat builds fine on Mavericks, and even has an added option "focus follows mouse".


Which features of Afloat do you use? or which features are you most interested in? I'm not familiar with deskpins...

If you're interested in the drag-from-anywhere or resize-from-anywhere features of Afloat (the only features I, personally, ever used frequently), there is an alternative that I just stumbled across called HyperDock that seems to do what I want, and it is Mavericks-compatible. It also has a few other features that might be useful, but I haven't really investigated them yet. It's not free, but if it works well (I'm still testing it), it'll be well worth the $10 for me.

If you're interested in the keep-on-top feature of Afloat, I haven't found any alternatives for that yet.

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    I am very satisfied with Shift and also Better Touch tool for resizing and moving windows. I am looking for keep on top. – Bryan Dec 22 '13 at 9:37

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