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Multitask with ease.
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!
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Great at what it does, want it to do more.
First of all, if you're looking for this app, you'll probably end up loving it. Adjusting translucency is easy, and there are shortcuts for everything
Things that could make me love the app more:
1) When using cmd L to enter a URL, it would be nice if the typing cursor was automatically placed in the url bar.
2) I cannot seem to get this app to open a jpg, and i imagine there are some other common files it cannot open. If helium could do this, it would nearly be a full browser. Would be awesome for holding up a screenshot of notes translucent over another program
Saved my LIFE
Helium ACTUALLY saved my life. Here I am, a college freshman, interning at a small business over the break. Of course, being an intern, my job is to do all the boring things that no one else wants to do. I’m talking endless spreadsheets, mind-numbing data entry, that sort of stuff. So what am I to do for eight hours a day, stuck doing the most boring things known to man? Enter Helium. I was able to get all my work done without going insane from boredom by watching Netflix through Helium. It never got in the way of my work, could be resized, moved anywhere, even sometimes could change the opacity. Finally, I could be productive while entertaining myself and neither got in the way of the other. Helium, you saved my life from being overcome by even the most mind-numbingly boring work possible. Thank you!!!
I love this app. It does exactly what it advertises and is so much more helpful than I expected. As a distractable college student, Helium is a lifesaver.
The only thing that would make this app better is if there was a way to pin it/minimize it to the menu bar. That would a. make it much more convienant to use and find, and b. would keep out of the way of other open apps on the dock. It just makes more sense to me to keep it on the menu bar.
If that was an option that was added, then this app would be perfect.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.