Read the news, browse the web and do more all while watching your favorite show in a convenient Picture-in-Picture window. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks. You have the ability to click, drag, scroll behind your floating content, it even works in full-screen apps!

Quickly launch popular streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, or Plex right from the home screen or use the Chrome Extension to fling web pages right from your browser to HeliumLift.


HeliumLift is a menu bar app. Access settings or quit the app from the menu bar icon at the top of your Mac. You will not see a Dock icon for this app.

What’s New

Version 7.1

Fixed old icon showing up instead of new branding
Fix for urls not opening from chrome extensions

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

lamefork ,

Works. Kinda.

Enjoy the launchpad for frequently used apps. The lack of clickthrough makes it a hard sell, but the dealbreaker that keeps me from making this my daily driver vs the original is that when using spaces, the screen blacks over and becomes unresponsive when switching between them.

NetNut404 ,

awesome app!!..I do have questions though

I love this app as I can stream just about anything in a floating window while I work (which seems to be all the time these days). I did try to as a support question but could not figure how to do so from your site. I would love to know how to add / adjust the icons on the Dashboard screen so I don’t always have to type them in manually with the open web URL option.

Thanks Again

Tygalon ,

Needs work, but it is Still Useful

People are right, Netflix seems like it is going to work, but doesn’t when you try to load a video. However if you run Plex, as I do, then it works great and is great to have. Again, if Netflix is your main video streaming, then this isn’t for you.


Justin Mitchell
3.5 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.