Helium

A floating browser window for your Mac

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#3 Product of the MonthApril 2015
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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.

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Amr Khalifeh
Thomas Chafiol
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  • timelessthee
    timelesstheeDesigner
    Pros: 

    - Almost perfect floating window solution

    Cons: 

    - Some links (particularly those trying to open new windows) don't work how you'd expect and you have to enter them manually.

    One of my most used apps. Love it.

    timelessthee has used this product for one year.

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Jaden Geller
Jaden GellerMaker@jadengeller
Hi, the maker of Helium here! I'm glad you all like it! I've spent so many hours trying to watch Hulu while I code, always getting frustrated when the video gets lost behind my work. A few days ago, I spent the night hacking this together to fix that, and I'm pretty pleased by the results! A really neat use case that I hadn't even considered is using Helium to watch programming tutorials while coding, which is a really awesome prospect! I'm very passionate about education, so I think it's really great that a "productivity" product of this sort can be repurposed to provide that kind of value. I've got some interesting new features planned, such as automatic fill-window mode for Hulu and Youtube videos. Also, I want to look into a way to get a 1-click "Open in Helium" button in Safari. Further, multi-window support is coming for all you crazies who want to watch Hulu and Netflix simultaneously! Thanks for trying Helium out! Feel free to check out the source code too—you'd be surprised how simple this was to implement on OS X!
Greg Barbosa
Greg Barbosa@deleted-38128 · Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
@jadengeller You mentioned exactly why I can't wait to use it: Programming tutorials while coding. Switching windows back and forth on a small screen is not ideal, Helium makes that problem disappear.
tom meagher
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@jadengeller Swift FTW!
Jaden Geller
Jaden GellerMaker@jadengeller
@thomasmeagher I'm absolutely in love with Swift! If you want to see more cool Swift stuff, check out my Gists! https://gist.github.com/JadenGeller
tom meagher
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@jadengeller will do 😎
Fatimah
Fatimah@citizenfatimah
@jadengeller You might want to renew your domain :-) It's expired
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
I was trying to figure out how to watch the new Silicon Valley HBO, and then I just dragged the file in there, WHAAAT This is amazing
Georg Kitz
Georg KitzHunter@gekitz · Baking iOS things at 9Cookies.com
A floating browser window for OS X. I really like the first sentence on their website. "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." It's great when you like watching things next to work.
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠@milann · Making technology come alive 🃏
@gekitz very cool! Thanks for hunting!
Samuel Beek
Samuel Beek@samuelbeek · Product Manager at WeTransfer.
@gekitz Thanks for making my development work 2 times faster man :)
Jesse Leimgruber
Jesse Leimgruber@jesserank · CEO @ NeoReach, Stanford
This is great, I love that it's open source too. I'm soon going to be very distracted.
Corey Stone
Corey Stone@coreywstone · UX guy, Founder of HERO Keyboard
Cool idea! I wish it'd been ready by the NCAA tournament. 😄