Helium

A floating browser window for your Mac

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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 tooโ€”you'd be surprised how simple this was to implement on OS X!
Greg Barbosaย โ€” 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 meagherย โ€” now is good.
@jadengeller Swift FTW!
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@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 meagherย โ€” now is good.
@jadengeller will do ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)ย โ€” Made @startupstash. Now @offtherecord
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
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