If you are anything like me, having a movie or TV show playing while I’m working provides the perfect amount of distraction to get things done. Back when I had two monitors and a MacPro this was a pretty simple task. But now that I’m in mobile mode, working exclusively on a MacBook Pro with no extra monitor available, multitasking has become significantly more difficult.
Sometimes I open QuickTime player and watch one of the movies ripped from my DVD collection. This works pretty well because QuickTime can float over other windows, ensuring the video stays in view at all times. But if you want to watch Netflix multitasking on a single monitor computer becomes almost impossible.
Thanks to a brand new Mac OS X app called Fluid Browser watching Netflix streams, or even viewing tutorials on YouTube has become massively easier.
Fluid is basically a simplified web browser that floats on top of all other windows and pretty much anything you can view in Safari should work just fine in Fluid. You can even control the transparency so it’s possible to work behind the browser window without having to move it out of the way.
Fluid can directly open PDF files, video streams (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) and it can also play local videos and comes with a built in browser to find any MP4, MOV, MP3, Jpeg, M4V files on your computer.
If you want to view a YouTube tutorial video on creating a clipping mask in Photoshop and follow the steps in Photoshop at the same time, Fluid is made just for you. Or if you want to watch the latest episode of Suits while writing some custom CSS, you’re set.Learn More Download From App Store