Watch Video, Do Work at the Same Time

Last Updated Feb 26, 2009 10:55 PM EST

You know how you wish there's a TV screen in your car's dashboard so you can drive and watch Chuck at the same time? Well, you should be institutionalized, because that would be insanely dangerous. But Double Vision lets you watch video in a semi-transparent window while you work with your normal programs right on top.

After installing Double Vision, you get to control the transparency of the video window, which then plays in the same space as the program you're working with -- Web browser, Microsoft Office, you name it. You can "click through" the video to interact with the window underneath, and you can watch any video that would normally play in a browser, such as YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. And it's free.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that you're going to be just as efficient as usual when there's a video of Halle Berry running behind your weekly sales figures. I am not going to say that because I'm too distracted by Halle Berry, who is fighting crime while dressed in a slinky cat outfit behind my copy of WordPress. On the other hand, there are some valid work-related reasons to use Double Vision, such as watching a tutorial while you actually try to replicate the steps in real time. But honestly? It's Friday, dude. And Double Vision is pretty cool. [via Download Squad]