When I originally created Open Access Helper for iOS and iPadOS it did the best job it could, considering the limitations of the mobile operating system. With iOS 15 Apple now gives developers the power to build Safari Extensions, which work like they would on the desktop. I am very excited to let you know […]
2021.5 (all versions)
This version brings support for the new and updated core.ac.uk V3 API. The key difference to Open Access Helper is that I am now able to request article recommendations straight from core.ac.uk without the need for middle-ware on oahelper.org.
Version 2021.3 (iOS / iPadOS)
With this new version I bring two enhancements, which will hopefully make Open Access Helper better for you! I would love to hear from you on how you like these features, or what else you’d like to see implemented. Open Access Search You can now select between core.ac.uk and europepmc.org for Open Access Searches. While […]
With Version 2021.2 I am introducing the Open Access Helper popover to the macOS Version. The popover will make available the various services, which you have configured for your Open Access Helper version. If you have configured an institution that offers both Remote Access (EZProxy) and an OpenURL Resolver / Request Form, this popover will […]
Version 2021.1.3 (Chrome / Firefox)
This morning I submitted Version 2021.1.3 to Chrome & Firefox for review and release. This version includes several new features and enhancements to existing features, as follows: If you are already proxied: do not offer the proxy button again show a different inactive message handle special publisher rules correctly Within the extension settings: ensure the […]
It has been a busy two weeks for me, but I am so very happy to tell you about some of the new features that were released in version 2021.1, 2021.1.1 and 2021.1.2. More “Select & Search” targets After speaking to a librarian in Ireland about this feature, I added some new “Select & Search” […]
Within the next few days Version 2021.1 of Open Access Helper will be available to you for all platforms. Important Bug Fixes This version fixes various smaller bugs On iOS / iPadOS an error is fixed that allowed certain article to add horizontal scrolling to the detailed view search results New Features In collaboration with […]
Over the weekend I released Version 2020.6 of Open Access Helper for iOS. This version improves handling of publisher websites, by adding a number of site specific rules helping identify DOIs, even if they are not within the meta-elements of the page! In other words: Open Access Helper on your phone or tablet does an […]
This version brigs minor bug fixes and significant improvements to how I handle Preprint Servers, such as bioRxiv.org.
In this version Open Access Helper (macOS) got a new set of icons, both for the in-page badges and the toolbar icon. This aligns the look and feel of Open Access Helper for macOS with the newly released version for Chrome. This version also includes bug fixes and a new feature, which lets you suppress […]