This version includes no feature updates, but fixes a bug, which would crash the containing app, when you clicked the Statistics button.
Est-ce que vous parlez français ? Thanks to @f_renaville Open Access Helper (macOS) does now have a French translation. Thank you François The other feature of this version is that I removed the code that would send anonymous usage statistics to me once a month. You always had full control over whether to send the […]
This is a minor version update, ensuring that the changed oahelper.org server structure is respected. Additionally I fixed some minor issues with DOI handling at apa.org.
As of Version 2020.5 I am happy to report that the below is no longer relevant, as the data is merely displayed and not shared. For users of older versions, I keep this page for just a little longer: Open Access Helper collects three statistical data points, as outlined in the Statistics tab of the […]
This version ensures the changed oahelper.org server structure is respected. When you long press a URL and select OA Helper from the share menu, the app will now: try to find a DOI within the URL if no DOI is found, it will offer to open Proxy / Bookmark the URL Lastly, I added a […]
Accessibility is a very complex topic and as you start to engage with the topic, you quickly recognize how deep it’ll go. For this quick blog post, we’ll barely scratch the surface. I am not an expert and I likely will never be. I count myself lucky that Apple’s environment builds in a lot of […]
When iPadOS 13.4 was released so was much improved Mouse-Pointer support. While a non starter on your iPhone, iPad with a trackpad and external keyboard quickly turns into a very capable computing device. For my app – Open Access Helper – I wanted to support this feature, even if it wouldn’t be used a lot. […]
While doing research on your iPad, you will certainly have come across access restrictions, such as a publisher paywall. I described the problem in another blog post, so this is to serve as a “how to”. Overcoming a paywall on your iPad (or iPhone), can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 Step 1 Install […]
While doing research, especially from home, you will certainly have come across a publisher paywall. These paywalls stop you from access to the document and ask for sometimes rather hefty fees, as in this example. So what to do? If you are a student or researcher at a scientific institution, such as a university, you […]
In this version I add support for Citation Counts from OpenCitations.net – this way you’ll see how often an article was cited. As always, you can determine in the settings, which features you wish to use! For iPadOS users I have ensured proper support for pointing devices. This version also includes a bug fix, which […]