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Versio 2020.4

In this version I enhance your privacy, by removing code, which was designed to share anonymous usage data with me, if you had it enabled. You might ask, why remove it, if it was anonymous? The simple answer is that I didn’t get enough detail to make it valuable and I thus hardly used the […]

Version 2020.5

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 […]

Version 2020.3

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 […]

How to add a hover effect to a UITableViewCell (Swift)

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. […]

How to get access to scientific articles

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 […]

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