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 […]
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 […]