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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 […]

Version 2020.2

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 […]

Version 2020.3

This version introduces OpenCitations to Open Access Helper. A badge will show the number of times the article you are viewing has been cited, helping you easily identify the most popular research.  Furthermore a number of smaller performance enhancements and bug fixes are included.

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