Today, I implemented a new cookie consent form for my website. As part of this work I had the tool perform a scan of the cookies used, so I could remove some to the best of my ability. As a result I removed a YouTube embed and replaced it with a more traditional link. Fun […]
In addition to the changes to the Safari Extension, Open Access Helper 2022.7 bring support for openalex.org to the app. OpenAlex is a fully open catalog of the global research system. It’s named after the ancient Library of Alexandria and made by the nonprofit OurResearch. https://docs.openalex.org To activate this search provider, select Settings > OpenAlex.org […]
This version brings improved signalling of proxy domains for those users, who have selected their home institution. For this better signalling to work, a domain list needs to be available. If you are on a domain supported by your proxy, the icon will be filled – no matter the Open Access status. As of today […]
This release brings the following new language to the Web Extension. The translations were mostly done using Deepl.com and if you speak the language and want to provide corrections, I would appreciate it a ton! Italian Polish Portuguese Spanish (Thank you Norbert) Swedish This is in addition to the already supported languages of: Dutch (Thank […]
Version 2022.2 includes a few bug fixes and enhances your ability to search for shorter words. Until now there was a five character limit, which has been reduced to three characters, allowing you to quickly search for the University of Ulm or University of Hull simply by its city name.
I am very pleased to have released Version 2022.2 for iOS and iPad OS. This version includes two new features, which were inspired by Bill Neill: 1. Search History Search History will keep track of all searches you conducted within the iOS & iPad OS App. All searches will be kept for seven days, after […]
Version 2022.1 was released on 25 December and further unifies the code base between Chrome, Firefox & Safari Extension. This all important update enhances stability, introduces a number of bug fixes and a few new features. Institute Specific Highlight & Search Libraries can now provide the search URL for their discovery service and it will […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]