8 votes

Paywalls everywhere you go? Get to the goodies with these two Paywall Ladder bookmarklets

7 comments

  1. [5]
    suspended
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    If you use Firefox, then just install Bypass Paywalls Clean. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. EDIT: There's one for Chrome too.

    If you use Firefox, then just install Bypass Paywalls Clean. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    EDIT: There's one for Chrome too.

    9 votes
    1. [4]
      shiruken
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      What's the difference between Bypass Paywalls and Bypass Paywalls Clean?

      What's the difference between Bypass Paywalls and Bypass Paywalls Clean?

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        hungariantoast
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        BPC is available on the extension site for Firefox. BP has to be installed manually. BPC is more actively developed and updated than BP. Personally I use BPC and it works great

        BPC is available on the extension site for Firefox. BP has to be installed manually. BPC is more actively developed and updated than BP.

        Personally I use BPC and it works great

        7 votes
        1. [2]
          shiruken
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          It actually looks like BPC is no longer available on the Chrome Extension store and has to be installed manually. This discussion about the behavior of the BPC developer is a little concerning:...

          It actually looks like BPC is no longer available on the Chrome Extension store and has to be installed manually.

          This discussion about the behavior of the BPC developer is a little concerning: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/pwtafe/bypass_paywalls_vs_bypass_paywalls_clean/

          3 votes
          1. hungariantoast
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            Yeah it's unfortunate that the developer apparently acts like that. I still think it's the better of the two extensions though and if you're concerned about the developer eventually pushing a...

            Yeah it's unfortunate that the developer apparently acts like that. I still think it's the better of the two extensions though and if you're concerned about the developer eventually pushing a shady update to the extension you can (at least in Firefox) set the extension to not update manually, giving you time to review code changes between updates

            3 votes
  2. [2]
    phlyingpenguin
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    I'm a fan of 21ft.io, personally. They've got a bookmarklet around to make it "easy" on any browser without need of an extension.

    I'm a fan of 21ft.io, personally. They've got a bookmarklet around to make it "easy" on any browser without need of an extension.

    3 votes
    1. DrStone
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      I just tried with a NYT link Tried a Bloomberg link after hitting their paywall

      I just tried with a NYT link

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      Tried a Bloomberg link after hitting their paywall

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      3 votes