AntiPaywall

Quick and easy access to various sites with Paywalls.


Description

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AntiPaywall

AntiPaywall is a Shortcut that will let you access many paywalled websites, through three different methods:

  • You can open the site with Outline.com
  • You can open the site in preview mode within the Shortcuts app, with option to download to Files App. Keep in mind that it is possible that the site won’t appear exactly like if you were accessing it through a browser. (Credits to @robric18 for letting me use his method in my shortcut)
  • You can download the article to the Apple Notes app

You can either have the URL you want to access stored in your clipboard, or you use the share sheet to use the shortcut.

Customizing the shortcut

Scroll trough the actions to find the comments indicating where to modify the shortcut. You can change the Notes Folder where the articles will be saved. You can also add a file path when saving the article as a webpage so you don’t need to manually select the Folder every time you download one.

iPad

List of sites in which the Shortcut has been tested

Medium

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ⚠️ To download to Notes you should first open with Outline, and then run the shortcut again to save it as a Note.

The New Yorker

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ⚠️ To download to Notes you should first open with Outline, and then run the shortcut again to save it as a Note.

The New York Times

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

Washington Times

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

Wired

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ⚠️ To download to Notes you should first open with Outline, and then run the shortcut again to save it as a Note.

Quora

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ❌
  • Notes ⚠️ Very limited, not advisable.

The Economist

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

Toronto Star

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

The Intercept (doesn’t have a paywall, but you can use the shortcut on it to save the article)

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

The Guardian (doesn’t have paywall, but you can use the shortcut on it to save the article)

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

Irish Mirror (doesn’t have paywall, but you can use the shortcut on it to save the article)

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

Stoke Sentinel (doesn’t have paywall, but you can use the shortcut on it to save the article)

  • Outline ✅
  • Preview ✅
  • Notes ✅

The Athletic

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ❌
  • Notes ❌

The Washington Post

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ❌
  • Notes ✅

Financial Times

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ❌
  • Notes ❌

The Wall Street Journal

  • Outline ❌
  • Preview ❌
  • Notes ❌

Swing Updater

Graphics made with MediaKit.

Contact: You can find me on the r/Shortcuts’ Discord as roger.gal


Latest Release Notes

2.2.1 - Dec. 23, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

Minor optimization. Less actions.
**If you are updating from a previous version please go to iCloud>Shortcuts and delete the “AntiPaywall” Folder**


Version history