Open Access Helper Web 4+

effortlessly skip the paywall

Claus Wolf

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free


Open Access Helper brings the power of and to you as an intuitive Safari Extension. 

Skip the publisher paywall for more than 47 million Open Access documents and unlock the power of your academic library with additional services, such as EZProxy-Linking and quick access to the library's link resolver.

If you like you can enable citation counts from and Open Access recommendations from

Additionally the app offers the ability to search for Open Access documents within the massive and collection, making academic research just that little bit easier.

Things you should know:

Open Access Helper works best, if you give it permissions to access all websites, so it can identify the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of an article and query and/or for an Open Access copy for you. A small badge in the top right of the page will indicate whether an Open Access copy is available.

The EZProxy prefix for several hundred academic libraries worldwide can be added to the popover. EZProxy helps you gain remote access, but you will require a user-id and password from your library.

Lastly, Open Access Helper is my passion project. I am not affiliated with any of the services and / or libraries, who have so generously provided their APIs.

What’s New

Version 2023.12

This version fixes some minor bugs in the extension, which will increase overall stability.

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, Claus Wolf, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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