Spaywall helps you legally remove the paywall on many articles by searching for an archived version of the article on the Internet Archives website (archive.org), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge."
Yes. Spaywall effectively allows you to remove paywalls or bypass the paywall on an article but in a way that does not interfere with the original page in any way. I simply display for you an already-existing webpage from the Internet Archives (archive.org). I do not own, run, maintain, or have any association with archive.org. I display their content on this site without making you leave the page, but do not host their content.
If you frequent a certain news outlet, please consider supporting quality journalism. I don't intend Spaywall to replace a digital news subscription.
No. Because the algorithm searches the archives for a paywall-free copy, an archived copy must already exist. That means articles sometimes need to be a few days old to have been crawled by the Internet Archives (though I have seen same-day news work many times).
The algorithm strives to always correctly detect if a paywall-free version has been archived. It's pretty good, but it's not 100%. Your mileage may vary.
Spaywall is 100% free, and always will be.
Spaywall depends entirely on the generous donations from users like yourself. Please consider making a donation to help me keep the servers running — I appreciate each one! 💗
Or, if you're willing, it would be awesome if you could leave a review in the Chrome Web Store, or spread the word on social media using these links. Thank you! 🙏🏻
My original tagline was "And remember... don't forget to have your paywalls spayed or neutered" (à la Bob Barker's iconic line). ✂ 🐱 🐶
Yeah, it's pretty cheesy.
Amazing because it lets you read content from all over the world, not only of US and Europe newspapers. Simply the best! xD
Works like a charm! thank you guys.
I subscribe to a few news sources for unlimited articles, but it gets irritating when I max out at 5 or whatever for others. I can't subscribe to them all!
This is nice for anyone who does research or likes to read a lot of news. It was helpful to me to get past a few paywalls.
I love it! Use it for school because I am not gonna pay to read the paper. Really works 10/10 recommend!
Fantastic app! Worked a treat
It actually works. Yay!