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Springboard screenshot from iOS 


Springboard uses the Full-Text RSS API developed by FiveFilters to bypass paywalls and access restricted content online. Much the same as ad blockers, bypass tools are a necessity in this day and age as online news & media outlets continue to lock more and more content behind paywalls.

How to Use Springboard 

 **Springboard requires an API key to use.** 

Get your FREE API key here. Select the Basic plan, then follow the proceeding steps.

Known Issues

Due to bugs introduced in iOS 17 which broke the Quick Look action, when ‘Read in-app’ is selected, a PDF is created. You must tap the arrow on the right side of the alert window when it displays after selecting ‘Read in-app’ in order to view PDF of article.

Springboard is run from the share sheet in Safari. When you hit a paywall, simply tap the share sheet icon at the bottom of the browser window, then select 'Springboard' from the menu.

Note: Springboard has a success rate of ~98%. This means there will be some instances and/or sites in which Springboard does not work as intended. In these instances, you will need to look for alternative methods to access the restricted content. Please keep this in mind when using the shortcut. 

Bypass Paywalls from

Springboard screenshot from iOS

  • The New York Times (nytimes.com)
  • The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
  • Houston Chronicle (chron.com)
  • The Atlantic (theatlantic.com)
  • The Athletic (theathletic.com)
  • The Telegraph (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The Daily Telegraph (dailytelegraph.com.au)
  • Fortune (fortune.com)
  • Financial Times (ft.com)
  • The Economist (economist.com) (partial)
  • Medium (medium.com)
  • ScreenRant (screenrant.com) 

(More to come. Testing still underway.)

Known Limitations

Springboard does not work for the following publications:

  • The Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)

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