πŸ“š Read all Medium posts for free

My current situation is this: I'm subscribed to a lot of newsletters that curate content in the tech domain and almost all of them are behind a paywall!

I want to get out of the Medium ecosystem, but I can't. Not everyone can be expected to pull off the FreeCodeCamp move (leaving Medium to their own publishing platform). To make matters worse, Medium now puts all new stories behind paywall by default! And you know how we process defaults - we just leave them be.

I'm guilty of opening the posts in incognito mode to read them. To be honest, I started doing that subconsciously. Then I came across this tweet from Medium's CEO: https://twitter.com/ev/status/1100899021621583872

Excited, I opened Chrome after a long time. I'm used to developing extensions in Chrome (dates back to college days) and then port to Firefox.

The extension works in the background, w/o any user intervention, for all posts. It lets you read all Medium stories for free.

Check it out on Product Hunt -> πŸ’―
πŸ€— Hugs / πŸ› bugs welcome!

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If something annoyed me most recently, is this:

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They liked me reading but... I didn't like the way "They Liked!" 😠😠

Swapnil Agarwal, mediumship looks good! πŸ‘πŸ‘

What's wrong with this article, it feels like it's broken slitherio-o.com

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Hi. Am, the product hunt link is not working, and I believe that they have a good reason that they flagged it. Never the less, you could explain the process behind your extension. What did you do with the extension to make this work? That is the idea for the next post.

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I have already migrated most of my post's to Hashnode 😘

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