If you haven’t already heard, the New York Times website has introduced a paywall that limits visitors to only 20 articles per month. After the quota is over, visitors are shown a polite message asking them to subscribe or return back next month.
Readers who wish to continue reading more than 20 articles per month, and who want to have full access to the news website content on their mobile and tablet devices, must then choose between three different plans starting from $15 a month to $35 for full access on all devices.
So here is how to read more than 20 NYTimes article each month without paying.
Method 2: Delete Cookies
Deleting cookies in your browser will rest the counter and you can read another 20 articles. Doing this over and over again allows you to read unlimited number of articles.
Method 2: Use The Delete Key
From the address bar delete the string “?gwh=numbers” occurring at the end of the URL. This also removes the paywall.
Method 4: Switch Browsers
Method 5: Use Incognito or Private Browsing
Yet another method of defeating the paywall is to use the Incognito mode in Chrome or Private Browsing mode in Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. Private browsing, as you are aware, does not store cookies and hence cannot keep count of the 20 articles/month limit.
Method 6: Chrome Extension
There is already a Chrome extension called New York Times Paywall Smasher available that hides the paywall message so that you can read unlimited amount of articles on the New York Times website.
Method 7: Userscript / Greasemonkey Script
For those who do not use Chrome, there is a userscript that does the same thing. This should work on Firefox, Opera and Safari as well.
Method 8: Use Search Engines
In addition to the 20 articles per month, readers can view an additional 5 articles each day if they arrive through five major search engines — Ask, AOL, Bing, Google and Yahoo. That is 5 articles per search engine which totals to 25 free articles each day.
That should be enough, what do you say?