Bypass the New York Times Paywall with Safari Reader
We showed you how to read NYT articles for free using Google but if you have Safari there’s an even easier method: Safari Reader.
The next time you’re confronted with the “To keep reading, sign up today” paywall, just click on the “Reader” button in the Safari address bar, and the full article will render inside Safari Reader.
This tip works on Safari for Mac or Windows. Chances are this is a bug and it will be patched, but if you hit your article limit and haven’t signed up yet (or just don’t feel like logging in) this works to read a paywalled article. Ironically, if you’re a NYT subscriber but you’re just not logged in to your account or you’re on someone elses machine, this method is faster than entering and saving your login credentials.
The New York Times offers 20 free articles a month, after that you need a subscription to read more, or you have to get to an article via social media or Google (like the tip mentioned above). I’m still hoping NYT simplifies their confusing subscription model to a pay-once access-all style like Netflix, I think it would encourage readership and discourage these workarounds, but who knows. This specific trick was found on 9to5mac, some of the commenters there mentioned this technique works on some other paywalled sites too, so keep that in mind when you’re cruising around the web.