Anansi is an extension for Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, etc. that allows you to view private content from web pages such as premium newspaper articles.
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How to install
Sadly, the policy of the Google applications store does not allow publishing this type of extension, so it is necessary to install it manually.
- Download the app file and save it on your computer.
- Navigate to the directory where the application has been downloaded. You will see a file called Anansi-master.zip. This is a compressed file that contains a folder with all the files of the app.
- Unzip the file and you will obtain a folder called App.
- In your browser, go to the extensions management. It differs in each browser. It is usually in the main menu or within the section More tools.
- In your extensions page activate the Developer mode and click on Load unpacked.
- Navigate to the folder you just unzipped and click on accept or open button.
- Accept all the messages from the browser if necessary.
- If it is correctly installed you will see the application within the list of extensions and in the browser bar.
- Disable the Developer mode in your extensions page.
How it works
Once installed in the browser, you will see an icon of a red bug in the top bar.
When you access a page with private content and listed in Anansi, after a few seconds its content will be revealed and fully accessible.
Pages that have been processed by Anansi will display a green badge on the application icon.
If after appearing as processed, the page does not show the private content refresh the browser (F5).
|El Mundo (it takes some seconds to load)|
|La Nueva España|
|Diário de Notícias (doesn’t show images properly)|
Reporting errors and suggestions
If you experience any errors or want to make any suggestions, do not hesitate to use the contact form to send us a message.
If you report an error, we will appreciate that you explain us in the most detailed way possible and providing as much data as possible, such as: the URL where it happened, the browser version, the steps you have followed, etc.