Break Down the Walls

Break Down the Walls

Break Down the Walls is an extension to help you access information more easily. If you use Sci-hub and Library Genesis a lot, you will love it.

What is Break Down the Walls?
Break Down the Walls is a Firefox add-on that makes it easy to access information by providing one-click access to articles on Sci-hub and Library Genesis. It also allows for direct PDF downloads from Google Scholar and other platforms.
By: OA
Users: 591 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.86 (7)
Version: 1.2.7 (Last updated: 2024-04-13)
Creation date: 2022-08-19
Weekly download count: 14
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • menus
  • notifications
Size: 31.75K
URLs: Website
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This extension streamlines accessing and downloading scientific articles and books. Here's a breakdown of its features:

Scientific Articles: Clicking the toolbar button on an article page will open the article via a Sci-hub mirror or Nexus if Sci-hub doesn’t have it.

Books on Amazon, Google Books, or Goodreads: Pressing the toolbar button searches for the book on Libgen or Anna's Archive, showing the search results.

Download PDF Feature: Right-clicking on a scientific article link allows you to download the PDF. For book links on supported sites, it opens Libgen search results. This doesn’t work with Goodreads and Google Books – use the toolbar button instead.

Customizable Mirror Options: Users can switch between Sci-hub and Library Genesis mirrors or opt for Anna's Archive instead of Libgen via the options page.

I accept feature requests on GitHub, just open an issue!

You can find the source code here.

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User reviews
Awesome extension, very smooth! Love the Anna's Archive support.
by sdb, 2024-02-18

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Risk impact

Break Down the Walls is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Break Down the Walls if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Break Down the Walls is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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