EZProxify This22 Mar 2020
Like many libraries, Trinity College’s Information Services uses EZ Proxy, a service that provides users access to the library’s various electronic subscriptions, no matter where you are.
One of our subscriptions is The Washington Post, and unlike the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Financial Times, it’s dependent on EZ Proxy rather than user accounts. On campus or on my laptop, this is no big deal, but it’s a little annoying on a mobile device, which is where I read most social media stuff.
So I built a dumb little shortcut, called EZ Proxy This Link, which simplifies the process a little: When you invoke iOS’s Share Sheet for any link, you can select “EZ Proxy This Link,” which copies the URL and opens Joelle’s EZPRoxifier in Safari. You just paste the link in, and are on your way.
For maximal convenience, I’ll need to figure out a few more steps: how to have the shortcut know where to paste the URL and do so automatically^; grab my password out of my password manager, and paste it into EZ Proxy’s Shibboleth authentication. But this is a decent start!