What is NICKLpass?

NICKLpass lets you access high-quality journalism from news sites across the internet. Download our Chrome browser extension and unlock unlimited articles on a variety of paywalled news sites such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

Smart teams rely on timely access to industry and breaking news to stay competitive and innovative. If you’ve been looking for an IT-free, low-cost learning and development tool or perk to offer to your employees, NICKLpass fits the bill.


We’re pleased to offer a free 30-day trial of our service to HR professionals. Try NICKLpass for yourself and fill out more details below to learn about NICKLpass for enterprise.


Interested in offering NICKLpass as an employee benefit?

NICKLpass offers customized configurations at enterprise-friendly pricing so you can easily share and manage access to the news and information your employees depend on. Reach out below to start talking to a real person.

Step 1

Download the Chrome extension and register your account.

How to use the extension

Step 3

Watch us help you over the paywall. 

Why not try it yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions

Using the NICKLpass browser extension

What browsers does NICKLpass support?
NICKLpass supports browsers built on Chromium, which includes Chrome and Brave. Unfortunately, we don’t support other browsers like Safari or Firefox yet.
Do you have a mobile app?
Not yet, but we’re working on it.
How do I know if NICKLpass is working?
Activate your NICKLpass by clicking on a publisher in your extension menu or whenever you hit a paywalled article. You’ll see a brief overlay page while NICKLpass unlocks the paywall. You’ll only need to do this once for each publication, so don’t worry if you don’t see it.
Having trouble using NICKLpass on a site?
Occasionally, the overlay page will take longer than expected to bring you back to your article. If this happens, just reload the page.

If you’re encountering a different issue, please email us at support@nicklpass.com with a brief description of the issue or submit a customer support ticket at the bottom of this page.


Do publishers still get paid when I remove paywalls?
Absolutely. Each member’s access to a paywalled news site is always matched up to a corresponding license that is managed by NICKLpass.
What about ads?
Our goal is to protect and diversify publishers’ revenue streams, including ad revenue. For this reason, NICKLpass currently does not block ads hosted on news sites’ own pages.

Membership and Account Management

How much does NICKLpass cost?
NICKLpass membership starts at $12.99 a month. You can join month-to-month or pay for a whole year of membership upfront. Cancel anytime.
Can I sign up for multiple NICKLpass memberships?
If you’re interested in purchasing memberships for a group, please visit NICKLpass for Teams and submit your contact information.

If you’re interested in purchasing a NICKLpass membership to give as a gift, email us at support@nicklpass.com with the subject line “Gift Membership.”

Have a product issue or request?

Contact us at support@nicklpass.com