WHAT ARE LITE APPS?
Fast, Tiny Web Apps with awesome Android integration
With Hermit, you can replace your large native apps with Web-based Lite Apps.
Browse faster, save data, block ads, protect your privacy, browse in Night Mode, Reader View, and customize your Lite Apps with over 20 different settings for every Lite App! All in a 3 MB app.
UNLIMITED LITE APPS, FREE FOREVER
Free Forever: No limits, no ads, no tracking, no payment!
Premium: Get access to current and future Premium features with a ONE-TIME purchase:
Read More: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/premium
EARLY ACCESS PROGRAM
Subscribe to use all the newest features before everyone else!
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BROWSE FASTER. SAVE DATA.
Hermit speeds up your browsing while also protecting your privacy.
No Ads. Not even in the Free Version.
Ad Blocker: Makes all web pages lean, tiny, and beautiful again.
Popup Blocker: Prevents unsafe and deceptive sites from opening new tabs or vibrating your phone.
Data Saver Mode: Speeds up browsing by reducing image size.
PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY.
Privacy Focused: No ads, no behavior tracking, no personal information collected.
Phishing and Malware Protection: Hermit blocks any attempts to install native Android apps & integrates Google’s Malware Blocker.
Incognito Keyboard: Any site URLs you type will be marked private by your keyboard, and not used to personalize auto-completion.
SUPERIOR BROWSING FEATURES
Scriptlets: Run your own custom extension scripts! In-built support for Google Translate, Lite Pages, QR Code, and many others.
Reader App: Read Articles from any browser/app using Hermit’s article extraction technology.
Night Mode: View any web site in Night Mode with a dark background and light text.
Estimated Reading Time: See how long an article will take to read, and jump to Reader View.
Multi Window: Use two Lite Apps at once on Android Nougat and above.
Text Size: Increase/decrease text size to improve legibility.
Double Back: Ever got stuck because the back button takes you to the same page? Try Hermit’s Double Back feature!
ANDROID SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Direct Share: Share text & links from any Android app to Hermit Lite Apps.
Add Home Screen Icons: Other browsers merely add an icon and forget your settings. Hermit makes it into a true Lite App. Compare for yourself: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/compare
Tab Reuse: Hermit doesn’t open new tabs if your Lite App is already open, just like native apps.
Atom/RSS Feed Notifications: Get immediately notified when a web site publishes new content.
Web Monitors: Feeds not supported? Hermit can monitor any specific part of any web page and notify you when it changes.
No other browser lets you customize as many settings as Hermit, and they’re saved individually for each Lite App.
Custom Icons: Pick any icon for your Lite Apps, or create a custom monogram!
Color Picker: Create your own theme.
Text Size: Change and save settings individually for each site.
Desktop Mode: Load desktop sites instead of mobile sites.
Frameless Mode & Full Screen Mode: You’ll have to try these out for yourself!
Orientation: Choose whether you want a Lite App to always open Vertical or Horizontal.
✨ Huge Improvements to Dark Mode: try the new & improved Dark Mode!
🐞 “Page blocked” alerts auto-dismiss in 3 sec + can turn off permanently
🐞 Better handling of the Back button when switching between Lite Apps
✨ ENABLE AS DEFAULT BROWSER is Out of Early Access
✨ CONTENT BLOCKER CUSTOMIZATION is New in Early Access
✨ Gestures in Frameless Mode: swipe in from bottom of left/right edge to open drawers