Hermit • Lite Apps Browser
The description of Hermit • Lite Apps Browser
Replace large, bulky, slow native apps with tiny, lean, blazing-fast Web-based Lite Apps.
“Sufficiently advanced technology that is indistinguishable from magic.”
• But there’s no magic. Lite Apps are still Web applications.
• Hermit offers an excellently-designed app to wrap them into a thoroughly enjoyable experience. See our reviews!
• Each Lite App opens in its own app-like window.
• Hermit doesn’t open new windows if your Lite App is already open (unlike other browsers!)
• Links clicked in other apps open directly in Lite Apps.
• Every customization setting is configurable individually for every Lite App.
ADVANCED BROWSER FOR POWER USERS
It takes a bit of learning & understanding before you can use Hermit effectively & we’re here to help!
• Getting Started Guide: https://hermit.chimbori.com/help/getting-started
• Help Articles & FAQ: https://hermit.chimbori.com/help
• Compare with Traditional Browsers: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/compare
• Send Feedback: https://chimbori.app/send-feedback
Unlike other browser makers, we are not in the business of selling ads or your personal information. You pay for our app with money, not your privacy. Most features can be used for free. Your purchases are our only source of support for many more years of innovative feature-packed updates. Thank you!
• Fast! Block all the harmful & annoying content that slows down browsing.
• Content Blocker: Block ads, malware, misinformation, & targeted propaganda. You pick what to block.
• Popup Blocker: Prevents unsafe & deceptive sites from opening new tabs or vibrating your phone.
SANDBOX (Early Access Feature)
Hermit is the only Android browser with Sandboxes: isolated Containers with Multiple Profiles.
• Separate your work accounts from personal accounts.
• Create a separate sandboxed environment for privacy-invasive sites.
• Use multiple accounts, all active at the same time, in the same browser.
• Use Incognito Mode for sites that offer preferential treatment to first-time users (e.g. free access to paywalled content).
ADVANCED BROWSER FEATURES
• Scriptlets: Run your own custom extension scripts!
• Reader App: Article extraction is done on-device to protect your privacy.
• Dark Mode: Great for late night reading!
• Multi Window: Use two Lite Apps at once on supported devices.
• Double Back: Ever got stuck because the back button takes you to the same page? Try Hermit’s Double Back feature!
• Backup your Lite Apps: Custom backup solution when moving between devices.
• Custom User Agent: Mobile, Desktop, or any other can be used.
ANDROID SYSTEM INTEGRATION
• Share from Android Apps: Share text & links from any Android app to Lite Apps.
• Add to Home Screen: Other browsers merely add an icon and forget all your settings. Hermit saves all settings individually.
• 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 & notify you when it changes.
No other browser lets you customize so many settings!
• 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 text zoom settings individually for each Lite App.
• Desktop Mode: Load desktop sites instead of mobile sites.
• Frameless Mode & Full Screen Mode: You’ll have to try these out for yourself!