Hermit — Lite Apps Browser

In-app purchases
4.5
18.9K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

BETTER THAN NATIVE APPS

• Lite Apps take up almost no space, best for low storage devices
• They don’t run in the background, which saves battery
• Scriptlets: Run your own custom extension scripts!
• Built-in customizable Content Blocker can block ads, malware, misinformation, & targeted propaganda. You pick what to block.

BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL BROWSERS

Compare Hermit with Traditional Browsers: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/compare

• Each Lite App opens in its own permanent window, not a new browser tab each time
• Links clicked in other apps open directly in Lite Apps (must set Hermit as your default browser)
• Settings, permissions, themes & icons are saved separately for each Lite App
• Share links from other Android apps to your Lite Apps

SANDBOXES: MULTIPLE PROFILES / CONTAINERS

Hermit is the only Android browser with Sandboxes: Isolated Containers with Multiple Profiles.

• Sandboxes keep your Web browsing isolated in separate containers
• Use multiple accounts, all active at the same time, in the same browser
• Keep work accounts and personal accounts separate
• Ideal for privacy-invasive social sites
• Use permanent Incognito Mode for sites that offer free content to new users

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

NEED HELP? SEEING AN ISSUE? CONTACT US FIRST.
https://chimbori.app/send-feedback

We are here to help you! But we cannot help you through reviews, because they don’t include enough technical details.

Contact us through the app, and we’ll make sure to keep you happy!

PRIVACY + NO ADS = PAID PREMIUM

Thanks for supporting the active development of a privacy-friendly app designed for power users like you!

• To continue investing in new features for many years, we charge money for our apps.
• Unlike other browser makers, we are not in the business of selling ads or your personal information.
• No advertisements, no personal data collection, no behavior tracking, no shady SDKs in any of our apps.
• Most features can be used for free!

ADVANCED BROWSER FEATURES

Scriptlets: Run your own custom extension scripts!
Reader Mode: Article extraction is done on-device to protect your privacy
Dark Mode: Great for late night reading!
Fast & Private: Browse fast by blocking advertisements and other harmful content that slows down your phone.
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 custom user agent
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.

UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION

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!
Customizable Content Blocker can block ads, malware, misinformation, & targeted propaganda. You pick what to block.
Updated on
Jun 11, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.5
18.9K reviews
Micah Baldenegro
August 1, 2022
functionality is something we all could use but unfortunately the UI conflicts with my gestures and it's not exactly very clear what I've paid for because apparently I don't have all the features still. Would also be nice if the json snippets hadn't disappeared for me though they didn't have much functionality, still a link to download them would be cool because I have a feeling it's a powerful feature I've yet to take advantage of. Some optional security settings would be cool too.
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Chimbori
August 1, 2022
Hi Micah, looks like you might be using an older version. Gestures can be turned on/off in the latest version under Main App > Settings > Lite Apps. What features don't you see enabled? Please send feedback through the app since the space here isn't enough to discuss issues or offer help. Thanks!
Brandon Thompson
May 14, 2022
1)block sketchy sites from redirecting to malware or scammaz pages. I just want to watch anime in peace ;_; (Microsoft Edge used to be able to withstand redirects) 2)bookmarking a page sends me back to a lite app's target URL or homepage. I have to tap the back button to get back to the page I was on. 3)The navigation panel (refresh, forward, etc) dissappears constantly and in order to make it reappear I have to increase or decrease font.
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A Google user
February 24, 2020
I found this app a few months ago, thought I'd give it a try now. So far is awesome, takes up no memory space and has some mini apps available. It quickly mentions about making custom apps, I'm a little behind in being tech savvy enough to know where to find the way that's done. I've swapped the apps I have for Hermits mini versions with success and they work great and I can tell the phone runs faster.
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What's new

Hermit is a browser, it’s in the app name! Don’t just post reviews saying it’s a browser! 😎 https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/compare
— 👑 Block tracking parameters from URLs! (Premium feature)
— Download and use higher-quality icons wherever available
— Auto-discover feeds when adding new Lite Apps
— Tablet-optimized layouts for many screens
— Downloads: New fixes for mis-configured servers that send blank filenames