Hermit — Lite Apps Browser

In-app purchases
4.6
19.3K 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!
Content Blocker: Block ads, malware, misinformation, & targeted propaganda. Built-in & customizable: You can 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 can be opened directly in Hermit Lite Apps
• 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 to 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

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!
CUSTOM THEMES: Create your own themes for any site
TEXT ZOOM CONTROLS: Change and save text zoom settings individually for each Lite App
DESKTOP MODE: Load desktop sites instead of mobile sites
FULL SCREEN MODE: Focus on your content, no distractions
CUSTOMIZABLE CONTENT BLOCKER can block ads, malware, & misinformation. You pick what to block.

NEED HELP? SEEING AN ISSUE? CONTACT US FIRST.

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 you are happy!

https://chimbori.app/send-feedback
Updated on
Nov 9, 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
4.6
19.3K reviews
Rebecca Blada
September 21, 2022
My "lite apps" suddenly have a bar at the top where the URL is, like you would have in a normal mobile browser, and apparently you have to enable "swipe gestures" in the browser to use frameless mode. But I use swipe gestures on my actual phone's settings, and so the browser's swipe gestures don't work properly which means this app is useless to me. Don't know why it changed, because I used to have zero problems with this.
12 people found this review helpful
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Chimbori
October 10, 2022
Hope you've had a chance to update to the latest version which lets you enable Frameless Mode even when Swipe Gestures have been turned off. (Earlier, we had changed this behavior because many users wrote to us that they couldn't figure out how to access settings in Frameless Mode).
D C
September 28, 2022
I use this app in place of the largest personal data collection app out there. It starts with an "F". Let me tell you, if you don't have the premium version, get it! It was a little clunky and would freeze up and stop responding quite often (still worth it to not have the real app 😆) with the free version, but on a whim I decided to purchase....90% of the "clunkiness" went away. And oh yeah, "sponsored ads", once you figure out how to use scriptlets...bye bye to those! Support this developer!
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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!

What's new

Google Play Billing Library updated to 5.0; please report any issues via Send Feedback.
— Troubleshooting Mode: https://chimbori.com/feedback/troubleshooting-mode
— Send Feedback: https://chimbori.app/send-feedback