New app icon! (so many of you told us you loved the Hermit Crab) —— To comply with international law (EU GDPR), we need to ask you to accept the Terms of Use to continue using the app. —— Use any external Download Manager —— Fixed “No Internet Connection” bug on KitKat —— Site Search accessible from the Quick Settings sidebar —— enable/disable Bookmarks without deleting them —— WebView fix for crbug.com/794020
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!

Hermit is under 3 MB, compared to 50MB+ for many popular social networking & news apps.

BROWSE FASTER. SAVE DATA.
Hermit speeds up your browsing with several tricks, while also protecting your privacy.
Hermit does not contain any 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.
JavaScript Blocker: makes most pages load faster.
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
Night Mode: View any web site in Night Mode with a dark background and light text.
Reader View: Focus on the article by removing all the useless parts of a page.
Estimated Reading Time: See how long an article will take to read, and jump to Reader View.
Quick Settings: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen any time.
Multi Window: Use two Lite Apps at once on Android Nougat and above.
Direct Share: Share text & links from any Android app to Hermit Lite Apps.
Orientation: Choose whether you want a Lite App to always open Vertical or Horizontal.
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
Add Icons to Home Screen: Other browsers merely add an icon and forget your settings. Hermit makes it into a true Lite App. Compare for yourself: 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.
Save Usernames and Passwords with AutoFill on Android Oreo.

UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION
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!

SIMPLE PRICING: TWO OPTIONS
Premium: Unlimited Lite Apps & other Advanced Features
Free Forever: Limited to 3 Lite Apps

We respect your privacy, so we don’t collect any personal information or sell your data. You are our only source of support for many more years of innovative feature-packed updates. Thank you!

We offer Hermit Premium for Free to Students: hermit.chimbori.com/help/students

Photo and video uploading won’t work on Android KitKat because of OS limitations.
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This release may come in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

Variant
Arch
Version
DPI
12.1.0
April 7, 2018
noarch
Android 5.0+
nodpi
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