A browser designed for Lite Apps.

Create your own Lite Apps from any web site

Designed for Privacy

Since Lite Apps cannot run in the background, cannot track your location, and cannot access your photos and files, they offer stronger privacy protection than native apps.

Securely Sandboxed

Lite Apps run in their own sandbox, so you cannot get a virus or malware from a Lite App. They cannot steal your personal information.


Lite Apps take up almost zero space on your phone. Hermit itself is under 2MB, and every Lite App you create with it only needs disk space for its icon, nothing else.


Hermit lets you customize your Lite Apps way more than native apps do.

All of the features. None of the tracking.

Instead of completely blocking functionality, Hermit puts you in control.

Location Sharing

When you want to check-in to a location, or take a photo, Hermit permits the Lite App to see your location or your photos only for that one time. As soon as you’re done checking in, no more access allowed.

Why not just Chrome?

So why not just use the site in a regular browser, or create a home screen shortcut? That’s because a shortcut for a web site launched in Chrome (or any other browser) will still run within Chrome, and every site has access to third-party cookies.

Integrated Ad Blocking

Block ads in all your Lite Apps, no plugins needed.

Safer than your browser

E.g. if you use Facebook in your browser, Facebook can track any sites you visit that have the Facebook Like button on them. But if you create a Hermit Lite App for Facebook, then it won’t be able to track your browser history.

All of your favorites. One tap away.

Pick your Lite App

from the free Library

Or create one yourself

Type in an address, or search.

Just like native apps

Lite Apps are everywhere that native apps are

On your Home Screen

In the Apps list

Don’t take our word for it. Read these reviews!

“The app I've been waiting for. Jumped on the premium version of this immediately and couldn't wait to uninstall all the other battery-sucking apps that Hermit takes care of.”

Jody Stadler

“Lightweight and fast It's lightweight and fast. Much less resource hungry and intrusive than some native apps.”

Bryan Adams

“Highly recommended! Great work! Finally I can get rid of annoying Facebook app and replaced it with something much lighter. Best app!”

Filip Ziebo

“Wondering when they were gonna meet a need for a app without the decreased functionality of my phone.”

Heath Roberts

“Swagadellic it's DRIPPING swagger juice mayne.”

Nathan Taylor

“A great way to get rid of terrible apps like Facebook.”

Ben Alderfer