Sandboxed Lite Apps, Multiple Profiles and Containers: Hermit is the first and only Android browser with Sandboxes: completely separate Containers that let you use Multiple Profiles. With the Sandbox feature, you can:
Custom Dark Mode Styles: Instead of a small selection of styles, now you can create your own Dark Mode style by picking one from a million colors.
Dark Mode Improvements: The new Dark Mode works much better than the previous implementation, on many more sites as well. Try it out!
Gesture Navigation Support: On recent Android versions that support Gesture Navigation, Hermit now fully supports edge-to-edge display. When in a Lite App, swipe in from the bottom 200 pixels to open the Bookmarks drawer (left edge) or Quick Settings (right edge). Any area above the bottom-most 200 pixels will invoke the system gesture (Back button behavior).
Configurable Content Blocker: Exclusively available to our Early Access subscribers, you can now select which specific kinds of content you would like to block in Hermit Lite Apps. Configurable categories include: Adware and Malware, Coin Miners, Misinformation, Hate, and Propaganda, Pornography, Gambling.
⚡ Renamed Customization to Settings everywhere to reduce confusion between the two.
📖 Reader App: Read articles from any browser/app using Hermit’s article extraction technology. Exclusively available via the Early Access Program
🆕 Enable/disable Bookmarks without deleting them.
Free Forever Mode Improvements: You can reorder your Lite Apps any time, as often as you want, to change which 3 are your Free Forever Lite Apps.
Night Mode: When switching for the first time to Night Mode, the default page style is automatically set to Dark. Previously, this required an extra step of changing the style manually.
Estimated Reading Time in Reader View: When reading any article on the Web, Hermit automatically computes Estimated Reading Time and offers a quick shortcut to clean up the page and view it in Reader View, including fonts, formatting, and images.
🆕 Incognito Keyboard: Any URLs or queries you type will be marked as private by your keyboard. Form data won’t be saved either.
📰 Text Browser: Reader Mode in Hermit is not a dead end. Unlike many other browsers, you can switch between Reader Mode and Web Mode whenever you want.
🆕 Launcher Shortcut Picker: Place your Lite Apps within your launcher in more places than before!