🆕 Tags! Organize your Lite Apps better with tags. Many ready-made Lite Apps are already tagged, and you can also define and use your own tags. This is an Early Access feature in Hermit 14. Send us your feedback!
🆕 Grid View is now default for everyone, out of Early Access. Drag Lite Apps to re-order them in the grid. The list layout is now gone. To delete Lite Apps, open the Lite App, go to Settings, and pick Remove from the toolbar menu.
⚡ Keep Lite Apps in RAM longer: We heard from many of you that you would like to see Hermit Lite Apps stay in memory longer, so although a low limit helps Hermit work well on low-RAM devices, we’ve increased the size of saved state from 300KB to 800KB. Also, Lite Apps won’t be closed on pressing the Back button.
⚡ Open Native Apps: new privacy setting — Hermit can now open native apps with your permission if a Lite App asks for it.
⚡ Install Native Apps: new privacy setting — Hermit can now open Play Store with your permission if a Lite App asks for it.
⚡ Search Icon is now back in the toolbar! We heard from many of you that you preferred the one-click access to custom site search.
⚡ Renamed Customization to Settings everywhere to reduce confusion between the two.
🐞 Correctly opens links from notifications and other sources passed to a Lite App.
⚡ Switched from JobScheduler to WorkManager. Periodic tasks for checking notifications were not being correctly reinstated after restarting the phone.
⚡ Removed the 5 minute sync interval frequency; it is not supported by JobScheduler or WorkManager, and will be clamped to a minimum of 15 minutes anyway.
🆕 “Add Bookmark” button is now in the left navigation drawer, just below the list of bookmarks.
⚡ When a site you browse to is blocked by the Ad Blocker, Hermit shows a message letting you know about it.
⚡ Scriptlets are now inline in Quick Settings instead of on a separate screen.
🐞 Added a button to open the Settings drawer from the standalone Reader App. Previously, you could swipe in from the right edge, but there was no hint that this was possible.
⚡ Instead of showing a few ungrouped notifications, now all notifications over 5 from a single source are grouped together.
🆕 Added support for downloading “blob:” URIs directly from the WebView. Fixes Voice Memos and other Lite Apps.
🆕 Moved around a bunch of settings to better organize them. Check out the Settings for any Lite App.