Reader Mode and Reader App

This is a Premium-only feature. To use it, you need to upgrade to Premium in the app.

Distraction-free reading on the Web, with Hermit: no ads, no navigation bars, no clutter.

From any other browser or app, share articles to the Reader app, which utilizes Hermit’s custom article parsing technology to provide you a cleaned-up reader view. Once you start using this, you’ll want to read every article this way. Nothing is ever saved — no adding to lists, no history. Ideal for quick reads!

Reader Mode in Lite Apps

Hermit incorporates a full-fledged 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: click on links in Reader Mode, then switch to Web Mode to view images, and switch back to read an article, etc.

Optimized for Legibility

Brand New Text Extraction Engine

When we started working on Reader Mode, we tested many open-source text extraction engines, but found none to be good enough. So we created our own fork, Crux, and improved it sufficiently to support all the features we wanted. And we’ve open-sourced all our work: if you’re an Android developer, check it out: we’d love for all of us to share a solid, robust text extraction library so that we can improve it collaboratively.