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!
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.
Reader Mode in Hermit is optimized for legibility, with 4 high-contrast color schemes: White, Sepia, Dark, and Black (for AMOLED screens). Save your eyesight from those pesky grey-on-grey pages.
Reading at Night? Hermit keeps you sane, either with the Dark or Black color scheme in Reader Mode, any one of the Dark Page Styles in Night Mode.
Choose from a collection of 15 hand-curated fonts, optimized for legibility of long texts, and any one of 10 font sizes.
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.