to open the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
Please ensure that you restart all Lite Apps, and swipe them away from Recents. If any existing Lite Apps remain active, the new Lite App may not open in the correct Sandbox.
Currently, there is no way to add a sticker to the Home Screen icon. An interesting work-around is to paste an emoji before or after the name of the Lite App before adding it to the home screen.
Each independent site is always isolated from every other site, in every browser including Hermit, even without the Sandbox feature. E.g. Instagram cannot read LinkedIn’s cookies, and vice versa, nor can either of them read Google’s cookies. This is a basic security measure that the entire Web depends on, and Hermit enforces that strictly.
But, as in other browsers, different sites may decide to share login credentials. E.g. when a site uses Login with Google / Facebook / Apple, they are allowed to have limited access to the account that you signed up with. Otherwise “Login with X” wouldn’t work at all!
In these cases, you will need to keep different Lite Apps in the same Sandbox. E.g. when using Google Login on another site, make sure to keep both the Lite Apps in the same Sandbox. As another example, Facebook and Instagram are from the same company, and if you want to use the same account for both, then you need to keep them both in the same Sandbox.
No, absolutely not. Just like every other browser, web sites in Hermit CANNOT access each others’ data.
Each web site has access only to its own cookies and its own storage, segregated by its domain name, because that’s how security works on the Web Platform (and has for the last 20+ years). A page from
facebook.com cannot access cookies set by another page at, say,
reddit.com in any browser.
Opening two Lite Apps in the same Sandbox is like opening two tabs or two windows in Chrome (or Firefox, or Brave, or any other browser).
facebook.com cannot access
reddit.com’s cookies, you cannot have two sets of cookies for
reddit.com active at the same time. That means you cannot log in to Facebook or Reddit using two accounts at the same time in the same Sandbox.
Opening two Lite Apps in different Sandboxes is like using two completely independent browsers on Android.
A third-party server is one that’s used by another web site, e.g. both Facebook and Reddit may use
some-ad-server.com. When placed in different Sandboxes, there is also complete separation of third-party cookies, which enhances your privacy even further.
Because of the way the Web works,
some-ad-server.com will always have access to its own data, no matter which window or tab or Lite App you are using, but limited to the Sandbox it is in.
To the best of our knowledge, no other browser currently supports Containers or Profiles on Android.
Brave, Vivaldi, Kiwi, Bromite, and all other Chromium variants simply mimic the same default config that Chrome offers, and do not offer any notion of Sandboxes or Profiles or Containers.
If you know of any other browser that supports Sandboxes on Android, we’d love to hear about it!