Certain features in Hermit are Premium features, meaning that you need to upgrade to Premium to be able to use them. Premium is a one-time purchase, not a subscription. You buy it, you own it. All future upgrades are free.
We believe that Hermit is worth every penny, for many reasons.
We respect your privacy: We are a private California company, not a fly-by-night operation or a massive scam to collect and sell people’s personal information.
We do not make money from ads: There are no ads in Hermit. Not in the free version, not in the Premium. We do not make money by showing you ads.
We do not sell your data: Many “free” and cheap apps on Google Play do all sorts of things that we are fundamentally against. We don’t collect any personal information, we don’t sell any data to anyone.
Your are our customer, the main source of revenue: We make money by making a superior product that we hope you, our users, enjoy. We hope you will want to support us by purchasing the Premium version.
To make sure we don’t have to shut down: Surely, you want us around in the future to bring you new features, right? We don’t want to be the company that made a few million dollars from a $1 app and then closed down with no updates.
One-Time Purchase: You buy it, it’s yours forever. This is not a subscription, we don’t keep billing you every month. You pay a flat one-time fee, then you can keep using Hermit forever.
Free Upgrades: Once you purchase Hermit, future upgrades are free. We release innovative features every few weeks.
Free is Forever: If you are still not convinced that Premium is for you, the free version works forever, no ads, no time limits, just limited to Free-only features.
Why is Hermit not free? Because we need to eat too. Please read the rest of this Help Article again.
Why are prices in India not cheaper? Researching data about Purchasing Power Parity in every country (among 100+ countries!), then adjusting prices accordingly, and responding to fluctuating exchange rates is time-consuming. We simply do not have the resources to do this, and believe that our time is better spent building more features in Hermit.
You would typically use Hermit for several hours a week. Yet, it’s cheaper than a sandwich. The bottomline is, if you value your privacy at the price of a sandwich, then Hermit is for you.