Hermit • Lite Apps Browser APK

Version 16.0.4 - com.chimbori.hermitcrab
Last updated: 2020-06-26

Hermit • Lite Apps Browser apk

APP Information

Download Version 16.0.4 (160004)
Apk Size3.90 MB
App DeveloperChimbori
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.chimbori.hermitcrab.apk
Website https://hermit.chimbori.com/help

Download Hermit • Lite Apps Browser 16.0.4 APK

App Description

Hermit • Lite Apps Browser is chimbori,hermitcrab,tools,hermit, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.23 by 13 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Chimbori website who developed it. com.chimbori.hermitcrab.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 16.0.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 14698+ times on store. You can also download com.chimbori.hermitcrab APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Fast, Tiny Web Apps with awesome Android integration

With Hermit, you can replace your large native apps with Web-based Lite Apps.

Browse faster, save data, block ads, protect your privacy, browse in Night Mode, Reader View, and customize your Lite Apps with over 20 different settings for every Lite App! All in a 3 MB app.

Free Forever: No limits, no ads, no tracking, no payment!
Premium: Get access to current and future Premium features with a ONE-TIME purchase:
Read More: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/premium

Subscribe to use all the newest features before everyone else!
Read More Why: https://hermit.chimbori.com/early-access

We respect your privacy, so we don’t collect any personal information or sell your data. You are our only source of support for many more years of innovative feature-packed updates. Thank you!

Hermit speeds up your browsing while also protecting your privacy.
No Ads. Not even in the Free Version.
Ad Blocker: Makes all web pages lean, tiny, and beautiful again.
Popup Blocker: Prevents unsafe and deceptive sites from opening new tabs or vibrating your phone.
JavaScript Blocker: makes most pages load faster.
Data Saver Mode: Speeds up browsing by reducing image size.

Privacy Focused: No ads, no behavior tracking, no personal information collected.
Phishing and Malware Protection: Hermit blocks any attempts to install native Android apps & integrates Google’s Malware Blocker.
Incognito Keyboard: Any site URLs you type will be marked private by your keyboard, and not used to personalize auto-completion.

Scriptlets: Run your own custom extension scripts! In-built support for Google Translate, Lite Pages, QR Code, and many others.
Reader App: Read Articles from any browser/app using Hermit’s article extraction technology.
Night Mode: View any web site in Night Mode with a dark background and light text.
Estimated Reading Time: See how long an article will take to read, and jump to Reader View.
Multi Window: Use two Lite Apps at once on Android Nougat and above.
Text Size: Increase/decrease text size to improve legibility.
Double Back: Ever got stuck because the back button takes you to the same page? Try Hermit’s Double Back feature!

Direct Share: Share text & links from any Android app to Hermit Lite Apps.
Add Home Screen Icons: Other browsers merely add an icon and forget your settings. Hermit makes it into a true Lite App. Compare for yourself: https://hermit.chimbori.com/features/compare
Tab Reuse: Hermit doesn’t open new tabs if your Lite App is already open, just like native apps.
Atom/RSS Feed Notifications: Get immediately notified when a web site publishes new content.
Web Monitors: Feeds not supported? Hermit can monitor any specific part of any web page and notify you when it changes.

No other browser lets you customize as many settings as Hermit, and they’re saved individually for each Lite App.
Custom Icons: Pick any icon for your Lite Apps, or create a custom monogram!
Color Picker: Create your own theme.
Text Size: Change and save settings individually for each site.
Desktop Mode: Load desktop sites instead of mobile sites.
Frameless Mode & Full Screen Mode: You’ll have to try these out for yourself!
Orientation: Choose whether you want a Lite App to always open Vertical or Horizontal.

App ChangeLog

  • — ⚡ New: “Clean up Lite Apps” option in settings if you have duplicate or missing Lite Apps
  • — ⚙️ Major changes to app core: sets it up for many more feature-packed releases in the future!
  • — ⚡ New: “Customize” button available directly on each notification
  • — 🐞 More reliable opening of links from notifications
  • — ⚡ Simplified Create UI in “Create Your Own”
  • Curious what changed? Migrated to SDK 28, AndroidX, LiveData, RxJava, JSON, and overall performance optimizations.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

close other apps
Allows the app to end background processes of other apps. This may cause other apps to stop running.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

uninstall shortcuts
Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Vivek Parashar-avatar

    This is an excellet app, so I purchased the premium version through in-app purchase, but I still keep receiving a notification to get the premium version. Please fix this. (Update: The developer replied to my review immediately and explained me how sometimes Google in-app purchase can be buggy. They helped me troubleshoot the issue and get it fixed. Thanks!)

  2. Benjamin Krumins-avatar

    Benjamin Krumins


    This app is so close to perfection for many of the reasons mentioned by other users. However, most of the sites I want to use it for like to jam advertisements down people's throats and Hermit cannot keep up. This leads me to never use Hermit despite REALLY wanting to. I still get webpage popups and some website banner/note looking things. I feel both issues could be solved if Hermit allowed users to choose more aggressive ad-blocking lists and select page elements to be blocked.

  3. Sammy Palehart-avatar

    App opens up randomly at times, sometimes when you're on other apps, but it also does it even when you're already on it, effectively restarting. And there's no option to put the icons on my phone's home screen, Messenger appeared and I don't know how it got there, it just randomly put it there

  4. AZRIDERE-avatar

    Honestly really useful for niches like web-games and obscure social media. I haven't noticed any ads on the webapps themselves, which grants this app a perfect 5 star rating. My ONLY nitpick is that when you launch the webapps, a gray-scale hermit icon appears as like a splash screen but I believe that is more of an android limitation than the creators fault.

  5. sherry gatchell-avatar

    sherry gatchell


    This is a a very Valuable browser to have. All your information is in one place. Should the day come that we can delete bloatware, then this app will be perfect. Thank you for the one time offer to purchase. I wish more developers would follow your example. I hope you will offer photo editor apps soon.

  6. M F-avatar

    It's pretty good to replace apps that suck in comparison to their website counterparts, but it's probably not worth premium. Dark mode is not really customizable and lots of text is still black and completely unreadable. It also won't use my custom icons and the default tracking protection makes lots of sites unusable. Overall, I'm pretty disappointed that I bought it for $6 which is already a crazy price for an app.

  7. Jonathan Vaknin-avatar

    Jonathan Vaknin


    Amazing idea replacing a lot of apps with their browser implementation, in a neat emulation of the app mechanic native for android For some apps that need more features, this is not the best option.. Even so, its still great! There's a lite app for linked in and duolingo that are equivalent to the full fledged original :) I would wish simply for text selection and copying to be a core feature rather than a premium one.. I cant believe how many apps don't really help just because of that..

  8. Ed Chan-avatar

    Perfect if you don't want to use the official apps because of privacy concerns. Minimize tracking and ads. Customizable with dark mode. A bit difficult to use the menus when you have gestures enabled on your android 10 phone with frameless setting on the app.

  9. C B-avatar

    Not perfect but really good. Would like easy control over the text size and colors though. Can enable dark mode and more on websites that don't want to do it (hence my problem above) but does a _really_ good job besides that.

  10. Frank Tenner-avatar

    Great idea and concept! It'd be even better if coupled with more privacy options as youlog into the Lite apps, maybe a Hermit VPN type of idea where it'd make sure your connection is secure before using an app. But that's just an idea, no complaints here. Options of lite apps I'm sure will continue to grow! Nice!

  11. Ricky Xerix-avatar

    I can see no benefit to this and using Chrome to do exactly the same thing. The "apps" aren't true Progressive Web Apps, they are just shortcuts to mobile websites. I've yet to discover anything I can't already do using Chrome.

  12. russell simien-avatar

    To put everything in perspective I very rarely rate an app when they ask me and if I do I do it on my time, however I was in the middle of something, Hermit related btw, but anyway I put that on temporary pause to 5* rate this app. Highly recommended!!!

  13. Hugh McGown-avatar

    Facebook live video comments not working, Instagram cant switch between accounts without logging out, have to view full size images to save them, small niggles that have meant i cant delete the original apps, seems to do other apps well, will ammend review if its just my fault

  14. Shawn B-avatar

    Really good. Fast, good ad block. Used no space at all hardly. Best browser option by a mile when you get your head round it. I've tried every single browser on playstore aswell! Just amazing

  15. LickSkillet Folks-avatar

    LickSkillet Folks


    Love this app. I was uninstalling apps to accommodate the constant updates. It was heartbreaking picking which one to let go so l could do needed updates. My daughter recommended this and l love, love, love it. Thank you for letting me get the apps l love back.

  16. Kimberley Gamble-avatar

    Kimberley Gamble


    App Its Ok!Hi I rated this a 2/5 star rating; reason is because of 1). I think that its totally unfair that in order to continue using this app to downgrade storage app to lite you must buy the premium version. I think this is utter foolishness!(in my own opinion). Apology to the Team if anyone is offended by this posts. 2). Finally if this is a free version app to help save storage space on any device why can't we use the app as it is without upgrading to the premium version.Tfs app btw.

  17. Vladimír Lukšo-avatar

    Vladimír Lukšo


    Ok but...no matter what I do, some sites are displayed in desktop mode. So back to using my browser, which works properly and switching between mobile/desktop view actually does work.

  18. Amir Samir-avatar

    This works really well, but the "pull to refresh" action triggers when I am trying to scroll in the Web page

  19. Orion Broughton-avatar

    Orion Broughton


    I found this app a few months ago, thought I'd give it a try now. So far is awesome, takes up no memory space and has some mini apps available. It quickly mentions about making custom apps, I'm a little behind in being tech savvy enough to know where to find the way that's done. I've swapped the apps I have for Hermits mini versions with success and they work great and I can tell the phone runs faster.

  20. IA A-avatar

    Mind blowing app, saves from tons of installing unnecessary apps but is missing some very core features. Doesn't provide a way to see non tagged sites, if you have installed many sites then everything gets mixed up. Also should have info such as frequently visited sites, most used, recently used etc , it should simply make the app more usable. Lastly after some time it loses stored info such as logins etc which it should not.

  21. s rich-avatar

    The app is a multitude of apps that vicariously live within an app and take up virtually little storage. Most of the popular apps rendered in a "lite" version can be added to your device without leaving much if any footprint. Edit: 100MB according to Play store - why? [I suspend the following comments until further review: Superbly executed. It does what it says. Hard to top but continue your remarkable work.]

  22. Rajin Pk-avatar

    very bad. when i create youtube apps from hermit and when i play video then youtube screen is not working properly. 😠😠😠. also many other apps is not like original apps. just copying the link of website and create apps. it is bad for me.

  23. Mario Scooby-avatar

    I have been using this app since kitkat & now I'm using 10 but this app seems to have not updated with time, privacy, problems, suggestions, customisation but still I'm using it. For example if you use twitter lite , images save as .bin which is not actually a right way of saving images but when i do with original Twitter app or twitter clients, it saves as JPG or PNG. No different fonts, text resizing structure is broken, no different color modes like dark blue. No inbuilt browser for SM SITES.

  24. Keanon Patrick-avatar

    Excellent for avoiding bloated applications like Facebook while still maintaining access to most if not all features.

  25. Vansh Saini-avatar

    At first i thought why should i install when google chrome has this feature to create apps shortcut but what i find out that in this app you won't see any ads in the site and many other options for more privacy unlike chrome

  26. Sheet Pen-avatar

    You can't delete history or pause search and watch history. This browser seems too cluttered and not simple-like. Imo Google chrome feels more natural and user friendly.

  27. Prem Mishra-avatar

    Phenomenal. This app is amazing and uses the minimum memory Footprint with ad blocker. What else is required. Thanks my friends.

  28. Greg Lawrence-avatar

    For some reason I have to tap the Hermit app icon to Open Facebook twice to get it to open. Never works the first tap.

  29. Sanjay Jawarikar-avatar

    Sanjay Jawarikar


    Most of the time hermit display an error while loading lite app, unless this browser was super if this error is fixed.

  30. Sirajul Islam-avatar

    It just creats book marks and placed on home screen. Created icons looking fine. It is also a short-screen browser.

  31. Ben Grant-avatar

    Good for Google Shopping list shortcut. Though the swipe actions are a little buggy. Still better than having to talk to my phone in a supermarket to open my shopping list or use an ugly chrome shortcut. And nice to display the webpage like an app fullscreens with no browser frame

  32. Lloyd Vandever-avatar

    As soon as i started using this app I knew that something good happened to my phone. Finally an app that does what it says. I am impressed. It was well worth the 5 bucks.

  33. Mohammed Aldhabby-avatar

    Mohammed Aldhabby


    not smooth... also pages don't render properly which make me end up opening sites on regular browsers defeating the purpose

  34. Tᴜʟᴩᴀ Oᴍᴇɢᴀ-avatar

    Tᴜʟᴩᴀ Oᴍᴇɢᴀ


    Best and most versatile and useful browser in the Play Store.

  35. Raja Shekar Modem-avatar

    Raja Shekar Modem


    Came across this app long back but didn't understand the need of it . It was suggested recently by many people in suggestion threads & wanted to try it out. Pretty useful app & saves a ton of space on the device. They have apps for most of the websites that I frequently browse so I'm completely satisfied with it. Not to forget the different customization options it provides .Totally worth switching to.

  36. AntTalks-avatar

    I can't express this enough, this is one of the best apps on the app store. It took me like of searching to find something like this, please help up the good work.

  37. Michael Dion-avatar

    This app is perfect for all the devices that dont offer expansible storage and ship with 64GB or less. This feature rich app isnt like anything Ive come across before on Android. Some noteworthy OTB features are a list of premade social media apps, news, and education among other utilities and tools. Hermit also provides users with apps that could take the place of system apps like messages, gmail or even "Phone". My favorite feature in Hermit is by far the reader mode which only costs $6, once.

  38. Kid Ding-avatar

    This is a really, really good app. The Paid for section cements this. At first I didn't get it. I just got Hermit to be able to make my phone run faster by not having so many apps running on my phone. But recently Hermit came into its own and I understood how powerful this app is. An idiots guide to getting the rss feed notifications to work with the things you turn into apps would be nice. I understand not all apps an do this but it still to be able to understand how to do it properly.

  39. Michael Testa-avatar

    Very good. Fast. Dark mode for apps. DOES appear to work as advertised: battery consumption appears to be reduced and websites load faster. Sticking with it! 👍

  40. Tani Singh-avatar

    It works well, but it can only create one app. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Did not work, so I'm a bit disappointed.

  41. Ster E-avatar

    great lite weight easy on phone resources (battery, memory, etc) app that just plain works. Better than the apps Facebook makes, especially that pile of junk named Messager. only caveat is you have to close the app and reopen it after sending a message. The reason is you won't see your message you just sent. I think the only people who would find this annoying would be people that thrive on Facebook messenger. might be just my phone though as well.

  42. c b-avatar

    developer explained the issue is not related to the app, will wait for the affected site to work normal again

  43. Happy GoLucky-avatar

    Have to keep logging in to the account of the website I made a web app of every time I launch it.

  44. Anas Abo T-avatar

    Thank you for this great and simple app, please keep it simple and functional.

  45. Juhani Naskali-avatar

    Good for creating sandboxed browser apps. Has a lot of options for bookmarks etc.

  46. Justin Schil-avatar

    App seems very very useful and I'd love it more.if it didn't keep crashing on my phone. Seems like every other time I enter the app it freezes than crashes soon after. Some of the interface could use a bit of polish and customization but that's nitpicking. This app as the dev says is for power users. Hopefully an update in the future will fix my issues and I can try this again.

  47. Michael Stenson-avatar

    Michael Stenson


    Chrome "Home Screen" shortcuts allow you to drop the shortcut into a folder in your launcher (at least in Nova). Removing the shortcut from your home screen. Hermit doesn't seem to allow something like that. When attempted, the shortcut in the folder ends up as "App isn't installed". Enabling something like this would help tremendously! I would be able to de-app my phone by more than half and keep my home screen clean. Has this request been made before?

  48. Angelo Pe Benito-avatar

    Angelo Pe Benito


    Why isnt this advertised more? I only stumbled upon this app when I was looking for lighter apps. This is amazing. Facebook, Reddit, and shopping apps work great. This runs very smoothly on my Android Go device and I've been using it for my Poco F1 as well. The apps are very light and save me a lot of space. I just wish I could "make" the app outside of the main app without putting it on the home screen. Overall, very satisfied.

  49. Blake Humphries-avatar

    Blake Humphries


    Edit: Found the clear for cache/cookies. I had looked and somehow missed it under the main menu. That fixed my issue that I originally reported, thanks! The app works great. I love being able to control specific permissions, block ads, trackers, etc. Using this for Facebook as well as a number of other web sites. Would definitely recommend.

  50. Sarah TJ-avatar

    This app is amazing. I've been able to uninstall about 40 apps so far, which is improving battery life. It's very smooth and I can control functionality that I can't control or doesn't exist in a standard browser or website. I appreciate the security features, too. A few glitches here & there and I can't use it to replace some apps, but some of those are caused by the websites themselves. But that's nothing compared to the usefulness of this app. Great job!

  51. Mariusz Pałka-avatar

    Good idea. But... How to get rid of the annoying "Reader" suggestion that shows over every video I'm trying to watch? Also is it impossible to switch off the wierd video filter in "Night mode" or it's just that I couldn't find the option for it. It breaks contrast and colours in video playback. EDIT: Have some respect for your customers. I want to use these features not turn them off. I don't want them to affect video playback. Who needs reading time estimates in a full screen video or dimming filter over that said video if your phone already does that for you automatically. Fixing that should be easy since this app is nothing more than a heavily simplified web browser.

  52. Avik Dutta-avatar

    My phone was clogged with numerous storage/memory/battery hungry apps. i tried Hermit when it first offered three free lite app creations, and based on the first impression, I purchased the premium version, to support the developers with this awesome utility app they made. This app alone can replace a lot of rogue apps, and can easily extend your device's life. Note : Also, the guys at Chimbori are super friendly, and they responded to all my queries promptly. Highly recommended browser app.

  53. Kam M-avatar

    Tried this just to set up Google news with full dark theme and bigger text, since Google's app is still lacking. But I found it useful for more apps and websites I visit. It's great to be able to individually theme each site, no browser I have used/tried can do this. Very well made and stable, only 1 issue so far is Google plus (lite app) won't open links on posts, but all other lite app work so I'm guessing this is something to do with G+. Well worth the pro upgrade. Many thanks

  54. Syafiq Segaf-avatar

    I can not give this app less than 5 stars. It's (near) perfect, works as advertised, can be tried freely without limits nor ads before buying the premium version. Especially now with list view (previously there was only icon view, I don't mind it too much but list view is much better). So far I'm using this app for Fallen London, Kingdom of Loathing, and Whatsapp Web. All work perfectly.

  55. mykkai-avatar

    Great app. Very useful and light on resources, I uninstalled some of the native apps and replaced them with Hermit light apps. My phone works faster now.

  56. Mariusz Lon-avatar

    Great app, i found it after discovering that some apps were causing a lot of wackelock. It would be great if all shortcuts could be recreated at once after a restore from backup. Also it would make it more convenient if the login info for websites was prepoluted like in Chrome so we would just have to hit login instead of first having to click the login box to choose credentials.

  57. Niki C-avatar

    ⓇⒺⓅⓁⓎ: You can only open the original page that's listed in Lite apps. For example, you cannot open Google, search for something, and click on your search result, and have it remain after going to another Lite app. Once your leave that page, it returns to Google's homepage. Hermit is a great app in the sense that it is different than most apps here,, but it needs the option of having multiple tabs on each Lite app, and having them remain open after your switch Lite apps

  58. Devendra Raj-avatar

    Very good app it saves lots of storage it works very well.

  59. outofblue-avatar

    I love it, but... after last update lost all my apps. And I had many. So now it is quite annoying that need re-create them one by one, if I will actually remember everything I had there. The same goes to my tablet and phone. So maybe an option to make some kind of backup would be nice. Just saying.

  60. Mark Fraunhofer-avatar

    Mark Fraunhofer


    Well, love it, it's a bit clunky in spots but overall, fantastic. I'm doing this review for one reason. Developer goes into detailed explanations why the best way is to contact them through feedback in app, i have premium and there's no feedback button anywhere i could find. I simply wonder if and when is fingerprint support coming to open any lite app. Would love to be able to have ability to apply generic CSS per lite app as well as customize it per app. Simple interface to edit css colors.

  61. Dan Killam-avatar

    I enjoy this app as a way to protect my privacy and battery life. I can stay logged out of my social apps on my main browser so I don't get tracked around the web, and I don't need apps from the social media companies on my phone either, sucking up my data and battery. Two changes I'd suggest: it seems to take over the direct share entries on my phone which I'd like to disable. And I want the ability to remove the "sent from hermit" text when sharing. It used to be an option but was removed.

  62. Joshua Adamson-avatar

    Very useful for devices, with "conservative amounts of storage space". I only wish I would've discovered it sooner because it would have definitely come in handy with a couple of my previous phones that had only 4GB usable memory after the system uses the first 4 for the OS. It's kinda sad that if you can't throw down $1000 for a phone, u get a device that you install maybe 4 useful apps on and storage is already full!

  63. sanju sanjeeva-avatar

    This app is more useful i recommend to all ,This app creates lite version of a App's you needed and (it's plus point is " dark mode, battery consumption, less storage needed , Ads Free"), it's interface is easy and good . ("But it lags few times so i rated it 4 star's 🌟")plz bug's as fast as you can...

  64. Gary Masino-avatar

    I stumbled on this App when watching a YouTube video about Android Apps. I'm really impressed with the functionality and detail. It's a browser that creates a pseudo-App environment. For example, I've longed wanted an App for Real Clear History. Hermit takes it's browser and creates a lite App that mimics what an App should do. It has many great options for Ad blocking, text size control, etc. What a great App. PS: Only suggestion so far is for a folder structure in the Lite App List.

  65. nagaraj vallabhapurapu-avatar

    nagaraj vallabhapurapu


    Very nice app. But when i create short cut apps like facebook or gmail, hermit size is increasing. Its reaching approx. 500mb. Then how its usefull for us?

  66. Sean Piercy-avatar

    The concept is good but the UX is total garbage, like a five year old developed it. Can't figure out a way to remove the lite apps from the main screen (should be able to tap & hold for a context menu). Also, I went to create a new "lite app" for Pinterest and couldn't even get logged in correctly through your app, let alone have it actually accurately download the favicon and add it to my home screen. Just a mess....

  67. Rory Sawtelle-avatar

    I use Hermit to access online training videos on platforms that have not yet been optimized with their own app for mobile devices. I can create a link to the login page for a given account, run it as a desktop site and it just works. It's very convenient, and saves me a ton of time.

  68. Butch Adriatic-avatar

    Wouldn't work site frequented (on Hoop.la) it opened the site main page, site's presentation photo blurred out (they do show ads there on occasion...???), site menu would not function at all. Seemed to use browser I wished unistalled too. I hit one of the Herm. icons the kiwi menu is up. Desktop as premium basically means not free. I have yet to enjoy a mobile view to enjoy. Sorry 4 Caveman speak/not enough G-space for English anymore.

  69. Afif Asyraf-avatar

    Hey, can you fix dark mode in Instagram. Make the Instagram logo and other buttons on the page white or more brighter (the buttons right now are dark grey). Also, the photo displayed are too dim, please increase its brightness. The 3rd one, please remove white line above each photo displayed. It looks so weird. Thank you.

  70. Dren Tooth-avatar

    would give it a 5star but the app won't let you see the stories on Instagram while on Night Mode it's just plain black screen and videos on Instagram feed are shown with very low brightness even if you turn on your brightness setting all the way high same on Facebook stories. Idk if it's just a bug in the app. App would be perfect if those issues are fix and I would buy the premium after. Needs new update for this app

  71. Shravan K-avatar

    This is a great app if you're privacy focused and/or want to keep things lightweight. Some improvements I'd suggest would be to have different cookie stores for each app and the ability to create multiple apps for the same URL. I'm basically trying to have multiple accounts logged in for the same URL.

  72. ranjan mehta-avatar

    Fine app a little bit slow should save previously loaded pages , reloading previous pages takes time

  73. A Google user-avatar

    I want to know more about the app, I formation like how it works or does adding short cup to home screen will consume any memory So far the app is smooth and has some very good features like the night mode really loving it, the problem I found was u cannot send messages when you open instagram Hope they devolop it, so that users prefer it over native apps Thank you 👍👍

  74. yogesh raj sharma-avatar

    yogesh raj sharma


    very easy to use. fantastic ui. finally i am able to have devianart on my phone just because of hermit. the light apps are very snappy just like any other app. just one criticism,the dark mode sometimes hide the options on page. please just fix that. In all a fantastic app.

  75. Christos Dalagiannis-avatar

    Christos Dalagiannis


    You have an amazing application. I love it. I would say many good things here but only have a 500 character limit. Sorry broski I have a couple things here: 1. Hermit will not access my location. It has full permissions, but the GPS icon wont even appear on the notification bar. My GPS works with other apps like chrome and GPS but hermit doesn't seem like it wants to use it. It just says give location permissions to access locations. I tried it with many websites including Uber+Uber Eats. Help?

  76. Enki-avatar

    Love the app. The only thing I would want would be for the lite apps to appear in the app drawer, but I don't know if that's possible to implement.

  77. Brandon Nunn-avatar

    Thanks for the new update! (And the settings button in reader mode, since I had no idea there was a swipe out panel on the right until I emailed about it, which you were great about, BTW)! Definitely a useful app to cache away the stuff you don't want to bother with a full app for when a Lite App is perfect. Cheers!

  78. Kumar Unmukt-avatar

    Plz add backward/forward gestures for seamless browsing while in Fullscreen mode.Plus an AMP feature with IDM+ integration will make it an unbeatable pack.

  79. Pradeep K-avatar

    I'm presently using the trial version of Hermit to access chessable, which doesn't have it's own app. Hermit seems to be doing a decent job with it. The dark mode however is just a high contrast mode, which doesn't help much with most sites.

  80. Iron Spring-avatar

    Needs one option added to operations. Return to previous page after clicking link or thumbnail, not to totally reload last viewed page. If you're reading and go back, you have to rescroll down the first page to get back to the place you were reading. Please add this option. Thanks..

  81. Renee B-avatar

    Seems there is no way around, and being required to enroll in "early access",; your subscription product if you wish to do anything other than minimal FB or email. I am notime even able to access my one drive/ Google apps. I can't even find info on how to enroll in premium, for access to more set-up and app options

  82. Asad Rashid-avatar

    This app works great for what's app web version on my tablet, after it's running on my phone. Make sure you set the user agent string to desktop. Only down sides is the lite app keeps on reloading if I havent opened it for a while. Lastly there is no notifications from what's app I use join by joaoapps for that.

  83. Yirme Xeride-avatar

    I'm a bit skeptic at first, but after testing the app for a few hours, it works surprisingly well. This is highly recommended.

  84. kedar saudankar-avatar

    kedar saudankar


    Superb idea to have everything without any space issue ...love it...!!

  85. William Bravo-avatar

    I mainly use this app for instagram and its great for blocking all the ads. Truly a different experience. HOWEVER, Instagram is missing Dm's and posts with multiple photos. If you can somehow fix this I will rate 5 starts and give any part of my soul that facebook does not already own. :)

  86. Matt Schanz-avatar

    Excellent app, has changed my life. Great for avoiding the data hungry and privacy-ignoring Facebook and Twitter apps, but it also makes for a handy way to turn your favorite alternative news sites or forums into a reader app. Props to the devs for giving power to the user

  87. Pat Barry-avatar

    This app is just great for making dedicated apps out of web pages. 99% of the time its a much better experience than the original webpage, with many more options to customize it the way you like. God bless you and thankyou. Wish you had this app for Ipad as well.

  88. Hugh-avatar

    Didnt make a replacement for Facebook app for me (doesn't seem to be any option for that) however does browser versions beautifully

  89. Keith Johnson-avatar

    Been using this app for several years now. Its a great way to use it with Facebook and Instagram. Highly recommended

  90. nathan piccio-avatar

    Hermit has surprised me with the amount of functionality it offers within its bite sized apps. They offer similar functionality, and sometimes improve on the experiences I've had with the company-made lite apps. With a built in reader and dark modes, the overall experience leaves me satisfied.

  91. I Am Spencer-avatar

    Only issue I've run into so far is trying to access my files while using an app (like uploading a photo), I can't select any & the app reloads. Otherwise: So far so good! Keep up the work dev, I love lite apps :)

  92. Aliakbar Peerkhanji-avatar

    Aliakbar Peerkhanji


    Good for making lite apps but my problem is it many a times doesn't respond and I am unable to log Instagram account from it.

  93. Hayk Harutyunyan-avatar

    Hayk Harutyunyan


    So far pretty good, however WhatsApp Web has stopped loading. Question: Is it possible to customize the desktop shortcuts by hiding the Hermit's icon on them? Thanks

  94. Laszlo Tihanyi-avatar

    Excellent app, truly unique, delivering everything that's promised, I have been using it for a.long time and couldn't be happier with it but it's getting better and better all the time, a pleasure to use it, thank you to the excellent hardworking developer

  95. Rajat M.-avatar

    Very Awesome App!! but two things which you can improve 1. Add Password to setting for lite apps bcoz. setting is easily accessible to children 2.lite apps are not like actual app.. I am unable to put them in kids space #not available in as apps in apps management .. Thnks for the app😊😊

  96. Dr ew-avatar

    I like to jump between Android and iPhone every few years. I'm long over due for a switch, but happily staying mostly due to functioning swype keyboards, Google translate bubbles, and private web access that doubles as a web app to native app converter.

  97. Daryl Napp-avatar

    A couple missing features hold this back from being a 5. It needs to be able to open links with the appropriate site. Amazon for example is useless if someone gives you a link. You cant open a link to ab amazon product with hermit, same goes for other sites.

  98. JagdMetal-avatar

    Pointless! Asks me to login to Instagram. I login and then I get sent repeatedly right back to the login screen. Also it is almost 25mb not the much smaller size you claim. Now Instagram has locked my account due to "suspicious activity"! So much for Hermit that everybody praises so hightly. Whatever. Delete and wipe!

  99. Dean Arnold-avatar

    App would not offer to save any of my passwords, I'm running Android P so it should be compatible. Just makes the created apps more hard work, have gone back to just saving pages to home screen on Chrome which works better as it offers this missing functionally!!

  100. Sam Morris-avatar

    Fantastic! Finally, web apps as first class citizens. I've been wanting something like this for the longest time. Love that I can customize so much about each app UI. You solved the problem so I didn't have to.