Sep 10, 2022
Major design updates bring more Material Design across the app. New features and optimizations for devices running Android 13 Tiramisu. Better layout on tablets. New privacy features, such as Tracking Parameter Remover. And lots more! Celebrating more than 7 years of regular, free, updates to the original Lite Apps Browser that make it even better!
First and foremost, you’ll notice a brand new design that is more in line with Material Design than ever before. Almost all widgets, buttons, toolbars, etc. fully embrace Material Design.
Optimized for Tablets: If you use Android on larger screens such as tablets or foldables, you’ll see that Hermit now works better across all of them.
Global Settings have been streamlined to add new categories to help you find individual settings faster. Check out the new Appearance settings category for more.
New “More Settings” button in the Quick Settings sidebar makes it clearer to see that there are lots more settings available.
Tags are now available in a sidebar on the left, just like in other apps like Gmail, Contacts, Drive, and many others. (They have moved from their previous location at the bottom of the home screen).
New feature: This was introduced a few releases ago, but is relatively new. When you turn it on, Hermit will automatically strip out URL parameters that are commonly used for tracking your web visits by advertisers and data brokers.
We always like to stay up-to-date with the user interface, privacy, and security improvements that Google makes during every new Android release.
Themed Icon: Love your homescreen with themed icons? Hermit has joined the party.
Notifications Permission Request On Android 13 Tiramisu devices, Hermit will ask for your permission to show notifications. You can decline this permission if you do not wish to use the Feeds and Web Monitors features.
App Language Picker: A boon for those who speak multiple languages! Android 13 finally allows you to pick a different language for each app. Hermit fully supports this for every language that it is translated in.
New Image Picker when using a custom icon for any Lite App. Read more
Navigation Improvements: Hermit v21 is a deep rewrite of core parts of the app. We have fixed several issues related to loading the home page instead of the last-visited page when returning to a Lite App, and you’ll see an overall increase in stability, reliability, and performance.
Better Icons: Hermit now downloads and uses higher-quality icons from web sites wherever available.
Feeds are auto-discovered when creating new Lite Apps. Hermit will automatically set up notifications so you can receive updates in the background.
Downloads: New fixes for mis-configured servers that send blank filenames.
If Swipe Gestures are disabled, and Frameless Mode is enabled, then there’s no way to access any settings. So Frameless Mode is automatically disabled if you have Swipe Gestures turned off.
Option to “Show all warnings again” in case you want to bring back warnings you have silenced previously.