Maxthon Cloud Browser

Maxthon Cloud Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.2.2000
  • Total Downloads:
    117,213
  • Date Added:
    September 12, 2014
  • File Size:
    39.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,004
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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There are so many great Web browsers available today that the superpower struggle between IE and Netscape sometimes seems as distant as the Cold War between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. We recently became acquainted with Maxthon, a free browser that offers some unique advantages, such as its Dual Display Modes, Ultra and Retro. Maxthon automatically switches between Ultra Mode, which uses WebKit to render up-to-date sites, and Retro mode, which uses a legacy engine for older sites built with earlier tools. It also offers safe browsing; toolbar apps like notekeeping, translations, feeds, and screen capture; mouse gestures; smart drag-and-drop; autofill; multisearch; and ad and pop-up blockers.

Maxthon installed very quickly, a good start. Its tabbed interface, customizable toolbars, integrated search field, and Favorites menu give Maxthon a familiar feel that we quickly enhanced by importing our bookmarks, something Maxthon can do from IE or any HTML-based browser bookmark file. Like all contenders in the increasingly crowded browser field, Maxthon's look and features can be customized to suit your needs and moods. The highlighted Safe icon indicated we were visiting a validated Web site; clicking it opened information about the site. The Ad Hunter feature worked quite well, blocking ad pop-ups on the most annoying sites we visit without blocking content we wanted to see; in any case, it's easy to toggle on and off via an icon on the bottom right. There's even a mute button built into the lower frame to quickly silence noisy sites. In fact, Maxthon offers a full complement of features and options, and everything we tried worked well.

Now, on to the dual-mode browsing. It's, in a word, cool. To our knowledge, this is a unique capability that worked very well. A small square on the address bar changes from a yellow lightning bolt to a blue graph icon to indicate which rendering engine is in use. Browsing to a Web site rendered with WebKit tended to make the difference obvious, with crisp graphics that loaded with lightning speed. We could switch manually between Ultra and Retro Mode, too, for Web sites that didn't render perfectly in WebKit. Try it for yourself and see what makes Maxthon different before the others catch up.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Lasted about 3 hours........"

September 22, 2014  |  By Azlan The Lion

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.2.2000

Pros

Cool start page with awesome news feed and other neat useable sites.

Cons

It froze up and or failed 3 times in the 3 hours I used it. It was not fast at all.

Summary

Ok, I saw one review that mentioned it loads other software without your knowledge. That is a lie if you WATCH the screen there are boxes on the lower left that state "decline" if you do that you don't get the other junk they would like you do install as well. You DO NOT have too in order to get Maxthon Cloud Browser. That said, I had high hopes for this browers and liked it while I had it, it did not do any better then M.S. I.E, Chrome, Opera, Slimbrowser on my Intel i3 2.8ghz windows 7 64bit laptop. The product was so bad for me and I wanted to dispell the stealth software installation lie I signed up for a Cnet account.

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5 stars

"fast and funny"

June 22, 2014  |  By hrgiger

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.1.2000

Pros

it is the best alternative to IE

Cons

the ad blocker is not that good

Summary

it needs a while, but then you'll love it

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5 stars

"Main browser."

June 01, 2014  |  By Rateara

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.0.4000

Pros

~Starts qickly
~Page loads fast
~Can switch between Webkit and Trident

Cons

~ Add blocking needs inproving

Summary

I use Maxthon as my main web browser since it opens up in a flash.

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5 stars

"Best Browser ever!"

May 07, 2014  |  By loooping8

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.0.3000

Pros

Default is the better i sugges

Cons

very fast ,many skin

Summary

gives no data to the NSA!

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5 stars

"Currently the best browser for me"

March 07, 2014  |  By soularashi

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.2.1.1000

Pros

Great features,easy to navigate, does not crash
I'm satisfied with the add ons too since it both does the simple jobs I require and is not cluttered.

Cons

non so far

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4 stars

"A good alternative to Chrome and Opera"

February 02, 2014  |  By Lucien_Sabre

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.2.1.1000

Pros

Fast, easy-to-use interface, customizability, safe.

Cons

Not so good for videos, scarce extensions and plugins, bookmars visibility and organization.

Summary

I started to use the portable version of this browser about 40 days ago, when Chrome screwed up with its last update and Firefox's blocked plugins caused some small issues, and so far I'm pretty satisfied.

It's a very neat browser: the interface is easy to navigate, it's safe and pretty fast (Firexof is still slightly faster, though); there are lots of settings to customize it to your liking, which in the end make it aesthetically better-looking than Chrome.

What I didn't like is the lack of extensions and plugins; there are still not enough add-ons, and many of them are in chinese only. The bookmarks are no good either; you can easily import them from both Firefox and Chrome, but they look very messy and it's hard to find your way through them. Last con are the videos: I watched a couple of YouTube videos and they played fine, but other videos didn't played smoothly and ketp freezing 3 or 4 times while I was watching them.

In the end, I can suggest Maxthon only as a back-up of your primary browser - who, in my personal opinion, should be Firefox - because it still has a couple of big glitches.

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5 stars

"Its futuristic, yet much safer than Chrome ever'll be."

January 24, 2014  |  By Deckard_82

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

- Agile
- Futuristic
- Playful
- Stable
- Encrypts data [claims]
- Uses IDM's multi-thread technology to download data.

Cons

- My only concern with this absolutely stunning browser is that it is from China. I don't trust China, nobody does! But this browser is just way too awesome for me not to use.

Summary

Maxthon literally re-defines what a browser means. It is just out of this world in every single way. Much faster than chrome and also safer. I freakin' love it and recommend everyone to try it out.

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4 stars

"Good browser"

December 28, 2013  |  By Duane Kilman

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Easy settings, works good and fast.

Cons

Not much dress up.

Summary

Works well and does what I needed it to do.

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1 stars

"WARNING! DO NOT DOWNLOAD !!"

November 03, 2013  |  By SleepyHollowUSA

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

None at all. Zero.

Cons

I am disappointed that Download.com would allow software to be put on this site that allows unauthorized programs to be installed on your computer. After installation of Maxthon, I discovered a Lucky Leap program which was installed (which was not authorized) and also "Easy PC Backup" program that had popups and changed the Windows registry settings on my computer. It took me HOURS to reinstall everything and scan my computer.

Summary

SPYWARE BEWARE. DO NOT ENDANGER YOUR COMPUTER. C/NET HAS DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE.

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5 stars

"Excellent browser with loads of features"

October 23, 2013  |  By tim_anderson

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Its fast, comes with a dual-screen option & its pretty awesome.
Loads of shortcut keys & everything can be customized .

I can go on & on, since it comes with plenty of options.

Cons

Not as popular as other browsers, hence there is a whole lot of possibilities for Maxthon.

Summary

Maxthon is a great browser, loaded with some amazing features. Comes with dual rendering engines, so no risk of the device crashing. It takes a while to know about all the goodies that come with it. Even I'm still exploring!

My Rating: 4.5/5 Get ready to be amazed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.4.2.2000
  • Added "Hide Quick Access page" option
  • Adjusted Quick access search widget News gathering mechanism.
  • Cloud push window displays a half when receiving cloud pushed message from phone to PC
  • Using the keyboard to switch search engine in search box is not effective
  • Fixed some Quick Access Data Loss Problems
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date September 11, 2014
Date Added September 12, 2014
Version 4.4.2.2000
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.42MB
File Name mx4.4.2.2000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 117,213
Downloads Last Week 1,004
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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