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Maxthon Cloud Web Browser - Best Internet Explore Experience for iPhone

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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 11, 2016
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    Free; iTunes account required.
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Editors' Review


Maxthon Cloud Browser works in a number of ways very well, but in the one that counts most, there are issues. Time after time during our tests, the browser would slow down, pause, freeze up between menus, or fail to load the home screen right away. None of these things caused crashes or made it impossible to reach the sites we were testing (mostly search engines and news sites like Yahoo!) but the inconvenience was a frustrating barrier and a sharp contrast to the very fast built-in Safari browser.

Maxthon Cloud Browser gets a lot right, however. When you first open it, you'll find a tile set with a number of categories and topics and hot stories for each of those categories to choose from. There are also popular sites at the top you can access with a tap, and all of this can be customized to make quick access to any of these sites very easy. It's one of those desktop-style features that can be translated perfectly to a mobile browser and Maxthon does it well. But the performance issues start creeping in early. Again, Maxthon never crashed during our tests, but it did pause numerous times while loading and the browser buttons didn't always load right away or when the screen was swiped, making it hard to go back, save, or reload on command.

Maxthon Cloud Browser is a decent browser just in need of some fine tuning. With a faster response time, it could be a really solid alternative browser for the iPhone. For now, the delays may be enough to keep most users from switching.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Downloading the software is very slow!"

October 11, 2014  |  By gccradio2012

2014-10-11 03:19:03  |  By gccradio2012

 |  Version: Maxthon Web Browser Free - Fast mobile browser for seamless cross-device browsing 4.5.4


The browser works well when you get already installed.


Their server is really slow downloading the installation file my speed from their server connected is around 517 kilobits. Sometimes the download drops out and fails.


Someone needs to look at their network connection.

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1 stars

"unforgivable defects"

February 21, 2013  |  By bldcc

2013-02-21 21:26:14  |  By bldcc

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.0.3


It's fast.


It doesn't always bring back the same tabs I had up when I last closed it down. It will bring back tabs I had clicked out in my previous session and omit tabs that had been added during the session. This is not a defect I can live with.

The previous defect is exacerbated by the fact that the History is crap, only showing a small fraction of the pages I visit.

It cannot handle anywhere near as many tabs before getting slow as Firefox.

I will replace this with Maxthon 3 which I had before, but keep Firefox as default.


I hope they will fix these defects.

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1 stars

"Freezes up on Windows 7 home premium!"

January 06, 2013  |  By Rioismycat

2013-01-06 22:18:26  |  By Rioismycat

 |  Version: Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.0.1


Fast but needs improvements!


Freezes up on Windows 7 home premium, even with default settings!, i will stick with Maxthon 3 until they work out the bugs!, Maxthon 3 works great!


Buggy and needs improvements!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.8.7
Fixed a bug which can cause a crash.
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://
Release Date August 20, 2012
Date Added June 11, 2016
Version 4.8.7
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 24.11MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 992
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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