Maxthon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 227 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.8.1332
  • Total Downloads:
    695,837
  • Date Added:
    September 27, 2009
  • File Size:
    6.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    736
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Based on Internet Explorer's engine, Maxthon is probably something of a curiosity for most North American users. It never really caught on there, but elsewhere--especially China--it's one of the most popular browsers around. It renders pages fast and comes loaded with features, as if Firefox came with 90 percent of its most popular plug-ins. Maxthon 2 features loads more customization ability, but sacrifices a bit of stability for the privilege. Its design is stylish compared to the old version, and its new approach to accessing functions makes this free browser more competitive.

All the basics are represented here, from tabbed browsing to skins to add-ons, and many of the rolled-in features make Maxthon hard to ignore. Some of our favorite features include rolled-in auto-form filling, the ability to set up bookmark groups that open on start-up--excellent for news or blogs, the ability to autoscroll Web pages, and pop-up and content filters for blocking ads and specific content formats you don't want. There are also customizable hotkey commands for such nifty features as auto-completing URLs, so if you type "download" and hold down the Ctrl key, it will auto-fill the "http://" and the ".com". The online favorites service is similar to that offered by other browsers, and works well.

We also like the super drag-and-drop feature, which lets you directly select and drag keywords to a current Web page or directly to the address bar. Maxthon is fast, small, flexible, and easy to use, and the extra features make it a browser we highly recommend for those looking for a change of pace.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

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  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 227 votes

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    • 4 star 67
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 26
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4 stars

"Speedy and lighter than Safari, Opera, FF"

October 05, 2009  |  By deniceels

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.8.1332

Pros

Highly customisable, fast, small installation footprint (and download as well), built-in popup blockers, url link/domain blockers, multimedia disablers.

Cons

You can forget that it's Maxthon and load up many tabs (which will get small/tiny) while its on split screen.

Summary

Tried Safari, Opera, FF, and non come as close as this. In fact, you needn't drag a link to the tab in order to open up a new tab, just drag a little to the side it'll do. Split screen is 1 that beats all the rest hands down, plus the ability to block the bloat-ware flash interfaces straight-up to speed up loading. which the others needed an additional plugin to do so.

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5 stars

"One of the few "gloatless" browsers out there."

October 04, 2009  |  By denigma78

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.8.1332

Pros

Less ram usage than Chrome or IE8. Just as fast. Has setting to block ads automatically. No plugin required like Firefox. More features than IE or Chrome.

Cons

For someone who is not a techie, the feature list can be daunting. You can configure the toolbar so that it does not look cluttered.

Summary

IE8 is now my back up browser, Maxthon in now my primary. It just feel snappy not clunk.

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5 stars

"The most humanized browser!"

September 28, 2009  |  By Skyline100

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.8.1332

Pros

This browser's function is more humanized than firefox,athough the latter is the most populat one at present.Just try it and you will love it as me.

Cons

Not so famous as Firefox,which is inferior in fact.

Summary

The browser i mostly want to recommend.Such a marvelous one ought to be absolutely supported!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.8.1332
Fixed a crash problem. Fixed an input problem under Turkish Q keyboard layout.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date September 27, 2009
Date Added September 27, 2009
Version 2.5.8.1332
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.53MB
File Name mx_2.5.18.1000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 695,837
Downloads Last Week 736
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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