Maxthon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.12.4586
  • Total Downloads:
    695,837
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    736
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #24 in Web Browsers

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

    3.7

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 227 votes

    • 5 star 102
    • 4 star 67
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 26
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5 stars

"The Maxthon Internet Browser Is Great!"

May 22, 2010  |  By vegetarianwino

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

The browser's quick operation, the ability to change the browser's skin to make it look different, and the ability to quickly add and subtract features using drag-and-drop are what I like most about this browser.

Cons

Though Maxthon looks far, far better, Google's Chrome operates a little faster.

Summary

Maxthon is fast, beautiful, and easily customizable. My favorite feature is the weather on the browser feature. Just look up in the corner of your browser, and see the forecast for today and tomorrow with temperature highs and lows. The Split View button allows for viewing two different webpages on the same window.

Maxthon QuickAccess is much like Opera's Speed Dial -except faster- and I have placed a link to the Maxthon Addons site. Like having a link to more free Apps for your iPhone, or Windows Mobile OS.

Being the type of friend that my friends come to with their computer problems, I usually alleviate their online browsing problems by downloading and installing the Maxthon browser usually from the Brothersoft website. Everybody loves Maxthon.

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5 stars

"Best ad blocker in the business!"

May 15, 2010  |  By denigma78

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

Run's off IE's shell so you know the website will alwasy display correctly

Cons

UI to busy but has more customization options than any other browser.

Summary

Just as fast as Internet Explorer. Uses less processing threads and ram. Has built in ad blocker no extension needed.

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3 stars

"must admit its fast-and also rather nice"

April 15, 2010  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

Good looking -fast- and better than explorer. Though its made somehow similar to that

Cons

I have 2 other browsers- And this one takes over the functions that I gave those.
That irretates me...............and I know that it can be a reason why i will not keep it.
That is also the reason for giving it a 3 star instead of 4

Summary

to much inteferring from this program--I like to be judge over what i want and not

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4 stars

"the upgrade allows me to access yahoo"

April 11, 2010  |  By prelee

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

i like maxthon, each new web page is a tab. when im done with the web page the red x removes the web page.

Cons

i havent found anything totally bad about it yet

Summary

it works for me. it isnt quite as secure as it should

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4 stars

"functional with extras"

April 05, 2010  |  By only4andrea

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

far less "not responding" than IE

Cons

some game sites will not open stating my browser does not accept Java, can't figure this out

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1 stars

"System crashed repeatedly, Maxthon, what did you do????"

April 05, 2010  |  By mhankesq

 |  Version: Maxthon 2.5.12.4586

Pros

Has neat red box telling you that you crashed

Cons

It makes you crash

Summary

Skip this update

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.12.4586
Version 2.5.12.4586 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date April 01, 2010
Date Added April 01, 2010
Version 2.5.12.4586
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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