Maxthon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.0.2000
  • Total Downloads:
    121,069
  • Date Added:
    November 02, 2011
  • File Size:
    39.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,038
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/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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5 stars

"speedy, sleek, cool built-in features"

November 07, 2011  |  By ratonzito

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.2.0.2000

Pros

screen grab
split screen
saves bookmarks online
online notepad to save all my notes

Cons

no addons, that make browser clunky

Summary

really cool, makes me feel special coz not everybody knows about this browser -- won't stay that way for much longer I guess

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5 stars

"Excellent browser. I'm a convert from Firefox & Chrome."

November 05, 2011  |  By wiggersmate

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.2.0.2000

Pros

Love the Magic fill and the "Last visited pages". I Previously used Roboform and Lastfill with Xmarks to recall previous pages. Maxthon avoids third party involvement! Well done! Also, I love the way favorites are shown in a page of columns instead of having to scroll through a listing.

Cons

Haven't found any yet as I'm enjoying the new experience!

Summary

I just love it. Simply the BEST. (Sorry not to use all the remaining characters but you cannot improve on the BEST!

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4 stars

"Better than IE, but...."

November 05, 2011  |  By nakaosan

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.2.0.2000

Pros

Excellent graphics will appeal to novice and hard-core users alike; much quicker than IE; intuitive download manager.

Cons

Sometimes crashes when used with Adobe Flash; still not receptive with some applications.

Summary

Still a work in progress, but with increasing popularity Maxthon may become a polished product that will challenge Firefox.

Updated on Nov 15, 2011

A fast browser, faster than IE, but it's still a work in progress because of occasional crashes with some commonly used apps like Adobe Flash.

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4 stars

"Excellent Browser"

November 04, 2011  |  By hawk1046

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.2.0.2000

Pros

Very open to programming.
Easy on the eyes
Quick
Download Manager is very intuitive

Cons

Pop-up menu for "pop-ups/saving" button can become distracting and sometimes annoying, however it can be useful upon occasion.

Summary

A super browser to use anytime...day or nite.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.0.2000
Version 3.2.0.2000 updated Maxthon Thunder Downloader module. Fixed icon display problem of Edit Blocking Rules window; fixed the 'failed to intercept some popup windows correctly' bug.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date October 28, 2011
Date Added November 02, 2011
Version 3.2.0.2000
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.48MB
File Name mx4.4.3.2000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 121,069
Downloads Last Week 1,038
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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