Maxthon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 102 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.3.1000
  • Total Downloads:
    155,936
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    749
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #19 in Web Browsers

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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4 stars

"It's improving"

January 23, 2012  |  By nakaosan

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.3.3.1000

Pros

Stable for basic uses; lots of useful guides and suggestions.

Cons

Still crashes sometimes during some Flash applications; no Mac version available

Summary

Improving, but still struggling to gain greater acceptance.

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4 stars

"Good browser"

January 18, 2012  |  By yaoqq2009

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.3.3.1000

Pros

This is the second dual-core browser I ever used apart from Avant browser.
The interface is more beautiful and also has a bunch of build-in features.
If maxthon can reduce their Memory usage, that will be perfect.

Cons

I always open about 20 pages when I start btowser.The more tabs you opend and the long time you keep using mathon, you will find it eat a big amount of resource.

Summary

A good browser.

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4 stars

"The browser that is innovated."

January 16, 2012  |  By posh69--2008

 |  Version: Maxthon 3.3.3.1000

Pros

Maxthon browser is a retro of many older internet explorer browsers which has many modes to it.Unlike explorer Maxthon is easier; more flexible browser.I definitely love the features of Maxthon plus it's free to use like most browsers; just open up an account with the people who developed Maxthon and you are ready to experience a browser like no other.

Cons

The only downfall with this browser you need to register with Maxthon.

Summary

Maxthon is fast,flexible,stable even has a cpu option in which you can see how your computer's doing straight from the browser.Even the modes are cool;like firefox persona feature;but fewer changeable modes,skins than mozilla offers.The bottom line is this is so far the best browser I ever used,experienced.I think it is easier on your cpu than other browsers.posh69-2008

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.3.1000
3.3.3.1000 [2012-01-05] Fixes: [Webkit Core] * Some crash problems. * Some problems related to jQuery. * Could not open related reading pages in RSS Reader. * Enhanced the compatibility. * Freeze problem when enabled Smooth Scrolling. * WebkitRequestAnimationFrame support problem. * The original email would be empty after replied an email. * Some images in pages could not display. * Missing Plugin prompt when visited some sites. 3.3.3.600_Beta [2011-12-30] New Feature: + Supported HTML5 Desktop Drag-Out. Improvements: * Enabled AdHunter Sync by default. Fixes: [Main Frame] * External Tools and Auxiliary Information in Status Bar could not display in few computers. [Webkit Core] * Some page compatibility problems. [User Interface] * Favorites List might be blocked by System Task Bar when draged & droped favorites items. [Download] * Maxthon Downloader could not check disk space. * Memory Leak when downloaded large files from LAN. [Source Sniffer] * Failed to download Youtube videos.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date January 05, 2012
Date Added January 06, 2012
Version 3.3.3.1000
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.49MB
File Name mxsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 155,936
Downloads Last Week 749
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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