Maxthon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.0.2000
  • Total Downloads:
    122,906
  • Date Added:
    December 11, 2012
  • File Size:
    38.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,094
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 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

"this is the best brower there is out there right now"

February 23, 2013  |  By AussieCruke

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

With the spell checker and the ability to have full control,of your browser is a plus.with the with the android and iphone ipad with HD is great

Cons

dose not have hotmail apps and do not track

Summary

This is one of the best web browser there is.if you wont full control over your browser you will love Maxthon

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5 stars

"This is the best web browser that I have used yet."

February 23, 2013  |  By heyall94

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Speed
Ease of use
Many phenomenal built-in features

Cons

Difficult to set only icons as bookmarks
Few apps (or addons, or extensions, or whatever)

Summary

A very good overall browser. Switched from chrome with no regrets. It doesn't have addblock, but has a built in add blocker. This seems to be the goal of maxthon. Build enough features in, so that other extensions are not needed. I would highly recommend this browser to anyone.

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3 stars

"I didn't install it after reading TOS."

February 17, 2013  |  By hershey444

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

The description and reviews sound pretty good and I had installed the mobile version on my Kindle Fire and liked it there so thought I might give it a try on my desktop.

Cons

During installation, I actually read the Terms and was pretty disappointed at the Coupon Companion stuff that comes with it. I read that it will track my URL's and every click to bring me coupons of interest. No thanks!!!

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5 stars

"Best Web Browser ever!"

February 11, 2013  |  By DesmondInside

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

1. Light
2. No crash
3. Fast
4. Dual Rendering Engine
5. Full Features
6. User-Friendly
7. Safe Browsing Feature
8. Cloud Browser

Cons

1. Bad user interface.

Summary

I like this browser so much! MAXTHON WOULD BE THE BEST!

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5 stars

"Simply Amazing"

January 15, 2013  |  By mforan23

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Super fast
Very slick looking interface
Some of the extensions are pretty neat

Cons

None I can think of

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5 stars

"Absolutely the best browser I have ever used!"

January 03, 2013  |  By KB4TGR

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Wicked fast!
Renders old sites and new sites with equal ease.
Comes out of the box packed with features.
Lots of add ons and extensions.
Never hangs or crashes.
Able to store favorites and info on the cloud, to sync between PC and laptop.
Easily customizable.
Out of the way toolbar packed with features.
Able to connect all my accounts and devices to one account.
Has a built-in download manager and developer tools.
Imports/exports user data easily.
Maxthon community.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

I have used IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and SeaMonkey, each with numerous problems and mounting frustrations...but by far, Maxthon is the best. Installs quickly, works effortlessly, extremely easy to customize...it amazes me on a daily basis. Maxthon does what I want it to do, when I want it, and without any problems. It is everything I want in a browser and more. I am definitely recommending Maxthon to all my friends and colleagues.

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3 stars

"Not bad not great"

December 17, 2012  |  By bryan43016

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Better then IE but then what isn't

Cons

Tends to freeze up and become unresponsive and some websites such as netflix and bank of America make the browser crash

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5 stars

"Undoubtedly the Best Web Browser around the World"

December 14, 2012  |  By Rebsat

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Everything from this browser is awesome, really really great browser

Cons

Nothing to say

Summary

I'm so proud and so happy that I'm using Maxthon browser now and forever, there're not any browser as good as Maxthon even they can't get close to it

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5 stars

"Absolutely best browsers I ever used!!!!!"

December 14, 2012  |  By jaymans

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.0.0.2000

Pros

Everythings good about this browsers never crashes never have a problem ever

Cons

Haven't had any in 2 years running it only 1 I'll ever use fox old school and chromes sucks period!!!!

Summary

Best browsers on the market puts both fox and chrome to absolute shame I love this browsers 2 years and not 1 problem as of yet :) :)Highly recommend it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.0.2000
Version 4.0.0.2000 supports downloading files in various formats and uploading them to 'My Cloud' for backup on any device.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date December 10, 2012
Date Added December 11, 2012
Version 4.0.0.2000
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.97MB
File Name mx4.4.3.3000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 122,906
Downloads Last Week 1,094
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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