Maxthon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.2.2000
  • Total Downloads:
    122,906
  • Date Added:
    August 23, 2013
  • 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

"Its futuristic, yet much safer than Chrome ever'll be."

January 24, 2014  |  By Deckard_82

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

- Agile
- Futuristic
- Playful
- Stable
- Encrypts data [claims]
- Uses IDM's multi-thread technology to download data.

Cons

- My only concern with this absolutely stunning browser is that it is from China. I don't trust China, nobody does! But this browser is just way too awesome for me not to use.

Summary

Maxthon literally re-defines what a browser means. It is just out of this world in every single way. Much faster than chrome and also safer. I freakin' love it and recommend everyone to try it out.

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4 stars

"Good browser"

December 28, 2013  |  By Duane Kilman

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Easy settings, works good and fast.

Cons

Not much dress up.

Summary

Works well and does what I needed it to do.

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1 stars

"WARNING! DO NOT DOWNLOAD !!"

November 03, 2013  |  By SleepyHollowUSA

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

None at all. Zero.

Cons

I am disappointed that Download.com would allow software to be put on this site that allows unauthorized programs to be installed on your computer. After installation of Maxthon, I discovered a Lucky Leap program which was installed (which was not authorized) and also "Easy PC Backup" program that had popups and changed the Windows registry settings on my computer. It took me HOURS to reinstall everything and scan my computer.

Summary

SPYWARE BEWARE. DO NOT ENDANGER YOUR COMPUTER. C/NET HAS DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE.

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5 stars

"Excellent browser with loads of features"

October 23, 2013  |  By tim_anderson

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Its fast, comes with a dual-screen option & its pretty awesome.
Loads of shortcut keys & everything can be customized .

I can go on & on, since it comes with plenty of options.

Cons

Not as popular as other browsers, hence there is a whole lot of possibilities for Maxthon.

Summary

Maxthon is a great browser, loaded with some amazing features. Comes with dual rendering engines, so no risk of the device crashing. It takes a while to know about all the goodies that come with it. Even I'm still exploring!

My Rating: 4.5/5 Get ready to be amazed.

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1 stars

"Older versions were awesome."

September 30, 2013  |  By allinia325

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Magic-fill works great

Cons

This latest version is very unstable. When I open a new page, it freezes up. I have to wait 3-4 minutes before it starts to work. I am unable to view anything from Adobe Flashplayer. It makes me very unhappy to have to part ways with Maxthon but it is just not a good browser anymore.

Summary

Don't waste your time downloading this browser. You won't be happy with it. I tried to use the Maxthon forum to discuss my problem with Adobe Flashplayer but they responded with information I was unable to do anything with. I'm not a computer genius, but I do know how to do most things. Something about going to this line of writing and replacing it with this line...........just not worth my time anymore. Good bye Maxthon!

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1 stars

"was great but new cloud browser not good"

September 21, 2013  |  By sajib801

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

nothing compare to other browser ..3.4 was best

Cons

it can't go to link in youtube its like sometime page become read only .only 10 tabs memory wopping 700 mb .worse than chrome .slows down .not all flash loads .version 3.4 was good but not the latest cloud funtion .latest version probably full beta cz it has so many bugs

Summary

keep the 3.4 which was the best

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1 stars

"Used to work great"

August 25, 2013  |  By SENSUAL24

 |  Version: Maxthon 4.1.2.2000

Pros

Used to be better than firefox and chrome for me.

Cons

It used to work fine and then all of a sudden it kept trying to open a webpage that my anti-virus software said was infected. It kept saying my computer was infected and needed to be cleaned. I quickly uninstalled it and ran a scan and my computer was clean.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.2.2000
Version 4.1.2.3000 fixed bug that might lead to version 4.1.2.2000 crash and improved the page scrolling speed.
General
Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date August 22, 2013
Date Added August 23, 2013
Version 4.1.2.2000
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
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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