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Editors' Review

A browser based on the Internet Explorer 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.

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".

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. This version, Classic, differs from the newer Maxthon in several ways--notably by being more stable and less customizable.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.7.35

Version 1.6.7 build 35 fixed default search engine problem.

General

Publisher Maxthon
Publisher web site http://www.maxthon.com
Release Date March 03, 2010
Date Added March 03, 2010
Version 1.6.7.35

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/2000/XP/2003/7
Additional Requirements

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File Size Not Available
File Name External File

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Total Downloads 5,450,822
Downloads Last Week 8

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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