Maxthon Browser

Maxthon Browser software is a powerful tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine (your most likely current web browser) which means that what works in the IE browser will work the same in Maxthon tabbed browser but with many additional efficient features.

Some of these great additional Maxthon features include:

  • Tabbed Browsing Interface – Maxthon Browser's powerful tabbed interface will give you the best browsing experience without taking your taskbar space away. All the web pages are arranged inside Maxthon Browser's main window. Multiple web pages are indicated by tabs for easy navigation.
  • Mouse Gestures – Command your browser just with your mouse! Mouse Gestures are another revolutionary invention among the browsers. With 'Mouse Gestures' enabled, you can use your mouse to command Maxthon easily. And Some people say that it feels like playing KongFu with their mouse.
  • Super Drag&Drop – Maxthon Browser introduces another revolutionary technology to speed up your browsing – the Super Drag&Drop. With Super Drag&Drop enabled, you can open new links by simply dragging and dropping the link on the page. You can also drag&drop to search selected words with the default search engine or open a link in new tab or save the selected content when CTRL is held down.
  • Favorites Bar – Maxthon Browser provides a customizable favorites Bar for better access to your "Links" or favorites from other folders. You can open all favorites inside a folder. You also have the option to set favorites as "Most Favorites" in the favorites side bar and open them when Maxthon Browser starts. Even more options are available from the right click menu.
  • Ad Hunter – Popup ads, Flash ads, Floating ads, Image ads… Get enough with all these annoying ads? Here is the solution: AD Hunter. AD Hunter consists of several neat functions to block all kind of ads. You can use the "Auto Filter" to block popup ads or setup a "Filter List" for more accurate and customized blocking.
  • IE Extension Support – Can the Google Bar and other IE Toolbar be installed and used in third party browsers besides IE? Even Google will tell you NO, but we can say YES. In fact, not only the Google Bar is supported. Maxthon Browser can also support a lot of other IE plugins and toolbars like FlashGet Bar, etc.
  • External Utility Bar – With Maxthon Browser, you don't have to start other programs by switching away. Just add them to the Utility Bar and launch them by a single click. You could even set them to start and shut down with Maxthon Browser automatically.
  • Privacy Protection – We care about your privacy. With Maxthon Browser, you can erase all your browsing information easily and even automatically. You can clear your private information such as the browsing history, cookies, cache…etc with a single click. Further more, you can even setup Maxthon Browser to clear all your browsing information automatically when it closes.
  • Skins – Maxthon Browser supports flexible skins to change the look of the browser window. With skins you can change the icons, colors and backgrounds of Maxthon Browser. If you want, you can also disable them to enable Windows native skinning. There are already 300+ skins created for Maxthon Browser and more are coming. Be sure to visit the Skins site to find out how beautiful Maxthon Browser could be.
  • Plugins – You can further enhance the functionalities of Maxthon Browser with plugins. Besides the IE plugins, Maxthon Browser supports its own even more powerful sidebar and toolbar plugins. There are already 400+ plugins created for Maxthon Browser and more are coming. Be sure to visit the Plugins site to add even more features to Maxthon Browser.
  • Compatibility & Low on Resources – Maxthon Browser has full IE compatibility which means you will still have all you have in IE. Maxthon Browser uses very few resources, resulting in an average of 65% less RAM usage compares to IE when having the same large number of pages open.
  • More – There are even more features that Maxthon Browser can provide you, such as, Page Zooming, Simple Collector, Web Services, Password protecting Tabs, URL Aliases and many others. All of them working efficiently while you surf the Internet with Maxthon Browser.

The minimum system requirements of Maxthon are:

  • 100MHz CPU
  • 32MB RAM
  • 4MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows98
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5

The recommended system requirements of Maxthon are:

  • 800MHz CPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 64MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft 2000/XP/2003 or Above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or Above


Review by Jared Moya

Maxthon Browser has an average rating 3.6 out of 5 based on 5 user ratings.