The Maxthon browser has been around for quite a long time now – more than 10 years. If you still haven’t heard of it, now is a good time. It has a lot of nifty features and half of them are either not found or tend to be ignored in other browsers.
Maxthon is a multi-platform cloud browser and offers support for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. It offers a great synchronization between these operating systems and different devices. Maxthon stands out for its cloud services like Cloud Push
and Cloud Download
, which, respectively, let you send data to other devices (even over SMS) and save Web downloads to cloud storage instead to your computer.
The browser supports HTML5
in a unique way, combining both the WebKit
rendering engines, which can be switched between via its Ultra and Retro modes. This is a very clever implementation as it serves the purpose to render and load any Web pages over the Internet and both layout engines are not found together in any other browser.
Maxthon has standard extension like other browsers – Favourite Bookmarks
, Pop-Up Blocker
and using a master password for multiple sites. But, it also has other unique and very useful features included with its installation – AdBlock Plus
, Mouse Gesture
is a great filter that blocks ads using both images and flash. The Mouse Gesture
feature can be used to navigate through the internet by moving the mouse in patterns and giving commands that way such as Forward, Back, Refresh or even Hide. The Multi-Search
allows you to search the Web for keywords via multiple search engines at the same time, also being able to choose how many, and which engines to include.
Many users report that Maxthon runs smoothly on different devices, cross platforms. Also, that it uses less memory and is faster than other browsers they have used.If you haven't used this browser before, you can give it a go and share your first impressions of it below!