Cloud-based Web browser that runs on a variety of systems
Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2000 / Windows 8
Maxthon is an incredibly customizable browser that offers a worthy alternative to the big name browsers. It is quick, light and easy to learn. Although it includes basic functions such as tabbed browsing, bookmarking and plug-ins, it also offers features that would typically require an add-on.
Maxthon is simple and its tricks and tools are often self-explanatory. Hover over the buttons to see a label. Right click to see the options available. If you need more help, choose "Help" in the menu bar and you’ll be given a few good options on where to go for further instruction.
The many features that come with the installation of Maxthon represent a big asset for those who would rather not search for specialized add-ons. The address bar can be switched to a right-to-left reading order. A sidebar on the left gives you access to search, bookmarks, history, RSS feeds and your local files. They all open into the side panel. The tab bar can be moved to the top or bottom of the browser window. There are options to rename and lock the tabs. One very useful feature is the ability to tile the tabs vertically. Do you need to jump between two tabs? Right click on a tab and vertically tile them in one window. If you have a large number of tabs, they’ll arrange themselves in a grid. When you're done, the "maximize all" button is easily accessible among the standard buttons. In the menu bar, there is also an option to view a links list. This lists all the links in the current tab. Options such as setting up a proxy, using an ad blocker and controlling downloads are available in other browsers, but Maxthon makes the process easy.
Maxthon is a browser for those who want the most they can get in s single installation. With that goal in mind, Maxthon is effective and reliable.