Maxthon Browser Review

Maxthon Browser

Maxthon Browser, built on Internet Explorer technology, is one of the more capable alternatives out there. It boasts many of the features expected in competitive browsers but also some you might not. Furthermore, it boasts more options and configuration settings than almost every other web browser we’ve encountered.

As is true with most browsers, Maxthon provides the capability of saving web pages or entire sites as Internet files for later viewing or when passing along their address to someone else. This feature is especially handy if you want to revisit them later or share its address.

Maxthon stands out as an innovative browser by enabling its ‘Split View’ feature, enabling you to simultaneously see two tabs within the same window, perfect if you need to work on two separate pages at the same time or using a monitor with two screens. Maxthon will even synchronize settings, Favorites and Magic Fill data across devices!

Your browser utilizes both Trident and WebKit engines to render web pages, switching automatically depending on which site you visit; for instance, more modern websites may use WebKit while older ones will fall back onto Trident for rendering purposes.

Maxthon stands out with its dual display engine and other impressive features, such as its Ad Hunter ad blocker. It nullifies any images or copy that might suggest any form of advertising; furthermore it boasts an excellent search function which quickly locates information you require as well as the easy “Magic Fill” feature that safely saves names and passwords for you so they are ready when you return to sites.

Maxthon performed well in our benchmark tests, particularly with regards to HTML vector graphics and text rendering. However, it trailed far behind Chrome (based on similar code) when it came to Google’s Octane test and SunSpider Javascript benchmark; which seems somewhat strange given it is built largely off Chromium’s source code.

Maxthon may seem cumbersome and confusing at first glance, but it should still be considered by those looking for alternatives to the two main browsers – Chrome and Mozilla – since it provides nearly every feature found within them and more besides – not to mention being fast and reliable!

Maxthon was recently exposed as gathering personal information from its users and sending it to a server, even when opting out. This caused serious privacy issues as even those who opt out still had their data sent over – such as ad-block settings and browsing histories. Maxthon has acknowledged this problem and revised their terms of service policy; therefore it’s wise to read them prior to installing software from Maxthon.

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