Maxthon MX5 Cloud Browser

Maxthon MX5 Cloud Browser 4.9

Free
A fast cloud-based browsing solution with handy features
4.4  (346 votes)
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Maxthon Cloud Browser is a browsing solution the developers of which tried to give you everything you could possibly want to have in a browser. It's one of the most feature-rich modern browsers available for free at the same time.

The look of the browser is rather simple - a standard slick minimalist design we are used to. There's even more to Maxthon in terms of utilitarian design choices - resizing options and closing buttons only appear when you move your cursor over to the respective parts of the interface. But don't be fooled, it's not a minimalist experience to use this one. Maxthon is a twin-engine browser, including both the Trident page-rendering engine and Webkit. Its cloud functionality comes from integrated services Cloud Push and Cloud Download enabling users to send content to other devices and save Web downloads to cloud storage.

Maxthon is packed with additional features that provide rather unique browsing experience. It has a tool called Ad-Skipper that lets you speed up video ads to get rid of them faster. Resource Sniffer, in turn, helps you find any video, audio or any other kind of files you would like to download from a page. Then there's Magic Fill, a multi-account password manager; instant access to standard system tools from the toolbar; Night Mode to darken bright interface elements on any site, etc.

Maxthon is one of the fastest modern browsers and offers a great deal of privacy protection, with Do Not Track mode turned on by default. Its cloud functionality works great. The only flaws I can think of are the smaller interface inconveniences that can easily be fixed with an update.

James Lynch
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Review summary

Pros

  • Light and fast.
  • Handy additional features.
  • Good for blocking ads.
  • Cloud synchronization.
  • Great privacy protection

Cons

  • Can be confusing in the feature selection
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