Maxthon Classic

Powerful alternative browser

Maxthon Classic is an Internet Explorer-based browser that will give you an opportunity to take a break from the big two of internet browsing. View full description


  • Dual screen option
  • Extensive filter function
  • Excellent options
  • RSS feature


  • Can't change default search engines
  • Translation is only partially complete

Very good

Maxthon Classic is an Internet Explorer-based browser that will give you an opportunity to take a break from the big two of internet browsing.

Maxthon really surprised us here at Softonic. If you are a person who likes lots of options, you should really check it out - this browser has more buttons, menus and configurations options than Photoshop, and you can really customize it to the max. All aspects in Maxthon can be re-sized, moved or taken away and there are multiple skins, interface styles, and language options.

Maxthon generally opens its configuration options in new tabs, rather than windows. This means they are easy to see and modify, which is just as well, as there are so many of them. These options, including the standard File, View, and Tools types, can be found in the Menu Bar, while there are even more in the lower Status bar. If things are beginning to sound a bit crowded, you can disable most, leaving the whole Maxthon interface much cleaner.

It would take a very long time to detail all of Maxthon's options, so suffice to say that as well as the standard ones (tab behavior, display, encoding), there are a multitude of other features, from content control to image and script disabling, an in-built ad-blocker, auto form-filler and advanced screenshot function. In fact, some of the options are quite complex, and you might want to take a look at the user manual before jumping straight in.

If you like a simple browsing experience, or are a big fan of your Firefox add-ons, Maxthon probably isn't for you (although there are a good selection of Maxthon add-ons).

If you are an Internet Explorer user who wants more options, however, or are just interested in life beyond Mozilla, give Maxthon a try. You might be as surprised as I was.


  • Fixes:
  • Main Frame
  • Online Notepad sync failed after setting Proxy like stunnel
  • Webkit
  • Newline might lose when copied some words to Notepad from the page
  • Favorites
  • Tab would be displayed in reverse order of Favorites when opened all Favorites items in one folder at once

Maxthon (formerly MyIE2) is a multipage browser based on the Internet Explorer core. It can open multiple Web pages in just one window, and it takes only a few system resources when you're surfing with the integrated user interface.

The application supports special plug-ins and IE extensions, and its features include autoscrolling, form autofilling, external tools, plug-in support, a newsgroup-browsing mode, mouse gestures, customizable skins, and an Autohide panel.



Maxthon Classic

User reviews about Maxthon

  • dianeferrell

    by dianeferrell

    "Maxthon IS the "Greatest Newest Light Install & Go Browsers!! "

    Maxthon IS one of the "Greatest Newest Light Install & Go Browsers!! You literally only have to (download maxth... More.

    reviewed on May 4, 2015

  • Creepyreaper

    by Creepyreaper


    A Great browser. I like the side panel and customization features. It's completely different from Chrome. Has its own cl... More.

    reviewed on December 19, 2014

  • Fandango499

    by Fandango499

    "Worth keeping"

    An interesting alternative to Chrome or Firefox. It constantly improves and changes some aspects. But the functionality ... More.

    reviewed on December 9, 2014

  • gellinlikeafellon

    by gellinlikeafellon

    "Love this browser!"

    I have tried every browser under the sun and Maxthon Cloud Browser is the only one that truly drew me in from the get go... More.

    reviewed on November 6, 2013

  • Sweno

    by Sweno

    "Just try it you'll love it."

    Maxthon cloud browser is best and fasted browser I've found. Leaves Opera (that I used since the first release) Firefox ... More.

    reviewed on October 3, 2013

  • flashshockers

    by flashshockers

    "fast featured browser"

    very good browser..its sad that not many knows about it.lots of features,amazing speed.everyone should try it. More.

    reviewed on August 27, 2013