Maxthon Cloud for Windows 4.4.3.600 Beta

3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (3325 votes)

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Windows 7/8/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware / 1,978,513 downloads

Maxthon Cloud is a suite of state-of-the-art, cloud-power, next-generation web browsers that work in concert, making it easy for users to maintain a continuous experience, un-tethered to a single device or operating system. It represents the next era of web browsing, leveraging an innovative approach to technology and user experience design for which Maxthon is well known.

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows uses a unique, innovative dual-core design that uses both Webkit and Trident. Fast and efficient, our dual-core design displays all web pages quickly and reliably. With its first-place HTML 5 support and "out of the box" features you can't get anywhere else, Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows frees people to share and send files among different devices and platforms, easily.

Reviews of Maxthon Cloud for Windows

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    Orhin

    Reviewing 4.4.2.2000 (Sep 12, 2014)

    While no Open Source, Maxthon keeps the candle of customizable browsers high and shows with Slimjet and Seamonkey that Google will not win that easily with their customization less stupidity!

  2. 3 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 4.4.0.1200 Beta (Apr 3, 2014)

    I used MCloud for a while as a second browser. It is good and fairly fast. Out of curiosity I tried out Maxthon 3 and found it to be more responsive and more customizable than MCloud 4. And, in my opinion a better browser, which I now use as my second browser.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 4.2.2.1000 (Feb 19, 2014)

    Skins! I am sorry, functionality is far more important to me that window dressing. The advantage of this for me is that it works with pretty much all the business sites that I have to use, sites which cannot cope with the latest incarnations of iexplorer. It could be improved with more add on support, which is why I am marking it down slightly.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    winamp

    Reviewing 4.1.3.5000 (Nov 9, 2013)

    i put my hope on maxthon, since Opera have gone crazy and left my computer with pain..

  5. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 4.1.3.2000 (Oct 26, 2013)

    I could have been more than this..... where are the skins?????

  6. 5 out of 5 stars
    b3taisadonna

    Reviewing 4.1.3.1600 (Oct 21, 2013)

    einfach nur gut!!

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 4.1.0.1600 Beta (Jun 14, 2013)

    Great browser, my favorite by far. I love the built in ad blocker, spell checker, and search engine customization. It has a "download manager", which works OK but needs multi threading and sound notifications, and to minimize to the tray. Lately Maxthon has added global ad blocking rules, but stupidly took out ad filtering by clicking the offending ad. . Makes no sense at all. This release is fast and stable, and a good time for new users to try it. The portable version is great for that.

  8. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 4.1.0.600 Beta (May 23, 2013)

    Was waiting for Page Mute for quite some time. AWESOME RELEASE. Luvv the built-in webpage snapshot of long pages..the user/password filler...the undo of page close...drag to open pages...search one of several custom "search engines" (I have "a product"=Amazon search, "e product"=eBay, "y clip"=YouTube search, etc), address bar custom shortcuts ("fb"=facebook, "gm"=gmail, "b"=betanews, etc.) and most of all the stability, and speed.

  9. 2 out of 5 stars
    Dark_Diver

    Reviewing 4.0.6.600 Beta (Apr 14, 2013)

    Agree with the others.
    Maxton 2 was a very good browser.
    Mx3/4 - disappointment.

  10. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 4.0.5.3000 (Apr 3, 2013)

    Those "tiny little features" were the only reasons to use Maxthon rather than Fiirefox, Chrome or even IE.

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    Vivek Kowshik

    Reviewing 4.0.5.2000 (Mar 30, 2013)

    I don't understand why the gripes. This browser has no issues like Opera had in rendering certain websites. It has improved on its html5 score in every new release and is far ahead of any other browser, including Chrome. I suggest every new comer try this out at html5test.com and verify this for himself. This version also boots up and renders faster than the previous ones.

    I personally would not care about skins and other small issues, which do not in any way contribute to its overall performance. I think people should be more objective and look at the package as a whole, and not trash it just because it misses some tiny little feature that they liked in an earlier version.

  12. 1 out of 5 stars
    Betanoob

    Reviewing 4.0.5.2000 (Mar 28, 2013)

    Fred is right. Maxthon has become a turd!. Max 2 had so many good features. Max3 took years and had less features. Now Max 4, which is the biggest turd yet, has no features. They won't even give their users the one featue that they really want. Skins. No one wants a stupid dock! They want the features that were in Max 2. Get a clue!

  13. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 4.0.5.2000 (Mar 28, 2013)

    Just a complete mess at this point. Maxthon is possibly the only software which downgrades (removing features) for every update rather than progressing. Version 4 is worse than Version 3 was, which in turn was considerably less functional than Version 2.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 4.0.5.2000 (Mar 28, 2013)

    Another Maxthon piece of crap.

  15. 4 out of 5 stars
    DatabaseBen

    Reviewing 4.0.3.3000 RC1 (Feb 2, 2013)

    works pretty good on win7 64. seems to have lots of bells and whistles that are masked behind icons, like night mode.

    not sure if i will give up my pale moon however, this maxthon cloud browser is definitely a keeper.

  16. 2 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 4.0.3.3000 RC1 (Feb 2, 2013)

    Good page rendering. But, no adblocking, ad-hunter sucks, no skin support and extensions are few and pretty poor at that. too bad that Maxthon always focuses on the wrong things.

  17. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 4.0.3.1000 RC (Jan 9, 2013)

    I did test v 3 and v 4 - junk in my opinion. Some favorites i have are re-directed to the main page of the site....LOL ! Nope, this is too much junk ! There is needed a lot of work on this.

  18. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 4.0.0.2000 Beta (Dec 15, 2012)

    How could they take the best browser in the world and turn it in to the worst browser ever made .... stay with version 3... the interface on version 4 is just bad... where are the skins?????

  19. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 3.5.2.1000 (Nov 29, 2012)

    According to the Maxthon forum this is the final release of version 3. In other words, like version 2, it's been abandoned by its developers while still in an unfinished, bug-ridden state. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Supposedly we're going to hear news about Maxthon 4 soon. Some beta testers in their forum are already showing 4.x version numbers in their profiles. But based on the history of this browser, you have to wonder if version 4 will even be worth trying out at all.

  20. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.5.2.600 Beta (Oct 14, 2012)

    @d***brain - Your foolish / moronic / infantile / idiotic / stupid / childish / brainless reviews in the past render anything you type now invalid - Get a new name (and a brain)

    Good browser, still wondering whether to keep it or not.

  21. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 3.4.5.1000 (Sep 13, 2012)

    Another week, another empty update with no genuine productivity improvements.

  22. 2 out of 5 stars
    beatmakershq

    Reviewing 3.4.5.600 Beta (Sep 12, 2012)

    an interesting browser but not great.

  23. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 3.4.3.1800 Beta (Aug 17, 2012)

    click on get more skins
    then download the chrome skin
    it has an option to remove the status bar
    (right click on the status bar)

  24. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.4.3.1800 Beta (Aug 16, 2012)

    Sadly it does not support either 'DoNotTrack or Ghostery which from my point of view are essentials, why not have the option to remove the side bar etc. without hunting for skins? II can see what people like about it though & will continue to try to get on with it. So mixed feelings still.

    Edited:

    CyberDoc999 usually makes valid points & I respect that.

    Edit:
    It is easily possible to remove the side bar, the bar at the bottom for me is not needed & I can't find a way to remove it, inconstancy of skins where some skins give the option to have tools having where some don't is an annoyance, though with a little messing it can be sorted more or less how I like it.

    It actually reminds me off how Opera used to be years ago when it actually worked. I will be using this browser most of the time as the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Worth 5 stars if you spend a little time messing with it.

    Edit:
    @CyberDoc999 - Thanks for that advice, works fine :-)

  25. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 3.4.3.600 Beta (Jul 27, 2012)

    Maxthon is the fastest browser .... look at the latest tests...
    even complex pages take .02 sec to load....
    all the other browsers took 4 or more seconds to load

    life is too short to wait for the web
    also change the skin to chrome and you can customize all things
    like status bar and hide the side bar

  26. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 3.4.2.1000 (Jul 12, 2012)

    Maxthon 3 is little more than a toy full of gimmick features. There have been about two years' worth of weekly releases, but it still isn't remotely close to the depth of functionality that was in Maxthon 2. The devs add one marginal feature after another (night mode, save page as app, online notepad with cloud syncing?) while ignoring all user requests in their support forum.

    Still waiting for them to implement some useful -- and one would assume obvious -- features such as global ad blocking, one level up button, switch off images/Flash, etc.

    I'll continue to follow the progress of Maxthon 3, but at this point I've switched to Pale Moon for regular daily use. Very disappointed in what Maxthon has become.

  27. 2 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 3.4.2.900 Beta (Jul 6, 2012)

    In a previous review, I lavished praise on Maxthon. But after a period of using Maxthon, I began to think otherwise. Yes, it's fast and page rendering is very good. However, after using it for a time one begins to see how unrefined it is compared to Chrome, Firefox and others.

    You come to realize that you're stuck with a goofy side bar and a status bar you can't get rid of. You have a choice of skins, but for the most part they're simply awful. As for extensions, they are few and awful as well.

    It could be an excellent browser, but little has been done to refine it and make it competitive or really useful. It seems to cater to the "bubblegum chewers" and not to main stream users.

    As of now, I'll have to give it a rating of "cheap and cheesy". Having said that, I'll still be checking it out in the future.

  28. 1 out of 5 stars
    sajjansinghania

    Reviewing 3.4.2.600 Beta (Jun 28, 2012)

    These days you can not live with a browser which is no support.Maxthon has no worthwhile user support forum which made me uninstall it. I hope makers take note.

  29. 5 out of 5 stars
    Vivek Kowshik

    Reviewing 3.4.1.1000 (Jun 20, 2012)

    Wow!!!! Deserves a place in heaven. No issues with any sites I visited so far. The speed - Faster than a bullet!!!! Tried Opera12 also and got rid of it immediately, when it would not even show the CNN website correctly.

    I still wonder why this browser switches to IE rendering when I visit their own download site, and even uses the outdated IE download dialog box with no pause or resume options. Why not make it even better security wise? Get it pitted against the other heavy weights at Pwn2Own???

    I sorely miss it in Ubuntu Linux. Are you dudes listening??? You cannot afford to ignore us.

  30. 4 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 3.3.9.1000 (Jun 3, 2012)

    I recently bought an HP DM1, 11.6 (inch) Notebook. It runs on Windows Home Premium-64 bit. It ´s a great little pc, but underpowered. I´ve been using Firefox, Chrome and Waterfox for browsers. They all work fairly well or so I thought. I decided to give Maxthon a shot and it outperformed the others hands down. Superior page rendering, faster and no more jittery pages.

    Albeit, extensions are few and not very good at that, but there´s enough to get one by with good solid performance. I advise all of you out there with underpowered machines to give it a thorough try. You may be both surprised and pleased. As of now, unless Maxthon runs amuck, I use it as my default browser.

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.3.9.600 Beta (May 18, 2012)

    A Linux version would be nice - But 5 starts for the Windows version, if you haven't tried it give it a whirl.

  32. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 3.3.8.1000 (May 11, 2012)

    It gets better ... so fast now...
    try the new chrome skin

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    Betanoob

    Reviewing 2.5.18.1000 (Apr 19, 2012)

    Notihng new here. This has been out for a while.
    It has bugs that will never be fixed. It is abandoned.

  34. 4 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 3.3.7.1000 (Apr 13, 2012)

    Surprisingly, a very good browser. Quick with excellent page rendering. However, the extensions, well, are pretty crappy. Otherwise I would have given it a 5 star.

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.3.7.800 Beta (Apr 6, 2012)

    My first time to use this browser & it's fast with a nice uncluttered interface, it's fast too - A new convert.

  36. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 3.3.7.600 Beta (Mar 31, 2012)

    Best of the best
    faster than Any
    never had 1 crash
    you must have a buggy CPU

  37. 1 out of 5 stars
    wjf152

    Reviewing 3.3.5.600 Beta (Feb 24, 2012)

    Way too many crashes , staying with Comodo Dragon .

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 3.3.4.600 Beta (Jan 12, 2012)

    @bopb99: If you care to look to the change log you'll notice that the WebKit was updated.
    It actually used both Trident and Webkit, but WebKit is the default. You can use Trident only if you explicitly ask him to.

    And while we are this subject, Trident is not a bad render engine, is certainly not the worst outthere... IE is the problem., with its lack of customization, etc.

  39. 1 out of 5 stars
    bopb99

    Reviewing 3.3.2.1000 (Dec 28, 2011)

    Uses Trident so no.

  40. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 3.2.1.600 Beta (Oct 29, 2011)

    This is an excellent browser. It uses both Trident and Webkit engines, so is the most compatible of all browsers. It manages to do this in a very light, compact package with endless features. Keep in mind it's still in beta, so there will be glitches from time to time. Report the bugs, ask for your favorite feature to make it better. Rating 5/5, it's very good to be an early beta.

  41. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.1.7.1000 (Sep 8, 2011)

    Nope!

  42. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 3.1.7.600 Beta (Sep 1, 2011)

    Poor.

  43. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 3.1.6.600 Beta (Aug 18, 2011)

    I love the program but unfortunately the integrated screen capture tool isn't working properly yet. You can screen capture something to the clip board, then past it into an e-mail message, and it will appear correctly on the screen (unfortunately in a reduced size from the original screen capture though, not full size like it should be) but when you send the e-mail with the attached image, it comes through as garbage on the other end. Still need to work some kinks out on this feature guys. Other than that, this version is terrific.

  44. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.1.5.600 Beta (Aug 5, 2011)

    Still not a fan of this browser. I just don't like it.

  45. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 3.1.5.600 Beta (Aug 4, 2011)

    Wow! The new Screen Capture feature that they have built into the latest release of Maxthon 3.x is great! They really did an awesome job on it. Far and away the single best integrated Screen Capture tool of any browser out there on the market. They took their time and really put a lot of thought into it. If you frequently snap shot clips of web sites you will not find a better, easier to use tool than the one built into this browser. Excellent job guys. Very well done!

  46. 4 out of 5 stars
    rip_pit

    Reviewing 3.1.4.600 Beta (Jul 21, 2011)

    The latests releases enable a lot of the wanted features

    * spellchecker: working fine, only with one dic at the moment (so just replace the english dic with another language dic file and you're done).

    * Roboform : works when in switching to "Retro" Mode.
    It's up to the Roboform devs to integrate into maxthon.

    Plugins : support url based plugins

    Rss manager/reader : enabled

    Other:
    - Screen capture,
    - New "reader mode",
    - Private mode,
    - Smart adress bar,
    - url aliases and shortcut,
    - multisearch,
    - split screen,
    - integrated developper tools (similar to firebug or dragonfly)
    - Dual engine - Including button fast switch between "Retro" (compatibility) and "Turbo" Modes.
    - Integrated Notepad with online storage
    - Online storage and sync favorites or other settings
    - Multiple Skins installed and more to download...
    - Detach videos from page with "always on top" button switch
    - more and more
    - Adblocker (still missing global rules)

    It goes the good way and it's now my main browser

    The 4 stars is because it does not yet integrate all my loved maxthon2 features.

  47. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.1.2.600 Beta 1 (Jun 16, 2011)

    It's not been good enough from the start.
    It's just bad.

  48. 3 out of 5 stars
    Doubledoom

    Reviewing 3.1.2.600 Beta 1 (Jun 16, 2011)

    Bala7 is wrong. Maxthon 3 is an early beta that has very little functionality at this stage. Things are getting added with each update but its got some way to go yet to be called feature rich. Good potential certainly. But not yet good enough. I would like to see roboform or lastpass suport and a spell checker before I use it more (I have it installed and check updates as I wait for those). For an early beta project its 5. For comparison against released browsers, its a 3

  49. 1 out of 5 stars
    pjb

    Reviewing 3.1.1.1000 (Jun 9, 2011)

    Don't like it. Can't custom the interface much.

  50. 5 out of 5 stars
    Bala7

    Reviewing 3.1.1.600 Beta (May 26, 2011)

    For those that are power-users or Internet junkies, Maxthon is the most feature- rich browser out of the box. Also, toggle on/off two rendering engines (webkit & Trident) on the fly.

  51. 5 out of 5 stars
    skdjkooltoad

    Reviewing 3.0.24.1000 (May 19, 2011)

    Awesome browser and very user friendly,
    Much better than the likes of Google Chrome and Opera...

  52. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.22.1000 Beta (Mar 26, 2011)

    This is a forum pick with 3 stars? really?

  53. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.20.4000 (Feb 19, 2011)

    This one I have trouble with.
    it won't keep the skin I select after closing the browser and reopening.
    It won't keep the changes after I configure it.
    It still has that stupid happy face in the top left corner.
    When uninstalling I get a DLL error and it won't uninstall.
    I have to do a recovery to get rid of this piece of crap.
    Never again will I try Maxthon 3.
    Come on Firefox 4, get the lead out and finish so I have a reason to drop Chrome.

  54. 4 out of 5 stars
    Doubledoom

    Reviewing 3.0.20.3000 (Jan 27, 2011)

    Project is looking good but is still clearly a beta and missing features you would expect nowadays. However, updates are fast and things being added in periodically. Lacks Roboform support on the webkit engine but is present in trident. You can switch between the two modes cleaner than any other browser I have tried.

    I see this is a possible contender in the future but for now its not quite there for me to use as my main browser. Rating it 4 on potential. Although 3 it should be on current beta position

  55. 2 out of 5 stars
    J_s_u

    Reviewing 3.0.19.2800 Beta (Jan 1, 2011)

    I used to use this back in the days of MyIE1 and somewhat MyIE2, tried this Maxthon 3 couple of weeks ago, just awful.

    More hassle than it's worth. Looks horrible, and takes a lot of memory.

    Been using Opera around last 4 years, I just install it, apply fanboy adblock list and that's pretty much it. (With v11 have to move around the bookmarks toolbar and set it to display full url in address field) these other browsers you have waste so much time setting it up to work exactly as you wish. I also used to use Firefox v1/v2 and needed like 20 extensions to do what I wanted, with Opera I didn't miss any of them (except maybe bugmenot login).

  56. 4 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 3.0.19.2000 (Dec 11, 2010)

    Overall a really great browser, but it's still missing one critical feature from Maxthon2: URL Aliases. Another problem is the half-done Magic Fill which is missing "match url" and fine-field granularity from M2.

  57. 4 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.19.2000 (Dec 11, 2010)

    Oh, what's this? we actually get to see a proper screen shot.
    It's about time.......

    I like how fast version 3 is.
    What I don't like is the stupid smile face in the upper left corner. That sucker is huge.... The tweaker didn't work for me with the previous build to get rid of it.

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 3.0.19.2000 (Dec 10, 2010)

    Ah, FINALLY they have added back in the screen capture functionality! Now I am switching back over from Chrome 9 to Maxthon 3. Every bit as fast as Chrome and a very handy screen capture utility right inside the browser. You just gotta love that! (Why other browsers STILL don't incorporate that functionality I will never understand. Probably the single most useful utility to have built into a browser today)

  59. 3 out of 5 stars
    egg83

    Reviewing 3.0.18.2000 (Nov 13, 2010)

    Have come back to this browser after having such great problems with Internet Explorer on my computer. IE just keeps crashing for no apparent reason. So far, have had no crashes yet. See that this browser uses two engines for rendering now, Trident and Webkit, if I am not mistaken. Anyhow, have had no crashes, but am trying to figure out interface a bit. Guess I am oldschool, but have to figure out how to put menu thingy on top (File-Edit-Etc). Settings menu does not have as many options as I thought, guess they piggyback upon IE settings. Not bad as an IE "alternative".

  60. 2 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.18.2000 (Nov 12, 2010)

    CHANGE THE SCREEN SHOT TO THE MAXTHON 3 !!!!!!

    I tried all the settings available on the tweaker and nothing will hide the user sign in avatar on this build for me. It wouldn't change anything.
    I don't want to sign into maxthon and I don't want to see that stupid smiling box in the top left corner of my browser. We don't have to sign in to maxthon to use the stupid browser. I don't use the online favorites and I don't use the maxthon forum, so I have no use for the item and I don't want it sitting there smiling at me. Make it removable.
    I know it's a small thing to get upset about, but when you don't like having things like that shoved in your face, it can make you mad & you want to slap somebody.

  61. 2 out of 5 stars
    beautifulyao

    Reviewing 3.0.18.1000 (Nov 10, 2010)

    Maxthon 3 is unstantable. Please stop working on it but go back to fix the previous mentioned performance issues. For now, I’ve switched to Avant Browser 2010 build 123, which is fast and the memroy leak never happens to me.

  62. 4 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 3.0.18.1000 (Nov 3, 2010)

    I remember when Maxthon v2 appeared first, every single Maxthon 1 user complained about it and discard it. I've tried it at that time (v2) and it was obviously that was better.
    Now, we reached version v3 and it is again the same tiresome discussion. Maxthon 3 is a step forward and in the same direction like Chrome and IE9... different but nevertheless practical.
    I'm not using Maxthon for primary browser for a long time now (since Chrome), but I have it installed (v3) and occasionally using it and I can say that I'm pleased about the result, with some observations:
    1. Size of buttons/tabs: I see is it a common practice lately that the bigger screens we get the bigger buttons. We get bigger screens for fitting more not for you to enlarge the controls!!! Keep it small and minimalistic and remove the big useless logo on the upper left corner please!
    2. Please port also the settings from Maxtion1 & 2: that was the power of Maxthon and the reason it prevailed for such a long time while using the outdated Trident engine. Now there are serious competitors out-there, please be competitive or you'll die.

  63. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1109 (Oct 18, 2010)

    We shouldn't need to use a ( tweaker ) to hack the browser user interface.
    It's a shame that they have left out so many things in options in this browser. A hack for this and a hack for that, no thanks.
    I tried all the options for tabs to get a new tab to come forward when it is created. Nothing I changed made that happen. I have to admit, the missing tab option was the deal breaker for me on the maxthon 3.
    It was just too irritating.
    Most of those tweaker settings should be already built into the browser.
    It was fast, but for me that wasn't enough to make up for the user interface.

  64. 1 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1109 (Oct 18, 2010)

    Version 1.x, excellent
    Version 2.x so so
    Version 3.x awful.

    And try asking about something that does not work well/at all in their forums. Rude, obnoxious replies are the order of the day. Sometimes the main posters will later tell one another "Thanks for having my back but this happened to me too"

    And, as others have said, what'd the point today?

  65. 3 out of 5 stars
    ZoNi

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1109 (Oct 18, 2010)

    Maxthon 3 is based on WebKit, not on Trident (Internet Explorer)!!! Biiiig difference...

    You can remove that log-in avatar using MX3 UI Tweaker http://forum.maxthon.com/viewthread.php?tid=79197

  66. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1101 (Sep 21, 2010)

    I have stopped trying to like this browser.
    The options aren't the only thing that it lacks.
    Visually it's not a very pleasing thing to work with.
    I couldn't find a way to get rid of the stupid member log in thing in the top left corner of the browser. You don't need to be a member to use this thing, why not have that removable. It's stupid.
    It won't reuse a tab window from favorites & I didn't find a setting for that.
    It's a visual mess and the settings suck.
    I give this a 1 star just because they don't have a zero star rating.

    Speaking of a visual.........
    BETA NEWS PEOPLE........PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING..
    Please use a screen shot of the Maxthon 3 for this software.
    The screen shot you are using is of the Maxthon 2 software.
    It's misleading not to get what you see here.

  67. 2 out of 5 stars
    Lare2

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1100 (Sep 14, 2010)

    I would understand the need for something like this in the IE6 era, but in this days of Firefox, Chrome etc... I really don't see how this program makes sense at all.

  68. 1 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1000 (Aug 27, 2010)

    I was a big Maxthon fan but not any more. Moved on to firefox. For me, NEXT VERSION = PREVIOUS VERSION FEATURES + NEW FEATURES + UI CHANGES (not mandatory). M3 has not even 30% features of M2 and I dont believe in releasing a new version built from scratch with no features and then adding features as time goes by. No offence, developers might have time on hand but that doesnot mean end users will have patience.

  69. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1000 (Aug 26, 2010)

    CHANGE THE SNAPSHOT ON THIS BROWSER TO THE 3 VERSION !!!!!!!

    I still don't like using this browser.
    It's does not have the options I want to use.

  70. 1 out of 5 stars
    mlazzaro

    Reviewing 3.0.17.1000 (Aug 26, 2010)

    Can't block advertise.

  71. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.15.1000 (Aug 17, 2010)

    Been using this for almost 6 years. Started having problems with M2 but still managed. Cannot deal with this anymore. A great software but not for me. Moving on to Firefox. I know about plugin compatibility and issues but I dont have the problems I was facing with Maxthon.

    One such issue is http://forum.maxthon.com...78450&goto=lastpost

    I have to do that every time I start Maxthon which is a pain.

  72. 5 out of 5 stars
    FreeSpeech

    Reviewing 2.5.15.1000 (Aug 16, 2010)

    Still the best browser there is! Love the portability!
    Don't listen to the stupid noob IE haters. They don't try this and don't have a clue. Just a bunch of Firefox fanboyz.

  73. 1 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.5.15.168 Beta 2 (Aug 8, 2010)

    browser shells are obsolete , IE Firefox Chrome , all have personal customization thru addons that just simply make shells like this of no use anymore.

  74. 1 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 3.0.15.300 RC (Jul 22, 2010)

    Seems to lock my system up when running, stop maxthon and the system is back. This seems to on thier forums as well. So all the bloat and crap thats being added is killing what once was the best browser.

  75. 3 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 3.0.15.300 RC (Jul 16, 2010)

    Being very fast and simple I use it as default browser.

    I hope the developers use their knowledge and apply to it the good things of the old Maxthon 1.6, in special:
    - A perfect control of ads reflected into the down left corner counter.
    - SmartUrl should never change the shape in which the webpage is shown. I've had to delete the SmartUrl folder from the user (Windows 7 64 bits) to recover the normal shape of some web pages.
    - The mail option means nothing for users, not allowing you the use of hotmail, yahoo or any other everyday used mail provider.

    Let's hope the definitive version deserves the confidence that we users had towards the 1.6 version. IMHO it works much better than version 2.

  76. 2 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.14.6 RC (Jul 8, 2010)

    I've said this time and time again.
    It's become the thing that bothers me most about this forum
    The screen shot is not one of version 3.
    It's a screen shot of version 2.
    I'm done.... Moving on.
    I don't like version 3 at all.
    It just doesn't do it for me.
    It's not just a couple of things about it that I don't like.
    The whole thing, I just can't stand it.

  77. 5 out of 5 stars
    DaComboMan

    Reviewing 3.0.13.7 RC (Jul 5, 2010)

    @soldier1st

    Did you really look close up at the specs of this browser?

    Webkit it has. + a retro mode.

    Read before you write.

  78. 1 out of 5 stars
    soldier1st

    Reviewing 2.5.14.277 (Jul 5, 2010)

    junk app. it is based on ie. it gets a 1.

  79. 1 out of 5 stars
    soldier1st

    Reviewing 3.0.13.7 RC (Jul 5, 2010)

    anything based on flaky/garbage ie is only a skin but nomatter what but they all share and inherit ie's flaws and security nightmares. this app gets a 1 but if it was based on something else like webkit or gecko then it would get a 5.

  80. 2 out of 5 stars
    shrekorfiona

    Reviewing 3.0.13.7 RC (Jul 2, 2010)

    Reviewing 3.0.13.7 RC

    Go to the home page listed above. The website is real impressive. In fact here's a quote from the website, "Maxthon2's Ad Hunter is enhanced in Maxthon3. It's much more powerful and efficient."

    Hmm, Ad Hunter doesn't exist in v3! It's a shame they are promoting fantom code.

    I used to be a Maxthon fan, but not anymore.

  81. 2 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.13.6 Beta (Jul 2, 2010)

    3.0.13.7 out! This is supposed to be RC. Very disappointed! Does not even have 10% features of M2.

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.14.277 (Jul 1, 2010)

    This is the best Maxthon yet! Best features, fewest bugs, no Win7 incompatibility, Simply the best!

  83. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.11.8 Beta (Jun 23, 2010)

    Still long way to go to be complete solution and yet stable.

    3.0.12.8 beta is out. In this version, Multi-Search, Developer Tools, and Anti-Phishing are added. Search Engines and Mouse Gestures can be configured now. There are also many other improvements and fixes. Please refer to the changelog below for the details.

    More here http://forum.maxthon.com/viewthread.php?tid=78945

  84. 2 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 3.0.11.8 Beta (Jun 22, 2010)

    I used the original Maxthon for years but in reality browser shells are not even needed .. addons that allows you to choose what and what not functionality to suit your needs has made this obsolete my opinion , in fairness i tried the latest release and its time to bury the dead horse .. sorry maxthon

  85. 1 out of 5 stars
    shallot

    Reviewing 2.5.14.198 Beta (Jun 8, 2010)

    One time user. Ever since I figured that that the browser was redirecting certain traffic to their servers in china...I stopped using...better safe than sorry.

  86. 3 out of 5 stars
    dumars

    Reviewing 3.0.11.8 Beta (Jun 3, 2010)

    v3.0.11.8 feels like it's come a long way since its earlier releases. Much more stable and with good rendering times. Need mouse gestures and ad filter customizations before I can switch back full time.

  87. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.13.166 (May 21, 2010)

    Good news for some who wanted windows frame back as posted below.

    Dagl, if you are seeing few blank screens, try this fix. It might work.

    http://forum.maxthon.com...romuid=117844#pid474306

  88. 5 out of 5 stars
    FreeSpeech

    Reviewing 2.5.13.166 (May 20, 2010)

    Woohoo! Get the window frame back :D
    1. close Maxthon
    2. open ...Maxthon\ or SharedAccount\Config\Config.ini with Notepad
    3. add SeperateWindow=0 under the line [Advanced]

  89. 2 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.10.11 Beta (May 14, 2010)

    Its light years away compared to features/options of M2. Its definitely not yet for day to day usage.

  90. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.10.11 Beta (May 13, 2010)

    I give it a 1 just because the screen shot is still not a screen shot of the 3.0 version. If I could give it a zero, I would.
    It's still not something I feel good about using. It has nothing to draw me in it's direction from Firefox.

  91. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.9.10 Beta (Apr 23, 2010)

    This is still missing the options that I want in a browser.
    It has no way to remove the download manager window to keep it from coming up.
    I don't like having to have the favorites bar showing to get to my favorites.
    It only lets me import Internet Explorer favorites. Not Firefox or any other browser. We shouldn't have to use a html file to do this.
    I can't find a way to control my pop up and ad block managers.
    This lacks all the options that other browsers give us.
    It's a shame that Maxthon has decided not listen to it's user's wants and needs. It shows pigheadedness and just a lack of good customer relations.
    It only took me 30 minutes to make up my mind about this product.
    I'll never try Maxthon again, this was their last chance to impress me and they failed big time.

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    pdail

    Reviewing 3.0.9.10 Beta (Apr 23, 2010)

    Well, now this is getting some place. Looking and working like a Browser should. Very fast, and passes the Acid 3 test. This I like.

  93. 2 out of 5 stars
    dagl

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4586 (Apr 1, 2010)

    Dang. I forgot - this version (2.5.12) doesn't work. As with the last (.12)update, the screens display no text at all. The 'Last Visited Pages' page on startup is completely blank except for a vertical line and a checkbox.

    I had to reinstall 2.5.11 over the top to get back where I was. The old version works great, just no more updates. Bummer....

  94. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4586 (Apr 1, 2010)

    Great update! I have no idea why the last couple versions crashed so much that I quit sending reports. This seemed to have corrected the problem.

  95. 1 out of 5 stars
    AlphaRoman

    Reviewing 3.0.8.11 Alpha (Apr 1, 2010)

    LOL In the year 2525 if men is still alive there will be a Maxthon 3.0 release

  96. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4534 (Mar 23, 2010)

    It's back on track! This is a great release, not a single problem. Spell checker is back! I'm still bummed about the title bar not being theme compatile, but it's minor.

  97. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.7.9 Alpha (Mar 16, 2010)

    This is what happens when they don't listen to the customers.
    An endless line of Alpha releases that do not show any promise.
    It seems as though they are doing this as a hobby and not as a serious project for the people who have used Maxthon for a very long time.

    For me, the Sea Monkey all in one suite is a more comfortable choice.
    I don't like all the new looking stuff with no window frame on a machine running Windows XP. When something looks too different from the native windows XP interface it seems out of place & makes me uncomfortable.
    Maxthon should just fade away into browser history.

  98. 3 out of 5 stars
    AutoBot

    Reviewing 3.0.7.9 Alpha (Mar 16, 2010)

    Not really improving fast enough, I've decided to use ChromePlus....now this is how you do a browser with webkit and trident.

  99. 1 out of 5 stars
    AlphaRoman

    Reviewing 3.0.7.9 Alpha (Mar 15, 2010)

    I was a great fan of Maxthon then it got bad. I tried this version 3 a couple of times. I was disappointed. I hope the final release will be there before Microsoft will come with Windows 8.
    1 star for now. I use Opera and Chrome now.

  100. 3 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4513 Beta (Mar 10, 2010)

    Maxthon used to be my browser of choice for many years, but since a couple of months its crashing more and more...please do something about it!

  101. 1 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4513 Beta (Mar 9, 2010)

    Spell checker is fixed, less crashes, but the Windows Title Bar is still broken. What good to have nice Win7 Ultimate if you can't even use themes?

  102. 5 out of 5 stars
    alphanews

    Reviewing 1.6.7.33 (Mar 3, 2010)

    Been using MyIE2/Maxthon (Classic) since longer than I can remember. Never felt the need to use any other browser. Superb.
    Full changelog :

    1.6.7 build 33 [2010-02-24]
    * focus address bar after new tab is opened
    * fixed some search engine compatibility problem
    * fixed problem that tray icon may not show
    * fixed problem that selecting address bar dropdown list does not open address
    * fixed problem that pressing return on search bar may not search
    * fixed search alias problem
    * fixed crash problem when search

    1.6.6 build 32 [2010-02-03]
    + added Quick Access
    + added custom error pages(404 etc)
    + added option to use server supplied search engines
    + added user experience improvement program option to installer
    * fixed some context menu problems under IE7/8
    * default installation folder moved to "roaming" folder under win7
    * optimized default settings
    * middle click works the same as IE8
    * removed language selection dialog on first run
    * removed "Automatically download new security enhancement update" option in Maxthon Options > General > When Starting
    * removed "Default" button in Maxthon Options > Address Bar > URL Alias
    * removed "Arrange Icons" command from Windows menu
    * removed "Allow Flash" command from Download Control Menu
    * added "Remove All" command to Undo menu
    * when a tab window is minimized, it is shown on top initially (not disappear)
    * links list now always opened maximized
    * Organize Favorites dialog is resizeable now

  103. 5 out of 5 stars
    Second Shadow

    Reviewing 1.6.7.33 (Mar 3, 2010)

    Maxthon 1.x is much better than any of the versions that came after it (v2, v3). I'm glad it's still being updated.

  104. 4 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 3.0.6.32 Alpha (Feb 27, 2010)

    This is a great, very fast app (in Ultra Mode) and I love it. But there is a bug in the cursor's operation in the URL line. Click the URL line to highlight the currently displayed URL. Then hit the right arrow key on the keyboard. Instead of placing the cursor at the end of the URL line as the browser should after you do that, it places the cursor at the beginning of the URL line. An easy mistake to make and fortunately a very easy one to fix. Very annoying. Once that gets fixed, this browser rocks! Can't wait for them to finish adding in all the other features that haven't been put in yet in this version. Keep an eye on this app. It has great potential!

  105. 1 out of 5 stars
    dlaws

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4456 Beta (Feb 27, 2010)

    Installed the new version and it didn't display most pages - including the 'last pages visited' tab on startup - just empty white screen. Reinstalled twice with same results. Finally reinstalled 2.5.11 and everything works great. Whew. Upgrade with caution....

  106. 1 out of 5 stars
    jetz

    Reviewing 3.0.6.32 Alpha (Feb 26, 2010)

    Another window frameless turd. How long will this pos be in alpha? Why is there no window frames in v2 and v3?

  107. 5 out of 5 stars
    AutoBot

    Reviewing 3.0.6.32 Alpha (Feb 26, 2010)

    I was a long time user of MYIE2 and it's previous incarnations, I even added some programmers sites to the initial search functions. I haven't used Maxthon before and decided to give the Dual mode Maxthon 3 a try, it's in an infancy stage but is coming together nicely.

    The ability to dynamically switch between IE Trident engine and the WebKit engine is awesome, you can get an IE tab in Chrome but not dynamically..not like this works. And it's fast in WebKit (Ultra Mode)..I would say equally fast as Chrome if not faster once Chrome is running a few extensions.

    Don't download this expecting Maxthon, download this expecting a new experience from the same developers of Maxthon. Now rate it on that basis, not that this is the progression of Maxthon 2 or even 1.

    I only rate it at 5 because it doesn't deserve such low ratings, as a beta I would give it 3 stars.

  108. 1 out of 5 stars
    jetz

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4456 Beta (Feb 26, 2010)

    Sucks with no window frame! Looks like that will never come back. This is terrible! Bring back the window frame!!

  109. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.6.27 Alpha (Jan 28, 2010)

    Why is the screen shot not one of the Maxthon 3? From the look of the picture, it looks like either the original or the Maxthon 2. It's a surprise & not always a good one when you don't get what you see in the screen shots.

    I have no use for any Maxthon product anymore.

  110. 5 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 1.6.6.29 (Jan 28, 2010)

    ZOMG! Did they really release a newer version of Maxthon Classic? Hooray!

  111. 1 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4200 Beta (Jan 21, 2010)

    Used to be the best, but going down badly of late. It crashes a lot now. The Dev. decided to remove the spell checker, and decided to do something silly to the title bar, making it non standard. I'll move to Chrome, and hope the Dev restores Maxthon to its former greatness.

  112. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.12.4200 Beta (Jan 20, 2010)

    Interesting new additions there! Still solid to me.

  113. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3390 (Jan 9, 2010)

    Always a big fan but this particular release crashes frequently. I have not sent error reports, shame on me....but most of the crashes do not result in an opportunity to send the error.

  114. 1 out of 5 stars
    RoSmecher

    Reviewing 3.0.6.9 Alpha (Dec 30, 2009)

    this should not be released. I know it's alpha but they should at least wait until Beta... It is completely useless. It has no features at all and nothing works. Do not download this, if you expect to use it day to day.

  115. 4 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3390 (Dec 22, 2009)

    The missing window frame is bad, the missing spell checker is awful.

  116. 1 out of 5 stars
    FreeSpeech

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3390 (Dec 7, 2009)

    Maxthon sucks without the window frame! Still using 2.15 the last one that has it. Bring it back! Even version 3 does not have a window frame. Looks like it never will.

  117. 5 out of 5 stars
    TedWest

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3390 (Dec 7, 2009)

    Maxthon is simply THE BEST, and anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't done a fair comparison. I've used them all and only Firefox even approaches the foothills of Maxthon,

    However, that doesn't mean that Maxthon and its developers aren't infuriating. The two biggest problems are that Maxthon 1x is better than Maxthon 2x at what it does, but Maxthon 2x does so much more that you can't use 1x anymore, so you have to sacrifice things like a better "groups' function in 1x, and a much easier and form filler in 1x as well.

    Even worse is the fact that Maxthon has no help file and trying to get in in their forum has become impossible as you now have to have some rank in order to even post a question and there's no explanation as to how to get that - IMMEDIATELY! because they recently screwed up their most convenient feature - the auto-hiding sidebar so the only way to get it to work properly is to not use the browser in fullscreen mode and move it left so a few pixels are of-screen - and Maxthon doesn't hold that position when you reopen it. A little program called WinSize solves the problem for the most part.

    So what then Makes Maxthon 2x better by far? Just about everything, including the defective sidebar that gives you quick and better access to favorites than Firefox. And the Speed Dial plugin is terrific, though the one that comes built-in is merely good.

    I love the aforementioned groups function (though 1x is way better, but you can look under "File" in 2x, and create a "Save Sessions" button that approximates the 1x group function), the plugins selection is terrific and very few are needed since the browser itself does so much. Ad-blocking is as good and simple as any available.

    So I'm hopeful that Maxthon 3x will incorporate the best of 1 & 2, but in the meantime, Maxthon 2x is the standard by which all others are measured - and fail.

  118. 5 out of 5 stars
    xsnred

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3353 (Dec 6, 2009)

    Hmmm tekk. I could have got a lot out of your review if you didn't waste it all on slamming other browsers. Your key words, "for the masses", is correct. They will not use Maxthon because they have other things to do, unlike yourself. The "masses" use IE cause all they do is go to Facebook and check their Hotmail. I use Maxthon and have talked to others about it and all they ask me is if they are as good as Maxi Pads. I give it a five just for that.

  119. 4 out of 5 stars
    tekk

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3353 (Dec 6, 2009)

    Version 2.5.10.2994 - I have used every browser ever made, and given them hours and months of test time to make a fair assessment, and Maxthon is by far my favorite browser of all time. Farewell to all the cry babys who go to Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. Yes, the Trident engine of Internet Explorer does leave many things to be desired, but the intuitive intelligent interface of Maxthon cannot be beat, and nobody can touch it. I have spent months and months over the past 5 years with the latest Firefox releases, it is up to 3.5.5 now. I have pored over thousands of extensions, plugins, and add-ons, and done my very best to build myself a custom Firefox user interface that can run as intuitively and fast, as I have come to rely upon using a Maxthon installation. I have spent 18 hour days, weeks at a time, with little to no sleep, and nothing but time on my side. It simply cannot be done. By the time you get Firesux more than a dozen or so extensions, add-ons, toolbars, and plugins, the user interface looks ugly like it was drawn by a drunken, cross-eyed, photoshop-phile on a meth binge. Firesux runs slower than a 15 year old FORD truck on a 20 below zero morning in Anchorage, and I'm sure it leaves as much a carbon footprint with all the cycles on my quadcore processor and 6GB of RAM, which literally grinds to a halt under the load. The masses can have their browser, those of us who know Maxthon is superior will be happy with our secret, and not be weighed down with that stoned, sinking, fuel burning albatross known as Firesux.

  120. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.11.3353 (Dec 4, 2009)

    Inniosoft, next version of Maxthon(v3) which is still in alpha phase has dual engine support (both trident and webkit) and so it will cater for wider audience.

    This version(v2) works fine for me.

  121. 1 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 3.0.5.21 Alpha (Dec 1, 2009)

    I completely agree with Dudeboyz. This thing is a crock of sh1te. They should never have stopped development on the v1 series. Then again, this sort of thing happens time and time again. Example: Filezilla. 2.2.32 is still the best version. Sigh.

  122. 3 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.5.10.2994 (Nov 16, 2009)

    dudes, what happen with the CTRL+W or CTRL+F4 for clossing the tabs???!!!!

  123. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 3.0.5.7 Alpha (Nov 15, 2009)

    I would be happy if Max 3 could be the Max 2 interface with the Webkit engine. For those who want the sparse Chrome-like interface a button could be installed to go to that interface or stay with the feature rich Max 2 as it is now.
    I have been with Max 2 since the start and have seen it evolve into the browser it is today and I use it constantly. I'm anxious to see this evolve.

  124. 3 out of 5 stars
    Inniosoft

    Reviewing 2.5.10.2994 (Nov 13, 2009)

    Have said it before, and I'll say it again: Why enumerate IE? It's the world's worst browser. Full stop.

    Maxthon would be great if it had its own rendering engine.

    I'll give it a three for performance and useabilty.

  125. 5 out of 5 stars
    microFawad

    Reviewing 3.0.4.8 Alpha (Oct 27, 2009)

    Maxthon 3 is simply the best version so far. I don't like Maxthon 2 because it's bloated with too many features which majority even don't use. I wanted it to be clean, simple, and lite. With Maxthon 3 they are going in the right direction.

    Plus the greatest thing they did is they moved away from Trident. Now they are using webkit as a browser engine which is more faster, and follow 100% web standards.

    I am simply loving this version it so far. Lets see what happens next in later releases :)

  126. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.5.9.2246 (Oct 15, 2009)

    If you still insist on using IE, get IEPro and install it. Thats a lot better than installing this mess.

    Better yet, get Firefox or Opera. Once you see the list of addons for Firefox, you will never go back to something like this.

  127. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.2.2 Alpha (Sep 13, 2009)

    It's been a very long time & still it's an Alpha.
    Bring this sucker into beta already.....
    slow pokes !
    Not to say that I'd like the Maxthon 3 anyway, but if it's better than the 2.0 version, well maybe I'll mess with it for a while.
    As it stands right now, I have no use for it..

  128. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.7.1162 (Sep 13, 2009)

    Why don't these people at Maxthon just give up & go home.
    I've moved on from the mess that the browser has turned into.
    Firefox has blown the out of the picture totally.

  129. 1 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 3.0.2.2 Alpha (Sep 11, 2009)

    Huge Maxthon 1.6.x supporter, but they started going in the wrong direction with version 2 and now version 3 seals the deal.

    No Window Frame should NOT be a requirement. At the very least, users should be able to toggle that feature on and off.

    The stability problems and in my opinion poor development choices in both versions 2 and 3 have finally pushed me away from the IE platform entirely and I have switched completely over to FireFox 3.x

    It's sad to see what was a fantastic program end up so horribly mangled like it has been in 2 and now 3. Incredibly disappointing.

  130. 3 out of 5 stars
    olirosee

    Reviewing 2.5.7.1162 (Sep 10, 2009)

    Have been using Maxthon 2 for over 2 years now (changing from version 1) and I still prefer it over Firefox, Opera and Chrome because I can customise it much more to the way I need it to work, without any third party add-ons. It loads (at least on my machine) slower than Chrome but at least 3 times faster than Firefox (which now takes not less than 45 seconds to become available).

    However recently I am experiencing many problems - up to 10 crashes a day (I am a heavy user) of which 90% happen when I try to close a Window in which a Flash application is running, and about half of the time it takes not less than 3 minutes to unload after closing it - generally I am using task manager now to dispose of Maxthon.

    Favourites menu needs up to 30 seconds to open (I have a lot of bookmarks, but all sorted in groups and folders) and it brings my work to a halt if I accidentally mouse-over the menu. Perhaps it is rendering the bookmarks tree each time before dropping down the menu?

    Every now and then, it completely forgets my passwords, loses my cookies...

    And still it has the features I need which I can't get from the competition (no mention of IE 7 or 8 here - that's not competition) and I will keep using it, hoping that with each new revision some of my problems will disappear.

  131. 4 out of 5 stars
    jblane

    Reviewing 2.5.7.1162 (Sep 10, 2009)

    At least for me: quick, complete, customizable to the max, useful features, working like a charm.

  132. 2 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 2.5.7.1143 Beta 3 (Sep 9, 2009)

    No more reasons to use this one now.

  133. 1 out of 5 stars
    emanresU deriseD

    Reviewing 2.5.6.350 (Sep 7, 2009)

    I installed Maxthon.

    I exported my Firefox bookmarks.

    I tried to import them in Maxthon. Maxthon crashed.

    Great stuff.

  134. 1 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 2.5.6.350 (Aug 26, 2009)

    At least for me, very buggy and slow. I quickly uninstalled it.

  135. 4 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 2.5.6.350 (Aug 25, 2009)

    A very good browser ruined by the removal of the STANDARD window frame. I used to love this browser but they seemed to of alienated some users by removing the window frame. I for one have moved to Firefox and wont look back easily. If you can live without the window frame (most users can) and want an IE front end then this is the best browser for the job.

  136. 2 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.6.349 (Aug 23, 2009)

    The work around for the removed window frame is crap. It makes most of the skins look bizarre when you move the file menu to the left side.
    Until they bring the option back, I'm using Forefox & forgetting about my old favorite browser.
    Maxthon has turned into a bundle of crap & I'm not going to try it anymore.

  137. 5 out of 5 stars
    tomcass00

    Reviewing 2.5.5.308 (Aug 19, 2009)

    Ive used this program for 8 yrs or so and with the exception of version 3 I have had little to no problems with it and those problems I did have were with crashing which considering how much faster pages load and the many add ons and skins available along with the built in downloader, I have little concern with the crashing problem

    compared to the other browsers out there I find this a much better product I have tried them all Opera, Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla and a slew of others and they all are slower with loading and with displaying webpages than the Maxthons

    even though it loads on top of Internet explorer and isnt a true standalone browser its a good product also I have found in my own experience with Maxthon that its very compatible with all versions of IE and has little problem with migration to the new versions

    some versions of Maxthon do have some issues more so than others but those do get addressed and have caused little to hardly any problems in my own experiences

    I have used this browser on pentiums II III IV at 300 mhs to 2.6 ghz machines as welll as amd processors and found it to be very adaptable

    I have used it on machines that had other products on it and when those product failed I went back to Maxthon and it prevailed.

    this is one browser that unless drastically changed like in version 3 I will continue to use

    however if it goes primary to the version 3 I ll be finding myself looking for another product.

    I highly recomend trying this product if not using it primarily as a browser of choice.

  138. 3 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 2.5.4.159 (Aug 6, 2009)

    I have been skipping all updates since 2.1.5 versions. Thinking that perhaps the bugs had been ironed out, I installed this version yesterday. All seemed ok until I noticed that the RoboForm bar had developed some sort of amnesia. It failed to recognize ALL the log-on pages, and it quickly became a real annoyance. I promptly uninstalled and returned to the previous version.

  139. 4 out of 5 stars
    italyx

    Reviewing 2.5.4.159 (Aug 4, 2009)

    What a bore this whimpering on the window frame! (to say nothing of the fact that there is a workaround. Read Maxthon forum and find the solution).
    This version solves the only glitch I had, some page freezing without any reasons. Keep up the good work.

  140. 4 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 3.0.0.140 Alpha (Jul 31, 2009)

    I don't understand why all the people lambasting Maxthon 3 for not having a window frame aren't also lambasting Chrome and the latest renderings of Firefox 3.7 for the same....

  141. 2 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 3.0.0.140 Alpha (Jul 28, 2009)

    Maxthon 1 was amazing maxthon 2 a little bloated and then they REMOVED the window frame and this version (maxthon3) is dreadful. When you think this is up against chrome and Firefox it looks and feels VERY dated and sluggish.

  142. 4 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 3.0.0.139 Alpha (Jul 24, 2009)

    As a long time Maxthon user, I took this baby out for a brief ride. I was quite impressed by the browsing speed and compatibility with websites. Of course, this "baby" has a ways to go before it qualifies as my main browser, but I most certainly see the potential. I'll revisit when it enters beta and/or it offers ad blocking options, etc. Keep up the good work.

  143. 1 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 2.5.3.80 (Jul 21, 2009)

    Forget v2. Stick with v1.

  144. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.2.7058 (Jul 3, 2009)

    It has become freakishly clear by Maxthon that the window frame option is gone for good. I and many others feel cheated by the people at Maxthon by refusing to give us back this feature.

    If they want to release it without the window frame, they will loose many long time users. To keep us happy and to keep us using Maxthon, Go ahead and do what you are doing, but also publish a version for Windows XP that has the window frame option.

    It is bull headed and a bad business practice to ignore so many users of your product. Not just ignore, but to mean mouth them on the Maxthon forum website, saying posts regarding feature this will be deleted.

    I tried the ALT drag little fix to put my file, view, favorites & so on onto the left side of my browser. That was a nightmare, they went right next to the page Forward and back arrows & when I tried to fix that they vanished.

    If the window frame doesn't come back within a month, I am through with using Maxthon for good. I've been a long time fan of the browser but I've had it with the superior attitude I receive when I inquire about things on the Maxthon site.
    Oh, I also noticed that they took away the CPU usage option in the tools.
    Maxthon in total control of the way it uses my CPU, no thanks.

  145. 1 out of 5 stars
    jetz

    Reviewing 2.5.2.7058 (Jul 2, 2009)

    Still no window frame. Fail!

  146. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.2.7058 (Jul 2, 2009)

    Whatever I am expecting from a browser, I am getting it.

  147. 4 out of 5 stars
    jetz

    Reviewing 2.5.2.6929 Beta 5 (Jun 26, 2009)

    Bring back the window frame!!

  148. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.5.2.6929 Beta 5 (Jun 26, 2009)

    For the first time, I am disappointed with Maxthon seeing the next minor being in beta for over two months. I wouldn't complain though, its a freeware and all the developers have their own priorities. Will stick to last stable version as for me none other browser has come par with Maxthon yet.

  149. 2 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.2.6929 Beta 5 (Jun 26, 2009)

    I agree with ghammer, I don;t like the file, view, favorites, groups, tools being over on the right side of the browser either.

    We are told that the window frame option was removed for beta. But the current full version available for download on the Maxthon site doesn't have the option either.

    So many people want the option for the window frame, it is a mistake for Maxthon to remove it, I feel they won't put it back for any reason because they are a bunch of bull headed people that don't care about th user anymore.

    I will and must say this. The post of the Maxthon forum regarding window frame posts was put on in very bad taste and it's an in your face statement that
    we are being ignored by them.

  150. 2 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.0.119 Alpha (Jun 17, 2009)

    Why is the screen shot a picture of the Maxthon 1 version?
    I'm not trying this again till it's in beta & not alpha.
    Why? because the you can't give constructive criticism on the Maxthon forum about the Maxthon 3 without being called an idiot. I'm tired of the I'm better than you attitude of the people that are in charge of that forum.
    Don't get me wrong, I think when the 3.0 version is released into beta it will be a good product. The people at the Maxthon website just need to cool off and come down of their high horse & get real.
    People won't use your product if you treat them like filth.

  151. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.0.118 Alpha (Jun 17, 2009)

    Good to be skeleton browser. Long time before it gets somewhere. There is already an update available.

    http://dl.maxthon.cn/mx3/mx3.0.0.119.exe

  152. 5 out of 5 stars
    sn0wy82

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (Jun 6, 2009)

    Excellent for an alpha edition! Noticed quite a few bugs, but thats obviously predictable. I've been a fan of Maxthon for years, will definately use this when it is more stable

  153. 3 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 2.5.2.6608 Beta 4 (Jun 1, 2009)

    This build:
    No I.E. Plugins (Roboform, etc)
    No 'frame' around the window.
    Same crashes as the past three versions.

    With I.E.Pro, I have no reason to use this any longer.

    Too bad, Maxthon was once a nice tool.
    You know, the tone on their forums has went downhill recently too.

  154. 2 out of 5 stars
    PraetorianGuard

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 26, 2009)

    Grow some brains, you morons. Dissing an alpha is like walking onto a construction site and saying that the unfinished house is uninhabitable.
    You obviously have no idea of the concept of development.

  155. 1 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 23, 2009)

    I agree. This is complete rubbish. It's apparently not enough that they destroyed Maxthon in the 2.x series by turning it into bloatware, now they're adding the useless concept of Webkit into it. Pointless. Google Chrome is out there if you need Webkit rendering (or Sa-farce-ri). There's absolutely no reason for Maxthon to jump on this bandwagon. Plus, this alpha hasn't got any menus at all! Firefox supports its own engine as well as Trident (with the IETab extension). The Webkit engine brings nothing to the table except barely noticeable speed increases in rendering on modern CPUs. Oh, and apparently injecting the Webkit rendering engine into your browser framework spontaneously makes coders forget to add any options into your program. Avoid this, Maxthon 2 and Google Chrome. Go with Greenbrowser for a quick-loading, frequently-updated IE shell with great features, FF for everything else. Honestly, Fileforum's staff must be on crack to have chosen this as a "pick".

  156. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 22, 2009)

    I wish people would grasp the concept behind sites like this because if they did they wouldn't be rating something based on what it might be in future releases but what the one they are downloading is! That type of feed back helps the community here decide if they will give this release a try or not.

    Maxthon has never been as good as it was back in version 1.6. Since then it has become more and more unstable for me and it has far too many annoying bugs that have made this quite honestly a steaming piece of rubbish with little bits of corn in it.

    There are much better alternatives and even the other IE clones have crept past this one. Shame really, this use to be my favourite browser

  157. 4 out of 5 stars
    paulm84

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 22, 2009)

    very cool so far it looks like maxthon is starting from scratch.

    i'll be happy once it's reaches beta

  158. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 22, 2009)

    Very stable for an alpha. Impressive UI. Highlight is dual engine (Trident: IE; webkit: Google Chrome).

    DoHickey, its alpha for a reason. Developers mentioned on M3 page that features will get added as and when they make this stable and in coming releases. So please be patient or use just M2.

  159. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 22, 2009)

    This is a joke isn't it?
    I expected more from the Maxthon team than this.
    After all there was an alpha 1 & 2 already.
    No settings to choose from at all.
    What about pop ups? Ad blocking?
    A way to get to favorites without having them all displayed on the toolbar.
    It's suppose to be faster, Well I can't see it at all. I have Comcast Cable internet & IE-7 and even Firefox 3 is much faster than the Maxthon Alpha 3.
    The Maxthon team have a hard road ahead to get this thing into shape for the average users of the product.
    Don't get me wrong, I love my Maxthon 2 browser, I've tried many browsers & wouldn't use anything else.

    In addition, the whole point of this site is to try the software & rate it as it is at this point of it's development. Not what it could be later. As it is at this point, I'm inclined tell people to pass this version of the application up. Wait till later on & try it again. From what I experienced with the alpha 3, it's like Chrome with a different skin, only worse.
    I'm a long time Maxthon user & I still use a version of the M-2 but not as my default, it use to be my default, but M-2 also has issues.
    I'm a Firefox user until I can find anything better to replace it.

  160. 5 out of 5 stars
    cekicen

    Reviewing 3.0.0.112 Alpha 3 (May 21, 2009)

    It's an Internet Explorer shell, but Maxthon 3 is using webkit (chrome) engine too...

  161. 5 out of 5 stars
    grants

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (May 15, 2009)

    Best Browser in terms of Memory Usage- Maxthon v1
    have been testing browsers to find the one that works best for an older computer. Not a difficult chore for anyone. Simply run your selected browser with a similar selection of resource hungry websites open and watch the memory usage in Windows Task Manager. Maxthon V.1 is consistently the lowest memory usage. I noticed Maxthon has a selection in the advanced options to allow for memory management, whatever the reason it's by far the fastest IMO. Features are good but perhaps not the best compared to Maxthon 2 or Opera. In order of rankings by memory usage, Maxton 1, QT Web, Maxthon 2, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer 7, Google Chrome. My tests were not comprehensive but proved to me Maxthon was best.

  162. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Updated) (May 13, 2009)

    I have an issue with the people at Maxthon. Regarding the Maxthon 2 browser.
    The window frame option has been taken away from the interface.
    In the Maxthon forum, they put up an announcement about the posts regarding this issue. It was mean spirited, in other words they were talking down to the users that posted the issue with the missing window frame option removal.
    The whole point of having browser customization is for the customer to have his or her browser look the way they want it to look.
    My point is this. Maxthon was a very nice browser, I used it for a long time and was very happy with it. I now have to use someone else's Idea of what it should look like.
    So I as of today will no longer be a Maxthon 2 user. I am moving on to FireFox with Ad block plus. I suggest that people think twice about using the Maxthon 2 browser in it's new form.

  163. 2 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 2.5.2.5442 Beta 3 (Apr 27, 2009)

    What has happened to Maxthon, the mighty king of browsers? A steady decline in quality over the past several months continues. Freezes, crashes, lost preferences--those are now commonplace.

    I had hoped with more recent releases that mighty Maxthon might return to its former glory, but with this release I am giving up hope. I've even made Firefox my default browser now.

    I will miss you, Maxthon. I loved you dearly, but somewhere the train derailed and seems unable to get back on track. The king of browsers seems dead in the water. 'Tis a sad day for power-browser users.

  164. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Updated) (Apr 24, 2009)

    too bad! this browers has hands-down the best usability features but the never-ending bugs make it often painful to use! I'd like to give this a 5, really, but lack of stability and the fact that these issue pop up in earch and every verison force me to take off two points

  165. 4 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.5.2.5442 Beta 3 (Apr 16, 2009)

    Getting better...finally!

  166. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.5.2.2801 Beta (Mar 4, 2009)

    Question of personal preferences I think, but on my computers is the first choice browser, second is Chrome (and yes, I'm having also Opera and FF and use them occasionally).

    No problem with this version for me tough, it seems more stable then the very previous one - I'm always updating to the latest night build/beta/RC if available somewhere to download - and also checking the same problematic sites, bookmarks like the previous reviewer... tough the issues he reports does not occur here.

    I'm also using it against IE 8.0.6001.18371 (RC1)... maybe this why.

  167. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.5.2.2801 Beta (Mar 3, 2009)

    This browser seems to get worse and worse. I installed it and went to the site that always gives it problems to see if it has been corrected and it crashed my system. The embarrassing part for max is that the site is their very own plugins and skin site!! What a joke. Now you can argue that it's a IE problem but if maxthon is going to be a clone the least they should do is make the script on their own site compatible with IE.

    Also, why the hell are there little x's instead of images on the preferences page? This has become one buggy piece of rubbish

  168. 1 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.5.2.2801 Beta (Mar 2, 2009)

    Won't install using run from current location, I get a warning that says windows has found a problem with this file. Nothing to click on but the OK & then the warning closes & nothing happens. Will try downloading first to my drive.
    It did install after downloading to my hard drive. Still no option to show the window frame & the menu, file, view, favorites, Groups & so on are back on the right side of the browser again. I will keep the older version and not try a new Maxthon again for quite a while. Or at least till they listen to the people that want the option I spoke of.

  169. 5 out of 5 stars
    PraetorianGuard

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Updated) (Feb 11, 2009)

    As much as I adore Maxthon - I use nothing else for its unrivaled customisability - this one still has some minor bugs: most notably, page redraws cause the screen to flash to desktop for a small fraction of a second and there can be some hanging problems with a select few websites.
    This update doesn't appear to fix anything so stick with a slightly older version (pre-2.5.1.*) if you have it.

  170. 1 out of 5 stars
    dolcesculacciare

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Updated) (Feb 11, 2009)

    this is still broken... if there's any difference at all (the file signatures do have different dates), it's minimal at best... Maxthon is now Crapthon !

  171. 4 out of 5 stars
    mike_diack

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Updated) (Feb 11, 2009)

    The new feature in 2.5.1 that prevents tabs from hanging the browser (ala IE8 and Google's Chrome) is impressive - it's here and works now, ahead of IE8, even though this is based on IE6/7.

    Kudos to the developer.

    Mike

  172. 5 out of 5 stars
    firs73

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Jan 24, 2009)

    I always love Maxthon-the only browser I wanna use.No Maxthon,no surfing.
    SInce this Maxthon2.5.1.x has released,the biggest issue hauntin' for years which named "Freeze"'s gone forever.No freeze,I love Maxthon more then before.

    Long life Maxthon!

  173. 3 out of 5 stars
    rip_pit

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Jan 22, 2009)

    2.5.1 series are not the best from Maxthon. Still contains little bugs.
    Better stay to 2.1.5 till next release.

  174. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Jan 22, 2009)

    Still as buggy as heck. Maxthon 1.6 is so much more stable it's almost laughable.

    They even took out the Window Frame in the previous version. I don't know if that was a mistake or intended, but users were not happy about it.

    I fear this thing won't even come close to matching what 1.6.x has become.

  175. 4 out of 5 stars
    Jammerdelray

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Jan 22, 2009)

    I like this browser, offers a lot of built in features and custumization.

    Cnns: could be a bit more user frieldly

  176. 4 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4751 (Jan 22, 2009)

    Weird. I've been using Maxthon 2 since they worked out most of the original bugs. I'm reluctant to install this update based on the comments I'm reading here. In all, I prefer Maxthon 2 after being a longtime user of the previous version (still a great browser). It took some getting used to the features, and how to best customize the browser, but it is indeed better than the first in my opinion. I have tried FF, Opera, Chrome and even Safari, and I'm always ready to come back to Maxthon. I will skip this update. Looking forward to the next less-buggy version. =) Cheers!

  177. 2 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 16, 2009)

    My opinion matches few others around: Maxthon 2 has never been as user friendly and user driven as the older original. Although I was a fervent supporter of Maxthon 1, I never liked nor adopted v2.
    About stability, the latest Maxthon v1 builds also had some serious crashing issues that were never resolved through the numerous later builds I tried. Since Firefox 2 appeared when Maxthon 2 was showing its commercial drive and when Maxthon 1 seems to be hopelessly buggy with not much progress in further builds, I've now been using Firefox ever since. I didn't like Firefox 1, but I liked Firefox 2, and it happened to be at the right time at the right place.
    I still give Maxthon v2 a 2, but only because of the glorious days of the original version.

  178. 1 out of 5 stars
    BruddaMan

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 15, 2009)

    my brother showed me maxthon2 and then he showed me maxthon1 and maxthon1 was more like a regular browser. internet seven and eight dont look right but maxthon lets you use it with a normal look. maxthon1 has the file menu at the top and tabs are on the whole line like firefox and i like it better. my brother pushed maxthon hard but i dont like maxthon2 and im not used to it. i liked the way he set up maxthon1 best and even on the maxthon page they say 1 is more stable than 2. it says "Use less system resources, more stable, better compatibility," so just use maxthon1 and not maxthon2. even the maxthon makers say maxthon1 is better.

  179. 3 out of 5 stars
    sweathog

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Among other things, breaks roboform.

  180. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Excellent program. It has power and convenience features that no other browser has in their entirety. I'm totally hooked, and can never go back to browsers without the features and power. This release and the previous one have a few bugs. This happens periodically to some of the betas, and has happened throughout the program's development. The developer always comes through and rights the ship for a quality final release.

    Please don't downgrade the program because of beta bugs. Report them to the developer, that's why he releases betas. If you get your panties in a bunch because betas have bugs, the developer will probably stop releasing betas to the public, slowing the development cycle. If you don't like bugs and don't like to help develop this fine program, stay away from the betas and wait for the finals.

  181. 1 out of 5 stars
    dolcesculacciare

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    have to agree... this version's bug riddled and breaks more than it fixes... shame... posting the review via firefox ... i used to LOVE maxthon... it's arbitrary bug snot now :(

    updated... pay attention... version 2.5.1.4075 is NOT beta per maxthon's own web site... it's listed as the "latest version"...

  182. 2 out of 5 stars
    pheeew

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Thank you so much horsecharles, you say the things my english skills are not good enough for. I was a huge fan of MyIE and Maxthon 1.x for years and currently still use 1.6x on Vista. Maxthon 2 has never been my cup of tea but I still have it installed on my machines in the hope to see it grow into a mature browser. I'd never set it as default tho. It's not just that I don't like the interface and menues of v2, but also I feel like being forced to something. I've used plain old favorites forever (and still do!) and never had any issues importing/exporting or even carrying them with me. (USB, www...)
    Now they tell me I shoud upload them to some online-service I know nothing about. Why? My favorites are private, they are mine! They are even in an encrypted file on my hdd, so that I will never have an option to manually edit them.
    One of the great features of v1 has been crippled: groups
    I better not start talking about all the crashes I've experienced in v2...

    I was sceptical when the change from MyIE to Maxthon v1 happend and in the end it worked out good but v2 keeps me searching for a new alternative to the alternative. Firefox is not an option for me. Opera is great but lacks plugin support - take it as it is or leave it. IEPro is pretty cool, tho a bit basic but in the end it simply works.

    Well as the saying goes: All good things come to an end.

    RIP Maxthon.

  183. 4 out of 5 stars
    DaComboMan

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    My second choice after Firefox.
    Just wish they had the "ahsum" bar.

  184. 2 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    BOBAD: it's not about getting one's panties in a tizzy over bugs-- as a lot of those bugs are Maxthon's fault for illogical reasons:

    Ever since Maxthon was lauded by Microsoft-- they have eerily copied their modus operandi of arbritrary & proprietary changes & formats galore.

    Tell me when you see in their forums a discussion such as: We're thinking of redoing Favorites, Tabs, ETC. for x and y reasons-- what do you think, what location would be best for you, etc.
    Even if only as a warning not to install a particular build because it's a major change in some area would be very helpful.
    Instead, we get a surprise after upgrading-- for something that was not broken to begin with-- but now is causing some buggy or unwanted behavior. Then, after complaining, we still don't get an explanation for the change in the first place.
    _______________________________________________

    FYI this latest build will either crash at some previously-opened sites OR will lose last unsaved session completely.

    FYI2 Close / Maximize / Minimize / etc. buttons missing...

    I second Blaxima and DudeBoyz almost word for word.

    This was at one time my default browser-- but between arbritrary changes(some of which have been admittedly reworked after user clamor) and some site incompatibilities(again, admittedly, this affects all browsers-- even IE on some MS sites!-- and fault can be attributted to individual sites)-- i regretfully had to find other options, although not voluntarily:

    Maxthon used to be a perfect alternative to IE-- especially after security patches dumbed down / arbritrarily disabled various functions-- "while actually being a lot safer w/o having to resort to / depend on those tactics".
    I work on the web with a kazillion different websites, many with embedded multimedia / live content-- Maxthon was perfect, esp. for those sites that demand IE exclusively...it would still render all pages / content correctly, while IE would be hit or miss.
    Sadly, that is no longer the case, no matter how permissive the settings / everything enabled / popups & ads blockers disabled / sites added to Trusted Zones.

    This latest release hangs and/or crashes when attempting to open-- with a handful of sites from its last session on previous build BTW.
    That is just an FYI more than anything...it is a Beta release...although its previous build(and other installed browsers as well) had no issues with those sites.

    I have zero time to troubleshoot, so it's wait until subsequent releases...although such an older, established browser shouldn't be undergoing all that-- it's like back to square one / newer browsers don't have such issues.

    Maxthon developers need to take a good, hard reassesment of priorities and goals:

    1. Stop with arbritrary changes, especially proprietary ones, that are more cosmetic(ergo annoying) rather than useful. Couple of examples:
    A. Bookmarks-- either use standard IE folder locations(and for history / cookies / logins / autofill & autocomplete / etc.) or develp a module to periodically import / sync data.
    DITTO FOR MOZ browsers.
    Just this one step will get many more users and a chance for many of them to set Maxthon as default.
    B. Search-- stop trying to make a few dollars with this, while making it very hard for the average user to change default...
    the money will come with improvement and higher browser share.

    2. Take a good, hard look at main + innovative competitors and combine their features 'while improving each".
    Many users are forced to use a different browser, whether for work, site compatibility reasons, or a couple of great features not found in other browsers:
    the browser that most implements steps 1A & 2 will win the browser wars. Some examples:
    A. How FlashPeak SlimBrowser and FF TileTab Extension are able to tile / adjust tabs-- improve on this by having the browser remember the tab sizes and positions upon reopening.
    B. Include Groups functions in initial Restore Last Open page--I may not want to reopen all those pages / put up with that long wait, but because i don't want to lose them(not having saved to group last open session)-- this forces me to open up a competing browser!!!
    C. Useful Context Menu Addons like found In Avant/extensions/misc...take it a step further with things like Go to Url, Search With for plain text(even misspelled text).

    And of course, fix current problems re site incompatibilities and:
    restoring from last session takes too long AND disables browser completely until all / each tabs load entirely.

    Partner with or acquire(or at least look at their features) BaoBau IE Sessions, IE7 Pro, etc.

  185. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Sorry. Maxthon 1.6.5.18 is just flat out a better product. You can install it over IE 6, IE 7 or IE 8, on XP, Vista or Win 7, and it works just great.

    Same IE engine, but with an interface you can control.

    By the way, Maxthon 1.6.x is still in parallel development with 2.x. They are two distinct products, and if you want to use the IE engine but need more than the lame IE 7 / IE 8 interface, Maxthon 1.6.x is a great option, especially if you add the More Options 1.x addon.

    Maxthon 1.6.x has all of the benefits without 2.x's weeknesses. That is why it is still in parallel development. 1.6.x is Just That Good.

  186. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.5.1.4075 (Jan 14, 2009)

    Lets get one thing straight here, the bugs that are in Maxthon are not IE bugs. This crashes at sites IE simply does not.

    I wanted this to replace firefox as the browser I would used for the sites Opera would not render but the constant crashes and cumbersom navigation through the options was too much for me and being a long time My IE user I can say that they've really fudged up this browser.

    Thankfully the new Opera (10) even in alpha stages is more stable and is rendering all the pages I use to have problems with so no need now for a second browser.

    Maxthon has really lost ground to the others

  187. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.6.5.18 (Dec 31, 2008)

    A fantastic application. I'm glad that they keep developing 1.6.x in parallel with Maxthon 2.

    BTW, I've been told that you can install Maxthon 1.6.x in Vista and IE 7 and even Windows 7 and IE 8 and not lose one single bit of functionality. If that's true, then I can keep using Maxthon 1.6.x for many years to come!

    Nice...

  188. 5 out of 5 stars
    biggeo

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1250 (Dec 25, 2008)

    A must have browser ,with a very good download manager, with a clever accelerator future, one of best AD blockers in the market and work flawless with Windows as it is based on IE.
    Less safety problems than IE has, faster than IE, COMPATIBLE WITH ANY SITE, easier to use than firefox, and absolutelly FREE.

    Some bugs fixed with the new release some still remain and need to be fixed. But that was expected as it based on IE.

    Using browsers from 1991, for me Maxthon make my every day browsing easy and fast.
    I love alliases and drag and drop futures. User friendly, extremely customizeable.

  189. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1250 (Dec 14, 2008)

    Unfortunately, Maxthon is still very buggy (freezes, page rendering problems, UI crashes, stalls, etc) and while their development team is adding nice new features to each version, the browser has underlying flaws, which have never been dealt with. (Basically it's the IE at fault) With Opera and Firefox doing serious improvements (not just sprucing up), Maxthon is losing touch. It has been my main browser for years, but I'm serious thinking of giving it up.

  190. 5 out of 5 stars
    kimandrichard

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1250 (Nov 30, 2008)

    I hear you bobad, FF stinkbugs should take another honest look at it. Maxthon,as it stands, gives me the best of both Opera and Firefox. Its hard to believe its built on IE - which still sux

  191. 3 out of 5 stars
    Second Shadow

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1250 (Nov 20, 2008)

    Maxthon 1.x was very good (I used it for years). But Firefox 3.x is WAY better than Maxthon 2.x

  192. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1170 Beta (Nov 13, 2008)

    I use Opera as my main browser but a couple of the sites i visit STILL do not get rendered properly so for them I'd use firefox, but I just hate firefox so much that I decided to give Maxthon another try....and....well....Its still very buggy. Now I was a user of the pre 2.x releases but as the 1.6x version was updated more and more it seemed to crash more and more.

    This release works at the sites I want it to but wouldn't you know its very own skins site crashed it!!

    It will replace that awful firefox for the couple of sites I need it to but Opera is far better than this for everyday use

  193. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1170 Beta (Nov 12, 2008)

    Best browser shell out there. Nothing is close. The tabs and tab grouping are far more sophisticated and easier to use than the competition. No silly plugins needed for dozens of powerful features. Even a spell checker and download accelerator and manager. Pay no attention to the low ratings. The FF stinkbugs feel threatened and rate Maxthon far too low. I give it six bars out of 5!

  194. 4 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1170 Beta (Nov 12, 2008)

    Changes from 2.1.4
    General
    - fixed magic fill data lose problem under some circumstances
    - fixed some ntdll related problems
    - fixed a problem which may cause IMM32.dll error on exit
    - fixed extra blank tab problem when opened by external applications
    - can drag drop external document when no tab is opened on startup
    - fixed a problem that Paste & Go in address bar with shortcut may initiate search
    - Fixed that timed out links are reported as working in favorites checking
    - Fixed a performance issue in the last internal version

    Interface
    - if simple collector is outside visible area, will be visible again after restart
    - auto refresh frequency is shown auto refresh menu
    - fixed a favorites bar display problem after delete of favorite
    - fixed freeze problem after enable/disable split view repeatedly
    - will show New Tab button if no tab is opened on startup
    - Fixed a Undo items counting problem
    - Feed are renamed to RSS for uniformity

    Find In Page
    - fixed a performance problem
    - removed finding hidden search for improved performance

    Capture
    - default saving format is changed to JPG

    AdHunter
    - fixed a floating ad problem

    Maxthon Downloader
    - fixed a batch download speed problem

  195. 5 out of 5 stars
    FreeSpeech

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1170 Beta (Nov 12, 2008)

    Best internet browser on planet Earth!

  196. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.1.5.1170 Beta (Nov 12, 2008)

    Its been a while since an update. So far so good.

  197. 5 out of 5 stars
    italyx

    Reviewing 2.1.4.443 (Oct 18, 2008)

    Great software and just what I was looking for: the IE engine with a more powerful and (a lot) more customizable interface (buttons, skins, etc.)
    Plus, plugins and banner/AD hunter.

  198. 4 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.1.4.443 (Sep 3, 2008)

    Using dual boot, is looks to be similar to precedent versions, but doesn't load on Windows 98 SE option any more, so I keep using my old Maxthon 2.1 which runs perfect on both of them.

  199. 5 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.1.4.443 (Sep 2, 2008)

    My system: HP Pavilion (a810n),
    512 MB PC-3200 DDR ram,
    AMD 3300+ Athlon 64 Processor.
    Windows XP SP-3 with all the updates except for the windows search.
    That means I have Microsoft silverlight,
    MSXML 4.0 SP-2,
    Microsoft .net framework 1.1 with the hotfix and Microsoft .net framework 2.0, Windows Media player 11, Microsoft Office 2000.

    This version of Maxthon works with Internet Explorer 8 beta-2. I didn't open IE-8 after the install of the beta-2, I just went to one of my Favorites & Maxthon popped right up and loaded the pages & did it very well.
    I haven't tried opening more than one tab yet, The problem with the IE-8 beta-2 that I had was it froze up trying to close a second tab, and that was a constant event.
    This build of Maxthon seems to be doing all that it should be doing for me.
    I'm a big fan of Maxthon, the only beef I have is that they took away most of the skins for Maxthon 2. Please bring back all the compatible skins for Maxthon 2.
    It's just not the same when the look of the browser isn't the way you like it to be.
    I haven't found any skin that comes close to the look of a couple of the old ones that aren't available anymore.

  200. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.1.4.443 Beta (Sep 2, 2008)

    While I have recently switched to Firefox 3 for my daily browsing needs, I do love Maxthon and think it's an exceptional piece of software.

    The IE8 beta compatibility is welcome.

  201. 5 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 31, 2008)

    I must say I have a love-hate relationship with Maxthon. But this is only because I always take it for granted that it's best browser so it must deliver! And it does, better than FF or Opera, even though there's always something to gripe about. Today I'm in love! Tommorrow? You never know!

  202. 4 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 31, 2008)

    Not bad, a little slow starting up. Lots of toolbar icons I don't use or need, I'm a minimalist. It takes a while to customize them. Speaking of customizing, They have taken away a lot of the maxthon 2 skins. The skins that are available are not the best that they have had, Come to think of it, they are some of the worst skins I've ever tried. Please bring back all of the skins that work with Maxthon 2 and I'll be very happy.

  203. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 29, 2008)

    My favorite browser! ...until I'll have time to fully customize and script-program Firefox 3.

  204. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 29, 2008)

    Excellent! If you haven't tried this browser, you must try it. It's feature-packed, and has many browsing and security enhancements. You will get addicted to all the convenience features, a few of which are a spell checker, screen capture, and download accelerator/manager. Plugins are not needed for most enhancements.

    I see the FF hit squad has been here to downgrade Maxthon. The other popular beta site rates the program a 4.66/5.

  205. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 29, 2008)

    back on track! good job!

  206. 5 out of 5 stars
    davana

    Reviewing 2.1.4.238 Beta (Aug 28, 2008)

    This beta works with IE 8b2 now

  207. 3 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 28, 2008)

    Well, is doesn't work with IE 8 Beta 2 (with Beta 1everything was fine).

  208. 4 out of 5 stars
    Jammerdelray

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 18, 2008)

    I'm a firefox fanboy, Maxthon is also a great browser. Speedy, reliable, no compatability issues with any website.

    Only thing I wish they would change is the settings menu so it's not in like a webpage but a popout window.

  209. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.6.4.20 (Aug 15, 2008)

    Wonderful program! Not as feature-packed or snappy as Maxthon 2.x, but definitely the 2nd best IE shell out there. I don't know what all the squawking is about "security". Stay off the pron, gambling, and kiddie gaming sites and you're 100% safe. Even if you do sleep around, Maxthon will protect you from phishing, ActiveX, and scripts. Your firewal and AV will get the rest. I think it's just FF fanboys doing doing all the complaining. Interestingly, tests show that there is virtually no difference in security between IE7 and FF, and IE is faster. Try Maxthon 1 or 2. They do everything that FF should do, and without needing to wrangle a bunch of silly plugins.

  210. 4 out of 5 stars
    betasun

    Reviewing 1.6.4.20 (Aug 15, 2008)

    im with this version .

  211. 3 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 1.6.4.20 (Aug 14, 2008)

    These shells would be more acceptable if they were built on a secure foundation. IE7 isn't that secure foundation, so as you go about your business you are running the same risks as all who use any version of IE7. Fortunately IE8 is just around the corner and that may be the secure foundation you and We have been waiting for. I gave it a 3 as I have tried it in the past, but will never venture out with it until it's safe to do so.

  212. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.6.4.20 (Aug 14, 2008)

    Oh man! This is FANTASTIC! I use 1.6.3.80 every single day that I'm on my computer, and the fact that they would kick out another update is just AWESOME!

    I will need to test compatibility with the More Options 1.6.1 plugin, but if all goes well, then the rating of 5 stars will stand.

    Folks - seriously - for people who started with MyIE2 and / or Maxthon 1.x, Version 2.x just ain't happenin'.

    So I'm very glad that they are not only still making 1.x available, but actually working on it! Bug fixes - well, yeah, maybe - but I now feel relevant again. :)

    I like the Maxthon Standard without all the combo plugin type stuff. Lean, mean and clean. That's what Maxthon 1.x means to me.

    Happy browsing.

  213. 5 out of 5 stars
    Brian49

    Reviewing 1.6.4.20 (Aug 14, 2008)

    I much prefer this version to v.2 - it has all the features and options I need, as well as being fast, reliable and light on system resources. Nice to see the developers still taking the trouble to fix bugs.

  214. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 13, 2008)

    they still haven't addressed Maxthon's serious memory leak woes! BTW, memory outpour would be more appropriate to call it, what with all the 500 megs consumption it gets stuck at occasionally

  215. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 10, 2008)

    Very good, as always. BTW, would it be posssible to make it compatible witn Windows 98 SE for those of us who use dual boot? Thanks.

  216. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 9, 2008)

    Maxthon 2 is an excellent product. The only people that rate it low are the Firefox fanboys that feel threatened by it. On the other popular beta download site, it's rated 4.65/5. That proves to me that the FF Fanboys are mobbing it on this site.

    Maxthon 2 doesn't need plugins to spell check, screen capture, manage downloads, etc. It's all in there, and not severely bloated like the competition. The program is clean. There are no ads or spying activity. Accusations of such are ridiculous. Also ridiculous are Maxthon 1 users that claim it has fewer features than Maxthon 1. That tells me 1 thing, they haven't used the program more than an hour. M2 is absolutely packed with speed, convenience, and security features that M1 never had.

  217. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 9, 2008)

    EDIT: I am only a fanboy of one program - Maxthon 1.6.3.80. But I am aware of the momentum that the competition has behind it and was seeking only to acknowledge that reality.

    I use Maxthon 1.6.3.80 every single day that I use my computer and have been a LONG time user and member of the Maxthon community. Over four years, in fact, which is quite a lot in the computer world. I have spent countless hours testing it as it has gone from MyIE 2 to Maxthon 1.x and now to 2.x, and I would think there are few people out there who wanted it to succeed more than I did. So in this particular case, I would think your anger / frustration may be a bit misdirected.

    Original Post:

    I think Maxthon 2's window of opportunity is closing. Version 1.6.3.80 set the bar high and I believe Maxthon 2 may never be able reach it. But even if they continue to try, the app may no longer be relevant.

    With the competition having just released version 3.x, I believe any browser built on IE 6/7 technology, as Maxthon is, will have a hard time trying to convince potential users that it is a better solution. Not to mention what may happen when the underlying Maxthon tech hits version 8.

    Maxthon 2 is just too little and too late, even with the improved pace of development. I wish things could have been different for this app. I really do.

  218. 2 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2430 (Aug 8, 2008)

    I'm a long time Maxthon user, I've used Maxthon from the very early versions (MyIE), and used to love it, but this 2.x is crap, FireFox used to be a crap-browser IMHO, but FF3 has changed that, I've dumped Maxthon and started using FF3 so far I won't look back.

    BTW. one of the things that made me change, Maxthon started to "phone" some odd IP's on regular basis,
    http://forum.maxthon.com...46&page=2#pid432705

    Popup-ad's was implemented, the pluginsite does not work, plus a whole bunch other problems, take a look at the MaxthonForum, for a complete list of problems.
    http://forum.maxthon.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=81

    Is Maxthon trying to post spam?
    http://forum.maxthon.com...46&page=2#pid433050

    Here is some fact about the P2P download accelerator Maxthon is using, read (Operation Mechanism)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xunlei
    That is not good :-(

    I have to say R.I.P. Maxthon, used to be the best, but no more.

    Rated 2 for the effort.

  219. 4 out of 5 stars
    moserw

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Aug 8, 2008)

    I had used Maxthon in past and now have d/l it again to give it a shot and I really like what I see. It's fast and quite light on the resources too. Must give it a thorough spin for a few days though to make sure it holds up to its promise.

    http://www.nela.in/

  220. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2418 (Aug 8, 2008)

    Excellent release, as usual. Works with every useful program I can think of. Shame on people that downgrade the program 4 points because 1 obscure program doesn't work with it, and causes a tiff with his boss.

  221. 5 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2418 (Aug 7, 2008)

    @ E.T. probably tested it under 2 minutes?

    Disable gif animations is something different than disabling images...
    Next time choose setup centre, general and select Disable GIF Animations.

    /on topic

    Maxthon is a very good custumisable, stable browser which isn't bloated like others.

  222. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2353 Beta (Aug 7, 2008)

    Perfect running XP. Doesn't work any more under Windows 98 SE (dual boot).

  223. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2353 Beta (Aug 7, 2008)

    Works perfectly. Awesome features, doesn't need a jillion plugins, the best IE based browser by far. I especially like the built-in speller, screen capture,and download manager. What is "Webex"? It's lame to downgrade a fne program because it doesn't work with an obscure program.

  224. 1 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2353 Beta (Aug 7, 2008)

    Still doesn't work with WebEx.
    @bobad: WebEx isn't a "lame program". It's an online webinar/webmeeting system used by hundreds of corporations. We use it for corporate training sessions, screen control with customers and more. From WebEx's control panel, you start a meeting and then some javascript/ActiveX starts up a separate window which contains participants and gives you the option to share applications, record the session etc. Maxthon 1 up to build 82 works with it. That's an OLD version. Later versions of Maxthon 1 page fault and crash with WebEx. Maxthon 2 doesn't even do anything now - the meeting simply freezes and doesn't appear at all. Some browsers work with it, such as Greenbrowser which I'm using now. Firefox works with it perfectly. Avant doesn't work with it, nor TheWorld nor several other browsers. I'm not saying it's a problem for you but if Maxthon doesn't work with something as major as WebEx then plenty of business users will laugh at it and simply move on. Maxthon's screwing up with WebEx basically made my boss move to Firefox and now it's a pain in the arse for me because he wants me to change the entire intranet at work because it looks different in Firefox. Pfft.

  225. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.1.3.2353 Beta (Aug 6, 2008)

    Once yet again, the guys over at Maxthon continue to impress. The is an excellent browser that just continues to get better and better with every revision. Very fast, very reliable, very stable, very secure. The built in Screen Capture utility (under Tools) is still the main stand out feature for me. No other browser on the market has this and it is very convenient and useful. I am sure all browsers will soon copy this feature and possibly even improve on it, but Maxthon led the way on this. These guys are clearly innovators!

  226. 2 out of 5 stars
    E.T

    Reviewing 2.1.2.649 (Jul 31, 2008)

    Downloaded, installed and tested..

    Result: Not really good!

    some website can't display properly.. and disable Gif animation not working!

    Bad things:

    - no history sidebar.
    - no floating maxthon download.
    - no disable pop-up and pop-up manager.
    - no active-X filter manager.
    - no disable video.
    - no disable Java applets.
    - disable gif animation doesn't appear in content control button.
    - customize buttons not complete.
    - The super acceleration mode (Super-MSA) activated on per site basis???? which it I really don't like it.

    ...Don't waste your time...

    Bad Idea if you want to make this browser as your default browser. Just get avant browser instead or opera.

    Give 2 cause: abit improvement over ver 1.X.x

  227. 5 out of 5 stars
    rip_pit

    Reviewing 2.1.2.649 (Jul 1, 2008)

    Works fine. I was a bit disapointed when i had the message "you need to enable javascript" to access "last visited" or "maxthon options" ...
    But this was due to some "custom" settings in internet options > security panel.
    The settings worked till 2.1.x but not with 2.2. I just set them back to "medium > default" and maxthon rocks again now !
    Good update.

  228. 5 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.2.649 (Jul 1, 2008)

    2.1.1.1717 has been working great (knock on wood) so I decided to stick with that version. I can't afford another foul-up!

  229. 3 out of 5 stars
    csb.milky

    Reviewing 2.1.2.649 (Jun 30, 2008)

    It's a good piece of software but it just sucks that they don't listen to the users when they have to decide how to implement a new feature and that we are waiting more than year now for some features of Maxthon 1.

    I'm with Firefox 3 until the Maxthon team grows up and let the users decide what they want.

  230. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 30, 2008)

    It allows you to enjoy the best of IE7 without feeling the total control of "Big Brother". It also allows me to use the same browser on both components of my dual boot system. Thank you very much!.
    BTW I use Win98 essentially to copy all XP files, including hidden ones, to an external HD. In case of need you can rebuild all from scratch in a few minutes by simply copy-paste.

  231. 5 out of 5 stars
    DrJ

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 30, 2008)

    Maxthon keeps improving. I've started using this for the tabbed-browsing but eventho IE7 has tabbed browsing, I dont want to use IE7 as Maxthon has a lot more features. I love the ad-removal, popup control, gestures. It's my favorite browser and it keeps getting better.

  232. 5 out of 5 stars
    FreeSpeech

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 29, 2008)

    Best browser there is. Easily blows away Firefox. FF is a feature less pos that is only good if you can find plugins.

  233. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 27, 2008)

    Not exactly sure why but this particular build of Maxthon seems much faster than previous builds. Regarless, this is one of the best browsers out there. I put Maxthon on every single machine I use. It is an incredibly good, solid, fast and capable browser that everyone should have on their system. This is every bit as good as the latest releases of Opera, Avant, Safari and Firefox. I simply wouldn't ever be without it. The built-in screen capture utility really makes Maxthon stand out from the crowd though. Very usefull and very innovative. Can't wait for the other browser makers to follow Maxthon's lead here on that feature.

  234. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 27, 2008)

    Excuse the ignorance of improvelence, IE 7 has a terrible default interface with horribly limited options for customizing. This can be customized ad-infinity, thanks in part to hundreds of available skins and plugins.

    This is the best IE front-end, hands down...and I hope in the future it stays that way, it always has something that pulls me away from Firefox's sluggishness and lack of a multi-threaded rendering engine.

  235. 5 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 27, 2008)

    Complete changes in this version:

    [browsing]
    - fixed security issues arising from an IE WebBrowser Control vulnerability

    [accessories]
    - fixed problem that favorites are not imported when online favorites service is disabled
    - fixed problems relating to system directories, like send to desktop
    - fixed slow Maxthon exit problem under some circumstances

    [find in page]
    - can use up/down arrow or mousewheel to scroll through matches
    - the input field will be highlight if no match is found
    - fixed problem that match result dialog sometimes empty
    - fixed problem that skin settings are not used

    [Others]
    - fixed a crash problem of AutoUpdate when DEP is enabled
    - added a print page setup menu command (have to reset menu bar)

  236. 1 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 2.1.2.589 Beta (Jun 27, 2008)

    IE7 has a better interface by default. I don't see where this is needed any longer.

  237. 2 out of 5 stars
    aaronjreid

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 26, 2008)

    I've been a huge fan of MyIE and Maxthon for years and there's not another browser that even comes close. HOWEVER, lately, I've been really disappointed. This new version is constantly using system memory like crazy and I always have to close my browser because it's over 100,000 K and sometimes 200,000 K!!!

    It's brutal and sad because I've been a real fan for years. Time to look elsewhere...

  238. 5 out of 5 stars
    NotSoSkilledUser

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 23, 2008)

    The following bug hasn't been fixed: when you try to open a bunch of html files at once from your hard disk by selecting them and clicking on "open with Maxthon", some files are randomly opened twice or even more times in separate tabs, while other files aren't opened at all.
    You have to open one file at a time, which is very annoying.
    However, great piece of software.

  239. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tao2005

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 18, 2008)

    Good easy to use browser. So now your wondering why I gave it bad marks. I did an upgrade and it fouled up the browser. When I decided to install the previous version, couldn't find it. Their support is lousy.

  240. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 18, 2008)

    Great app! The group feature spoils you by saving lots of time. No need to find and set up a plethora of silly "plugin's", as M2 has everything built right in. My favorite is a spell checker for checking my software reviews. The find-in-page feature (Ctrl+F) is also just great. I also like the bilt-in download manager. Whoever says M2 has fewer features than M1 has no credibility. The fact is, M2 has many more... and more powerful... features than M1.

  241. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 18, 2008)

    can you please bring back the Find in page like it was two releases ago? or at least the option to enable it again... you finally made it right an now you're moving to the "cannot move it, stick it to the top, no keyboard shortcuts, not skinable, mozila like" ugly find bar :(...

    Please fix it, or give us the chance to use it again, thanks!

  242. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 18, 2008)

    No issues my end. Another excellent release. Well done guys.

  243. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.1.1.1717 (Jun 17, 2008)

    It's never lived up to the high standard set by Maxthon 1.6.x.

    Less features, less stable, less enjoyable to use.

    Maxthon 1.6.x with IE 6 and the More Options add-in is still a good combination, but Maxthon 2.x with anything just makes me want to give up and use FireFox.

    I just can't understand how the same team that produced Maxthon 1.x failed so miserably with version 2.x

    It is pretty darn sad.

  244. 4 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (Jun 12, 2008)

    Developers keep ignoring the few annoying & reproducible bugs reported. Other than that - amazing browser. No stability issues at all and I have it installed on numerous machines by numerous users. If you have stability issues it most likely has to do with some IE extensions or other browser-related-software conflicting with Maxthon somehow.

    Note though, that some sites that are heavy on JavaScript/Flash will get the browser totally frozen for upto 30secs at load time unless you 'Enable Multi-thread Tab Support'. Once I made that discovery a few weeks ago, browsing has been completely smooth.

  245. 1 out of 5 stars
    etalmar

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (May 24, 2008)

    I have been reading all of these wonderful reviews about Maxthon on this forum as well as other forums, when not one reviewer bothered to mention that there isn't a 'paste' button in the toolbar! There is a 'copy' button, but no paste button?!

    Why would a company make a browser with so many sophisticated features, yet intentionally omit a basic (and necessary) feature such as a 'paste' button? Terrible oversight in design IMHO.

    Sure, you can paste via the dropdown Edit menu, use Ctrl+V, or right-click and paste from the context menu, but that isn't my point.

    My point is that cut/copy/paste buttons should be standard on ALL browsers, but it isn't so with Maxthon.

    Also, I couldn't use my password manager (Password Agent) with this browser shell. When I tried to 'Autofill' both the username and password, the command would open either the Favorites menu or Help menu?! Weird little browser Maxthon has created. Makes me curious as to why so many rave about it?

  246. 4 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 19, 2008)

    Maxthon has previously always received a 5-rating from me, but others here are right--the browser has recently become very unstable. Maybe this release is a fix, but the last release crashed at least once per session. I even started using IE7 and Firefox!

    Also, and this is greatly a function of popularity/awareness/number of users, but I am now very impressed by the plug-ins offerings available for Firefox and seem to notice even fewer plug-ins being developed for Maxthon. That said, however, it is still the *best* "out-of-the-box" browser (i.e., needs no plug-ins to do 99% of tasks)there is.

    And somewhere in it, there appears to be a small and long-present bug which prevents some video and Flash sites from working when they work very well with either IE7 or Firefox. That needs to be fixed yesterday.

    As for someone's remark about Maxthon2 becoming less customizable, they must be on drugs. Maybe the problem is that Maxthon is even more customizable than ever and that user is now overwhelmed by the ability to place pretty much everything anywhere you wish.

    Don't like the default menus' layouts? Create your own menus and layouts *exactly* as you prefer from scratch! Want certain toolbar functions on another toolbar? Absolutely no problem. Any toolbar will accept any button or input field from any other toolbar. There is still no browser more "personal" than Maxthon.

    Only very recently has Firefox even begun to approach such similarity. IE7 *knows* what is right for you and you'll never be given chance by Microsoft to change it beyond its own myopic view of what your browser should be--an essentially static POS.

    In sum, IE7 still pales in comparison to Maxthon2, but Firefox has to be appealing these days to even long-time Maxthon users. Bloodchen, watch out! They're gaining on you (us)!

    One more thing: The browser's new downloader *really* sucks. That has to be the worst implementation of any feature I've ever seen added to Maxthon. Did Maxthon let Microsoft have a go at something there?

  247. 3 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 17, 2008)

    From my point of view, this product has been going downhill since early v1.5 builds: it got less user driven, customisable, and more importantly, less stable. I switched to Firefox and haven't looked back since. One of my biggest gripe is the new handling of bookmarks in 2.0.
    I have to admit that if you want a browser based on the IE engine, that is probably still the best choice, hence the 3. One good thing about Maxthon is the many plugins available, but to be honest, Maxthon plugins are a very far cry from what's available for Firefox.

  248. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 17, 2008)

    bobad,
    you're wrong there. I've been using Maxthon since it was MyIE. And it's still my favorite browser. I just get really frustrated seeing all these excellent features added, while basic stability issues are not solved! I don't know about you guys but my Maxthon unfortunately freezes, stalls, hangs, crashes on a regular basis. And memory usage creeps easily above 300 megs and never comes down even if i close most of the open tabs. Now I also have cookie and sign-in problems to boot, which even my IE7 handles properly. And no, it's not my system! All my other installed browsers work fine, except Maxthon is by far the most convenient to use. Some day maybe! I haven't given up on Maxthon for years and I probably never will. Unless... Firefox 3 looks very auspicious thus far.

  249. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 16, 2008)

    Minor release for a major program. Can't say enough about how excellent this program is. Saves me 30 minutes a day making my browsing rounds. Very stable and reliable. Has the features and ease of use that IE6 and IE7 should have had to begin with. I see some of our friends aren't using Maxthon's excellent spell checker. I think most of the low ratings are from firefox fanboys that feel threatened because Maxthon is totally functional without all those bothersome and silly plugins. :)

  250. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 16, 2008)

    Another excellent release. So far so good.

    McAleck, it used to go above 100MB but not any more since 2.1 series. Regarding IE engine, it was always based on IE and the main reason to start this project was to get multi tabbing. There are alternatives like firefox or opera, if you have IE.

    wognum, just left click on 'spanner' icon on Tabs bar, to hide web tool bar.

  251. 5 out of 5 stars
    statm1

    Reviewing 2.1.0.2082 (May 15, 2008)

    @McAleck... Memory usage has nothing to do with the Trident(IE) engine. That is strictly the browser itself doing that. And plus, once IE8's engine becomes final the reason to have firefox wont be valid anymore because they will both render standards compliant pages the same way.

  252. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 13, 2008)

    there are always some serious bugs in each version. very annoying ones too!

    reddy.shyam,
    memory usage back under control? you must be joking! just had to terminate Maxthon after it froze (again) using 350 megs when only 5! tabs were open.

    why, oh why does this superbly customizable web browser have to use IE engine, pray somebody tell me! this alone whacks the whole idea of a good browser!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  253. 5 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 12, 2008)

    5 stars again.

    Only problem is that i cannot remove the new Web toolbar...?

  254. 5 out of 5 stars
    belthurgp

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 12, 2008)

    Been using Maxthon for over 4 years now and Maxthon 2 for over a year and half and what can I say ! The best browser out there...the best thing that could have happened to IE. Beats opera and firefox silly. I once tried to mimic the features this has on firefox with extenstions. FF met a very painful death when it's XUL got corrupted. I didn't have the patience to redo 2 weeks worth of work.

    Yeah sure there are some pages which doesn't get rendered properly but that's like probably .01%. Compare that to Opera...my previous browser.

  255. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 9, 2008)

    Excellent release! Well done guys. Memory usage is back under control (

  256. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 8, 2008)

    What rip_pit said. It doesn't get any smoother and easier than this. Highly addictive, and working so long to tweak Maxthon's UI has really paid off for its users. Despite my long-winded protestations, I'm glad they didn't rush this.

  257. 5 out of 5 stars
    rip_pit

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 8, 2008)

    I agree, they are correcting actual bugs instead of bloating the app. This is my prefered browser.

    Full changelogs here:
    http://www.maxthon.com/changelog.htm

  258. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 (May 8, 2008)

    (Sorry, repeated)

  259. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (May 8, 2008)

    Excellent work, as all previous versions. I've had no problem at all.

  260. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 Beta (May 8, 2008)

    I am actually very happy with this version. They are concentrating more on stabilising everything. This browser is so stable for me now.

  261. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1870 Beta (May 8, 2008)

    2.1.0.1870 is actually the FINAL version of Maxthon 2.1.

    ====================

    Maxthon 2.1 Released

    After dozens of 2.0.x official and beta versions, Maxthon is glad to to release the first 2.1 version. Maxthon 2.1 series will focus more on improving and refining the usability and stability.

    In 2.1, the Web Tools bar has been re-organized for more convenient use and cleaner look.
    Now it has Forward, Backward, Font Size, Encoding etc on the left. Often used tools like content control, Magic Fill, and capture etc are moved to the right and accompanied by text labes.
    Yet as usual, Maxthon's user interface can be fully customized to any way the most convenient to the users.

    And in response to enormous requests, the Last Visited Pages is changed to "cumulative basis".
    If a page in the Last Visited Pages list is not re-opened and the Last Visited Pages is not closed, it will be carried forward.
    Besides the above changes, this version has also fixed a lot of interface bugs and several crash problems. Please refer to the change log before for all changes.

    Happy browsing!

    You can download it from Maxthon website: http://www.maxthon.com

    Appendix 1: 2.1 Change Log

    [User Interface]
    * re-organized Web Tools Bar
    * fixed address bar slow redraw problem when tab change
    * fixed external tools and plugin buttons tooltip problem
    * fixed an address bar icon drawing problem
    * fixed problem that dropdown button may not work when toolbars are locked
    * fixed a focus problem of the Block Page Content toolbar
    * fixed a notification display problem of Maxthon Downloader status bar button
    * fixed a gdi leak of undo menu
    * fixed problem that Super MSA site list cannot be edited
    * fixed a slow interface problem if favorites contain intranet sites
    * fixed text display problem when web toolbar is reset
    * fixed problem that some tabs cannot be closed
    * fixed a https site favicon display problem
    * support Vista big size icon
    * added exit fullscreen command to the system menu under full screen

    [Browsing]
    * changed Last Visited Pages to cumulative basis, un-reopened pages will be carried forward
    * fixed some ajax not working problems
    * fixed a flash related blank page problem
    * improved performance when several tabs are opened at the same time
    * fixed a "memory cannot read" problem when Maxthon is closed

    [Assessories]
    * fixed upload user data crash problem when online favorites is disabled
    * fixed crash problem when checking url of non-exist local page
    * fixed problem of repeated bug dialog after improper shutdown
    * fixed problem that new tab may be blocked due to magic fill form save dialog
    * status bar date/time display uses the same format as system tray
    * changed sniffer notification to "Show Notify icon in Address Bar"

    [Maxthon Downloader]
    * added unicode support
    * added option not to activate download tab
    * changed order of download task list
    * fixed a task list display problem
    * fixed save directory list incomplete problem

    [Shortcut/Mouse Gesture]
    * fixed problem that scroll page/down, scroll to top/bottom sometimes may not work
    * fixed problem that right Alt key sometimes not work
    * fixed problem that saving form by mouse gesture may not work

    [Plugin]
    * fixed problem that HTMLbutton plugin in webtoolbar cannot be dragged under customize...

    [Webpage Sniffing]
    * fixed problem that when a RSS is subscripted, the remaining RSS are not shown

    [AdHunter]
    * support filtering xsl document
    * fixed problem that some text filter entries may not show in filter log
    * fixed a content filter whitelist problem

  262. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1814 Beta 2 (May 7, 2008)

    Excellent browser shell. The features are priceless and addictive. Maxthon 2 has spoiled me, and I'm very unhappy using any other browser. Features in M2 are far better than M1. Anyone who believes otherwise should hasn't looked since early M2 betas. The spell checker alone is worth the upgrade from M1 to M2.

  263. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1814 Beta 2 (May 6, 2008)

    I still prefer Maxthon 1.x with IE 6, but it is nice to see them working hard to update this new version.

    Hopefully, someday, it may be as useful and functional as their 1.x product has been.

  264. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1814 Beta 2 (May 6, 2008)

    Personally happy to see the Plugin bar restored.

    Changelog follows:

    Changes from 2.1.0.1595 Beta1

    ** restored plugin bar (if install on top of 2.1.0 beta1, need to delete ui.xml)
    * improved performance when several tabs are opened at the same time
    * fixed problem that some tabs cannot be closed
    * fixed a "memory cannot read" problem when Maxthon is closed
    * fixed a content filter whitelist problem
    * fixed a https site favicon display problem
    * fixed problem that plugin dialogs may be blocked by popup blocker
    * fixed text display problem when web toolbar is reset
    * fixed a slow interface problem if favorites contain intranet sites
    * changed sniffer notification to "Show Notify icon in Address Bar"
    * fixed problem that saving form by mouse gesture may not work
    ** fixed status bar time zone problem

  265. 2 out of 5 stars
    gmartau

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (May 1, 2008)

    Tried on a Vista 64 bit. First, the installer wants to install the program in the admin user profile folder!?. Program started and worked as admin but no icon for other users. As a standard user it can't save the options. Favorites not imported by default, but with a hidden option. Roboform don't work with this version.
    Incompatible with Vista and multi-user environment. Back to version 1.6, waiting for version 3 for Vista.

  266. 5 out of 5 stars
    davana

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 30, 2008)

    Best of the best internet browsers! Sets the standard by which all browsers compare to. No other comes even close.

  267. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 30, 2008)

    Works great, as always. Though, I have to admit that I am moving more and more towards Firefox 3, I do still love my Maxthon.

    Changelog for the 2.1 beta:

    Major changes include:

    * plugin bar is removed, plugins and external tools are shown in web toolbar

    * fixed Last Visited Pages tab always open problem
    * fixed problem that scroll page/down, scroll to top/bottom sometimes may not work
    * fixed problem that right Alt key sometime not work
    * fixed some ajax not working problems
    * fixed address bar slow redraw problem when tab change
    * fixed external tools and plugin buttons tooltip problem
    * fixed an address bar icon drawing problem
    * fixed some Maxthon Downloader problems
    * fixed problem that HTMLbutton plugin in webtoolbar cannot be dragged under customize...
    * fixed problem that new tab may be blocked due to magic fill form save dialog
    * fixed problem that when a RSS is subscripted, the remaining RSS are not shown
    * fixed a flash related blank page problem
    * fixed a gdi leak of undo menu
    * fixed crash when user data is uploaded after online favorites is disabled
    * fixed crash when the link of local page is checked
    * fixed a focus problem of the Block Page Content toolbar
    * fixed repeated crash dialog after improper shutdown
    * fixed a notification display problem of Maxthon Downloader status bar button
    * text filter also filter xsl document
    * fixed some filter log problems
    * fixed problem that dropdown button may not work when toolbars are locked
    * fixed problem that Super MSA site list cannot be edited

  268. 3 out of 5 stars
    preinterpost

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 30, 2008)

    I go back and forth with Maxthon. In the current incarnation I prefer IE7Pro. It has better ad blocking (no distorting the page with large empty planes), better inline find (Maxthon broke that for me in combination with Google TB) and I prefer its transparent behavior as a plugin.

  269. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 30, 2008)

    No other browser is even close. The features are endless. Maxthon's properly implemented tabbed browsing and groups speed up my daily browsing chores by a factor of 2.

  270. 5 out of 5 stars
    DarthVeda

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 30, 2008)

    It's 2.1 series and not 2.0.

  271. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.1.0.1595 Beta (Apr 29, 2008)

    I take it that number is incorrect. I'm using .1640 now.

  272. 2 out of 5 stars
    hunterb

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Apr 28, 2008)

    I swapped up from 1.6 as that development is going no where and has annoying issues. M2 seems to have it's own issues. The popup windows have non-viewable and editable address bars, no icon or menus. Integrated Search is driving me crazy - you can't really control where is goes - no matter how much to configure the thing (same in M1.6). Tabs, menus, options etc are all good. File download is a little buggy. I can't use any IE toolbars. As a web developer, i can't use it. Since IE7 is has a horrible interface, i'll have to go back to Avant.

  273. 5 out of 5 stars
    digitalking

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Apr 18, 2008)

    Multithreaded Tab Support!

  274. 1 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 30, 2008)

    bugs, bugs, bugs

    no rollback possible!!! when I reinstalled the older version it did not warn that old configurations would be overwritten. what!!!!

  275. 4 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 29, 2008)

    Superb browser. It's just a shame the developers don't bother reading their own forums and fix REPRODUCIBLE bugs their users report again and again. My own MINOR bug reports have been tagged "confirmed" by Maxthon forum admins NUMEROUS times yet the dev's priorities are elsewhere. Oh well...

  276. 1 out of 5 stars
    why hello there

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 26, 2008)

    IE garbage, use Firefox

  277. 5 out of 5 stars
    cannie

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 25, 2008)

    Very good, as all the precedent versions. Tried on different OS, an excellent surprise: this version is valid again for Win98.

  278. 1 out of 5 stars
    maxstep

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 25, 2008)

    Why? With so many far superior rendering engines, why use ie-extender?

  279. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1640 (Mar 25, 2008)

    I have been using this browser since the old MyIE2 days. God I love it!

  280. 5 out of 5 stars
    sorlag

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1545 Beta (Mar 22, 2008)

    really nice browser

  281. 5 out of 5 stars
    pdail

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1545 Beta (Mar 21, 2008)

    Have been using this wonderfull browser, for a long time now. Very seldom, does it show a problem. I also, use, IE7, alot, but it is no match, for the workings of Maxthon. Maxthon, just works!! Even, the Beta's, have all worked well. IE 8, no way!! I love the Tabs, on Maxthon. This browser, will be my favorite, forever.

  282. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1545 Beta (Mar 21, 2008)

    Maxthon 2 and Opera take care of all my needs, excellent work done on these browsers.
    Something wron on this beta, though, as it comes up with an error box and immediately shuts down. I have sent an error report and cannot use Max 2 until the fix. Be advised before loading it.

  283. 5 out of 5 stars
    davana

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1545 Beta (Mar 21, 2008)

    Wow this is nice! No other browser comes close Max 2. Split view is a godsend on widescreen monitors! Max 2 has come a long way since the first betas.

  284. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.0.9.1545 Beta (Mar 21, 2008)

    My browser of choice. Changelog for 2.0.9 beta:

    2.0.9 beta changelog

    Browsing
    + super drag and drop supports opening multiple selected links (enable under Mouse Control -> Drag&Drop to Open All Links in Text Selection)
    * fixed problem that "Back" key can work in Flash
    * fixed problem that dropdown menu of address/search bar may show while the dropdown button is not clicked
    * fixed page zoom not inherited, and default zoom ratio not working problem
    * fixed some encoding problems with Website Booster
    * fixed problem that address bar url may not be updated
    * fixed some browser freezing problem
    * Use enhanced page context menu option now works
    * title of detached tab is updated according to web page
    * fixed problem when image is saved or downloaded by dragging

    Accessories
    + new Find in Page dialog
    + simple collector button now supports drop and save of resources (need to reset status bar)
    * Ctrl + left click and float button save can save up to 999 files of the same name
    * fixed a RSS display problem
    * Maxthon Guardian, Online Favorites, Maxthon Website Booster can be turned on without restart
    * the "root" directory of favorites and RSS is renamed to "Favorites"
    * fixed some shortcut not working problem
    * fixed crash if collector service is used without login
    * fixed problem that disabled mouse gestures continue to work before restart
    * context menu "Add to Favorites..." will add the url of image if the image has no link
    * fixed shortcut conflict between plugin and Maxthon commands

    Maxthon Downloader
    + support drag & drop to save multiple selected links
    + added "Maxthon Downloader" button in status bar for showing download status and downloading dropped links?need to reset status bar?
    + added "Download all links by Maxthon Downloader..." command in web page context menu
    + added "Delete to dustbin" option in download settings
    * improved support for downloads
    * fixed character encoding problem in non-Chinese operating system

    Popup Blocker
    + added popup blacklist
    + added option to block suspicious popup
    + added "Send to Popup Blocker..." command in tab context menu
    + added "Add to Ad Hunter" command in image context menu

    Others
    + added "Set as Home Page" command in tab context menu
    * fixed focus problem of Ctrl + O when address bar is focused
    * some changes to advanced proxy (please delete ProxyConfig.xml if advanced proxy is not working)
    * fixed problem that advanced proxy not immediate effective after change
    * fixed some web page drawing problem
    * fixed a crash problem of Socks proxy under IE7
    * fixed some login dialog problem
    + added com_global button type plugin support and putMaxCommander function
    * fixed mscript script plugin problem
    * configuration documents (.ini) are changed to UTF-8 for full unicode support (eg. in last visited pages and undo menu)

    Forum post about the 2.0.9 beta here:
    http://forum.maxthon.com...7&extra=&page=1

  285. 5 out of 5 stars
    CoMike

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Feb 20, 2008)

    Using latest version (v1.6.3.80).

    IMHO, it's best and most complete browser I've tested. Firefox and Opera are great browsers too, but I miss on them a few features available on Maxthon Classic.

    It hasn't crashed for months, perhaps other people having crashes should try with a clean install.

    It's a little sad there's a lot of people entering here and writing bad reviews without having tested the browser.

    Fanaticism isn't good at any life aspect...

  286. 4 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1720 (Feb 6, 2008)

    Highly stable and feature-packed, yet still a few annoying bugs such as ctrl+o not opening and other really minor bugs that weren't present in 2.0.7, and some that were and haven't gotten fixed yet. They were reported numerous times on Maxthon's forums by mutiple bug finders.

  287. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyGhoSoft

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1720 (Feb 4, 2008)

    Great browser and developing in a very good program.
    Lots of handy stuf on board. In combination with an account Maxthon becomes an online favorite storage. Very handy...

  288. 5 out of 5 stars
    Avion Airplane

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1605 Beta (Jan 31, 2008)

    works great for me ! I like it

  289. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1605 Beta (Jan 31, 2008)

    (Hey, Betanews, the above screenshot isn't of v2.0.x, it is of v1.x, you might want to change that out)

    This is a wonderful browser. For me, the best feature remains the built-in screen capture tool (under Tools on the menu bar). Not perfect, but VERY good for an early stab at this. Right up there at the top with the other GREAT browsers like Avant v11.6

  290. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1605 Beta (Jan 31, 2008)

    Excellent, and getting better! Love the built-in spell checker and D/L manager added lately.

  291. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.0.8.1605 Beta (Jan 31, 2008)

    The beta addition of IE COM addins is wonderful and welcome. The new beta download manager seems ok -- I generally use Orbit, which I am pretty happy with, but will play with this new feature for a bit. I wish the download manager opened in the sidebar rather than a new tab....

  292. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1245 (Jan 2, 2008)

    oops, my bad. still freezes, stalls, big time.

  293. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1245 (Dec 29, 2007)

    An excellent substitute for IE 7 and a real pleasure for those who like to have a lot of features. Nevertheless I'll keep using the 1.6 version because it is more simple, has the features that I need and keeps the classic Favorites folder of MS, allowing you the use of many existing utilities based in it i.e. to check the validity of collected links or to create a webpage using them, and also to carry the Favorites folder in a pendrive to use it anywhere and under any OS.

  294. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1245 (Dec 28, 2007)

    I started off using Maxthon 1.x a while back and was foolishly persuaded to try FireFox because everyone was going on and one about how great it was. Well, I tried FireFox 1.x and 2.x, and it was OK, but it was no where near what everyone had hyped it up to be. I have even recently tried FireFox 3.x and it is good but it still doesn't really blow me away. I decided to go back to Maxthon and tried the new 2.x version. Needless to say, I won't be going back to FireFox any time soon. Maxthon 2.x is light years ahead of where FireFox 3.0 is and it is much easier to use and to figure out. Everything is already in Maxthon and it is right where you would expect it to be. Once you have used Maxthon 2.x, you won't have much need for FireFox anymore, especially since it now has spell checking built in.

  295. 3 out of 5 stars
    EarlyMorningHours

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1245 (Dec 28, 2007)

    I have to admit that this has finally started to shape up a little bit. Unfortunately for them I have made Firefox my browser of choice. I was a Maxthon evangelist for years. Then came the pre-beta previews of v2.x (which should never have seen the light of day). To make matters worse v1.x went from what I thought was hands down the best browser available to a complete train wreck. In fact it got to be so bad that I eventually decided to give Firefox a second chance. Even with the problems that it has, I've finally come to terms with it and have grown to like it. And I discovered it's pretty nice to use a cross platform browser. So I don't know how many others followed the same path I have, but I'm not going back again. Aside from the several hours that I kicked the tires with Maxthon today, I probably won't know if it shapes up like glory days of v1.x.

    Oh and whoever claims that this isn't a resource pig just isn't being honest with themselves or others here. This is every bit as much of a drain as Firefox could ever dream of being. And with FF v3.x on the way, I have a feeling it will severely out perform Maxthon no matter how you look at it.

    If I spent some serious time with Maxthon I might be tempted to give it a higher rating, but from what I've seen of this version three stars is pretty generous. Alienate your users and watch them leave... not the best way to go.

  296. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1245 (Dec 28, 2007)

    GREAT Browser, thanks.

  297. 4 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1030 (Dec 27, 2007)

    shaping up at last

  298. 1 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1030 (Dec 27, 2007)

    WTF? "Favorites are exported to IE root folder instead of a subfolder (Note: existing IE favorites will be overwritten)"

    Website Booster interesting concept...

  299. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1030 (Dec 26, 2007)

    Still a memory hog! Will stick to 1.x for now.

  300. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1030 (Dec 26, 2007)

    Simply amazing. Maxthon 2 has lapped the field when it comes to tab and group functionality. The way M2 handles groups enables me to visit 20-30 sites every morning in 30 minutes. It would normally take me an hour to visit all those sites. The 2 latest versions have a spell checker, so nothing will be misspelled in this review. That's a worthwhile and unique feature. No plugin required! The default search and search aliases are priceless! I also like the "save picture" feature, where you can ctrl-click on any picture to save it to disk. The screen capture is also very convenient. Remember, Maxthon's features run natively with no plugins to find, download, and wrangle.

    @reddy and any complainers about high resource usage: M2 has a 35K memory footprint as I write this. If I open several tabs that have lots of graphics and Java applets, yes, it shoots up to 90K or above. Is that M2's fault? I hardly think so!

  301. 5 out of 5 stars
    DakotaSunRunner

    Reviewing 2.0.7.1030 (Dec 26, 2007)

    Excellent browser, simple as that.

  302. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    Excellent browser, I keep using it since long ago. Nevertheless I'll keep using the 1.6 version because it is more simple, keeps using the old Microsoft favourites folder system, which allows you to create your own personalized start page using bookmarks.exe (freeware obtainable from http://www.moonsoftware.com/files/legacy/), is very stable and has averything I need.

  303. 3 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    Still a memory hog! Will stick to 1.x for now.

  304. 5 out of 5 stars
    madcats

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    to add to "Mike's review, it should be rated 5 not 2.5 I've used them all since 1992 and find Maxthon the best of all. I find new tricks and features all the time. Forget the whiners try it!

  305. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    Simply an AMAZING browser. One of, if not THE very best out there. Fearture rich, flexible, stable and constantly being updated and improved. How can you beat that? If you haven't added Maxthon 2.x to your list of available browsers on your system, you are missing out. I would think of using a system without putting both Maxthon and Avant browsers on them. A simply great product that just keeps on getting better and better with ever update.

  306. 4 out of 5 stars
    DakotaSunRunner

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    I like this browswer and have had no problems with it at all. it works well and that is all that is necessary. If all you complainers can do better, write them and tell them that. There certainly is enough complainers for something that is offered to them free. There is no such thing as a perfect error free browser, get over it, and not likely there ever will be.

  307. 1 out of 5 stars
    preinterpost

    Reviewing 2.0.7.979 Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    Please abandon the 2.x version and focus in 1.x. It is all I need/want. Thanks.

  308. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.6.9024 (Dec 20, 2007)

    stalls/freezes again and again and again

  309. 4 out of 5 stars
    Darkman00

    Reviewing 2.0.6.9024 (Dec 6, 2007)

    Finally!!!

    After installing this version - my Maxthon 2 shows the correct version (and not some old version telling me constantly "do you want to upgrade to new version" - and if i said yes.. was same thing) :(

    But after intalling this one!

    It's most current finally (i am on Windows ME..and it gives me all the time some ANSI version) .. Most current now ... and doesn't tell me that i am "Not running the newest version" :)

    I guess the bug or whatever was fixed!
    Good job!

  310. 5 out of 5 stars
    pdail

    Reviewing 2.0.6.9024 (Dec 4, 2007)

    This Browser is just getting better & better. These guy's have fixed, approx. 31 fixes, this time. They are, really on top of there game. I have used, a lot of the Top Browsers, and this is at the top. It's faster than the Fox. And not as sleepy, as IE7. This Browser sings!! Go, Go, Go

  311. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.6.9024 (Dec 4, 2007)

    UPDATE: WOW! Have you seen the new screen capture utility built into this browser? Now THAT is impressive! If you haven't tried it, you need to check it out. Slick!

    With spell checking now added to this new release there is no reason left to use keep using FireFox. Maxthon goes right back to the TOP of the browser list and regains its #1 ranking in the browser wars. Best browser on the market (with Avant a very close second behind it).

  312. 2 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.0.6.9024 (Dec 4, 2007)

    I am a basic user, alls working fine for me but mem usage is not acceptable. On v1.* same sites I browse, mem usuage is ~20mb but on v2.* its ~90mb.

  313. 4 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Dec 3, 2007)

    @ Kokol: Put in the least standard compliant and most bugged rendering engine you can find on the market? Since when is IE the least standard complient rendering engine? Gawd and you dare to call yourself a developer? Glad you're not working for my company!. Sure this versions still has some minor bugs, hence why they decided to name it a... wait for it ... Beta. Who would have guessed that huh.

  314. 1 out of 5 stars
    Koko123

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Dec 2, 2007)

    I actually got the recipe for this "browser":
    1. Pick a bowl
    2. Put in the least standard compliant and most bugged rendering engine you can find on the market
    3. Put in some eye candy
    4. Put in some more custom bugs (sorry, "features"!)
    5. Mix and stir

    As Maxthon somehow (i just cant imagine for what possible reason) gets installed on more and more computers we (web developers) started to receive complaints about bugs we just couldnt track back to anything or reproduce on any possible browser. Then it always turned out that its a "Maxthon user"... God i hope this thing dies out quickly.

  315. 4 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Dec 1, 2007)

    Last working version: Maxthon (v2.0 Beta) 2.0.6.8942 Beta (even if it's BETA).

    On my computer no setup issues, it installs correctelly over the previous beta
    analphatester: have you stopped the Maxthon before updating it? (this may be a reason why the exe was not updated... altough an dialog is displayed: Overwrite faile "abort/ignore")

  316. 1 out of 5 stars
    analphatester

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Nov 30, 2007)

    setup install all file except maxthon.exe
    ???

    last working Version=1.5.6.42

    I very log time wait for working setup

  317. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Nov 30, 2007)

    This use to be my browser of choice but when they released v2 they took a turn for the worst and it doesn't seem to be looking up anytime soon. This once great browser is now only an average one with stablilty issues.

  318. 3 out of 5 stars
    Wintings

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Nov 30, 2007)

    Still no proper support for Roboform. They had it in v1.6 so why not in v2? Until they fix this problem I can't rate it better than a 3.

  319. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.6.8942 Beta (Nov 30, 2007)

    Easily one of the BEST browsers ever made. Love the features and the flexibility. Always being updated/patched/revised/fixed as needed by the developers to keep it current. Should be present on every PC you use. I use it every single day and wouldn't want to be without it. Highly recommended for anyone that surfs daily. Great program all the way around.

  320. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 24, 2007)

    some bugs eradicated, others rearing up their ugly head

  321. 3 out of 5 stars
    jackpots

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 19, 2007)

    Used daily and had recommended this browser for years. Current revision should be alpha. It is feature rich but unstable and subsequent revisions often result in worse or obscure funtionality or poor perormance. Has the potential to be great in 6-9 months but depends on devs. Great skinning and powerful content and Ad-block. Doesn't matter if your intern is attractive or bring some need skills, if they are a pain to get along with, you just can't use them.

  322. 3 out of 5 stars
    RoSmecher

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 14, 2007)

    this build has some serious errors. i wish they would move forward more often rather than moving forward and then taking two steps back

  323. 5 out of 5 stars
    FmlyRnn

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 13, 2007)

    Simply, amazing! This Browser is a keeper. I have tried most of the Browser's that come out but this one makes what I do on the Net easier and faster.

  324. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 7, 2007)

    excelent shell ot IE,, as matter of fact I like it the best,

    but am still using opera for security reasons,,

    FF is also an excellent browser,,

    but if you want to use IE this the best shell ,,,

  325. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 6, 2007)

    Excellent browser shell! The only browser that is even close is Maxthon 1.x, which it beats handily. M2 has several great features that can not be found anywhere else, even in M1.

  326. 4 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 6, 2007)

    Splendid browser. Still getting better. A few minor bugs in it such as ctrl+o not working the same as "address bar" (it won't go to CAPITALiZED url aliases from ctrl+o), and ctrl+w (close tab) leaves the ALT key stuck (say you close a tab with ctrl+w and press F - you see the File menu), and Babylon's hotkey is being ignored in Maxthon, and other minor glitches.

  327. 4 out of 5 stars
    Earwicker

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 6, 2007)

    "The ONLY thing FireFox has that this doesn't is the built-in, on-the-fly spell checking."

    - FF also has correct CSS behavour - Trident V is better than its predecessors, but Gecko is still out in front. Web masters still have to contend with poor compliance from what remains the most abundant browser.

  328. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7845 (Nov 5, 2007)

    wognum, I'm dying to know which features Opera "does not have." Please share, since Opera is far more powerful than Maxthon 2 and is multiplatform, including mobile!

    Now that Maxthon 2 is finished, it's really, really nice. It would get a 5 if they would have finished this a year ago. And please, someone update the screenshot!

  329. 4 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    Still the best browser for me. I tried Opera a couple of times, but it still lacks a lot of features that Maxthon has and i cannot live without.
    Opera comes close, and is better in some ways, but i'll stick with Max!

  330. 5 out of 5 stars
    belthurgp

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    @improvelence,

    Just because you cannot *understand* a product, it doesn't mean that you have to mark a good product down.

    And this is not the forum to disclose the limitations you have.

  331. 5 out of 5 stars
    bluerave

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    I love Maxthon. I don't normally use Internet Explorer, but when I do it's with this program. It has a ton of features, easy to use, and its never crashed on me.

  332. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    I absolutely LOVE this browser! So much better than IE 7. The ONLY thing FireFox has that this doesn't is the built-in, on-the-fly spell checking. Maxthon is just wonderful. I give it the edge over Opera and Avant but those each would be a very close second. The only reason to use FireFox would be that real-time spell checking which is a very cool feature indeed. I am sure the others will soon be adding that feature though as well. This browser is just great and keeps on getting better. If you haven't tried it yet, you really need to. You will LOVE it!

  333. 1 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    For the life of me I just cannot understand the point of this.

  334. 4 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.0.5.7684 (Nov 1, 2007)

    Be aware that this is the Forum Build and not yet the public release.

    [New Feature]
    + New Split View Mode
    + button plugins can set default location in plugin.ini (DefaultLocation=MenuBar/ToolBar/StatusBar)
    + plugin icon support png, jpg, bmp format
    + improved tab dragging in the tab bar

    Plus a dozen or so changes and a dozen or so fixes.

  335. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 14, 2007)

    to far behind opera and fire fox, might as well use netscape

  336. 1 out of 5 stars
    monzi

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 13, 2007)

    Why use this crap when there is Firefox and even IE7. What a waste of harddisk space.

  337. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 13, 2007)

    I'm very glad they are still updating this app. I don't like version 2.x, but am a HUGE fan of the 1.x effort. Anytime they can make the app more stable and efficient, it's gotta be a good thing.

    That said, I do wish they would do a bit more testing and optimization. This latest update to 1.6.3.80 is more stable for me than previous 1.6.x releases. It seems to work fine with More Options 1.6.0 and updates properly if you use the Check for Updates option in the Help menu. Some previous releases did not.

    Maxthon is good enough to keep me on IE 6. Makes it usable and functional in ways IE never was. Don't need to upgrade to IE7 with the IE 6 and Maxthon combo, or so it would seem.

  338. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 12, 2007)

    Simply the best IE shell out there. The latest releases have been very stable. Hasn't crashed in weeks. As good as version 1.x is, version 2.x is even better. With the right skin, the look, feel, and features are beyond comparison.

  339. 3 out of 5 stars
    billweh

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 12, 2007)

    This used to be a fantastic product. But the last three versions have been crashing like crazy. It's random sites and not all the time. It doesn't appear to be a flash issue - I have disabled all of the IE plug-ins so that I'm not conflicting with them.

    Version 2 blows big time - I have tried several iterations of that and each one gets progressively worse.

    I put IE7Pro on my machine yesterday - and I almost felt like I was in Maxthon - so maybe I'll just go back to plain old IE because I'm really getting tired of this crashing all the darn time.

  340. 5 out of 5 stars
    Eeyan

    Reviewing 1.6.3.80 (Oct 12, 2007)

    I hate version 2 of Maxthon. Good to see its predecessor supported. Well done, keep it up.

  341. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5799 (Oct 6, 2007)

    Runs fine for me its no more buggy than IE7 itself :) i prefer firefox but this is my choice when i have to open something ie based.

  342. 2 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5799 (Oct 4, 2007)

    yeah, bugs, bugs, bugs. so why give 5?

  343. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 1.6.2.60 (Oct 2, 2007)

    Hate v2 and had been sticking with this but the last 2 releases have been crashing at some sites that it never use to crash at.

    Every since the ownership this browser has gone downhill.

    So long maxthon

  344. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5799 (Oct 2, 2007)

    Anyone else not able to browse with this latest one?

  345. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.6.2.60 (Oct 1, 2007)

    I do!!

  346. 4 out of 5 stars
    zeeZee

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5799 (Oct 1, 2007)

    years of trying all browsers and browser shells. guess what. i run ie6 stock. super ultra fast, what a workhorse. i have discovered this. when using a tabbed browser, i still need to click a button to see all the open tabs. if i have 80 tabs open it is like looking through a favorite folder. all i do with ie6 stock is look through folders. it is like looking through a 80 tab open list. i must say after not using ie6 for 6 months and going back, it is real fast and a work-a-holic.

  347. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5707 (Sep 30, 2007)

    This is the Maxthon I know and love. For the past few months, M2 has been quagmired in instability, and features that don't work or only half work. If you spend several hours a week browising, Maxthon can do wonders at organizing and speeding things up. No other browser or IE shell has the powerful tab and group features of Maxthon. I'm totally addicted to the powerful search aliases, which again, no other browser can touch. With 2 or 3 keystrokes in the address bar can bring up instant results on Youtube, Google, Amazon, IMDB, Newzleech, UPS tracking, or anything your imagination can conceive of. Maxthon affords as much security as you wish. If you turn on all the security features, it's actually too secure for me. For those who say that it hasn't caught up to M1.x yet, well, you're not paying attention. It does everything M1 does and more.

  348. 4 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5707 (Sep 29, 2007)

    @ horsecharles, if you don't have unlimited time than why bother using a beta version? You do know that it's still beta right?

    Back on topic* This version is more stable than the previous one and has added features to it, such as uploading/downloading the userdata.

    The only thing i still miss is the splitscreen option but they said it will return in a later update.

  349. 1 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.4.5707 (Sep 28, 2007)

    Version 1 was my default browser... then this propietary-leaning mess came along, then the different username / password glitches between storage account/forum account/maxthon account... then the further mess of combining forum and maxthon accounts-- one's always getting a sign-in glitch either when opening browser or when visiting forum. Further, pre-combine forum messages/threads got archived & are hard to search.

    I don't have unlimited disposable time to be troubleshooting/solving problems of others' ill-advised decisions.

  350. 1 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 1.6.1.50 (Sep 27, 2007)

    yea right.

    who actually uses this crap.

  351. 4 out of 5 stars
    farrio

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Sep 7, 2007)

    May cause non-response while I've installed Thunder(a multi-thread download tools) but not start yet when I click a download link.

  352. 4 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Sep 3, 2007)

    I don't get the whine M2 is completely rewrite and change from M1 yet M1 is also still supported (with tweaks and fixes etc). Noone prevent M1 users to keep using M1.
    M2 needs some time to mature yet last 2 releases are quite stable, fast and offers most of needed features.

  353. 4 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Sep 1, 2007)

    could be worse! :)

    seriously, still missing some features from 1.x, like 'set as most favorite', simple collector customization, etc.

    I'm giving four because it's definitely better than it's current rating.

  354. 4 out of 5 stars
    sacredsinpt

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Aug 31, 2007)

    well, maxthon its a very good browser.
    speedy, blocks well ads and popups and loads pages fast.
    my cons are:when closing it takes a while and sometimes it crashes when loads some pages. It should existe europena portuguese translation for this version

  355. 4 out of 5 stars
    dolcesculacciare

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Aug 31, 2007)

    Not perfect, but still the best browser by far !

  356. 1 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Aug 31, 2007)

    Usng IE in 07. BECAUSE I was paying attention. Not shortsighted or masochistic enough to use FF (or any other ZillaLand product - their configuration interfaces and plugin architecture remain juvenile in design, break with each new iteration of the products they're designed for and are singularly unpolished).

    That being said, Maxthon is passe. IE7 + IE7 Pro are the ticket or Opera is you want zillions of features you'll never use.

    This program's relevancy is now non-existant, especially in light of it's bloat over 1.x.

    Oh, and I never give programs time to evolve. If oyu have the 2.0 monnicker and need time to evolve, it's not cooked yet so don't release it. There's FAR too much of that crap going on (Vista comes immediately to mind).

    ONE Star.

  357. 1 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Aug 31, 2007)

    Too little and way too late, Maxthon suffers by using IE. If you're still using IE in '07, you haven't been paying attention, and probably think MS-OOXML is a good idea, too. You know the alternatives, which start with 'O' and 'F.'

  358. 5 out of 5 stars
    Shrekmachine

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4643 (Aug 31, 2007)

    All you lowraters!
    Why do you don't give it time to evolve. It is now that M2 just got Release candidate and almost all feature are back and stable.
    Besides dealing with IE7 engine for sure raised additional effort and Hey! It's still free;)

  359. 5 out of 5 stars
    madcats

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4552 (Aug 30, 2007)

    Just beautiful! Happy to escape all the ads and pop-ups. The shanni blue skin looks great. I have forgotten about Opera already. This is one programme that keeps improving. It's funny they dont don't have the contributor link. I supported the old MyIE years ago but now the security features are for everyone, not just contributors.

  360. 5 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4020 RC (Aug 24, 2007)

    Maxthon 2 is my preferred browser. Try it with the silver looking Longhorn skin (the one with blue buttons on it, Just search the skins for Longhorn & it's the last one in the list) Use the Office 2003 interface, It's beautiful.
    I take everything off the toolbar but just what I need for the minimal browsing that I do & only have (forward, back, refresh, stop & home) No favorites bar search or sidebar. Just because it's offered, you don't need to keep it in view all the time. We all know how to get to things that we don't use often if and when we need them. To all of the people who hate IE, get over yourself & go away.

  361. 3 out of 5 stars
    Doubledoom

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4020 RC (Aug 23, 2007)

    Its a competent browser but after living with the beta releases for about 6 months on one machine and running avant browser on another, I have taken the decision to go with avant.

    Main reason was compatibility issues with secure sites with mx2 being a pain. I want to run one browser. Not have one for most sites and another for certain sites. If I wanted that, I would use firefox. Another reason was only lower toolbar support for roboform.

    These are personal reasons and anyone reviewing browsers will have their own needs and requirements which will see them favour one over another. I would say give mx a go.

  362. 2 out of 5 stars
    ubaisoft

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4020 RC (Aug 23, 2007)

    Maxthon2 Cannot run on Windows2000 Profressional..

  363. 1 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4020 RC (Aug 22, 2007)

    I just can't support this finished 2.x version.

    Maxthon 1.6.1 build 50 STANDARD (not the larger Combo version) is what I'm sticking with.

    Why?

    2.0 lacks features found in 1.6.1.50 is one reason. 1.6.1.50 supports standard IE 6 Favorites, groups in the expected way, and has a TON more useful working features than 2.x.

    I can't believe that they even released a final 2.x version when it still lacks so many features that the 1.6.x version has.

    I use the More Options plug-in for 1.6.x and that gives me a few key things I just don't want to live without. Don't have that going for the 2.x setup, so that is another strike against it.

    Thankfully, they are allowing downloads of Maxthon Classic as they call it (1.6.x) from their site. I hope that sticks. I hope they continue bug fixing 1.6.x when needed too, cause if I am stuck with 2.x as my only Maxthon option, I may have to give up on Maxthon and go with another option.

    1.6.x is FAR superior to 2.x for me and I just hope I can continue using XP, IE 6 and Maxthon 1.6.x for a long time to come.

    I don't think that they are going to ever get 2.x where it needs to be to satisfy 1.x customers. They don't seem that interested in making that happen, sadly. :(

    Major bummer. 1.x was SUCH as great app (and still is I guess) and to see the future of the app become so clouded and cut-down, it's just really disappointing.

  364. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.3.4020 RC (Aug 22, 2007)

    Maxthon2 has a fabulous set of features, far surpassing the features of ver. 1.x. Anyone that disagrees is simply not looking at all the features. This program saves me an hour a day on my daily browsing rounds. No other browser or browser shell handles groups as elegantly as Maxthon. It also adds very good security and many other convenience features to IE6 and IE7 that you can't get anywhere else. EDIT: This is a GREAT release. So far 100% stable. I'm delighted. DudeBoyz's review above mine is dead wrong about the features. M2 has all the features of M1, and many more. He just needs to learn the new configuration.

  365. 2 out of 5 stars
    Myon

    Reviewing 2.0.3.3958 RC (Aug 22, 2007)

    Sorry Maxthon guys. I totaly agree with the ones here. I used maxthon (MyIE) for years and was very happy with it. Till Maxthon 1.6 it was a very good product. I tried v2 several times, but I do not like it. The old version is much better. And then I also find IE7 Pro. For me I say goodbye to Maxthon and switch to IE7 in combination with IE7 Pro.

  366. 1 out of 5 stars
    Latz !

    Reviewing 2.0.3.3958 RC (Aug 21, 2007)

    Maxthon is obsolete.

  367. 2 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.0.3.3958 RC (Aug 21, 2007)

    In its day with IE6, essential. Now with the bloat of 2.x and all the features added to IE7, moot. IE7 + IE7 Pro gives me everything I wanted from Maxthon without the bloat. Get that instead.

    TWO stars.

  368. 2 out of 5 stars
    kashin

    Reviewing 2.0.3.3958 RC (Aug 21, 2007)

    It's just like the guys below me said, the older versions are much better. I'm still using Maxthon 1.6 and I doubt I will ever switch to Maxthon2. I tried a few beta versions and it was crashing left and right. There was no support for IE plugins (I can't live without Roboform) and new configuration menu was awkward and clunky. I thought, okay it's a beta and these things are expected. But then the RC (Release Candidate) started rolling out and all the same problems remain. It crashes and loses settings. I can't tell you how annoying it is when I have about a dozen tabs open with different articles I happen to be reading and then Maxthon crashes and cannot restore those tabs on the next startup. After this happening several times and having to go dig around in my History to try and find what tabs I had open before the crash, I simply gave up on it.

    Also, I heard that some Israeli company invested money in the development of Maxthon. So, even though they pretend Maxthon is free, there's commercial backing hidden behind the scenes. I find "freeware" and "donation ware" works best when they're truly free and made with a passion.

  369. 2 out of 5 stars
    chiptotec

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Aug 15, 2007)

    I used to love Maxthon when it was still named MyIE2 and alongside the 1.0 version. I used it for 4 years and talked about it to my friends and co-workers. But I just couldn't stand this 2.0 "version", which appears to be worse than a beta. The browser crashes a lot, loses your custom settings and some bookmarks and the new sync service just won't work at all. It's a shame, but after all these years I'm gonna have to change to another browser. If you wanna use Maxthon, do yourself a favor and download older versions (even the first MyIE2 is better than this version, since many old features are gone, like the support to IE toolbars and Groups. I, for one, miss StumbleUpon and Furl It).
    By the way, I totally agree with bobad: the Maxthon forums nowadays are useless. The mods are arrogant and couldn't get out of their ways to help no one (but are gladly to point you that you "posted a question at the wrong place" ou "should have done a search before"). This ship is sinking.

  370. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 1.6.2.60 (Aug 8, 2007)

    Finally they added the build number to the exe file. No more grabbing 'msetup.exe' to find it is the same as your currently installed version, as has happened often (even from Maxthon's own file server).

  371. 3 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Aug 6, 2007)

    Very nice program. Does everything I need to do in a browser. It handles groups in a way that no other browser or browser shell can.

    Unfortunately, I have to downgrade it because of stability problems. It crashes on me several times a day, and will not save my custom settings.

    Also, the Maxthon forums are worthless and controlling. The mods will type 100 words fussing about not posting or explaining things to their exact liking, when it would only take 50 words to give you some help. That will be the downfall of Maxthon. If they are serious about developing an excellent program, they need to take lessons from the Comodo and Spyware Terminator forums.

  372. 4 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 1.6.1.50 (Aug 5, 2007)

    After doing a system recovery from an unrelated happening on my computer. I thought, well I'm just going to use the Maxthon 1 for a while.
    So doing a first time install on a fresh XP-sp2 home system was interesting, BUT I can't read Chinese. That's what I got while doing the Maxthon 1 install. Having to guess what to click on to get the next window & the plug-ins were unreadable, it felt very odd. Wrecked my nerves.
    Then after installing it, every little thing that can be added to the toolbars was activated, every selection was on that thing.
    It took a long time to get the browser looking and acting like I wanted. A lot longer from my other Maxthon installs.
    The official download should be like it was before. English....

  373. 4 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 31, 2007)

    The only problem I have with this program is that some pages stall out before loading all the way.
    It looks like it's loading in the status bar & then nothing but a blank page comes up.
    I've found that if I see it doing this, I click stop and then click refresh or I open the link again & it will load the page like normal.

    I've used Maxthon for a long time & This version (if they fix the problem above) works really well for me & for what I want to do online.

  374. 2 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 27, 2007)

    a real disappointment :( a lot of features from 1.x are still missing, while others (plugins, favs, magic fill, etc.) are not working properly. bad even for a beta.

  375. 4 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 25, 2007)

    There is still lot of work to do, this release was most likely to 'reach' milestone and to stop whining about 'omg another beta'

    i'm especially missing better way to organize favorites, history/favorites search previews on the fly, external COM plugins support, favicons paths w/o encryption etc.

    i'm not alone who thinks this way see e.g. http://chris.pirillo.com.../24/maxthon-20-problems/

  376. 5 out of 5 stars
    Eeyan

    Reviewing 1.6.1.50 (Jul 24, 2007)

    v1.6.1.50 appears to be Chinese only. Last English version appears to be 1.6.1.22

  377. 4 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 24, 2007)

    Still has some bugs. I have it crashing on me for no reason from time to time. I'm still unhappy about the proprietary favourites storage, but well...
    I'm not moving back to v1.6 because it has some bugs which have not been fixed in the last half dozen releases (i.e. 100% CPU usage on some pages such as eBay).
    So overall I give it a 4: good enough for me not to move to an alternative, but not quite perfected yet.

  378. 5 out of 5 stars
    madcats

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 24, 2007)

    I now use Maxthon instead of Opera because of its security feautures:ad-blocking & pop-up blocking. I like Favorites in a Top Bar.And with Flashget the speed is great and no more broken download links in Opera.Oh yeah Firefox uses floating ads

  379. 4 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 23, 2007)

    I think there are far too many bugs to consider this a final build, but it shows much promise and might be a worthy replacement to 1.x soon.

  380. 2 out of 5 stars
    lhdal

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 23, 2007)

    I've used Maxthon for a very long time now.

    I also wanted a better GUI like this. And GUI was better in many aspects but they disabled some options later on.(e.g. Undock sidebar items)

    I was aware of the fact that previous releases were Beta.
    But now this is final and it is a major blow for me.

    There is no toolbar plugin support. I'm not dying for such toolbars but still I find daily use in some of them. (Roboform, Stumble) And many people like to use Google toolbar.

    I really don't care if Maxthon has a form filler. I use Roboform which can be used in many different platforms, portable, etc)

    Also the favorites mechanism is not for my liking. I want to use built in IE favorites. There must be a way to use local IE favorites.

    User account login requires online validation. Why why why? (I know once you login it won't do if you don't use online services but still I want LOCAL login)

    Popups are either opened as a tab or a different program window. You can't do both.

    Also bugs are everywhere.

    Sadly this is not a final as labeled or RC but a Beta at its best.

    I think Maxthon development team forgot many of the features that made Maxthon.

    Maxthon used to be an upgrade or replacement to IE. 2.0 is just a competitor. It lacks IE features and that's a major setback.

    In 1.x I had no doubt to switch to. Pretty much everything IE has to offer was there. But now those are gone.

  381. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 23, 2007)

    @Boolah:
    stop writing reviews If you don't know how to use it, Groups is here, you just don't look hard enough.

  382. 1 out of 5 stars
    Boolah

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 23, 2007)

    Groups still dont work. Groups have never worked right in Maxthon 2.

    @Mamoun, groups are there but do not import from Maxthon 1. Also, tab groups you manually save reopen in reverse. Dont make sarcastic comments assuming everyone is a moron, you just make yourself look stupid.

  383. 1 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2961 (Jul 23, 2007)

    Can't believe I lived long enough for the full release. Still, it's disappointing; too little, too late. Another browser is running circles around Maxthon as this is written.

  384. 5 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 23, 2007)

    Good and stable release, Magic Fill works just fine once you manage to fine tune it. This release seems faster than the previous releases. I can't wait to see what the final is going to be like...

  385. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 12, 2007)

    this is getting really frustrating. magic fill has never worked properly in M2, but this latest release screwed it even more. I don't know what these people are doing, but Maxthon has gotten consistently worse since they announced collaboration with MS. And development(?) is painfully slow. Were FF less of a resource hog and had URL alias i would've long abandoned Maxthon.

  386. 5 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 11, 2007)

    To the previous reviewer: Just use one freakin' browser and quit complaining about trivial rubbish!

  387. 2 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 10, 2007)

    Major sticking point for me is new proprietary Faves format....and no end in sight for release of sync & import tool... + to boot: small prospect of it being automatic.
    NO WAY am i going to be constantly syncing in manual fashion... no matter how many extra / better features the new format "supposedly" brings.
    Whoever decides to create a proprietary format in whatever app / function, better as heck make it compatible, interfacing & auto-updating(data) with all/most other major formats-- in this case: auto-synced w/ Gecko, Safari, Konqueror & IE(& perhaps Opera).

    Changelog
    Over 100,000,000+ downloads
    2.0.2.2324 RC 4 [2007-07-09]

    Solved several Browser Lockup Problem
    You can test it at: http://forum.maxthon.com/uploads/lockuptest.htm

    More consistent Favorites
    We had fixed some bugs in the Favorites system that might cause data lose.

    Improved Magic Fill
    You can import the saved form data from Maxthon 1.x version. And you can edit the saved data and Match URL in Setup Center.

    Fixed a bug that cause browser lockup when it called by third party program, such as MSN Messager.

    Other Changes:
    * Fixed could not select 'set as destop background' command in browser context menu problem.
    * Fixed could not delete individule search history problem.
    * Fixed set sticky name did not work problem
    * Fixed could not select text in address bar problem

    2.0.2.1360 RC 3 [2007-06-18]
    Major Changes
    + Collector Service
    + Restore Favorites from Backup
    + Float Ads Filter
    Important Changes
    + CPU Saving Mode
    + Feed Links Checker
    + Search bar history
    Other Changes
    + Added "Arrange by Site" to tab context menu.
    + Added "Fill form", "Save form" to web context menu, when right clicking input box.
    + Collector Service (Users could upload/download collector, Found in the collector)
    + Restore Favorite from a backup (Favorite > More Actions > Restore Favorite)
    * Made it easier to drag HTML plugin on webbar.
    * Go button adds the entered url to the address bar history.
    * AdHunter menu (Tools > AdHunter)
    * Highlight button can display state.
    * Right click AdHunter button on status bar to enable or disable all filters.
    * Hold Ctrl to bypass filtering current page (Disable ad hunter on the current page)
    * Added an option to use IE find in page dialog (Tools > Maxthon setup center > advanced)
    * Added an option to show close button on all tabs on hover (Tools > Maxthon setup center > Tabs bar)
    # Fixed separator problem under multi-column menu mode
    # Fixed images folder always be created problem
    # Fixed "force open link in new tab" only work after page complete problem
    # Fixed Could not Open local file problem (the last character was missing)
    # Fixed a bug that caused browser to crash when auto-run plugins
    # Fixed several RSS related internal bugs
    # Fixed the "auto select" did not work on webbar problem

    2.0.2.615 RC 2 [2007-05-16]
    + Added File Sniffer (FLV file etc.), supports most websites
    + Optimized CPU usage in multi-thread mode (must enable Open Tabs in Separated Thread)
    + Added Multi-Search and Highlight to Search Bar
    + Improved Search Bar: Ctrl+Enter - Find in Page, Ctrl+Shift+Enter - Highlight, Shift+Enter - Multi-Search
    + Major changes on Tab Bar: Fully customizable, you can add and remove buttons on Tab Bar now
    - Due to the changes of Tab Bar, Split Screen and Tab Manager features are temporary disabled
    + Added custom Useragent setting in Setup Center (Require restart)
    + Tabs of Collector can be arranged by drag&drop now
    + Some buttons supports right-click action now (Refresh and Stop, etc.)
    + Drag & Drop text and url to Address Bar and Search Bar will work fine now
    + Added "Copy URL" for menu items in Favorites Menu
    + Added "Open in New Tab" in Float Button
    + You can resize the Search Bar by drag it now
    + Right-click Web Toolbar button will show Tab List
    + Sidebar items can not be dragged out unless you hold the Ctrl key
    + In fullscreen mode, a Exit Fullscreen button will be shown on Tab Bar
    + Added Force Open Links in New Tab option in Setup Center
    + Added Hide Buttons in Sidebar title drop-down menu
    + Added Enable All and Disable All command in Auto-Refresh Menu of Tabs
    + Added several utilities in Plugin Bar
    + Added Maximum Favorites Menu Width setting in Setup Center
    * Tab Bar will auto-flip when placed on bottom
    * Improved New Tab button on Tab Bar: Left-click - New Tab, Right-click - Paste and Go
    * Fixed several drawing problems on Tab Bar
    * Sidebar moved below Tab Bar
    * Items in Undo List will show their URLs on status bar
    * Fixed Web Toolbar random move problem
    * Added No Proxy settings in Proxy Manager
    * Optimized performance when opening or closing a large number of tabs
    * Favorites Bar Root Folder settings is also saved on the online Favorites server
    * Fixed a Ad hunter related bug
    * Fixed Last Vist Page List missing bug
    * Fixed a bug which will crash the browser when too many Filter Packs are installed
    * Fixed a problem the right-click menu won't show up
    * Fixed a bug that unexpected space character appears in search keywords
    * Fxied Status Bar tooltip problem

  388. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    Good release. If you spend 1/2 hour or more daily browising the web, Maxthon can do wonders at organizing and speeding up your browsing. No other browser or browser shell has the powerful group features of Maxthon. I'm simply addicted to the powerful search aliases, which again, no other browser can touch. It also affords as much security as you wish. For those who say that it hasn't caught up to M1.x yet, well, you haven't looked. It does everything and more. It has very useful features that m1 can't touch.

  389. 3 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    It's getting there..painfully slow...

    I'll give M2 a try only when it's not only in "final" release, but a month or two after that -- once they fix almost all the little things that'll get caught AND ADDRESSED by digesting user input of mass deployment only...

    From being a master user of Maxthon 1.6 (I know it inside out), I can tell you that FOR SURE there will be workarounds (forum tips) to essentially all things that'll annoy you with v2 of the browser (and aren't software bugs).

    Then again, maybe Firefox 3 will be a better choice by then..with decent Trident (IE) engine compatibility (a la IETAB, but better).

  390. 4 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    mamoun: you are correct, most of the stuff I was looking for is indeed there, but I was expecting them to be exactly like in v1. I'm much happier with how it's setup now, thanks for the help.
    The only thing I couldn't find is the "Content" button (which was called "Download" in v1 IIRC).
    I'll crank it up to a 4 and I'll see how I get on :)
    *EDIT* nevermind, got the "Content control" item in my toolbar now :)

  391. 3 out of 5 stars
    JeremyGNJ

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    Just tried it. It's still pretty poor compared to what 1.x was.

    Like others I don't like the "favorites" changes they made. They chose to make their own "special" way to store them which supposedly adds more functionality. I dont see why they couldnt have done the same thing with an XML file to describe the added functionality. This just makes things not backward compatible, since favorites you add in Maxthon, dont appear in normal IE. Lame.

    I guess this is what happens when you drink the google-juice.
    http://www.betanews.com/...thon_Browser/1176236856

  392. 2 out of 5 stars
    EarlyMorningHours

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    It really is a tragedy that it has come to this. I'm a long time Maxthon user and I'll continue to use 1.x as my everyday browser. I just hope development and at the very least, bug and security fixes, continue for that generation.

    This is like Windows Vista. An upgrade just for upgrade's sake. There's no benefit to the user.

  393. 3 out of 5 stars
    kashin

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    I love Maxton/IE2 and have been using it for a long time, but this new Maxthon 2 is not a worthy successor to Maxthon in my opinion. I tried RC1/RC2 despite the fact that some IE plugins don't work properly. Yes, this *is* a deal breaker for me, because I use RoboForm daily for example. I really don't like the new Favorites and some of the other things they did with this release. It crashes on occasion, even though it's a "Release Candidate". I didn't mind the occasional crashes, because it would recover all my open tabs after restarting. Except a few days ago it crashed and all my tabs were gone upon restart. This has never happened with the old Maxthon. After that I switched back to Maxthon 1.6.1 and I have no intentions of trying Maxthon 2 again any time soon. I'll just stick with Maxthon 1.6.1 and Firefox. I heard some Israeli company invested a bunch of money in Maxthon and that might be the reason why this new version is sucking so badly. I was really temped to give this a rating of 1, because of all the annoyance it has caused me, but I went with a 3, which I consider "neutral" I guess.

  394. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2324 RC4 (Jul 9, 2007)

    @McAleck:

    "announced collaboration with MS"? where on Earth did you get this from?

  395. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 8, 2007)

    I totally agree with cricri_pingouin. Lot of stuff missing or still buggy. They're into RC3 but it feels more like a beta 1. Used to be my favorite browser. Sad! :(

  396. 2 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 7, 2007)

    This Maxthon v2 is irritating me very much to put it midly. A lot of the customisations available in Maxthon v1 is gone down the drain. I'll start with the "search" box: it contains Yahoo and Google by default. First off, I don't want Yahoo. Can I remove it? No. Then there's Google, I want it, but this version is a CUSTOMISED (referred?)search. Thus I don't have the links to search in Google images etc. Fortunately, I was able to modify that in Config.ini. And why can't I clear the history in Seach and Find anymore? And why the heck did they get rid of the good old favourites for a custom favourites list? If I wanted to be bothered with proprietary favourites, I'd have swicthed to Firefox! In fact, it's not even a proper XML file, despite what you might be led to believe. And where's the "Download" button? I could disable scripts/ActiveX in a click, now I can't. I also liked the "Open all" in the favourites, but now we need to right click to get it, why? And so many other small inconveniences that I can't bother listing here.
    To summarise, I miss some of the stuff which made the original Maxthon my browser of choice. Maxthon is mutating from a browser made for the users to a browser made for the company which makes it.

  397. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 7, 2007)

    Simply ,, excellent ,, nice added features ,, I wish they can interface with firefox ,,

  398. 4 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 5, 2007)

    I don't get it why if You use M1 whine about M2 ... who stops You from using M1 :) ... You should be thankful that M1 development was not ceased for M2

  399. 5 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 5, 2007)

    Getting better and better each release! good work!

  400. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.2.2165 RC3 (Jul 5, 2007)

    This release is packed full of speed, convenience, and security features. It's already 95% stable. (Remember, it IS beta!)

    Give it a try, and set up a few groups of tabs. It can save you a lot of time and hassle doing your morning browse!

  401. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1360 RC3 (Jun 20, 2007)

    With this release (Maxthon Preview 2.0.2.1360 RC3), Maxthon can once again claim the throne and easily shame IE7 and Microsoft. Forget the earlier beta releases which definitely left much to be desired, and even had me looking for another browser. Maxthon at its best is back!

  402. 3 out of 5 stars
    internetworld7

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1360 RC3 (Jun 18, 2007)

    It's decent but has a moderate obtrusive feel to it. Avant is much better and nearing perfection. :)

  403. 5 out of 5 stars
    dcarter

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1360 RC3 (Jun 18, 2007)

    I Love this version 2 RC3....It has been stable, reliable and most important to me, all plug-ins work great! Last version I used, vers 1.6 was anything but, particularly within any version of Vista.

  404. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 14, 2007)

    If it is recoded from Scratch, then it seems to have lost most of the good stuff from Maxthon 1.x, including the ability to be stable.

    Man, how could they have butchered this product this bad?

    I still use Maxthon 1.x every day on the PC, but this 2.x is just horrible and shows no signs of getting better. It's headed in the wrong direction - downhill. :(

  405. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 14, 2007)

    It's just taking so long because it's coded from the scratch.
    Use it now, It's already stable enough IMO.

  406. 1 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 14, 2007)

    World's longest beta. Used to be great, but where it formerly expanded IE's capabilities in version 1.x, version 2 now suffers from the inherent limitations of IE7. Maybe by 2011 this thing will be ready.

  407. 4 out of 5 stars
    rseiler

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 13, 2007)

    They tend to float at least one limited-distribution build before declaring a milestone. I'll likely follow soon, if this doesn't turn out to be it.

  408. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 13, 2007)

    funny, the latest official version is 2.0.2.615. And that's RC2

  409. 5 out of 5 stars
    digitalking

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 13, 2007)

    Excellent browser, but name reminds me of a maximum strength tampon.

  410. 3 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 13, 2007)

    Early stages of development at RC3?

  411. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.2.1226 RC3 (Jun 13, 2007)

    For those who are used to the excellent features and security of Maxthon 1.x, version 2.x may seem spartan. However, the features are all there, but rearranged in the configuration. Although this product is in the early stages of development, it works just great. The only issues I have are an occasional crash. So far, none with this release. I don't downgrade for an occasional crash in beta software, so it gets a 5.

  412. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.2.615 RC2 (Jun 1, 2007)

    not quite there yet!

  413. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.6.1.22 (May 31, 2007)

    This release does not seem as stable as the 1.6.0 release I have already installed. Is anyone else noticing this? I will contact the authors and report this information in the hopes they can explain it to me. Perhaps a fix of a Vista bug did something to the XP stability?

  414. 3 out of 5 stars
    Dystopia.

    Reviewing 1.6.0.30 (May 29, 2007)

    Best layer for IE ! ++
    But it's a layer --
    .. for IE --

    There are fast and secure browser elsewhere !

  415. 5 out of 5 stars
    tannman1

    Reviewing 1.6.0.30 (May 25, 2007)

    Feature Rich and plenty of add ons as well as skins. The learning curve though there is low so new users should have no issues.

  416. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.6.0.30 (May 25, 2007)

    Much better than the Maxthon 2.x effort, imo. This particular release seems just as stable, if not more so, than past releases, and I do not notice any slowdown or increased memory consumption.

    Running IE 6 is SOOOO much better with Maxthon that I would not want to run IE without it.

    Tabbed browsing, groups, flash toggle - it's got a lot of fantastic features and the thing is 100% free. I'm very glad to see they are still updating this excellent app.

  417. 5 out of 5 stars
    pforbes

    Reviewing 1.6.0.30 (May 25, 2007)

    Fast, reliable and simple to configure. Excellent.

  418. 5 out of 5 stars
    sauzee

    Reviewing 2.0.2.615 RC2 (May 19, 2007)

    really like this.

    i think v2 is much better than 1.x

  419. 1 out of 5 stars
    betabillybob

    Reviewing 2.0.2.615 RC2 (May 16, 2007)

    In my considered opinion, and I have used Maxthon for several years, this upgrade is CRAP. When MYIE2 had GROUPS and the added versatility to save complete tabs to a group I was hooked. Then the upgrade to Maxthon came and still had GROUPS I was ecstatic. But in Maxthon-2 some dodder head decided to eliminate that feature to conform to IE7 which is a back slide itself, they lost my vote completely. I will use the older version until it becomes completely incompatible.

    Using OPERA as second browser now and will probably switch to it as time permits.

  420. 5 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 2.0.2.615 RC2 (May 16, 2007)

    Version 2.0.2.615 RC2 is MUCH faster and more stable than earlier beta's. This is now a joy to use just like Maxthon 1 is.

  421. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 2.0.2.615 RC2 (May 16, 2007)

    Maybe you should update the screenshot since it is a very old screenshot of MyIE2 and NOT M2.

    NEW: http://img136.imageshack...36/7831/maxthon2oj9.png

  422. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.2.566 RC2 (May 16, 2007)

    It's getting good. This release is lots more stable.

    The Maxthon developer did himself a disservice by flooding the Internet with early preview releases. People tend not to understand that early releases tend to be unstable and feature-incomplete. Thus all the low ratings.

    I will assure you that M2 will be an excellent app after a little more development. Try this release and see for yourself. It's finally about 90% stable, and very usable. In fact, I think I will uninstall M1 now. I don't know how they do it, but this browser is blazing fast... faster than IE7.

  423. 4 out of 5 stars
    Shrekmachine

    Reviewing 2.0.1.9008 RC1 (Apr 21, 2007)

    I simply loved it.
    Just one application fails to my knowledge in conjunction with M2
    Interwise participant
    So I can't use it in office :( Therfore I'm just giving 4 Stars

  424. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.0.1.9008 RC1 (Apr 20, 2007)

    @Mamoun- I don't know what username you use over at Maxthon fourms but mines the same. Look and you will see that I was one the original members over there so spare me your mind readers speech. I was able to test Maxthon 2 when only a few of us could and I expressed my concerns then.

    I don't know if Google and an Israeli firm owning a lage part of Maxthon now is a reflecton of the new direction it has taken but I don't like it. It now performs worst than its rivals and that is how we should be rating things. On how they perfom now and not on how they say it will.

    Oh well there will always be version 1.5 for my hotmail because I have found a new home with Opera for everything else.

    3* for the RC which does perform better than the betas which shows I was being generous before

  425. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.1.9008 RC1 (Apr 20, 2007)

    The amount of bugfixes and additions is too big for my taste. I'm waiting 2-3 more months before giving M2 a try. For now 1.5 has been doing a fabulous job.

    2.0.1.9008 RC 1 [2007-04-20]
    * Fixed a bug that causes opening infinity tabs
    * Fixed a bug that RSS feed won't display on Windows Vista
    + Improved Program Interface Performance
    + Added Float Button
    + Added Feed content Web Page View
    + Added Screenshot button to Web Toolbar
    + Added Clean History button to Web Toolbar
    + Toolbar labels can be placed under icons now (in Customize dialog)
    + Added "Send To> Groups" in Tab right-click menu
    + Added delete single item in Feed History
    + Added option: Ad Hunter> Dont show notification window
    + Added option: Download> Default download folder
    + Added full title in Favorites menu tooltips
    + You can use mouse-wheel while hovering mouse oover Feed sidebar
    + Added delete single address bar item in Clean History dialog
    + Show URL of Undo List items on Status Bar
    * Hide Recycled Bin in Favorites sidebar
    * Refresh button in Feed sidebar changed to Refresh All
    * Re-formatted hover tooltip view for Feed sidebar
    * Use IE Proxy by default installation
    * Dont export Recycled Bin when export favorites in HTML format
    * Add quotes for parameters automatically while adding external utility
    * Fixed Qzone images won't load problem
    * Fixed a bug when passing parameters to external utilities
    * Fixed a bug in RDF format support
    * Improved support for malformed RSS 2.0 feeds
    * Fixed $max_handle in Filter Pack won't work problem
    * Fixed popup filter white list won't save problem
    * Fixed a bug wich will display 2 Screenshor button in Customize dialog
    * Fixed a crash error when importing OPML file
    * Fixed add IP display won't work in Status bar
    * Added URL Filter Result into Filter Log
    * Removed HTTP Header Filter support for better performance
    * Mouse wheel will work when hovering on RSS Feeds
    * Improve Text Filter performance and added several functions ($MAXPATH and $MAXFILECONTENT)
    * Fixed program crash when using IE proxy settings
    * Fixed sometimes Ad Hunter won't work bug
    * Fixed Mid-Click crash the program bug
    * Fixed a bug that prevents disabling and deleting Filter Pack
    * Fixed a bug when overwriting item with Add Favorites dialog
    * Fixed crash problem with several Filter Pack
    * Fixed Feed url won't show up error
    * Fixed several bug that prevent online Favorites won't update
    * Fixed crash error when visit localhost
    * Fixed proxy setting comfilct with ie7pro
    * Fixed a bug when clean all browser history
    * Fixed random order problem in Tab Mananger List
    * Fixed scrollbar display problem while zooming
    * Fixed order error when customized serach engine exceeds 10 in setup center
    * Fixed program crash when adding utility
    * Fixed a bug in Tab Manager which may cause crash
    * Fixed a bug which prevents saving tabs to group when there is no group
    * Fixed scroll text won't display problem with some online chat room
    * Fixed a bug that cause browser window becomes inactive
    * Fixed a bug that the alert/confirm window of last tab cause freeze

  426. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyGhoSoft

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8990 RC1 (Apr 19, 2007)

    This version isn't 2.0.1.8990 RC 1, allthough the beta page says so. It's 2.0.1.9003 RC 1.
    This RC version is way better then the previous beta's. I have no lockups anymore and the mem usage is lower then the beta's.
    It has an excelent filtering system, flexible and strong.

    I use it as default browser now.

  427. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8990 RC1 (Apr 19, 2007)

    This version will not install. Tried with two different browsers, says corrupted installer.

  428. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 18, 2007)

    @bobad:
    "Oh, and don't waste your time on the Maxthon forums. They're more interested in their little power trips than improving the product."
    FYI, Most of us there are only mods not developers.

    So far this build fixed some little bugs, Still uses a lot of memory but it's O.k for unfinished software.

  429. 3 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 17, 2007)

    I too am unhappy with the direction chosen by Maxthon with this second release (in particular with favourites handling as the previous reviewer).
    If this is the way Maxthon is heading towards, then newer Maxthon builds will not sit on my machines.
    I'm still sticking to 1.5 while nervously considering other options (Avant is quite far behind, but I might give Opera another go).
    I still give it a 3 because it's very decent, which is the step down from v1.5 being the best in my opinion.

  430. 2 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 17, 2007)

    I hate the proprietary BS they've done with Favorites...besides to boot not having solved the bugs & latency issues with them; as well as the sneaky hijack of Search-- if one changes from the default Yahoo, it will stay changed for a while...then revert back.
    Apart from that- once every few searches the search results will be hijacked to one of the specialized sites like allofmp3, lyrics, etc... then subsequently revert back one or two searches later to the default....
    My conspiracist antennae lead me to believe this behavior's on purpose to make some referral money; the latter move is particularly, diabolically ingenious...

  431. 4 out of 5 stars
    JeremyGNJ

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 16, 2007)

    Seems to be the best build yet. I wish they made the maxthon config pages look like a normal windows dialog....its ugly as hell.

    Recently it was said that Google has invested in this project....I hope they dont muck it up!

    Would also be nice if they spent a little more time on the "unskinned" style. It doesnt look right in Vista at all.

  432. 4 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 16, 2007)

    Better! Still unstable, but far more stable then the previous release.

    I really don't have confidence that M2 will ever be totally stable, because M1 was never completely stable. In M1, the developer just couldn't control the stability of the browser with popup and content blocking enabled. Same with M2 so far!

    Oh, and don't waste your time on the Maxthon forums. They're more interested in their little power trips than improving the product.

  433. 5 out of 5 stars
    csb.milky

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8893 RC1 (Apr 16, 2007)

    This is an INTERNAL relase which is very unstable! Do not use this for every day work!

  434. 1 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8313 Beta 5 (Apr 13, 2007)

    Maxthon 2 is horrible. The betas keep getting worse. Just let it die.

  435. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8313 Beta 5 (Apr 5, 2007)

    People will you stop complaining?

    First of all, It won't be beta If it was as good as RC, If you want a feature to be implemented or a bug to be fixed, It would take 5 minutes to post it in the forum, The developers can't read your minds.

    IMO, I like the latest beta, It's not 100% stable or have no bugs, But I'm sure the developers will take care of these before the final, For a beta software, It's great, Stop comparing it to a final software.

  436. 1 out of 5 stars
    softforum

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8313 Beta 5 (Apr 3, 2007)

    I don't think a stable Maxthon2 will ever be released. I've already switched to IE7 + IE7pro.

  437. 3 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8313 Beta 5 (Mar 26, 2007)

    Don't like how/why they arbitrarily redid Favorites(no, not referring to multi-column for this release).

  438. 1 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1.8313 Beta 5 (Mar 26, 2007)

    Have to back up Blaxima on this one. Maxthon ruled my world for many years, and then they dumped 1.x's best features to submit almost entirely to how IE7 works. I don't mind IE7, but like Blaxima, I've been using Opera in the interim, and after a little customization, it's fantastic! WHY? Because Opera lets me customize it so that it works just like Maxthon used to.

    C'mon Maxthon, just finish this thing already, and stop "promising" to add old features you removed.

  439. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.0.1.7022 Beta 4 SE (Mar 24, 2007)

    From Myie to Maxthon this browser progressed nicely(except for the name). The more I use Opera the more I see all the features that Maxthon is trying to incorporate that Opera already has. Use FF and you see other things that Maxthon is trying to add. So its obvious that they want to lure users away from those browsers but they're doing it at the cost of losing loyal users like myself. All the things that made me love Maxthon are slowly being fazed out.

    Still uses to much memory
    Still very buggy with random crashes

    Anyone saying that its just Beta and turn around and give it a 5 I ask you what you base that on??
    I've used betas that where just as good as RC so really what's your rating scale other than bias?

  440. 4 out of 5 stars
    Hellcat_M

    Reviewing 2.0.1.7022 Beta 4 SE (Mar 17, 2007)

    Its still a good browser, I've always liked Maxthon. The one feature they left out that I liked though (even though simple) was the quick tab exit, where you hover over the tab and an X appears and you just right click on the X (instead of left click) so you don't accidentally exit a tab. Other than that so far so good. I'd also like to see an option where you can right click on a tab and have it block the page if its a pop-up from another page or program.

  441. 4 out of 5 stars
    DaComboMan

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Mar 5, 2007)

    @McAleck,

    Also had problems.
    Uninstalled/reinstalled ;
    went over the donation window on second start up then everything seems to have fallen back into place.

  442. 3 out of 5 stars
    bob04

    Reviewing 2.0.1.7022 Beta 4 SE (Mar 4, 2007)

    I like it, it will be great. But, right now, it has a lot of bugs, it freezes and I have to kill the process very often.
    At this moment, i give it a 3

  443. 2 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 2.0.1.7022 Beta 4 SE (Feb 28, 2007)

    this version is still full of feckin bugs!!!

  444. 3 out of 5 stars
    McAleck

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 21, 2007)

    This last version has crashed on me more times than the previous ones all together ever did

  445. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 14, 2007)

    Very nice that they are still updating and squashing bugs. Reduced crashes noticeably - the previous release had some flash bugs.

    More stable = mo' better.

  446. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 13, 2007)

    Simple, powerful, useful, and it cuts 30 minutes from my morning browsing ritual. Adds functinality and security to IE6 and IE7 that should have been included in the first place. No other browser or add-on has the powerful and logical group functions that Maxthon 1.xx has, and that includes Maxthon 2.xx (so far). A little known fact about Maxthon is that it's portable! Drag it to your USB flash drive and take it along.

  447. 5 out of 5 stars
    ShafuyZ

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 12, 2007)

    What's up with the "?" at the end of the build name?? Anyhow..another great release... Changelog of last two builds for you curious ones.

    1.5.9 build 80 [2007-02-11]
    * Fixed several bug under Windows Vista, Vista is fully supported now
    * Fixed a rare bug which may cause losing of settings
    + Added Navigator, you can hide it in Customize dialog

    1.5.9 build 30 [2006-11-28]
    * Improved Content Filter
    * Improved Web Dialog Filter
    * Solved several IE7 related problem
    * Improved stability.

  448. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 12, 2007)

    If you don't wanna spend YOUR WHOLE LIFE tweaking a DAMN BROWSER (*ehm* Firefox *ehm*), this browser is for you. And unlike Opera, I'm not gonna get pissed off daily while visiting an "incompatible" site. It gives me the most features while annoying me the least. I shall upgrade to v2.0 final when that one's out...

  449. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.5.9.80 (Feb 12, 2007)

    I'm glad to see the author has not abandoned the old release in favor of the pig-in-a-wig that is Maxthon 2.0. I also hope he's finally managed to fix the sporadic dump-to-desktop nonsense this browser occasion does iwth sites that IE7 has no problem with.

    We'll see.

    Aegis69:

    Yes it is indeed IE + plugins. And you know what? They're all integrated so you don't have to hunt and peck for them unlike Firefox. They all have a common management interface unlike the hodge-podge amateur effort that is Firefox. They all continue to work when the browser is updated, unlike Firefox. And they all are managed under the same roof so there are no incompatibilities, unlike Firefox.

    Now, explain to me again why I should waste time on the product of a poorly designed, badly sustained overrated project managed in a clearly and oft demonstrated amateur fasion when I could have this?

    FOUR stars guardedly, assuming the aforementioned long-standing bug is fixed. If it isn't I'll be back to adjust my rating accordingly.

  450. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 2.0.1.6526 Beta 4 (Feb 10, 2007)

    It's been while since I have not used Maxthon ,, I though I can use IE7 instead, but this version is realy an excellent improvement by all means. Now I am back to Maxthon. No more IE7 with limited option.

  451. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mamoun

    Reviewing 2.0.1.6526 Beta 4 (Feb 9, 2007)

    The new beta is great. :)
    Love the live searching as you type in the new history viewer, Thumbs up!
    IE plugins support is all what Maxthon 2 needs and we will have a fully featured browser!
    Kudos to the developers for the great piece of software. :)

  452. 4 out of 5 stars
    ecold

    Reviewing 2.0.1.6526 Beta 4 (Feb 5, 2007)

    I also had the loss of my favorites but I used the import to at least get my old IE favorites back. I hate to have lost my newer ones since I began using 2.0.
    If it wasn't for this, it would have 5 stars. This is still the best browser. Firefox and IE7 have a lot of catching up to do.

  453. 4 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 2.0.1.6526 Beta 4 (Feb 5, 2007)

    I waited for this update anxiously. Thanks for adding multi-column display for long favorite folders. I did have a problem installing: it only saved some of my settings, such as magic wand data, and general settings. Favorites did not transfer automatically, and I think they are deleted! I'm not sure if it's the program or my system's fault. Do yourself a favor: back up your favorites before installing this one, just in case. The groups did not transfer either. I don't even see the default Maxthon group.

    Now, the reason for the "4" rating: after I imported some favorites from an old back up file, they were again deleted when I closed the program. I repeated all steps again, and now I'm afraid to close the program. I also was unable to set the root folder for the favorites bar.
    Am I doing something wrong?

  454. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 2.0.1.6526 Beta 4 (Feb 5, 2007)

    Can't wait for the final version!
    [img]http://forums.ort.org.il/files/30/2346087/8057721.gif[/img]

  455. 4 out of 5 stars
    betasun

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Feb 4, 2007)

    I like the new version 2,its faster than 1.5 .

  456. 5 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Jan 13, 2007)

    Now, that's what I'm talking about!

    I decided to give 2.0 another try, and I'm happy I did. It is much better than the last time I checked it out. It imported my 1.5 settings without problems, and I was able to customize it easily. It is very fast (even without the accelerator option). It also blocks a lot more tracking cookies than 1.5. I can't wait to start finding more skin options, but the default is decent.

    How safe is the magic fill data? I'm reluctant to use browser password managers.

    I would like to see the non-scrolling favorite lists in large folders. Having several columns of data makes it easier to find links.

    I also gave IE7 a try with the IE7Pro plug in, but it was very slow and seemed bloated. The only advantage I found it to have over this program: it blocked the sneaky ad banners, such as in the Yahoo website, etc.

    Even on BETA, this is now my default browser! Thanks for your efforts in improving on an already superior product. Great job!

  457. 5 out of 5 stars
    neo101

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Jan 12, 2007)

    Great browser!

    This latest release is very stable for me and all the new Maxthon 2.0 features are really cool & useful.

    People who complain should not forget it's still a beta, and that not all the features of Maxthon 1.5 are implemented yet. A lot of things will improve.

  458. 5 out of 5 stars
    belthurgp

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Jan 12, 2007)

    @DudeBoyz...note sure you read the title. It says "Beta". This is only for people who don't mind testing a software and not mind a crash here and there.

    Apart from that, I stopped using 1.5 almost 6 months back. This is such a good browser even in Beta...it puts firefox and IE7 to shame...

    For a beta, this has been absolute stable till now.

  459. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyGhoSoft

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Jan 12, 2007)

    I follow the development of Maxthon 2 close by. And it's developing real good. People should keep in mind that developing a program from scratch isn't an easy task.
    When i compare it to IE7 (just the shell) i think it's lightyears ahead. And it's a beta...

  460. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.1.5462 Beta 3 (Jan 12, 2007)

    I love Maxthon 1.5.x but this version 2 is just buggy junk. They are RUINING this product.

    They'll have to pry Maxthon 1.5 out of my cold, dead hands if they plan on releasing code like this...

  461. 4 out of 5 stars
    jgra

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4986 Beta 3 (Jan 4, 2007)

    Okay I was a Firefox fanboy for a while but still downloaded many other browsers, now I found maxthon, now I uninstalled firefox, minefiled beta, opera and don't really use ie7 but still left it installed nonetheless if you can tell me something that firefox, ie7, opera, avant browser, anything other browser that maxthon can't do?

  462. 5 out of 5 stars
    csb.milky

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4986 Beta 3 (Jan 3, 2007)

    Lock tab works fine, where is the problem?

  463. 1 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4986 Beta 3 (Jan 2, 2007)

    Lock tab still doesn't work, and it still has that idiotic and quirky tab behavior. I'll stay with Opera and Maxthon 1.5.9 until they fix it, and if they don't, then I'm very happy with Opera's broad customizability — from its UI to its keyboard shortcuts.

  464. 4 out of 5 stars
    utomo

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 31, 2006)

    mysoft need to listen to what user complains, but need to keep improving the products.
    otherwise people will use older version or run to alternative browser, such as IE7, mozilla, opera and others.

  465. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 27, 2006)

    I have to say I love the improved browsing. That was something I've been waiting for ages. Lets hope they keep trying to make it better.

    Here is the official changelog: http://beta.maxthon.com/changelog.htm

  466. 2 out of 5 stars
    billweh

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 26, 2006)

    They took a great product (Maxthon aka MyIE) and ruined it. After playing around with version 2 for about two weeks, I uninstalled it and reinstalled the latest version of the 1.5x product.

    Features like being able to tell it where to load the new tabs, grouping, etc are missing in the new version and the interface is very kludgy. I think they're trying to mimic the IE interface (which is one reason we run alternate shells (WE DON'T LIKE THE IE INTERFACE) .

    I hope they keep working on 1.5x as well - 2 is for the birds.

  467. 2 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 26, 2006)

    I am disappointed with this 'improvement' on a good browser.
    It used to be a nice way to run IE, tabs, groups, easy proxy usage, nice way to present RSS feeds.

    Now, looks more like a FF wannabe.

    Don't really care about ad hunters, I have Ad Muncher and nothing is close to it.

    Don't really care about magic wands. My wand is plenty magic, and I have RoboForm for form filling.

    But venture capital has killed more than one promising project. Why should this one be different?

  468. 5 out of 5 stars
    Shrekmachine

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 26, 2006)

    Version 2 is Getting better and better.
    Compared to M2 3018 (what I noticed)
    [ is working
    Proxy is working
    Autofill is working
    seems to be faster and less mem consuming.

  469. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    I agree with most who say that Maxton 2 is headed in the wrong direction if this beta is what they are aiming for.

    High (almost Firefox like) memory use
    Bloated
    Unstable

    I will not be changing my 1.5 anytime soon if this is what I have to look forward to. Its a shame really becuase I have been using this browser for years and its always made improvements

  470. 5 out of 5 stars
    cannie

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    Very good. Thanks! Excellent news for all who keep using the simple and cool Windows 98 SE, like me, in spite of the pressure against it done by its authors and the hardware makers.

  471. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    I'm assuming the performance issue is due to this being a Beta and not final. I'm expecting a RADICAL perform,ance increase when the final comes out.

    That boing said, if the author would fix the dmanably annoying "let me crash abruptly to the desktop with sites that display perfectly well with IE7" bug with 1.5x, I'd not be leaving 1.5x any time soon.

    THREE stars for a work in progress.

  472. 2 out of 5 stars
    wickedfeel

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    It's funny how easily programs forget what made them so good in the first place. PERFORMANCE! Instead everybody and their uncle thinks it's better to waste time on all these sugar coated looks and features, like microsoft does, instead of focusing on universal stability and a solid core featureset. I've got to agree with previous posters. SO FAR it's looking as though Maxthon 1.xxx is gonna be miles above 2.xxx for eternity.

  473. 2 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    Ditto to everything DudeBoyz said. Maxthon 2 sucks hard. 1.5 forever.

  474. 5 out of 5 stars
    betasun

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 24, 2006)

    everything is ok ,i like the GUI and most of the features ,ofcourse some of them doesnot work for me.ex.Modem speed in status bar .also i like the OPEN LINKS in a NEW tab option in Maxthon which is absent in the new version .keep up the good work !

  475. 5 out of 5 stars
    Vongalin

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    Excellent alternative browser. Been using this browser for a loooong time, back in the MyIE days, etc., currently running 1.5.9 and this latest beta.

    The 2.0 betas are shaping up nicely. This release is much improved over the last beta. You can also have the 1.5.9 and 2.x installed at the same time, no problem.

  476. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    With each release of this 2.x version, I'm getting more and more disappointed. When I compare this latest build to the Maxthon 1.5.x version I use every day, it just doesn't hold up.

    The redesign is becoming so foreign that it is a pain to use by comparison. The feature set is not nearly in a state ready for a Beta, imo, and the product is incredibly slow and buggy.

    It's genuinely sad to see what was a great product be ruined by a poor development path. Incredibly sad. Each version is diverging from the established path in such a way that the product is nearly unrecognizeable. Maxthon 1.5.x is fast, stable, functional, easy to configure and can be easily set to show a familiar GUI.

    If this is the future of Maxthon, I'll stick with 1.5.x as long as I possibly can, then give up on Maxthon alltogether.

    I'm going from a Fanboy to a non-fan at a fast clip.

  477. 4 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    getting better and better!
    still using 1.x but i think i'll switch soon

  478. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    Love the new UI, but still hate the quirky tab behavior. Still no lock tab like in 1.5.x, which I'll keep using. Oddly, if you're willing to do a bit of customization work with Opera 9.1, you can make it work almost exactly like Maxthon 1.5.x. The "Setup Center" is the best implementation of customizing a program I've ever seen. Every browser should just steal this — it's clear, easy to find options, lets the user customize his brains out.

    And no, I don't buy into the argument that "It's beta, don't criticize it." Betas are just that and require feedback, especially negative feedback from its users. If something isn't right or just plain blows chunks, the devs need to hear that, whether they change it, fix it, or not.

  479. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ary

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    amit_i3 you are very correct.
    Ever since I got hooked by MyIE2 I can't get used to any other browser, and I've tried them all.

    But, I must say Maxthon2, at least for now at it's beta, doesn't feel as comfortable as Maxthon.
    I have them both installed but I can't leave my Maxthon 1.x.

  480. 5 out of 5 stars
    amit_i3

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    IF U R NOT LOOKING to go with IE anyways, then what r u doin here stupid Picaflic. This browser only works with IE n thatS it.

    N if u search all over the world - tumble open any site or review - u will only come to know, that this is the BEST N I MEAN THE BBBBESTTTT IE SHELL - EVER.

    So only ppl who just dont hate ie that much + need all the most that security can ever happen when usin IE, this browser is for em. It just is able to -

    BLOCK ACTIVEX,
    BLOCK JAVASCRIPT,
    BLOCK ALL ADS,
    BLOCK FLASH ADS,
    BLOCK POPUPS,
    MOST SECURED SHELL - WITH ADDITIONAL SECURITY ADDED EVEN FOR IE WEAKNESSES.

    +++

    HAS AUTOFILL,
    BEST SKINS OUT THERE - ATLEAST 300+,
    400+ PLUGINS - GORGEOUS PLUGINS - FOR ALL THE FIREFOX-EXTENSIONS-FANS
    U WILL NEVER EVER WANNA SEE MEMORY CONSUMPTION LIKE FIREFOX
    HAS A HUGE FAN-FOLLOWING n COMMUNITY AT
    http://forum.maxthon.com/
    http://blog.maxthon.com/

    -----------
    JUST USE IT, DWD UR CHOICE SKINS FROM http://res.maxthon.com/

    GET SOME OF THE BEST PLUGINS FR
    http://res.maxthon.com/

    ENJOY --- THE MAXTHON EXPERIENCE ---

  481. 1 out of 5 stars
    PicAFlic

    Reviewing 2.0.1.4577 Beta 2 (Dec 23, 2006)

    Sux. Just like IE. It lets in back door Spyware and viruses in like crazy. Just stick with Firefox, it blocks everything automatically and you can get a lot of little plug-ins for it.

  482. 4 out of 5 stars
    Turas

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 7, 2006)

    Much further than previous beta. Almost same feeling as with 1.x but with new ie-7 features.

  483. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 4, 2006)

    How come none of these new browsers can lock a tab like they did in previous versions? I use that feature alone more than any other. PITA!

  484. 5 out of 5 stars
    belthurgp

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 2, 2006)

    People who crib should never touch beta software.

    I have been using Max2 for months now and never looked back. Yes, still many features are missing..but none that will keep you from your daily jobs...it's even got a self syncing favs..for gods sake...either keep away from beta or keep quiet...

  485. 4 out of 5 stars
    kubesa

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 2, 2006)

    Guys :

    Note: This is a pre-release version, does not represent the features of final product.

    So please be patiente, I think it is on good way.

  486. 5 out of 5 stars
    cannie

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 2, 2006)

    I have used Maxthon (MyIE2) for years, and I love it. I had problems to load this version in Windows 98 SE, but at last I could load and try it. Of course it is a beta version and must be tried as that. I'm sure that the final release will be a real masterpiece, as it happened in previous versions. Thank you, Maxthon.

  487. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 2, 2006)

    Belthurgp it's not fair to ask us to shut up when we report problems with the program. Testing is why they do prereleases.

    That said, it is still not near a finished product, lacking features and stability.

  488. 5 out of 5 stars
    AlbinoAsian

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 2, 2006)

    I always look forward to seeing these betas improve. This beta is considerably faster than the last, doesn't feel so sluggish to me. Its still got a few things coming that will make this better so be patient guys!

  489. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 1, 2006)

    Come on guys, it is still in BETA. The GUI is VERY customisable. And the reason there aren't as many features as in the 1.5.x versions is because this one has been built from the ground up. Totally new.

    Give it a break guys. I for one am liking it more and more each day! And they're developing it so fast!

    EDIT: WOW I love this new version. It keeps getting better and better for me!

  490. 3 out of 5 stars
    alohanela

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 1, 2006)

    Since Beta News does not insist on giving donations for freeware, I feel they prefer honest feedback (good or bad) on the products they publish. We can all agree that it is important for any company to be able to improve its product(s) to keep up with competition. I am ready to move up to the next Maxthon, when I feel its shortcomings have been addressed. In that sense, I feel I'm helping by pointing out my concerns. If they have a hard time convincing me (a Maxthon user), it may be much harder to attract new users. The browser war is only getting hotter.
    Please don't try to censor other's opinions. Even on the items I would not rate high, I learn much by reading contrarian opinions. This really is the wrong platform for fanaticism.

  491. 3 out of 5 stars
    Eeyan

    Reviewing 2.0.1.3018 Beta 2 (Dec 1, 2006)

    I prefer the 1.5x inteface to crappy IE7 lookalike. So its 1.5 driven by IE7 for me at this stage.

  492. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 29, 2006)

    You dont wanna download and have control over your plugins? The way you have it in Firefox??? What the hell do you think Maxthon is?? Its IE with 20 plugins, thats it. Nothing else special there, so since Firefox is more flexible and has thousands of plugins that you have control over, why would anyone use Maxthon anymore?

  493. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 29, 2006)

    Hey, Maxthon is an AWESOME app - has been since it was MyIE2. But this is the first release since 1.5.2 that doesn't bog down horribly when opening some tab groups.

    It does crash at odd times, but so did 1.5.2, and it sort of seems like they are pushing too much on the 2.x version instead of really shoring up the 1.5.x series.

    But all things considered, this update works well and actually makes IE 6 worth using for me. The built-in tab functionality is outstanding compared to Firefox, and even Mozilla's original default features, and even though the "ADD TO AD HUNTER" feature requires scripting to be on to work properly, it is still about the best thing out there to supplement IE 6, imo.

  494. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 28, 2006)

    Got two incidences of not being able to load this site (with an error message) right after upgrading. Hope that's not indicative of the stability of this release.

    FOUR stars pending confirmation.

    As to FireFox, I don't waste time on very poorly architected software projects run by obvious amateurs. The hype is undeserved as evidenced by the fact stated here that one has to hunt, peck and download the Ten Days Of Christmas and an elephant in a tutu just to get *baseline* Maxthon functionality - only to have them all break with monotonous regularity wth each subsequent release of that browser. As I said, amateurish - move on.

    EDIT:

    Still having occasional issues loading BetNews pages. This needs to be fixed. Also, IE7 compatibility is lacking - Maxthon crashes to the desktop unespectedly on sites that display perfectly in IE7 and this behavior started since IE7 was installed. A quick glance at the Maxthon forum reveals that I am not the only one experiencing this annoyance. Despite these shortcomings, the browser is still head and shoulders above the overhyped, under[powered and chaotically "engineered" Firefox (theever pervasive memory leaks in Gecko that date back to Mozilla 1.x remain tot his day and the plugin architecture management is best desbied as ill-conceived).

    Downgrading rating to FOUR stars until these issues are dealt with.

  495. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 28, 2006)

    Maxthon is a very comfotable and reliable browser. And it is safe - if you can handle it. I use only the rendering engine of IE. The rest has gone to hell, with the help of nLite.

  496. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 28, 2006)

    Oh yeah, I'm dying to download and install 17 different "extensions" to Firefox (that break every time the program is updated and that Mozilla refuses to certify) just to do what I do with Maxthon 1.5.9. Have you checked out the 2.0 version? You might want to dump Firefox for good.

  497. 3 out of 5 stars
    stopbuggingme

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 28, 2006)

    Attention Maxthon users who want to get all the same features in Firefox, get the following add-ons

    Minimize to Tray
    Morning Coffee
    Mouse Gestures
    Tabmix Plus (single window mode enabled)
    Adblock Plus
    Super Dragandgo
    Add Bookmarks here.

    Other add-ons that make things just nice are;

    Fasterfox
    Fission
    Bugmenot
    errorzilla
    forcastfox
    google preview
    splash

  498. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.5.9.30 (Nov 28, 2006)

    Those of us who prefer Firefox, should try to keep that preference out of the equation as much as we can when rating this product.

    I love Firefox, and have used it as my primary browser for years, but there are still instances when use of an IE-based browser may be forced on us (my work requires an IE-based browser, for instance), and for those times, Maxthon can be a Godsend.

    As other reviewers have observed, the IE 7 interface is horrid. Thanks to Maxthon, however, I need NEVER expose myself to it.

    4 stars for the best of all the IE front-ends.

  499. 4 out of 5 stars
    yanike

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 23, 2006)

    4 Rating

    It's still in beta people. They've come along way from the preview releases. This browser is extremely fast with IE7. Too bad I don't have IE7 anymore because it doesn't show pages right. IE6 people use Maxthon 1.5.

  500. 3 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 9, 2006)

    Tried it, back to 1.5. Tried it again, back to 1.5 again. This is less customisable and more confusing. It looks like it was made to have users use the software the way the author wants them to rather than letting the user customise it inside-out. If this is the future of Maxthon, I have two options: sticking to 1.5, or switching to Avant Browser if/when it becomes better.
    From what I've seen with the last 2 betas of Maxthon 2.0, I give it a 3.

  501. 5 out of 5 stars
    ajua

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 8, 2006)

    this new release is far more usable that the last one. finally maxthon is taking over avant browser. I prefer firefox but always installed avant for some IE pages. now im switching avant for maxthon. the new interface is nicer and has many new features that when final version comes out, will be very handy.

  502. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 8, 2006)

    Remember people, this is a preview. I'll say it again, a preview! Yes, I know it says BETA but it is a public preview.

    It's before BETA, it's before ALPHA. Which is why there are so few features. BUT! Maxthon 2.0 is going strong. From what it use to be, it has grown so much. I can't wait to see what is next.

  503. 3 out of 5 stars
    MikeDiack

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 8, 2006)

    I agree with what others are saying. I give Maxthon 1.5 a 5 but this a 3, since they've lost sight of their goals.

    - They've worked to make it look nice

    BUT

    - Have removed many previously useful features - eg ad/popup/content/active x control blocking is much less clear and straightforward than before.

    - The stupid Maxthon accounts thing is also a timewaster. The complaint that everyone had about Maxthon before (and in 1.5) is not really resolved in the way everyone expected (i.e. as per Firefox, IE, Avant Browser - where every Windows user of the application gets to keep their own settings)

  504. 1 out of 5 stars
    cannie

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 8, 2006)

    I use Maxthon at home since long ago, but this new version doesn't work. My home computer runs under Windows 98 SE and I won't buy a new muchine for as long as I can.

  505. 1 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 7, 2006)

    Update: This version is crashing all over the place. The new Maxthon actually has me preferring IE7!!! Bloodchen, Oh Magnificent Creator of Maxthon, please come back from the dark side. I have always preached Maxthon, but this variant really, really sucks.

    What happened? Did Microsoft pay off Maxthon? This version is a step backward from the Maxthon that kills all other browsers.

    I must be honest and state I have used the new version only barely. However, that is a function of it simply not being a great browser anymore, or at least in this variant. It's as if Maxthon actually thought it should compete with IE7.

    Bloodchen, Oh Powerful Creator of Maxthon, do not be led astray. Follow the path of Maxthon of lore.

  506. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 7, 2006)

    I agree with DudeBoyz below — they've removed some of Maxthon's most beloved and useful features. Why?

  507. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dreimanis

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 7, 2006)

    i actually like it! new interface is great. the way it imports bookmarks from firefox is great. built-in ad hunter is great. waiting for next versions. i like this 2nd version better than opera 9.

  508. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.1.1276 Beta 1 (Nov 7, 2006)

    I am concerned with the changes in the way they are handling GROUPS. It is totally different.

    The interface changes are also pretty unnerving. Yes, it is a preview but if those are going to stay changed, then I'm not happy with the direction it is going in.

    I use 1.5.x every day, and am a very devoted fan of Maxthon, but this 2.x thing is different.

  509. 5 out of 5 stars
    lhdal

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Nov 3, 2006)

    This is a preview. Many features are missing.
    So don't criticise anything yet.

    One of the major changes is the interface.
    It will be a modern interface with dockable toolbars, panes and etc.

    For IE engine questions, what ever IE is installed in your system, Maxthon is going to use that. It doesn't have own engine and that's what many people like about it. You don't have flaws in viewing web pages like other own-engined browsers.

  510. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Nov 1, 2006)

    @CyberDoc999
    I bet you didn't even try the browser.

    I'm glad they're keeping up with the 1.5 builds. Keep fixing those bugs! I love this browser!

  511. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 29, 2006)

    from the description: " It is based on the Internet Explorer engine which means that what works in IE". Moreover, it seems to work with version 6 and 7 as well.

    What is different from the engine , is the improved interface, which in my opinion is the best.

    Now with IE7, it is a serious competitor to Firefox, Opera, etc... (some may not agree however)

  512. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blackhole8746

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 29, 2006)

    Is it based on the IE7 engine now?

  513. 4 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 29, 2006)

    Great work....however, should edit OS: Windows All

    Previous build(not released here) did not allow creating account on win9x, this one does not even let it start up at all.

    PS hopefully win9x flamers will contain themselves.

  514. 4 out of 5 stars
    yanike

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 28, 2006)

    The best advanced browser period :)

    It's way faster than IE7 and Firefox. Ever since IE7 released the power of M2 has been incredible.

    4 rating because it's not done yet. It's definitely getting a 5 when it's done.

  515. 4 out of 5 stars
    utomo

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Maxthon has done great job.
    but they need to improve it. especially since microsoft also releasing the IE 7 with tab.
    more people will use IE 7.

    Maxthon need to improve
    - Stability. many times it is like hang, no response for long time, just showing white screen.
    - Security. Test to work in many security or cracks website. it must survive in all famous website. try to search something is aslatavista, and follow the website such as cracks.am it will install something without warning.
    - need to optimize the code so it become faster.
    and need to prepare to work better together with the IE 7

  516. 4 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Maxthon 2.0 is what 1.x should have been. In 1.x, features felt tacked on and the UI was very sloppily designed. (Example, the address bar search setup screen is a pain in the butt to get entries to store). Maxthon 2.0 has a much smoother, more robust design and feel to it. I cant wait to be able to rate this a 5 when all of the features (or a majority of them) are ported from the 1.x code base (something the dev team claims will happen before this gets RTW).

    Good job Maxthon team!

  517. 5 out of 5 stars
    AlbinoAsian

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Awesome! I've been watching the progress of this little beauty and this preview release has many improvements over the previous one.

    Its a good sign it means that the team is working hard at implementing features. No need to worry all of the 'old' features that you love are sure to added back in.

    I'm very impressed with this and have decided to use this m2 as my default browser instead of m1.5 Really starting to love this baby!!!

  518. 3 out of 5 stars
    ratpackid

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    It has a greatly improved interface, but it seems a lot slower than IE7 or Firefox 2. I look forward to the next beta to see if there are performance improvements.

  519. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    I really appreciate the effort, but it is fairly obvious that this is in development.

    Particularly, the toolbar is grossly inconsistent, with some entries having graphical icons, others not, the icons look good in some, horrible in others (like when you add Maxthon Options to the toolbar).

    Toolbar does not have an option to place TEXT UNDER ICONS like almost everything else does, which is less space efficient. Text is either to the side of the icon or non-existant. I hope they fix that soon.

    The interface is vastly different, and it is taking a long while to sift through what is different. What used to be Download Control is now Content Control, and the group management is different also.

    It's just going to take time to figure it all out, but it does seem to be very stable and usable, just very unfinished.

    I am very glad that it can install side-by-side in a different folder without goofin' up your Maxthon 1.5.x stuff. It should ease the transition.

    Please keep up the good work.

  520. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    The UI is incredible and the program has been greatly simplified. I love how they've moved the toolbar out of the way to give more screen space even when it's displayed. However, one feature that I use all the time, Lock Tab, no longer exists. Nor do tabs close like they used to, even when importing the settings. Still beta, and I've made the forum complaints, but man, don't take this away!

  521. 5 out of 5 stars
    csb.milky

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Please remember it's only a PREVIEW. A lot of features are not yet implemented (but the "new" features of Firefox 2 were in Mathon since years ^^).

  522. 5 out of 5 stars
    sn1p34

    Reviewing 2.0.1 Build 460 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Very nice, I have never liked Maxthon do to its interface, and other issues. But this update is amazing I love the new interface, and it runs perfect! Very fast, and efficient good job!

  523. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 27, 2006)

    I tried it and most of the skins and plug-in's
    do not work
    IE and friends of IE are NOT for me
    Fire Fox all the way!!!!
    Fire Fox 2.0 will be the #1 browser by this time next year!

  524. 5 out of 5 stars
    Browser12

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 26, 2006)

    Since i hate the latest version of IE7, Mainly for visual reasons, I broke down and installed both Avant and now Maxthon. Both do a nice job of adding features, Buttons, you name it. I don't understand the higher rating for Maxthon over Avant though. There both the same. One has different features verse the other, but nothing to warrent such wide difference in ratings. Either way, both are good choices to spruce up that nightmare IE7 user interface. Its now a browser war on my desktop. I have Maxthon, Seamonkey, Firefox, Avant and of course IE7.

  525. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 26, 2006)

    You can get some of that tab functionality with FF and the TabMixPlus thing, I believe.

    This latest version of Maxthon has one major problem on my two systems that I've found so far. It is DOG SLOW when opening some of my tab groups compared to the 1.5.2 build 21 version I'm using now. It just SUCKS up all the internet bandwidth too and sometimes just sits there never finishing the loading of the group.

    I mean, I LOVE this app - I use it every day like crazy, but I'm a bit annoyed when stuff like this happens. I'm also pretty annoyed at their lack of feature additions, but I do understand that they are working hard on Version 2 and are focusing mainly on bug fixes.

    So, a small step backwards for me with this particular release, but I'm still a huge, huge fan.

  526. 3 out of 5 stars
    philosopher_dog

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 25, 2006)

    Looks like an interesting browser. I just loaded the latest version. A couple of very quick thoughts on testing this. I tried using the send page by email feature. It's one of my favourite things in IE. It works, but what a huge mess the email message is. I sent a newspaper page and it throws tables all over the place. Not useable really. Then I tried the zoom feature, something IE7 has really improved in their new release. You can now zoom both text and images just by holding the cntrl key down and using your scoll button on your mouse. Works amazingly. In Maxton it didn't really work. Some pages it zoomed, others it couldn't handle it, and they shortcut keys didn't seem to work for me. I had to do the dirty business in the menus. I think this browser still has some way to go before I'd consider using it. Right now, I'm back to IE7 from Firefox. I'm finding it's rockin so far. I do have FF 2 loaded in case I'm not happy. I'll give it a 3 for a good effort.

  527. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 25, 2006)

    Tell me why other browsers like FF and Opera (and IE7) do not just copy Maxthon's tab behavior? It's so simple and easy to hit ALT+X to lock a page and have all other pages open in the background. Why is this small behavior so difficult to mimic in other browsers? I know you can spend time programming them to do so or using a plug-in/ext. to do so, but that doesn't count. If for no other reason, this is why Maxthon remains my first choice among all of them.

  528. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 25, 2006)

    It could never dethrone Firefox as my primary browser, but I need an IE-based browser for work, and Maxthon is hands-down the best among the myriad of IE front ends.

    With the Advent of IE 7, Maxthon became even more important to me, because it saves me from having to deal with that HORRIBLE new IE interface.

  529. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.5.8.120 (Oct 25, 2006)

    Every morning, I hit about 5 news sites, 5 sports sites, 4 software sites, 7 weather sites and maps, and 10 web forums. It takes about an hour with Maxthon. That nearly cuts my browsing time in half. It's worth it just for the groups feature, not to mention the security and form filling.

    The search alias feature makes search bars or visiting Google totally unnecessary. I have aliases set up for finding low gas prices (type "gas +city name" in the address bar)tracking UPS and FEDEX packages, dictionary, thesaurus, movies, Yellow Book, instantly creating Tiny URL's, reverse phone #lookup, etc. etc. I'm totally addicted to it. 9.9 out of 10!

  530. 5 out of 5 stars
    saadsaleem

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 24, 2006)

    Sorry, I tried the new browser version of 1.5.8 build 120, and now it works fine. Cheers!

  531. 4 out of 5 stars
    bugmenot

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 19, 2006)

    Well, maybe Maxthon it's ok, but previous user (amit) wrote a bunch of crap regarding the memory usage about Maxthon and Firefox!
    I dunno how he measured, but allow me to explain:
    I'm using Process Explorer from sysinternals, and having Firefox with 5 (five) open tabs and the same for Maxthon (with IE 7 - final), I'm getting these memory readings:
    APP - WORKING SET - VIRUAL SIZE
    MAXTHON - 74,040K - 196,028K
    FIREFOX - 37,496K - 89,570K
    Now, maybe it's my fault and I have to use IE 3.0 with Maxthon, open 150 tabs and use only 102Mb of ram?
    Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not 100% happy with Firefox also, that's why I'm also considdering Maxthon and IE, but let's try and stay objective...

  532. 5 out of 5 stars
    amit_i3

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 18, 2006)

    NOW THIS I AM WRITING OUT OF MY WHOLE EXPERIENCE out of atleast 6-8 browsers.
    a). FIREFOX - I have gone thru firefox for atleast 18 days - chews my system with all memory hogging.
    b). OPERA - good for memory but no customization
    c). many more smaller - like crazy browser, netadviser ....
    d) MAXTHON - GOODNESS ME! itS the biggest deal of the century !! u say memory - i have opened up 148 tabs right now n it is usin only 102 MB memory - no small cheap sites opened - all are good sites including amny download.com tabs, this fileforum one + tensports etc. + u get all u can think of in firefox or whatever - all the customizations ---

    PLUGINS - ATLEAST 400 PLUGINS
    n ALL BETTER THAN FIREFOX - ALL ABSOLTULEY WORK N NOT PERFORMANCE HINDERING AS IN FIREFOX

    SKINS - 200+ SKINS

    MOUSE GESTURES

    STOP FLASH ADS + ALL DIFFERENT ADS WITH ADHUNTER

    Big maxthon community - it will soon surpass many
    developers

    block popups automatically

    many many options

    customize status bar

    shows ip + memory + real links in status bar

    I AM A PROUD USER OF MAXTHON n HAVE BEEN USIN IT FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS - JUST LOOKOUT FOR MAXTHON v2.0 - COMING UP SOON TOO n IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO RIP OFF THE BROWSER WORLD.

    JUST TRY IT - www.maxthon.com

    Thx Guys !

  533. 3 out of 5 stars
    BlackDragon64

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 17, 2006)

    I am still using (Amend that WAS using version 1.5.6.42).
    I got rid of the stupid thing for 2 BIG reasons:
    1. Even AFTER disabling the clear memory regularly checkbox it STILL would sit there and access the HD and just stop responding for a while.
    2. Sometimes it would JUST FLAT OUT STOP RESPONDING. I would click and in the title bar it would STATE VERY CLEARLY NOT RESPONDING. And it would sometimes hang like this for a long time (>30 seconds).

    I also use Firefox, and Opera. NEITHER have ever done this kind of stupid behavior. Hell I even use straight IE6 and it doesn't even HANG.

    So, I deleted Maxthon. Everybody else seems to like it, but with this behavior I can't tolerate a piece of software especially a web browser that want to go off to la la land anytime it seems to feel like it.

  534. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 17, 2006)

    saadsaleem, the Google Toolbar issue is fixed. Try it now.

  535. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 17, 2006)

    What DudeBoyz said!

  536. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 16, 2006)

    There is simply no better shell for IE around, and in fact, I don't think I'd want to touch IE at all (except for Windows Update) if this excellent program wasn't around to make it better.

    I'm grateful that they keep developing and improving an already stable and feature rich program and that they continue to offer it for free.

    If you use IE and you haven't tried Maxthon, I honestly think you are depriving yourself of a great browsing experience.

  537. 5 out of 5 stars
    mc4ever

    Reviewing 1.5.8.116 (Oct 16, 2006)

    I have tried all the other browsers but I always come back to Maxthon. It's ease of use and speed cannot be beat.

  538. 3 out of 5 stars
    saadsaleem

    Reviewing 1.5.7.82 (Oct 6, 2006)

    Browser works fine but it doesn't work find with Google toolbar. It hangs the browser and gives strange errors after sometime. It is a must for people like me.

  539. 5 out of 5 stars
    maxwyler

    Reviewing 1.5.7.82 (Oct 1, 2006)

    Maxthon is a brilliant browser, and is very intuitive and easy to use. I liked it a lot. But I had to switch back to Firefox, due to the importance of a handful of extensions. If only Maxthon could gain a larger plug-in community to match that of Firefox, it could've won the browser wars.

  540. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.7.82 (Sep 28, 2006)

    I love the mouse trails.

    @InSuboRdiNaTioN
    Maxthon 2.0 is a preview. It is exactly that. It's before an Alpha. It's in its VERY early stages of work. So don't mock it now. Give it time.

  541. 5 out of 5 stars
    InSuboRdiNaTioN

    Reviewing 1.5.7.82 (Sep 28, 2006)

    darthbeads below link is an older build. Here is the latest:
    http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?showtopic=49873

    Maxthon is all around excellent, and much more stable than Avant. I found the 2.0 Preview slightly dissapointing, but perhaps I just didn't play around with it enough.

  542. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Sep 5, 2006)

    A beta of Maxthon2 is out:

    http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?showtopic=48970

  543. 5 out of 5 stars
    zeeZee

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jul 27, 2006)

    the best custom ie shell out there.. my favorite is the super drag and drop. i drag links on websites and they open in the background. the option to size tabs is my second favorite. no browser out there can compare. avant isn't even close to custom options. firefox is nice, no custom options. opera is the fastest, but it has to many rendering problems. i have tryed them all, over and over, switched back and forth. maxthon is it, for now, lol. GoSuRF is my second favorite.

  544. 5 out of 5 stars
    yanike

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jul 20, 2006)

    Best IE shell period :) IE7 beta 3 is impressive as well.

    I'm testing Maxthon 2 right now and it's great. I like the new look and features. By the release, I'm sure it'll be up-to-par like 1.5.6.42 and even better.

    GO Maxthon :)

  545. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 28, 2006)

    I'll never use an IE-based browser full-time, but I need one for work, and Maxthon beats all the others I've tried, including Avant.

    If a newer one comes along, I'll try it, but Maxthon remains the best of the lot for now.

  546. 4 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 24, 2006)

    I just spent a long session uninstalling Firefox. Never again! Maxthon isn't perfect, but its way ahead of that browser that was going to take over the net. You remember, the one with all the names.

  547. 5 out of 5 stars
    rip_pit

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 18, 2006)

    the best browser since i tryed a lot.
    maxthon 2.0 will be released soon with a 100% rewritd code.
    here's the french maxthon 156b42 download page : http://www.maxthon-fr.com/logitheque.php?cat=1

  548. 5 out of 5 stars
    kaikara

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    For those worried about IE 6's security problems then run Maxthon with IE7 Beta 2. I have been doing it since beta 2 came out and it runs great.

    Have Firefox and opera loaded and Maxthon is the program I use the majority fo the time. It is quick and you don't have the problems viewing some sites that you do with Firefox and Opera. For me it is the best option.

  549. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    EDIT: This version is much faster than all previous-- esp. in starting up, but also in surfing. Great job.

    Josepingo:
    You just stated Maxthon's razón de ser / existir...yet you contradictorily pan it just for that. And btw, this is way more secure than IE, w/o just eliminating common functions in order to achieve that.
    The engine type should not go into the rating, the comparison should be to all non-IE browsers that still utilize its engine: you'll find none better.

  550. 3 out of 5 stars
    josejosefo

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    It's no secret that IE has big security issues. I don't understand why someone would want to use the core of IE as a base for a "new" browser.
    The only thing that stops me from using FF 100% of the time is because some websites don't render correctly on it so I'm forced to use IE from time to time. Hope IE7 does a better job...

  551. 5 out of 5 stars
    Isys

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    "no adblock"
    does too

    "no download manager"
    they're bad for you

    "no crossplatform"
    who cares?

    Ie6....no tabs 'nuff said

    Ie7....works ok on vista, little functionality

    FF.....does'nt render my most visited sites as well as IE, ongoing problem with password manager, not bad tho.

    Maxthon...does everything I want it to.

  552. 3 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    Mobeius, I know MANY users that want their browser to act the same across various platforms and pc's. The ability to do so is a commonly used feature. Show me, how can you transfer all of your maxthon AND IE (Since the IE engine is used by maxthon) to another pc to sync up functionality. YOU CANT.

  553. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    Full changelog:

    v1.5.6 build 42 [2006-06-16]
    * Fix the bug of Address Bar height
    * Update Rss Icon for sidebar

    Love this Browser!

  554. 5 out of 5 stars
    MoebiusStreet

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    Contrary to previous "reviewer", Maxthon DOES have a built-in adblocker. And if you think you need a browser that runs on 3 O/Ses with the same configuration, you've got bigger headaches than deciding what browser to run.

  555. 1 out of 5 stars
    Mystenes

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    no adblock, no download manager, no crossplatform

    i use FF on Win/Lin/Mac, same configuration, same plugins.

    try it with maxthon.... impossible!

  556. 5 out of 5 stars
    snoecks

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    @ Lurifax: There is an easy way to uninstall Maxthon, control panel -> Software -> Maxthon (remove only).

    I like maxthon and is my number 1 browser. The interface is great, has lots of plugins, and is faster than FireFox and Opera. They also have a superb support forum.

  557. 3 out of 5 stars
    Lurifax

    Reviewing 1.5.6.42 (Jun 16, 2006)

    No "instant back" = not useful.

  558. 4 out of 5 stars
    saadsaleem

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 16, 2006)

    I don't know why my computer works fine with older version and stucks with this one after sometime????

  559. 5 out of 5 stars
    EarlyMorningHours

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    After getting really sick and tired FF, I tried Avant, Maxthon, and Opera. This is hands down the best browser I've ever used. I realize saying that risks provoking a religious war with the FF people out there, but it's true. Try it for a month and you'll never go back.

  560. 5 out of 5 stars
    templar™

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    ZenWarrior did an excellent write-up on Maxthon already. I fully agree that it is the best browser so far. FireFox comes second but not close.

    1. For those who know javascript, the Collector is extremely useful for debugging and manipulating web pages to suit your needs. Combine with Ajax and you have a very powerful surfing experience.

    2. It takes only about 10% - 25% of FireFox RAM consumption. This also makes it blazing fast.

    3. Its tab browsing feature itself is one of the best I've seen.

    4. It supports plug-ins too. I've been using a few very nifty ones.

    5. Of course it also detects RSS feeds automatically. But that's a given for any good browser nowadays.

    6. Tons of other features that you will discover along the way.

    I hope Maxthon will someday replace IE permanently.

  561. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    I have and use both Opera and Firefox in addition to Maxthon. However, hands-down Maxthon is the best browser on the market these days. There are features I am still discovering after using it for years now.

    Imagine, one guy sitting alone somewhere in China is kicking Microsoft's thousand or more people working on IE7. As I have said many times, this is one time Microsoft did not copy a product, but should have. Yep, there's nothing like being wrong about being right.

    Also, believe it or now, it is the most secure of all browsers. Look under its Options menu and you will see why. Turn on or off whatever you feel safest using. For some sites, I turn off Active X, scripts, pop-up blockers, etc, and for "safe" sites I can turn them all right back on. No restart required even. To sum and clarify, Maxthon is the most secure browser for advanced users who do not mind using their brain when sitting in front of the computer.

    Yes, it has IE's engine, but that's comparing the engine of a stock showroom car to a NASCAR. With a showroom car, you likely get seriously hurt in an auto crash, but far more times than not, you see the driver walking away from a 150 mph NASCAR crash.

    For those who do not understand Maxthon's excellent security--primarily because it takes a brain to use Maxthon--I hope the NASCAR example will illustrate why one might think twice about dismissing it simply because it uses the same engine block.

    Some Maxthon features you may not be using but should try:

    1) Simple Collector -- I threw away all but one of the many "note jotters" I've tried and use it instead. It has transparency, auto-save, save to disk, auto-close, tabs, color selection, and likely some feature I still have not uncovered.

    2) Save form data/Autofill Forms -- I threw away AI Roboform and no longer use IE's form completion or password saver. Maxthon's built-in filler works like a charm.

    3) Toolbars -- Maxthon's are far more customizable than any other browser. You can essentially put anything anywhere. No big blocks of toolbar space wasted at all. I can put items on two toolbars with Maxthon that take at least four with *any* other browser--and will still find plenty of unused space on at least one of those four bars.

    4) Super Drag & Drop -- This one will hook you. It is as revolutionary as tabs were at first. Highlight any text on a web page and drag with your mouse, a search is automatically performed with that text. And, with a search engine easily selected by you. Highlight and drag a link on the web page you are viewing, it opens in a new tab. This is one feature every browser should adopt.

  562. 5 out of 5 stars
    QBgreen

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    This is currently the best way to use IE. In my experience, the best front end available.

  563. 5 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    I'm now a firefox user, but Maxthon is my favourite front-end for IE, and I used it for several years (when it was MyIE2).

    It's easier to setup the excellent features than FF because they are built-in, but of course, less open to such a wide range of possibilities because there are not the same plugin options.

    My main reason for switching to FF is that any IE-based browser (even using IE7) renders pages slower than FF... especially on slower PCs where you notice the difference.

  564. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.6.39 (Jun 15, 2006)

    This is still the very best way to make use of IE, I reckon'. Outstanding app.

  565. 4 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Jun 2, 2006)

    Do not use Maxthon as the Default Browser. I believe because it is a plugin for IE it is why you can better leave IE as the default browser. MSNMessenger-users : When you have post, for example: 2 messages, and Maxthon is default browser it wil go to your startpage and not to your hotmail when you click on the 2 messages-link in messenger. Because Maxthon has great futures I will keep using it, but it needs improvement

  566. 5 out of 5 stars
    QBgreen

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (May 7, 2006)

    A "5" for being the best front end for IE6. Excellent built-in ad and pop-up blockers, well thought out. Who the hell cares where it originally came from!

  567. 5 out of 5 stars
    nRadeo

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 26, 2006)

    I dont like Internet Explorer, the only thing wich make him love to me is that he supports sometimes better appereance on homepages (like colouring scrollbars and so).

    But! Maxthon rocks, it extends the badass IE and make him to the queen of browsers, but ... still, the firefox browser is the king of browsers. But for lovers of IE the best choice.

  568. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 21, 2006)

    @horsecharles
    The reason why FileForum hasn't been updated is described here: http://forum.maxthon.com...w=findpost&p=256759

    There are some links in there I think that will show you to the latest version.

  569. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 21, 2006)

    @administrators
    Maxthon was build off the code of MyIE. Now, what was Firefox built off of? Man I hate fanboys! Try the browser for a good week before you decide to post.

    @horsecharles
    The reason why FileForum hasn't been updated is described here: http://forum.maxthon.com...w=findpost&p=256759

    Just wait till the next version comes out, 2.0. It's going to be awesome! Go Maxthon!

  570. 5 out of 5 stars
    eddie

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 21, 2006)

    horsecharles: If you notice, the Authors Website shows a new version is released... but if you download the file from ANY of the mirrors you will noice that they still has the old file. Apparently the author has not updated the file yet.

  571. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 20, 2006)

    Update to the update!
    Found fix for the yahooligan search stick issue. It's actually not difficult at all, just the very lack of intuitiveness about the options & as well the unclear & seemingly contradictive descriptions & directions can trap one in a maze.

    But all is good again(top rating back up)-- I can endure any minor bugs outstanding-- and Maxthon now goes back to being #1 & main browser, w/ IE as its backup, FF 2nd w/ Netscape as its backup, Opera Beta 3rd.
    I have to use many, many different sites in the course of work, here's the rationale:

    1. Maxthon's tab & session browsing is much superior to any Gecko variants'-- for the type of work I do.
    2. Too many sites are still IE. We don't need to rehash why not to use IE itself, it's been done ad nauseum, except to note that two further issues work against it:
    A. Too many of its functionalities have been removed or extensively disabled in the name of security. Some long-standing issues have either: not ever been satisfactorily fixed, or: only in the very latest service pack of the very latest OS...bottom-line: switch to another browser is required for certain sites(issues such as with xml / css, etc. necessitate a switch from an IE-type browser to one of the Geckos)-- and all this is further exacerbated by the next point:
    B. IE7-- not only being in beta & not available for other OS, but requiring websites to code up an additional version. In some ways it will be as if a totally different company worked up a browser adopted by many-- even less chance now that one single browser, whosever it may, can access all sites & interface 100% with all standards and plugins...at least it will be a long, long time in happening.

    I'm not married to any particular browser(or OS), just don't have a single one I'm able to use exclusively at all sites-- the day that animal is born is the day i will adopt it as my pet.
    End of update.

    DWBY: Thank you very much!!

    UPDATE: Buggy release: browser locks up completely at times, requiring hard task manager close-- one of those instances occurs when clicking Help/About Maxthon...

    But what's egregious: I jumped the gun re the claimed fixed search-- Yahoo is still hard-coded as default searcher, no matter what options settings one changes. Sucker me trusted their claim and got burned.

    Read our lips Maxthon: We do not wish to be forcefully stuffed up the kazoo, like the Easter Turkey, with trailer trash-quality Yahoo!!!!!!!!! And on top of that- we do not want sweet lies to be whispered in our vulnerable & trusting ears, that this can be changed in settings-- you may as well just remove search options AND just candidly announce that we collectively must obligatorily bend over and submit, without even the benefit of some Crisco or Land o' Lakes, if we wish to use the browswer!!!!!!!!!!! So ixnay the 5 rating to 1!
    End of edit.

    It's already 3 days since last update & nothing here: what's going on???!!!!

    Latest release is substantial imo because it fixes a pet peeve of mine: default search engine change from Yahoo, etc. to whatever would not stick.....

    Back to recommending this over any other browser!

    Rating: 5 to Maxthon, big 0 to BetaNews for not having latest...........Yay!! Boo!! Yay!! Boo!!

  572. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 20, 2006)

    It's already 3 days since last update & nothing here: what's going on???!!!!

    Latest release is substantial imo because it fixes a pet peeve of mine: default search engine change from Yahoo, etc. to whatever would not stick.....

    Back to recommending this over any other browser!

    Rating: 5 to Maxthon, big 0 to BetaNews for not having latest...........Yay!! Boo!! Yay!! Boo!!

  573. 3 out of 5 stars
    wlados

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 19, 2006)

    Fair, rock-solid, high performance

  574. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 19, 2006)

    After years of using it, this is still my browser of choice. Keep up the good work.

  575. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 19, 2006)

    snakefoot:

    Everyone else's security risks are unacceptable too and claims that the others don't have risks are fantasy. So what's your point?

    No Maxthon doesn't have its own rendering engine. Who cares? It uses THE industry standard rendering engine (which is patched regularly) and it gets the job done. That's all that matters. No elitist fodder, please.

    FIVE stars.

  576. 1 out of 5 stars
    administrators

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 9, 2006)

    This browser was actually built using browser-bob proffesional, so its not original.

    Secound i have IE 7 Beta 2 and it more horible than the first IE, FireFox Rules , enough said

  577. 5 out of 5 stars
    AdenCloud

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Apr 7, 2006)

    Great Browser. It has the ability to switch to Gecko Engine as well.

    It looks great with the "Bypass Litetium" skin.

  578. 4 out of 5 stars
    mr_mr_007

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Mar 24, 2006)

    It should get 3 point because it works with IE and it kan get Virus eazy. But if you have a good Virus protection on your computer Maxthon almoust pefect. Becouse you kan make it to work beter it gets 4 not 3.

  579. 5 out of 5 stars
    photonboy

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Mar 23, 2006)

    An EXTENSIVE and recent review rated Maxthon number 1 compared to IE7, Firefox and Opera.

    Is this a final battle in the Browser Wars?
    Will IE7 bring back the deserters who left for Firefox once Vista's 2007 release happens?

    I've Beta tested IE7 and the new operating system Vista. IE7 actually looks a little better in Vista with its cool new graphics.

    I've been a die-hard Firefox fan for quite some time but I still find web pages where I need to switch back to Internet Explorer. No big deal, especially if you use the plugin to open IE with your current page.

    All things considered, I expect I'll eventually swing back to IE7 when I buy Vista in 2007 (it's been delayed) mainly because it is tied into other applications that I use. The bottom line is that if IE7 can do everything that I want then I'll use it because I only want to use ONE BROWSER.

    But after reading the review I tried the little known Maxthon and for now, Maxthon impresses me.

    review link (page 18 of 18)
    http://internetweek.cmp....d=179101486&pgno=18

  580. 5 out of 5 stars
    wognum

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Mar 12, 2006)

    love it!

  581. 5 out of 5 stars
    TheBeastH6

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Feb 17, 2006)

    As a longtime user of Maxthon, I'd recommend it to the user that wants to keep it simple with an IE-based browser. Not necessarily the most secure thing on the planet, but good at keeping out ads and cookies as someone like me would see fit. The program itself is nothing on memory, but, naturally, it has its bulk on the appendaged processes it runs to utilize the 'net.

    It's not Gecko engine, but for those who are decently careful on the world wide web, you're not in any grave danger for taking up an IE upgrade. :)

  582. 5 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Feb 15, 2006)

    Maxthon is great.

    Also to Insubord, you probably already know, but go to Options...Maxthon Options...Tab...New Tab, then put a check next to "Middle mouse button click on links."

  583. 4 out of 5 stars
    RoSmecher

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Feb 1, 2006)

    great browser, uses little amount of resources, runs smooth on most sites, best part about it is that it runs on IE engine so everything works from the beginning (media players, flash). Also i think security is over rated, people that don't use this browser just because it uses IE engine doesn't make sense, because in fact it runs faster then firefox, loads faster, and in my experience even uses less resources.

    can't wait for Maxthon 2.0 expected to be released in February.

  584. 5 out of 5 stars
    InSuboRdiNaTioN

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Jan 13, 2006)

    After using Avant Browser for the past 2 years, I finally got sick of all the minor bugs and inaccurate popup blocker, so I made the switch. I loved Avant, but I've made the switch to Maxthon and haven't looked back. The popup blocker is top notch, and relatively bug-free. It's highly customizable and does just about everything I want it to do. My only quirk is that the middle mouse button (clicking the mouse wheel) isn't set up to open a link in a new window, like it is in Avant.

  585. 3 out of 5 stars
    snakefoot

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Dec 29, 2005)

    Maxthon does NOT have its own HTML-rendering engine. Instead, it uses the Internet Explorer engine to render HTML. For this reason, it has all the security weaknesses of IE. Maxthon is cool, but the security risks are unacceptable.

  586. 3 out of 5 stars
    snakefoot

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Dec 29, 2005)

    Maxthon does NOT have its own HTML-rendering engine. Instead, it uses the Internet Explorer engine to render HTML. For this reason, it has all the security weaknesses of IE. Maxthon is cool, but the security risks are unacceptable.

  587. 5 out of 5 stars
    RoSmecher

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Dec 28, 2005)

    simply amazing!

  588. 5 out of 5 stars
    cap737

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Dec 28, 2005)

    I have to admit, this program is pretty cool. I tried to stay clear of IE and stuff like Maxthon and MyIE and used firefox. I love firefox but the memory thing is sometimes too much, but the plug-ins make up for it.

    For this program I give it a five because of it's embedded features, most notably the Ad blockers. Pages load faster because the bandwidth isn't hogged loading ad scripts. Very nice. Tabbed browsing and utilites bar are a nice plus as well. Try it and see how you like it!

  589. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 1.5.2.21 (Dec 27, 2005)

    I have been using this for the last couple of weeks as I've found Firefox's memory usage to be unacceptable (usually between 50-100 MB). Maxthon on the other hand averages around the 4 MB mark.

    Custom search engines can be added, auto refresh tabs, RSS support, re-opens tabs you were viewing if it crashes, a good ad blocker plus many other tools.

    Once you delve into all of its features I'm sure you'll find it a more than adequate browser.

  590. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 18, 2005)

    This is a good, solid release. Much smaller and faster than FireFox because it utilizes existing system files. This release fixes some minor bugs that weren't really that bad. I like Maxthon mainly because it is so configurable. If you like very powerful features, it will give them to you. Like a simple, spartan GUI? You can have it. Like plugins? No? You can have it either way. How about security? You can make it like a tank, or make it wide open if you have good AV and firewall programs. If you choose, it's just as secure as any browser out there. It's very easy to configure the popup manager, and very easy to erase your tracks automatically or with a click.

  591. 5 out of 5 stars
    hadv

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 18, 2005)

    I love MYIE2 or Maxthon Now, & Forever! So many functions, so comfortable & nice interface!
    Be No 1 plz!

  592. 3 out of 5 stars
    ibod

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 18, 2005)

    that's not all the memory it uses, Numbnuts.
    try parts of explorer and other services too.

    good browser though

  593. 5 out of 5 stars
    yanike

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 18, 2005)

    I changed my mind about Opera and Avant when this version came out. This is a very solid program. Cheers to Maxthon!!!

  594. 5 out of 5 stars
    agapecpus

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 18, 2005)

    - Firefox freezes and uses too much memory
    - Tried Opera but just didn't like it
    This is the most solid browser (enhancement) I have used with the least memory use and most features. Have used since MyIE2 and it even looks like Microsoft has taken notice.

  595. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    @ horsecharles

    Lower memory and resource usage? It's the best browser at keeping it low in my experience!

    Right now I have 10 tabs open. 7 plugins which load when the page loads. Guess how much mb it is using? *checks* 5mb (EDIT: whoops just dropped down to 3mb)! Yes Maxthon is using 5mb of memory.

    Though I wish this build had stayed in testing for a bit longer. It still fixes an annoying bug which I reported.

  596. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    Still the best alternative interface for IE, even though it is not as lean and stable as when it was called MyIE 2. Sometimes can be a bit sluggish when you have more than about 15 tabs in a group, or thereabouts, at least on my XP and 98 SE machines. Still no group sorting (a long-standing feature request), but for what it does, it does pretty well.

  597. 5 out of 5 stars
    TheBeastH6

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    I've been using Maxthon for a good year and half, from the times of MyIE2 through the latest builds. It is, indeed, the best of anything based on an Internet Explorer engine. And I like it--my net is use is fully compatible with what I'm using and I find it safe and efficient.

  598. 4 out of 5 stars
    orizng

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    JEd. IeTab extension for firefox allow u to open IE in firefox's tab. Did u try it?
    For Maxthon, i do not understand why, as a IE shell, it take so much RAM?

  599. 4 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    Coupla small complaints: buggy favorites, once in a while multiple tab browsing gets quirky, & don't know if possible, but would like to see less memory/resource usage.

  600. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    I'd never like it well enough to replace FireFox with it, but for those times when IE MUST be used, which for me is a few times a week for work purposes, Maxthon makes IE bearable.

    I rate it as highly as I'd ever rate an IE-based browser. There're many---maybe even too many---IE front-ends, but this one continues to be the best of the lot.

  601. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    Maxthon is superb. As much as it does, I seem to find some neat new feature every couple of months. (The latest is its auto-save/fill forms feature. And I wholeheartedly agree about its URL drag-and-drop for using the web. I cannot count the number of times I've cursed aloud when suddenly faced with that missing using someone else's computer. Yes, that magical feature alone almost makes Maxthon worth it.

    Yes, I think bloodchen could improve its visual first impression, but get beyond that and one has the most customizable out-of-the-box browser available. I have only two plug-ins installed and have far more features than Firefox offers with several [sometimes/often problematic, conflicting, nonworking, or out-of-date] plug-ins. And with the most customizable menu bars, bar none, I get on three bars what takes no less than five in either Opera or Firefox.

    Productivity-wise, Maxthon is the most efficient and productive browser option I've found. And if that is defined by some as plug-in support, that is slowly increasing. Pluck support is already offered. And now that Maxthon has Microsoft's de facto "unofficial" support, that may well accelerate plug-in compatibility.

  602. 5 out of 5 stars
    SirMango

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    I agree with bernis.
    Plugin integration is minimal in Maxthon. However, this browser is superb without them (it had most things you would need). I never use any plugins, because, like firefox, it slows the browser down. I really like it's popup and content blocker (very easy to use and fast) and the drag and drop feature for fast surfing. In the end, I would use this instead of IE, Firefox and Opera because of that drag and drop feature!!

  603. 5 out of 5 stars
    Shrekmachine

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    I'm using it for years now. Getting better and better all the time. Amazing

  604. 4 out of 5 stars
    lordnaastik

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    A very good IE based browser.

  605. 5 out of 5 stars
    EarlyMorningHours

    Reviewing 1.5.1.39 (Dec 17, 2005)

    Frustrated with IE I turned to Firefox. After six months of that I couldn't take it anymore and decided to give Maxthon a shot. It's been about 6 months that I've been using Maxthon now and I could never give it up. I think the way Maxthon appears by default is kind of lousy and that may turn some people off who couldn't be bothered to customize it to their liking. If people took the time to figure out some of the features and customization options offered by Maxthon, I'm sure it's usage would go way up.

  606. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Nov 14, 2005)

    Totally agree w/ modder*. If you have to have an IE front end for compatibility purposes, this is the best-- you won't suffer IE's usual vulnerabilities & you won't lose functionalities in exchange for tighter security.
    To compare it vs non-IE-front end browsers is comparing apples to oranges. Anyhow, i rate it the equal of Opera, FF, Netscape-- they each have strengths & weaknesses, & none beats all others in all/most categories.

  607. 4 out of 5 stars
    bernis

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Nov 9, 2005)

    I stopped using maxthon after 2 years mainly because lack of integration with various useful plugins (google toolbar, google desktop).

    I switched to firefox though I don't like it that much and it's still quite unstable ... but with growing number of useful extensions it's just getting better than maxthon in my opinion. It also got recognized by Google so now even before mentioned plugins work in firefox (but not in Maxthon).

    "Plugins" for Maxthon are not really plugins ...

  608. 4 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 6, 2005)

    quote modderx/maniac: "Firefox APPEARS faster, but it really isnt, the only thing it does better faster than IE is PAGE RENDERING TIME, which will be completely compromized once IE7 comes public."

    Surely for anyone who browses a lot, page rendering is +the+ most important thing? I certainly don't download huge amounts of big files with my browser - that what's P2Ps for :-) And anyway, raw downloads are much more down to internet connection speed than what browser you're using.

    As for IE7 - as I've said, when I tested the beta it was a lot faster rendering than IE6 - but it was still slower than FF. I have to admit I'm only using a (highly tweaked) Tualatin celeron 1.2ghz PC, so I'm not sure if IE shells perform better with faster hardware....

    Is this becoming off topic? lol

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not an IE hater (well at least not the core - I used Maxthon for years and agree it's great) or open source fanatic.

    For those who want the same kind of functionality in FF that you get in Maxthon, here's some plugins I use for FF:

    Tab Mix
    Super Drag And Go (lol)
    Add Bookamrk Here

    I don't think all this FF hating or IE core hating is really productive... at least as Maxthon/Avant/other IE shell users or FF/Opera/other users, we can all agree that anyone that sticks with that M$ abomination of a shell is a prize prune... *chuckle*

    PS: Aegis69: what RAMdisk app do you recommend? I havn't used one of those since my Atari ST days! Forgot about them in the PC world, but with the amount of spare RAM we all have these days it sounds like a great idea!

  609. 4 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 6, 2005)

    Maxton makes IE semi-useable and sorta-safe. But its a hack of IE make no mistake. On that note it does launch quick and renders quite fast, however if you want real speed out of your browser try aiming the cache at a ramdisk, that will speed up any browser regardless.

    This program is still good, but its marginal at best because of the flaky IE platform its based upon.

    Update: Superspeed and Cenatek make good ram disks, I think some of them are even free for up to 20 megs or so which is fine because a browser disk cache of than 20 megs on a high speed connection is kinda useless. Check out the freeware ones here; http://aumha.org/freeware/mfram.php

    The other advantages of moving a browsers cache to ram disk are, less hard drive accessing of millions of little files from web sites, which will extend your HD life. And less disk fragmentation, not like 99% of people out there ever do a defrag anyways...

    I do not believe there is a realy good Ram Disk solution for PC at the moment, back in the Amiga days I had one that dynamically allocated ram as you needed it, so I copy copy things into the ram disk till all my free ram was gone if I wanted to, but if I had nothing in there it would not use any. I do not think anyone has made such a beast for PC. But it sure would be handy, you could setup your TMP and TEMP envioronments to a dynamic ram disk, unpacking files would be incredibly fast, Photoshop would be as well. Anyhow, I can keep dreaming I guess.

  610. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 6, 2005)

    I've been using Maxthon (MyIE) for years, and I still think that it's the best browser available. I use FF for testing my websites for compatibility, but it just can't compare to Maxthon for functionality, security, or speed. FF is a fine browser, but it's not the best browser, IMO.

  611. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 5, 2005)

    Are these NIGHTLY BUILDS instead of actual betas?

    If so, shouldn't they only put BETA's up?

    Based on this "build", Maxthon seems to be working fine still, with just a few extra bugs thrown into the mix.

    Going back to the last stable release seems to fix those for me.

  612. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 5, 2005)

    What I love about Maxthon is that it does what you tell it to do, no more, no less. Firefox can no longer claim security since it's hacked every week, nor does its extensions work with every update. With Maxthon, you just plugin and browse, and you're not wasting your day trying to part-and-piece together a workable browser.

  613. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 5, 2005)

    Sure, underneath it all its Internet Explorer, but with the patching it provides; this browser is ACTUALLY more secure than Firefox, and doesnt require tons of half-assed plugins like Firefart does.

    Best IE front-end next to Avant. i'm still comparing the two in overall quality, this is so far in the lead for stability, addblocking, but Avant actually speeds up page-rendering time, but has been known to cause unicode issues.

    THE COLD HARD FACTS. By default, n00bs, Firefox is no faster than Internet Explorer 6. both can be modified to reach incredible speeds, but I digress....Firefox APPEARS faster, but it really isnt, the only thing it does better faster than IE is PAGE RENDERING TIME, which will be completely compromized once IE7 comes public.
    Firefox actually downloads SLOWER than IE, since it doesnt access the networking aspects of Windows on a core level as well as IE does.

    Firefox has nothing on this.

  614. 4 out of 5 stars
    xpose

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 95 (Oct 5, 2005)

    I agree with matt2971. Maxthon is a great addition to have a more powerful IE. However, it is simply not as fast as Firefox that does the same things. ( i have a 2.6gz athlon 64 with a gig of ram) I have just switched less than a week ago. Not because I am an open source nutjob but rather, it REALLY is that much faster. If you make the switch you will see.

    Dont give up looking for extensions and plugins to make FF act like maxthon. They are all there, you just have to look. In about two days I have everything I could want and them some (greasemonkey extension). Give it a try !

  615. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 4, 2005)

    Trying to be as fair as possible, I stopped using Maxthon completely for just over one full month in favor of Firefox and Opera. As the month progressed, I found myself using FF much more than Opera, although Opera has some nice features. However, I never found either to function as well as Maxthon across different web sites. I also greatly missed many of Maxthon's features. I don't know how many times I forgot and attempted to drag an URL on some web page thinking it would automatically open in a new tab. Not! The need for countless plug-ins with either FF or Opera to function as well as Maxthon invariably presented compatibility problems. The solution offered by both communities was to do without the plug-ins--and lose functionality. Opera occupied far too much screen real estate. Everything that I can fit on two toolbars in Maxthon took *five* toolbars in Opera. It took three toolbars in FF. However, the very worst thing astounded me. After years of using either I.E. or Maxthon and not once finding malware on my computer, I scanned after using FF one day and there it was!!! Yes, malware with FF! Needless to say, I trust Maxthon now, and certainly not FF. Opera just never really felt right. I stated in Opera forums that there seemed some significant usability issues. Needless to say I was crucified. Neither FF nor Opera handles tabs as well as Maxthon. Neither offers the level of real-time control over individual web sites that Maxthon does. In many instances, it's either global or nothing--or a pain in the butt. All of this is not to say Maxthon is perfect, but it is indeed the best browser out there. I will admit, however, there are a few things Maxthon could learn from each. And before you go off, let me ask if you've thrown away either FF or Opera for a full month to truly give Maxthon a run through its paces? Do so and you may well be very surprised. Far different from what many FF and Opera users seem to think, Maxthon is much more than mere window dressing for I.E. It's what Microsoft should be building as their next browser. With Maxthon, the future is already here.

  616. 4 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 4, 2005)

    I used maxthon for years (well, MYIE2) and agree it's a great replacement for the crappy IE shell with the stability of the IE backend.

    However, I've changed to Firefox for one reason alone - page rendering speed.

    I agree, it's a pain in the a** that I had to take mountains of time and trouble finding the right combo of plugins to match Maxthon's features - most of which +should+ be standard in FF, but it's worth it for the speed benefit if you're a quick browser..

    In every test I did FF beat page rendering of IE/Maxthon or IE straight by a long way - and that's even against the IE7 beta (which is quite a bit quicker than using it with IE6).

    Four stars for a great IE shell - and if you're looking for a quick and easy fix to IE without hassle of looking for extras - then Maxthon's your best bet :-)

  617. 5 out of 5 stars
    templar™

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 4, 2005)

    TO: rijp
    There is no need to get racist here. But I do agree that Maxthon rocks!!! :)

    TO: SamiChang
    I'm using both Maxthon & FireFox. I can tell u that although FireFox is a great browser, Maxthon is better for normal surfing. But if u cant live without tons of plugins, then FireFox is the best. Maxthon's plugins are limited and not very useful.

    Maxthon takes up like a quarter to a third amount of RAM that FireFox requires. In my line of work, this is very important because my browser is running like 80% of the time.

    Maxthon is also (much) more stable than FireFox.

  618. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 4, 2005)

    I am not sure what is the difference between build 53 and build 90 but either way, I give this browser five stars. Trully outstanding.

  619. 5 out of 5 stars
    wat0114

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 3, 2005)

    rijp probably needs to lighten up a little on the negative reviewers, but I can understand his frustration. People have to realize the developers of Maxthon do not pretend that it's a non-IE based browser, such as FF and Opera; It's based on the IE engine and they fully admit it! The review should be based on how well it performs its basic functions as a web browser, along with its inherint feature set. As a browser, it's outstanding. The speed is first-rate - probably faster than even Opera. It renders pages beautifully and doesn't ever seem to freeze, such as FF will sometimes do. The features such as tabbed browsing, skins, Ad Hunter, RSS Feed and Mouse gestures places it amongst the most feature packed browsers available. Worried about security? Well then, get yourself good antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware software and learn how to use it. Furthermore, use common sense - if you have it - while you surf.

  620. 5 out of 5 stars
    rijp

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 3, 2005)

    Why are people so ignorate? WTF is with that comment? you give it a 1, because you THINK Firefox is better? Maxthon is not a Mozilla application its an IE variant. Its a very good tabbed browser with support for many download managers, and its very stable, I even registered it and donated to the author. I use this browser daily.

    Firefox sucks. Mozilla is crap. SamiChang is total dork. Can we block IP addresses from Korea, China, Taiwan, and France please? Those people need to step in front of my car one day . . . . .

  621. 1 out of 5 stars
    SamiChang

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 3, 2005)

    Well if Maxthon was the best then FireFox and Opera can only be better!

    "Firefox sucks. Mozilla is crap. SamiChang is total dork"

    rijp: then you are a completely ignorant idiot, everything in your life is a sad f**k so are you?

    "Its a very good tabbed browser with support for many download managers, and its very stable"
    SO is Firefox and Opera!!
    Maxthon is a just an imitation!
    rijp:btw I am a Finn! and why should they block the IP from Korea, China, Taiwan, and France?

    still the same nonsense... RAM RAM RAM :\ RAM usage is not the only way to determine whether a product is good or not! No one can really tell where is Maxthon better than other browsers? Prove it with real details!
    a list of Opera's features http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/
    a list of Firefox's features http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
    a list of browser speed comparisons http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html

  622. 5 out of 5 stars
    tp

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 3, 2005)

    maxthon is the best

  623. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zoroaster

    Reviewing 1.5 Build 90 (Oct 3, 2005)

    @dwby
    ALL systems are vulnerable, there is no such thing as a SuperSystem or SuperEngine as there is no Superman. Seems obvious, still history is against IE as future is against FF or any other engine. To *every* security measure there is a counter-measure, as there is good and evil, ying and yang. Of course there are different levels in security as always, but having no problem is just a moment in time, like sunshine before rain. So, let us never forget or neglect our umbrellas, neither believe we are in greater safery here or there. Perhaps the future of computing is in lucidity rather than in more or less hysterical fan clubs and sometimes members, which neither one here is. Of course.

  624. 4 out of 5 stars
    SamppaX

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 3, 2005)

    Some Good Features... Not bad...

  625. 3 out of 5 stars
    mdew

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 3, 2005)

    kashin, firefox can be as big or plain as you want, not everyone *needs* a feature-full browser. Anyways, Maxthon is nice for IE frontend, once Microsoft upgrades the IE engine it will be a worthy competitor to the other browsers.

  626. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 2, 2005)

    Best IE-frontend, period.

  627. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZombieREA

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 2, 2005)

    1. This's UnReleased Site. It's mean some download from this site you can't found on Offical Site.
    2. And now Maxthon Offical Site release 1.5 build 90.
    I have just updated last night 10.01.2005

  628. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    No official build or install version of Maxthon contains spyware or adware, please do not spread false informations!

  629. 4 out of 5 stars
    Kramy

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    Interesting browser. Lot better than IE, but I still prefer Firefox over this, since I can completely get rid of tabs with it(hate those things), and my main computer no longer has IE installed anyway. :P

    240mb Win2k on HD! :D

    Firefox is the browser that comes closest to how I want things customized. The only thing I would have liked better is the ability to move the "Adblock" word up to the bookmarks toolbar. For the 85% of people relying on IE though, this is a good thing.

  630. 5 out of 5 stars
    kashin

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    SamiChang are you kidding me?! I've been using this browser for years and it does not have *any* adware or spyware. There are some optional add-ons, which you may or may not want to install, but that is all. Since you spent so much time talking about Firefox, I will return the favour. Firefox would be a great browser, but it's just too vanilla for my taste. I want a feature rich browser that does everything I need, and that's why I use Maxthon. After spending three days trying to get Firefox to behave the way I want, I simply gave up on it.

    I am very particular about how I want my browser configured. I don't want to edit text files, toolbars, hidden configuration menus, and intall a bunch of plugins and crappy skins to find out a new version of Firefox is out and all those things are broken! It's ridiculous, confusing and a waste of my time.

    So stop trying to besmirch the name of this amazing program. If you want to recommend Firefox or some other browser, that's fine. Simply state that you tried Maxthon and did not like it and then recommed what else people should try. Quit making up BS stories about adware/spyware, because you're only making yourself look stupid.

  631. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    After reading I must put my two cents in. I have written here before and said Maxthon and Opera were the two browsers I use.
    Nothing has changed, they still are the two fastest, feature rich browsers out there. I load others including Firefox periodically and test them and come right back to the same two.
    I have never experienced any spyware, adware, nor any other problems with Maxthon.
    The only problem I have had is the fact I am disabled and cannot afford to send in a donation. I have turned many people on to Maxthon so I hope my word of mouth has helped some.

  632. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    People like SamiChang are not reviewing Maxthon. They are Firefox fanboys, and no matter how great Maxthon would be, they will rate it low.

    The fact is, Maxthon is a great browser shell. It turns IE into a safer, more convenient, more powerful, and highly featured browser. Group handling is better than all other web browsers. Page rendering is fast, and nearly 100%. While I certainly like Firefox, about 1 or 2 pages out of 10 render incorrectly. Maxthon has no spyware. It does have some optional partner software that you can choose to use or not. This is a great build. Very stable so far, and has a couple of good updates. I give it a 4.5/5.

  633. 5 out of 5 stars
    lotsamosi

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    The abxtoolbar detection is a false positive. I have used Maxthon/MYIE for a couple of years and have never had any spyware from it.

  634. 4 out of 5 stars
    lab-techie

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    Seems to work ok. I didn't realize that this had some form of Adware or Spyware embedded in it. I'll have to look into that. Although the author's site doesn't say that it doesn't contain any. Unforunately, a lot of free programs do contain adware to help pay for the program. I guess there's a trade-off there.

    I use Firefox too, but there are some sites won't work correctly unless you use a browser that utilizes the IE browser engine. Maxthon is probably safer than IE.

  635. 1 out of 5 stars
    SamiChang

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    Cr@p :/ Who would like to use a damn browser that came with spyware in it when there are such many other excellent broswers like FireFox and Opera? here is the log of eTrust PestPatrol: 10/1/2005-12:18:09 , Detected , abxtoolbar , Browser Helper Object , Key "hkey_current_user \software\maxthon" , -1
    Opera is FREE now!
    For Blaxima: " it is still the best browser. EVERY site opens unlike firefox. Its far more customizable, its faster and best of all its offered in a zip form and with the built in updater (which is recognizing the latest core engine) you never have to recustomize it after every new release like in FF and its stupid plugins" dude are you drunk or something talking about browser speed ? Either Firefox or Opera can blow the crap out of Maxthon. don't even need to mention of the customization in FireFox and Opera.Opera has got million of fully customizable skins so does FireFox? Let's talk about security, Maxthon itself comes with damn spyware,and weird features like Privacy Protection; AD Hunter; wtf it is? does it hunt all the ADs to your browser? FF and Opera both has tabbed browsing, and Opera has extremly useful and customizable mouse gestures, pretty much nothing new in Maxthon than just a imitation of Firefox and Opera. and one more thing is that how come you said FF has stupid pluggings ? have you even used of them? the plugging from FF aren't spywares like it came with Maxthon.
    Download the Opera browser http://www.opera.com/
    Download the FireFox http://www.mozilla.org/p...irefox/products/firefox/

    Blaxmia READ this before you talk http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/

    "And have you ever looked how much Opera needs memory for 20 tabs open at the same time? I don't like that at all, too much.
    And Firefox uses more memory than Maxthon too."

    kebabi: I don't spend time on watching how much RAM do my browsers use than get my works done and surf, why can't people stop whining RAM? RAM usage is not the only way to determine whether a product is good or not! RAM usage is a factor in speed and system responsiveness when multitasking! and RAM are rather cheap nowaday so get 2GB for a standard, and the cache setting in Opera is adjustable! So what was your point kebabi? it doesn't mean it's a good browser when it uses less RAM,security is one of the most important thing alright? so would you like Maxthon to loads more spyware on your pc than using more of RAM? and wtf is stardard version and combo version? it's noting more than a imitation!

    lmao only Combo version contains spyware, do I even need to mention more? None of Firefox and Opera's version contains spyware?(btw FF and Opera don't provide any stupid Combo or standard verion) Maxthon talks about security while even their own products contains spyware!

    bobad: did u know that i am not only a Firefox fanboy I am also a Opera fanboy! and so what if i am a FireFox and Opera fanboy! i support such great piece of softwares like Firefox and Opera not this Maxthon cr@p! try yourself Firefox or Opera! either of them will blow the Maxthon cr@p out of your head!(btw i have tested Maxthon, even though there is nothing to test about this imitation-ware, so don't say i wasn't reveiwing this software)

  636. 5 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Oct 1, 2005)

    Now official site shows 1.5 build 90, but I did update through Maxthon and I have build 83.
    So there is three different builds of Maxthon now... 53, 83 & 90.
    But FileForum's Standard isn't yet updated to 1.5.
    About the program:
    Have been used few years already (it was MyIE2 back then) and I have never thought about changing my browser.
    This is fast, light, very customizable and it shows every site properly (thanks to IE core).

    EDIT: "Cr@p :/ Who would like to use a damn browser that came with spyware in it when there are such many other excellent broswers like FireFox and Opera? here is the log of eTrust PestPatrol: 10/1/2005-12:18:09 , Detected , abxtoolbar , Browser Helper Object , Key "hkey_current_user \software\maxthon" , -1"
    - Only Combo version has spyware, use standard version.
    "Opera is FREE now!"
    - So is Maxthon, always have been.
    "Let's talk about security, Maxton itself comes with damn spyware,and weird features like Privacy Protection; AD Hunter; wtf it is? does it hunt all the ADs to your browser?"
    - No, it hunts them off, and it works great.
    "FF and Opera both has tabbed browsing, and Opera has extremly useful and customizable mouse gestures"
    - So does Maxthon.
    "the plugging from FF aren't spywares like it came with Maxton."
    - Once again, use standard version.

    And have you ever looked how much Opera needs memory for 20 tabs open at the same time? I don't like that at all, too much.
    And Firefox uses more memory than Maxthon too.

  637. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    This version is real. I just installed it. Help->About=1.5.0 (Build 53). This version takes over the links in MSN Messenger and Outlook Express. So if you click on a link in MSN Messenger such as checking your hotmail, Maxthon opens up. Of course, it asks you if you want it as a default browser. There is also a new Start pages, very useful. It lists the ten most frequently visited web sites so you can just click for the web site to be loaded in a new tab. There is also some bug fixes. Go here and read: http://forum.maxthon.com...p;st=0&#entry170747

    I love the new features. Maxthon is what IE should have been. I would rank it 10 if there was an option.

  638. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    Heres an obvious FF lover who is speaking out of predjudice. Maxthon/MYIE DOES not have spyware. Neglected to respond to the comment I made about the 20% of web pages that will not load in FF. Cant read the simple fact that you must download newer plugins each time FF is updated cuz all the customizing you've done wont work on newer builds. I have tested them all and beleive me the IE engine is the most compatible for surfing and Maxthon adds extra protection and customizing abilities and the ability to work with MSN messenger is finally here. Haters are all the same. They talk sh8 about windows vulnerabilties but OSX has them too just like FF does.
    Best tabbed browsers are
    1)Maxthon(only one offered in ansi.zip)=5*
    2)Opera =4.5*
    3)Avast =3.5*
    4)FF =3.5*
    of course like everything there is always room for imrovement.

  639. 5 out of 5 stars
    templar™

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    TO: SamiChang

    PLS TRY THIS VERSION OF MAXTHON B4 COMMENTING ABOUT IT. NO SPYWARE.

    Anyway, this has been my favourite browser for some time. Highly recommended. It takes up only a third (or less) amount of RAM that Firefox requires. :)

  640. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    http://forum.maxthon.com...dex.php?showtopic=27216

    They are talking about on the forum.

  641. 5 out of 5 stars
    ranasrule

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    whats the guy below talkin about ?

  642. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    Build 90 is out now.

  643. 4 out of 5 stars
    Iria

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    My opinion of this browswer is great, but this release? There's no standard version, no autoupdate either, and the people on the forums at Maxthon are mystified as well. Is this real?

  644. 5 out of 5 stars
    KenH

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    I have been using this great browser for years, but I am hesitant to install this version as there is no mention of it on the Maxthon site or it's forum. Also, it's unlike Maxthon to jump from 1.3.3 to 1.50. I may be paranoid, but that's my feel. Just be careful!

  645. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zoroaster

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    When a dedicated forum doesn't even know what's going round with their own software, it's not a drama: it's hilarious!
    All I know is it's a problem between Australia, China and Poland: who's who?! Gosh, I've never laughed as much in a decade!

  646. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.5.0 Build 53 (Sep 30, 2005)

    Very good app, but I would like to see a changelog for this 1.5 release vs the latest stable release.

    Not yet sure of the RSS implementation, some odd link sorting bugs seem to crop up for me.

  647. 5 out of 5 stars
    XNeo```

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Sep 23, 2005)

    If there is more then 5 stars to give to this browser i would give it 100. till now this browser is the best! i advise u all people to try it!

  648. 3 out of 5 stars
    asaenz

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Sep 22, 2005)

    Would give a higher rating if it wasn't crashing once or twice a week on my system.

  649. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blackhole8746

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 21, 2005)

    By such a great browser I am driven speechless, so much perfection, so much envy of perfection of the IE engine...

  650. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 20, 2005)

    @maraskus
    IEs rendering engine is safer than Firefoxs.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/...lick_online/4145612.stm

    Another great update to a great browser.

  651. 5 out of 5 stars
    DUNSEL

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 13, 2005)

    Download this new version (1.3.3-build 50, STANDARD) and try this experiment. Open 30 tabs; not heavy scripting sites but regular old HTML pages. Check the resource usage in task manager, after it finishes loading completely. Then try those same 30 sites in Opera; and again, check resource use in Task manager. Then, get firefox, add to it all the extension needed to come close to Maxthon's features. Open the same 30 tabs, check resource use.

    Maxthon will use anywhere from 1/10th to 1/3rd the resources of the other 2. This guy is a brilliant programmer. He must be destroying variables left and right, the moment they're not actively being used.

    He also patches vulnerabilities weeks before MS does.

  652. 5 out of 5 stars
    littlebits

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 6, 2005)

    After using this browser, I ditched Firefox altogether. I got tired of Firefox crashing all the time. It may not be as secure as Firefox, but it is much more functional and doesn't crash. I love the options to delete your temperatory Internet Files, Cookies, and History etc. when you close the browser. Also completely compatible with Microsoft Updates and microsoft programs like Hotmail. I love the Ad Hunter that blocks online ads without having to use your Hosts file and slowing down your browsing. Has many nine looking skins, a built in Proxy switcher, and an Active X blocker. Not to mention the tabbed browsing and popup blocker. Sorry Firefox just doesn't complete with this browser.

  653. 3 out of 5 stars
    maraskus

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 5, 2005)

    it's very good but........it's MS IExplorer , and all yours security black holes, sorry , Mozilla (not FireFox that too slow, Mozilla 1.7.0.11) it's the best in all security , speed and versatility , and the great great browser that i use for 3 years is OPERA.

  654. 5 out of 5 stars
    DUNSEL

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 4, 2005)

    Blown away by the new release. I've used this browser since it was MyIE2, and through all the incarnations of Maxthon, but this latest is a marvel. How the heck Chen (the author) managed to have this browser using an avg. of 12mb of ram with 30 tabs open, is quite beyond me.

    This is particularly important to me because my work pc is slow and ancient, yet my job requires many sites be open in tabs, at once. This browser allows the machine to function almost like a real PC should. Never crashes, every feature known to man and computer, and now the most economical memory usage of any tabbed browser around. Stunning piece of programming.

  655. 2 out of 5 stars
    Benco

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 3, 2005)

    And about the IE rendering engine ? nothing to say ?

  656. 5 out of 5 stars
    five

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 3, 2005)

    This is still the best browser there is. much better the iexplorer or firefox! also best pop-up blocker!

  657. 5 out of 5 stars
    l_p_4_7

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 3, 2005)

    I recently tried this after many years of using IE. I also briefly tried FF before and hated it as there are far too little features.
    Maxthon on the other hand has loads!

    One thing that has disappointed me about Maxthon though, is the fact that I have discovered several bad bugs. For instance, sometimes for no reason, all of the saved search engine settings (google, yahoo etc.) get erased and you have to imput them back in again. I searched the forums and found this is a well known bug, and has been for months but nothing has been done to correct it!

    However, apart from a couple of niggling bugs, I really like Maxthon.. superb!

  658. 4 out of 5 stars
    compugeek32

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 2, 2005)

    Great browser with everything except I get an "UNABLE TO SAVE CONFIG" error when closing it after running it under a Limted User Account[LUA]. I'll stick with Firefox until that is fixed.

    How aboout a 4 for for effort end everything else it has to offer

  659. 1 out of 5 stars
    Mystenes

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 2, 2005)

    i've tried it and... i'm dissapointed,

    i will stay with FF/opera

  660. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 2, 2005)

    TOP browser. Try it and you won't be dissapointed.

    Also if you miss the FF-like search bar, there are two plugins available that work exactly like the FF one and better. Search as you type, the text gets highlighted. You can also have the highlighted text flashing like red and yellow background for example, plus you can customize the colors. You can position their dialog boxes on the same spot as the FF searchbar and they will stick there.

    Maxthon has excellent tab management, you can drag/reposition tabs. Very good memory management. The RSS feeder works very well, you have it as part of the side bar. Super drag&drop is awesome. Drag links across the page and have the associated sites opened in another tab. Highlight a non-clickable URL and drag it, the URL will load in a new tab. Select some text and drag it, the text will be searched on the default search engine. Too many useful features. This browser is the best! Only a true MS hater would rank this browser low. It is a fact!! This browser beats FF in so many areas!!

  661. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 2, 2005)

    Beats the crap out of Firefox. Maxthon is fantastic in every way.

  662. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 2, 2005)

    The best. Uses even less resources now! This will be great for my Mums computer (766).

    Podcasts work perfectly! Good job Bloodchen! Keep it up!

    EDIT: This just keeps getting better and better! Way better than Firefox!

  663. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    It's absolutely no threat whatsoever to unseat FireFox as my primary browser, but for those times when IE must be used, which for me means a few times a week for work purposes, it adds features that make IE tolerable.

    It now does that better than Avant does, in my opinion.

    That's as much as I could reasonably ask of any IE frontend. If and when you HAVE to use IE, this seems to be the best way to do so.

    I still think the name change was almost absurdly pretentious, but I can't bring myself to dock points just for that.

  664. 5 out of 5 stars
    wat0114

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    I wouldn't say it beats the crap out of FF, but it certainly gives it a run for it's money. Because it is based on the IE engine you will get more cookies than when using FF. As for more serious vulnerabilities, I'm not sure of that. But it is based on IE's engine, so one would have to think Maxthon may have more security holes. However, all that aside, I still feel this an outstanding browser. It seems to load pages vey quickly, low on system resources, and a host of very slick features. I'm surfing with Maxthon and Firefox about 50-50 each, just to get a feel for which one seems the best. It's very close. They're both excellent browsers and certainly at the top of the class.

  665. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    Beats the crap out of Firefox. Maxthon is and always has been nothing less than fantastic.

  666. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Aug 1, 2005)

    The best of the best. If there was an option for 10 stars, I would rank this browser 10 stars.

  667. 5 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    I've tried them all, and this is the best browser imo, just beating firefox because of the extra features. It's only bad point against Firefox was that it had slower rendering of the pages because of the dated IE6 engine at it's core. However, after this release I've just installed the IE7 Beta1 as advised below, and the speed is now top too.

    I love Firefox, and the fact that people are still trying to make free viable alternatives to the all-powerful M$ atrocity of a browser, but it annoys me when people ignore Maxthon and Avant just because it uses an IE core. This interface is the best.

    So kids, just add on the free local http proxy Proxomitron (http://www.spamblocked.com/proxomitron/) to remove all pops, adverts and annoyances from every web page, and you've got teh perfect package... IE7, Maxthon and Proxomitron.

  668. 5 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    Very stable, much features. Its one of the BEST browsers available!

  669. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    I've become a Maxthon fanboy. I admit it.

    For me, it makes IE 6 the type of browser it should have been all along, for the most part.

    The tabbed browsing, the groups, the ad blocking, the ability to toggle on and off scripting and flash animations with a couple of clicks, mouse gestures, etc. have just made things totally productive for me.

    It's like Firefox with the Tabbrowser extension, plus a bunch more stuff thrown in, and it is still a relatively small download.

    On both Win 98 SE and XP it seems very fast to me, very stable too. I thought MyIE 2 was da bomb, but Maxthon has emerged as a more robust upgrade of that software and I'm very glad it is out and it is free.

    I think it compares very, very well to just about every other browser and browser shell out there, and that plus all of the above is why I think it deserves a 5 rating.

  670. 5 out of 5 stars
    sn1p34

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    I agree this is a awesome browser, and I'm currently beta testing IE7 and they work perfectly together, other then the phis-hing feature added to IE. IE now is much faster at rendering now! much faster then Firefox, and Maxathon makes it even faster. My browser of choice is still Avant, but Maxathon is the next best for me anyways.

  671. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    great stuff, only reason I still use firefox, is I like the way firefox handles saving password/usernames.

  672. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.3.3 (Aug 1, 2005)

    The best Internet-Explorer frontend available.

    The only thing that Firefox and/or Opera have over this in any way is page rendering time.

    Which will change once Maxthon is able to patch IE 7. People that think Firefox is better than this because it seems "slower" need to get their head's examined. Few people understand the difference between actual page loading vs. page rendering.

    In this case, Firefox doesnt download any faster than Maxthon/IE, only renders. Then you have to consider that Firefox is not as secure as IE patched with Maxthon, and there are still many compatibility issues with unicode in Firefox. Or code in general..

    5 out of 5, I'm glad they fixed the error message issue, it got pretty annoying. And this uses a few megs less ram than the previous version, as the update promised of course.

  673. 5 out of 5 stars
    wat0114

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jul 21, 2005)

    Hmmm...I quite like this browser. So far, just a very slight notch below Firefox (only because it's based on IE's engine), but still a worthy competitor. Far better than Opera. Holy cripe! What is it that people see in Opera? Anyways, I digress. Maxthon loads quickly, has a nice, clean interface and runs activex when needed. No problems rendering pages either. The options are quite plentiful and useful as well, especially the Add Hunter feature. Less resource hungry than Firefox. Seems to be buggy with the quick close buttons and one or two other minor quirks. But those are about the only issues I see with it so far. Very nice.

  674. 5 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jul 4, 2005)

    This is one of the few IE based browsers not mentioned in Panda's security warning which included Avant, Wichio, and SlimBrowser. I like it's flexability.

  675. 5 out of 5 stars
    kooer

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jul 3, 2005)

    This is the best!Really amazing browser.
    Fast,Professional and Free.

    I love it!

  676. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 28, 2005)

    I use this alongside opera on one pc and the other its along side firefox .

    i agree about some sites not showing up and this is needed for the time being ..

    this and avant are the only ie based browsers i will go near ..

  677. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 16, 2005)

    I switch between Maxthon and Opera and am quite satisfied. Had trouble establishing Google as default search, search bar will not activate from enter key. Toolbars slip frequently even though they are locked. These have just shown up in last one or two builds. Still a five, though.

  678. 5 out of 5 stars
    reets

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 13, 2005)

    I am a Firefox user but there are some sites that only work in IE while @ work. This is an awesome product and would recommend it to replace IE. Microsoft should take some notes from this product.

  679. 5 out of 5 stars
    petgamer

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 11, 2005)

    This program is amazing. You can make it look almost exactly like IE.. except it has tabs. I love this program.. there's so many things you can do with it. And for the ones that don't like the Internet Explorer engine because of security, you can even use the gecko engine. Best of all, this program is free and has no ads! This program even uses less memory than Firefox does. I absolutely love it.

  680. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blackhole8746

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 9, 2005)

    The best browser out there! although IE based I think it's even better than FireFox!! I love this browser, cheers to USA and its great software...
    B|ackho|e™

  681. 4 out of 5 stars
    RoSmecher

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jun 8, 2005)

    yup, the best browser around, until IE 7 comes up with pop-ups. Really i find that Maxthon's anti-pop up engine is not as good as IE's and Maxthon has a lot of features which most people probably don't use, all I want from IE is tabs and that is what Maxthon gives. Unfortunatly when IE 7 comes out with tabs and perhaps groups then a lot of people will move from Maxthon, so I guess Maxthon better do something while it still has a large audience.

  682. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (May 31, 2005)

    Along with NetCaptor, the best browser around. Period.

  683. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (May 31, 2005)

    Along with NetCaptor, the best browser around. Period.

  684. 5 out of 5 stars
    mfarmilo

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (May 31, 2005)

    Very nice browser. But - why did I get Ver 1.2.5 when I clicked the link to download 1.3.1 ? Same thing happened last week with the new Ad-aware - it gave me the old version.

  685. 5 out of 5 stars
    dudearama

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (May 31, 2005)

    Absolutely amazing browser! I keep trying out all the others out there but keep falling back to Maxthon. The feature set is just too impressive. The only plugin that is really needed is easy finder since IE's internal search sucks. With this plugin however it's completely painless.

    And those worried about security, you can use the gecko rendering engine (yes the one used by Mozilla and Firefox) as well! All you need is to install the Mozilla ActiveX Control (you can google it) and then in the Maxthon menus goto File->New Tab->Use Gecko Engine. Restart Maxthon and you're using the same engine as Firefox! Maxthon is just too good.

  686. 5 out of 5 stars
    rich0

    Reviewing 1.2.5 (May 11, 2005)

    Love the functionality, perfect browser if you still like IE6 that *tiny* bit more than Firefox for its GUI/functionality. My default browser within 10 minutes.

  687. 4 out of 5 stars
    wingo

    Reviewing 1.2.5 (May 5, 2005)

    yes its good to know that this is a handy shell for IE nothing more nothing less. but i'd rather have it this way than the ancient IE way.

    i used opera as my default browser since +3.x somthing and stopped using it before it got "less" opera, that beeing v6.

    nowadays i stick to firefox with a few helpful plugins and more and more with maxathon combo.

    unless opera shapes up i won't take it, and sertainly not with ads.

    re: princeofpentacles

    well can you onestly say that you pay for +30USD for an adfree opera then?.

  688. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.2.5 (May 5, 2005)

    This build did not want to load correctly for some reason. Still a 5, though.

  689. 5 out of 5 stars
    Isys

    Reviewing 1.2.5 (May 5, 2005)

    I've used Maxthon as my default browser for a couple of years now. I've also used most of the current crop of alternative browsers (currently Netscape 8 for the rare occasions when Maxthon renders a site incorrectly). I've never had a problem with Maxthon or a security issue, nor do I believe IE is the only browser with those problems . Maxthon is what IE should have become a long time ago and while I think Firefox is a great browser, Maxthon is just as good if not better.

  690. 3 out of 5 stars
    Gopal Singh

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (May 5, 2005)

    it has a tab features which can be customized.

  691. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (May 4, 2005)

    opera was the worst crap ever..i just my first attempt to use it and it crashed lmFao..firefox was great until it started acting g** after recent updates...gonna give this IE shell a try out..i'll edit post later ;)

    -edit- so far so good..i like alot of the same options in firefox, i could get used to this..hmm...not bad at all :)

  692. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tanya Tara

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (May 4, 2005)

    It didn't take long to become maxthon my default browser.

  693. 1 out of 5 stars
    princeofpentacles

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (May 1, 2005)

    this is as good as internet explorer,if you want to load spywares and viruses go for this , else try opera.maxthon is not as secure as it claims to be,its just a shell over internet explorer, remember.go for opera today.

  694. 3 out of 5 stars
    boogeyman

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (May 1, 2005)

    I like it much, its fast, but sometimes i got problems with loggin in at some sites.
    and iam not sure if it is safe, cos it runs on the IE engine. but its better then the real IE.

  695. 4 out of 5 stars
    utomo

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 27, 2005)

    They need to add:
    1. Right click, save this frame as.
    2. Need to be more stable.
    3. try to be able to work with other tab, meanwhile busy (saveing/ working with one tab)

  696. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 24, 2005)

    Opera sucks . Maybe if it was able to load a page fully id use it but it seems to not be able to perform basic functions .. o well .

    After the recent overload of firefox security fixes and lack of bug fixes ... i have come back to maxthon and i am comfy .. good browser .

  697. 4 out of 5 stars
    zjuga

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 24, 2005)

    Good ... very good

  698. 1 out of 5 stars
    betabetabeta

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 22, 2005)

    IE sucks...IE based browsers also suck (though I appreciate the effort on the UI)...go and use Opera.

  699. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 22, 2005)

    Maxthon is the best IE browser shell by far. You can fiddle with Firefox for 2 or 3 days to get this level of functionality, or just install Maxthon and be done with it. It will take Firefox a year or 2 to become as polished, user-friendly, and functional as Maxthon. I have nothing against Firefox, I just happen to find Maxthon more useful at this point in time.

  700. 4 out of 5 stars
    Klusternisse

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 22, 2005)

    this is just a shell to IE with some features that are included in most browsers nowadays.

    use firefox for more security browsing

    i rate this one 4/5

  701. 4 out of 5 stars
    Klusternisse

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 22, 2005)

    this is just a shell to IE with some features that are included in most browsers nowadays.

    use firefox for more security browsing

    i rate this one 4/5

  702. 5 out of 5 stars
    Win98crash

    Reviewing 1.2.4 (Apr 22, 2005)

    Been using this since the MyIE2 days and it gets better all the time. Tabbed browsing, Groups, Super Drag&Drop, customizable toolbar and tons of options are key features for me. Simply awesome!!

  703. 5 out of 5 stars
    thedukeofprunes

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 18, 2005)

    Ignore the "donationware" comment. This browser is totally freeware. You can uncheck the box that says "Show at startup" for the reminder to go away. This is a minor inconvenience for a great browser with frequent updates and improvements nearly every month (and lots of good plugins). Try it.

  704. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 15, 2005)

    to those who believe in non IE-based browsers: since IE is installed on each Windows system you may come in trouble even when you don´t use IE - as you can read in the latest MS-security bulletin. With Maxthon you can handle things easily.

  705. 4 out of 5 stars
    The-Who

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 14, 2005)

    many wonderful features, but what y there isn't any Windows Users support? y does a user that it's not an admin can't use this prog easily? y there isn't separated home page & definitions for each user? it's time to solve this annoying issue.

  706. 5 out of 5 stars
    georgeyklee

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 14, 2005)

    v1.2.3 (build 52) [2005-04-14]

    * Fixed could not login gmail in some case problem.
    * Speed up closing speed.
    * Improved browsing kernel.

  707. 3 out of 5 stars
    Squire72

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 14, 2005)

    Getting better... but it's still using a crippled rendering engine. Maybe it'll improve with IE7.

  708. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 14, 2005)

    Solid, fast, programmable, and loaded with features no one else comes close to. But with its reminders, it's more donationware than freeware.

  709. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.2.3 (Apr 14, 2005)

    Solid, fast, programmable, and loaded with features no one else comes close to. But with its reminders, it's more donationware than freeware.

  710. 5 out of 5 stars
    danniboi

    Reviewing 1.2.2 (Apr 8, 2005)

    WOW !!!

    Maxthon just gets better and better with every released. Their developer is always on the offensive in countering possible security issues and improvements to and already superb browser.

    I love Maxthon !!!!!!!

  711. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aaroniekins

    Reviewing 1.2.2 (Apr 8, 2005)

    this is great..has firefox features with the compatibility of IE's engine
    im still usin FX but maxthon is my ie shell of choice

  712. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.2.2 (Apr 8, 2005)

    The best browser out there! Keeps getting better and better. Today I found out a new feature. And I have been using this browser since the betas!

  713. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 7, 2005)

    httpd.confused... You have confused me (imagine that).

    "Powerful, Secure and FREE!" is usually a good thing...

    Why the 1 rating... have you actually tried Maxthon for more than an hour?

    I notice you going around posting low ratings for many freeware apps... complaining that they're only receiving good ratings because they're freeware.

    Would you care to explain your rating?
    Logically?

  714. 5 out of 5 stars
    Asa Asher

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 7, 2005)

    Great browser for novices as well as geeks!

  715. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jackrussel

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 7, 2005)

    Its the BEst!!

  716. 1 out of 5 stars
    httpd.confused

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 4, 2005)

    "Powerful, Secure and FREE!"

    Funny, that.

  717. 4 out of 5 stars
    Sangeetha Varma

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 4, 2005)

    The pop-up blocker, groups and the tabbed view are just two of the features. The options are unending

  718. 5 out of 5 stars
    JohnEric

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Apr 1, 2005)

    If you dont like Firefox, but want the features it offers, then Maxthon is for you

  719. 5 out of 5 stars
    Arnold Appolo

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 29, 2005)

    I dont want to comment about other browswers over here at all i haven't used any except the IE and Maxthon is way better than IE and i completely enjoy all the features that if offers. Good work Maxthon!

  720. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tom Thomas

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 28, 2005)

    Maxthon has good features and the rendering is also very good compared to what Opera was.

  721. 5 out of 5 stars
    Liza Donald

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 28, 2005)

    Maxthon according to me is the very best browser even better than Firefox

  722. 4 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 26, 2005)

    Even though the search bar still sucks, Maxthon beats Firefox by a mile.

    Avant is still the king.

  723. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 25, 2005)

    I've been using Maxthon for years now and it still is THE BEST way to surf the net. No need for plug-ins because it come out of the box with everything you need for fast and safe use. Highly customizable and updates are easy with out the loss of your previous configuration, unlike in Fire Fox where plug-ins and themes are useless until they are updated too. Best of all it comes in a zip version so it wont be installing files in places you don't want them ala Fire Fox. Don't believe the hype with FF, Maxthon is your best bet. I highly recommend it

  724. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 25, 2005)

    If only Firefox had half of Maxthon's features. A fantastic browser by any measure.

  725. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 25, 2005)

    If only Firefox had half of Maxthon's features. A fantastic browser by any measure.

  726. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.2.1 (Mar 25, 2005)

    Maxthon gets better and better. Though it uses the engine of IE you can browse quite safe with it - and it brings a lot of comfort.

  727. 5 out of 5 stars
    Maya Mayon

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 23, 2005)

    Tabbed browsing!! and very stable!!

  728. 5 out of 5 stars
    Stella Crow

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 21, 2005)

    Finally a relief from IE, its a great browser much much faster than IE and many more features.

  729. 5 out of 5 stars
    csb.milky

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 11, 2005)

    Great browser, very fast and tons of cool features.

  730. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 2, 2005)

    I have been using this since the old days of myie2 ..

    It has never given me problems and has some great plugins . really nice skins too .

    cant complain . it never failed me .

  731. 5 out of 5 stars
    hannisen

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 2, 2005)

    Maxthon has been my choice of browser for some time now. I have tried pretty much all the browser alternatives, and shells, out there, but nothing beats Maxthon.

    I highly recommend Maxthon to anyone, especially if you are an advanced user.

  732. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Mar 1, 2005)

    mmm Finally I switch from CrazyBrowser,, I tried most of the freeware and the shareware browsers, I got stuck to CrazyBrowser becuase it does the job and it's not bloated.

    Now Maxthon got a lot of features in addition to smaller memorey usage.
    I give it straight 5.

    Just for the record Mozilla and Opera are both excellent browsers, but IE engine still reneder most sites better(not faster).

    B.R.

  733. 5 out of 5 stars
    martboonen

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 27, 2005)

    Best out of all browsers and browser-shells!
    definitly.

  734. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 27, 2005)

    The best of its kind.

  735. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    I just used the internal updater which is very convienant. The new RSS sidebar is a cool addition. There are also hundreds of plugins to choose from on the plugin page: http://maxthon.tarapages.com/

    Between FireFox and Maxthon I find myself using Maxthon more. They are both GREAT browsers !!!!!

  736. 5 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    Screw firefox and opera, i've used both and they can't beat Maxthon (Previous MyIE2)

    Never had trouble with security issues and never will, firefox is really in such a hype but when i convince people to just give maxthon a shot (and i show them all the usefull features) because firefox is just a hype, they do get convinced and choose maxthon over firefox/opera anyday..

  737. 1 out of 5 stars
    punkesito

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    use opera or firefox more secure fast and stable

  738. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    Absolutely awesome. The RSS reader is an incredible new feature, and moves Firefox down a notch as my #1 preferred browser.

  739. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    The way a browser should be ...its perfect.Keep it free and it a l ways be the best.

  740. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ziad270

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    My main browser for many years.

    I tried Firefox..one Month...trying to do everything i can do with Maxthon...

    And After one month...it go back to Maxthon.
    With Firefox I was almost able to do eveything like in Maxthon (execpt "socks Proxy"..) but...
    even if i prefer AdKiller in Firefox, Favorites managing in Firefox.

    I globally prefer Maxthon
    (No Plugin to download...better with Symbol Commander, load Faster...)...Can be launched from an USB Key keeping all parameters...

    Ziad O'Hanlon

  741. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.2.000 (Feb 26, 2005)

    As a long time user of MyIE2/Maxthon, I have to say that it keeps getting better and better. With its popup/ad blocker and features only improving, this is still the IE shell for me. The new RSS feed reader is nice to have as well.

  742. 3 out of 5 stars
    freex

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Feb 24, 2005)

    Ok, overall if I had no prior experience with firefox and the 2 plug-ins I use then this browser would rock. Problem is the plug-ins site is poorly designed. There has been no real planning behind this browser. Secondly it has some time to go before this (BHO) becomes usefull. Thirdly anytime an application Llamas your browser up, well, its time to move on. I'll give this progie a 3 because for the nubie, and the intermediate it will rock.

    Dont get me wrong firefox, mozilla, opera, and every other browser has serious problems. As a matter of fact every browser has the same weakness except this one. There engins have design flaws. This is not a browser, it is a BHO or shell application. When they design there own browser engine, that can support "IE" code and "BHO Objects" then this can be considered a player in the browser field untill then its just another NeoPlanet, waiting to die.

    I'll leave off with this, conceptualize, redesign, rebuild, and get coding already. If you want to make a browser then make a browser not just a new paint job.

  743. 5 out of 5 stars
    danniboi

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Feb 6, 2005)

    Maxthon is by far the best browser out there and it IS the most secure IE based shell out there, always has been and always will be. This software is continuously updated with additional features and more importantly they are features we all use and find handy.

    This browser is so clean on set up and easy to use that your grandparents could use it if you know what i mean. There's no searching for extensions like other browsers make users waste their time on and everything is easily accessible threw it's Maxthon options menu.

    * 100's of Plugins for all kinds of neat stuff.
    http://maxthon.tarapages.com/
    * 100's of skins for everyone
    http://www.skinnable.com/maxthon/
    * The best forum you'll ever be involved with, period. Post a question and it'll be responded by many knowledgeable Maxthon users that been involved since the beginning.
    http://forum.maxthon.com/forum/index.php

    Tabs in Maxthon are completely perfected with so many option available by simply right clicking on them.

    I recommend this software to everyone and anyone and haven't had a negative feed back from everyone that gave it a try, there still loving everything it offers.

  744. 3 out of 5 stars
    AntMR

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Feb 2, 2005)

    Too buggy - definitely has stability issues over time; doesn't work with google toolbar - WTF?

  745. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 31, 2005)

    I have been a dedicated and hardcore user of MyIE 2 and was really bummed when they renamed the product, and even more uptight when the releases of Maxthon seemed to be noticeably less stable and efficient. I kept going back to MyIE 2 every time. Until this particular version, that is.

    Version 1.1.120 seems to have FINALLY gotten things right enough for me to be satisfied. Doesn't stay in memory any more after you close, doesn't crash when I toggle Flash on and off (great feature, by the way) and seems pretty darn speedy compared to early releases.

    One thing I do like is that over on their forums, they seem pretty willing to listen to concerns and suggestions. I've seen them include a ton of things posted on the forums in the final product, which seems rare these days.

    Yes, I wish it was still a 700k download, but all things considered, this thing looks headed in the right direction and I use it every single day to browse forums and stuff.

    The tabbed browsing is outstanding. I have it setup so I do like a "View new posts" thing on a forum, and that is in the first tab. It lists all the new messages there. I have Maxthon setup to use the Middle-Click button on my mouse to open a link in a new window (you can do Shift-Click I think too). That new tab becomes active, I read and reply or what not and when I close that tab, the master list is still right there and becomes active again. It makes forum participation about as easy as I could imagine it being.

    To get this kind of functionality in Mozilla, you got to get that TabBrowser Extension, which is fine I guess, but I'd rather have this.

    By the way, I set the program to NO SKIN so I can have tabs that actually look like tabs. :)

  746. 5 out of 5 stars
    zelot

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 26, 2005)

    I have been using Maxthon (and its compadriate MyIE2) for over 2 years now and have never had a problem.

    Maxthon is such an advance in web browsing technonogy, from its tabbed interface to its intuitive plugin system.

    Although based around the core of IE it stands head and shoulders over IE in many ways. Maxthon handles favorites, history and many other standard IE uses much better.

    From a Web Developer/designers point of view its standard 'VIEW SOURCE' plugin is undeniable. This allows to see not only the 'front' page of html code but also nested and back end sources, this is invaluable.

    If you are a hard core designer, or general web surfer, this is the browser for you!

  747. 5 out of 5 stars
    mancheeba

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 20, 2005)

    The fact that you don't have to waste time installing plugins or tweaks makes this the best hands down. So it uses IE's core, big deal. With a firewall and antivirus running like it will make much of a difference. I think the most addictive feature is the slight drag of a link to open ina new window. Scale it back, customise it, and don't waste your time with Firefox, Opera nor Netscape. Why, you'll be back to this in 2 days anyway. Brilliant

  748. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 15, 2005)

    L4zy1, no... Maxthon/MyIE2 is not spyware.
    It uses it's own system to deal with Favorites links. What your reading is part of the "tooltip" that pops up in the Favorite's menu when you hover over a link.
    Internet Explorer has it's own way of counting "visited" times.
    Right click on a link in IE and choose "properities"... you'll see IE's "visited" times in the dialog box that pops up.

    Maxthon just makes it easier to see how many times you've visited the site...

  749. 4 out of 5 stars
    L4zy1

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 15, 2005)

    Is Maxthon SPYWARE?
    I had to edit one of the shortcuts in the favorites menu, so I droped it onto notepad
    and this is what's in there

    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.betanews.com/
    Modified=305124AB4CD5C20134
    [MyIE2]
    VisitTimes=22

    as you can see it is counting the number of visits for each shortcut in the favorites folder.

  750. 4 out of 5 stars
    brotherS

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 12, 2005)

    It's great, but since it's based on IE... 4/5

  751. 4 out of 5 stars
    brotherS

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 12, 2005)

    It's great, but since it's based on IE... 4/5

  752. 5 out of 5 stars
    tp

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 9, 2005)

    ive used every maxthon/myie2 release for about a year now and love it.. new releases have been a little problematic for me lately though.. i just had an issue with 1.1.120 where it started crashing when i clicked on bookmarks.. reinstall fixed it so far but also have had problems with the googlebar lately..

  753. 5 out of 5 stars
    danniboi

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 9, 2005)

    by far the best browser out there. this update makes this fast, stable browser even faster.

    BTW - FireFox is looking more like Maxthon now-a-days. you really should look at both browsers history before posting that comment, especially when trying to sound as if you now something.

  754. 5 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 9, 2005)

    This is so great, 2 newest updates are very good.
    Now you can see the site's icon again and the browser starts now very quick.
    Still need some wokr on it, though.
    I would give 4.5 but there is not that, so I give 5.

  755. 5 out of 5 stars
    cool_guy

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 9, 2005)

    Simply the best of the best.

    cyberia, you might have corrupted system files. Maxthon never ever crashes over here. I am on XP Pro by the way.

  756. 5 out of 5 stars
    kashin

    Reviewing 1.1.120 (Jan 9, 2005)

    I love Maxthon as well as MyIE2, I think they're the best tabbed wrappers for the IE engine. Maxthon adds many, many features that other wrappers simply can't match. I tried Avant Browser (which is another example) and I didn't care for it. I suppose it's all just personal preference. Also, I tried Firefox and I think it's an excellent browser. However, it's very vanilla out of the box (ie. you really don't get very many features) and even after digging through dozens of crash-prone plugins, I still wasn't able to get all the features I have with Maxthon. Anyway, try all three and decide for yourself, but my vote goes to Maxthon =)

  757. 5 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 5, 2005)

    not perfect, but getting better

  758. 3 out of 5 stars
    kiwibank

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 4, 2005)

    is it my imagination or is maxthon starting to look more like firefox as every day goes by?????

  759. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zyxyx

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 4, 2005)

    Not so bad...
    I prefer Avant...
    And of course... FireFox !
    No comparison (with some extentions).

  760. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 4, 2005)

    Nothing compares. Who the hell is Firefox?!

  761. 5 out of 5 stars
    byronb3247

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 3, 2005)

    Still can not get google toolbar to plugin. This is the best brouser out...

  762. 5 out of 5 stars
    Eeyan

    Reviewing 1.1.115 (Jan 3, 2005)

    Simply - its simply the best (browser)

  763. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 17, 2004)

    All I can do is echo what I've read. Will continue to look at all browser technology as I always have but at this moment Maxthon and Opera give me all the tools I need.

  764. 5 out of 5 stars
    andy03

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 9, 2004)

    great front end for IE... it gets better in every build

  765. 5 out of 5 stars
    QBgreen

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    "5" because it's the best IE shell that I've used, and I 've used all ( and I do mean ALL) of them. When you have to (or for some strange reason want to) use IE, this is how to do it.

  766. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    Simply fantastic and customizable in every respect!

  767. 5 out of 5 stars
    adamdawg

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    Love it. A few bugs here and there, but nothing too bad.

    Very fast, stable and full of USEFUL features.

  768. 4 out of 5 stars
    Yochanan

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    I use Maxthon at work instead of IE. Tabbed browsing is better than having seven IE windows open. It seems to be more stable with each build.

    rijp,

    It's true Firefox doesn't work with ActiveX, it's not meant to. I would use it at work, but one of my systems uses ActiveX, and Firefox doesn't work with it. However, AI Roboform has had a version for Firefox for quite some time now, I use it. There is also a Yahoo! Toolbar plugin, as well as hundreds of other plugins for it. You just haven't bothered learning about it. I bet I could mark off your laundry list in a paragraph flat.

  769. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    I've had NO problem with stability since Maxthon went gold. The early alpha and beta were crash prone but the official release version have been very stable on two machines.

    I find Maxthon to be the very best browser even beating the geek lauded FireFox.

  770. 2 out of 5 stars
    cyberia

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    I've been using MyIE2 since it hit the streets. Great and stable. Every version of Maxthon has crashed on my 'puter, so until a version comes out with "more stable" listed in the changes, I'm sticking with MyIE2.

    But, of course, YMMV.

  771. 5 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    don't ruin my conspiracy theory addiction dammit! ;-)

  772. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    Very happy with this browser - it's everything Firefox should have been. In terms of the Gecko engine, why bother? This one renders faster by default using the IE core. I'm not one of the trendy elitists bashing MS for security flaws that generally don't amount to a hill of beans - these guys took their very serviceable engine, weaved a more advanced interface around it and turned out a best of breed product that's second to none. Best of all, they didn't whine any trite excuses for not supporting de facto 'Net standards - they just got on with the job.

  773. 4 out of 5 stars
    rijp

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    Petot, you are right. IE has some limitations, but I have a whole list of problems with Mozilla/Firefox, which is why I continue to use IE. For one roboform attaches itself to IE. Every tried visiting an activeX page with Firefox.. no can do. Functionality isn't there. There is an entire laundry list of things I can put, but I don't have all day. I have my reasons why I can't use Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox family. I can't use yahoo toolbars, add-ins, features aren't the same, etc etc etc..

    IE is not perfect, but I would rather be functional and have my features, than have a really great browser with no support. I actually prefer Avant myself..

  774. 3 out of 5 stars
    petiot

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    no doubt, this is a good IE "plug in". However if i had to choose ... sorry, if i was forced to use a IE based browser i'd go for avant (hence the 3 rating), which is i think better. But in anyway, firefox is way better in evry ways, and more flexible because of the potentially illimited plugins that can be written for it. I reaaly dont understand people who stick with ie based browser :(

  775. 5 out of 5 stars
    romualdrichard

    Reviewing 1.1.090 (Dec 8, 2004)

    Yes, it's based on IE but.....

    Have you seed that you can use gecko engine (experimental) with it?

  776. 5 out of 5 stars
    jbaltz69

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 18, 2004)

    Maxthon and Microsoft actually have a great working relationship. And to address IE not being developed for years. I suggest you look into the major overhauls done to IE with the release of SP2 for XP. And no, I'm not talking about the pop-up blocker...

  777. 5 out of 5 stars
    skagen

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 15, 2004)

    I have been using Maxthon since the early version of its previous brand name (MYIE2). I must say that the one I have now 1.1 050 is the best so far. Fast, incredibly customizable and just all round kick ass. Even without any plug ins, this thing is phenomenal. The drag-drop on links and the mangement of how you navigate them is simply peerless among browser. Its just hard to actually be satisfied with any other browser once you spend a week with this thing.

    I have no clue why people keep ranting about Firefox either. That piece of crap is buggy and has always been slow when I have run it side by side with MYIE2. I have tested several versions of Firefox the past year and it always failed to meet expectations of the hype people give.

    And when I complained, people say "well try the new Firefox verison'. Well that hasn't shown any difference, even including the 1.0 version. So I can only conculde that Firefox is some kind of freaky cult.

    Lets just put it this way its ONLY Firefox fans that feel to need to go around hyping their browser in reviews of a another broswer. Freakish really.

    Anyway, Maxthon is everyhting that Firefox would love to me - and more. I highy recommend it. One you go Maxthon, youll never be want to go back.

  778. 1 out of 5 stars
    tbuser

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 12, 2004)

    Maxthon has some good features, it's just that it is way too slow at render pages and tend to crash when rendering graphics heavy pages. Also, don't bother using any plugins on Maxthon (ActiveX or Maxthon plugins), they make it extremely unstable. Alternatives: firefox (www.getfirefox.com, free!) or Opera (www.opera.com, although this one costs money)

  779. 1 out of 5 stars
    tbuser

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 12, 2004)

    Maxthon has some good features, but it's just too slow at page rendering. It is also very crash happy and tend to seize up your computer when browsing graphics heavy pages. Alternatives: Firefox (www.getfirefox.com, free!) or Opera (www.opera.com, although Opera costs money)

  780. 5 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 10, 2004)

    I've tried all the browsers out there too - and yes, maxthon is the best (along with Avant which is very similar of course).

    And yes - it sux that I still use a browser based on IE code - but the plain and simple fact is that Firefox and co just do not have the stability of IE - and with a Maxthon front-end they don't have the features either. So reluctantly I don't use Firefox and co.

    Here's a prediction for you... MS havn't developed IE for years. Look at the IE credits and see how they aquired all the technology from other people originally. There's no reason to assume they won't do the same again... so my prediction is that MS will buy-up either Maxthon or Avant and release it as IE7.

    And to add some black helicopters - my guess is that MyIE2 changed it's name to Maxthon to (be seen to from MS point of view) appease the beast in not using a "take" on their copywrited name.

    :-) *chuckle*

  781. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Enough with the "FireFox is great", if people want to use firefox they can. This is a Maxthon release and it is AWESOME.

    Maxthon is ready to go right from the start. No need to try and download additional extensions from a site that you can't even connect to. Maxthon has some extensions to but most of it's useful features are already available and well layed out.

    IE is still used by 95% of PC users and it will probably stay in a dominant position for a long while.

  782. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Arutha what about take note Maxthon fixed IE flaws w/o MS ? ... so it's more secure than IE6 now :)

  783. 1 out of 5 stars
    marcos_cu

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Maxthon has many really good features, however, its underlying core (mshtml) is not so great. Due to hte inefficiency of the IE engine, maxthon is literally crawling when viewing graphics/CSS heavy websites.

    Firefox supports many of Maxthon's features through extensions and many more (ie. superdragandgo, url2newtab etc.) It also sports a clean, uncluttered interface and it renders web pages at a fraction of the times used by IE engine. It makes web surfing a lot smoother.

    Maxthon devs have added support for gecko engine (the engine used by firefox) for sometime, but they haven't implemented all their good features on that engine, ones they have done that (and compeletely dumped mshtml), it will be worth trying.

  784. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    I've used Maxthon (and MyIE2) for almost three years now on top of Firefox, et al. and don't be fooled — Maxthon is an advanced browser, with capabilities that Firefox won't have for several more years. If you're into customization to how YOU want to browse the net and not how Mozilla tells you to, then Maxthon is great. If you want Maxthon, but with a simpler, more efficient user interface, check out NetCaptor:
    http://www.netcaptor.com/

  785. 1 out of 5 stars
    ogman

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Just a cover for a bad browser. Out with the old, in with the new: Firefox!!!

  786. 5 out of 5 stars
    Antrich

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Without doubt, Maxthon is the best Web Browser available these days. And believe me, I have tried them all. Keep up the great work........

  787. 5 out of 5 stars
    sorlag

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Maxthon is really fast and feature rich, but not bloated!
    Nice!

  788. 5 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    I use it everyday and there's no other browser that comes to close to it's compatibility, speed all in combination with it's features and felibility.
    It's highly customizable and gives a user the features he/she needs, nothing more, nothing less.

  789. 1 out of 5 stars
    Arutha

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    "The Firefox zealots should stop trying to lower the ratings of Maxthon for no valid reason"

    valid reason: Maxthon uses IE

    Get Firefox. Enough said ...

  790. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    To Josh P.

    You need to take note of one significant and inescapable fact:

    IE *is* the standard. Hence, any comments about it using "non-standard" extensions simply don't apply - they're mere "religion".

    This browser is where Firefox *should* (but hasn't as yet) evolve to.

  791. 2 out of 5 stars
    Crun

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    "Microsoft's Security Chief uses Maxthon..."
    Now there's a good reason to NOT use Maxthon.
    Talk about ' the blind leading the blind '.

  792. 5 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Maxthon is great. The only thing I wish for is to be able to change the font size and height of the tabs. The Firefox zealots should stop trying to lower the ratings of Maxthon for no valid reason.

    http://www.skinnable.com/maxthon/skin.asp?id=93

  793. 5 out of 5 stars
    Picto

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Great browser. It has tones of features to play with and still uses the least RAM of any other browser or IE.

  794. 5 out of 5 stars
    Picto

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Josh P stop posting invalid information. Maxthon in fact makes IE more secure.
    This version even fixes a IE hole. Must try!

  795. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.1.067 (Nov 9, 2004)

    What -=SD=- said. Maxthon is far too good to reject because just you are a gecko sock puppet. Anyone that rates this program low simply hasn't tried it, and is not giving an honest review. As for security, anyone with half a brain can avoid the security issues in IE. And,,,as -=SD=-said, Maxthon's security is quite a bit better than bare IE. Try it, you'll like it. The group features alone make it a worthwhile upgrade from IE.

  796. 5 out of 5 stars
    -=sd=-

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 9, 2004)

    Josh, atleast try the browser before you start spitting misinformation. The browser doesn't introduce more security issues, but less. Even with the next 1.1.067 version it fixes a problem in IE which MS has not.. and with options like an activex blocker, popup/ad blocker and easy to use download controls, Maxthon is far more secure than just IE.

    And I hope you guys atleast get paid for spreading Firefox while bashing other browsers.

  797. 1 out of 5 stars
    Josh P.

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 7, 2004)

    While it does have some features IE does not, it is still using that same old insecure, non standards complient rendering engine. Plus, you have even MORE security holes than you do with just IE. Nice try, but Firefox is for me.

  798. 1 out of 5 stars
    Josh P.

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 7, 2004)

    While it does have some features IE does not, it is still using that same old insecure, non standards complient rendering engine. Plus, you have even MORE security holes than you do with just IE. Nice try, but Firefox is for me.

  799. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 6, 2004)

    You know what bugs me? These smart-asses who come in here on their high horse and give a great program a bad rating because they don't like the rendering engine. Maxthon is a well-built, well-maintained product.

    I personally like IE's rendering engine better than Firefox's. You don't see me going into the FireFox page and slamming it, though, because I'm sure it's well-built and well-maintained as well... it just doesn't render things as well as IE, IMO (speaking from experience).

  800. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 6, 2004)

    Maxthon is it. If there would be a better intergation with the gecko engine you could choose between speed (IE) or security (gecko) - with the same comfortable frontend.

  801. 4 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 5, 2004)

    Is it me, or is Maxthon getting fatter and slower with every little release? I'm back to NetCaptor which kills this mongoloid.

  802. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 5, 2004)

    Awesome...the best alternative to FireFox that is fully IE compatible.

    Plenty of skins and plugins have started getting better.

  803. 2 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 5, 2004)

    An Internet Explorer by any other name smells just as bad. No thinks, I'll stick with Firefox.

  804. 1 out of 5 stars
    ogman

    Reviewing 1.1.061 (Nov 5, 2004)

    Let me get this straight...Microsoft Security use IE? That explains all I need to know. Forget Maxthon and get a real browser, use Firefox.

  805. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 29, 2004)

    It looks like Microsoft's Security Chief uses Maxthon...

    From Monday, August 30, 2004

    A word about the Wired article. I didn't "reveal" that I run Firefox. The interview itself was a 45 minute long affair from which they distilled four questions and answered them with paraphrases from my answers to the questions during the total interview. That's how their hot seat interviews are done.

    What I stated in regards to Firefox is that as a security professional I keep abreast of a variety of products on test machines and that just that morning I had to install an update on the machine running Firefox, which was true (EDIT: The update I applied was specifically to Firefox, I merely point out that it was not on my primary machine). That got distilled down to just the last part, that I had to update Firefox to apply a critical security fix.

    And I didn't say Windows would finally be secure in 2011. When asked about our efforts I pointed out that security is a journey not a destination, and that our trustworthy computing initiative was a 10 year one.

    Lest anyone be confused, my primary browser is SP2 Internet Explorer using Maxthon .

    You can read the article in his blog...

    http://www.stepto.com/de...gArchive_LastMonth.aspx

    or

    http://www.stepto.com/de...ogArchive_TwoMoAgo.aspx

    under Monday, August 30, 2004

  806. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 29, 2004)

    It looks like Microsoft's Security uses Maxthon...

    From Monday, August 30, 2004

    A word about the Wired article. I didn't "reveal" that I run Firefox. The interview itself was a 45 minute long affair from which they distilled four questions and answered them with paraphrases from my answers to the questions during the total interview. That's how their hot seat interviews are done.

    What I stated in regards to Firefox is that as a security professional I keep abreast of a variety of products on test machines and that just that morning I had to install an update on the machine running Firefox, which was true (EDIT: The update I applied was specifically to Firefox, I merely point out that it was not on my primary machine). That got distilled down to just the last part, that I had to update Firefox to apply a critical security fix.

    And I didn't say Windows would finally be secure in 2011. When asked about our efforts I pointed out that security is a journey not a destination, and that our trustworthy computing initiative was a 10 year one.

    Lest anyone be confused, my primary browser is SP2 Internet Explorer using Maxthon .

    You can read the article in his blog...

    http://www.stepto.com/de...gArchive_LastMonth.aspx

    or

    http://www.stepto.com/de...ogArchive_TwoMoAgo.aspx

    under Monday, August 30, 2004

  807. 5 out of 5 stars
    Kr0m

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 27, 2004)

    The only problems I've experienced is that it has problems with the latest google toolbar. Since it has it's own search w/ google toolbar it's easily remidied.

  808. 5 out of 5 stars
    andy03

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 26, 2004)

    simply the best!!! crashes in some situations but thats no problem :-)

  809. 5 out of 5 stars
    OCedHrt

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 25, 2004)

    Yep. Also, I prefer this over the combo pack :)

  810. 5 out of 5 stars
    OCedHrt

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 25, 2004)

    Some of the plugins seem not too stable. Like that floatbar, causes lots of problems for me. Just turn those things off and never have a problem :)

  811. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 25, 2004)

    Still the best. :)

  812. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 25, 2004)

    Update: 1.1.061 version is out.

    New Build Rocks, the skin preview is Great.

    This Browser keeps improving and when the Gecko engine is fully done it should provide a great competition to FireFox.

  813. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingBlade

    Reviewing 1.1.050 (Oct 25, 2004)

    Still works like it's suppose to. Absolutely no problems...

  814. 4 out of 5 stars
    xchaser

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Oct 2, 2004)

    I have used MyIE2 for a while and came over to maxthon but it seems that they have screwed up a few things. It locks up on me and I can do anything but ctl+alt+del and end program only to do it after a few mins. I will go back to MyIE2.

  815. 5 out of 5 stars
    -=sd=-

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Oct 2, 2004)

    ogman, there is no spyware included, might want to check your other programs for that.

  816. 3 out of 5 stars
    ibod

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Oct 1, 2004)

    I found the last version of MyIE2 more stable. This program seems to be getting to the 'add one feature, cause errors in two old features' sort of updates. Still it's a lot better than plain IE, is as good as, if not better than a lot of IE browser addons and well worth making a donation for.

  817. 1 out of 5 stars
    ogman

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Oct 1, 2004)

    Loads and loads of spyware included.

  818. 2 out of 5 stars
    OrbitOne

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Sep 30, 2004)

    Seems this program is going downhill. When it was MyIE it ran fairly flawlessly. Now it won't open quite a few sites, this one included. Says that IE can't open the page. So, it's back to MyIE for me. Happened on version .25 also...so it's nothing new. Too bad, it was on a roll, now seems to want to be all things to everyone. Just give me a browser with tabs, I don't need all the extra junk that doesn't work.

  819. 3 out of 5 stars
    illuvatar

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Sep 30, 2004)

    The thing is okay but don't expect it to have the speed and elegance of a superior browser like Opera. If you're looking for REAL alternatives to Internet Explorer, then try Opera or a Mozilla browser. They at least get updated every now and then + they are a lot more secure than ol' IE so you'll give spyware and hackers almost zero chance. Your choice.

  820. 5 out of 5 stars
    grkn

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Sep 29, 2004)

    Due to the sad fact that many pages don't work properly outside ie, maxthon is the only choice. But it is still a superb browser, in my opinion the best.

  821. 4 out of 5 stars
    anti00Zero

    Reviewing 1.1.039 (Sep 29, 2004)

    lol

    take that and you see the speed from firefox.

    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.dnsCacheExpiration", 360);
    user_pref("network.dnsCacheEntries", 100);
    user_pref("network.ftp.idleConnectionTimeout", 60);
    user_pref("network.http.keep-alive.timeout", 30);
    user_pref("network.http.request.max-start-delay", 0);

    you will see that it's neary the same.

    maxthon is the best program for ie but not better then firefox because of the community and the different better engine.

  822. 5 out of 5 stars
    ghosten

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 26, 2004)

    The BEST ever - stable and comfortable. Compare it to Firefox and you will see the differnce in performance.

  823. 3 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 25, 2004)

    I used to be pretty high on MyIE, but Maxthon has caused me some serious problems. For some reason it will not work with GetRight. It says it is downloading, but the downloads must go to the planet of lost objects because I can't find them.

  824. 5 out of 5 stars
    beast64

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 25, 2004)

    This is an excellent app, always have, I used for quite a while and I think it's great but it's no match for Opera, but I think it might be for FireFox (w/o extensions).

  825. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 25, 2004)

    It´s better than ever. If you feel the IE rendering engine is unsafe, just use the gecko (mozilla) engine

  826. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyGhoSoft

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 25, 2004)

    I use Maxthon eveyday. When you are work sometime with it and switch back to IE you're missing all the possibilities of Maxthon, like the popup/content/activex filters, AdHunter, translation links, form filler, cleaning system, aliasses, tap protection/remaning, groups, search possibilities, mouse gestures, ajustable favourites home folder, quick proxy, etc.

  827. 3 out of 5 stars
    bunghole

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 25, 2004)

    its better than standard IE since it has tabs, but i dont know why everyone raves about maxthon/myie2. try avant browser or slim browser instead

  828. 4 out of 5 stars
    Applied

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    I love maxthon, but to me it's biggest flaw is that it's based on the IE engine. Unfortunately due to that, I've recently moved to FireFox as my default browser. At first, you notice quite a few key features missing in FireFox when compared to Maxthon, but you quickly learn that they are all there in extensions. Including Super Drag and drop, mouse gestures, and even more features that Maxthon doesn't have, like tab drag placement control, rocker gestures and other useful ones that you can personalize your browser to. Like I said, Maxthon is a great browser and I've only recently switched when FireFox reached 1.0PR, at first it was just the great password manager in FireFox (which fills in all your logins and passwords for a website as soon as the page loads, you just need to enter the correct master password when FireFox starts), but now I believe FireFox is overall better than any browser out there. That's my reasoning for rating Maxthon a 4.

  829. 4 out of 5 stars
    shawkins

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    I LOVE this thing. BUT... is it just me, or did the paypal donate dropdown that occurs on the first run suddenly change itself from $15 to $30 as the default? That's a bit sneaky(?)

  830. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    The Best Browser there is, I have FireFox and Opera but this is what I use everyday.

    Sure it uses the IE engine but it adds so many features and eases security concerns.

    Super Drag and Drop is cool and something FireFox needs before I can use it agian.

    Microsoft should buy Maxthon and release it as IE 7.0 !!!!!

  831. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingBlade

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    For what it does, it's the best at what is (IE Clone). Can't say I can classify this as a browser on its own, so comparing it against Firefox and Opera is a little bit iffy.

  832. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zulithe

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    I think Maxthon is going in a good direction, the problem is that its reliance on the IE rendering engine is its biggest weakness. I'm not so much concerned about security holes as I am the shoddy way it renders pages. Everyone should use Firefox or Opera (or on mac/linux, a KHTML-based browser like Safari or Konquerer) Being as such, Maxthon isn't even in the same LEAGUE os those browsers, instead lagging behind with Microsoft. Attention Maxthon coders, dump IE, do something innovative like porting KHTML to Windows (something that would actually be useful and revolutionary for EVERYONE)

  833. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    Still the best! Aside from it setting my fonts to a larger size after installing it (which is easy to set back), everything works as expected.

  834. 5 out of 5 stars
    muff99

    Reviewing 1.1.035 (Sep 24, 2004)

    Still no.1, latest releases seem like a war against popup/ad/spyware/activex windows ("Block ActiveX download automatically").
    And that is, actually, exactly what I need :-) Anti-advertising, eye on security ... keep it up!

  835. 5 out of 5 stars
    foobah

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 24, 2004)

    Excellent.
    If you use Firefox/Opera and complain that Maxthon has security holes, dont, as it doesnt. However, IE, then engine it runs, does. This is different.
    It is a great improvement over IE & FF, and I even prefer it over Opera.
    NO spyware
    V. light on resources
    Plugin-abilities (you can easily enable/disable them)
    Brilliant drag-n-drop.

    I regularly use it with 30+ tabs open, and its never crashed.

    foo

  836. 1 out of 5 stars
    ciayko

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 19, 2004)

    It's s***. I loved MyIE very much. I cant understand what happened with Maxthon instead. It does crash, freeze ALWAYS on both my desktop Pc & my notebook. My desktop has SP2, other one SP1.
    Adieux, MyIE.

  837. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pembo

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 18, 2004)

    Rock the house momma!!!
    This is the amphetamine injection that IE has been gaggin' for. Even the whistles 'n' bells have hot whistles 'n' bells. Hot-Damn!
    Pop-up blocker tabbed-view, add blocker, mouse expressions & a stormin' configuration panel, to name just a few of the many pluses.
    Tasty!

  838. 1 out of 5 stars
    Crun

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 18, 2004)

    MyIE2 was the best thing since sliced bread.
    Maxthon has a few problems though which MyIE2 didn't have. The problems make it impossible for me to use it effectively, therefore I can only give it 1 point.
    Sort most of the problems and you get a 5.
    Also I found their forum to be quite useless !

  839. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pembo

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 17, 2004)

    Rock the house momma!!!
    This is the amphetamine injection that IE has been gaggin' for. Even the whistles 'n' bells have hot whistles 'n' bells. Hot-Damn!
    Popp-up blocker tabbed-view, add blocker, mouse expressions & a stormin' configuration panel, to name just a few of the many pluses.
    Tasty!

  840. 5 out of 5 stars
    speaker

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 10, 2004)

    Two days in and not a single crash or freeze. Well done.

    Dapumkins, this does remember what pages were open after closing via "Undo" toolbar button or the "Edit > Undo Close" menu. It also has crash protection which remembers what you had open before it went down.

  841. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 10, 2004)

    ad blocker popup blocker tabb browsing skinable
    mouse gestures kitchen sink" and fully configurable IE based and is fast"
    there for all your pages load correctly
    and is updated frequently also

    (FREE) (FREE) (FREE) did i mention free?

    enough said.

  842. 3 out of 5 stars
    Dapumkins

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    It's ok, but I prefer Avant over this. You can't resize windows within. It also doens't remember what pages were open after closing. If these options are present, I couldn't find them.

  843. 5 out of 5 stars
    smiex

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    The best. I especially love the "reopen last closed tab" button. Much more easy then looking in the history. And the plugins are great. Like viewsource and enable right click.

  844. 5 out of 5 stars
    rocodido

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    just the best and very customizable

  845. 4 out of 5 stars
    cairnz

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    Why are people even grading an application without even putting as much as one argument in?

    MyIE2, or now Maxthon is a clear advantage over using the regular IE browser. Like Opera, it supports mouse gestures. The ad-filter in Maxthone works nicely, and can be de- and activated with the click of a single button. Maxthon has multiple tabbed windows, and just about any other feature i need for regular surfing.

    Sure it is built on the IE browsing engine which yeah, it has it flaws, but so does every other browser out there.

    At the end of the day, i prefer using Maxthon over both Opera and Firefox. Mostly because Firefox likes to crash on random occasions, and Opera has the annoying ad-thingie.

  846. 1 out of 5 stars
    blackcherry

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    who would use this browser? its pathetic.

  847. 4 out of 5 stars
    spidernel

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 9, 2004)

    This thing... I don't know what to say,
    One question, can your Mozilla watch msn video?

  848. 5 out of 5 stars
    menting

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    if you dont use IE, dont come here and give stupid ratings or stupid reviews. This program is really great. The previous version didn't have complete SP2 integration, but this one seems to have more (i cant say complete, since i just installed it a while ago so I dont really know). The previous version had a bug where after a long time without surfing the web, one wasn't able to refresh or load any webpages. Hopefully this version fixes it

  849. 1 out of 5 stars
    Lindset

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Bloated application... And it inherits all of Internet Explorer's faults. I suggest going for Firefox or Opera instead, that's what I did a long time ago... and I've never looked back

  850. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Pay no attention to the Anti-IE kiddies. This program is the best. It has built-in features that FireFox and Mozilla do not have without cobbling together many "plugins". If you browse the web more than 30 minutes a day, Maxthon can save you a lot of time with the groups feature.
    Adults know how to avoid those "security holes" in IE-based browsers, so it's not a problem.
    Try the "Korilla" skin on Maxthon. It's refreshing eye candy.

  851. 1 out of 5 stars
    prandal

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    This is just a skin over a web browser full of security holes. Move on folks, there's better out there.

  852. 1 out of 5 stars
    arvind

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Considering the amount of loopholes found every other day in IE, it's pretty amazing how many people actually use browsers based on it.
    Why don't you give Firefox or Opera a try......it's time to move on.....

  853. 3 out of 5 stars
    Namero

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    It base on IE ,

    slow , insecure , not w3c conform ...

    Firefox or Mozilla / Opera are much better !!

  854. 5 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Getting better and better on every release!
    Even Opera can't beat this..

  855. 4 out of 5 stars
    Marcinneekk23

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Good, but OPERA RULEZ !!!!!:)

  856. 5 out of 5 stars
    reburn

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    simply the best:-)

  857. 5 out of 5 stars
    EricsON

    Reviewing 1.0.0250 (Sep 8, 2004)

    IE6 was always my favourite browser and I've been using MyIE2 and now Maxthon for the last few releases. I can only say that I love this software!

    I could switch to Firefox or Mozilla but they are slow to start up compared to Maxthon.

  858. 1 out of 5 stars
    punkesito

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    ie sucks, try opera or mozilla.

  859. 5 out of 5 stars
    klumy

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    Excellent piece of software !!

  860. 4 out of 5 stars
    Jstphish

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    I use Avant Browser and I don't even think Maxthon is crap. I just use Avant Browser because I can customize it to work the way I want easier than I can in Maxthon. They are both good and both do exactly the same thing. Again, it's all just personal preference. Anyone who says any different is just plain an idiot.

  861. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    This is an excellent release. Very stable, and good improvements. Maxthon has a lot of features, but works well right out of the box. An inexperienced person can download it and use it just fine without a single tweak. When customization is needed, go to Options,,Maxthon Options and be amazed. I particularly like the group options. You can make Maxthon start by opening your favorite group of pages. You can make the previous group close when a new group is opened, so you don't have to close all the tabs from the previous group. Maxthon is worth the download just for popup control.

  862. 5 out of 5 stars
    reburn

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    simply the best :-)

  863. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ziad270

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    Reading the comment I just read...feel like i had to review again.

    Maxthon is simply the most powerfull highly configurable browser (have tried AvantBrowser, Greenbrowser,Opera, Firefox, etc...).

    But yes...u need time to learn exactly all it can do...and i cant believe that there is someone on earth, surfing the web, who cant configure it the way he want...if he only take time to try. And if he doesnt want to...pliz write it...but do not flame ...

  864. 5 out of 5 stars
    chipher

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 12, 2004)

    Very handy tool, simple operation mode, but there are strong functions, it is a good software that is worth recommending

  865. 2 out of 5 stars
    joo

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    CRAP. very n00bish, crammed with useless crap links,plugins, and an interface that a 5 year old would enjoy. I tried removing everything I didn't like, but i still didnt like anything about it. Avant Browser is the best if you understand computers.

  866. 5 out of 5 stars
    quettegame

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    I love Maxthon and MyIE2. I keep my Windows patches up-to-date and use Firefox for looking at important online information (i.e. bank statements) and I'm not an idiot so I don't worry about security flaws with IE. However, I hate to update to the newest version of Maxthon because it seems like most of my customized options from the previous version disappear in the new version. Anyone know how I can merge ALL settings from one version to the next?

  867. 4 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    This version seems to have a lot of the bugs ironed out, and the "bells and whistles" are great! They save me having to find plug-ins that add the functionality I want. Also, if you know what you are doing the Maxthon interface is easy to customize, and its skinnable too.

    That said, there are still some funky goings on. For example, the IE child control started crapping out on some websites with an Operation Aborted error. Also, Maxthon seems to disregard IE's "Display script errors" setting and just displays them all whether you like it or not. All-in-all, there are still some things to work out, but things are coming along well.

    As for the IE rendering engine - it is leagues beyond any of the others. I'm not talking out of my butt either, as I have experience with Mozilla Firefox, Konqueror, and Epiphany. None of these other engines have support for nearly as many features as IE. I'm a software developer, and I have to create web pages all the time; the other engines just can't do what IE can.

  868. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Dear httpd.confused: You see where this is going, kid? Well, then let the rest of us peer into your palantir so we can all see this future that "won't be pretty" which you are apparently priviledged to bare witness to. The only "future" that I am aware of that will truly address your concerns regarding the security of IE (your horrible and homo-erotic metaphors of a Pinto getting rear-ended not withstanding) is Longhorn which has been largely praised for it's attention to security.
    However, considering that MYIE2/Maxthon does, admittedly, have at it's core an inherently flawed browser (even with the significant improvements in SP2), it still does an admirable job of improving upon that program to present a really excellent browser. And, since this is a forum for reviewing Maxthon NOT Internet Explorer, I still consider Maxthon the best IE "add-on" I have found.
    *(In the interest of full-disclosure, however, I will admit that I am writing this review in FireFox 0.9.3 with Tabbrowser Extensions (as well as a number of other less-visible extensions) installed. I also regularly use Opera, and I have recently discovered iRider and DeepBrowser which are both very interesting browsers.)

  869. 3 out of 5 stars
    panic82

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Speaking of clueless.. Dixon_Butz apparently you've never tried Mozilla Firefox (at least the last few versions). I used MyIE2 for the longest time, until recently when it started getting super bloated and buggy (also it uses IE as it's rendering engine - ICK). Firefox has been getting a lot better recently and is one of the most light weight browsers I've ever seen. With the extension manager you can easily add a ton of custom features that MyIE2 doesn't have.

  870. 5 out of 5 stars
    OCedHrt

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Congrats on being Linux aware. But learn to rate properly, or maybe all people who don't use Linux should rate it a 1 for being too hard to use. This is a great "add-on" to IE and deserves a 5. Has one of the best support teams as well :) I think this may be the only unicode aware "add-on" to IE.

  871. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwarfy

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Gecko support works really well ... and for a long time (Gecko is ok in myie² for a long time and of course in maxthon, the same)

  872. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dixon_Butz

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    My mousewheel (Logitech) does not work in Firefox. Never did. Is there an extension for this?

  873. 4 out of 5 stars
    justinb

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    i really liked MyIE.. i was kinda shocked when they made it Maxthon. Maxthon came with a few more bugs that were quite annoying, that the last MyIE release didn't have. :/
    Maxthon is still pretty good, and i use both Mozilla & MyIE, not Maxthon.. i'll use Maxthon once they fix it and change the name back :P it deserves a 4 though, because it WAS a great program, and still is somewhat

  874. 5 out of 5 stars
    brp1

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Until the makers of mozilla firefox start to understand what tabbed browsing is all about (ie. groups and a few more refinements as far as how it handles multiple tabs). This is the best.

  875. 5 out of 5 stars
    caerma

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    The best...

  876. 2 out of 5 stars
    httpd.confused

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    I love the humor that is flying around here:

    >With SP2 installed, worrying about
    >IE isn't an issue anymore.

    ...and:

    >Complain all you want about IE's
    >inherent security vulnerabilities --
    >your browser is only as vulnerable
    >as your browsing habits.

    Hilarious! I guess if you drive an old Ford Pinto, which can explode if you get rear-ended, you might simply say that "your car is only as vulnerable as your driving habits". Yeah, that makes sense.

    Apparently, you guys didn't hear about the recent incidents where legitimate web sites were hacked, so that Insecure Explorer users could get into serious trouble, just by visiting well-known, popular, (otherwise) trustworthy sites? You know, the vulnerabilities that led to CERT recommending users switch to alternate browsers? Oh, that's right--you know more than CERT and Bruce Schneier.

    This browser--on top of being screwed from the start for sitting on top of the least-secure software on the planet--is getting worse by the minute. I see where this is headed, and it won't be pretty, kids. [Edit: What an editorial from my not-so-sane follower! Where this is headed is: More bugs, more bloat, and probably shareware.]

  877. 3 out of 5 stars
    Crow321

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    Is it just me, or is this program going downhill with more bells and whistles and phoning home, etc. ?
    I've returned to MyIE2, it's much easier to use, and actually blocks popups better it seems.

  878. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingBlade

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    If you have to use IE, Maxthon is still your best choice.

  879. 5 out of 5 stars
    -=sd=-

    Reviewing 1.0.0220 Beta (Aug 11, 2004)

    With SP2 installed, worrying about IE isn't an issue anymore. This browser is great, the support is great at the forums and has now added better ad-blocking support. GJ Bloodchen.

  880. 5 out of 5 stars
    mstr

    Reviewing 1.0.0178 Beta (Jul 21, 2004)

    I've been on Internet since 1996 and I can tell you, I've tried 99% of available web-browsers and I just like MyIE2 so much. The Super-Drag-Drop is so great; mark text, it will search for it. Drag-drop a link, it will open it. Drag a "Cars" from "SuperCars"-link, it will search for "Cars", mark "www.url.com" and it will open it. The ALT+L (Display all links, filter them) are also great. Give it a try!

  881. 5 out of 5 stars
    grkn

    Reviewing 1.0.0178 Beta (Jul 19, 2004)

    Finally the freeze bug is fixed, and almost all is good :) Awesome browser, you get IEs compability and Opera/Mozillas features. All in a 1.5mb package. And it's free!

  882. 5 out of 5 stars
    MZirngibl

    Reviewing 1.0.0178 Beta (Jul 18, 2004)

    At least! A good version of Maxthon. 5/5

  883. 4 out of 5 stars
    pinchecl

    Reviewing 1.0.0178 Beta (Jul 18, 2004)

    Neat, like I think MyiE2 was neat. Needs some work though. Not only unstable/crash when opening more tabs but also when closing one or more tabs

  884. 4 out of 5 stars
    fabrio

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 12, 2004)

    Been supporting the bug-free MyIE2 for a long time, i am surprised to find Maxthon crashes quite frequently, especially when openning a number of tabs at the same time. But i will wait for stable release!

  885. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nytron

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    Wow.... This is a great piece of work. I was using IE6, and since using Maxthon I am delighted to say that my java loads faster, and without screen bleed, and I love the features and flexibilty.not ONE problem so far..Keep It Up!

  886. 3 out of 5 stars
    MZirngibl

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    I love MyIE2 and i will love Maxthon, but at the moment it's too buggy to use. It crashes on several websites (reprocible), so i stick to MyIE 'til this bug is fixed.

  887. 3 out of 5 stars
    KaptK

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    This new version is starting to become bloated containing lots of features that are not needed.

    Also seems to hang a lot now. Stick with myIE2.

  888. 1 out of 5 stars
    suldrak

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    I don't know if it is the uses Aspack packer, or a internal API, but i can't run this MyIe update called Maxthon on Windows NT anymore...
    I always get a error "GetLongPath....W"

  889. 3 out of 5 stars
    PKKid

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    I love myIE2, however this new version seems to be a bit buggy. It has alot of new features and looks really slick compare to some of the older versions. Often when I had 5 or more pages open the program would freeze or crash. I even had to restart my computer once bacause it was so bad. I went online to find an old version of myIE2 0.9 and install that back on my machine. It looks like a good start to 1.0 but needs alot of work. Im excited to see where it goes from here. Or perhaps the program is simply getting too bloated?

  890. 2 out of 5 stars
    mmebane

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 9, 2004)

    This is a really nice browser. The only flaw is that it uses the IE engine. Unfortunately, this is a fatal flaw. They are working on Gecko support, but it isn't working to well right now. Too bad.

  891. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ryo94

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    Great browser but still have an old bug since MyIE2 v0.7, the autosave feature doesn't work properly.

  892. 5 out of 5 stars
    speaker

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    I almost skipped past this app due to the name change. This app runs very well. It's about time they organized their options menu.

  893. 5 out of 5 stars
    grkn

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    Works great! Finally my bookmarks are sorted correctly too :) Supersmooth browser, I've had no problems with it. The new name isn't the best, kinda vague. Japanese captions show up in tabs also. Greaty greaty eggs and bacy.

  894. 1 out of 5 stars
    Havohej

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    Would've liked to try this version out, but it froze everytime I tried to load it. I had to close it via Task Manager. All other browsers (including IE proper) work fine.

  895. 5 out of 5 stars
    twynne

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    You can activate the new tab by clicking the green arrow in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Just wish I could figure out how to get my site icons back on the tabs since the latest release(s)! Still a great program.

  896. 5 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    Now this version mystically works perfectly, and 'Maxthon' is a good name I think :)

  897. 4 out of 5 stars
    pinchecl

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    yes it's great. But what I do miss since this namechange is the option to activate the new window/tab. That's why I rate it a 4

  898. 5 out of 5 stars
    balondemu

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    Outstanding! I've been using their program for a year or so and although ran into minor problems it continues to get better with age!

  899. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    The best IE shell innovation. Complain all you want about IE's inherent security vulnerabilities -- your browser is only as vulnerable as your browsing habits. If you tend to just click wantonly on links and visit any old website, then your history and your browser deserve to suffer the consequences.

  900. 5 out of 5 stars
    reburn

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    simply the best :-)

    just get butter and butter

    5 star and more:-)

  901. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    SpiritWalker leave your lies to somewhere else, there is no spyware in MyIE2/Maxthon and never will be ...
    I love lamers like You posting bs about things they can't prove just to lower program rating.

  902. 1 out of 5 stars
    spiritwalker2004

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    This program has so much spyware written into it and it is a resource hog. Would never use this program again.

  903. 5 out of 5 stars
    ciayko

    Reviewing 1.0.0170 (Jul 8, 2004)

    ahemm...the name is dreadful :( but the software is superb!! only a remark: I have my customized list engine in the search bar...well, while it was very simple to edit in MyIE, now I cannot find the right button!! please help!!

  904. 5 out of 5 stars
    daze

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    the popup problem appears to finally be fixed. popups now open in the size they were designed for, rather than opening as a full page. for that reason alone, its worth the upgrade. i do agree though that Maxthon is a stupid name, but its not a huge issue to me.

  905. 4 out of 5 stars
    TC17

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    It will never get a 5 from me until this author fixes the "good" popup windows. The ones you want to popup will open a whole new screen window, instead of a floating window like EVERY other browser does correctly.

    This is not something that is hard to do either, the author is just stubborn. Its been this way for years now. I probably should give it a lower rating for that reason.

  906. 4 out of 5 stars
    gkar

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    Yuck! Who wants to leave the I/E kernel on their computer? (98lite user checking in)

  907. 3 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    I've never seen a whole lot of point in IE front-ends---I'd rather just use a different browser altogether----but if you must use IE, this is probably the best way to do it, in spite of the completely nonsensical name change.

  908. 3 out of 5 stars
    mtnsteve

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    I just re downloaded the file (the first time it appearers I downloaded the old version) and installed it. I went back to my old version because it went back to default settings on everything. I may try it later when I have time to reset my preferences, including the order of all my favorites. I just don't have the time right now.

  909. 5 out of 5 stars
    philtesl

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    Who would expect anything less??

  910. 3 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    The name sucks, the menu's are buggy and slow, the new control panel layout is bad.

    Went back to MyIE2 0.9.27.68...

    PS: I'll let them work out the kinks before I try it agian.

  911. 4 out of 5 stars
    muff99

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    That thing is awesome, though I think i'll stick to 0.9.26.30: In any version after that I couldnt get the fast search commands running :-(
    Oh and btw: stupid new name ...

  912. 3 out of 5 stars
    httpd.confused

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    "what works in IE, works the same in Maxthon"

    Yes, including the exploits. At least the NetCaptor author incorporates special code that defeats known exploits, even though it, too, uses the Insecure Explorer engine.

    I love MyIE2--oops, "Maxthon"--but I just can't take it anymore. Build a wonderful house on sand, and I'll criticize that house, too. I'm not going to rave about it just because it's a great house. Hey, you built it on sand, deal with the consequences.

    And I think the new name sounds just plain stupid.

  913. 4 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 1.0.0168 (Jul 7, 2004)

    So, it have changed name I see..I'm a little bit confused for the name change, but maybe "Maxthon" is better than "MyIE2"...
    I have used this for about half year, and I'm still using this!
    It's the best browser ever, even Opera isn't good enough to beat this!
    edit: oh f**k!!!
    I restarted my computer and then .. Maxthon doesn't work!
    I'll have to lower my rating from 5 to 4.
    Good that I didn't uninstall MyIE2

  914. 3 out of 5 stars
    distinguished

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (Jun 26, 2004)

    When you absolutely have to use microsoft's current browser.

  915. 5 out of 5 stars
    hardgiant

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (Jun 18, 2004)

    If your using IE based web browser then this is the best one to use. The Super drag and drop feature is addictive!!!!!!!!!!!

  916. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ziad270

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (Jun 10, 2004)

    According to me, the best Web Browser for windows.

  917. 5 out of 5 stars
    decmk

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (Jun 9, 2004)

    The Best!

  918. 5 out of 5 stars
    sirhardi

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (May 27, 2004)

    Never mind browser options set to standard

  919. 5 out of 5 stars
    TeleAjax

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (May 26, 2004)

    The best IE clone there is. Simply impressive.

  920. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zankur

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (May 26, 2004)

    Pretty ok stuff.Nice browser,but not the best.Avant,Slim,IE are very much equal or better.

  921. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daky

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (May 25, 2004)

    Really nice program.
    I love it.

  922. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.9.27 (May 25, 2004)

    used myie 2 since god know`s when..have used a lot of browser`s b4,, but after using myie2 i never used another. it `s still and has been my browser ..the uNdisputed browser..do donate to the project,,,it`s really worth it,,
    respect and regard`s to the writer of the software
    ********** 10 star`s .never rated 10 to any other software..very highly recomended

  923. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (May 17, 2004)

    Hi Linkdup. Try out my English Translation for MyIE2.
    http://members.dialmaine...ns/SCoooBYs_English.zip .
    You may find that it "labels" all functions more to your liking. Place the ini file into the LANGUAGE folder, start MyIE2, go into MyIE's options, click on the ADVANCED category and choose my English Translation. Press OK to exit the options, then close/restart MyIE2 to load the English.ini. Hope that helps :).

  924. 4 out of 5 stars
    linkdup

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (May 17, 2004)

    "activate new window"? maybe they should hire someone that can label buttons appropriately. btw is the default on state of that button different for this version? ok so back up to 4 for me.

  925. 3 out of 5 stars
    Fats Terminal

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (May 3, 2004)

    Not bad. Sleipnir is still the king, though.

  926. 5 out of 5 stars
    jonspencerbx

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 23, 2004)

    This is sloooowww. I'm used surfing with the blazing speed of opera 7.5. Now when I MUST use an IE-based browser it feels sluggish and slow. Go opera!! (or mozilla, but I prefer opera :))

  927. 5 out of 5 stars
    ghosten

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 17, 2004)

    simply the best browser. No hassle and a lot of nice features.
    My 1st choice since 3 years.
    gHOSTEN

  928. 1 out of 5 stars
    geekz

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 17, 2004)

    Go Mozilla!

  929. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 17, 2004)

    While I think NetCaptor is the best of the IE-based browsers, given its reliability and solid coding, MyIE2 is difficult to top for advanced features and sheer customizability. I use FireFox on occasion, but next to MyIE2, Mozilla sucks when it comes to features. Most of all, I love how this browser is continually being improved with GOOD ideas, not just junk. Well worth trying.

  930. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 16, 2004)

    Being a SlimBrowser user for a long time, I recently tried out the Lite version of MyIE2, just for comparision. I must say, I was impressed with it speed ove SB, and it seems "friendlier" to more webpages than SB did (i.e. Ebay, for example). If you *have* to use Internet Exploder, then this is the way to go!

  931. 5 out of 5 stars
    Neoprimal

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 16, 2004)

    The MyIE2 lite download, which is generally below 750kb never contains adware/spyware. What you 'myie2 contains spyware' people probably downloaded is the m2combo.zip file from download.com which does actually contain a bunch of programs that you may term adware.
    My IE2 is pretty nifty.
    If you want multitabbed browsing and a more 'customized' surfing environment, then this program will do it for ya.
    5 Stars cuz nothing compares!
    (I love firefox too, but this is the best IE based program)

  932. 5 out of 5 stars
    superdiscofashion

    Reviewing 0.9.26 (Apr 16, 2004)

    The N1 of IE based browsers,and NO,no spyware there.Anyway I love Mozilla firefox

  933. 5 out of 5 stars
    Grid

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Apr 15, 2004)

    Simply a great browser. Some people say it has spyware becuase it has a UCmore plug-in. UCmore is a known form of spyware. I never use this plug-in, but I know for a fact that it isn't spyware. It's one dynamic link library file and two configuration files equaling at 33 kb, and never shows up on any reputable spyware scan. Don't like the plug-in? Then don't activate it. I really like Mozilla Firefox, but no one should leave MyIE2 out of the top browsers list. It's light, has all the features one looks for in a browser and is seemingly infinitly extensible. --Grid--

  934. 5 out of 5 stars
    Neoprimal

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 25, 2004)

    Great program. I've always been hesitant about getting IE based browsers. When I setup my 'betabox' I promptly started testing any and every browser alternative/wrapper and I can say beyond a doubt, MYIE2 is the best of the bunch out currently.

    For those of you who can't/don't want to READ or be patient enough or try to understand:
    The program is FREEWARE, not Adware/Spyware - have you used MSN Plus? The Adware is OPTIONAL, and if you have any kind of common sense, you'd realize that when you were installing it. It ASKS you if you'd like to go ahead and install said 'so called adware' programs, you click NO or unselect whatever and you have an adware free program.....
    As a matter of fact, I don't remember getting those options from the download from fileforum....I got a 3 meg file from the myie2 site once by accident, not realizing it was the install containing the optional adware.

  935. 5 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 21, 2004)

    This is certainly the best of the IE based browsers. I have tried SecureIE, Wichio, SlimBrowser and others but this is better and easier to use. If you are against using IE on principle I can certainly understand, but this program does what it promises, and does it very well.

  936. 4 out of 5 stars
    ogman

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 19, 2004)

    You gotta download and install before posting a review. UCmore is optional. I downloaded MyIE2, installed and ran it, then ran Spybot, and it came back clean. Personally, I prefer Mozilla, but MyIE2 does not deserve bad reviews due to spyware.

  937. 1 out of 5 stars
    BonnieD

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 19, 2004)

    Wow! Where did all the bad reviews of this thing go? Anything that tries to put UCmore on my machine is garbage!!! -1

  938. 1 out of 5 stars
    geekz

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 19, 2004)

    Mozilla is better and has no spyware. Why mess with this junk?

  939. 5 out of 5 stars
    burgerbaron

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 19, 2004)

    I have been using this for over a year now and it is by far the best i have ever used.Great assortment of plug ins and features you can choose to use or not at all.Only problem i have ever had is last version some of the plug ins forced the tool bar for them to go into a drop down menu. I just started deleting them found the culprit and wallah back to surfing fun.

  940. 5 out of 5 stars
    lachupa

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 18, 2004)

    Simply the best: once you learn how to use (and its very easy I can assure you) you'll stick with it.

  941. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 18, 2004)

    nothing to complain about..it`s simply the best

  942. 5 out of 5 stars
    speaker

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 18, 2004)

    I've been using the 0.9.13 version because the newer versions kept crashing with a "Unhandled Exception - Error c0000005" bug. This version seems to have fixed it, and is running like a top. This browser is feature rich, with Avant Browser as a good, yet lesser, alternative.

  943. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.9.18 (Mar 18, 2004)

    A boni fide 10 star program, and there isn't many freeware programs that are. This is a good release, and worth downloading to replace 9.17. MyIE2 has a set of features not found in any other single browser shell. It really saves me a ton of time and grief making my daily rounds. My favorite feature is the "Groups" that enable you to open 1 or a dozen favorite pages with 1 click. When opening a new group, the previous group of tabs can close automatically. This is a great feature, and is oddly missing in Slim and Avant browser shells. The popup blocking works well, and is flexible. To anyone who mistakenly believes MyIE2 is bloatware, the download is only 722KB,and adds nothing to the Windows system folders. All the extra toolbars and features can be turned off and on at will. The greatest thing of all about MyIE2 is, if you don't like something about it, you can change it.

  944. 5 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 0.9.17 (Feb 25, 2004)

    thx huht :) really appreciate it!!

    Now my MyIe roxx again ;)

    5 star rate !!

  945. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.9.17 (Feb 24, 2004)

    10 ********** star`s the unbeatable .uNdisputed Browser.
    ty buddie for the best you gave me and all
    respect`s
    a must for all to use HIGHLY Recomended

  946. 5 out of 5 stars
    Hatchet

    Reviewing 0.9.17 (Feb 24, 2004)

    MyIE2 is great. I paid to register another multi-tabbed browser and have ditched it in favor of MyIE2. Soon, I will have to throw a little something the developer's way. :-) That said, it is still not perfect, but with each release it gets a little closer!

  947. 4 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 0.9.17 (Feb 24, 2004)

    I cant rate this a 5 yet, this program is great in all areas except for one. It doesnt support sized windows (either maximized, minimized or manually tiled and then resized). I use several sites that have popup windows that use a fixed height/width and having them open in maximized mode only isnt really all that helpful. Yes I could resize them, but programs like avant browser automatically open the windows as they were intended to be displayed. Once this is fixed, I have no problem rating this a 5 :) Its perfect otherwise

  948. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 11, 2004)

    WhiteDeath, I think you reviewed the wrong browser-shell. Everything you stated in your review is the complete opposite of what MyIE2 is like. Example #1: There's an option in the the MyIE2 options to use Sun's Java VM instead of Microsoft's. Example #2: The search engines are completely configurable, you can add or remove the ones you want to. Example #3: The default AD Blocking list is also completely configurable, you can add or remove the ones you want to. In fact, just about EVERYTHING in MyIE2 is configurable. You obviously either didn't bother to even try it out, or your just posting drivel to deter people from trying it... which is it?

  949. 1 out of 5 stars
    whitedeath

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 10, 2004)

    I thought Opera was geeky, well, so is this. The interface is bloated with questionable features, e.g. the system bar. The default ad black list is questionable. MyIE2 tries to be too much of a shell replacement than a real browser.

    Other general usability issues: sidebar is very difficult to use. Busy toolbar. Long, fixed lists for search engines et al instead of short but customizble lists. Poor system integration (uses MS Java instead of default)

    This is a geek toy. Not a browser.

  950. 5 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 7, 2004)

    This is by far the best IE based browser that I have tried. Its ease of setup and use is just great. Better than SecureIE or SlimBrowser. Am I raving?

  951. 5 out of 5 stars
    dgg

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 5, 2004)

    clock.via.net appears to be a clock synchronization site. I tested it by moving my clock forward and then allowing MYIE2 to access clock.via.net. My clock was corrected.

    I don't particularly like having this and could not find how to turn it off other than blocking it.

    Please, let's not keep piling features into this great program.

  952. 5 out of 5 stars
    ResonantEcho

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 4, 2004)

    MyIE2 is a great program. However, I still prefer SlimBrowser.

  953. 5 out of 5 stars
    speaker

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 4, 2004)

    Fantastic update. I've been waiting for a close confirmation on "Protected/Locked" tabs for a while.

  954. 5 out of 5 stars
    DavidGreen

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 4, 2004)

    What is clock.via.net? I had to block this request...anybody?

  955. 5 out of 5 stars
    kebabi

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 4, 2004)

    dzjepp: That's Right!
    This is the best browser ever... btw anyone tried this with xp pro + IE 6.05 (which is included on Codename Longhorn)

  956. 4 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 0.9.16 (Feb 4, 2004)

    Hey I have a question. Does this app retain the bugs and holes found in IE, and if so does the MyIE team fix these bugs when Microsoft fixes them in IE?

  957. 5 out of 5 stars
    abisz

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Feb 1, 2004)

    Hands down the best browser!!!

  958. 5 out of 5 stars
    aadipa

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 25, 2004)

    I was doing a servey on browsers for my college course when i come across this great software. This is the best browser i have used. The tabbed browsing and ability to open links in new window increases the browing speed by a lot. Also popup and content blockers makes the life much easier. Thanks for such a nice work.

  959. 4 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 20, 2004)

    On that note i must quote: "The best for the worst browser on earth :)"

    Idd it is, but opera is't all to bad though i tends hogging my memory and cpu (this means crashin) if i leave it a night online. What doesn't happen with MyIe. But then again MyIe takes a while to load if ur resuming pages(and needs to download them again), Opera doesn't have that problem; So I Rate it Above Average.

  960. 5 out of 5 stars
    shawkins

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 19, 2004)

    Excellent, excellent, excellent.

  961. 5 out of 5 stars
    caerma

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 18, 2004)

    Simple The Best.

    f*ck with firebird.

  962. 1 out of 5 stars
    LordJezo

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 18, 2004)

    Wait.. you cant arrange the bookmarks the way you want?

    Back to being a completely usless program for me.

  963. 5 out of 5 stars
    speaker

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    I'm still irked at MyIE2 for getting rid of the extra "Favorites" taskbar a few versions back, but this browser is still the best. I tried Avant Browser and GreenBrowser but eventually returned to MyIE2 due to its better third party toolbar support. For instance, MyIE2 was the only browser I could get to implement the FlashGet and Reget Toolbars. If MyIE2 could incorporate the slick Favorites scrolling function that Avant Browser has it would make this app even better.

  964. 5 out of 5 stars
    L06@N

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    Man, I love this program. It is so great for the work I do (remote support for a companY) because I can keep all the company stuff in tabs in 1 window, and the when I log off for the night and come back, just open up the program and it brings all the last viewed pages back :-)
    Keep up the great work!
    P.S. I also liked the security they have and how fast the update for little and big things.

  965. 1 out of 5 stars
    geekz

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    sux

  966. 5 out of 5 stars
    Atze78

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    It´s my Favorite Browser. I tested this 13er release and i say GREAT WORK to the DEV....i love this MyIE....

    greetz

  967. 4 out of 5 stars
    mettridge

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    I’ve only been using this for an hour or so, so its still early days, but I’m most impressed. I only wished I tried it earlier. It runs fine on XP Home and so far I’ve not had a single problem.

  968. 5 out of 5 stars
    TeleAjax

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    Still the best IE clone.

  969. 5 out of 5 stars
    JolinFire

    Reviewing 0.9.13 (Jan 17, 2004)

    Even better that now you can kick this fake Java called MS-Java out of MyIE2 :)

  970. 1 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 29, 2003)

    Have been using this program for 6 months now after reading reports in this forum and have to date been impressed, ditching opera and netcaptor. However this latest version keeps locking my system so I am having to revert to one of the previous browsers. Hope they fix it soon!

  971. 5 out of 5 stars
    JolinFire

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 28, 2003)

    The best for the worst browser on earth :)

  972. 4 out of 5 stars
    Joco

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 25, 2003)

    I use myIE2 occasionally when a web page is specifically coded for IE. Now with the support of Gecko, it's time to give it a better consideration.

  973. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jeffsoft

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 25, 2003)

    great! soon all the browsers will have the same look!! bcos eveyone can be using MyIE2 under different engines( IE,Opera,Mozilla,NN.. etc)

  974. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    Now with official Gecko support, it's not "only" IE shell anymore ... (to that previous posters :) ... soon to rule hehe :)

  975. 3 out of 5 stars
    rezist

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    good program for what it is, but as said before it still contains the fundamentals which are always main targets for exploits. Sticking with opera here.

  976. 5 out of 5 stars
    skaim

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    NyIE2 has so many features that I would never consider using another browser. And now that it has Gecko capabilities (the rendered used by mozilla) it can't be said that it is just a paint job for a crappy browser (IE)

  977. 4 out of 5 stars
    SlowNeasy

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    No way I can see to sort favorites alpabetically. Big minus in this.

  978. 3 out of 5 stars
    ogman

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    It won't get me away from Mozilla, but for an IE based browser it's pretty good.

  979. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    If I could give it a 4.9 I would. This program is great, I have no stability issues with it. The only problem (which when I read their forums has already been addressed) is that you cannot view history "by order visited today." I've tried quite a few other IE front ends, and the only one which came close was Avant browser, but it still does not have features such as mouse gestures, among other things. Great program, best IE shell out there in my opinion.

  980. 3 out of 5 stars
    ssb

    Reviewing 0.9.12 (Dec 24, 2003)

    Another well known IE shell. Interesting enough, as it has many features not found in other similar programs, it has stability issues. I prefer the real thing or something traditional like Netcaptor.

  981. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Dude 

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 15, 2003)

    Out of all the browsers i have ever used,MYIE SERIES BROWSERS are far better than ANYTHING i have ever used......

    The speed is unbelievably fast,auto pop up stopper,i have to give hats off to all the entire staff of MyIE,MyIE2........

    I wouldnt think of using any other broswer!!!!!

    The Dude :)

  982. 3 out of 5 stars
    garfieldbond

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 15, 2003)

    Good IE shell, but doesn't (and can't) fix fundamental IE problems, like security holes or CSS bugs. Might want to give Mozilla a try too.

  983. 5 out of 5 stars
    DigitalSin

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 14, 2003)

    I've been using MyIE2 for about 6 months now. Great program!

  984. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 14, 2003)

    Still the best IE shell.

  985. 5 out of 5 stars
    faux

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 14, 2003)

    MyIE2 has been my favorite browser shell for quite a few years. I am extremely pleased with it, however I wish to add that the method I use to "spoof" address bar / other status URL in IE is NOT fixed in this release of MyIE2. However, due to how MyIE2 handles display it is possible to see in status bar that a link is "spoofed".

  986. 5 out of 5 stars
    Carlospr

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 14, 2003)

    I found a plugin that does one level up... But it will be great a button like Avant Browser... Request a feature is important to any software author, an easy way to get ideas and improve the program... But, anyway, MyIE is a five star!!

  987. 5 out of 5 stars
    star51L

    Reviewing 0.9.11 (Dec 14, 2003)

    Read MyIE2 options...does everything you'd want a browser to do. Tons of features, tons of skins, tons of options. You make it the way you want it. Forum support too.

  988. 5 out of 5 stars
    kevinmook

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Dec 6, 2003)

    rocky500, there is an option to change where your favorites bar looks for your links. Go to Options - MyIE2 Options - Favorites ... At the bottom is the option to set it up for your Links bar. Hit 'Browse' and go to your Links folder.

    In closing: MyIE2 is my daily browser, I can't live without it :)

  989. 4 out of 5 stars
    rocky500

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Dec 4, 2003)

    This is 1 of the best broswers, but I still don't use it.
    It is missing one option that I grown to love is to put my Links bar at the top. (I can keep it small & organised for quick acces to my most use favorites)
    I do not like how you only can put your favorites at the top for quick access.
    Why is this the only broswer to do this restriction!!

  990. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Dec 2, 2003)

    10 star`s as it`s the undisputed one around
    ans still my official browser..highly recomended
    my respect`s to the auther
    keep the good work going buddie
    and all the fan`s
    and one should and must donate to this good work

  991. 5 out of 5 stars
    xippon

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 29, 2003)

    simply the best web browser!

  992. 4 out of 5 stars
    Chief Wiggum

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 28, 2003)

    I'm happy with Avant Browser, but maybe I'll give this one a try. It's a really good browser, too. I reccomend :)

  993. 3 out of 5 stars
    tourist

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Huge improvement over IE, but it still have *all* IE security holes (and that's not small number), default GUI is crammed with unsefull stuff thus making it look ugly, IE layout engine=broken png, css etc.

  994. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Still getting better

  995. 5 out of 5 stars
    superdiscofashion

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Possibly the best Earth brownser!!!

  996. 4 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    It has some nice new features. But... There is a built in counter that writes into myie.ini and seems to be resonsible for the donation screen that pops up from time to time when MyIE is opened though the "Don´t show me again" field is checked.

    May be they are on the way to shareware with release 1.x at the latest. Then I´ll say good by to this browser. Definitely.

  997. 1 out of 5 stars
    szpok

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    *IE* hehe, what is it????

  998. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Great IE shell! The best, especially at group management. Search bars are not needed when you use the ALIAS feature. I set up an alias "g" for google for example. All you have to do is type a g followed by your search word right in the address line and your search results appear. This is qucker and simpler than any search bar. You can also create aliases for any web page or services such as FEDEX and UPS tracking, and Google Groups. One deficiency is DOWNLOAD MANAGERS work poorly with MyIE2. Get with the program MyIE2!

  999. 5 out of 5 stars
    oudoulj

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Great, there's now the much awaited right click on the icon in the systray :) (useful to exit the proggy without opening it first)
    The search bar is nice but you could already integrate Google's top notch search bar in MyIE2 ;)

  1000. 5 out of 5 stars
    DrinkSprite

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    Awesome, New search bar and less memory use keeps it at #1 in my book :)

  1001. 5 out of 5 stars
    AutoBot

    Reviewing 0.9.10 (Nov 27, 2003)

    The new search bar is a much needed addition and raises the bar just that much more for MyIE2.

    .: Sidenote I want to thank Tara for taking time to fix the mishap ;)

  1002. 5 out of 5 stars
    Andreasvb

    Reviewing 0.8 Build 2126 (Nov 15, 2003)

    Version 0.8.2129 is out, i submitted it here, 2 days ago... Why havent it been accepted? It fixes what've noticed the focus when you've typed a new address and scrolling to that tab =)
    Guess you would like that, too bad they don't upload it hahaha. Best browser there is, keep up the good work ^_^

  1003. 5 out of 5 stars
    Orbit

    Reviewing 0.8 Build 2126 (Oct 24, 2003)

    There is an option to disable the Close All Windows tab in Options / MyIE Options / General / Confirmation. Great browser, just keeps getting more refined. As for DonateWare... I don't mind clicking out of the windows, esp. since there's the option to not show the window again. This guy is developing this s/w for free, and it's one of my most used programs. Can't say that about everything, I think it's great freeware.

  1004. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8 Build 2126 (Oct 24, 2003)

    Still has a focus problem. Still has a problem with group tabs running off the screen. Still the best! I wish for a "TAB HOME" context item, and a "CLOSE ALL TABS" icon with no confirmation. MyIE2 is getting more aggressive about asking for donations. If this program turns into nagware or shareware, I will go to SlimBrowser with no reservations. It's practically a clone of MyIE2.

  1005. 5 out of 5 stars
    Lucifugum

    Reviewing 0.8 Build 2126 (Oct 24, 2003)

    If I'm using Internet Explorer, I'm using it through the MyIE2 shell. There may be other shells with similar features, but none have the variety of skins or over-all style on par with MyIE2. I'm glad to see them on top of bugs and constantly adding features.

  1006. 5 out of 5 stars
    Niksa

    Reviewing 0.8 Build 2126 (Oct 24, 2003)

    I use Internet over 12h per day and I need fast, stabile browser with lot of features. MyIE is best browser I manage to find. Plus it's FREE!

  1007. 5 out of 5 stars
    ejosh

    Reviewing 0.8.2070 (Oct 21, 2003)

    My first choice was always Internet Explorer for browsing, but when I discover that MyIE wasa out there I switch the the las one...I have no problem yet...It's pretty good.

  1008. 5 out of 5 stars
    cyberguy

    Reviewing 0.8.2070 (Oct 3, 2003)

    Really good browser, but a little too active in the update department lately. I'll hold off until these guys slow down their release schedule. This updating on an almost daily basis is a little hard to keep up with.

  1009. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ary

    Reviewing 0.8.2070 (Oct 3, 2003)

    Only problem now with 2050/55/70 is that the Popup Exceptions List is no longer referrenced. Or the wildcards might have stopped working.
    Still gonna stick to it.

  1010. 5 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 0.8.2055 (Oct 1, 2003)

    After having had some trouble with older versions this one is the real thing. I will stay with it. Mtnsteve: if you number your links (1xx, 2xx) you get htem in the order you want.

  1011. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ary

    Reviewing 0.8.2050 (Sep 30, 2003)

    :-( There's a problem with multi-lingual typing on text areas and some input fields.
    Seems like you have to paste from external editor to the text area inorder to get character typed correctly.
    Had to go back to 0.8.2038.

    I hope it will get fixed.

  1012. 4 out of 5 stars
    mtnsteve

    Reviewing 0.8.2050 (Sep 30, 2003)

    I tried this "new" version again and it still has a problem with the links folder. It's bad enough that they removed the option (I know you can change the root folder) but when I do change the root folder, I have to put up with my links being alphabetized, I cant put them in the order I want.
    They have a whole lot of complaints on their forum about this problem, I'm surprised that they are ignoring everyone.

    It's still one of the best IE front ends out there.

  1013. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.8.2050 (Sep 30, 2003)

    Don't know if this is just me, but it seems to load a lot faster.

  1014. 5 out of 5 stars
    xippon

    Reviewing 0.8.2050 (Sep 30, 2003)

    Simply, the best program ever!

  1015. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 22, 2003)

    I wont install netcaptor for free..but will donate to this free browser....
    i give it 10 star`s...
    myie2`s the uNdisputed browser
    no word`s to say ..it`s just the best

  1016. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    Great update, definitely a must-have.

  1017. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    MS is working on fixing that part of incompabilities (e.g. finally PNG fix etc) so i think this is good choice for these who dont want use Mozilla. Anyway for me i use MyIE2 on wXP and on linux i using Mozilla. And i'm happy with that ...

  1018. 5 out of 5 stars
    Scorched Earth

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    This is the real-deal as far as IE shell applications are concerned. It's been months since I've dealt with any bugs in MyIE2, as opposed to alternatives which seem hopelessly buggy and add new useless features instead of fixing current bugs. I also like how clean the MyIE install is, and how it doesn't litter your computer with icons and unneccessary registry entries. The content and pop-up filters are also nice. I love Mozilla, but I think the built-in pop-up filter for MyIE2 does a better job of keeping my web browsing nuissance-free. This is the kind of software I'd recommend to family.

  1019. 5 out of 5 stars
    milnergroup

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    Great piece of software. Gets you hooked so that you cannot even look at another browser again!

  1020. 5 out of 5 stars
    bipp5

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    Great program! even happier now that they fixed the conflict with windowblinds. Because of that fix, it's now my default browser!

  1021. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheppe

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    iandol, I mean no offense, but you're talking out your butt. IE supports all of the latest standards; what's problematic is that it also supports several proprietary features. This means that you can do things with IE that are not possible in other browsers (at least not possible using the same technologies). This causes developers to have to do one of three things:
    1) Code things two ways to support all browsers
    2) Code to the lowest common denominator
    3) Support only the latest version of IE

  1022. 3 out of 5 stars
    iandol

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    A vast improvement over IE (although what isn't). This is about where IE 7 should have arrived. Apart from the improved user interface, actually some core browser functions are improved too, for example it has copied Opera's page zoom which is much better than IE / Mozilla's methods. Seems to to have integrated features from other browsers and implemented them well. Nice to have a proxy manager included, but serious web surfers would probably use The Proxomitron (http://www.proxomitron.info) which makes the ad filter / proxy manager unneeded (proxomitron is MUCH more powerful than ANY browsers built-in lists. Anyway overall its a nice shell - BUT:

    It is still using IE!!! This is a security hazard and users should avoid it when other rendering engines are around. More importantly, IE causes great problems for the evolution of the web because of it's very bad standards support. CSS use has been greatly impeded largely because IE 6 cannot handle many CSS features. This fragments the web, and forces web developers to write propietry pages that are inaccesible to other users. This is not about being pro or against MS, but simply that IE 6 is very problematic. MS have stopped development of IE and the best thing users can do is to upgrade to a modern rendering engine (MyIE is stuck using 2 year old rendering technology). Gecko (Mozilla/Firebird) is a nice choice, but IMO Opera V7.2 has features closer to MyIE (well MyIE copied most of them from Opera...) plus many unique new features. Using ANY alternative browser instead of these IE shells helps diversity on the web and thus improve the situation for all users. So MyIE is good as a IE shell, but the fact it still uses IE means it should only be used as a backup browser.

  1023. 4 out of 5 stars
    xprizex

    Reviewing 0.8.2038 (Sep 19, 2003)

    For its small size (716 KB) MyIE2 is a very impressive highly configurable browser and feels very much as IE6. But I still prefer to play with the big boys around the block. Netscape, Mozilla, Opera and yes even Internet Explorer.

  1024. 5 out of 5 stars
    XxCoCxX

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 18, 2003)

    Haven't made it my default browser yet (that honor still goes to Mozilla), but it's damn close to getting there. Some great features on top of IE which is a little to plain despite it's stability and compatability. Wish it would allow for selection of GetRight as default download manager. No matter, it still picks up clicks, i just like to know everything plays nicely.

  1025. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 17, 2003)

    sorry buddie there`s not a 10 here,,,so i`ll rate myie2 5 star`s..it`a still the best and keep`s improveing with the new version`s..nor slim nor netcaptor nor opra can beat myie2....still my official browser.
    my respects to the wtiter..keep the good work up budie.
    regard`s and good luck

  1026. 5 out of 5 stars
    xippon

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 16, 2003)

    It's best browser ever. With every version gets better.

  1027. 3 out of 5 stars
    pitti

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 14, 2003)

    Pretty good browser. I've tried most of the new ones and still find slimbrowser has a slight edge.

  1028. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jaykul

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 12, 2003)

    Awesome program. Best tabbed browsing implementation out there, and the ad-blocking is really cool (yes, it's better than Opera, and cheaper too). I love the plugins too, KulRSS, Edit Page, Flash Save ... nice!

  1029. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 11, 2003)

    Still the same stable quality as it always has been. I wonder where these new problems other people seem to have stem from.

  1030. 3 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 11, 2003)

    I like MyIE2 , but SlimBrowser seems to load in faster, and handles tabbed windows better. My pick for an IE shell if needed.
    Opera still rules, however, for a standalone browser

  1031. 1 out of 5 stars
    EdS

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 10, 2003)

    OOPS!!! Ignore the 5-stars. You guessed it, it's a -1- by me.

  1032. 3 out of 5 stars
    finalcut

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 10, 2003)

    no windows 2003 server support :/

  1033. 3 out of 5 stars
    idynkydnk

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 10, 2003)

    I keep getting errors everytime I use it saying "couldn't load module" and "couldn't find specified file". I searched their forums but got no results. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

  1034. 5 out of 5 stars
    mbear

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 10, 2003)

    Everything works with MS IE, for better or worse. It may be a mess on the inside, riddled with bloated squirrely code and semi-adherance to standards, but every significent website works with it. So, if you're gonna use MS IE then MyIE2 makes it a lot better experience. Tabbed windows, mouse gestures, support for toolbars, auto-translation, etc. Rate MS IE how you want, but MyIE2 does a great job of making it better.

  1035. 3 out of 5 stars
    The DataRat

    Reviewing 0.8.2003 (Sep 10, 2003)

    Quite so. Opera rules !

    http://www.opera.com/download/

    ~Everyone~ who the Computer Rodent has had try
    Opera never goes back to IE.

    If Opera didn't exist, MyIE2 would be a good thing.
    But -as it is- MyIE2 is just a Microsoft-based Opera
    wannabe !

    The DataRat

  1036. 5 out of 5 stars
    slipkbomb

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Sep 9, 2003)

    good program exellent for all u IEXPLORE users..but OPERA still kicks its ass....i mean thats just what i think

  1037. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dixon_Butz

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 29, 2003)

    Hey mtnsteve:
    From the what's new.txt in the myIE2 folder:
    * Links bar is replaced by a more powerful favorite bar. User can choose the root folder of favorite bar at MyIE2 Options->Favorites. You could choose the Links folder.

  1038. 4 out of 5 stars
    mtnsteve

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 25, 2003)

    I have been using this program for a long time, this is the first time I have not liked an update...this new version takes away my "Links" and only leaves me the option of using "My favorites"....I want Links back. until then I'm going back to v8.220.

    It's still the best front end for IE, even with out Links.

  1039. 5 out of 5 stars
    Hellcat

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 19, 2003)

    This is the best multi-tab browser based on the IE engine. It's fast, has a lot of interesting features (not too many so it's lightweight) and the latest version allows URL dragging to the desktop. And the best of all: it's FREE!!!

  1040. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dapple

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Why pay for things like netcaptor ,when MyIE does the same if not more for free. I should not have to pay for blocking adds. MyIE and Crazybrowser are far better than most of those so called comercial ones out there.
    Opera is not a bad choice ,but forget Mozilla and its bugs.

  1041. 4 out of 5 stars
    Floodland

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Top quality software.. Second option for me, when opera can't perfectly open a page, this beauty does... But, it's strengh is also a weakness, because is based on the slow/insecure IE engine...
    Conclusion: Great freeware software, try it!

  1042. 5 out of 5 stars
    DavidGreen

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Hey kevmo, you probably drive a Model T right?
    I hate it when people are telling me to stick with the original; found something way better! MyIE2

  1043. 5 out of 5 stars
    scodan

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Oh boy--YAWN--another attempt to discredit MyIE2 in the face of NetCraptor. Well, for the nitwits, let me put it simply: Is NetCraptor open source? I didn't think so. Which means that the MyIE2 author did his own work. Why is it there are a slew of MSIE-based tabbed browers out there, but MyIE2 takes all the heat? Because it's the best, of course. NetCraptor is developed at a glacial pace, and has bug upon bug, including stability issues and bizarre behavior that the NetCraptor folks refuse to admit is their own inability to put out a quality product. And can you add plugins to NetCraptor? I didn't think so. Is NetCraptor as customizable? I didn't think so. Is NetCraptor freeware? I didn't think so. Does NetCraptor have the community and open lines of communication to the author that MyIE2 has? Yeah, that's what I thought. Now shut up and cough up that $30 for NetCraptor.

  1044. 2 out of 5 stars
    kevmo

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    So it has skinning. Sheesh. I have no room in my life for people who copy the works of others. Stick with the *ORIGINAL*, Netcaptor

  1045. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Excellent updates in this version! This is the best IE-based web browser out there, including Avant, Slim, and even Net Captor. I like the frequent fixes and updates. Watch out MyIE2, SlimBrowser is gaining on you! (bobad at charter dot net)

  1046. 4 out of 5 stars
    sirhardi

    Reviewing 0.8.350 (Aug 18, 2003)

    Excekllent....
    One item is desperatly missing or i have not found it.
    The VIEW menu is missing DETAILS.
    Curently in a FTP browser mode, all i can see is icons with file names, however no dates such as the list or details command have in IE.

    Is it poissible to0 get this integrated ?>

  1047. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Aug 15, 2003)

    Well hello`s to all...It`s the best ever i`ve used.since 6,7,0r 8 month`s,,, not found a problem with it...still my default browser..

  1048. 1 out of 5 stars
    quezako

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Aug 3, 2003)

    what the hell is that ?
    there are too much features I can't find in this navigator...
    just switch to mozilla or opera !

  1049. 5 out of 5 stars
    mojodude02

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 28, 2003)

    I've been using this program for months. i used to use Netcaptor, but it became shareware. Its THE best free browser out there!!

    Bvr01Fvr, if you actually used the program, that Flash plugin isn't a plugin like macromedia's to view flash files. its used to **SAVE** your favorite flash animations to your computer to view later. its very useful and i've used it numerous times.. and NO it aint spyware, nor are any of the other plugins.

  1050. 3 out of 5 stars
    Bvr01Fvr

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 28, 2003)

    The browser is nice, but what is with the third party plugins? One of them was a flash plugin from some fly by nite Jo-Blo Company I never heard of before. The plugin definity wasn't the well known and trusted Macromedia. Could MyIE2 be a free browser so third party spy-ware firms can install their plugins?

  1051. 5 out of 5 stars
    dacaveman

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 28, 2003)

    ive tried this. stability wise, this browser is better than opera. anyways... u guys shud give mozillafirebird a try and compare it with opera or MYIE and see why i made the switch to mozillafirebird.

  1052. 5 out of 5 stars
    michaelisitsa

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 28, 2003)

    I'll make it quick. After a while of using it, you will encounter such useful features, UNIQUE, that no other alternative will be acceptable. And for those who want to try it, look at the plugins and skins site, and use the browser for some time.
    These will allow you to really see all the little benefits

  1053. 4 out of 5 stars
    Dapumkins

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 27, 2003)

    I used to really like this browser. Although it has just as many features as Avant, what it doens't have is small window within maximum window support. I can't stand all small pop up windows being in full screen! The only way to aviod this is to have all windows not maximized. I know he's working on it.

  1054. 5 out of 5 stars
    rendermaster

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 27, 2003)

    I don't know why there is any debate about which is the best browser! MyIE2 offers most all of the features (and many times offers more) than all of the rest of the MDE browsers, most of which ARE NOT FREE!)

    Nothing compares to MyIE2 and although I download and try every new browsers that comes out, none have ever compared to MyIE2 and doubt any will.

    No, I don't work for MyIE2, nor am I associated with the authors of this software, I am just an ecstatically happy user who has been a fan of this program since it's first incarnation, named MyIE.

    Download it and use it! You won't be sorry!

  1055. 3 out of 5 stars
    ken_brown

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 27, 2003)

    I'm giving a three to balance out my last review -- it's pretty unstable, at least in this build. Love the concept, though and hope they keep working on it.

  1056. 5 out of 5 stars
    yuit

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 27, 2003)

    Window sufer ???? it costs $30 and doesn't look nearly as good as myie2.

    what do you do ? work for them ?

  1057. 5 out of 5 stars
    bottjena

    Reviewing 0.8.220 (Jul 27, 2003)

    Look at windowsurfer huh? well if i'm not mistaken that cost $30 and MYIE2 is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    hmm I think Jaybuckner while reviewing Windowsurfer said it best.

    "What kind of an idiot do you have to be to pay $30 bucks for a browser? S T U P I D!!!! "

  1058. 2 out of 5 stars
    Robert Scott

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 20, 2003)

    Have you guys looked at Windowsurfer. Better look at that...

  1059. 5 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 18, 2003)

    This one clearly deserves max points, so 5 stars it is.
    Please people, DO try it. Just grab the .zip, uncompress the files, and if you don't like it after a day or two, just delete the directory. But believe me, it's awesome :)

  1060. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 18, 2003)

    MyIE2 just keeps getting better and better! The only thing that could really improve this browsing experience would be a more active and easy-to-access skin community.

  1061. 5 out of 5 stars
    scodan

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 17, 2003)

    NetCraptor has more features? Like "aliasing" and "url filters"? Well guess what, MyIE2 has those feature, and a whole lot more that NetCraptor doesn't have. Better luck next time; maybe you should download the application you review next time. What you should have said was "NetCraptor has many more BUGS".

  1062. 2 out of 5 stars
    kevmo

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 17, 2003)

    Bah! Just another copy of Netcaptor. Netcaptor has many more useful features that this particular program lacks, like aliasing, and url filters.

  1063. 5 out of 5 stars
    klumy

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 17, 2003)

    the new favicon in tabs option is great !!

  1064. 1 out of 5 stars
    andrey

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 17, 2003)

    CTRL + N works just fine for me.

  1065. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.130 Beta (Jul 17, 2003)

    The best. By far. It's arguably even as good as NetCaptor, a fine shareware program. You gotta get this one guys!

  1066. 5 out of 5 stars
    ydj56

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jul 12, 2003)

    Disappointedly,myIE2 is not stable enough,i return to gosurf......

  1067. 5 out of 5 stars
    PhobosK

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jul 4, 2003)

    Very nice program!
    - Quick
    - A lot of functions
    - Skins does not make it slow as in other products
    - Not much bugs /if any they are quickly repaired/
    - The user may embed scripts in JS
    - Works well on slow machines too /AMD-K6-2,128M RAM/

    The best one I've discovered till now.

  1068. 5 out of 5 stars
    betasun

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jun 24, 2003)

    It shows my dial up connection speed wrongly , also it doesnot show my IP address as a network connected IP , i see
    always 127.0.0.1 .

  1069. 5 out of 5 stars
    Scorched Earth

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jun 22, 2003)

    I really like this browser shell a lot. I think it's the best available. It has all the special features I need, as well as a plethora of quality skins. I prefer Mozilla to Internet Explorer, but I'd recommend MyIE2 to friends and family over anything.

  1070. 4 out of 5 stars
    Floodland

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jun 21, 2003)

    It works very good, but I use it just when opera can't open some weird page. And that's because it uses IE engine, and that's sucks pretty much (lot of resource usage, slow, flawed)... Spite of that, nice program with every feature I wanted, and seems stable.

  1071. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jun 21, 2003)

    Continues to impress me. A must-have program for everyone.

  1072. 5 out of 5 stars
    klumy

    Reviewing 0.7.1355 (Jun 21, 2003)

    Hello Harboe_Jacob ,

    You are not the only user, who miss this function. I also like the "Close unused folders" function from IE6 very much. I hope we can see this in the near future ;)

  1073. 5 out of 5 stars
    ooo3

    Reviewing 0.7.1350 (Jun 20, 2003)

    Netscape 3.x --> Netscape 4.x ---> IE 5/6 -->
    Mozilla 1.x --> MYIE2 ...

    I used to use Mozilla..but MYIE2 give me so much more that I can't stand Mozilla anymore :D

    MYIE2 is the model that Mozilla developer need to be look at !

  1074. 4 out of 5 stars
    Harboe_Jacob

    Reviewing 0.7.1350 (Jun 20, 2003)

    I like it very much, but i wish they would fix it so that when you open a new favorit folder the old one would close. I REALLY miss that feature and that's one of my main reasons I'm still using NetCaptor. Hope they include it sooooooooooooooooooooooooon. Is it really that hard? Hope not. ;)

  1075. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.7.1350 (Jun 20, 2003)

    Great browser add-on! The best! I'm spoiled on NetCaptor. However Myie2 is just as good, and free! If fact, it seems to (coincidentally or not!) have the same features as NetCaptor. I particularly like the ability to designate a default search engine, and to create 1-key aliases for your favorite sites. For example, I have mine set up so that simply typing "g fileforum" does a google search on fileforum. No search bar is needed. You can designate the F keys as sites too. FOr example, F6 could be google.com. Filters for both popups and content work great too. This program gets a 9.5/10!

  1076. 5 out of 5 stars
    klumy

    Reviewing 0.7.1350 (Jun 20, 2003)

    The current version is good enough to replace Netcaptor and any other competitor. Most bugs are fixed and the feature list is too long to list here. Just try it out !!

  1077. 5 out of 5 stars
    roban

    Reviewing 0.7.1350 (Jun 20, 2003)

    I like any good browser that is not IE so this one fits my bill pretty well. I have no problems with this browser including skin support but one thing I would like to see in the future is Google Toolbar support. Even though Google has been touted as spyware of late I find it extremely useful and look forward to a plugin.

  1078. 5 out of 5 stars
    zzine

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (Jun 12, 2003)

    i have been using it for quite some time. before that i was using netcaptor and it is really annonying that it has been a while not having any major update. most everything works fine expect the skin features, experienced some unexpected error when tried to change the skin. and what i like most is the ie plug-in support, which makes my yahoo toolbar again workable. unfortunately, some of the other ie plug-ins doesn't work at all. and when i updated to the latest ver of it, everything is gone... not even give me a hint, and not even for them to show in the advanced option. i have also installed this beta ver in a clean system, which works fine. but still i would rate it as 5 star since it is really a nice piece. besides all these, i found it is quite interesting that some myie2 fans just like to give shots on one anther tab browser - gosurf. having them done a lot attacks on accusing gosurf as a shareware, indeed they hav very limit real comments. one even said 'where did these CHINESE steal all those tab browser codes'... that is so lame and hurting, may this guy want say that again to the author of myie2 and ask about his/her nationality.

  1079. 5 out of 5 stars
    scodan

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (Jun 7, 2003)

    I used NetCaptor for years, and finally got around to uninstalling it after giving MyIE2 a try. Lately, I've tried just about all the MSIE wrappers, and MyIE2 is hands-down the best. Beta or not, it's more stable and less quirky than NetCaptor, and the development proceeds more quickly (although glaciers are downright speedy compared to NetCaptor's development progress). As for all the other niceties of MyIE2, other people have covered them well. There is too much to list, really. The nicest thing is probably the fact that MyIE2 supports lots of MSIE plugins and other add-ons, which [insert competitor name here] does not. And did I mention it's more stable? I know someone who complained that MyIE2 ripped some of NetCaptor's ideas off. Well, who cares? Should I stay with a lesser browser, just so I can feel all warm and fuzzy about it being more "original"?

  1080. 1 out of 5 stars
    anonymouse

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (Jun 7, 2003)

    where users aew greeted with the following notice:
    SurfOnGuard™'s is popular around the world. It's yours to use for free.

    You only pay: $8.95 for an Activation Key.

    How cool, I get the software for free (ah, thats what the free in freeware means), I just need to pay $8.95 to use the damn thing!!!

  1081. 5 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (Jun 1, 2003)

    Before this version of myie2 i used opera because of its features and overal stability, though it tends to hang like explorer.exe loves to do.. but of course with opera you can resume browsing by using the startup dialogue where you can choose to continue what you were browsing..

    myie2 doens't have the startup dialogue but it also has resume features, tab browsing, lots and lots of options, a nice status bar, and the tab status is also very cool , skinable, and most of all; displays the pages 99.9% correct (à la iexplorer of course), because opera doens't always(most are good) handle every page as it should; but it does load urls faster than iexplorer and myie2.

    It also features something that filters urls that look like ads (popup ads, who hates them?) and i found very efficient. You also have the ability to bind your Function buttons starting from f2 to f12 with urls, wich can be quite handy of course, you can imagine..

    anyways, i could keep going on about this program, so

    download it now! and make it your default browser sasuke-kun!!! (big naruto fan i have to mention)

    have fun
    *i command all of you who have just read this cr*p*!!!

  1082. 5 out of 5 stars
    egg83

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (Jun 1, 2003)

    As far as the IE wrappers go, this is the best one out there. It is stable (most important), it has features that IE should have been built with, and most important, has tabs for those who want to browse several sites at once. Mad Props to Bloodchen on this program.

  1083. 5 out of 5 stars
    havvk

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 31, 2003)

    Simply AMAZING! Big improvement over the previous version with the exception list, the better looking menus, and tabs, etc, and the new Side Tabs feature is cool. STABLE too! Good stuff!

  1084. 5 out of 5 stars
    dock

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    This is a great browser! I have tried them all. And nothing beats this. Advant is close, but I like this better. I installed the GoSurf browser and ended up formating my drive.

  1085. 5 out of 5 stars
    Orbit

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    WoGra.... when you installed this, did you overwrite the OLD .ini file with the new one? I had an issue a couple versions ago where I used the old MyIE.ini file (I used to just copy the new .exe file into the folder), and it made the new version unstable. Fixed it by using all new files and making a new .ini file.

  1086. 3 out of 5 stars
    jrepin

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    I tried this and I think Opera and Mozilla are much better. I especially like FireBird browser which is based on excellent Mozilla rendering engine.

  1087. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    Getting better and better. Looks great.

  1088. 1 out of 5 stars
    WoGra

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    MyIE 0.6.835 works fine. But all later Betas do not. As far as I try to open a group or several websites, the first site will be opened then a flickering begins. All defined adresses will be converted into MyIEs homepage adress, but the site will never be loaded. All I see, is this damned flickering of the tabs. I use Windows 98 SE and IE 5.5 SP2. Is there anyone, who could help me?

  1089. 5 out of 5 stars
    SlowNeasy

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    Just keeps getting better :)

  1090. 5 out of 5 stars
    DrinkSprite

    Reviewing 0.7.1240 Beta (May 30, 2003)

    Another great release, keeps getting better and better.

  1091. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daimaah

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 28, 2003)

    Simply the best, the website is just slow, and new updates are very slow to download, if someone has a mirror for that newest beta, please tell it here too.

  1092. 1 out of 5 stars
    rendermaster

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 28, 2003)

    Just FYI: there is on english language version of this software; it's only German for now, so don't make the mistake of downloading it if you don't speak German.

  1093. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 16, 2003)

    iwarrior, do you mean you want a multiple column view in the Favorites menu when there are a lot of links? If so, open the MyIE2 options, go to the Favorites category, and uncheck "Use single column Favorites Menu", then press OK. That should do it ;).

  1094. 4 out of 5 stars
    iwarrior

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 16, 2003)

    Re-installing the program actually got rid of the problem.
    Now if you can make the Favorites' drop-down wrap-around, it'd be a 5. THKS!

  1095. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dixon_Butz

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 8, 2003)

    Hey goodayoo! WTF is a brower?? Do you really think anyone would take advice from someone that can't even write a comprehensible sentence? You are very funny and stupid!

  1096. 5 out of 5 stars
    morequick

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 7, 2003)

    It's a powerful browser! but it's interface.... GreenBrowser 1.06 is also another powerful browser, maybe you can have a test , get here:

    http://www.websamba.com/morequick

  1097. 1 out of 5 stars
    goodayoo

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (May 6, 2003)

    I cannot even bear to try it though! it's really a suffer using this so called "brower"?!!I've try it for 10 Munites and desided to delete it from my computer forver! I swear I'll never try it again!

  1098. 5 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 25, 2003)

    Just simply the best IE clone I've found. The skinning support (though still not that advanced) is quite fun to play with.

  1099. 3 out of 5 stars
    wicked88

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 24, 2003)

    Not too bad. I've also seen a browser something like that on the net. Its a much scale down version of IE and MyIE but it is much more user-friendly. This is the link to it:

    http://fileforum.betanew...ail.php3?fid=1051051095

  1100. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 6, 2003)

    With each release it's going to be better and better ... NetCaptor was good, but MyIE2 is definitely king of IE based browsers. {Maybe CHINESE tests theirs power before releasing Windows killer OS :) ... lol

  1101. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ziad270

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 6, 2003)

    Really Good Explorer. A lot of useful functions (i love the One Click for Proxy...and so with to instance..one behind a Proxy...the other one Direct).
    I love the Autohide Panel... The Postit...

    But sometimes...i got problems with it...On some CGI pages...and have for some pages to go back on IE .
    I dont have check this version...

  1102. 4 out of 5 stars
    xhva

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 6, 2003)

    I really don't know what the other reviewers are complaining about. The freeware edition offers the features I was looking for, and I don't expect to get everything for free. Someone has worked hard to both write the program and create the community, and unless you want to actively encourage this developer by purchasing the full version, stop complaining about what you're getting for free.

    Anyway, this excellent software to host a webcam without resorting to private chats or custom viewing software. Highly recommended.

  1103. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aydin

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 6, 2003)

    The best. Do yourself a favor and stop using Internet Exploer standard, Opera, Mozilla, Netcaptor or whatever and try this. It's everything a tabbed ie based browser should be. The only weakness is that it's ie based. I would prefer a gecko based version.

  1104. 5 out of 5 stars
    DJKarmaD2

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 5, 2003)

    You can ditch Netcaptor, Avant Browser, and every other IE hack you can name... this is hands-down the best ever. It's been stable since even the .4 betas, which is a statement in itself. But the mouse gestures, the flexible nature of the layout... by golly, I'd pay for this. And yet it's free as can be. Do yourself a favor and download MyIE2 right now.

  1105. 5 out of 5 stars
    SlowNeasy

    Reviewing 0.7.829 Beta (Apr 5, 2003)

    Excellent build, seems even faster. ESPECIALLY their forum

  1106. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blue_Horse

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Mar 30, 2003)

    I can't believe that this is still in the beta stage! Love it! I have made it my default browser over my IE, Mozilla, and Opera. Seems to be faster than IE over my 56k connection and allows me to have MANY web pages open at the same time but makes only a very small dent in my resources. A vastly improved IE interface. Installation is easy--just unzip it into a folder that you create (such as \Program Files\MyIE2) and maintain the folders as you do so. Create a quick link to it and it works like a charm!

  1107. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dapumkins

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Mar 30, 2003)

    Great Browser! Hey you guys that rate programs low because you have problems downloading them.. stop it! That has nothing to do with the program itself. Find an alternate means to download it. Ever heard of google?

  1108. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Mar 11, 2003)

    Well, I can tell you what the problem is Raila. You are running MyIE2 from within the zip file itself... you are not extracting the files to a folder and then running it :). MyIE2 will not function properly if you run it from within the zip file (most programs won't). MyIE2 uses/creates .ini files when you run it. If you run MyIE2 from within the zip, it will not be able to access/create these .ini files. This is why MyIE2 is crashing for you. Please extract all the files within the zip to a folder and run MyIE2 from there. I hope this helps :).

  1109. 1 out of 5 stars
    Raila

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Mar 10, 2003)

    Downloading it directly from the link that is provided, and simply saving it to my system, clicking on the file, which opens automatically with my Zipmagic as a useable file, and loading it. It runs through the setup with few prompts from myself, and IE launches, but it doesn't get much farther than that without crashing. Pretty simple, and yet something does not like me. It must be my curse again... As far as the forums, I cannot even GET to them :(

  1110. 5 out of 5 stars
    kandjar

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 24, 2003)

    Great ! Excellent ! One Word : TAKEIT! :p

    Only one feature missed for me : You can't drag&drop a url from the address box to the favorites, or to the desktop...

    Maybe one day... ;)

  1111. 5 out of 5 stars
    jungle!

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 24, 2003)

    Forget my earlier post further down. After checking this browser out thouroughly, I am convinced of a couple of things; there is no spyware installed for sure, and this browser is miles ahead of Mozilla (my main browser) in the resource and speed department. On my machine it uses on average 40% of the memory. Add to that, the customizability of the various .ini files to set toolbar, skin, and search panel settings makes this the most configurable browser. (plus SCoooBY's skins :)

  1112. 5 out of 5 stars
    theye

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 21, 2003)

    This new version really does a lot of cosmetic cleanups. Thank you. Highly recommended.

  1113. 5 out of 5 stars
    clutter44

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 19, 2003)

    Thought Avant Browser was the bees knees but MYIE2 now has taken over the crown. Just seems to do everything that much better except for me the Favorites menu seems to be a bit jumbled up. The fact that both are free staggers me why people pay for inferior products... Netcaptor etc.

  1114. 4 out of 5 stars
    zetokore

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 19, 2003)

    This has to be the best of the many IE tabbing functionality add-ons that are out there. If there was a way to disable the option of click-dragging to open something in a new tab (you'll find yourself doing this a lot accidentally), it'd be perfect.

  1115. 5 out of 5 stars
    finalcut

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 19, 2003)

    hey Jhulae, dont you think it could be YOUR dsl the problem?
    I can get over 200K/s to download myie2 almost everywhere ppl can download it!

    so check out your isp and not myie2's hosting ;)

  1116. 5 out of 5 stars
    xippon

    Reviewing 0.7.435 Beta (Feb 19, 2003)

    Best add to IE, make web viewing very comfortable (mouse gestures, plugin support, nopopup filters ,etc.). But still missing one thing: while loading page in background, focuc text in adres bar is freez ;( . I'm waiting for correct this bug. Go to MyIE2 forum to check what's going on. Besides it replaces all Opera and Netscape stuff.

  1117. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Feb 1, 2003)

    I`ve used a lot of browsers netcaptor was a good one,then came the buy it..lol....but my ie2...YES IT`S GOOD more good work,keep it up,,,,it`s fast,and better in a few way`s..download it `n check,,my respect`s to the writer of the browser...uNdisputed

  1118. 1 out of 5 stars
    Jhulae

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Jan 30, 2003)

    I'd really like to try this program. I honestly would. But, I can't get it from the MyIE2 website or even from here. If I can't get a 600k program downloaded in less than a minute with DSL, something is wrong. The owner should get a better hosting company.

  1119. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Jan 17, 2003)

    jungle, If you'd bothered to check out posts further down or check out the MyIE2 forums, you'd would have found that the UCMORE plugin that MyIE2 has is only there to allow the UCMORE toolbar to work within MyIE2. It does not install the toolbar nor download it. There is no spyware contained within MyIE2. Please get your facts straight before spouting unfounded "facts".

  1120. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Jan 16, 2003)

    MyIE has gone through many improvments .. I was using Crazy browser for the stability and functionality though I like the interface of MYIE.. but this version all the thing in Crazy browser is included in addtion to many more features.. so bye crazy browser I will give it 5 ..

  1121. 1 out of 5 stars
    jungle!

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Jan 15, 2003)

    UC-More??? This is a program that has gone from very good (Version 3+) to bad. What is with developers and this UC-More spyware crap. The same goes for Avant Browser too; another one with this invasive third party nonsense. Much better to try Crazy Browser or Slim Browser for IE based browsers!

  1122. 5 out of 5 stars
    festering1

    Reviewing 0.6.835 (Jan 11, 2003)

    AWESOME! - no other word!

    I used Netcaptor for 6 months before finding MyIE2 and as a previous reviewer said, MyIE2 is like a BETTER Netcaptor.

    Now I have my Google tooolbar and almost everything else that was missing from Netcaptor. I also have confidence that my suggestions will be listened to.

    Nothing wrong with Netcaptor but MyIE2 is BETTER (and free).

  1123. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.6.830 (Jan 8, 2003)

    Here is a much better MyIE2 Description:

    MyIE2 is a multi-tabbed browser based on the IE core (IE5.x or above required).
    It can open multiple web pages within one browser window, and uses little system resources.
    MyIE2 has a greatly integrated & highly customizable interface which supports Skins, Plug-Ins, IE Extensions, & specific IE toolbars (example: GOOGLE Toolbar) .
    MyIE2 also has 3 very handy AD filters: an Auto POPUP filter, your own POPUP list filter, and a Content Filter list. All list filters support Wildcard entries.
    The Content filter can be used to filter ADS on a web page, if desired. Just right-click on an AD, choose "Add to AD Hunter", and add the AD picture to the Content Filter... you'll never be bother by that AD again. You can use Wildcard entries to wipe out a broad range of ADs (Example: */ads/*).
    MyIE2 is also GREEN to your registry (this means that it doesn't add anything to your WinOS Registry by default).
    Too many Options & Features to list... try out MyIE2 to see what it can do that other IE browser-shells can't.

  1124. 3 out of 5 stars
    betasun

    Reviewing 0.6.830 (Dec 25, 2002)

    Despite improvements,still i prefer MYIE by CHANG U .MYIE2 is somewhat bugy on winXP.where is CHANG U to go on with his browser !

  1125. 5 out of 5 stars
    michaelisitsa

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 20, 2002)

    This is the g** d*** best most customizable browser ever built. For all you people deciding which browser to use, listen up. Firstly, this is similar to netcaptor, so if you're using netcaptor, this will just be an improvement ( a big improvement).

    This program is really customizable, and at first it might seem ordinary, but the features are outstanding. I have seriously been through all the programs. Smart explorer didn't offer enough, opera too many bugs. GET THIS

  1126. 5 out of 5 stars
    dkratter

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 20, 2002)

    Is there a plan to upgrade Windows Messenger, or has that been replaced by MSN Messenger even on Windows XP?

  1127. 5 out of 5 stars
    DrinkSprite

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 14, 2002)

    This is a great program, better options than avant or crazy browser. Supports a great pop-up removal and banner ad removal tool built-in! Easy to apply skins, clean system files and customize. Also supports plugins from IE and now has a lot of plugins being made for myIE2 itself.

    Download now and go to the forum for any support it's well-worth it!

  1128. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 12, 2002)

    snailsboy,
    You have to open the MyIE2 options and go to the "ADVANCED" section. You can pick "English" there. The "ADVANCED" section is the last section in the options. Check out the MyIE2 forums if you have any other problems: http://202.101.232.115/allen/st/myie2/

  1129. 4 out of 5 stars
    snailsboy

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 10, 2002)

    i might be asking something very stupid here,but i've downloded each new version recently and i can't seem to display the in like file-fav-tools ect its shows as well i guess korean.does any one no how i can change this

  1130. 1 out of 5 stars
    lazyskillz

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 10, 2002)

    Beta 0.6.750 has hooks in with Active Desktop. I got rid of Active Desktop with 98lite (www.litepc.com). I DO NOT want to install Active Desktop again. Get rid of it!

  1131. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 9, 2002)

    I prefer the "look and feel" of AvantBrowser, but I really enjoy how myIE2 opens a startup group at launch. Very convenient way to have all of my most-accessed webpages made very accessible.
    Fantastic freeware browser that does everything that you need Opera 7 to do, without the banners or bloat.

  1132. 5 out of 5 stars
    DVation

    Reviewing 0.6.750 Beta (Dec 9, 2002)

    i love this browser

  1133. 4 out of 5 stars
    davidtb_2000

    Reviewing 0.6.531 Beta (Nov 25, 2002)

    This has become my favorite browser. The search is kinda screwy. thats why I gave it a 4 other than that I like the way it opens sites and hides the tool bar

  1134. 5 out of 5 stars
    SCoooBY

    Reviewing 0.6.531 Beta (Nov 18, 2002)

    What Ad-Aware detects is a plugin that the author made to allow the UCMORE program to work within MyIE2. The plugin happens to have the same name as a .dll file that the UCMORE program has. The author's plugin has nothing to do with the UCMORE program except to assist it in functioning properly within MyIE2. THE PLUGIN AD-AWARE DETECTS IS NOT SPYWARE. Please check out the MyIE2 forums before posting unfounded "facts".

    http://202.101.232.115/allen/st/myie2/

  1135. 1 out of 5 stars
    whatever_-_

    Reviewing 0.6.531 Beta (Nov 18, 2002)

    This was my favorite IE shell... till I just Ad Aware just now with the latest, updated Ref file. It seems a component installed by MY IE as of this version is *spyware*. The component is a plugin called "UCMore". All I can say is: WTF?! The developer has a hell of a lot of explaining to do, and I suggest the rest of yo