Maxthon Browser
Maxthon Browser
5.1.134

4.3

Maxthon Browser free download for Mac

Maxthon Browser5.1.134

06 October 2018

Safe, fast, accessible Web browser.

Overview

Maxthon Browser is the browser that doesn't crash and runs smoothly.

  • Access Your Web from Anywhere: Sync and get your bookmarks/favorites across all platforms.
  • Amazing Speed: Enjoy the lightning-fast Web-surfing experience.
  • Stay Safe and Secure: Clear your browser's history or surf in private-browsing mode.

What's new in Maxthon Browser

Version 5.1.134:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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41 Reviews of Maxthon Browser

1
Simty
08 May 2013
Version: 4.0.4.3000

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Anyone who chooses to use a Chinese made web-browser must be barking mad. The term 'unpublished capabilities' is going to become much more commonplace over the next few years. The Russians are so nervous about the 'unpublished capabilities' of western produced hardware /software platforms that they have generated their own state funded computer industry. The Chinese are doing the exact same thing and you can bet your life that they are very keen on coming up with a few 'unpublished capabilities; of their own. I'm really sorry if this browser is totally safe and squeaky-clean but the risk is just too big for me to consider using it.
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5
anonymous-meadowlark-4859
04 April 2018
Version: 5.1.46
This is a stripped down version; no extensions, no tracking, less memory; I have used this to download, and other Browser actions; it has not failed me once; I have done research and learned you have either an optiom to download from the site or Apple Store(both free) As I wish to be notified when available downloads arrive; I downloaded from the Maxthon site.
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3.5
marionvidis
25 August 2017
Version: 5.0.23
I got this on my windows dkestop at home and it works perfectly fine and i can play Animal Jam without expiriencing any lag (sorry if i wrote expiriencing wrong XD) but i can't seem to get the latest version of maxthon for the mac i have on my school which has OS x 10.6 any links to a Maxthon5 for this old mac version? :( i want all my bookmarks and with the old maxthon it glitches ALOT.
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Derekcurrie
22 May 2017
Version: 5.0.17
This WAS a dead browser. So why is it back again?
My previous testing found it to be worst-in-class.
Avoid.
Oh and it's Chinese, just so you know.
Oh, Oh creepy that MU doesn't offer a developer link. (O_o)
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jeffswritingworld
30 April 2016
Version: 4.1.3.5000
Well this is embarrassing... I've just left a reply about how fast this is and how it's nearly my browser of choice. Straight off, I went to the App store to check if there were any new versions, and to look at the changelog. No changes since 2014, and worse still, a note from a contributor confirming that Maxthon Browser has been dropped as a Mac app by Maxthon, and will no longer be updated. Red faced, I back off into the bushes. Macupdate Moderators action required?
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anonymous-mollusk-5346
15 July 2015
Version: 4.1.3.5000
The Flash version included by default is now blocked by Adobe, and will not run. As it doesn't appear to be possible to update the component independently, this browser just became the binary equivalent of a paperweight.
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5
vladdyy222
27 September 2014
Version: 4.1.3.5000
best browser ever, and the best looks, keep doing a good job, you have all my support.
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1
Derekcurrie
10 September 2014
Version: 4.1.3.5000
I recently did some security related testing of web browsers Maxthon was the only one that FAILed on the Mac platform. It's not keeping up with Internet security flaws, not updating often enough, not updating adequately. I have to give it a FAIL grade and suggest using something better. That's a shame. I like competition in the browser market. But this one is dead last IMHO. Alternative: I'm impressed with White Hat's rendition of Chromium. It's called Aviator. It's the only version of Chromium I bother with any longer as I'm deadly sick of Google anything, apart from their search engine. This is a striping out of Google surveillance I can live with. It comes with the excellent (if overkill) Disconnect add-on built-in by default. That's nice security.
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Fyreflye
09 September 2014
Version: 4.1.3.5000
Still using Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 Unsafe for browsing.
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2.5
GonzaloL3383
01 July 2014
Version: 4.1.3.4000
It was a good browser. But since Janury/Febrery has no updates for Mac. It use an old version of chromium. And the Chromw App Store is not compatible with Maxthon anymore. Evenmore, i write in Maxthon's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and they didn't anser
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anonymous-mollusk-5346
26 May 2014
Version: 4.1.3.4000
There doesn't seem to be any way of stopping this application from attempting to update itself whenever you launch it. Any hidden settings that I can take advantage of? If not, I may have to find another browser, I don't like having updates forced on me. You can't even stop it in the middle of the update process, it's all done in the background. The only warning you have is when the Maxthon disk image suddenly flickers on to and then off your Desktop in a matter of seconds. Also, the current size is 310MB! That's huge for a browser, considering Safari is 44.4MB. GarageBand '11 is 375MB. I suspect it keeps old versions around, à la Google Chrome. Another reason to update this thing manually.
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Fyreflye
27 February 2014
Version: 4.1.3.4000
1Password now works again on Maxthon (and Chromium) if you make a small adjustment in 1P's settings. Go to 1P's Preferences -> Advanced and uncheck the bottom most item "Verify browser code signature." This allows unsigned browsers like Chromium and Maxthon to access 1P. Just be sure not to try to add 1P to any browser you're not sure of. I'm sure of Maxthon and Chromium. I'm not sure of SRWare Iron.
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Markie205
27 February 2014
Version: 4.1.3.4000
OK, here comes my xenophobia again. Regardless of their privacy declaration, Maxthon is a product of the Peoples Republic of China. I was about to download it until I followed it to its source. --
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Fyreflye
10 October 2013
Version: 4.1.1.1000
Maxthon continues to work with 1Password despite the fact that 1P v.4 no longer supports Chromium. Install the 1P beta from the Chrome Web store to keep1P v.4 functioning on Maxthon.
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silverhand31
02 September 2013
Version: 4.1.0.2000
I install donottrackme but it doesn't seem working
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Fyreflye
15 August 2013
Version: 4.1.0.1000
Correction: I can't sign into gmail because, according to Google's diagnosis of the problem, Maxthon is not one of Google's supported browsers. Looks like Maxthon has blown its cover with this version.
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Revco
15 August 2013
Version: 4.1.0.1000
Huh. This version crashes on launch for me. On 10.6.8.
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5
Fyreflye
08 August 2013
Version: 4.0.6.3000
As of v. 4.0.6.3000 I'm upgrading my overall rating of this browser to 5 stars. I've been using it for a couple of months as my primary browser and I've concluded that while no browser is faultless Maxthon best meets my needs at this time. It has all the virtues of Google Chrome and none of the problems of Google. See my posts below for my discoveries about its virtues.
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4.5
UglyStuff
09 June 2013
Version: 4.0.5.2000
This one is much better in all respects: stability, speed, rendering. I hope Opera "Next" looks and feels like that when its final release comes.
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4
Fyreflye
08 June 2013
Version: 4.0.5.2000
After downloading and trying out Maxthon I see that like Opera Next it's based on Google Chrome. It has a long way to go before it's a competitive browser for my every day use, but it's already well ahead of Opera Next in features so I'm giving this release 4 stars as a sign of my optimism. I will watch its development with great interest.
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SickTeddyBear
06 June 2013
Version: 4.0.5.1000
A couple of recent articles about Maxthon: Web Browsers Are Reinvented http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324031404578481180131997580.html Maxthon Offers an Alternative Browser http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/17/maxthon-offers-an-alternative-browser-that-wont-crash-while-running-multiple-games/ Here's info on the Maxthon executive quoted in both articles, Karl Mattson: http://linkedin.com/in/karlmattson http://crunchbase.com/person/karl-mattson Once again, none of this is any sort of endorsement of Maxthon. I'm just pointing out how they are a visible company with real employees who have names, which is in stark contrast to most Chinese software outfits that try to hide and remain anonymous.
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0.5
UglyStuff
05 June 2013
Version: 4.0.5.1000
Contrarily to previous builds, this one is buggy as all hell: crashed on me six times in a row when doing nothing but scrolling down my homepage. That's too bad, because I like this browser.
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SickTeddyBear
23 May 2013
Version: 4.0.4.4000
To those attacking Maxthon because it is a Chinese product: While I agree that a lot of Chinese and Russian produced software has yet to be proven safe and trustworthy, let me pont out some differences in regards to Maxthon: 1. Maxthon has a good existing reputation on mobile platforms. On Android, the Maxthon name is well-known and the product receives very high ratings: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mx.browser It also has good ratings on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/maxthon-cloud-browser/id541052011?mt=8 2. Unlike many shady Russian and Chinese software companies, Maxthon does not try to hide their domain registration info (whois), and they have clear contact and address info on their web site: http://www.maxthon.com/contact/ Notice also from the above that Maxthon has an office in the United States, located in San Francisco, and they give out actual email addresses, instead of using obscured forms. 3. Maxthon provides a genuine history of their product and company, rather than the generic and phony sounding boilerplate you see on most Chinese software web sites: http://wiki.maxthon.com/index.php/What_is_Maxthon 4. Maxthon is genuinely and actively engaged in social media, with real employees and customers, not bots: https://www.facebook.com/maxthon https://twitter.com/maxthon 5. Maxthon's web site looks like it was created by real, modern human beings, rather than something thrown together by prison slaves using CD-ROM clipart from 1982: http://www.maxthon.com Now, I can't state as an absolute fact that Maxthon is safer than other Chinese browsers, but I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to security. I noted above a few of the differences between Maxthon and the run-of-the-mill junk you see floating around the net, and to my mind, Maxthon is as safe as any of the major browser choices.
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5
Jazzyguy
08 May 2013
Version: 4.0.4.3000
A first class and really fast browser that is secure.It deserves 5 stars.
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1
Simty
08 May 2013
Version: 4.0.4.3000
Anyone who chooses to use a Chinese made web-browser must be barking mad. The term 'unpublished capabilities' is going to become much more commonplace over the next few years. The Russians are so nervous about the 'unpublished capabilities' of western produced hardware /software platforms that they have generated their own state funded computer industry. The Chinese are doing the exact same thing and you can bet your life that they are very keen on coming up with a few 'unpublished capabilities; of their own. I'm really sorry if this browser is totally safe and squeaky-clean but the risk is just too big for me to consider using it.
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5
gheeto22
02 May 2013
Version: 4.0.4.2000
perfect...the best among
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4
cmotdibbler
25 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.2000
I remember using this in place of IE on windows and it seemed okay. I was pleasantly surprised to see how this performed on my MBP, comparable to chromium and it is compatible with several chrome extensions. I decided to try it out the maxthon cloud browser on windows and thought the UI was to much win8 and really had trouble finding extensions... so uninstalled on PC but will keep on the mac.
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3
Maxter
25 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.2000
Not Bad but LS overheats when I launch this thing. Not going to be my browser of choice.
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3.5
BlackMacX
25 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.2000
I just downloaded Maxthon and it's not bad. Now that said, I did a little quick test between it and Safari, having both open a page to Macupdate.com and also CBC.ca/news, both rendered the page equally well (Maxthon seemed to load both pages moderately faster than Safari though). Interesting Safari needed itself running and two content processes to render the pages (using a total of about 390MB of Real Memory (via Activity Monitor) and a total of 31 threads, Maxthon needed about 360MB of Real Memory, 7 processes and 95 threads to render the same pages. So it would seem the Maxthon is more process intensive but slightly lighter on memory usage. Interestingly as well, installed, Safari takes up 15MB of space on my HDD, while Maxthon needs 10x that. Even adding in my extensions and all the files in my Safari folder in ~/Library/Safari, that only adds ~10MB to Safari's size; I have no extensions yet installed for Maxthon. It looks like a decent browser and I might continue to play with it; but overall, I am happy with Safari and Chromium as my browsers of choice on my system.
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4.5
jerryzhang2468
22 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.1000
excellent, i have always been a old fans of myie2 and maxthon for windows. now for mac maxthon is comming
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5
cuikai
22 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.1000
So Good!! It is very fast! I like it!!
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5
Heiheihei
20 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.1000
Wow!It's really the fastest browser on MacOS!I like Maxthon,simple and easy to use!
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5
plmzk
19 April 2013
Version: 4.0.4.1000
very nice。I like it。More features make browing in the internet easily
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5
harryliu7758
18 April 2013
Version: 4.0.3.2000
got the new version,more better 4.0.4.1000. www.maxthon.com/mac I like the mouse gestures & inspect element
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6of1
23 January 2013
Version: 4.0.3.2000
Gives the "Oh, Snap!" page on even Google and Wikipedia. Clumsy bookmark management only allows bookmarks to be put into the bookmarks bar. Page render is decent, but still slower than Opera. Too many problems to be useful. http://i46.tinypic.com/3522pnq.jpg
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4.5
Snoebay
21 January 2013
Version: 4.0.3.2000
Fastest browser that I have ever used on my MBP. That said it does have trouble with a couple of sites that I use. Overall though on its way to being my browser of choice.
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4.5
UglyStuff
13 December 2012
Version: 4.0.0.2000
Do we agree that this browser is based on Webkit, same as Safari and Chrome? If so, well, let me put it plainly: THIS is how Safari and Chrome should look like. Maxthon offers a feature that only comes out of the box (i.e., without the need for extensions/addons) in Opera (my default browser, for those who are interested): open your bookmarks in a new foreground tab with one left-click. No need for a Command/Control-click, or anything, just one click, and a new tab opens next to the active one, and your fave just showed up. A while ago, I posted a question on the Apple Discussions website to ask how it would be possible to write an extension for Safari to get that kind of behavior, and some self-proclaimed pundits there haughtily told me that it wasn't wired into Webkit, and therefore **impossible**. Well, guess what: it's not. Says a bunch of Chinese developers who've been around since the times of MyIE2 (remember this one, memory leaks and all?). As the song says, it goes to show you never can tell... How do you say "Job well done!" in Mandarin?
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Jazzyguy
13 December 2012
Version: 4.0.0.2000
I like this Browser and think it is a neat one. It loads web pages nicely and I like its GUI. Very nice in general.I like its new icon as well!
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iTruth
20 August 2012
Version: 1.0.3.1000
Very disappointed with this release. Maxthon for the Mac doesn't even offer a 3rd of the features is has on the Windows version. This feels like a faster version of Chrome. I will admit this browser is blazing fast but there's not much else this brings to the table that would make you want to switch away from Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
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Jazzyguy
20 August 2012
Version: 1.0.3.1000
The default startup page in its layout looks a lot like the Dolphin browser. I really haven't tested it too much but it appears to look OK as far as loading web sites so far. I can't give it a review as I haven't tested it on a lot of sites.
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Geofrant
20 August 2012
Version: 1.0.3.1000
I think back in the day this was an Internet Explorer extension on PC.
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Hal2007
20 August 2012
Version: 1.0.3.1000
Another Google Chrome derivate. (Sigh)
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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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