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Maxthon Portable
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Screenshot of Maxthon Portable 5.3, a web browsing app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Maxthon International
Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Oct 25, 2019
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Tina de Pierre

Web browser that can switch between Webkit and Trident engines

A review of Maxthon Portable by Tina de Pierre

The Maxthon Portable browser is a free, dual-engine Internet browser that incorporates some of the best features from different browser engines, namely Trident and Webkit.

Since Maxthon Portable is, as the name suggests, a portable application, it can be run without installation where no changes to the Windows Registry will take place.

The layout of Maxthon is pretty much what you would expect of any modern web browser, though with a few different extra features added. It should be noted that it appears to be a little bit more colorful than Google Chrome.

Features here are numerous and include a feed reader, a left panel which includes favorites and notes, a download manager, an online notepad and some other, customizable features. Maxthon Portable also includes a synchronization and encryption utility.

As with virtually all newer browsers, Maxthon Portable supports private browser and a useful password manager to save accounts for auto-fill later on. It can also export and import user data so switching between machines is possible.

Finally, Maxthon also allows users to go back to earlier days of Internet browsing by activating Retro Mode (Ultra Mode is the current default).

Overall, Maxthon Portable is a capable and fast Internet browser which offers users the opportunity to stray away from the pack and try something different.

Features and highlights

  • Split screen option: divides open tabs into left and right of screen when this option is chosen
  • AD Hunter: an ad blocking utility to stop pop-up ads, Web banners, and floating ads in webpages
  • Blocker for Adobe Flash, Java applets, and ActiveX
  • Support for custom skins
  • Customizable tabs and user interface
  • Supports plug-ins, for Internet Explorer (many), and Maxthon
  • Partial Gecko engine support with the use of a third-party program
  • A user-extensible search toolbar with 8 default search engines
  • Automatic updates
  • Groups: the ability to bookmark and open multiple pages simultaneously
  • URL aliases: open URLs by just typing a word in the address bar

Maxthon Portable on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from internet browsers without restrictions. Maxthon Portable is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this web browser software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Maxthon Portable may be available from Maxthon International.

Filed under:
  1. Maxthon Portable Download
  2. Freeware Internet Browsers
  3. Portable Software
  4. Major release: Maxthon Portable 5.3
  5. Web Browsing Software
Maxthon Portable has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Maxthon Portable has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Maxthon Portable against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Size on disk:
60,223,406 B
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