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Today, we will take a look at Maxthon, an award-winning and speedy web browser that has versions available for Android phones and tablets. Maxthon also has a desktop browser that is focused on speed and another version that was featured Taking The Maxthon Internet Browser For A Test Drive Taking The Maxthon Internet Browser For A Test Drive Read More on MakeUseOf four years ago and began as an extension of IE, as well as a kid-safe browser.

The Maxthon developers certainly have a lot of experience with browsers, so let’s check out how this vast experience translates in features for the Android versions.

Sync Desktop Browser Bookmarks

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Maxthon 3 is the latest desktop browser offering that is also available as a portable app for USB/flash drives. Maxthon 3 has transitioned beautifully 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox Many people swear by either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but there are a myriad of other web browsers that are definitely worth a look. Truly, neither Chrome nor Firefox are perfect. A lot of... Read More since the days that we first took a look at Maxthon Taking The Maxthon Internet Browser For A Test Drive Taking The Maxthon Internet Browser For A Test Drive Read More . One of the features that make it a great choice for people on the go is the Maxthon Passport feature. You essentially sign up for an account so that your bookmarks on the desktop browser can be synced securely to any other installation of Maxthon, whether it be on a computer or a mobile device.
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This feature is available for both mobile and tablet versions of Maxthon.
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Customizable Gestures

If there are certain actions you perform a lot, like opening a new tab, switching between tabs, etc. Maxthon most likely has gestures for you. With gestures, you basically draw a certain shape that corresponds to an action, say switch to the left tab, and you will be switched immediately to the left tab obviously. Here are other built-in gestures for common actions.
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You can download an extra add-on called Advanced Gesture to create your own gestures for actions not found natively. Here in the following screenshot, I have set up a gesture to launch MakeUseOf.com.
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Plenty Of Additional Useful Features

If you use your tablet to read news or blog updates, with Maxthon, you won’t need a separate app for catching up with your favorite news sources as Maxthon has an RSS reader add-on that is available for free.
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Other neat little features include the gorgeous new tab page, also known as Quick Access page where you will find a few popular website links. You can also always add some of your favorite links, either from your synced bookmarks or another site.
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This feature is also available on the mobile client.
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Another convenient feature would be the live URL suggestions that make it much easier and faster to navigate on a mobile device as you will not have to type the whole URL in an already-tiny screen.
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Another handy feature is the ability to browse privately. In the tablet version, you simply head to Options > Privacy & security to then check off Browse in Private Mode.
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You can also simply choose to erase your history when you exit Maxthon.
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If you are on your tablet or your mobile phone, you know how annoying it can be when you need to connect and sync your device with your computer. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could simply download items (like Facebook pictures) from the web instead? With Maxthon’s built-in download manager, downloading will be as simple as typing in the URL of the item.
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Overall, Maxthon is a great mobile browser with many neat features that could truly turn it into your favorite browser and make surfing on your mobile device a pleasure.

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Have you used Maxthon on your desktop or your mobile devices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

  1. delan
    August 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the feedback!

  2. delan
    August 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the feedback!

  3. abuthakir4u
    June 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I am using Maxthon for the past 2 months and following are the useful stuff I found in Maxthon. Useful feature when you search a text from a page or like to visit a URL from a page by just selecting and moving (select and move). Built in screen capture tool, since all users may definitely need this tools, so there is no point to install this tool as addon. Maxthon added this as default one. External tools: When we are using browser we definitely need to open some other applications like notepad, messenger etc. Using this External tools Maxthon feature without minimizing or leaving browser we can open desired external tools. Reader mode: I like this feature very much, since it remove unnecessary things from a page and will show the necessary article or blog content as a popup and it looks like a pdf document reading. Maxthon download manager allow us to download the file directly if we know the download link. Also when we downloading a file from websites it will open the download manager and select the file name part (without selecting the extension part) so we can quickly change the file name alone

    • Jessica Cam Wong
      June 29, 2012 at 3:02 am

      Maxthon is still my browser of choice on my tablet but I didn't know about the External tools feature. And the Reader mode feature is definitely handy. Maxthon's developers seemed to have integrated a lot of popular addons into their releases. Thank you for your extensive tips! Much appreciated. :)

  4. lloyd
    April 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I have a question. I have this browser on my phone. I was wondering if there is a way to change it from mobile web pages to desktop web pages. Hope u have an answer.
    -lloyd

  5. Satish
    April 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I am using Maxthon from past one year. It never crashed and never troubled me. I love maxthon and i love to browse all my personal data in it :D \m/

    • Jessica Cam Wong
      April 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Dan
    March 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

    One of the Nice Browsers Around !!

    • Jessica Cam Wong
      April 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I agree!

  7. Garey Boone
    March 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I have this both on my pc and my android phone although I am not big on the desktop version the syncing capabilities are by far the cleanest and the easiest that I have used on my phone it's definitely worth it if you like to keep your bookmarks synced and tidy between your desktop and your phone.

    • Jessica Cam Wong
      April 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Bookmark sync is definitely a plus for using browsers across devices. Thanks for your input!

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