Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[TheNextWeb] Maxthon launches MxNitro for Windows, claims ‘the fastest PC browser’ loads pages 30% faster than Chrome

By Maxthon Web Browsers

SOURCE

- See more at: http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12857-1-1.html#sthash.hlnVdJNW.dpuf

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”

This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has also stripped out features from Maxthon that it says hog resources and cause delays in both startup times and page rendering.



Under development since March 2014, Maxthon says it has gotten MxNitro to the point that it starts faster, as well as fetches and loads Web pages quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. More specifically, the company makes the following assertions:

  • Installs and starts 3x faster than the fastest Windows PC browser – Chrome 37.
  • Loads web pages 30 percent faster than Chrome 37.
  • Noticeably speeds up web browsing on any Windows PC made before 2014.
  • Has a clutter-free, intuitive look and feel designed expressly to make new users feel comfortable on first use.
  • From our testing, it seems that MxNitro is indeed very fast. The lack of basic features, however, makes it a bit of a pain to use for anyone who spends much of their time in the browser.





Last but not least, there’s the name. Why not just call it Nitro? I’m sure Maxthon can think of something that is shorter than MxNitro, which requires four syllables to pronounce.

The company says it is targeting users who want a stripped-down, high performance browser with a minimalist design, low memory usage and CPU footprint. If you’re a Windows user looking to try a speedy browser, Maxthon’s latest creation is worth an install.

For those who don’t know, Maxthon is a company that started by producing browser for Windows, but has recently expanded to other platforms as well. While the various offerings have amassed millions of downloads between them, they have not been able to put a serious dent in any of the major browser vendors.

This time doesn’t seem to be much different. Until MxNitro comes out of beta and gains some fairly basic features, we don’t think it’s ready to replace anyone’s default browser. – See more at: http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12857-1-1.html#sthash.hlnVdJNW.dpuf

Monday, September 15, 2014

[Press Release] Maxthon Releases MxNitro Beta, the Fastest PC Browser in the World

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Maxthon Releases MxNitro Beta, the Fastest PC Browser in the World

MxNitro Browser Offers Quickest Startup Times and Incomparable Page Loading Speeds for Windows PC

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, today released the beta of Maxthon Nitro, the fastest Windows web PC browser currently available. MxNitro starts 3X faster and fetches and loads web pages considerably quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. This is the newest addition to the company’s family of high-performance web browsers and is targeted at users who want a stripped-down, high performance browser with a minimalist design, a light memory and CPU footprint.

“Our focus groups and longitudinal surveys detail a growing segment of users who want speed above all else. 80% of users say that speed is their #1 decision-making criteria and that they are willing to forego extensive features and add-ons to get more of it,” said Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. “This product is dedicated solely to that important and growing consumer niche.”

Under development since March 2014, Nitro’s streamlined and quick performance is achieved in part by drastically reducing its UI/UX load, adding new, patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology and by stripping out features that hog resources or cause delays in start-up times and page rendering.

In keeping with Maxthon’s long-standing tradition of community-collaborative development, much of the user-visible product direction of MxNitro has come from the active participation of a beta community of close to 20,000 users. Highlights of the new product include:

  • - Installs and starts 3x faster than the fastest Windows PC browser — Chrome v.37
  • - Loads web pages 30% faster than Chrome v.37
  • - Noticeably speeds up web browsing on any Windows PC made before 2014
  • - Has a clutter-free, intuitive look and feel designed expressly to make new users feel comfortable on first use

“Our flagship product — Mx4, the Maxthon Cloud Browser — is feature-rich and already Formula-1 fast,” said Karl Mattson, VP of Maxthon’s International Division. “Nitro, aptly named, boosts that speed to a whole new level for an underserved market niche: speed minimalists. And this is only the beta.”

Download the beta of MxNitro for Windows (http://www.maxthon.com/mxnitro)

Download for Windows

Download for Android

Download for iPhone/iPad

Download for Windows Phone

About Maxthon

Maxthon is an innovative software company that develops superior web browsers that continue to set new standards for speed, security, simplicity and cloud features. It is available on the Windows, Android, iOS and Mac platforms. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Maxthon reaches a global community of users that tops more than 120,000,000 people each month in more than 150 countries. Click here for more information about Maxthon.

Contact:
Burson-Marsteller for Maxthon
Sandy Choi
Sandy.Choi@BM.com
(+1) 212-614-4757

Friday, September 12, 2014

Battle annoying ads with Maxthon’s Ad Hunter

By Maxthon Web Browsers

 

 

Pop-up ads can be annoying, we understand. We’ve given you a tool to combat annoying website advertisements: Maxthon’s Ad Hunter.

 

With simple, automatic pop-up blocking and manual blocking of some or all of the advertising spots on a page, you can decide what stays and what goes by customizing your individual rules using Maxthon Web Browser’s Passport services.

 

Follow these steps!

 

Step 1: Click on the Ad Hunter icon on the bottom, right hand corner of the web browser, or go to Settings and select ‘Ad Hunter’.

 

Step 2: From there, you can edit your Ad Hunter rules by clicking ‘Edit blocking rules’.

 

Step 3: Or you can view your Ad Hunter log (where all pop ups you’ve blocked will be listed) by clicking ‘View Ad Hunter log’.

 

Step 4: You may also Enable, Block, or Unblock ads from various websites.

 

Step 5: Enjoy an Internet that goes by your rules, not by pop-up ads!

 

Want more information? Click here to watch our video tutorial!

 

Cheers,

The Maxthon Team

Friday, September 12, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.2.2000 is officially released with updates to Quick Access

By Maxthon Web Browsers

In this Final version, you’ll find the option you have been asking for so long “Hide Quick Access “, some optimizations and some fixed bugs such as “using the keyboard to switch search engine was not effective”.

Please enjoy!

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.2.2000.exe
MD5: df4d60c048b3657578e4d6ed03589ac6
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.2.2000.7z
MD5: 8b4e7a020dede20eae11d12cd23e84eb

 

4.4.2.2000[2014-09-11]

New features:
+Added “Hide Quick Access page” option

Updates:
*Adjusted Quick access search widget News gathering mechanism.

Fixes bugs:

[Main Frame]
*Cloud push window displays a half when receiving cloud pushed message from phone to PC
*Using the keyboard to switch search engine in search box is not effective
*Fixed some Quick Access Data Loss Problems

4.4.2.1500 [2014-08-22]

Updates:
*Optimized Sidebar Search efficiency
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:

*Crashing problems that occured when restoring trash items
* Quick access might reset User’s data

4.4.2.1400 [2014-07-31]

New Features:

+ Block by Click
+Website Mosaic Internal Sorting
+ Quick Access Apps Add feature UI

Updates:
*Improved Night mode
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, Skynote can not open

4.4.2.800 [2014-07-03]

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* Optimized Toolbar. You can add plug-in toolbar ICONS

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to exit screenshot by pressing ESC
An anomaly occurs when searching in the page with backspace sometimes

4.4.2.600 [2014-06-17]

New Features:
+ The New Quick Access

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, the editing rules are not saved
* Anomaly on the activation state for main window in some situation
* The site rules still works after directly deleting them in certain cases

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to visit certain domain names, such as ‘.club’ etc.
* UA leads to the failure to visit certain website in some cases

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support ‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.1.5000 officially is released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of the 4.4.1.5000 Final version.

This final version aims to fix some crash problems.

Please try it out and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

 

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.5000.exe
MD5: a33759feab38f7439e93664a775e429a

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.5000.7z
MD5: ceda3b9e3a90e4ec15f709658e04e3af

 

4.4.1.5000 [2014-08-28]

Optimizations:

[Main Frame]
*Optimized Crash message

Fixed Bugs:
[Webkit Core]
* Fixed Some core crashes

4.4.2.1500 [2014-08-22]

Updates:

*Optimized Sidebar Search efficiency
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
*Crashing problems that occured when restoring trash items
* Quick access might reset User’s data

4.4.2.1400 [2014-07-31]

New Features:

+ Block by Click
+Website Mosaic Internal Sorting
+ Quick Access Apps Add feature UI

Updates:

*Improved Night mode
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, Skynote can not open

4.4.2.800 [2014-07-03]

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* Optimized Toolbar. You can add plug-in toolbar ICONS

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to exit screenshot by pressing ESC
An anomaly occurs when searching in the page with backspace sometimes

4.4.2.600 [2014-06-17]

New Features:
+ The New Quick Access

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, the editing rules are not saved
* Anomaly on the activation state for main window in some situation
* The site rules still works after directly deleting them in certain cases

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to visit certain domain names, such as ‘.club’ etc.
* UA leads to the failure to visit certain website in some cases

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to’ Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.2.1500 Beta Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Today, we are very excited and proud to announce the release of the 4.4.2.1500 Beta version.

The Maxthon team is very appreciative to everyone who contributed to this release! In this beta version, you’ll find some optimizations such as Optimized Sidebar search.

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.


Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.2.1500-beta.exe
MD5: 8c63f269b6744e5cb3594b4197bda2bb
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.2.1500-beta.7z
MD5: cefdfe6881669ea13141ad899cbd93d3

4.4.2.1500 [2014-08-22]

Updates:

*Optimized Sidebar Search efficiency
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
*Crashing problems that occured when restoring trash items
* Quick access might reset User’s data

4.4.2.1400 [2014-07-31]

New Features:

+ Block by Click
+Website Mosaic Internal Sorting
+ Quick Access Apps Add feature UI

Updates:

*Improved Night mode
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, Skynote can not open

4.4.2.800 [2014-07-03]

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* Optimized Toolbar. You can add plug-in toolbar ICONS

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to exit screenshot by pressing ESC
An anomaly occurs when searching in the page with backspace sometimes

4.4.2.600 [2014-06-17]

New Features:
+ The New Quick Access

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, the editing rules are not saved
* Anomaly on the activation state for main window in some situation
* The site rules still works after directly deleting them in certain cases

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to visit certain domain names, such as ‘.club’ etc.
* UA leads to the failure to visit certain website in some cases

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.1.4000 is officially released

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.1.4000 is now available for download.

Please be one of the first to try this great build.

Downloads

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.4000.exe
MD5: 71daf8e3342c436ff269dc70ca7cb4a3
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.4000.7z
MD5: a775233cb38ac12f3f80725a113b1da

V4.4.1.4000 changelog :
[2014-08-14]
Fixes:

* In some cases Skynote process cannot exit
* Anomalies that occurred when using Backspace in “Find” function
* Developer Tools Cookie View display issues
* Adjusting Zoom level to 20% would still zoom out and make the Core take up a lot of CPU
* Developer Tools Cloud Push does not support Multilanguage.

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Maxthon Affiliates Program announce cash prize reward for month of August!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Become a Maxthon Affiliate today to win cash prizes, click here to get started!

 

Hello Affiliates!

August is a very special month for the Maxthon Affiliates program. For the first time ever, we are announcing cash prizes for the top 3 Affiliates in the month of August. The Affiliate who achieves the most downloads of Maxthon Web Browser between August 5th and September 5th will receive $100 cash prize via VISA giftcard.
The prizes for the month are as follows:
  • 1st prize: $100 USD
  • 2nd prize: $50 USD
  • 3rd prize: $25 USD
Are you ready? Get set! Go!

Become a Maxthon Affiliate today to win cash prizes, click here to get started!

Have any more questions? Feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Best of luck,
Maxthon Affiliates Team

 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Congratulations to our Top July Affiliates!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello!

Thank you to everyone for a successful July. Our number of Affiliates downloads are breaking records each and every month, showing the power of the Maxthon user!

The top Affiliate of July is Andrew R. Andrew achieved the most Maxthon downloads between July 1st – July 31st. He will receive a cool Maxthon t-shirt and a Maxthon water bottle.

Here are the top 10 Affiliates for the month of July:

  1.      Andrew R.
  2.      Furkan A.
  3.      Vinay K.
  4.      Sid L.
  5.      Michel A.
  6.      Charle W.
  7.      Arno S.
  8.      Venkatesh C.
  9. Emmanuel M.
  10. Abdullah K.

 

Great work Andrew, and thank you all for your dedication and continuous support of Maxthon web browsers!

Stay tuned as we announce NEW Affiliates prizes in the next few days.

As you can already tell, we love rewarding our affiliates for sharing Maxthon with the World. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions. We want to help you be the best Affiliate you can be.

Are you interested in being a Maxthon Affiliate?

Join the team and win PRIZES each and every month.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.2.1400 Beta has been released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

We are very excited and proud to announce the availability of the 4.4.2.1400 Beta for you to try.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this release. It is nice to experience positive feedback on the work that we, the Maxthon team, are carrying out.

In this beta version, you’ll find some new features and optimizations added to the new Quick Access:

1. Website Mosaic Internal sorting
2. Multiple layouts

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.

Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.2.1400-beta.exe
MD5: 5e75cf2c8fe61e75910e99e167320909

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.2.1400-beta.7z
MD5: e128bc5f3ffff59172eabd57574c1654

4.4.2.1400 [2014-07-31]

New Features:

- Block by Click

- Website Mosaic Internal Sorting

- Quick Access Apps Add feature UI

Updates:

*Improved Night mode
*Optimized Quick Access performance

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, Skynote can not open

4.4.2.800 [2014-07-03]

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* Optimized Toolbar. You can add plug-in toolbar ICONS

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to exit screenshot by pressing ESC
An anomaly occurs when searching in the page with backspace sometimes

4.4.2.600 [2014-06-17]

New Features:
+ The New Quick Access

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* In some cases, the editing rules are not saved
* Anomaly on the activation state for main window in some situation
* The site rules still works after directly deleting them in certain cases

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to visit certain domain names, such as ‘.club’ etc.
* UA leads to the failure to visit certain website in some cases

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!