Thanks to its customization capabilities, Maxthon slowly won users over to its side. Maxthon Standard is an older version of the browser with no integrated cloud services, but that brings users additional options and features that go beyond the basic functionality of a navigator.
Based on the Internet Explorer engine, this browser comes with a set of tools that makes it really stand out. One of its most valued features is the possibility to control the browser using mouse gestures, which enables you to easily navigate to the previous or the next webpage, refresh the current page, scroll up and down and so on.
Maxthon Standard goes further in its try to enhance the browsing experience by implementing the 'Super Drag&Drop' mode. With this option enabled, new URLs can be opened in a new tab by simply dragging and dropping the links in the currently opened webpage. Performing the same action on simple words automatically sends them to the default search engine.
The list of noticeable features continues with the translation shortcuts, auto form filling and auto scrolling capabilities. The 'Simple Collector' acts like a text editor that is displayed in a small box on top of the browser, enabling you to copy and paste relevant information much easier.
The browser comes with a built-in ad blocker suggestively named 'Ad Hunter' that is capable of filtering online content. Whether it is popups, Web ads or ActiveX plugins, you can include it all in the browser's blacklist.
The tab-based interface of Maxthon Standard enables you to launch more than one webpage at the same time. The 'Favorites' bar provides convenient access to commonly visited URLs, while the 'Group Manager' allows you to group links together and create personalized sessions.
Maxthon Standard is the 'ancestor' of Maxthon Cloud Browser, which is the latest version of the popular navigator. Its customization options, low system requirements and the possibility to extend use plugins make it a viable choice when it comes to web browsers.