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Maxthon 2.0 Web browser: The Right Tool for the Job?

Maxthon 2.0 Setup

By: Anthony Sullivan

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a plug-in for Internet Explorer called MyIE2 that added functionality similar to that of Firefox. Tabs, ad blocking, and autofill features were just a couple of the features that it touted.

Maxthon 2.0, from the same developers as MyIE2, seems to be intended to replace the older product and hopefully add maturity that the plug-in lacked. Is it the Right Tool for the Job?

You can download Maxthon from the TechRepublic Software Library.

Once you've installed Maxthon, you'll be presented with a brief configuration. Initially, you're asked to create a personal account. This account is what will be used to store your favorites online rather than locally. This seems handy to me as I have lost an extensive favorites collection in the past because I forgot to back them up.

Click Create Account to setup your Maxthon account.