Maxthon, the Chinese choice

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Regular readers of this blog will know that Maxthon is my browser of choice, mainly because I love how easy it makes tabbed browsing. What I didn't know was that it's also hugely popular in China, but for an entirely different reason. CNET News reports:

“[Maxthon] has attracted millions of users in China for functionality that can funnel traffic through a Web proxy and circumvent government controls on information in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other popular sites or Internet service providers in that country.”

Interesting – but it's worth noting that this is not a feature that Maxthon actively promotes, simply a shortcut that has spread among Chinese surfers.

I was also pleased to hear that Maxthon are releasing a new version this summer, which will include a picture-in picture feature similar to that of some TVs, enabling you to browse several sites in parallel. Very cool.

No, we're not affiliated with Maxthon in any way – I just happen to think it's the best browser out there! And believe me I've tried a few!

Maxthon: China's hip browser

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