This is neat. I just nicked an icon off Google, as well as a wallpaper, which I added text to in MS Paint. I call my browser "Reality Web".
Does anybody have any opinions on the Maxthon browser itself?
//edit: I actually like the browser. It's faster than Opera Mobile. That isn't saying much, Opera is not a fast browser. It just does a lot and doesn't have many faults.
Some pictures won't load. This could contribute to the speed. I opened a 4chan board, which is a good test because the captcha usually screws up most mobile browsers. They just hang until it loads, then the whole page displays at once. It's a good benchmark. Surprisingly, my customized Maxthon just loaded it all up, and quick, including all the images. I was impressed. Next I went to How-To Geek. Some image thumbnails from articles did not load.
The browser has a lot of options. If you were on the fence about themes, you can actually download the others, so you can switch that. You can also change the home page. The customized browser is 2.21MB, though that may depend on the splash screen. I just used a JPEG; a PNG might make it bigger. But back to the options, you have your user agent changer, a privacy mode, the usual stuff, and even gestures (which I hate, but some like, and I still regard it as an advanced feature).
Couple gripes: 1, closing the last tab doesn't open Home, it opens this quick access tab, like Opera's speed dial, or Chrome's. There are a couple entries that don't need to be there, but that's also true for Opera. 2, hitting Home opens it in a new tab, not the current one.
All in all I like it, and I may set it as my default, primarily so when other apps (e.g. Facebook or baconreader, the Reddit app I use) call the browser, they call a fast one. At the very least, this is a decent browser worth your consideration. That you can customize it is just icing on the cake.
Originally Posted by IrishStuff09
This is good, but it also means the Market is going to get flooded with themed Maxthon browsers.
I wouldn't worry about that. I don't think it's free to put something on the Market. Besides, free software being resold or with ads tacked on tends to get blasted pretty hard in the comments. And if Maxthon cares that people are selling these, they have recourse, I'm sure. I don't think your concern is without warrant, but it doesn't really concern me.
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