Simply put, the reason like this browser is because it has many of the extensions I had in Firefox built into it and that it looks much nicer.
Here are a several of the features that got me to appreciate Maxthon 2:
- Very sleek,professional, and cool look. You are also able to get rid of the ugly annoying windows title bar and the menu bar.
- The Favorites sidebar and the Newsreader can auto hide. You can also have your favorites in a horizontal bar like Firefox.
- Ad Blocking capabilities called Ad Hunter. This is very similar to AdBlock for Firefox. This software uses the same pop-up blocking software as IE, which is very reliable.
- Self programmable search bar. This allows a user to input the default query URL for any search engine or site and have that be available in the search bar. (e.g Google's would be "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%s". The forums at the Maxthon website have more on this if you are interested.)
- Compatible with all IE compatible sites.
- Plus more (of course, there is the hyped tabbed browsing).
Make sure that you download Maxthon 2 Beta and not the original Maxthon, which is horrid compared to its little brother who still going through the birth (I guess).
You can get Maxthon 2 here.