One of the most important things that anyone looks for in a web browser is speed and that’s reason enough to take notice of Maxthon MxNitro, which claims to be the fastest web browser in the world. MxNitro claims to load web pages 30 times faster than Chrome 37, but the speed it claims to offer comes at a cost, the compromise is made on those functionalities that are important to many of us: customizations, extensions, and cloud services. But if you cannot resist the urge to check out a super fast browser that has the cleanest interface you’ll ever see, go ahead and give MxNitro a try.
MxNitro Web Browser Review
MxNitro is currently available as an alpha preview. You can download it from here and set it up in no time at all. The user interface is just one big mass of white, interspersed with a little blue splashes, which took me by surprise for a minute. You have the new tab window at the top of the window and the minimize, restore, and close buttons on the far corner, which are invisible unless you hover over them. The Address Bar lies below the Tab Bar with the Home and Favorites button sitting at the far end of it.
The Autocomplete feature lets you quickly find what you are searching for from the address bar. When you open a new tab Window you also have the option to quickly open some popular sites such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Amazon, Bing, Hotmail, and Yahoo! in one click.
MxNitro does not have any additional buttons so if you think about modifying your basic settings, search providers or the privacy settings, you have no way to go about it. That’s probably the sacrifice you have to make when you’re looking for speed. Because true to its word, MxNitro is fast, really fast. The company has stated that it has taken into account 4 major factors to gain this speed: removing resource hoggers like extensions, ad blockers, and cloud services; using an algo for predictive pre-fetching of websites based on your browser and search history; predictive pre-creation of connections to websites and pages and using a lightweight interface design by reducing the UI/UX load.
MxNitro is great for anyone who wants to browse through pages and don’t intend to do much else. If you want to have more control over your browser or browsing experience or are concerned by privacy issues, this may not be something you’ll relish. I guess we are just used to so much clutter, it feels weird to be in a clutter-free environment. I would love to see MxNitro throw in all the features I use on a browser, extensions, settings, and such and still be able to deliver a super fast performance. That would make it a worthy competitor to the 3 big guns out there right now.
If you do give Maxthon MxNitro a try, please feel free to let us what you thing of the browser.