Maxthon Nitro is going to fail. The final version of Nitro is so lacking in the most essential features that it's laughable to even call it a final version. Nobody wants a browser stripped down to Notepad's level. It's unproductive and doesn't have features that save time and effort.
Would you prefer to write an essay using MS Notepad or MS Word? Would you prefer to edit a photo using MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop? Same concept.
Would you prefer to use Nitro which loads fast but is so lacking in features that it actually wastes your time during usage? Or would you prefer a powerful browser that take longer to load but saves you lots of time during usage with convenient features?
Maxthon should return to its roots as a feature-rich powerful web browser, like back in the glory days of version 1 and 2. Similar to the design philosophy of the Slim browsers: www.flashpeak.com
As it stands now, Nitro makes it look like Maxthon is trying to cut costs, laid off most of its developers, and no longer have the budget to stay competitive. Meanwhile, the target casual audience of Nitro will not bother to shop around for a new browser, and they will just stick with Internet Explorer for simplicity.
The fundamental thinking behind Nitro is flawed, and Maxthon needs to recognize this and turn around quickly.
Verdict: 1 out of 5 stars.