Primary Guidelines & Tips for MX5: Maxnote

Maxnote is one of the three extraordinary services/functions of MX5, which upgrade “Favorites” to “Favorites 2.0”, supporting not only bookmarks, but also web content, snapshot, selection, whole page, and even online notes.

Let’s give a brief introduction about this feature:

How to add content to Maxnote?

For bookmark or url, there are three accesses to Maxnote: Clicking the Bee button at end of address bar, clicking the Favorites button before address bar (make sure you have not hidden Favorites button), or clicking the yellow Star button at left of Favorites bar (make sure you have not hidden Favorites bar).

maxthonsnap20161111134508For other type of content, like snapshots, web content…you can only add them to Maxnote by clicking the Bee button as following:


“Mark as most favorite” is an option offered if you have certain bookmarks frequently-used, you can mark it as most favorite during adding, which will help you locate this bookmark from your Maxnote more quickly.

Let us introduce these different types of content:

1.Bookmark: Maxthon collects bookmarks by fast archiving and mark as most favorite.

2.Web Content: help to remove ads, distraction and useless information, and save the content that matters only.


3.Snapshot: create clippings with edit functions.


4.Selection: drag your mouse to select and save all you want all.

Select first, then click then right-click to add to Maxnote:

5.Snap whole page : save the whole page as an image.


Where to visit Maxnote?

To initiate Maxnote when your MX5 is open, you can click your avatar on upper right corner, or press shortcut of “Ctrl+G”. With the latter way, you will open a new separate window before current browser window.

How to locate one record quickly?

If you have many records and folders in your Maxnote, you can locate a certain record quickly by following two ways: My most favorites and Search records.


My most favorites: As we mentioned above, for those most frequently used content, you can mark them as “My most favorites”. You could mark a website, a note, or a whole folder as most favorite to implement quick locate. After that, open your personal center-Maxnote, My most favorites will show in the left column to facilitate your quick locate.

Open your Maxthon browser, the Favorites Bar shows the Maxnote’s “My most favorites” immediately.

By the way, dragging to change sequence is available for both Shortcut Bar and Maxnote’s folder column.

Search records: You can use search records to search for the related records by key words.


How to use “My most favorites”?

“My most favorites” is so important and handy, you may want to know how to mark certain record as most favorite. There are three ways for that:

  1. Heart button: At the right corner of each record detail, click the heart button to mark or unmark.
  2. Folder menu: As for a whole folder, you can also mark is as most favorite by doing this:
  3. “Add to Maxnote”: As we introduced above, when you collect various types of content, you can also mark them as most favorites by doing this:


What to do if I delete a record by mistake?

Maxnote offers a regret chance for all users. If you delete any record by mistake, you can restore it from Trash.

Enter your Maxnote>Click “Trash” and enter Trash list>Select the item>Click “Restore” button.



How to move record between folders?

There are two ways to move certain record from one folder to another.

The first one, select certain record, and there will be “move to” option on right click menu;

The second one, select certain record, there’s a “move to” button at the upper left corner of each record detail section. Click that button and choose your target folder.



How to export my records in Maxnote?

Currently for V5.0.1.3000, it does not support export batch export for Maxnote content, but you can export certain item on its record detail section with “Export to” button.


Other functions


Import data

“Import data” is used when you have favorite records saved in other browser, local device, other versions of Maxthon browser. You can import your favorites from above to your Maxnote.


Pop Out

As we mentioned above, you have two ways to initiate Maxnote: “Ctrl+G” or clicking the avatar. “Ctrl+G” will open Maxnote in a separate window for you, and clicking the avatar will open your Maxnote based on current browser window. If you need separate window for the second way, you can use “Pop Out” function.

On Pop-out mode, Maxnote window could be pinned to the most front with Pin button on upper right corner.

Update site icons

“Update site icons” is used when some imported favorites’ site icon couldn’t be updated. Please click “Start” after “Update site icon” is selected.



Upload Allowance

“Upload Allowance” will show your upload allowance monthly, and how much you have used currently. It will help you know better about your data usage and manage them properly.

List View

When “List View” is checked, you will see a slimmer record list. Comparison as following will give you a clearer understanding:





You can know more about Maxnote from FAQ section. Here we listed some frequently-asked questions and answers.


Above is a general introduction about Maxnote, please feel free to contact us when you still have any other questions in future.





15 responses to “Primary Guidelines & Tips for MX5: Maxnote”

  1. michael Avatar

    how do you orginize your favorites? as inthe list. there used to be a sort by name type or a-z or z-a. Only way to now is to manually move each one. Why would you get rid of something that is easy and then make it 500 times more difficult to organize. I don’t understand. If you think this new way is better you are completely insane.

    1. Maxthon Avatar

      Hi michael, could you tell me what “something that is easy” is?

      1. Sasa Avatar

        Did not answer how sort bookmarking can be sorted? And I’m interested in that.

        1. Maxthon Avatar

          If you’re using the latest version of Maxthon browser, you can sort the notes/favorites by create time, update time, or document tile.
          Is there any suggestion?

          1. Daedelous Avatar

            After importing a list of favorites from an html file, the favorites are sorted Z-A by default. The latest version of Maxthon browser gives the option for sorting favorites by Create time, Update time and Name of title but only in the Organize favorites Maxnote screen. There are no sorting options in the Favorites menu, Favorites Toolbar or Sidebar. The same applies to all of these even when doing a right click, no sorting options are available. Sorting favorites by Name of title in the Maxnote screen does change their arrangement, but only in the Maxnote screen. The arrangement in the Favorites menu, Favorites Toolbar and Sidebar don’t reflect the changes visible on the Maxnote screen.

          2. Sha Avatar

            Yes, I know we can sort the notes/favorites, but how? In older versions, if you right click your mouse, then a menu will open up showing “Sort”, etc.

          3. bill kotchish Avatar
            bill kotchish

            I don’t see the ability to sort within a particular Favorite folder. I see a sort in maxnotes, but I’m not interested in that. The first commentator in this thread said there “used” to be an “A-Z”-type sort option – that is the “something that is easy” you asked about (in a condescending way, imho). Tell me how to go into one of my Favorites folder and sort it, please.

          4. Danuta Avatar

            HOW do you do the sorting? Why haven’t you explained this? I’ve been trying for months and cannot figure this out! And yes, it used to be simple. You could right click in the favourites sidebar and select “Sort by”.

  2. charles snyder Avatar
    charles snyder

    Is there a way to turn off favorite icons on start page? I hate them because they hide my backgroung image. Opera has a setting to show or not. I don’t use Google Chrome because the icons cannot be turned off there either. I like your browser but the was better for me.
    thank you

    1. Maxthon Avatar

      Hi Charles, a switcher to turn on/off favorite icons on Quick Access page is in our future feature list, but I’m afraid you should be patient because it’s not a top urgent requirement now.
      Please stay tuned for the future update.

  3. Jessica Rosenthal Avatar
    Jessica Rosenthal

    I’ve been trying to find a way of adding a site to my favourites bar with complete lack of success. I’ve tried clicking on the ‘bee’ and the star but whatever option I try the site doesn’t seem to be added anywhere I can find! I must be missing something obvious but I must say I’ve used lots of other browsers without this problem!

    1. Maxthon Avatar

      Hi Jessia, have you enabled the favorites bar from Menu>View>Customize UI>Favorites bar? After enabling the Favorites bar, your sites will be there, or else, you need to go to Maxnote to check your favorited sites.

  4. Dragostin Avatar

    How do I incorporate all my Favs! I have some from MX3, MX4 and the latest MX 5. Tried but they do not appear in the Fav line.

  5. J F Avatar
    J F

    still can’t figure out how to remove the add to maxnote icon from the address bar. i am trying to use this on my parents computer and keep the interface as minimal as possible. I originally switched to maxthon after the original Opera team sold out and became a chrome clone. I really liked the customization but now i guess you are trying to force people to deal with “maxnote”! When i am still trying to figure out what the purpose of maxnote is to begin with.

    you are confusing a lot of people. especially old people. please don’t make me have to switch them again. Vivaldi looking pretty nice but they don’t have the “video grab” feature you guys have. and my mom is a high school science teacher and the video download feature has come in handy quite a few times. so i’m trying to stick with you guys. please keep that feature going as strong as possible.

    and last, but not least, thanks for all the hard work you guys have put in over the years.

    Merry Christmas, Jason

  6. Robin Massey Avatar
    Robin Massey

    I m unable to remove unwanted bookmark url, but I am unable to find that option.

    Please guide me to remove the same.

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