IP Scanner
IP Scanner
3.97

3.1

IP Scanner free download for Mac

IP Scanner3.97

04 May 2020

Displays machines, users, and IP addresses of Macs on your network.

Overview

IP Scanner scans your local area network to determine the identity of all machines and Internet devices on the LAN. It was designed to allow you to customize your scan results; once a device has been identified, you may assign it a custom icon and name to more easily recognize it at a glance. Powerful results, yet easy and intuitive to use.

Other notable features
  • Sort network list by device name, IP address, MAC address or Last Seen
  • Get an overview of the current network or view changes over time in the 'cumulative mode'
  • Highly configurable display - don't need to see the MAC address column, then don't display it! Text too small, then make it larger!
  • Double-click a device to obtain more information and to customize its appearance; assign custom icons based on MAC address or IP number
  • Add devices you know to a whitelist to better highlight new/unknown ones
  • Right-click a device to initiate Ping or port scans
  • Local network segments are scanned automatically; custom ranges may be added manually

If, when you launch the app, your browser is redirected to a German YouTube clip, it means you are using a pirated serial number! The app will still work, but consider buying a license at some point!

What's new in IP Scanner

Version 3.97:
  • Latest device profiles
  • Email notification support has been DISCONTINUED
  • Apple's security focus in OS X Catalina has disabled our ability to use Apple Mail to send notifications. We have temporarily disabled this feature while we look for an alternative solution. If you rely on this feature, we do not recommend updating IP Scanner at this time.

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45 Reviews of IP Scanner

1
alvincaleb
25 August 2019
Version: 3.84

Most helpful

Limiting number of devices to six (6) disappointing. when something is free...its free... Your film flam is noted and will not be interested in paying for this app.
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alvincaleb
25 August 2019
Version: 3.84
Limiting number of devices to six (6) disappointing. when something is free...its free... Your film flam is noted and will not be interested in paying for this app.
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0.5
Hammerich
09 June 2019
Version: 3.83
8 devices only for free version
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Sgilbert
24 May 2019
Version: 3.83
This is 3.82, not 3.83.
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Sleek
09 May 2019
Version: 3.71
Why bother with this Ripoff Software when there is ip in Menu Bar, My Home ip, Angry ip Scanner and LanScan
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Hal-Itosis
09 August 2018
Version: 3.68
This app fails code signature test. codesign -vvv
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0.5
jack2001
20 April 2018
Version: 3.65
non vale niente. c'è sicuramente di molto meglio
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5
Shk747
01 July 2016
Version: 3.49
very good, thank you !
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3
Charley-Hine
30 May 2016
Version: 3.48
Excellent – However, free version gives only 5 IP addresses. After clicking ‘registration’ IP Scanner directed me to Kagi, where the ‘upgrade’ cost was $30. If the cost were $5-$10, I probably would have paid for it. Only later did I find IP Scanner Home on the Apple App Store at $5. As it is, I searched out, and then downloaded, Angry IP Scanner, a cross platform open source scanner. I knew the subnet mask range from the Macintosh Network Preferences, and the range of the possible IP addresses for my local network router, the IP address which I was trying to find. After the Angry IP Scanner completed its search, I sorted on ping time, and had my address.
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Wgscott
30 November 2015
Version: 3.41
If I can't trust them with the "free" claim, why should I trust them with my credit card and my computer network? Downloading was a waste of my time. The same output is freely available on my Airport Extreme.
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0.5
uce-hole
21 November 2015
Version: 3.39
Crippleware. Don't bother..
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5
Brooklyn-Al
31 May 2015
Version: 3.39
I find this program very useful and appreciate the developers efforts. Being able to assign icons to the different devices is a helpful feature.
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RogerKatz
18 May 2015
Version: 3.37
Although MacUpdate shows 3.37 as the current version, the current version is now 3.38.
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ronaldpr
07 February 2015
Version: 3.33
3.33? The latest version on the developer's website is 3.32 (December 20, 2014)
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ronaldpr
15 January 2015
Version: 5.5 MB
Something went wrong here on MacUpdate. The latest version is 3.32 not "5.5 MB". 5.5 MB is the size of the download.
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JakobB9294
07 October 2014
Version: 3.27
Not free as listed. If you read the description as "free for up to 6" ... if you have 6 or less devices, you dont need an IP Scanner
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sk8boz
08 September 2014
Version: 3.26
RIPOFF! Not free. Only scans 6 devices then demands $30 to actually work. Stupid. WASTE of my time. Will never look at anything from this dev again. The worst type of douchebaggery. I actually took the time to create an account to leave this crappy review I am so fried that they wasted my time to install and immediately DELETE it. CIAO.
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Ean
13 March 2014
Version: 3.21
Not free, $29.95.
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Imarc845
22 January 2014
Version: 3.20
I used MacUpdate Desktop to install what I believed was IP Scanner. This is NOT IP Scanner, this is IP Broadcaster dated Nov 1, 2012, 10:27 AM. Total FAIL!! Delete.
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5
Vinoman
22 January 2014
Version: 3.20
Helpful app for free. Works as advertised
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Oak
30 December 2013
Version: 3.18
They cannot even fix the in-app 'Upgrade' feature. Sad.
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4
desperado
25 June 2012
Version: 3.0
it's a fairly good app but the new version is a little...by then I think it's no better than athtek IP scanner!
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2.5
ososX
09 December 2011
Version: 2.96
Current version (i.e. 2.96) is worse than the previous one. It is buggy (give you incorrect MAC numbers) and slow (takes forever to find wireless smart devices, if it finds it at all).
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D-Killin
04 November 2011
Version: 2.93
Check out LanScan on AppStore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lanscan/id472226235 No hostname resolution, but just works and free without number of devices restriction.
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Michaelpalacio
27 October 2011
Version: 2.93
@MacUpdate Warren: Dear Warren, again to let you know that MU IP Scanner 2.95 still points to v2.93 @04:40 GMT 00:00; perhaps the Developers site could a little more updated because I tried to DL it from there too w/o success, take a look and let me know. I own IP Scanner both for the iPhone and for OS X, GREAT products BTW. I do not blame the Developer for the "App Store" success, good move; but you will agree with me that it would be unfair for me to "re-purchase" it ($19.99) to get the latest version. My idea: if "10base-t interactive" PayPals me a credit of $19.99 I will purchase it again through the App Store. I understand that this is a "rhetorical or philosophical" idea/question, but I would like to know your opinion on this kind of situations since I'm a frequent buyer of MU bundles. Kind regards, Michael Palacio from Argentina
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Michaelpalacio
13 October 2011
Version: 2.95
Dear MU, Just to let you know, MU IP Scanner 2.95 link still points to v2.93 as 05:45AM GMT 00:00, Oct. 13. Kind regards, MP
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Shk747
13 October 2011
Version: 2.95
2.93 download instead of advertised 2.95 ?!
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3.5
AppleBiter
26 September 2011
Version: 2.93
Nice tool for adminstrators
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4
Creativeunit
08 August 2011
Version: 2.88
Works great. Will donate even though I use it on my home network to keep trolls at bay. Thanks guys!
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0.5
Eric•Woehler
28 July 2011
Version: 2.88
Just d/l 2.88 update and upon starting, open browser in you-tube with german film clip! *** Malware?? Eds - if confirmed, perhaps remove from Macupdate listing?
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ososX
10 March 2011
Version: 2.82
Easily shows 6 devices on the net (wireless or wired), for more you need to pay. On App Store it costs $10, which is still more than its worth since there is not much that you can do but to see and get some limited info about the machines on the net. In particular it doesn't tell you if those devices are actually active ...
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Bedouin
09 March 2011
Version: 2.82
$30? Here is how you do it for free. Open Terminal and type the following: arp -a Done.
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KatInTX81
23 November 2010
Version: 2.50
Good idea, but $30? http://www.angryip.org is free!
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0sand1s
20 August 2009
Version: 2.34
I have the serial number, for free. But to add, im not very impressed. From the preferences to even just this apps appearance.... two thumbs down if your asking for money for this app. Looks and works like this was a weekend project for the developer. Now, if this product was free. I give the developer 2 thumbs up. But how selfish and greedy for the developer to even price such an app. Some advice to the developer. Encrypt ASCII and HEX files To easy to retrieve listed and banned SN.
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JasonSmith
17 August 2009
Version: 2.34
I also could not get anything other than mac devices to show up. Nor could I see more than 5 at a time or find a way to get this "FREE" individual home network license..
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Gregm
23 October 2008
Version: 2.33
"detects some non-Macintosh devices, and in many cases can even identify the manufacturer of the device." On that basis, I tried it. It found my Mac and the router --- nothing else. Uninstalled it, and am back to using the client list in my router to get IP, name, and MAC info on who/what is connected to my network. I'm thinking this might be useful on a 100% mac network ---
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Dzitao
20 October 2008
Version: 2.33
The description says that this is free, but in actuality is only shows 5 addresses for free, so because I am running parallels on my machine, that is 3 addresses right there. I have more than 5 devices on my network with printers etc. It seems to me that this software is WAY overpriced to unlock full capabilities.
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Kzx72
30 April 2008
Version: 2.0b14
What's the difference between this and version 1.7 ? I don't see any major changes...
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Organik
21 August 2006
Version: 1.6.3
IP Scanner is great, but I would NEVER pay $25 for something like this. $10 and I'll buy immediately. Until then, it's Bonjour Browser for me.
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Poweruser
24 July 2006
Version: 1.6.3
Great application! Keep up the great work!
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Anonymous
22 March 2005
Version: 1.3.1
Same functionality (in fact more) - Rendezvous/mDNS/Bonjour browsing - is available as Rendezvous Browser from TildeSoft for free: http://www.tildesoft.com/Programs.html Howl even comes with a sample command line app that does exactly the same. And to say that it goes "beyond plain" scanning when it doesn't even allow plain scanning to find something else than Macs? It doesn't even show Windows PCs that are running iTunes (thus Rendezvous as well). The only thing that gives this piece of software the smallest value would be showing the user logged into another machine, but that only if the other user is running their publisher. They couldn't even make it into one application. But then, with iChat, which is already on your machine, you get the same value plus the ability to actually chat with that other user. Let's face it - this is just what any developer who would develop something for Rendezvous would have written as a basic internal test app. Just Copy'n'paste from some mDNS API documentation with a small and inefficent GUI wrapped around it.
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qwerasdf
18 March 2005
Version: 1.3
IP scanner is free. To quote the description: "IP Scanner is free for individual users."
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qwerasdf
01 December 2004
Version: 1.2
Lovely. Just lovely.
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Anonymous
31 August 2004
Version: 1.1.1
Dude, $20?! Will this show PC's as well? If it does, you may want to include that with the demo mode. As it sits right now, I wouldn't pa $5 for it. The question for me as well, is will it show people who are not supposed to be on your wireless network as well? Does this only work on scanning only Macs? I have a multi-platform enviornment and it ONLY showed the Macs....geez.
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Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 1.1
Does anyone know if this will show the IP address of people that should not be on your wireless network? For example, neighbors...
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Anonymous
09 July 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I have not used this app. Sounds interesting. I predict it will be "Watsoned" by Tiger!
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