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IP Scanner for Mac

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

Free
In English
3.0
Based on 34 user rates

IP Scanner 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 version 5.19

  • Bug fixes related to 'last seen' data in cumulative mode
  • Fix for MAC address sync when using Mac OS X Sonoma (now requires location authorization to determine local WiFi network)
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IP Scanner for Mac

Free
In English
Version 5.19
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What customer like

Regular updates
Stability
Customization

What needs improvements

User Experience

IP Scanner qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.0

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3.0

(47 Reviews of IP Scanner)

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  • User Ratings

Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 29 2023
5.09
3.0
Mar 29 2023
3.0
Version: 5.09
It's interesting. It found what few devices I run on my LAN. What surprised me was that it identified the IP address my VPN uses locally. What disappointed me was that if I have it scanning and attempt to connect my VPN, the connection fails. If I then Quit IP Scanner, my VPN connection still fails! It didn't matter if the VPN kill switch was on or off. There was no remaining background IP Scanner process. It had simply flummoxed my VPN software. I ended up having to inactivate my Network connection with both IP Scanner and my VPN software Quit. Booting and connecting my VPN connection then worked. ANNOYING. - - Conclusion: If you have reason to wonder if there are mystery 'devices', or processes using an IP address on your LAN, this is useful. Otherwise, not.
vicxter
vicxter
Oct 28 2022
5.00
1.0
Oct 28 2022
1.0
Version: 5.00
Few things more annoying than seeing a product that says Free ("Absolutely Free") only to waste your time downloading, installing, and finding out its limited and basically useless until you pay 45 dollars. I'm open to purchasing an app, not interested in giving my money to the team that try to trick you into purchasing their app. Specify whats limited on your "Free" app and stop wasting peoples time. Uninstalled. ps, your gui is crap.
alvincaleb
alvincaleb
Aug 25 2019
3.84
1.0
Aug 25 2019
1.0
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.
Hammerich
Hammerich
Jun 9 2019
3.83
0.5
Jun 9 2019
0.5
Version: 3.83
8 devices only for free version
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
May 24 2019
3.83
0.0
May 24 2019
0.0
Version: 3.83
This is 3.82, not 3.83.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 29 2023
5.09
3.0
Mar 29 2023
3.0
Version: 5.09
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Nov 15 2022
5.00
5.0
Nov 15 2022
5.0
Version: 5.00
vicxter
vicxter
Oct 28 2022
5.00
1.0
Oct 28 2022
1.0
Version: 5.00
winonafonda
winonafonda
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
alvincaleb
alvincaleb
Aug 25 2019
1.0
Aug 25 2019
1.0
Version: null
Hammerich
Hammerich
Jun 9 2019
0.5
Jun 9 2019
0.5
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
May 3 2018
5.0
May 3 2018
5.0
Version: null
Shk747
Shk747
Jul 1 2016
5.0
Jul 1 2016
5.0
Version: null
Charley-Hine
Charley-Hine
May 30 2016
3.0
May 30 2016
3.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Version: null
Wgscott
Wgscott
Nov 30 2015
1.0
Nov 30 2015
1.0
Version: null
uce-hole
uce-hole
Nov 21 2015
0.5
Nov 21 2015
0.5
Version: null
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
May 31 2015
5.0
May 31 2015
5.0
Version: null
sk8boz
sk8boz
Sep 8 2014
1.0
Sep 8 2014
1.0
Version: null
Vinoman
Vinoman
Jan 22 2014
5.0
Jan 22 2014
5.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Jan 15 2014
4.5
Jan 15 2014
4.5
Version: null
Byron-Kolitz
Byron-Kolitz
Jun 26 2013
4.0
Jun 26 2013
4.0
Version: null
Sam0
Sam0
May 19 2013
1.5
May 19 2013
1.5
Version: null
desperado
desperado
Jun 25 2012
4.0
Jun 25 2012
4.0
Version: null
Rossco1
Rossco1
Dec 18 2011
4.0
Dec 18 2011
4.0
Version: null
Rowcroft
Rowcroft
Dec 15 2011
2.0
Dec 15 2011
2.0
Version: null
ososX
ososX
Dec 9 2011
2.5
Dec 9 2011
2.5
Version: null
Ogie
Ogie
Nov 28 2011
4.5
Nov 28 2011
4.5
Version: null
FollowThisCar
FollowThisCar
Nov 12 2011
4.0
Nov 12 2011
4.0
Version: null
caine-in
caine-in
Oct 30 2011
1.0
Oct 30 2011
1.0
Version: null
AppleBiter
AppleBiter
Sep 26 2011
3.5
Sep 26 2011
3.5
Version: null
Andyj4577
Andyj4577
Sep 20 2011
5.0
Sep 20 2011
5.0
Version: null
JcVai
JcVai
Sep 15 2011
0.5
Sep 15 2011
0.5
Version: null
Creativeunit
Creativeunit
Aug 8 2011
4.0
Aug 8 2011
4.0
Version: null
Appleday88
Appleday88
Aug 2 2011
3.0
Aug 2 2011
3.0
Version: null
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jul 28 2011
0.5
Jul 28 2011
0.5
Version: null
Poweruser
Poweruser
Jul 24 2006
4.0
Jul 24 2006
4.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Mar 22 2005
2.0
Mar 22 2005
2.0
Version: null
qwerasdf
qwerasdf
Dec 1 2004
5.0
Dec 1 2004
5.0
Version: null