IP Scanner
IP Scanner
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IP Scanner free download for Mac

IP Scanner for Mac

01 March 2021

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

What is IP Scanner for Mac

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 4.0:
  • Native Apple Silicon compatibility
IP Scanner for Mac Old Versions

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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.
Sleek
Sleek
May 9 2019
3.71
0.0
May 9 2019
0.0
Version: 3.71
Why bother with this Ripoff Software when there is ip in Menu Bar, My Home ip, Angry ip Scanner and LanScan
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Aug 9 2018
3.68
0.0
Aug 9 2018
0.0
Version: 3.68
This app fails code signature test. codesign -vvv
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 20 2018
3.65
0.5
Apr 20 2018
0.5
Version: 3.65
non vale niente. c'è sicuramente di molto meglio
Shk747
Shk747
Jul 1 2016
3.49
5.0
Jul 1 2016
5.0
Version: 3.49
very good, thank you !
Charley-Hine
Charley-Hine
May 30 2016
3.48
3.0
May 30 2016
3.0
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.
Wgscott
Wgscott
Nov 30 2015
3.41
1.0
Nov 30 2015
1.0
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.
uce-hole
uce-hole
Nov 21 2015
3.39
0.5
Nov 21 2015
0.5
Version: 3.39
Crippleware. Don't bother..
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
May 31 2015
3.39
5.0
May 31 2015
5.0
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.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
May 18 2015
3.37
0.0
May 18 2015
0.0
Version: 3.37
Although MacUpdate shows 3.37 as the current version, the current version is now 3.38.
ronaldpr
ronaldpr
Feb 7 2015
3.33
0.0
Feb 7 2015
0.0
Version: 3.33
3.33? The latest version on the developer's website is 3.32 (December 20, 2014)
ronaldpr
ronaldpr
Jan 15 2015
5.5 MB
0.0
Jan 15 2015
0.0
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.
JakobB9294
JakobB9294
Oct 7 2014
3.27
0.0
Oct 7 2014
0.0
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
sk8boz
sk8boz
Sep 8 2014
3.26
1.0
Sep 8 2014
1.0
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.
Ean
Ean
Mar 13 2014
3.21
0.0
Mar 13 2014
0.0
Version: 3.21
Not free, $29.95.
Imarc845
Imarc845
Jan 22 2014
3.20
0.0
Jan 22 2014
0.0
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.
Vinoman
Vinoman
Jan 22 2014
3.20
5.0
Jan 22 2014
5.0
Version: 3.20
Helpful app for free. Works as advertised
Oak
Oak
Dec 30 2013
3.18
0.0
Dec 30 2013
0.0
Version: 3.18
They cannot even fix the in-app 'Upgrade' feature. Sad.
desperado
desperado
Jun 25 2012
3.0
4.0
Jun 25 2012
4.0
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!
ososX
ososX
Dec 9 2011
2.96
2.5
Dec 9 2011
2.5
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).
D-Killin
D-Killin
Nov 4 2011
2.93
0.0
Nov 4 2011
0.0
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.
Michaelpalacio
Michaelpalacio
Oct 27 2011
2.93
0.0
Oct 27 2011
0.0
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
Michaelpalacio
Michaelpalacio
Oct 13 2011
2.95
0.0
Oct 13 2011
0.0
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
Shk747
Shk747
Oct 13 2011
2.95
5.0
Oct 13 2011
5.0
Version: 2.95
2.93 download instead of advertised 2.95 ?!
AppleBiter
AppleBiter
Sep 26 2011
2.93
3.5
Sep 26 2011
3.5
Version: 2.93
Nice tool for adminstrators
Creativeunit
Creativeunit
Aug 8 2011
2.88
4.0
Aug 8 2011
4.0
Version: 2.88
Works great. Will donate even though I use it on my home network to keep trolls at bay. Thanks guys!
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jul 28 2011
2.88
0.5
Jul 28 2011
0.5
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?
ososX
ososX
Mar 10 2011
2.82
2.5
Mar 10 2011
2.5
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 ...
Bedouin
Bedouin
Mar 9 2011
2.82
0.0
Mar 9 2011
0.0
Version: 2.82
$30? Here is how you do it for free. Open Terminal and type the following: arp -a Done.
KatInTX81
KatInTX81
Nov 23 2010
2.50
0.0
Nov 23 2010
0.0
Version: 2.50
Good idea, but $30? http://www.angryip.org is free!
0sand1s
0sand1s
Aug 20 2009
2.34
0.0
Aug 20 2009
0.0
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.
JasonSmith
JasonSmith
Aug 17 2009
2.34
0.0
Aug 17 2009
0.0
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..
Gregm
Gregm
Oct 23 2008
2.33
0.0
Oct 23 2008
0.0
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 ---
Dzitao
Dzitao
Oct 20 2008
2.33
0.0
Oct 20 2008
0.0
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.
Kzx72
Kzx72
Apr 30 2008
2.0b14
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0b14
What's the difference between this and version 1.7 ? I don't see any major changes...
Organik
Organik
Aug 21 2006
1.6.3
0.0
Aug 21 2006
0.0
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.
Poweruser
Poweruser
Jul 24 2006
1.6.3
4.0
Jul 24 2006
4.0
Version: 1.6.3
Great application! Keep up the great work!
Guest
Guest
Mar 22 2005
1.3.1
2.0
Mar 22 2005
2.0
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.
qwerasdf
qwerasdf
Mar 18 2005
1.3
5.0
Mar 18 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3
IP scanner is free. To quote the description: "IP Scanner is free for individual users."
qwerasdf
qwerasdf
Dec 1 2004
1.2
5.0
Dec 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
Lovely. Just lovely.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2004
1.1.1
2.0
Aug 31 2004
2.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 27 2004
1.1
2.0
Jul 27 2004
2.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Jul 9 2004
1.0.1
2.0
Jul 9 2004
2.0
Version: 1.0.1
I have not used this app. Sounds interesting. I predict it will be "Watsoned" by Tiger!
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