Brother iPrint&Scan is a free application that lets you easily scan to and print from your Mac.
New features are continuously implemented. We recommend periodically checking for updates.
For a list of supported models, please visit your local Brother website.
If you use OS X 10.10, download this version of iPrint&Scan:
- Image processing
Advanced image processing features including auto deskew and color drop out are available.
Optical character recognition(OCR) is available, this lets you create a searchable PDF file
Print your photos from the simple UI.
Fixed minor bugs for a better user experience.
Support for new product models.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
On the plus side,iIt does everything is says it will do. Unfortunately, it's missing a few things. First, I was unaware that it has no wireless connectability. Who makes a printer in 2020 without wireless access? I can, however, connect it to my network and print wirelessly through my own wifi. That means, however, that people with access to my guest network are out of luck. In addition, the printer is able to scan both sides of a document. Unfortunately the iPrint&Scan software does not allow me to use that feature. Thus, I can only take advantage of it if I plug in with a usb and use the button on the front of the printer. Lastly, I can't seem to find a way to tell the fax machine to stop answering the phone. There is nothing in any of the on screen setting menus that lists this as a command feature. Overall, I would have to say that they put more effort into designing the hardware than they did the software. If they would just update the software so I could properly manage the printer, I would be very happy.
This review is for the Brother iPrint&Scan 8.0 scanning utility which I’m using with a newly purchased Brother HL-L2395DW scanner/printer.
I’m using it on an iMac over a wifi connection and it does work, but the lack of anything but the most basic scanning features is pretty disappointing.
The most egregious of these misses is the inability to run a quick preview scan and then specify the scanning area with a bounding box before hitting the final Scan button. If you’re scanning anything other than a standard-size page, you will need to scan at the largest page size (8.5x11) and then crop what you want using another application, such as Apple’s built-in Preview app. This means it will take extra time to scan and extra time to edit the result. Even the 20-year-old Epson this printer replaced provided a preview/crop feature, as has every other scanning software I’ve ever used in the past 30 years.
If you’re only ever scanning documents it’s serviceable, but anything else such as an odd sized photo or drawing, it’s a drag.
This Brother iPrint & Scan app (version 8.0.0) is terrible. Firstly, it sometimes connects to my brand new Brother printer, MFC-L5850DW via network and other times disconnects itslelf. It's a very buggy app via network connection. However with USB, it doesn't. So the wireless feature is useless. Secondly, you can't precrop a scanned image like any other scanning app where you first see the scan and then crop what you desirably want. That means if you have anything that is not in Letter size, you'll have to crop manually. What a time waster, honestly. Thirdly, the colors of the scan with this app is not true to the image. Seriously, I tested under various setting and the color was never right. For mac users, just stick to the scanning utility in your default printing settings. You'll save the time AND the headache. Please update the app to support reliable network connection, cropping feature, and better color correction.
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- 207.5 MB
- Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
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