IP Scanner Pro for Macintosh scans your local area network to determine the identity of all machines and internet devices on the LAN. Powerful results, yet easy and intuitive to use.

IP Scanner is all about customizing the way you view your network. You may apply custom names and icons to the devices on your network and adjust the type and amount of information you see in the network overview; don't need to see the MAC address column...don't display it! Text too small...make it larger!

IP Scanner can be used in several primary modes: as a way to get a quick overview of which devices are currently on the network, including seeing which devices are actively and passively present, or view network changes over time with IP Scanner's 'cumulative mode', including options to display devices which were once present but now no longer visible.

Finally, by using the whitelist feature you may filter out known and trusted devices to reveal new or unexpected ones, a great way to easily identify unwanted network visitors.

Other notable features:

•Sort network list by device name, IP address, MAC address or Last Seen
•Growl support for notifications of newly discovered devices and changes in device state
•Right-click a device to obtain additional contextualized tool options, including Ping, WOL and Port Scan tools
•Local network segments are scanned automatically; custom ranges may be added manually

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What’s New

Version 3.96

1) latest device profiles
2) fixed a bug related to corrupted prefs
3) fixed a bug related to moving the app to a new machine without downloading from the App Store

Ratings and Reviews

Nummsy ,

It’s Good for a GUI Scanner

It’s not terrible, and its not Great. It’s good. For me it’s quicker than writing a bash/Terminal script. You can create ranges to scan and save them, along with port scanning. You can initiate a HTTP/VNC etc.. connection from the application which is nice. my only gripes are that it can be combersome to navigate the menus. It’s difficult to disable multiple nic scanning. Example; I have have several nics and I can’t disable the scanning of those subnets.. Other than that its pretty good.

EdiPhone ,

Does a good job of scanning, some small niggles

It does a good job of scanning the network for devices including name, mac address, ip, ipv6, manufacturer.

Some small niggles:

The default ITALIC font choice is unfortunate but luckily there is a font customization option in the prefs.

Does not remember column order. I like to reorder columns in a certain way and quitting the app loses my ordering. Same issue with the Regular and Home versions of this app.

Sometimes it shows some of the Apple devices as “Apple device/computer” instead of showing the name and proper icon. Waking the device and/or rescanning the network or restarting the app seems to fix the issue.

The Prefs panel uses very small fonts and controls. Wish it would use the system standard sizes so it would look normal.

Biox ,

The Best

It’s not perfect, and it’s much more expensive, but it’s the best by far. I *wasted* a few dollars here, a few dollars there, trying others. Just save your time and money and get this one from the start. I only wish it knew more specifically what type of devices are associated with certain MAC addresses, particularly Apple devices.


Eric Redlinger
11.3 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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