HP Easy Scan is designed specifically for use with your HP scanner or multifunction printer. With features such as automatic photo detection, multi-page document processing, text recognition (OCR)[1], and PDF file output, HP Easy Scan will help you get the most value from your HP product.

Easy to use presets let you quickly choose scan settings that are optimized for whatever you are scanning. Simply place your content on the scanner, select a preset, and click the Scan button.

HP Easy Scan uses the Apple ICA scan protocol and will work with any HP device that is supported by an ICA scan driver. Make sure that you have installed the latest HP ICA driver for your product — available online from or via Apple Software Update.


[1] Text recognition is only available on certain HP products.

What’s New

Version 1.9.1

This update improves performance and stability.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Stop The Pain! ,

Worst Experience I’ve ever had with a single software

I’ve owned by HP Officejet Pro 8620 for about two years, and it has been the perfect PRINTER for my small business. However, I had an important deadline requiring me to SCAN some sccompanying material, and after looking through the printer menus and also online, I downloaded this app thinking it would make the entire process easy. WRONG! After trying to configure this for a good portion of an hour, I am forced to quit because I have to go elsewhere if I want to ensure that this scan will be completed in time. I have been using computers for about 15 years, and this is the single worst experience I have EVER had with a single software. Not only am I missing my deadline because my scanner wont scan using this stupid app, but now I am going to have to drive out of my way and go find a third party place, to scan my documents (for a fee) because this app isn’t working right. My printer still works great, but I have physically written down a note and taped it to my printer to remind me that whenever this printer breaks, I will NEVER purchase an HP Product again, simply due to how horrific this experience was of trying to simply scan something using their built in scanner. Thanks HP!

jensencc ,

HP Easy Scan Saved the Day

I downloaded HP Easy Scan to my new iMac Pro and once the download completed and the App opened, I went to devices on my computer and clicked on my office 'HP OfficeJet Pro 8600' Icon -- immediately my computer started downloading a new print driver file. Once completed, a document that I had previously placed on my printer started being scanned. The Easy Scan App reappeared and when the scan completed and displayed in the App, I clicked on "Send" which opened a save window where I selected a Folder for storing all future scans. Delighted, I stacked several documents on my printers from feed and each document was scanned. When completed and I clicked on Save. I went to my computer' scan folder and there each document had been saved to a separate jpeg. Thanks HP for a great, AND FREE, scan App. It will save me a lot of work back when I used to scan to a USB drive, switch it to my computer, and search HP_Scan directory and hope my document appeared. This is a productivity time saver! Kudos !!

Wrenovation ,

I should’ve known…and read other reviews here first.

I’ve had my HP “do everything” super printer for a couple of years now - going on 3 actually; but ever since I had to get a new lap top and switch from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air, well, the scanner is just totally FICKLE. It seems to be working just fine one day, then the next time I NEED to scan something, it pops up THIS message: "HP Officejet Pro 8610 [4963D5] is currently unavailable. Please check if it is turned on and connected, or try again later.” BULL.

I searched online for an answer and thought of checking for an update….and found this one. Now, my scanner worked this morning but four and a half hours later, ZILCH. I thought maybe updating the software would fix things, but that didn’t happen. I’m preparing for an extremely important hearing and have all kinds of Exhibits to scan and make sets of and I am ABANDONED by HP. I’ll defininitely have to think dozens of times over “twice” before buying another HP Printer. What a disappointment, because I liked them before this!


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