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 1.9.4

This update includes the support for macOS 10.15

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
939 Ratings

939 Ratings

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!

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 !!

Albertcakes ,

Works for me

I bought a 27 inch iMac 2019 to replace my 2010 which couldn't be upgraded to the current macOS. I just did the Apple transfer to the new computer and "HP scan" program worked but it was erratic. Got rid of that program, and loaded this "HP Easy Scan" and it works great with my several years old HP OJ Pro 8600 Plus. My only complaint is it didn't let me hook up to my bought and paid for OCR program. This "HP Easy Scan" program does OCR and it does it fairly well, but I don't think it does as well as my dedicated OCR program. I don't know where the OCR is done, and yes, i could scan to image then use my OCR program. But it would be nice if this could call up and directly feed the scan to my OCR program. I'll go ahead and give it 5 stars because it is quite a bit better than my former "HP Scan" - looks almost the same but is more configurable, and it works on my new computer and OS. I'm using macOS Catalina.


HP Inc.
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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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