IP Scanner Home 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.
The Home edition of IP Scanner supports identifying and customizing results for up to 21 devices on your home network. To manage networks larger than 21 devices, consider IP Scanner Pro, also available on the App Store.
IP Scanner is all about customizing the way you see 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.
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.
It may also be used in a 'cumulative' mode which displays network changes over time, including options to display devices which were once present but now no longer visible.
Finally, by using the whitelist and blacklist features, you may filter out known and trusted devices to quickly reveal new or unexpected ones: a great way to easily identify unwanted network visitors.
IP Scanner also includes Growl support for notifications of new devices and changes in device state.
Not sure if IP Scanner does what you want? Try IP Scanner standard edition for free to see if IP Scanner is for you.
Native Apple Silicon compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
This app is nicely designed, displays a ton of info, interacts with devices, and is very customizable. It’s limited to 21 devices, which ought to be ample for the average household, and which categorizes it as NOT bait-and-switch in my book. If that’s not enough, the clever user can always delete some items temporarily to make room for others. But if you consistently need to display more than 21 items, you probably will want the more powerful pro version anyway—especially if you want to track all the devices on the several different networks your laptop uses, as I do.
Very useful for network work
I've been developing Internet of Things (IoT) software as a hobby for the past year and find this pretty essential for that. The IoT work involves configuring routers and headless computers, (e.g., Raspberry Pi), communicating with Commercial control nodes (e.g., Hue hubs) and programming embedded computers (e.g., ESP32-based devices). It is often hard to find these devices on the network and all too easy to make configuration mistakes and "loose" them temporarily. A good network scanner, like this, is essential to that finding task.
Now I give this 5 stars with a caveat. This is a good enough, solid enough and easy enough to use tool for my work. It's not perfect or super solid. It crashes. Sometimes you need to re-start it to flush out old info with a new scan (e.g., after changing something on the network). But, as only a few people would ever need a tool like this, I find it amazing that it is as well developed as it is.
The handy IP Scan alone is worth the price. The ease of drilling down on the information and its inclusion of features like finger printing are really great. I love that you can give your own names to devices as with all that configuration, the network names can change unexpectedly (configuration mistakes). So I like the tool.
Great app, but no Apple Watch icon
Still a mainstay of my network management (now 20 devices, unless I missed turning some on for this scan). Very well designed, does what I need.
No Apple Watch icon that I can see! Oh noes!
Jun 01, 2017: This app has been getting fairly continual enhancements and bugfixes. I find it to be a (increasingly) reliable and useful network tool, and am very glad I found it a few years ago.
— historical review follows
Last week I submitted an enhancement request to allow choice of export format in the Export dialog (it had been hidden away in Preferences... where I didn't expect it and couldn't find it). Well, this week, I see this new version implementing that feature, probably in response to my request!
This is what I was after. Thanks, Guys!
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- Eric Redlinger
- 9 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2005-2021, 10base-t interactive
- In-App Purchases
- Pro license upgrade $24.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.