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.

What’s New

Version 3.91

1) bug fixes
2) latest device profiles

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Gib Henry ,

Hardly bait-and-switch

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.

scottyo3921 ,

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!

pleasedonttrackme ,

Great App, worth paying for

This is a great app. It finds everything on my network. With enough info to figure out what some of the really odd devices were, like a Parrot SA device. (don’t google it, they’ll just track to) The ability to rename stuff is very useful. I’m very happy to actually pay for stuff I use and I use this app.


Eric Redlinger
8.9 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro license upgrade $24.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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