HP Easy Scan

Developer: HP Inc.

Current Version: 1.8.0

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 127.1 MB - Download


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 www.hp.com/support or via Apple Software Update.


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


Release Notes:

- This update improves performance and stability.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4.0
Review by PandaGeneral21

El Capitan Fix! (: - I too was having the issue with scanning from my HP All in One printer using El Capitan. Downloaded this and was able to connect and start scanning right away. I actually found i like this software better then any other software i was using. The other way i was doing this was time consuming. I had to edit and recrop all the images i was scanning. This application automatically crops the images you scan. Making it significantly shorter compared to other software and printers… Really nice (Also note if you're having issues try using USB, my HP Photosmart Premuim All in One C410A uses WPA to connect to the internet. With a new router this printer became completely outdated as it could not use Wifi anymore. So maybe USB will work better for you as well. Works great for me.)

Found helpful by 27 out of 28 people
Version 1.6.0
Review by the mad drafter

Does Not work With Sierra - Updated, Works Now :) - I recently purchased a HP color laser jet all-in-one printer and after upgrading to Sierra I can no longer scan to my computer. I contacted HP support and after a lot of back and forth I was told by the tech support guy that the latest drivers have not been updated to support Sierra. In fact he had no idea if HP was working on updates at all. He recommended going back to El Capitan (not an option). Which brings me to HP Easy Scan. I had the previous version (1.5) on my Mac and of course it did not work with Sierra. I have updated to the latest version and the situation has not changed. Of course, when it was working the app worked fine and was useful for the majority of my scanning needs. I say shame on you HP. The drivers for your products should have been ready with the release of Sierra or within a week of its release at most. I am sure HP is not showing the same contempt for its’ Windows based customers. I recommend avoiding until HP decides to get their act together. ***UPDATE - December 3, 2016*** HP has just released a driver update. All is right with the world again. I have scanned to my computer thru HP Easy Scan as well as Pixelmator, Affinity Design and GIMP. Everything is working without a hitch. Scan to your hearts content. I will upgrade my rating to 3.5 stars. HP loses 1.5 stars for very bad customer service.

Found helpful by 61 out of 70 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8.0
Review by symu

What an awful piece of software - Update for Version 1.8,0 Still a POS and non functioning piece of software. After install I get a failure upon trying to scan. This version does not solve any of my problems. Previous Version What a waste of time and effort. This piece of software does not work with MacOS Sierra. In fact it won’t even talk to your scanner unless you reboot your machine. After Reboot...IF you are lucky it might work, but most of the time it just scans your document and then does nothing. You can’t find the document that it scanned it does not show up in the scanner window. I finally had to break down and scan my document from an old machine with an old version of the MacOS. The deparment that wrote this package and then allowed it to distrubuted should be fired for incompetence. The old driver software use to print duplex and scan with no effort at all. I use to be a faithful HP customer for printers…. that has now changed….. I will look elsewhere for my next printer. MacPro(Late 2013) macOS Sierra Version 10.12.3 HP M1212nf MFP Series

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 1.8.0
Review by Arbee2

Mr. - If I could rate a software in the negative range, I would rate it a -5. My question is to Apple. Why does Apple put an App on their site that won’t work with Sierra!!!!!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.8.0
Review by Barbatto

Cannot retrieve device information - Latest version, 1.8.0 sees the device but still reports that it is unavailable. ---------------- I have an HP OfficeJet J6480 All-in-One device that worked great when scanning with Image Capture in previous OS X versions. Now with macOS Sierra, HP is instructing users to install HP Easy Scan for this particular all-in-one device. The HP Easy Scan software does not detect the scanner although the device is installed on the network and I am able to print. The OS sees the device, but scanning is still broken. It should be noted that for this particular device, you can scan using the web based administration tool in a browser. In the sidebar, there is an option for "Webscan". It's surprising that this works from the browser but not the OS. Good luck!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.8.0
Review by Seahawk72

Works well with HP Officejet 4500 and Sierra - It’s not perfect, but resored scanning functionality for my MacBook Pro 2016 running Sierra with an Officejet 4500. Nice double-sided scanning option in the settings that allows a single-sided scanner to batch-scan double-sided documents without having to re-sequence the pages (just reload the stack after scanning the first side and click “continue”). You may need to browse for your scanner after launching if it says it can’t find it or that the scanner isn’t avaialble.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people
Version 1.8.0
Review by BARoberts

It scans under Sierra. Works like you want. - I just use the scanner to get items into e-format. Not looking for every optionality. On a 2012 iMac with Sierra OS and an OfficeJet 8600 this software worked first time (and later times) just fine. Recognized the printer even though it is connected via interconnected cables and not directly to the machine. Wish that I could output directly to other software programs rather than saving off the file.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people