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HP Easy Scan

By HP Inc.

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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 in Version 1.8.0

- This update improves performance and stability.


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Customer Reviews


This app is PERFECT for quickly scanning documents, ideally from a scanner with a document feeder, flat bed scans maybe better suited with an alternate application. It will scan Color or BW and OCR all the text before exporting to PDF in single or combined files giving you the choice to set quality from a 12MB PDF down to a 200KB. If you are scanning Contracts, documents, letters, general paperwork - THIS IS THE APP FOR YOU!

Bear in mind… It’s called Easy Scan for a reason - It doesn’t have the advanced features associated with some apps meant to scan high quality photos. It will scan photos, with good DPI/Quality, however there may be better choices depending on your goal/use; all be it that are not as “easy” or simple.

I see Too many negative ratings/reviews which are not deserved the majority sound like user error or legacy printer driver issues, unrelated to this handy app which works fine!!! I normally don’t write reviews

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.

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.

HP Easy Scan
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 1.8.0
  • Size: 127 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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