Useful apps for the new Apple TV


Thanks to our German friends at Mac & I magazine for highlighting IP Scanner TV in their December issue! The article title “Nützliches auf dem Fernseher” translates roughly to “Useful stuff on the Television”.

How to use DropCopy’s new ‘share extension’


If you are running iOS 8 and have DropCopy mobile version 4.94 or later, you can now use our new share extension for DropCopy, which operates from the standard share sheet that is found in many 3rd party apps, as well as from default iOS apps such as Safari.  Whereas before you had to move a file to DropCopy in order to transfer it, you can now transfer URLs, text and other files directly from the host app using this extension; it’s a great new way to transfer files that’s easier than ever.

Here’s how it works:

Look for the ‘share’ button in compatible apps, such as Safari.


By default, all new extensions are disabled.  To enable them, scroll to the ‘More’ button in order to find and enable the DropCopy extension.


Swipe the switch next to DropCopy in order to enable it.

DropCopy should now appear as a valid destination for sharing.

Understanding the IP Scanner Debug screen

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Networks can be amazingly complex; new protocols (and new twists on old ones) appear all the time.  We do our best to accommodate many common situations but sometimes the default configuration of IP Scanner may not be suitable for your network environment.  For example, multicast DNS provides better information with regards to device names, but does not always reflect actual public DNS records for your network segment.

The Debug window, which is accessed from the IP Scanner Help menu, provides a means for power users to tweak IP Scanner’s behaviour.

What are these cryptic options at the bottom?

DNS: enables DNS lookups.  Note: DNS lookups can generate considerable network traffic.
DIG: use DIG for DNS lookups (spawns separate threads) instead of system APIs, DNSServiceQueryRecord(), etc.
LCL: use local multicast DNS queries instead of designated DNS servers

MAC: only display devices that have a valid MAC address
ZZZ: enables support for Bonjour Sleep Proxy detection
NBT: enables scanning for NBT / Windows File Sharing
NDP: enable IPv6 scanning



How to restore in-app purchases on new devices


If you have upgraded IP Scanner by using an in-app purchase, that purchase is valid for all of your devices. However, you may sometimes need to “restore” that purchase if it is lost for any reason and for any new devices that you acquire. Here’s the procedure for restoring your IP Scanner mobile purchase (scroll down for IP Scanner for Mac):




1) Bring up the restore option by tapping a row that says ‘Lite Version’


2) Tap the “Restore Previous Purchase” button


3) Tap “Yes” to initiate the restore process


4) IP Scanner will verify your previous purchase with Apple and apply the upgrade to your new device




1) Bring up the restore option by clicking on ‘Help’ in the menu bar


2) Click the “Restore Previous License” option


3) Click “Yes” to initiate the restore process


4) IP Scanner will verify your previous purchase with Apple and apply the upgrade to your new device

N.B. if the process does not seem to work, make sure you have an active internet connection and that the App Store app is closed when running the restore procedure.