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HP Smart for Mac

HP Smart for Mac

  -  Freeware
Easily print, scan, and share files with the HP Smart Desktop app for Mac and your HP Printer. With convenient features such as Print Anywhere and Mobile Fax, HP Smart streamlines the process and saves you time. Simply install the app on all your devices for a seamless experience.

As the main software for your printer, the HP Smart for macOS must be installed on the device from which you want to print. This will also install all necessary drivers for both printing and scanning. Set up your printer connection with ease through the app.

1. Scan with your camera
Easily scan files using your device camera and share to the cloud or email. It optimizes the image and allows you to quickly save or send.

2. Print documents and photos
It lets you preview and print to your personal or business printer.

3. Save time with Shortcuts
Create one-touch shortcuts to speed up your repetitive tasks.

How to Install and Use
  • Go to the official website or FileHorse and click on the "Download" button.
  • Once the download is complete, open the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to install HP Smart on your macOS.
  • After the installation is complete, launch the app from the start menu or desktop shortcut.
  • Connect your HP printer to your Mac either through USB or by setting it up on your Wi-Fi network.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process and start using HP Smart to manage your printer and print, scan, and copy files.
Set up your printer using the tool

Add your printer to HP Smart and follow the guided setup to connect to your computer or mobile device.

1. If you are setting up the printer on a Wi-Fi network, prepare the printer for setup.
  • Place the printer and the computer or mobile device near the Wi-Fi router.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi on your computer or mobile device and connect to your network. If the computer is connected to the network with an Ethernet cable, temporarily disconnect the cable and use the Wi-Fi connection during the setup.
  • Enable Bluetooth on the computer or mobile device so that the app can detect the printer during the setup.
  • After installing HP Smart for iOS and Android, enable the mobile device location service and allow the app to use your location to detect the printer and offer solutions during setup.
  • Multiple printers within range of your device might display during setup. Make sure to select the correct printer. Do not select a printer with DIRECT in its name, as it is only for Wi-Fi Direct connections.
2. Open HP Smart.
  • If this is the first time you are opening HP Smart, the app attempts to detect and set up the printer.
  • If this is not the first time you are opening the program, click Add Printer or the plus sign to find the printer.
3. On the connection type screen, select Wi-Fi, USB, or Network. The options displayed vary depending on your computer or mobile device. Follow the steps to complete the setup.

If you are using a Wi-Fi connection and your printer is not found, continue to the next step.

4. Restore Wi-Fi setup mode.
  • Most printers with a touchscreen display or menu: Open the Wireless  or Setup  menu, select Network setup or Settings, and then select Restore Network Settings.
  • Printers without a touchscreen display or menu: Go to Restore Wi-Fi setup mode on your HP printer to restore default settings by pressing the buttons on your printer.
5. Within two hours, close then re-open HP Smart, and then add the printer again.

6. Follow the guided setup screens to complete the printer setup.

Features and Highlights
  • Easy set up and direct file printing, scanning, copying, and sharing from your computer or cloud account
  • Print and manage your printer from any network connection
  • Manage your HP account, order supplies, and access support from the app
  • Create high-quality scans with editing options such as cropping, filtering, and image adjustments
  • Secure mobile faxing from the app
  • Streamline tasks with customizable one-touch shortcuts
  • Enjoy hundreds of free printable activities with Printables for the whole family
  • Set up new or connect existing HP printers to your wireless network
  • Monitor supply levels and view error messages
  • Connect to other HP printers on your network
  • Initiate scan and print jobs, order supplies, and access HP support
  • Perform maintenance tasks and change printer settings
  • Launch HP Connected for services such as HP ePrint and HP Instant Ink
  • Configure scan to network folder and scan to email options
  • Run fax setup wizard for easy fax configuration
  • Get help and troubleshooting tips
Note: Some features require a network connection and an HP account for full functionality. Available in English only.


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  • Wireless printing and scanning
  • User-friendly interface
  • Compatible with various HP printers
  • Multiple document and image formats
  • Customizable print settings
  • Limited printer compatibility
  • May have connectivity issues
  • Limited scanning features
System Requirements
  • Requires macOS 11.0 or later
  • Review connection and software version requirements for the HP Smart app
  • An HP printer that supports the tool
  • A computer or mobile device connected to an active internet connection
  • An established connection from your device to the printer - either over a network or with a USB cable
  • A compatible mobile device or computer with internet access
  • Android 9.0 and later
  • Apple iOS 14 and later
Note: Disconnect from a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection before downloading.

Also Available: Download HP Smart for Windows