X-IpScan is a software program built as a portable alternative to Angry IP Scanner. It enables users to scan IP addresses and get important information.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can drop the program files to any location on the hard disk and just click the executable to run.
An alternative is to move X-IpScan to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort and without prior installers.
It is important to keep in mind that the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and files are not left behind on the HDD after removal, leaving it clean.
The interface is outdated but quite simple to work with. All you have to do is point out the IP range and click a button to detect all addresses. The list shows both active and dead addresses, along with the host name. The scanning procedure may take a while to finish, depending on the total IPs.
You can export all addresses or just a selection to an external file for further scrutiny, as long as it has the TXT, CSV, HTM, XML or LST format. Plus, you can copy a selected IP address to the Clipboard, rescan the IPs or delete them from the list, as well as view their host, computer, group and user name, MAC address, TTL or NetBIOS information.
Other options of X-IpScan open an IP address via FTP, Telnet, web browser, Ping, Traceroute or GeoLocate. It is possible to edit the properties of these openers, namely the menu item title, execution string and working directory.
Furthermore, you can use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data, create a favorites list, select the columns and ports, save options and window dimensions, delete dead/alive hosts and open/closed ports from the list to filter results, and so on.
X-IpScan has a good response time and works well, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. It runs on a pretty low amount of CPU and RAM, so its impact on computer performance is minimal.
Improvements are welcomed in the visual department of the GUI. Other than that, X-IpScan should please all users who are looking for a portable application for scanning an IP range and obtaining various information about the hosts.