Fing Desktop: FAQs

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What is Fing Desktop?

Fing Desktop is the Fing App for your PC and laptop. Fing Desktop has more enhanced device recognition capabilities.

Fing Desktop is free of charge. There is a Premium option for Fing Desktop called Fing Premium, which has additional features, services and tools including: Intruder Alerts, Security Checks and Timeline of Events. There is also a Fing Starter option, which gives you some of the Premium features at a reduced cost.

  • Download Fing Desktop and read more about Fing Premium here
  • Learn more about Fing Starter and Fing Premium here
  • To login to Fing Desktop, you need a Fing account. Click here to create a free Fing account.

Click here for further information.

How does Fing Desktop compare to other Fing products?

  • Fing Desktop is a separate product from the Fingbox and Fing Mobile App
  • Fing Desktop has more enhanced device recognition capabilities than the Fing Mobile App
  • Unlike Fingbox, you do not need to purchase any hardware to get Fing Desktop

Will I lose access to my Fingbox features if I do not subscribe to Fing Desktop?

No. Fing Desktop is a separate product from Fingbox. You will still have access to all your existing Fingbox features if you do not subscribe to Fing Desktop.

We now have two Fing product offerings:

  • Fing Mobile App
  • Fing Desktop

Can I still use Fing Desktop for free? How do 'credits' work?

Fing Desktop is free of charge. There is a Premium option for Fing Desktop called Fing Premium, which has additional features, services and tools including: Intruder Alerts, Security Checks and Timeline of Events. There is also a Fing Starter option, which gives you some of the Premium features at a reduced cost.

Fing Desktop has free features, but some of these have limited daily credits. Once the credits run out for a particular feature, you will have to wait for 24 hours to get more credits and use them again. Subscribe to Fing Desktop Premium for unlimited access to these features, or subscribe to Fing Starter for some of these features at a reduced cost.

What Operating Systems (OS) is Fing Desktop compatible with?

Fing Desktop is compatible with Windows and MAC operating systems.

  • Fing Desktop supports any version of Windows that is still within its extended support lifetime to current versions. We recommend Windows 10. Windows Server versions are not included.
  • Fing Desktop supports macOS 10.14 (Catalina) to current version

Why do I need a Fing account to use Fing Desktop and Fing Desktop Starter/Premium?

The reason you need to create a Fing account is network data is synchronized with your Fing account and Fing Desktop. Like Fing Mobile App and Fingbox, Fing Desktop leverages our device recognition service in our cloud servers. To do this, Fing Desktop needs to contact the Fing services. This is why Fing Desktop needs a sign-in to work.

How do I get the most up-to-date version of Fing Desktop?

When an updated version of Fing Desktop is released, open Fing Desktop and you will get an automatic update. Automatic updates may take up to 8 hours after the release.

Will new features be added to Fing Desktop?

Yes, we will continue to add more features to Fing Desktop. These features will assist our users based on their requirements for Fing Desktop. For Fing Desktop’s current features, we have completed beta tests with large groups of users, and take their feedback and suggestions.

Click here for more information on Fing Desktop features.

How do I sign in to Fing Desktop and Fing Desktop Starter/Premium if I use Sign In with Apple?

Currently, Sign In with Apple is not available on Fing Desktop.

If your Fing account email address is an Apple relay email address/Apple ID, you need to create a manual password for this account.

Create or reset your password here

Is there a version of Fing Desktop for Linux?

No. Currently, Fing Desktop is only available on PC and MAC platforms.

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