150+ Top Sourcing / #OSINT Tools

Here is a list of tools and resources for all things sourcing and #OSINT. Most of them are easy-to-use and make our lives more convenient, productive, and creative, automating processes, fetching information such as contacts,


Last updated: June 20, 2022

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Sourcing Tool

  • SocialList.io ❤❤ – find and export lists of public Social Profiles exactly matching your requirements (no need for Boolean). Monthly subscription, one-week trial  

Organize Extensions in Chrome


Scroll and open

Web Content


Writing job posts

Scraping, Parsing, Filtering, and Sorting

  • Outwit Docs – an application; download files from a search
  • Outwit Hub – an application ($). It parses and collects data on web pages with lists of similar entries (but get a fast computer)
  • Julia’s Online Email Extractor ❤❤ – paste text in the box, extract email addresses (for PDFs)
  • Julia’s EmailExtractor  ❤❤ – Chrome Extension – collect email addresses from all the pages you visit
  • Instant Data Scraper by Webrobots.io – does a great job out-of-the-box
  • Data Miner – scraper with a visual UI
  • PhantomBuster – scrapers for LinkedIn and Facebook, automation scripts (low volume is free)
  • ScrapeStorm – downloadable, configurable scraping app (low volume is free)
  • Linked Helper – automation tool; works as a scraper (trial, subscription)
  • Dux-Soup – automation tool; works as a scraper (subscription)
  • SQL query generator – get detailed info on StackOverflow users

Social Lookup & Contact Info

Contact Verification

Social Media Monitoring

URL analysis

People Finders

People search that combines data from searching the open web, social sites, and public data. These sites usually make money by referring visitors to paid sites (avoid those links)

  • Zabasearch – seems to show more US phone numbers than some others
  • Pipl ($$) – works internationally – but in Europe is affected by GDPR; checks usernames, phone numbers, and email addresses
  • xlek.com – public records search
  • Zoominfo – aggregates professional information, including job titles, employers, and contact info, from the web (subscription)

LinkedIn-friendly Boolean Builder by Sourcing Certifications ❤

Company Research and Datasets

Relocation information


Custom Search Engines

I have created a set of advanced custom search engines for Sourcing – feel free to include them in your practice.

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Global Search Engines

Search “from elsewhere”

Special Google Dialogs

Topical Searches

General Tools

URL Shortening

Record yourself



Simple Image Editing

  • PicPick (has a “blur” function)

Second Chrome to run


Social Tools

Social Media Automation

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