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.

Last updated: July 11, 2022

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  • SocialList.io ❤❤ – find and export lists of public Social Profiles precisely 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

LinkedIn-friendly Boolean Builder by Sourcing Certifications ❤

Company Research and Datasets

Relocation and country-specific 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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