I’m in the mood for doing a whole bunch of tech tool roundups and evaluations these days so today I’m looking at email finder tools. I’ve covered most of the major ones in the market, do a bit of high-level analysis, together with added notes from my own personal experience. So I hope you find it useful.
First, What are email finders?
A mail finder is a tool that can be used by a person to search e-mails from a number of websites. Basically, you can use it to enter someone’s name or other details and search up their professional email contact.
Benefits of Email Finders
The benefits of using email finders are the following;
- Find emails for prospective customers from companies that you target
- Find emails from websites or media sites that you want to connect with
- Use specifically bulk finder tools to find a lot of emails in a company or from a list of contacts, all at once.
The whole point of using email Finder tools is to supplement your lead generation activities by providing you the emails of people you want to contact.
OK, so what then are the criteria to evaluate them? Here are my basic criteria. To be honest, these kinds of tools are not that complicated, or sophisticated, so no really fancy metrics are needed here.
Ease of Use
I want to use tools that are easy to use. They can’t be a pain in the neck to do simple things.
A good finder tool is going to have strong integrations with CRMs and email outbound tools.
Given that you’ll be finding a lot of emails in bulk, it should be relatively cheap to use.
What is the best email finder tool?
For me, hands down I think Hunter.io is the best email finder tool. The reason is it is very easy to use, has most of the tools that you would need (or integrates with Google Sheets for you) and is extremely affordable in comparison to the other tools.
If you are using a method where you are finding emails based on LinkedIn URLs then you will want to use Get Prospect. It offers you really good value for money in that you can pay for the number of contacts you want to search, and basically just one month and cancel.
Which one is the best bulk email finder?
For the best bulk email Finder, and you are not using LinkedIn URLs to find them, I think Rocket Reach is going to be the easiest one and the best value for money. Just have a spreadsheet of your prospect’s names and company names and you should be good to go.
Summary of Findings
Here’s a fancy table of my findings.
|RocketReach||UpLead||Hunter ⭐||Get Prospect||Snov|
|Ease of Use||5/5||3/5||5/5||4/5||4/5|
|Price||From $39 p/m||From $74 p/m||From $49 p/m||From $49 p/m||From $39 p/m|
List of Tools and Comments
Rocket Reach is one of the best-known email look-up tools. I think everybody at some stage has googled somebody’s name and the app symbol to try and find their email address and ended up on Rocket Reach.
One cool feature is that you can search for someone by name, or by LinkedIn URL.
Ease of Use:
Even though the tool doesn’t look as smooth or modern as some of the other tools on this list, it’s pretty easy to use. Just type in a name or LinkedIn URL to search. To do a bulk find, basically you can upload a CSV of people’s names and companies, or LinkedIn profile URLs.
Rocket Reach is a little bit sleepy on their integrations but at least they integrate with the main ones, HubSpot and Salesforce. Nothing special.
Pricing: Rocket Reach starts from $39 a month for individuals, looking up to 1,500 contacts.
I think a big point to be made here about up lead is that it is a tool that allows you to look up a certain market segment and then find emails. It is not really suited to looking up individuals when compared to another tool like Rocket Reach.
You can see for example below if you want to look up an individual, you will need to know the URL of their company or company name. This is compared to just banging in their name and clicking search.
Ease of Use: personally I found using the search tool, where you have to select different parameters on a list, wasn’t that easy to use. I couldn’t even do a demo search because the settings I had were too narrow by accident. But that’s probably on me.
Integrations: Surprisingly UpLead doesn’t have that many integrations except for one, Zapier. You can connect to any app that is in Zapier. That’s great, but at the same time, a really expensive way to do things.
Pricing: The cost starts at $74 a month for 2,040 contacts per year.
It’s easy to see why hunter is a favourite amongst SCO people. Hunter is extremely streamlined for searching up contacts at a company domain.
A really novel feature of Hunter is that you can find the author of a blog post article. So if you’re into media, PR, and search engine optimization, you’ll probably find this particular feature very useful.
Ease of Use: I find Hunter to be the easiest to use of all the tools profiled. I think they really thought through the whole workflow here, where you can search up a company or person, and then use their tools to add that person to a lead list and track them there.
Integrations: one fairly serious drawback of Hunter is that it doesn’t have many native integrations. You have to rely on Zapier to connect with other programs. However it gets around this by 1, allowing you to search up contacts directly on a Google Sheet, and two, by building in its own outreach email tool. If you’re adding the contacts you want to a spreadsheet and collecting their emails automatically through hunter, then you’re probably good to go anyway.
Pricing: Hunter starts at $49 a month for 500 searches, rather than a yearly credit count. This is the best pricing of the tools reviewed so far.
Get Prospect is one of my favorite tools on this list. Basically where it really stands out is in its LinkedIn URL email Finder. It’s really built for that. However, it’s not really built for looking up individual people as you go. It’s easier to use than UpLead but not as easy as Hunter.
Ease of Use: using Get Prospect to find individuals is not that easy, in that you need to provide more information than usual. But it is quite good at finding emails for LinkedIn URLs.
If you have a list of all the LinkedIn URLs, which you could collect using something like Phantom Buster, then you can simply upload them and then click ‘get email’ next to their name.
Integrations: Get Prospect integrates with more applications than Hunter and Rocket Reach, but mainly relies on Zapier.
Pricing: For finding 100 emails, it’s free. But the paid package starts at $49 for 1000 contacts (and 2,000 email verifications).
As an email tool snob is a fully-featured CRM. It will give you the classic email Finder feature but also the CRM functions of deal and contact tracking, as well as email outreach capability. On this list, because the pricing is comparible to some of the other tools like rocket reach or hunter.
What is unique about Snov is that it also has a social URL search that allows you to search by Twitter handle. So far I haven’t seen this feature on other tools.
Ease of Use: this tool is pretty easy to use overall, but maybe a bit overkill if you’re just looking for an email source to use with your existing CRM or outreach tool.
Integrations: As far as integrations go, they aren’t really needed so much here because the tool itself is a fully functional CRM and outreach tool. But even with that said, it still has a decent range of integrations with other CRMs and of course Zapier.
Pricing: There is no free plan with Snov, but the first plan starts at $39 a month for 1000 contacts.
The following tools I haven’t actually looked at yet so I’m not comfortable providing a recommendation on them. I am leaving them here on this list in case you want to have a look at them yourself for your own research.
FindThatLeed is primarily used as a lead manager rather than an e-mailed finder. It is easy to manage an email list. Simply provide your id to companies and boom! You’ll receive everything you need for the website pertaining to the URL. It is used in Domain Research Lead Research and Prospecting.
LeadGrabber is a powerful software tool with strong technology. Put in a company listing and it searches for CEOs, Presidents, and other executive’s names on LinkedIn. Providing you SPAM-free emails, LinkedIn IDs etc.
AnyMail provides searchable email addresses by person names and e-mail addresses. AnyMail Finder checks hundreds of websites before sending them to you. The application offers 97% accurate data on the e-mail address used.
Clear Bit can be used to connect to the Google Mail account and you can quickly find contact information of any company you wish. Simply paste in your employer name as well as employee first name and job title.
With findthat.email it is very easy to see all your business email. It is among the best email finding software for 2021. Simply enter your email address with their email address and source.
Datanyze Insider can analyze accounts effectively and efficiently. Build targeted prospect profiles to send contacts to the places you need to go less often.
It can also be downloaded via Google Chrome extensions and can be used by those looking for individual decision-making within companies. You have the potential to create a rich prospect list by scraping all incoming email addresses and phone numbers. Lusha Plugin supports LinkedIn, Gmail or Salesforce.
Norbert’ simple searcher provides great functionality as well as integration with email e.g. a platform. It will help you to maximize your email campaign’s return on investment and improve your sales. ‘
Powered by a free-to-use software package, you are able to scrape verified B2B emails using algorithm matching data, search the Internet and simulate emails using company-generated email.
Using this tool you can look up email links on social networks and the tool promises only verified addresses. The account must be signed by you.
Its popular email search tools provide you with a quick and simple way to find your prospects’ email addresses.