Awesome OSINT Awesome

A curated list of amazingly awesome open source intelligence tools and resources. Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources)


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This list was taken directly from i-inteligence’s OSINT Tools and Resources Handbook. I-intelligence is dedicated to helping you improve your ability to collect, analyze, manage, share and communicate information, whether in support of government policy or in pursuit of competitive advantage.

The main search engines used by users.

↑ Main National Search Engines

Localized search engines by country.

Lesser known and used search engines.

↑ Specialty Search Engines

Search engines for specific information or topics.

↑ Visual Search and Clustering Search Engines

Search engines that scrape multiple sites (Google, Yahoo, Bing, Goo, etc) at the same time and return results.

  • Carrot2 – Organizes your search results into topics.
  • Cluuz – Generates easier to understand search results through graphs, images, and tag clouds.
  • Yippy – Search using multiple sources at once

Find websites that are similar. Good for business competition research.

Search for data located on PDFs, Word documents, presentation slides, and more.

↑ Pastebins

Find information that has been uploaded to Pastebin.

  • Custom Pastebin Search – A custom search page that indexes 57 different paste sites.
  • PasteLert – PasteLert is a simple system to search and set up alerts (like google alerts) for entries.

Search by website source code

  • CoCaBu – Search engine that augments user query into code-friendly for retrieving precise examples.
  • FaCoY – Search engine that retrieves code examples that are syntactically and semantically similar.
  • NerdyData – Search engine for source code.
  • SearchCode – Help find real world examples of functions, API’s and libraries across 10+ sources.

↑ Major Social Networks

↑ Real-Time Search, Social Media Search, and General Social Media Tools

Social Media Tools

↑ Twitter

↑ Facebook

↑ Google+

↑ Instagram

↑ Pinterest

↑ Reddit

Tools to help discover more about a reddit user or subreddit.

↑ VKontakte

Perform various OSINT on Russian social media site VKontakte.

↑ Tumblr

↑ LinkedIn

  • FTL – Browser plugin that finds emails of people’s profiles in LinkedIn.

↑ Username Check

↑ People Investigations

↑ E-mail Search / E-mail Check

↑ Phone Number Research

  • National Cellular Directory – was created to help people research and reconnect with one another by performing cell phone lookups. The lookup products includes have billions of records that can be accessed at any time, as well as free searches one hour a day, every day.
  • NumSpy-API – find details of any mobile number in india for free and get a JSON formated output, inspired by NumSpy.
  • Reverse Phone Lookup – Detailed information about phone carrier, region, service provider, and switch information.
  • Spy Dialer – Get the voicemail of a cell phone & owner name lookup.
  • Twilio – Look up a phone numbers carrier type, location, etc.
  • Phone Validator – Pretty accurate phone lookup service, particularly good against Google Voice numbers.

↑ Company Research

↑ Job Search Resources

↑ Q&A Sites

↑ Domain and IP Research

↑ Keywords Discovery and Research

↑ Web History and Website Capture

↑ Language Tools

↑ Image Analysis

↑ Stock Images

↑ Video Search and Other Video Tools

↑ Radio and Podcasts Tools

↑ Academic Resources and Grey Literature

↑ Books and Reading

↑ Geospatial Research and Mapping Tools

↑ News

↑ News Digest and Discovery Tools

↑ Fact Checking

↑ Data and Statistics

↑ Web Monitoring

↑ Bookmarking

↑ Startpages

↑ Browsers

↑ Offline Browsing

↑ VPN Services

↑ Note-taking

↑ Annotation Tools

↑ Writing and Office Tools

↑ Slide Show and Presentation Tools

↑ Digital Publishing

↑ Newsletter Tools

↑ Digital Storytelling

↑ Infographics and Data Visualization

↑ Image and Photo Editing

↑ Productivity Tools

↑ E-mail Management

↑ Document and Reference Management

↑ PDF Management

↑ OCR Tools

↑ Cloud Storage and File Sharing

↑ Web Automation

↑ Dashboard Tools

↑ Wikis

↑ Collaboration and Project Management

↑ Communication Tools

↑ Calendars and Scheduling

↑ Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping and Idea Generation Tools

↑ Social Network Analysis

↑ Privacy and Encryption Tools


  • Amass – The amass tool searches Internet data sources, performs brute force subdomain enumeration, searches web archives, and uses machine learning to generate additional subdomain name guesses. DNS name resolution is performed across many public servers so the authoritative server will see the traffic coming from different locations. Written in Go.

↑ Other Tools

  • Barcode Reader – Decode barcodes in C#, VB, Java, C++, Delphi, PHP and other languages.
  • Belati – Belati – The Traditional Swiss Army Knife For OSINT. Belati is tool for Collecting Public Data & Public Document from Website and other service for OSINT purpose.
  • Datasploit – Tool to perform various OSINT techniques on usernames, emails addresses, and domains.
  • The Harvester – Gather emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database.
  • Intrigue Core – Framework for attack surface discovery.
  • Maltego – Interactive data mining tool that renders directed graphs for link analysis.
  • OpenRefine – Free & open source power tool for working with messy data and improving it.
  • Orbit – Draws relationships between crypto wallets with recursive crawling of transaction history.
  • OSINT Framework – Web based framework for OSINT.
  • OsintStalker – Python script for Facebook and geolocation OSINT.
  • Outwit – Find, grab and organize all kinds of data and media from online sources.
  • Photon – Crawler designed for OSINT
  • Pown Recon – Target reconnaissance framework powered by graph theory.
  • QuickCode – Python and R data analysis environment.
  • Recon-ng – Full-featured Web Reconnaissance framework written in python.
  • SecApps Recon – Information gathering and target reconnaissance tool and UI.
  • sn0int – Semi-automatic OSINT framework and package manager.
  • Zen – Find email addresses of Github users

↑ OSINT Videos


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