Skip to content
😱 A curated list of amazingly awesome OSINT
Branch: master
Clone or download
Pull request Compare This branch is 2 commits ahead, 74 commits behind jivoi:master.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information. Refine Jan 25, 2018
LICENSE.txt remove Avention Mar 27, 2017 Update Jul 12, 2018
_config.yml Set theme jekyll-theme-hacker Sep 28, 2018
osint_logo.png logo Dec 20, 2016

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)



Please read CONTRIBUTING if you wish to add tools or resources.


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.

General Search

The main search engines used by users.

Main National Search Engines

Localized search engines by country.

Meta Search

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

Similar Sites Search

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

Document and Slides Search

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


Find information that has been uploaded to Pastebin.

Code Search

Search by website source code

  • 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







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


Perform various OSINT on Russian social media site VKontakte.



  • FTL - Browser plugin that finds emails of people's profiles in LinkedIn.

Blog Search

Forums and Discussion Boards Search

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.

Expert Search

Company Research

Job Search Resources

Q&A Sites

Domain and IP Research

Keywords Discovery and Research

Web History and Website Capture

Language Tools

Image Search

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 Digest and Discovery Tools

Fact Checking

Data and Statistics

Web Monitoring




Offline Browsing

VPN Services


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


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\C++, Delphi, PHP and other languages.
  • 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.
  • QuickCode - Python and R data analysis environment.
  • Recon-ng - Full-featured Web Reconnaissance framework written in python.
  • 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.

OSINT Videos


cc license

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

You can’t perform that action at this time.