Phantombuster is a data extraction toolset to collect information from social platforms, build profiles and facilitate with automation the work of Sales, Marketing and Growth teams. Jobin can do most of these marketing automation operations. Furthermore, Jobin can be good also for Recruiters thanks to the rich profiles that include full career history and professional skills of each contact, plus the filtering and screening of prospects.
We should say that comparing the two products is actually not correct because Jobin has a lot more features
that are combined into an organic B2B prospecting platform, where Phantombuster is just a
internet data extractor.
Jobin covers the whole cycle from sourcing your prospects, screening, enrich and outreach with messaging campaign.
Phantombuster is a collection of mini tools ('Phantoms') to perform automatic actions on internet and Google Sheet.
Jobin is focused on LinkedIn, while Phantombuster has automation also for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and
operates from the cloud using your social media accounts.
Jobin does not ask you for any password, and do not log in on your social media account on your behalf. Instead, it is your own browser doing operation taking commands from a plugin.
These different ways of operate have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of Jobin is that you have full control and the remote servers believes
that is you performing the operations.
The disadvantage is that you must maintain your browser on, to allow the functionality.
With Phantombuster you do not need your browser on because is a remote machine that login to your social accounts in your behalf. However, in this way, Phantombuster put your social accounts in a slightly awkward situation where the social platforms you log in (LinkedIn for example), see you logging in from different locations (IP) and different devices.
Some platform like LinkedIn are particularly 'nervous' about this behaviour and you should be extremely careful about this usage to keep your own account safe from restrictions and ban.
Many people complain that Phantombuster is not so user friendly and that is a tool for geeks
and that it sometimes seems kinda sketchy.
Indeed, Phantombuster it is a no-code tool but however requires a bit of IT skills to be efficiently used and to organize all these pieces of operations into an organic sequence that match your business requirements.
Some grow-hackers may like that. However some developer that tried to use their API are disappointed by the poor documentation of it.
It seems that the customer service is not technical at all. That is really bad for a technical product especially when that support is also slow.
Phantombuster has a trial of 2 hours of execution time and 5 Phantoms (processes), then, the entry plan is $59.
Jobin has a fully functional Free forever plan
and the upgrades are divided into modular solutions that can be purchased
independently, only if you need them, and at the level that best suits your company.
You can try all these upgrades for free for 14 days, then the cost will range from $8.99 to $39.99
There is a substantial difference in the "Value-for-Money" between these two products and the winner is definitely Jobin.
Someone criticizes Phantombuster for the lack of flexibility in its subscriptions.
For example the hours of usage don't accumulate from one day to the next if you don't use and the unused hours don't roll out from one month to the next;
Jobin is unbeatable from the point of view of subscription flexibility. It also offers independent upgrades for each solutions that can be purchased on top of a Free plan that is always available.
Phantombuster is not comparable to Jobin simply because Phantombuster is basically a list of automations not embedded into an organic system like Jobin.
Several features offered by Phantombuster are included in the Free Forever Plan of Jobin.
Furthermore, Jobin has a lot more features that are combined in different modular and optional "Solutions" that together cover the entire marketing cycle: from sourcing your prospects, screening, to enriching profiles and outreach with automatic messaging campaign.
The 'All-in-one' characteristic of Jobin and its rich 'Free Forever Plan' simply outmatch Phantombuster. Phantombuster is just a nice collection of tools that you need to integrate with additional external CRM and mailers software, piling up with the costs and with the time consuming and hassles of data transfer among them.