Swordfish is a contact finder tool on a Chrome extension, capable of providing emails, mobile numbers, personal emails on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter profiles and more.
We should say that comparing the two products is actually not correct because Jobin has a lot more features
besides providing you with the contact information (email, phone numbers, private email) of your prospects.
Jobin covers the entire B2B marketing cycle from sourcing your prospects, to screening, enriching and outreach with email and LinkedIn messaging campaigns.
Hence, Jobin is a complete B2B prospecting platform and Swordfish is just a contact finder. However, we must say that the accuracy of email and phone numbers is good and above 80%. Swordfish indicates the validity levels of the extracted emails. Phone numbers are also checked for line connectivity.
Swordfish.ai is the owner of another product called Heartbeat.ai with the same purpose of finding contacts but totally dedicated to the healthcare sector. Heartbeat.ai is a healthcare prospecting tool with over 11 million candidates.
With the Swordfish browser plug-in installed, when you visit a profile page, it opens its pop-up to display that prospect's contact information (emails and phone numbers). This works on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Github, Stack Overflow, Dribbble, Bing, and Google Searches.
Jobin does the same on LinkedIn pages, shows you contact information, but the primary purpose is to
import full LinkedIn profiles into your Jobin repository.
This way, in addition to having contact information, you can also work with your lists,
tag, annotate and insert your prospects into one of your custom pipelines to follow your business workflow.
In Jobin you can enhance your prospects' profiles further with your notes and also in the long term you can keep them updated by automatically synchronizing them with their LinkedIn profile.
Swordfish produces contact lists for export to some mailing tools.
Thanks to the fact that Jobin also includes outreach capabilities via Email and LinkedIn, you do not have to worry about data transfer to external tools. You simply need to select the best prospects and directly use the contact information you have within Jobin. If an email is missing, it will be automatically retrieved and this will distinguish your preferences for using private email or work email. This is especially appreciated by recruiters who need confidentiality with their messages and cannot write on the candidates' company email.
Jobin also provides you with the URLs of your prospect's social profiles for in-depth screening possibilities.
By comparison, Swordfish is very straightforward and specializes in providing you with validated contact information. It uses many different social media that contain profiles of people and also able to locate profiles of people on a Google results page. After data disclosure, you should transfer that information from Swordfish, into an additional CRM or mailer of your choice.
A useful feature of Swordfish is that it is able to use the results of a Google or Bing search to perform profile enrichment. So when you're doing an X-ray search for LinkedIn profiles on Google or Bing, the Swordfish AI Chrome extension will help you find contact information without having to leave the search engine.
By the way - Jobin has a superb Google and Bing X-Ray support system to access several People profiles repositories and social platforms on internet.
Swordfish can source Facebook groups and this is a pretty valuable feature.
Another feature is real-time verification of direct dials and cell phones using their proprietary access to databases.
Swordfish provides you with permuted business email (using the company URL and combinations of firstName/surname) as well as sourced ones, so it has a thumbs up / down system where users can confirm the validity of an email or a phone number.
Both Swordfish and Jobin also provide personal emails and phone numbers preferred by recruiters to maintain confidentiality.
Jobin has advanced management of both work and personal emails with automatic detection. This is often relevant depending on the type of messaging to be sent. In case of missing email it could be retrieved automatically during the bulk messaging operation.
While the level is by no means comparable to that offered by Jobin, Swordfish also keeps a record of the profiles
you 'unlocked' so that you do not have to pay twice for the same contact, and this applies cross-platform (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).
This record is not actually a profile but just a reference.
In Jobin, you collect comprehensive profiles that contain full bio and career history, skills achievements interests and
everything you commonly find in a resume or CV.
This is because Jobin was born to serve the recruiting industry so that your complete profiles repository is ready to be used for further screening, search, filtering, AI ranking, annotations and outreach.
All these features are not considered in Swordfish.
On Swordfish' plans where "Team Management" is enabled, you can add users, set credit limits for team members, view their usage and gauge ROI for all team members.
Credits are not used twice if you are showing the same profile. You can also see the contact information other team members have 'shown'.
These features exist only in Swordfish's "Professional" plan and you have to go through the sales rep. to get it.
Pricing starts at $99.00/user/month, billed annually.
In Jobin the possibility to work as a team, collaborate for sourcing and manage data in common is also available from the "Starter" plan for $8.99/user/month.
In Jobin there are 'WorkGroups' which can be set by the respective administrators (it can be you).
You can invite members to these WorkGroups to create a team that will work together by
sharing your contact list, tags, annotations, and position across pipelines workflows.
When a member adds a prospect's contact information to that shared list, it is visible and available to everyone in that workgroup.
De-duplication of profiles with smart merge of available information is always running in Jobin. Also the Free plan has it. In Jobin, de-duplication works for your contacts as well as when the data comes from multiple members of the same workgroup.
So there are notable differences in both the pricing and the features available in these two products, so if you work as a team coordinating activities ranging from sourcing to outreach to your prospects, Jobin is definitely your choice.
You have to pay $99/month (they say $3.19/day) for 150 credits. So we should say we are a bit on the expensive side of the market for buying emails but fortunately you are not charged if the email turns out to be invalid, and unused credits rollover each month.
The company e-mail is derived from the best guess knowing Name, Surname and Company. These emails are not charged at full price, and Swordfish offers a free monthly quota of business emails in addition to the regular credits.
Jobin provides you with all publicly available emails and contact information for Free, because this is included in the free forever Jobin sourcing tool, and only charges for those that are not available.
It goes without saying that with a tool like Swordfish that only provides email and phone numbers plus basic filters, you need to buy other tools to get the job done and be ready to continually perform data transfer operations between your set of tools. One to search, one to send emails, another to keep track of people contacted.
Jobin is an All-In-One tool. This saves you money and the time of continuous data transfer that you would do between different tools.
As long as you are subscribed to Swordfish, all your credits rollover each month. If you decide to cancel your Swordfish subscription, your credits will expire.
Swordfish will keep all past leftover credits in your account if returning within a 3 month time period, valid once a year.
In case of Jobin, if you cancel a Pro plan, you will continue with a Free Forever Plan and any data you have imported will be there indefinitely
if you continue to use your Jobin Free plan.
Account cancellation will only occur if you have not used your account for more than 3 months.
Swordfish, it's not really comparable to Jobin because it's a contact finder tool, while Jobin is an all-in-one platform that covers the entire marketing automation work-cycle. The fact is that some of the features offered by Swordfish are included in the Jobin's Free Forever Plan.
Swordfish has a useful feature that works with Google searches on LinkedIn. It is able to detect the profiles in the list an gives you emails of them.
However, Jobin has many other additional features combined in different "Solutions", which together cover the entire marketing cycle from sourcing your prospects, screening, enrich profiles and outreach with the automatic messaging campaign.
The 'All-in-one' characteristic of Jobin and its rich 'Free Forever Plan' simply outmatch Swordfish. Swordfish is just a simple and focused tool that provides quality contact information and pop-ups when you browse profile pages, however it needs to be integrated with additional CRM software and external mailers, increasing the cost and time consuming of annoying data transfer operations between various tools.