The Tooltester team

Tooltester’s Story

Our journey, probably like most of yours, started out at home.

Whilst working out of his bedroom office in Germany, Robert, Tooltester’s founder, had an idea. He wanted to start a travel blog and share all the tips and tricks he’d learned whilst traveling around Asia.

In the process, he began testing out various website builders, in the hope of finding one that would be easy to use and get his blog found on Google.

After days of testing and over a week deliberating, he finally found the perfect website builder for his new project (which was Webnode back then)! However, this wasn’t the only revelation.

The faces behind the website

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Robert Brandl

Founder and CEO

Hi, my name is Robert Brandl, and I am the founder of Tooltester. I used to work in a digital marketing agency where I managed website and email marketing projects. To optimize my client's campaigns, I always had to find the optimal web tools. Tooltester (founded in 2010) opens this knowledge to you, hopefully saving you endless hours of research. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

inka

Inka Wibowo

Content Manager

Hi, I'm Inka! I started using website builders and content management systems over 10 years ago, when I managed websites for clients in my first marketing role. Since then, I've worked on hundreds of web and digital projects. Now, at Tooltester, I'm happy to be able to use my experience to help users like you find the right website builder for your needs.

roberta

Roberta Phillips

Marketing Manager

Hi, I'm Roberta! Having worked as a digital marketer for a variety of small-to-medium-sized businesses, I've tried, tested, fallen in love with and despaired with so many marketing tools. Now, with almost a decade of experience under my belt, I am excited to help you find the best web tools you need for your business to thrive! My specialty is email marketing and contact relationship management software. I also have a passion for documentary filmmaking, which I do in my free time!

lucas

Lucas Román

Video Specialist

Hello, I’m Lucas. I've been working in the motion graphics field since 2007, specializing in real-time performances and video mappings. Since 2018 I’ve been in charge of video production at Tooltester. I mostly use Adobe After Effects and the whole Adobe CC Suite. In my free time, I focus on listening only to music, without any visual stimulus. I collect records, more than half of which is classical music.

annika

Annika Müller

Content Manager

Hi, I'm Annika and have been part of the Tooltester family since 2020. I've been professionally testing, evaluating, and processing digital tools such as website builders for quite a long time already at my previous jobs. I am very happy to be able to apply this experience at Tooltester and to expand my horizons every day.

raphael

Raphaël Damain

Content Manager

Bonjour! After graduating with a MSc in management from Grenoble Ecole de Commerce, I worked in the banking, retail and B2B industries. I then moved to Spain in 2014 where I worked in a marketing agency. I also run a YouTube channel with more than 18K subscribers. With more than 8 years experience in content creation, I help users like you to find the best online tools you need to make revenue online.

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Cai Ellis

SEO Manager

Hi! My name is Cai. Over the years, I've used countless hosting providers, built innumerable ecommerce stores and picked up a bit of SEO know-how too. If you've got questions about these or any related subjects, I'll be happy to help!

paula

Paula Medeiros

Content Manager

Olà! I'm Paula Medeiros, the person responsible for our Portuguese website. I'm passionate about books and technology, setting up my own online book club and newsletter. After tirelessly searching the web for the best tools for my own projects, I am glad I can now help other people like you through my work at Tooltester.

Charlotte Evans

Content Manager

Hey, I'm Charlotte! I've always been enthusiastic about helping others, whether it's online or in person. After working for various tech startups and eCommerce businesses, I developed a strong passion for email marketing and content creation. Now, as a part of the Tooltester team, I plan to put this knowledge to good use by recommending the very best digital tools for your business.

Asiea Ali

Office Manager

Hola, I'm Asiea – one of the Barcelona locals in the team. Since I was little, I have been passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures. I've worked in different sectors where my focus has always been on people and everything related to digital marketing. I love helping my Tooltester colleagues while also learning from them and spending time enjoying our sunny office!

Lissette Padilla

Content Creator

Hi, I’m Lissette. Content creation is one of my passions - having worked for over a decade both in front of and behind the camera. Most recently, I also worked at a digital agency where I helped clients select and implement tools to scale their business. At Tooltester, I love combining these skillsets to create helpful content for you!

robert

Robert Brandl

Founder and CEO

Hi, my name is Robert Brandl, and I am the founder of Tooltester. I used to work in a digital marketing agency where I managed website and email marketing projects. To optimize my client's campaigns, I always had to find the optimal web tools. Tooltester (founded in 2010) opens this knowledge to you, hopefully saving you endless hours of research. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

inka

Inka Wibowo

Content Manager

Hi, I'm Inka! I started using website builders and content management systems over 10 years ago, when I managed websites for clients in my first marketing role. Since then, I've worked on hundreds of web and digital projects. Now, at Tooltester, I'm happy to be able to use my experience to help users like you find the right website builder for your needs.

roberta

Roberta Phillips

Marketing Manager

Hi, I'm Roberta! Having worked as a digital marketer for a variety of small-to-medium-sized businesses, I've tried, tested, fallen in love with and despaired with so many marketing tools. Now, with almost a decade of experience under my belt, I am excited to help you find the best web tools you need for your business to thrive! My specialty is email marketing and contact relationship management software. I also have a passion for documentary filmmaking, which I do in my free time!

lucas

Lucas Román

Video Specialist

Hello, I’m Lucas. I've been working in the motion graphics field since 2007, specializing in real-time performances and video mappings. Since 2018 I’ve been in charge of video production at Tooltester. I mostly use Adobe After Effects and the whole Adobe CC Suite. In my free time, I focus on listening only to music, without any visual stimulus. I collect records, more than half of which is classical music.

annika

Annika Müller

Content Manager

Hi, I'm Annika and have been part of the Tooltester family since 2020. I've been professionally testing, evaluating, and processing digital tools such as website builders for quite a long time already at my previous jobs. I am very happy to be able to apply this experience at Tooltester and to expand my horizons every day.

raphael

Raphaël Damain

Content Manager

Bonjour! After graduating with a MSc in management from Grenoble Ecole de Commerce, I worked in the banking, retail and B2B industries. I then moved to Spain in 2014 where I worked in a marketing agency. I also run a YouTube channel with more than 18K subscribers. With more than 8 years experience in content creation, I help users like you to find the best online tools you need to make revenue online.

cai

Cai Ellis

SEO Manager

Hi! My name is Cai. Over the years, I've used countless hosting providers, built innumerable ecommerce stores and picked up a bit of SEO know-how too. If you've got questions about these or any related subjects, I'll be happy to help!

paula

Paula Medeiros

Content Manager

Olà! I'm Paula Medeiros, the person responsible for our Portuguese website. I'm passionate about books and technology, setting up my own online book club and newsletter. After tirelessly searching the web for the best tools for my own projects, I am glad I can now help other people like you through my work at Tooltester.

Charlotte Evans

Content Manager

Hey, I'm Charlotte! I've always been enthusiastic about helping others, whether it's online or in person. After working for various tech startups and eCommerce businesses, I developed a strong passion for email marketing and content creation. Now, as a part of the Tooltester team, I plan to put this knowledge to good use by recommending the very best digital tools for your business.

Asiea Ali

Office Manager

Hola, I'm Asiea – one of the Barcelona locals in the team. Since I was little, I have been passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures. I've worked in different sectors where my focus has always been on people and everything related to digital marketing. I love helping my Tooltester colleagues while also learning from them and spending time enjoying our sunny office!

Lissette Padilla

Content Creator

Hi, I’m Lissette. Content creation is one of my passions - having worked for over a decade both in front of and behind the camera. Most recently, I also worked at a digital agency where I helped clients select and implement tools to scale their business. At Tooltester, I love combining these skillsets to create helpful content for you!

What can I find on this website?

Free ebooks

Our free ebooks “Website Creation for Absolute Beginners” has already been downloaded several thousand times.

Free resources and blog posts

Tutorials, Free resources and blog posts to improve your website.

Unique tools to compare and calculate prices

Compare website builders or hosting services side-by-side and find the most affordable newsletter tool with our pricing calculator.

Up-to-date reviews

Up-to-date website builder and ecommerce reviews – most likely the best you can find on the web.

Tooltester in numbers

931

reviews and posts

 

+200K

monthly readers

 
 

+10K

comments on our posts

6.54m

views on YouTube

How is Tooltester funded?

If we help you find a service provider that you like, and you decide to sign up with them through our link, we get paid a referral fee. This does not affect the outcome of our rigorous testing processes.

In fact, if you have been to other site builder comparison websites you may have seen one specific provider ranking number 1 again and again. Well, they also asked us whether they could buy our top position. Obviously, we refused. It may not be so beneficial to our earnings but at least we can be proud of our work.

We want to be accountable to our readers ‒ that’s why we encourage you to leave feedback on our reviews by sharing any comments you may have.

Every purchase that you make helps us improve Tooltester even more. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you a cent more than what you’d be paying anyway.

Is there a way to support your work?

Of course, there is. If you have decided to sign up for a website builder, please use one of the links from our review site to get to the company’s website. Also, we’d love to receive a mention on your website once it’s completed. Google reviews are welcome as well!

For a full overview of all our projects, please check out tooltester.net. Our press contact can be found here.

Social responsibility

As a small business, we understand the importance of funding. That is why we like to help people in developing countries finance their small business ideas. We believe the best way to do this is through Kiva.org.

Kiva enables people from all over the world to lend money to small-scale traders, farmers or taxi drivers among others, with as little as USD $25. Many of these entrepreneurs find that their banks won’t lend to them because they don’t represent a large enough profit. This makes micro credit an ideal option. You can read more about the projects we’ve funded on our Kiva page.

🇺🇦 After the awful attacks by Russia, we’ve also made several donations to Ukrainian support organizations that help refugees and children in particular. If you want to help too, you can donate to UNICEF or The Red Cross, for example. #StandWithUkraine