The Tooltester team

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.

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Inka Wibowo

Content Manager

Hi! My name is Inka Wibowo. 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.

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Roberta Phillips

Content 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!

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Lucas Román

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.

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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!

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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.

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! My name is Inka Wibowo. 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

Content 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

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.

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

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870

reviews and posts

 

+200K

monthly readers

 
 

+10K

comments on our posts

6.30m

views on YouTube

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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