About EXPERTE.com

EXPERTE.com is the digital hub for independent software evaluations and analyses. Our reviews, comparison tools, and guides help you to find the best programs and services for both your business and personal life.

What Does EXPERTE Mean?

EXPERTE began in Germany, which can be seen in its name, the German word for 'expert'. An expert is someone with a special skill or knowledge that indicates mastery of a particular subject. We apply this designation to our authors, all of whom are eager to share their expertise with you.

Our Mission

Good software solves problems: It makes our digital activities more efficient, productive, safe, collaborative, and smart. Unfortunately, even the best programs don't achieve this automatically, and that's assuming that you can find the best.

Enter EXPERTE.com: Regardless of whether you're leading a company, working freelance, or looking for software to use at home, we'll help you make the right choice in terms of Website Building & Ecommerce, Design, IT Security, and Business Software.

What We Do

  • Our objective reviews and comprehensive comparison tools help you to make informed decisions about software and find the best solution for your specific needs.

  • With beginner-friendly tutorials and step-by-step guides, we'll show you how to get the most out of your software and devices, regardless of your experience level.

Our Principles

To meet our strict quality standards, we make sure that our content adheres to these principles:

  • Clear and understandable
    Technology should be accessible to anyone, but that's only possible if the reader can understand what's written. We clearly explain complicated processes in simple terms so that anyone can follow along. At the same time, we keep our articles interesting and appealing to their target audiences since many programs are designed only for specialist use.

  • Adds value
    There's enough hot air online. We respect your time and wouldn't dare to waste it with generic, filler content. For that reason, every paragraph we write should offer something unique and informative.

  • Well-researched
    We strive for maximum precision and accuracy in our research and conclusions. Before recommending any product or software, we assess it thoroughly and compare it across multiple categories to its competitors. Our objective testing criteria are communicated transparently, while our subjective opinions are supported logically. Should you notice any inconsistencies or errors in our articles, please contact us directly.

  • Independent
    As an independent online medium, we are not financially or otherwise beholden to any program, service, or software. Our activities are supported through affiliate provisions, which have no correlation to the ratings that programs receive in our reviews and guides.

  • Critical
    Clever marketing doesn't fool us: Our reviews are as critical as possible and bring to light any weaknesses or discrepancies that we encounter. A piece of software's advantages and disadvantages are honestly and objectively reflected upon, since not every solution is the best for a particular purpose.

  • Pragmatic & group-oriented
    Not every kind of software is intended for general use, and that's okay. System admins and programmers would sneer at many solutions geared toward those with less technical experience. All of our content is prepared with its target audience clearly in mind.

  • Up-to-date
    Programs are constantly undergoing further development, while costs can and do change several times per year. For these reasons, we regularly update our articles and guides, making sure that our recommendations and opinions reflect the most current state of affairs.

Our Authors

We owe our name to our authors: Each is an expert in his or her field, possessing either an academic background and/or years of relevant professional experience.

Andreas Hitzig
Andreas Hitzig manages the IT of a medium-sized company in his main job. In addition, he has been a freelance IT author for more than two decades. He writes primarily about topics from the areas of Android and IT security, but also incorporates experiences from his everyday life into his articles.
Manuela Lenz
Manuela Lenz is a trained IT specialist and worked for 20 years as a system administrator and project manager for large companies. Since 2017, the IT specialist has been a passionate IT-author. For EXPERTE.com she writes about project management, software and IT security.
Carsten Podszun
Carsten Podszun studied computer science and business administration and was self-employed in the retail industry for 15 years. Since 2014 he is a consultant for startups, freelance author and writes at EXPERTE.com about homepage, hosting & IT security.
Martin Gschwentner
Martin Gschwentner majored in American Studies and Media Studies in Germany, the USA and France and works as a freelance editor in Paris. He is a doctoral student at the Institute for English and American Studies at the University of Paris Diderot, where he is researching the influence of money on US politics. On EXPERTE.com he writes about IT security, data protection and software for the self-employed and small businesses.
Janis von Bleichert
Janis von Bleichert studied business informatics at the TU Munich and computer science at the TU Berlin, Germany. He has been self-employed since 2006 and is the founder of EXPERTE.com. He writes about hosting, software and IT security.
Julia P. Manzau
Julia P. Manzau has more than 30 years of professional experience in leading editorial and marketing positions in the premium automotive, mechanical engineering, and healthcare industries. She studied Political Science and History in Bonn, Marketing at the St. Galler Business School and earned a BA in Media Engineering (CCI). Since 2015, she has worked as a freelance writer. For EXPERTE.com, she focuses on software, the Internet, and marketing.
Silvia Benetti
After her studies in physical engineering, Silvia Benetti was active in the development of wind turbines. She has been writing about technical subjects as a freelance author for several years. Her focus areas include IT, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0 and renewable energies.
André Bartsch
André Bartsch is a certified technical writer. He has worked in IT for 12 years in the areas of speech recognition and business process software. Since 2020, he has been self-employed as an author, copywriter and editor. His focus is on software, internet and online marketing.
Erik Bärwaldt
Erik Bärwaldt has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses for more than two decades. In addition, he regularly publishes technical articles in various media on the topics of Linux, free software and IT security.

Many other authors have written for EXPERTE.com, including:

  • Carsten Icks

  • Daniela Berg

  • Frank Vogelsang

  • Jonathan Kraske

  • Manuel Brandt

  • Robert Merkel

  • Sabine Schumacher

  • Stephanie Kolbe

  • Thomas Heindl

  • Michaela Weiß

  • Helen Arnold

  • Lisa-Marie Karzick

  • Gregor Wansa

  • Thomas Köhler

Our Reviews and Comparison Tools

Our comparison tools are among the most important resources EXPERTE.com offers. When selecting and recommending a new provider or service, we take the following steps:

  • Provider research
    To start, our experts identify the relevant providers or software within a particular category. Since this can amount to hundreds or even thousands of companies, at least one of the two criteria below needs to be fulfilled in order to make it into our sample:

    • The company is widely recognized within its branch. This can be reflected either in terms of its number of customers/users and/or reviews across multiple online portals.

    • The company offers something innovative or unique within its branch. This distinguishes it from its (potentially) more well-known competitors.

    Adhering to these criteria allows us to compare well-established products to ambitious newcomers, all the while keeping our sample sizes manageable and clear.

  • Reviews
    Our experts test every provider in our sample from top to bottom. Each category receives a numerical score, and every provider's overall score is based on the average of these. This overall score is then displayed in our comparison tool.

  • Price checks
    The providers and services that we review can sometimes use complicated pricing structures. Often, different conditions and features are priced separately or only unlocked with specific subscriptions. For this reason, the database for our comparison tools includes every available subscription with dozens of data points. Only in this way, is it possible to help you find the package that best meets your needs.

  • Comparison tool
    We create a comparison tool for every review series that we publish. Results can be sorted according to their review score, customer ratings, or price. In addition, you can filter providers by the presence of certain features or capabilities, to find the service that ticks all of your boxes.


EXPERTE.com does not generate revenue from ad banners or other pushy forms of marketing. Should you purchase a subscription to a product or service via our link, we receive a provision from some providers. This provision has no influence on how the service is ranked in our comparison tool.


Should you have any questions or want your business to be considered for inclusion in one of our samples, do not hesitate to contact us and we'll respond as quickly as possible.