Woodpecker: best Outplay alternative

While Outplay is focused more on sales engagement, Woodpecker was built specifically as a cold emailing platform.

The focus on cold emailing helped us to build features that will optimize your outreach efforts and allow you to connect with potential customers in new ways.

Woodpecker increases your reply rates with automated paths that react to recipient actions. Just set up the chain of messages and Woodpecker takes care of the rest. .


Woodpecker has the best deliverability in the business

Woodpecker maximizes your deliverability from day one with automatic and free domain & email warm-up. You won’t need to worry about your email or domain getting blocked because our email verification system will prevent any unnecessary bounces. You can also recover a burned domain and bring it back to life with our recovery feature, which is also included for free in every plan.

Free Warm-up & Recovery

Woodpecker offers email warm-up & domain recovery features for free in every plan. 

Unlike competitors, Woodpecker differentiates between email & domain warm-up, and offers a scenario for recovering your burned domain.

Now get 4 slots (2 email + 2 warm-up) in the price of one.

Outplay doesn’t offer warm-up or recovery features.

So do you want free warm-up and recovery with Woodpecker or no warm-up and recovery with Outplay?

*Unfortunately, from February 2023, Google no longer supports automated warm-up for Gmail accounts. However, you can still achieve the same results manually by following these simple steps.

Deliverability Monitor

Track your deliverability with Woodpecker and spot any issues before they happen so you can prevent them. No other cold email tool on the market allows you to do this.

Bounce Shield

With Woodpecker your deliverability is protected 24/7. Bounce Shield adjusts your sending frequency so you can be sure you won’t get blocked by your email provider for exceeding the sending limits.

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Optimize campaigns

Woodpecker allows you to automate follow-ups and adjust them to recipient behavior. Set the sequence up once and let us do the rest! 

The A/B testing feature and automatically-generated performance reports allow you to optimize your campaigns by using more of what works and changing what doesn’t.


You can adjust follow-ups to your prospect’s behavior by setting up ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ paths. Based on whether they opened your email, replied to it or clicked on a specific link, they will get a specific, personalized message sequence.

With Woodpecker, you always maintain a natural, human feel to your conversations.

A/B tests

The built-in A/B testing feature allows you to test up to 5 different versions of your messages (both openers and follow-ups). You can experiment with your emails until you reach the best-performing copy and subject line.


Woodpecker is your central marketing data hub. Integrate it with major CRMs, prospecting tools and other popular business software to bring all data into one place and analyze it holistically.

Pricing & trial

Test all the Woodpecker’s features including Warm-up & Recovery during a 7-day free trial.

With our flexible pricing, you pay only for the features of your choice. Start from $32 a month per slot (annual charging) and add extra modules on demand once your business grows.

Outplay offers standard pricing, where you need to pay $75 per month for one user. Billed annually.

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The tool is great! I was using a competitor and got really frustrated with it. Then found Woodpecker

Brittany Joiner Causely.com

The open rate is significantly higher than it was when I was using other mailing system

Marek Tyniec Marketing Specialist at Xfive

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Woodpecker and Outplay features compared

Woodpecker Outplay
Automated emails
A/B tests
Follow-ups in one thread
Built-in email validation
Timezone detection
Warm-up & Recovery (not available for Google accounts) FREE (plus extra slot)
Bounce Shield
Deliverability Monitor
CRM integrations
Mailbox integrations
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Exchange
Other integrations
Google Sheets
Teamwork & security
GDPR compliance
Duplicate detection
Empty custom fields detection
Team collaboration
Shared contacts & campaigns
Plugins & API aggregators
Free trial
  • 7 days
  • All features excluding Warm-up & Recovery
  • 14 days
  • Limited features
  • From $32/month/slot
  • Extra add-ons available

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  • Billed Annually: $75/ month
  • No extra add-ons

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No more spam

With Woodpecker, your emails are always delivered to the main inbox - not spam or others. Follow-ups will be sent in the same thread as “Re:” messages to improve your reply rates.


Woodpecker tracks your open rates, click-through rates, reply rates and bounce rates. Once a prospect responds, you may mark the reply according to its know what impact you’re making.

Agency features

Woodpecker supports lead generation agencies. It shows your team members all their campaigns in a single dashboard where they can switch them on and off any time. Going to a specific client dashboard is intuitive and takes just one click.