SEO tools and software are useful to know seo values of a website and other seo parameters but these are not much helpful for automatic link building. As, we do not know where is our link is placed and sites where our link is placed by these tools. These tools creates generally spam links and nothing so you should avoids tools for automatic link building process.
SEO Tools which are helpful for analysis and research work should be used as they reduce time. But for link building those should not as per the ethical SEO. Another option there if the tool has the customization option to use as per you wish.
Manual linkbuilding has been dead for ages. Put any manual SEO guy up against a blackhatter with ******, senukex, scrapebox, amr, and the manual SEO guy will be asking you if you want your Big Mac meal supersized or not (working at McDonald's after losing his SEO job).
No one manual linkbuilder can compete against a well armed automation expert, ever.