Which choice is right for you? Thinkific or Teachable?

Learn more about how Thinkific is the platform for creating extraordinary learning experiences.

Choosing a course platform can be overwhelming. To help you in your research, we’ve broken down the key differences between the most important features and functionality for you.

Looking to scale and migrate from Teachable? Talk to our team to see if Thinkific is right for you.

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Thinkific is the course platform that grows with you

Creators like you have big ambitions. Why choose a platform that limits you? From 1 to 10,000+ students, Thinkific gives you complete customization while remaining easy to use.

Make it easy

Running your business is hard enough; your software shouldn’t be. We design and build experiences that are approachable for everyone.

Build your business

Thinkific helps you build a livelihood with modern features for selling and converting your audience, or building one from scratch.

Stay in control

You have control of your brand, your content, your customers, and your revenue. This means we succeed when you succeed.

Focus on trust

Deciding on a course platform isn’t a transaction – it’s a long term partnership. We invest to develop fast, reliable, and scalable technology supported by caring humans.

Thinkific vs. Teachable

Top FeaturesThinkific logoTeachable
PriceGet started for freeGet started for free
Create courses with any content type
Sell memberships to a learning community
Expert customer supportEmail and Live chat only
Live Lessons with Zoom
Live events in communities
Student course reviews
Automated tax collection
App integrations90+ in the Thinkific App Store8

What’s important to course creators?

The right tool can help you build, market, and sell an unforgettable course experience worth paying for. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between Thinkific and Teachable.

An easy-to-use course builder is the most important part of any course platform. It should allow you to create an engaging and memorable learning experience for your students.

Teachable offers the features necessary to build a standard course. Creators have all the basic functionality such as adding videos and creating quizzes. Creators looking for deeper learning tools may quickly run into a ceiling on what’s capable.

Thinkific offers a course builder designed for creators who have the students’ learning experience in mind. Tools to enhance the experience such as Live Lessons with Zoom, assignments, and a built-in presentation creator make it easy to take your course to the next level.

A great learning experience is vital to your success as a course creator. It will help your students learn more effectively and make them want to share it with their friends — helping you grow your business.

Teachable offers a no-frills learning experience. Students are brought into an experience that is expected out of any online course platform.

Thinkific offers an unmatched suite of functionality that extends beyond what’s capable in most course platforms. These features help turn a student’s experience from exciting to extraordinary. Afterwards, your students have the option to leave reviews that you can share publicly; helping more students find your course.

After publishing your course, you need to get it in front of the right audience. Sales and marketing tools enable creators to gain visibility and earn revenue.

Teachable provides a number of sales tools needed and a few basic marketing features to help you earn revenue from your course. Creators should be aware of hefty transaction fees for those in tiers below Teachable Professional.

Thinkific offers sales and marketing features to enable any course creator to get started. With 90+ integrations in the Thinkific App Store; use the best tools in the business for marketing and email automation, increasing sales, and enhancing the learning experience through gamification. Gain the extensibility and flexibility of apps like ActiveCampaign, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Shopify, Salesforce, and many more. These apps are created by developers for Thinkific and can be downloaded, installed, and implemented without any coding required for all Thinkific users.

It’s important to choose a course platform that you can trust. Getting the answers to your questions should be easy and your data should be secure.

Teachable’s support is limited to asynchronous email support. Creators on the Business and Professional tier can take advantage of live chat support and group coaching calls.

Whether you’re looking for a network of experts, a community of peers, or a responsive support team; Thinkific has you covered. In addition, as your business grows and your learning platform becomes mission-critical, Thinkific offers more security and support options to ensure your success.

A course platform is a big investment. Not only do you want a tool that fits your budget, but it should also satisfy your needs now and into the future.

Teachable offers four pricing tiers that work well for solopreneurs. The low entry point gives you access to tools that fit those just starting out.

Thinkific offers tiers for early-stage businesses all the way to enterprise. No matter what stage you’re in, you have access to the functionality you need. Thinkific provides the tools that is trusted by many growing learning business.

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Thinkific is rated "Excellent" based on 487 reviews on Trustpilot

4.5

Teachable is rated "Average" based on 130 reviews on Trustpilot

3.3

Grow with Thinkific

Thinkific helps you get off the ground quickly without limiting your future potential.

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Easy to use

Our user-friendly platform is designed so that the only expertise you need is the one you already have.

Puts you in control

​​Access deeper learning tools that’ll make your content stand out and fully customize your site however you want.

Deliver the experience you want

Build your unique learning experience that lets you wow your audience and have them telling all their friends about it.

Technology and people you can trust

Get support when you need it, a community of course creators to cheer you along, and a network of partners to bring you to the next level.

Join more than 50,000 successful Thinkific Course creators and businesses

Jonathan Levi

I feel like [Thinkific’s] working to constantly improve my experience and the experience of my students. That’s huge!

Jonathan Levi, SuperHuman Academy

Latrina Walden

Thinkific delivers a great experience for our students and my team. Their customer support is fantastic. By giving us answers and solutions quickly, I have more time to focus on my students. It gives me my time back.

Latrina Walden, Latrina Walden Exam Solutions

Nabil Zary

Throughout this entire process, it has been made clear that we were in this together – not only to create mutual success between our two organizations but to have a positive impact on education at a time that we all need it most.

Nabil Zary, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Po-Shen Loh

When we made the Daily Challenge, we set out to be the world’s best online math course taught in the English language. If I didn’t believe Thinkific was the best online course builder, we wouldn't be here!

Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Daily Challenge

Shelley Paulson

Thinkific is so much easier to use. The design is easy and classy. I haven’t had a single person not be able to find what they’re looking for.

Shelley Paulson, Shelley Paulson Education

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