Teachable vs. Thinkific

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Teachable
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Teachable in New York offers what they describe as a powerful, easy-to-use online course creation platform, designed to provide course creators everything needed to create, market, and sell their course online. Teachable's platform includes unlimited courses and unlimited students, to site customization and personal branding.
$39
per month
Thinkific
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Thinkific headquartered in Vancouver provides their learning management system for online course and content creators to distribute their lessons to unlimited students, featuring content schedule distribution, some marketing features, certifications, as well as quizzes and surveys.
$0
per month
Pricing
TeachableThinkific
Editions & Modules
Basic
$39.00
per month
Pro
$119.00
per month
Business
$299.00
per month
Start
$99.00
per month
Grow
$199.00
per month
Expand
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
TeachableThinkific
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThinkific customers save 25% when they subscribe on an annual basis.
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Community Pulse
TeachableThinkific
Considered Both Products
Teachable
Chose Teachable
Thinkific is light years beyond Teachable. Thinkific is wonderful. Their UI is better. They have much better customer service and don't falsely advertise their services. Teachable is the opposite of everything good.
Thinkific
Chose Thinkific
We started with Teachable but didn't like it because their customer support was so bad. There is a learning curve with both of them. In the beginning, it is hard to get used to the interface and create the course. All the questions come in the first two weeks, and then you will …
Chose Thinkific
Thinkific is easier to use, and has a lower price point than Teachable. Thinkific has better site tools and customization. Teachable has better marketing tools but it was not a feature we needed. Thinkific has a limited free edition. I liked the customizable branding of …
Chose Thinkific
Thinkific offers a stable tech platform (fewer glitches and downtime), has no transaction fees and has more features than Kajabi, Teachable, and Podia combined. When stacking them against one another, it's clear Thinkific is the better choice. In my opinion, it's the best LMS …
Chose Thinkific
We chose Thinkific because of its price point and financial structure, the ability to customize it to suit our needs, the range of features it had, and also the look/feel of the course experience itself.
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Features
TeachableThinkific
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Teachable
1.0
1 Ratings
Thinkific
-
Ratings
Course authoring1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
TeachableThinkific
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
TeachableThinkific
Likelihood to Recommend
Teachable
Teachable should be banned from advertising that they have an unlimited plan. This is untrue and we were not the first to be given an ultimatum of paying their ransom or having all of our students be kicked off. I'm sure we won't be the last.
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Thinkific
Thinkific is well suited for users who who want to make an impact teaching online, whether that's to B2C with independent course creators, or B2B where you're training clients, partners and internal staff for a company (which is how we deployed the Thinkific Plus plan). Deployment or migration is easy and the speed and ease of course creation and publication is second to none. It's probably the easiest LMS to administer whilst still providing a powerful suite of tools that give you the insight you need to grow your course business.Thinkific is ideal for creating a customer education program for your business, automating onboarding of client training and training partners too. The range of plans Thinkific offer equally make it ideal for smaller personal course creators too.
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Pros
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
  • The price for the basic tier is very good compared to other platforms and what you get in it.
  • The look and feel of the site is simply beautiful, even if I'm allowed to customize to certain extent, they maintain things very neat.
  • Allowing to upload videos directly to the platform is a lifesaver.
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Cons
Teachable
  • They FALSELY ADVERTISE their services.
  • They kicked us off their "unlimited" plan b/c we were using serving too many downloads?
  • They were terribly rude, cursing at us, threatening us, deleting our forum questions.
  • They have no unlimited plan and need to be sued in a court of law for their misleadings.
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Thinkific
  • Although it has some great third-part integrations it would be great if it offered more such as links with email service providers such as Mailerlite
  • Assignment feature to be available on the lower tier plans
  • Improve the file size uploads for images and videos
  • Provide a lot more themes
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Likelihood to Renew
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
We will continue to use Thinkific for our company pieces of training. Until we are able to create our own in house portal, this is an excellent source to have a learning management software tool that is easy to use and easy to implement without much technical training to administer
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Usability
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
I've used other learning management systems over the last 5 years and believe Thinkific is easily one of the ones that make getting started with zero tech skills or know-how easy peasy. Everything is laid out very well in how to set up your online school, create your courses and market and sell your courses. They provide a lot of great videos tutorials and offer a useful webinar series to help you understand how to market your courses like a pro
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Reliability and Availability
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
I've never had any issues with accessing Thinkific but I can see when it has been a problem for others. When I get updates on when they are doing maintenance to their platform I tend to make sure that is not the day I plan to be working on my school so as not to get frustrated
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Performance
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
When it comes to the performance of Thinkific for me I find that it's good but could be better. I tend to think that the larger the files and videos you upload on your courses may add to the impact of it's uploading (not sure if that's actually true or not). But overall the performance of Thinkific via my tablet and desktop is very good when I have a fast speed broadband speed
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Support Rating
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
I rate Thinkific a ten because of its excellent customer service, ease of use, high-quality product, fair price with excellent ROI, and because they keep making improvements. Using Thinkific solved the problems of piecing together our course with various WordPress plugins, iframes, and payment processing software. It's easy to create a course website for people who can't write code.
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Implementation Rating
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
The implementation period took time like it would in earning and using any new tool. It was more about being organised, having better time management processes in place and having people you were able to reach out to if you were every able stuck. The other key ting with the implementation period was giving yourself a realistic time scale to get the job completed.
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Alternatives Considered
Teachable
Thinkific is light years beyond Teachable. Thinkific is wonderful. Their UI is better. They have much better customer service and don't falsely advertise their services. Teachable is the opposite of everything good.
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Thinkific
Overall, if I had the choice, Thinkific would be one of the tools in using an online course for instructors and private institutions. The higher-tiered plan is a bit steep for contractor instructors who may need to pay for it themselves to show the course would be a good course for the school to create. The free 3-course is helpful without the bells and whistles. The free program offers you to create three courses and keep all the profit from selling your courses minus a small transaction fee that won't break the break.
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Scalability
Teachable
No answers on this topic
Thinkific
The opportunities to scale your online course business with Thinkific is endless. They provide a great range of plans with features, integrations and support to suit the needs of any business as different levels. The key here is knowing where to start with the budget you have and then knowing when it's time to scale up and the tools and resources it will require.
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Return on Investment
Teachable
  • We were out the money and time of loading all courses onto Teachable, paying their fees, and then having to scramble to transfer thousands of students to another platform and pay all the setups again.
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Thinkific
  • Ability to attract leads with a FREE membership library option
  • Ability to quickly and easily deliver course content without much of a learning curve for course creators
  • If you need affiliates to help sell your product, even though they advertise that they have the option for affiliates, if you want to do it right you must use an additional integration for affiliate software.
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