Thinkific

Thinkific

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Thinkific

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An LMS that works for you!

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January 31, 2020
Thinkific is a wonderful learning management software. It is being used across the whole organization and I recommend it to clients. This …
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Pricing

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Basic

$39.00

Cloud
per month

Pro

$79.00

Cloud
per month

Premier

$399.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Thinkific?

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.

Thinkific Video

This is a software unboxing created by the TrustRadius team which dives into Thinkific, the course creating and certification platform. This demonstration will test the limitations of the tool, how easy it is to setup and get started. Stay tuned to the end for the final review conclusion!

Thinkific Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thinkific?

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.

What is Thinkific's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses Thinkific?

The most common users of Thinkific are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the E-Learning industry.

Reviews

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Simon Dunant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Thinkific beats the competition hands down simply because the team behind the platform care and put an enormous amount of personal effort into helping their customers. Competitors that I evaluated were more focused on their targets than our goals as a customer, Thinkific acted as a true partner during selection, onboarding and deployment. Whilst self hosted solutions might appear cheaper, in the long term you'll end up paying more in additional hosting and techstack costs, not mentioning time and headaches. Thinkific wipes out the technical headaches because it is cloud based, and truly cares about its customer's success. Thats why we selected Thinkific.
Tameka Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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 on the market today and it keeps getting better.
Stephanie Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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ClickFunnels is great for funnels, but as of now, it does not do well with e-learning. Maybe they'll change that in ClickFunnels 2.0. But for now, I use Thinkific because I need a place where the students can come into their own dashboard, find all the courses they have purchased on a single place and be able to track their progress.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used Kartra, Kajabi, WishList Member, and ClickFunnels to deliver digital content in the past. Out of all of these platforms, I selected Thinkific because overall, it just worked better. I very much dislike when software tries to become something it's not, and this is happening a lot lately with different technology. The company decides to pivot and tries to add something to its tech stack and it's completely inferior. For example, Thinkific has a 'sales page builder' and aims to help course creators sell their course, however, it's not that good. Why? Because Thinkific is a course delivery platform, not a sales page builder! I think software needs to be phenomenal at what they do and stop worrying about trying to be something they're not. As another example, ClickFunnels is a great sales page builder but a terrible course delivery platform. So the reality is, you need both. But in the scheme of things, you have Kajabi who is trying to be everything to everyone and tries to combine it all and they have failed miserably. I'm not a fan of Kajabi at all. Thinkific's user interface is much, much better.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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While researching for a learning management system, our main criteria were ease of setup, simplicity of the user-facing interface, and cost. Moodle was a product we looked at as the community edition was free. It was taken off our list as it required a significant amount of setup and didn't seem very easy to use. Thinkific is so simple to use and intuitive.
Score 7 out of 10
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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 Thinkific. Another benefit of Thinkific was its drag and drop features to build your courses.
Joe Gatto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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 have learned your way around. Thinkific had an excellent onboarding session. They also have their own staff answer specific questions by email within 24 hours. Teachable used Zendesk people who didn't know what they were talking about and didn't respond fast enough.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Prior to using Thinkific, I used Teachable free ad then a paid plan for about 18 months as it was one of the most recommended course platforms back in 2015 and 2016. I moved to Thinkific in 2017 when I wanted to try something different that offered a lot more features, integrations and flexibility.