Updated: April 24th, 2017

Many people ask us, “Is Thinkific any good? Can I teach an engaging, successful online course using Thinkific?”

You should take our opinion with a healthy pinch of salt, since we develop a competing online course platform.

That said, we’ll try to be as fair as we can. We’ve written an in-depth Thinkific review here — it includes a complete Thinkific feature comparison and decision guide.

Why use Thinkific?

Thinkific has useful features for selling your course.

For example, you can create discount codes and set up affiliate tracking.

This can be helpful if you’re setting up a complex launch sequence and bringing in affiliate partners to promote your course.

Teachable also offers solid video hosting capabilities and nicely-designed landing pages for your courses.

Possible concerns about using Thinkific

Thinkific’s biggest limitation is limited support for discussion and online community. This can make it challenging to run a scheduled course with an active, engaged community.

Thinkific also does not offer any conferencing or webinar features for running teleclasses or webinar classes within your course. You would need to research, purchase, and manage a separate conferencing tool.

For further details about each of these concerns, please check out our in-depth Thinkific review here. The article includes an extensive Thinkific feature comparison and decision guide.

Alternatives to Thinkific

Here are some alternatives to Thinkific you could consider: