Our intention behind Are.na is to build a platform for creative thinking and research that is open to everyone.
It’s a distraction-free space where you can collect anything, organize your thoughts, and develop ideas over time. It’s also a community where curiosity and collaboration are more important than algorithms and likes.
Whether you’re writing a story, designing a product, or just exploring your interests, we believe Are.na should help you think and discover in a way that feels natural. Learn more about our thinking.
Are.na is powered by members, not advertisers. We will never display ads and we will never hand over your data without your explicit permission.
Premium members help us improve Are.na and make the platform accessible to everyone. Consider signing up for a yearly membership in order to access extra tools and privacy options.
The Are.na mobile app lets you add content, browse channels, and make connections right from your phone. Take your ideas with you and browse a universe of shared knowledge, no matter where you are.
We work with creative teams, institutions, and brands to develop custom digital projects powered by the Are.na API.
A digital exhibition and marketplace for trading predictions about the future.
A blog embedded with portals to explore related content and contribute new resources.
An experimental tool that visualizes any browsing history.
Everyone can join Are.na for free and add unlimited public content. Becoming a Premium member allows you to work in complete privacy on personal or professional projects, and gives you early access to new products and features.
See what the Are.na community is thinking about and how members are using Are.na in their own creative projects.
A note from founder Charles Broskoski on why we built Are.na.
A conversation with Kat Su on how she uses Are.na for her creative work.
Allyn Hughes reflects on the role of design in a new political era.
Questions? We’d love to hear from you.
What should I use Are.na for? Why should I use it instead of other bookmarking and organization tools?
People who use Are.na as a daily tool appreciate the dynamism between private and public collaboration. Content is easily connected between different topics and channels, resulting in discovery of information and organic archives.
Play around for a while: adding content, connecting and discovering users is the best way to find out the platform's qualities.
I'm lost, not sure how to use Are.na, can you help?
You can explore to see how other people use it, ask questions in the feedback channel, look at the getting started page or contact us.