Tools for Thinking, Together

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.

Your Ideas, Your Data

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.

Are.na Labs

We work with creative teams, institutions, and brands to develop custom digital projects powered by the Are.na API.

Team and Collaborators

Charles Broskoski
Daniel Pianetti
Chris Sherron
Damon Zucconi
Chris Barley
Christina Badal
Leo Shaw
Meg Miller

Plans and Pricing

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.

Basic

FREE

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Content

  • Add links to web pages, images, videos, PDFs, and even selected text using the bookmarklet
  • Upload any file type
  • Create text notes
  • Edit titles, add descriptions, and make comments

Manage

  • Organize content Blocks within Open, Closed, or Private Channels
  • Add up to 100 Blocks in Private Channels
  • Add unlimited Blocks in public Channels
  • Connect related Channels

Search

  • Search users, public Blocks and Channels

Collaborate

  • Find friends who are already on Are.na
  • Export Channels as PDF, ZIP, and HTML
  • Create public links to Channels
  • Live Feed of users and channels you follow
  • Invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on specific Channels

Customize

  • Profile page with customizable bio and links

Support

  • Customer support via e-mail

Premium

$5 / month or $45 / year

Join Premium

Privacy

  • Unlimited Private Blocks
  • Hide from search engines

Access

  • Early access to new products and features (mobile app coming this month)

Blog

See what the Are.na community is thinking about and how members are using Are.na in their own creative projects.

Store

Contact

Questions? We’d love to hear from you.

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FAQs

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.