Fig.1 Forgotten facts can be recreated by triangulating from known facts

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Are.na is the simplest way to manage ideas

clean and minimal interface

no ads, social media buttons or suggested content

multiple privacy settings

supports most file types, URLs and embeds

public API to show content offsite

export collections as HTML, PDF or ZIP

On Are.na, you organically combine images, links, files and texts into collections (we call them channels). Use it collaboratively, publicly or privately.

Once you get the hang of it, its dead-simple to use for just about any idea.

Think of it as a connected archive of human knowledge.

An example profile

An example channel

Save images, text, and links with the bookmarklet

Connect existing content to other channels

So far, users have created 46,348 channels and made 873,967 connections.


The Are.na team offers development and API consulting for professional applications.

Right now, we are working on a tool for exploring hypertext connections, with generous support from the Knight Foundation.

Our most recent collaboration was with the Guggenheim Museum to build the Azone Futures Market.

Contact us if you'd like to learn more.