The Swiss Army knife of Learning

Organized notes, smart flashcards and beautiful mindmaps for learning the hard stuff. Like:

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Learning How To Learn
Best practices from learning science to study effectively
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Studying (pre-)Med
The Anking-Milesdown MCAT mapped deck, with Khan academy videos and concept map
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Learning a Language
Learn any language faster than you imagined possible, from beginner to fluency
We're committed to providing a powerful free version to make learning accessible
Traverse feature overview

What is Traverse?

Organized Notes

Writing = Thinking.

Writing in your own words is a powerful way to uncover how things connect, and identify gaps in your understanding.

My favorite way to organize notes? The Zettelkasten method.

Learn How

Did someone say Anki? It’s an app that uses active recall and spaced repetition, two A+ learning strategies.

I take this one step further: flashcards live with your notes. They’re organized and connected. You learn within a context, no isolated facts.

And, in case you were wondering: you can import straight from Anki 😉

Learn How

Have you experienced how drawing a quick diagram or visualization can make things click?

Learning is visual. Your mind is like a tree. The core principles reside in the trunk. Associations you form take you through the branches all the way to the smallest details in the leaves.

Learn How

Share your knowledge with the world with a single click. Get feedback and learn by teaching.

Or start from topics others have already published.

Or collaboratively create maps, flashcards and notes on a subject with your friends.

Raleigh Sorbonne
Medical student (99th percentile MCAT exam score)
“I used to study with Anki flashcards but got frustrated with the interface and felt like memorizing isolated facts. I tried Notion and about 4 other tools, until I discovered Traverse. It's so much easier to create flashcards, make connections and see the big picture”

The System

Hi, it’s Dom. Founder of Traverse, 6x polyglot, ex-spacecraft engineer (AKA wannabe rocket scientist).

5 years ago, I tried to learn Mandarin Chinese, to connect with my parents-in-law. But my learning strategy was not up to the task.

I dove into learning science, and eventually came up with a system that worked - and I learned Chinese succesfully.

Traverse is built around those learning strategies - so that you cannot help but learn more effectively if you use the app.

Like Raleigh Sorbonne, a pre-medical student who got a 99th percentile MCAT score after studying with Traverse.

Features and Pricing

Free

$0

Use all basic features for as long as you want and boost your learning.

Note-takingUnlimited notes
Easy markdown format (compatible with Notion)Yes
Link your own notes and others (Zettelkasten)Yes
Embed images and audioYes
Embed videoYouTube, Loom
File hosting**No
Embed code blocksYes
Embed math equations (Latex)Yes
TablesYes
To-do listsYes
Import notes from any URLNo
FlashcardsUnlimited flashcards
Integrated with notes (add videos, audios or any other content)Yes
One-click cloze deletion from notesYes
Spaced repetition reviewsUnlimited reviews
Identify and drill knowledge gapsYes
Anki import1 Anki import
Concept mappingLimited maps*
Collapsible hierarchical mindmapYes
Color coding and iconsYes
Powerful searchYes
Open drawing canvasNo
Pre-made decksBuy decks + many free decks
Beta featuresNot available
Image occlusion (Beta)No
Embed sketches (Beta)No
Pomodoro for focused work (Beta)No
SharingShare publicly
Publish and share contentYes
Collaborate on maps, notes and flashcardsYes
Monetize contentNo
Community
Public roadmap votingNo
SupportBasic support
Local Backup

Member

$9 /mo

Traverse members enjoy limitless learning and community access.

Note-takingUnlimited notes
Easy markdown format (compatible with Notion)Yes
Link your own notes and others (Zettelkasten)Yes
Embed images and audioYes
Embed videoYouTube, Loom, upload file
File hostingImages, audio, video, PDF, doc
Embed code blocksYes
Embed math equations (Latex)Yes
TablesYes
To-do listsYes
Import notes from any URLYes
FlashcardsUnlimited flashcards
Integrated with notes (add videos, audios or any other content)Yes
One-click cloze deletion from notesYes
Spaced repetition reviewsUnlimited reviews
Identify and drill knowledge gapsYes
Anki importUnlimited Anki imports
Concept mappingUnlimited maps
Collapsible hierarchical mindmapYes
Color coding and iconsYes
Powerful searchYes
Open drawing canvasComing soon
Pre-made decksBuy decks + many free decks
Beta featuresYou will get them first
Image occlusion (Beta)Yes
Embed sketches (Beta)Yes
Pomodoro for focused work (Beta)Yes
SharingShare, collaborate, monetize
Publish and share contentYes
Collaborate on maps, notes and flashcardsYes
Monetize contentYes
CommunityLearning community member
Public roadmap votingYes
SupportPriority support + live call with Dom
Local Backup

Traverse is run full-time by me, Dom. It is my livelihood.
I've decided to self-fund this business, and not to take any money from investors. This allows me to focus on building what you need as a learner, rather than being driven by growth-obsessed venture capitalists (see my vision).

If you become a member, you support me in building a sustainable and healthy business. In exchange, I can guarantee you we'll still be around in 2 years and in 20 years, as there are no external investors to shut us down.

But I don't want the price to be an obstacle holding you back from learning to your full potential. So I'm giving away all the basic features for free. That way, you can make an informed decision as to whether you want Traverse to be your learning compagnion for the long term.

Community meeting

As a member, you become part of our learning ecosystem. It's a community of like-minded learners and creators who help each other with tips and resources.

Creators of great learning content get rewarded for their hard work. Stepping in the footsteps of those ahead of you helps you learn much faster. And when you reach mastery, you can become a teacher and creator yourself, and give back to the community.

My promise
If you become a member, but decide it's not for you after all, you can cancel anytime. If you cancel within 60 days, I'll refund you 100%.

Love from Traverse users

Join the learning system trusted by 10,692 students

Free version offers concept maps, flashcards and notes - and you can buy decks and import from Anki