A new way to create, share, and discover knowledge

Framework for efficient research collaboration and publishing, supported by



Navigate knowledge network to efficiently learn and discover new ideas.

Write and edit

Write in groups, large or small, with no conflicts. Featuring personal drafts, LaTeX support for math and instant preview.

Track versions

All changes are automatically saved in History.


Give and receive feedback, track document changes and user activity.


Build and navigate flexible content hierarchies for easy sharing and learning.


Export your content for off-line use or conversion into conventional journal articles.


Connect your private knowledge graphs (projects) to the public hierarchy to gain global visibility.

To see Knowen in action visit quick-start tutorial "Welcome to Knowen!"


Knowen is an experiment in progress that is being designed to organize, preserve, and expand human knowledge - placing it in a hierarchical knowledge base (graph) that makes it readily available to learners of all backgrounds and ages.

The rate of scientific and engineering innovation is rapidly increasing. With the advent of the Internet and powerful search engines, millions of research articles are accessible within seconds from anywhere in the world. Despite this, because of the complexity of a typical journal article and the redundancy among these, it is often as difficult today as it was 50 or 100 years ago to find a particularly relevant and verified piece of knowledge.

Knowen addresses this problem by:

  • Offering an organizational structure that facilitates correct placement of new content by authors and effective learning by readers.
  • Including a direct feedback channel to connect authors and readers, who seek clarification of existing content or the development of new content.
  • Providing automatic tools for finding connections between seemingly disconnected fields (e.g., biology and physics, music and math, physics and art).

Because it can grow and preserve the tree of human knowledge, Knowen can serve as a global clearinghouse for existing knowledge and emergent ideas. Existing content can be placed into a developing Knowen hierarchy of knowledge; new content can emerge directly within it, while connections can be established or reshaped as new information, or better understanding, emerges.

Frequently asked questions

Is Knowen really free?

Yes, Knowen is completely free for academic and personal use. Please contact us if you are interested in a commercial license.

I’d like to try Knowen out, but what if I don’t like it? Will I lose all the content that I will have created?

No, all created content can be exported at any time. This is also a useful feature if you simply want to peruse the content off-line or share with others.

What is the goal of Knowen?

The goal is to provide a convenient platform for conducting research and sharing information.

Is my content safe?

Yes, we use Amazon servers for attachment and content storage. It's a highly reliable provider, with very little chance of information loss and downtime.

To create account I need to provide email address. Do you share this information with any third parties?


I like Knowen, and would like to set up a stand-alone server for my institute or company. Is this possible?

Yes, it is. Please contact us for details.

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