Pensil Vs. Discourse

Discourse is a legacy old platform from the 90s.
Pensil offers a new age community platform with lot more features.

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Feature Comparison

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Chat room

Community Widgets

Onboarding Customization

SMTP custom email

Bulk Import & Export

Bulk Invite

Community Analytics

Roles & Permission

Custom Domain

Embed Script

Dark Theme


Unlimited Users

Event & Webinar

Direct Message

Live Session with recording

Rich Media Post

Quiz & Poll

Private Groups


White-label community



UI Kit

Zapier Integration

Single Sign on (SSO)


Community Points


Score System


Payment System

Paid Group

Paywall Integration

Recurring Payment

One time payment

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Why Pensil is perfect
best alternative to Discourse

White-labeled Mobile App

When more than 60% of internet traffic come from mobile phones, it is critical that your members can access your community anywhere, anytime.

With Pensil, you can have your own fully whitelabled mobile & web app.
White Label community mobile app

Built-in video conferencing tool

Facebook-styled forums are dead. With platforms like Google meet & Zoom that took video engagement to the masses, AV is a necessity for community engagement.

Host events, meetings, podcasts, webinars, lectures, & engage with your members live.
Live session with recording


All the most addictive apps and games out there give you points when you take action. Humans are incredibly motivated by gamification.

Pensil has in-built systems for points and leaderboards that give your users a 10x addictive social experience.

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Why customer switch to pensil

Our support team is here to help you
One of the biggest reasons many companies switch to Pensil is our customer service. We love hearing from you whether it's questions you have or feature requests. With your feedback in mind, our team releases new features every 2-3 weeks.
Customizable experience as per community
Modify your platform as per your community experience  and user behaviour, we understand one size doesn't fit all and that's why we have built enough customization for your community to stand out.
White-label mobile application
80% of traffic nowadays are generated from mobile phone so get a dedicated mobile app for both Android & iOS platform.
Community engages best when available on all the devices

Your branded online community on any device.

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Pensil webapp & mobile app