Miro vs. Xmind

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Miro
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Miro provides a visual workspace for innovation that enables distributed teams of any size to dream, design, and build the future together. Today, Miro counts more than 60 million users in 200,000 organizations who use Miro to improve product development collaboration, to speed up time to market, and to make sure that new products and services deliver on customer needs.
$10
per month per user
Xmind
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Hong Kong based Xmind offers their diagramming tool featuring a range of templates, alternate brainstorming and presentation modes, a clip art library, and export to a wide variety of file types (e.g. PDF, JPG, Word or Excel, etc.).
$5.99
per month
Pricing
MiroXmind
Editions & Modules
1. Free - To discover what Miro can do. Always free
$0
2. Starter - Unlimited and private boards with essential features
$8
per month (billed annually) per user
3. Business - Scales collaboration with advanced features and security
$16
per month (billed annually) per user
4. Enterprise - For work across the entire organization, with support, security and control, to scale
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annual billing per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MiroXmind
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMonthly billing also available at $10 per month for the Starter plan, or $20 for the Business plan.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
MiroXmind
Considered Both Products
Miro
Chose Miro
Miro has pretty much replaced Visio, and in some cases Xmind, but I still use Mural a bit but also use Miro for Mural type workflows as well.
Chose Miro
Miro is the best mind mapping and visualization tool I used so far. Miro is easy to use, quick to set up, easy to navigate, creates good outputs without much training. Miro continues to evolve over time with clear focus on the user. Neither OneNote, Xmind, PowerPoint, or …
Chose Miro
It is a more collaborative and easy-to-use tool. In some cases, it is used as a supplement.
Chose Miro
I currently use Lucidchart for diagramming and for that scope works really well, Miro works far better in brainstorming or ideas sharing scenarios
Chose Miro
I have not used many other whiteboard tools beyond those built into MS Teams or other Microsoft products. On the whole, though, Miro was definitely my first choice and will be my preferred choice going forward.
Chose Miro
Miro has way more templates than mind and is much more user-friendly than Visio
Chose Miro
Miro is better for collaborative workshops, the other tools are only used to create diagram boards as the quality of export is better.
Chose Miro
Miro is great because it offers free functionality which is great for small projects and teams. Also great for collaborative work. Also allows to customise literally all elements.
Chose Miro
Miro is easier to use for the whiteboard function and has more easy-to-use features.
Xmind

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MiroXmind
Mind Mapping
Comparison of Mind Mapping features of Product A and Product B
Miro
-
Ratings
Xmind
6.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Cross-Platform Compatibility00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Customizable Templates00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Import and Export Options00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Real-time Collaboration Tools00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Drag-and-Drop Capabilities00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Notes and Attachments00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Color and Style Customization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Presentation Mode00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with Task Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Mind Map Revision History00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
MiroXmind
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Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
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Score 8.6 out of 10
MindManager
MindManager
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Score 8.6 out of 10
MindManager
MindManager
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Score 8.6 out of 10
Miro
Miro
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
MiroXmind
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4591 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(101 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(72 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(27 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(3297 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.5
(3640 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MiroXmind
Likelihood to Recommend
Miro
Miro is great for anyone who needs a flexible sketchpad to write down ideas and collaborate with a small or large team. Basing meetings and workshops around Miro and applying smart time management with things like the timer function allows meetings to be far more productive and stay on track versus typical, open-ended meetings.
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Xmind
Well suited:
  • Organizing information.
  • Doing research.
  • Organizing goals.
  • Planning tasks.
  • Planning meetings.
  • Structure for writing documents.
Less appropriate:
  • Sharing documents among the teams/multiple users.
  • General-purpose infographics.
  • Writing longer paragraphs in the note field is very limited.
  • Integration with GitHub.
  • Integration with Confluence.
  • XMind uses a proprietary document format which is not indexed by search programs on a PC or a Mac. This means that one cannot search in the content of the XMind documents.
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Pros
Miro
  • Retro. At different stages of the meeting it is important to be able to work with the board at the same time (to indicate what went well or badly), as well as to be able to quickly visualize the information (to combine clusters of problems) and to indicate solutions with arrows.
  • Display information at different levels of abstraction. This is especially important for our product backlog. It is important for different people in the organization to see different levels of presentation.
  • All the benefits of a physical whiteboard, plus the advantages of the digital world. Working with the world is extremely intuitive. You can invite people who use Miro once a week and I don't have to do a 15 minute briefing on how to use the tool for them.
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Xmind
  • User interface.
  • User experience.
  • .Simplification
  • Enables digital write up.
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Cons
Miro
  • Free vs. paid licenses - our IT department makes it hard for our associates to gain access so people are left unable to participate because they have to ask for a license and sit in an IT black hole
  • Admittedly I am a creature of habit and don't totally understand what Miro offers and what all the symbols mean - perhaps a way to use tutorials or have more help understanding in my flow that something could be helping me or save me time would be interesting. AI predicts what I'm trying to do?
  • I have various sections on my board, all different fonts. I don't know how that happened or if I can make everything sync up so it's legible as I cruise through without zooming out and in but that would be nice.
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Xmind
  • Editing and moving tiles around - having the starting topic fixed can make it tricky to get the desired layout.
  • The use of mathematic functions.
  • Additional layouts like value stream maps, production cycle flowcharts etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Miro
There is no other tool like Miro for process Mapping in particular. I've tried PowerPoint, Word, and other programs, but when collaborating virtually on how to improve a process, Miro has all of the tools and more to enable successful mapping. The colors, different types of shapes and text books, along with the ability to integrate different documents and other functionality, make it ideal for this purpose. In a virtual world, it's a must-have.
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Xmind
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Usability
Miro
It's pretty easy to use. My gripes are with some small idiosyncrasies with selection behavior with objects and editing text. When I move an object, it automatically de-selects it when I am not done with it. I have to click to select again. Text control is challenging and could be improved. It could use a little more styling capability. It's also weird that it behaves differently in a shape then when using the text tool.
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Xmind
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Miro
I only give a 9/10 because of the speed at which it loads. I have never experienced issues with Miro logging me out early, or some other technical issue causing the program to crash, or even it just loading in perpetuity without ever actually coming up (unlike other programs such as SFDC). It take a minute for all of my boards to come up after I click on it in my favorites, but besides that, it's all good.
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Xmind
No answers on this topic
Performance
Miro
I took the loading quickly to be related to availability which I commented on before, so ditto with those comment on load time here. Although to reemphasize, Miro doesn't crash or just refuse to load like some other programs. The weak point of Miro for me is integration of files like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (especially the later two). When you embed these, it gets slow, and complicated to bring them up while you're in the application.
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Xmind
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Miro
The support staff at Miro are fantastic. Whenever I have had an issue, they have been timely and helpful with their response. They are also very knowledgeable and go out of their way to not only help, but offer proactive training sessions on different topics and new functionality so everyone can try it out.
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Xmind
The support around a bug in the tool which prevented the correct printing of diagrams. Support came back after a few days, and there was no workaround. Eventually, the bug was fixed in a future release. The company does not pay much attention to user forums. With better support and plugin mechanism for user contributions, the product would be more convincing.
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Online Training
Miro
There was a series of webinars which Miro hosted with our organization that went over the basics, then progressively became more advanced with additional sections. The instructors were knowledgeable, and provided examples throughout the sessions, as well as answered peoples' questions. There was ample time and experience on the calls to cover a range of topics. The instructors were also very friendly and sociable, as well as honest. Of course Miro isn't a "God-tool" that does absolutely everything, but the instructors were aware and emphasized the strengths where Miro had them and sincerely accepted feedback.
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Xmind
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Miro
There was not enough training for users to understand all the key features. The rollout was very high-level, but when users are expected to start adopting it, you have to ensure they are given the proper tools to do so. Miro is a great tool, and proper training is key to adoption.
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Xmind
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Alternatives Considered
Miro
Miro is visually appealing, very inviting, and easy to use for the most part. It has all the drawing tools to connect shapes, create aligned diagrams, change colors, establish a layout, and color them. You can quickly change font sizes. In our meetings, teammates are very willing to follow along on Miro.
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Xmind
It has a different form. Trello is good for task management. Xmind will give an overall connection between different tasks and how all the tasks interconnect to each other. The reminder function in Trello is good to keep track. However, a bird's eye view in Xmind will put conversations into context, and ease the navigation of any discussions.
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Scalability
Miro
Miro is great for scaling. In every department and subdivision across my entire organization, there is someone using it. From Sales to marketing, to manufacturing and operations; and even in legal and finance, there isn't a process or a department that is not using Miro, and if they aren't, they're missing out! Even at the highest to the lowest levels of the organization, it is essential for virtual collaboration.
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Xmind
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Miro
  • We're able to collaborate remotely as if we had a big wall with a lot of sticky notes, avoiding costly travel to offsite locations. ($350 per day)
  • Meetings flow more efficiently when we use the timer, helping us to stick to the meeting agenda and avoiding distractions.
  • We can save our work and return to it, without having to refer to a picture of a whiteboard that is hard to read. This saves us from confusion and helps to keep collaboration going.
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Xmind
  • No hard numbers attributed to ROI based on using this program.
  • Efficiency in communicating information has increased.
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ScreenShots

Miro Screenshots

Screenshot of Miro's design sprint templates, used to solve big challenges, create new products or improve existing ones.Screenshot of the Sprint Planning features in Miro, that assists Development Teams in creating a transparent understanding of what can be built and how. Users can run sprints and turn a team into creative and active participants. Today, many organizations use Agile tools to manage software development and other non-IT projects.Screenshot of the PI Planning Template that brings teams toward one vision of what stories to develop. Used to manage a backlog, increase productivity, and build the foundation for a successful PI Planning event. Miro’s PI Planning Template helps to get an overview of any PI Planning event, with step-by-step frames to guide the process.Screenshot of diagrams, concept maps, and system mapping templates used to communicate complex flows and create a shared understanding. Users can check off all the essential steps of the diagramming process and gain a complete overview of operations with Miro's diagramming templates collection.