Miro: Great for collaboration but performance can be improved
October 26, 2021

Miro: Great for collaboration but performance can be improved

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

In the last year, Miro has been used for structuring our research. While everyone was working from home, Miro enabled us to work together on brainstorming sessions or updating each other on the current state of our work. Miro allowed for more collaborative tools than what was offered by our videoconferencing software. For example, we used the Kanban board template to show the current and next steps for research projects. However, the performance in the web app is often lagging for some users. So for tasks in which one team member is just presenting her work, we usually switched to screen sharing instead of all using the Miro app. On a tablet, on the other hand, the performance is better.
  • Collaboration on a big "whiteboard."
  • Templates for specific tasks and methods such as brainstorming or Kanban.
  • Interacting with Miro on tablets.
  • Performance of the web app.
  • Preventing accidental movement of elements when trying to move around the board.
  • Easy way to resize whole boards.
  • During the Corona pandemic, Miro enabled our team to collaborate again.
Miro offers a lot of templates to get started with a new board. This helps since you don't have to start with an empty white canvas but instead you e.g., already have a number of post-its on the board to get started with brainstorming.
While working from home, our team could not continue with the work practices we used in the past. Therefore, we needed a simple to use collaboration tool. Miro has a low barrier to get started so that everyone could easily join and participate in our meetings.
We started using Miro for our weekly update meetings during the home-office period. On this board, we collected our current tasks and next steps. Before using Miro, we used a shared online presentation. Miro allowed for more imminent feedback since everyone could just add a post-it to the aspect the team member was currently talking about. This led to more active meetings that are more similar to the in-person meetings we used before.

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  • Google Workspace for Education (formerly G Suite for Education)
Miro allowed for more active collaboration on the tasks due to the whiteboard style interaction. Also, Miro is more focused on doing one task well while GSuite has way more features that you might not need. The setup process for GSuite is also way more complicated compared to Miro.
Miro is well suited for collaborative work when the team is working remotely. Having a huge whiteboard to interact with enables brainstorming sessions, progress tracking & updates, etc. It is very helpful that everyone can edit and interact at the same time. Due to the performance issues esp. on larger boards, Miro is not appropriate for one person presenting work. In that case, specific presentation software is more suitable.