Go MIRO! You won't look back (or at any other platforms)
November 01, 2021
Go MIRO! You won't look back (or at any other platforms)
Adjunct Professor - Digital Media & Advertising
Temple UniversityMarketing & Advertising, 51-200 employees
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Miro has been an incredible tool that has enabled remote students and business partners to work together on brainstorming and ideation sessions. Not only has it proven itself time and time again via virtual classes and meetings, but it's even an incredible way to engage participants when we are in-person and working together. There are so many started templates and tools to kick things off that the wide selection allows me to jump right in and get to work in a variety of boards with incredible flexibility. I really don't know how we did it before we started using Miro!
- The breadth of pre-built boards and templates are incredibly diverse.
- The variety of presentation items and the annotation tools provide many ways to present ideas and pull them all together in a visually engaging way.
- Having the ability to share boards with fellow participants is very helpful for providing access and hands-on engagement with our thinking.
- Miro allows for multiple people to work on the same board at the same time. This is one of the coolest ways that it helps to replicate the old-fashioned "let's get in a room and put some ideas on the wall" approach. What Miro exceeds at it being able to not only provide multiple participant engagement but also capture this content so we can access the information shared at any time in the future - which isn't so easy to do if at the end of the day you're used to having to collect a bucket full of post-it notes and paper scraps.
- While Miro is a welcome tool in our ideation meetings, it would be great to integrate across more video conferencing platforms for easier sharing.
- Miro does work well with Zoom, but we're trying to find ways that it can work for sharing with several breakout rooms at the same time during virtual meetings.
- Image inclusion would be a great component to work into the annotation toolbar on the left side of the boards. Being able to drop in images and select from a wide icon library would be a very welcome addition.
- The introduction of Miro to our remote classes and remote work environments has proven to be a game-changer with participants from 5 to 100.
- With its diverse annotation tools and bright palette, Miro enables me to create attention-getting, interactive ideation boards that have proven to be an invaluable addition to our meetings.
- Miro has proven such a positive addition to the team that it has almost become like saying "Just Google it." For me and my teams of students and coworkers, all I have to do is say "Let's put up a Miro" and they know right away that we're about to get into a good idea session with great ways of capturing their input.
Getting Miro implemented couldn't be easier! All we had to do was create an account and we were up and running immediately. What made it even better for us was how easy it is to download the desktop app and work locally or to access our accounts through a web browser. Since, it's super-easy to use, just clicking on a note icon or arrow or pen tool - we were able to get right to business without skipping a beat.
Miro has been incredibly smooth to integrate into our workflow. From the simplicity of starting our accounts, logging in online, or on the desktop applications there have been zero friction points keeping us from doing what we needed to do. All we really needed and wanted was the absolute easiest way to dive in and get to work. Miro is simply the most powerful "plug-n-play" approach for getting together and getting work!
When the pandemic hit, our business, like everyone else's took a major hit and we all had to scatter. Students in my classes were all now remote. Coworkers in my office were all remote as well. But the work had to keep on getting done. Whether in classes or for work Miro became that powerful tool that helped to bridge the divide and allow us all to focus on the things we need to do. It served us well in helping to share and communicate at a time when doing so was getting harder and harder for many. All I can say is that Miro has proven to be a lifesaver of a productivity tool that will forever be our one and only ideation and mind-mapping platform.
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Over the years I have tried many, many, many collaboration platforms that over-promised and waaaaay under-delivered. Miro is 180º from those. It promises ease of access, an intuitive interface, a simple set-up, and easy integration into your team's workflows – and it is the only one that delivers on all points. That said, don't judge that "simplicity" as unsophisticated, this is a highly engineered, and well-thought-out platform that delivers "simply" on capabilities that are anything but.
Miro has proved itself over and over to be the optimal go-to tool for our ideation and brainstorming meetings. With both an online and desktop version to access your active boards, it makes picking up where you left off easier than ever to stay on track. We've used it for in-class live work, or with new business clients and even internal teams to think, plan, and prepare for marketing campaigns. Miro may not be exactly what you're looking for if you want a super stripped-down version of then Miro isn't for you - but if you want to have all of the most flexible work environments I'd highly recommend you go with Miro.