Overall Satisfaction with Miro
I'm a student and I've been using Miro for both educational and personal purposes.
- Educational: with the pandemic, we students got more and more digital, I bought a tablet to take notes of online lessons, and I got used to studying from a screen. At that time I also discovered Miro, which resulted super useful while working together from a distance. I worked on many projects with other students, and while calling and talking remotely, we were working simultaneously on a Miro shared board, both having fun and being productive. Other than sharing, I also used it privately, to make maps and diagrams of the course subjects with the included mapping tools, which makes it super easy to add branches and move stuff around, things that on paper would be infeasible.
- Personal: I also used Miro boards privately for things other than studying and coworking. I created a board with my lifeline, a thing I've always wanted to do but couldn't find a proper way. So I finally found Miro, a graphical, modular tool perfect for what I want to achieve. I can create cards with my memories and drag them onto when they happened, with a title and hidden full details, accessible at any time.
- Co-working on the same board while calling remotely.
- Creating maps and diagrams to fix ideas.
- Visualize ideas with extreme modularity and flexibility.
- Text editing: style, color, size, highlighting, etc. should have more personalization and be more consistent among the different items that support text.
- Custom font import.
- Slides presentation only moves the camera around, there should be at least a fade transition for some items to appear later. Also letting arrows or drawn items draw-animating themselves would be awesome (like PowerPoint does).
- Creating diagrams and maps on paper or other apps would be infeasible, Miro is extremely well thought out in this sense.
- Working together on the same board while calling and talking at a distance is extremely efficient and productive.
The biggest lack in Miro is text editing. It's very limited and less than ideal for lots of text and paragraphs. The text editing is also not consistent among all the tools that support text input: for example, you can't have bold text anywhere you want. It's clearly not intended for long texts, but more for simple maps with few-word items just to connect ideas. There's also a bug that happens to me often: when moving an item with attached arrows/lines, they move correctly with the item, but sometimes when undoing the item movement, the arrows/lines don't move back to their previous positions, which is quite annoying if there's a lot.
Miro integrates well with many other services, and they keep adding more and more. I've not used these integrations a lot actually since I didn't feel the need yet, so I can't express much.
I'm a student and Miro resulted super useful while working together from a distance on a team project. I worked on many projects with other students, and while calling and talking remotely, we were working simultaneously on a Miro shared board, both having fun and being productive. It's like working together on the same screen with multiple mice and keyboards, it's just so efficient. Making maps and diagrams, adding branches, and moving stuff around is super easy, things that on paper would be infeasible.
Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Miro's feature set?
Did Miro live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Miro go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Miro again?
I've been looking for apps to organize my life and I ended up finding two. The ideal thing would be one app integrating both, but for now, I stick with using both Miro and Notion. Miro is amazing to make maps, diagrams, and work simultaneously on them. Notion is much more schematic with many text editing features - which Miro lacks a bit - so I still use it for lists, tables, and long texts.
The best thing that Miro provides is simultaneous working on the same board - talking with the team while editing together the same board is just so efficient. To make graphical diagrams and maps is perfect, it's less ideal to integrate lots of text and paragraphs anywhere since its text editing features are quite limited.