Overall Satisfaction with Miro
We use Miro for brainstorming and ideation, technical user flows for our user stories and user interactions, wireframing. I also use it as a presentation tool that’s much lighter than something like PowerPoint and much more flexible too since I can lay my slides visually in a grid where they make sense. Miro is used by the whole team, but primarily our product managers and designers, who use it to map user interactions, create user flows, and wireframes. Developers will sometimes use it for architecture plans but that’s rare.
- Real-time collaboration (LOVE this).
- Shared links (i like being able to easily send out a link that anyone can edit from).
- Templates (lots of them and they give me ideas for meeting content).
- I’d love to see better Apple Pencil support on the iPad app - the current drawing tool is a bit janky.
- I understand only allowing one font on a sticky note, but there should be a setting where we can change that font for a miro board.
- Load times and power usage on lower-end machines (e.g. old MacBook) - it’s very slow sometimes.
- Dramatically higher (probably about 60%) engagement during meetings by allowing ideation without talking.
- 40% reduced project time.
- 70% higher confidence in ideas when ideated together on Miro (based on survey).
Miro’s implementation is great. Solid apps on Mac and iPad. Glad they’re optimized for M1 now. No real complaints here!
The training and onboarding were really easy. Most of our team is on the younger side and we’re a startup so they were naturally open to new technologies. That said, some of our designers wanted to continue using Figma even for wireframing.
Dramatically. We had to go fully remote over the pandemic and still are, and one of the biggest challenges was getting people to speak up on an all-hands zoom call. People are shy of voicing their ideas to a live audience, so it would often be pin-drop silence. I fired up a miro whiteboard and asked people to put their ideas as stickies there, and wow! the ideas really started flowing!
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?
Did implementation of Miro go as expected?
Would you buy Miro again?
Miro is the best in its class for anything brainstorming or ideation-related and even has good applications in the wireframing and presentation space. I love its real-time collaboration features, shareable links, and support for many devices including the iPad. I do wish the drawing and Apple Pencil support was better on iPad though. That said, for more high-fidelity UI/UX work, you’d be better off with a tool like Figma. If you have an older or lower-powered machine, watch out! Miro can consume a good bit of power, and I’ve found while screen sharing on a zoom call w/ my 2013 13” MBP, Miro would often lag or come to a grinding halt. But that’s probably just my laptop. All in all, Miro is a great tool with a generous student plan. If I could sum it up in one sentence it would be “it matches the way my brain thinks - visually”. I highly recommend anybody try it.