A must have company to your meetings
Updated November 10, 2021

A must have company to your meetings

Tiago Maricate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I'm part of the digital and product team and here we use Miro as a general map of ideas and concepts to be able to demonstrate to the other teams what are the ideas and proposals of some new products and layouts. The main advantage of using Miro is to have an infinite canvas, where it is possible to put any kind of document and add several people at the same time to discuss during a meeting. Basically, instead of fulfilling the walls with post its or using a member team to create a layout concept, we use Miro to build some wireframes and position elements freely, so each member can make notations and changes before the job goes to the UI/DEVs. In some situations, Miro is not so precise and doesn't have all the tools we need, but the simplicity of Miro allows any professional from any department to be encouraged to put the ideas for everybody to discuss.
  • Post it notations.
  • Simple and fast wireframe prototypes.
  • Organize the ideas using an infinite whiteboard.
  • Everybody can interact at same time.
  • Is a great tool to use during meetings to explain ideas.
  • Text/font customization.
  • Precise tools to build wireframe.
  • Few variations of shapes and note tools.
  • Need of registration to see the content (when invited).
  • Tablet app not so good (hard to work).
  • Democratize the knowledge about ideas.
  • A must have companion to your meetings.
  • Make possible a fast concept understanding.
  • Improved the way we work on projects documentation.
Well, I believe the best way to learn is doing, so you can use and introduce Miro during a meeting while asking for the members to share their ideas and make observations directly inside the tool. This way each team can discover how to make Miro part of the workflow. Also, Miro has some plugins/add-ons to integrate the tools with the app you already use in your company, like Zoom, Teams, Jira, and so on.
Miro is very good to work with a team, but still very basic to more specialized tasks and some plugins/add-ons don't work seamlessly as expected. It is more a kind of copy/paste feature between Miro and your tool. There is no dynamic integration to automate some tasks. The good thing is that it is possible to check/interact through your desktop app, mobile/tablet app, and web browser. So you will never be without support.
P.O.s (mainly) can use to document the project and start a concept of product idea in a visual way. This makes a great impact on the time of understanding of the overall idea and validations of project questions. It is easy to put the entire team in sync. Also, we don't need to waste time creating specific templates to use as a meeting report or any kind of canvas. Miro has a lot of ready templates for any kind of task/report, so this will improve the speed of the team with the idea collaboration, concept understanding, and execution plan.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

No

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?

No

Miro is free for most of the use. It's simple to work and fast to learn. You have mobile/tablet/desktop apps that improve a lot the experience of use. No setup is required and no incompatibility. It's just register and use. Also, Miro is a well know tool around the world so there are a lot of plugins to it and tools that integrate.
If you need to take fast notes during a meeting or share any kind of idea with your team, this is the tool. As it is a basic and easy tool, any department can use it to collaborate inside the company. No need for training or complex examples. Also is very useful to organize concepts by charts and diagrams. Unfortunately, due to the simplicity is not so good to make more elaborated wireframes and interface concepts to share the idea.

Using Miro

  • Put the entire team on sync.
  • Share the concepts and ideas.
  • Make meetings more dynamic.
  • Wireframe for prototypes.
  • Project documentation.
  • Central hub for resources.
  • Organize meetings.
  • Use as a presentation tool to show results.
  • Use as global notation tool.
Miro is very good but still too basic. It would be great to have more precision and some advanced tools. More control over the text size and objects alignment is a need for our design team. Also, the experience on the tablets is not so good. Many dead clicks and problems while trying to select objects and tools.

Evaluating Miro and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
For sure a mix of usability and features, so basically we can reach a good cost/benefit. Miro has a lot of integration with other tools and it is a well-known tool around. For the managers, this is enough to think to adopt Miro as a tool. But many of the users in my company are designers or product owners. They require a little more advanced tool, but so far, Miro can help us with most of the use.
So far I would keep the same.