Miro, a useful tool for remote collaboration. Works at medium fidelity so your Ideas can be the focus.
February 26, 2022

Miro, a useful tool for remote collaboration. Works at medium fidelity so your Ideas can be the focus.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

It is a useful collaboration tool for remote teams. I will utilize Miro for brainstorm sessions, workshops, and also for tracking projects.
As a UX Designer, I will also use it for rough wireframes with stakeholders so we can discuss functionality without getting too mired down into design details.
  • Remote Collaboration
  • Sticky Notes/Brainstorm sessions
  • Rough Wireframes
  • Computer resource utilization when loading larger boards could be better
  • Corner radius control on rounded rectangles
  • Managing scale with regard to font and board sizes
  • Lines are almost un-usable outside of connecting things
  • Layer arrangement control
  • Clearer hotkeys
  • Decreased obstacles to remote collaboration
  • Faster ideation
Its a useful digital whiteboard tool. Any feedback I could give would be around usability and quality of life improvements. The biggest one is just backend processing overhead. Big files will slow down a PM's laptop if they are in a collaboration session. Corner radiuses make things look goofy. Stacked grouping would be super helpful, but then again, this isn't Figma, it's Miro. It has a purpose, which is serve as a digital collaboration space for getting ideas out, and I would say it does a decent job at it.
I have not played much with integration features. Most of the tools I use often either do not integrate, or if they do, I've not been enticed by the perceived value to take the time to learn them yet.
It has been very helpful. I am a fully remote employee, and brainstorming is a large part of my job. Miro has enabled remote collaboration with team members in different states and timezones, in a way that has been effortless and convenient.

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Full disclosure, I have referred to Figma as "Miro+" in the past. It is a powerful remote collaboration tool that runs well on most computers, and has powerful enough tools to render UI in pixel perfect fidelity. They also have some great alignment tools. They do also provide a FigJam option which is what I would consider the closest competitor to Miro, but the last time I used it, it was still in Beta, and I would describe the experience as "rough". Miro has much more time in the space, and for all of my complaints about Miro's quirks, it has much more polish, and a strong focus on what it is good at. Likewise, Google Jamboard is so limited and clunky as to be useless for anything more than office distractions, the last time I tried Jamboard, I recall spending more time trying to get the stickies to align properly than actually collaborating with my team.

It is particularly useful when you do not need to do high-fidelity design work, but you want to track ideas and concepts while working remotely.