Miro: Easy to start with, difficult to master
June 07, 2022

Miro: Easy to start with, difficult to master

Alex van den Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

We use Miro mostly for mapping out ideas for your own projects, or structuring knowledge that you gather for those projects. This is mostly for personal use, but sometimes it's used for team projects. Very rarely it is used as a presentation tool, but this can be useful on some occasions.
  • Map out ideas
  • structuring knowledge
  • Making creative presentations
  • Creating custom elements
  • Creating custom functionality (instead of being forced to use these templates)
  • For me, mostly reduces the stress of the lack of overview. It helps you more easily arrive at the bigger picture.
  • Its flexibility allows you to constantly change your maps and overviews, saving you the work of recreating them if you feel you need to.
Finding your way to create specific ideas for visualizations you might have can be rather difficult as you're bound to the templates which function according to a specific way that might not match your preferences.
Despite its few limitations, you can get something useful going quite quickly if you're not too picky about it. Therefore, in general, it can quite easily integrate into your workflow.
Not by much. People I work with often have their own specific way of working and rarely want to deviate from this. For bigger team projects that require a lot of conceptual brainstorming and mapping of ideas and plans, this will probably work a lot better, but I'm not working on such projects at the moment.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

Yes

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

I believe Miro is best for personal notes, mind maps, and overviews. It has a lot of freedom to make these in a "fluid" way where your workflow evolves as you continue working on it. In a team scenario, it's a bit more difficult since everyone works differently and this freedom can cause some chaos. If you have a specific idea in mind on how you want something to look, this tool falls short sometimes because it misses some customization options which forces you to follow the (few) rules that they have set in the tools.