The best whiteboard for online collaboration
June 09, 2022

The best whiteboard for online collaboration

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro helps us as a collaboration tool in planning meetings, brainstorming sessions, and post-mortems. It allows us to efficiently work remotely in big groups. It mostly serves as a virtual whiteboard during these meetings. We've also found it useful to track open issues and action points that don't fit well in traditional ticketing systems.
  • The mind map template is great for detailing out requirements and design decisions.
  • Miro handles large groups of people significantly better than other products.
  • Miro being fully functional via the web interface and not requiring installation is great for adding new team members to projects.
  • Often big "background" items are accidentally dragged around or even removed when someone tries to scroll. It would be great if for anyone but the creator (or for everyone after a short delay after creation) objects would be locked and require an extra click to confirm to (temporarily) unlock them.
  • Miro has helped a great deal with the transition to working from home/hybrid work.
  • Miro has helped keep everyone on the same page with meeting notes, open issues, and action points, ... no longer getting lost in Outlook inboxes but being available and continuously updated in one single place.
Performance with large groups can suffer if not using the option to hide other people's cursors. Which is an easy fix, but would be better if not required.
I cannot give an option on this, we use Miro as a standalone tool.
Without Miro transitioning to remote/hybrid work would have been much more painful.

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?

Yes

Microsoft Whiteboard has had major performance issues for us. While the integration to MS Teams is nice, the overall experience with Miro has been better for us.
It is my favorite mind map tool. However, I have not found it suitable as a source for creating presentations - often elements end up at vastly different sizes when working on different, distant parts of the canvas. Screenshots of a Miro board are typically not suitable for a slide deck.