Miro - must-have visual tool for working together efficiently.
November 26, 2022

Miro - must-have visual tool for working together efficiently.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is a must-have tool for worldwide collaboration, in addition to Teams, ideally for a limited time. We use it for online workshops: you can prepare the board, go through the frames together, and everyone can participate simultaneously. This makes it very time-efficient, and based on our experience, everyone gets involved. It is much easier to write some notes on a frame than to talk in a larger group. You can get in a few minutes very much feedback. We also use it as a project board if you don't have too much information on it. You only need the link, and everyone can have a look at the actual status at every time. I do not recommend large projects over a longer period of time unless you are really disciplined. Otherwise, you get lost on too large boards, and you cannot recap the history of the board as you usually only have the actual status, no archive.

Pros

  • Miro offers a lot of templates for charts, workflows, calendar etc.
  • A new board is set up in few minutes very easy.
  • You can easily include document like ppt and can go through the slides directly.

Cons

  • Larger boards need quite a time to load, maybe have a split in loading frames.
  • Navigating with right mouse button is not intuitive.
  • More efficient meetings as you work simultaneously on the board.
  • Less preparation time with the templates.
  • Much higher involvement of all participants of a meeting.
There is no problem of Miro with other tools. You can include many other documents, e.g. Office documents like Excel tables or presentations or pdf files. You can slide through presentations directly in Miro, no need to leave Miro. There are also no problems with various browsers. No matter if Edge, Chrome, Firefox, works on all platforms.
Miro helped a lot in collaboration. With various development centers across the world, we can much easier work on common projects without sending documents around several times. Everyone can work on the board at any time, and you get information via mail if there are changes on the boards. This also helps if you are waiting for feedback, you see who made changes on the board.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

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?

Yes

Would you buy Miro again?

Yes

We used Jira for agile working, used Kanban boards, etc. It is good for software development but not good to adapt for other types of projects. Miro is much easier to adapt, more freedom, but still easy as there are a lot of templates. Other tools like Teams are good for communication, but the whiteboard of Teams is very limited compared to Miro. And if you have documents in Teams, you do not find them. Miro is more intuitive and visual, with the map good to navigate, much better than looking in network folders or SharePoint.
It is very good for workshops, events, when many people are working on a topic at the same time and you want them to participate. We had, as example, a get together with almost 100 people, everyone made a post-it for his person, we worked in smaller groups on diferent frames of the same board. Also very good for regular meeting like team JF or retro where you want to get feedback or input from ideally all participants. Or as ideation board to collect many many ideas and then further use the results outside of Miro. For only presenting information, powerpoint is still the better choice.And if the history of a project or decisions are important for you, you need discipline to e.g. fix frames after a decision or use additional tools. You only see the actual status, no history.

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