In a world where more and more jobs are being carried out remotely, the apps we use to facilitate this have become more and more vital to our productivity and our efficiency. Agile practices and design thinking are becoming intrinsic to companies large and small.
App design is essentially a solution to a pressing problem. The problem here is, how do you facilitate meetings and workshops remotely while allowing everyone on the team to communicate and collaborate just like they would in a physical office environment? The answer is Miro.
What is it?
Miro is positioned as a complete solution for remote team meetups and collaboration. It is a facilitator and video call app all in one. You can invite guest editors and manage the team’s involvement as you work together. Miro’s whiteboard and multi-user engine give a solid foundation for real-time teamwork. You are then able to fine-tune your sessions in a way that works best for you and your team, just like you would in a face to face setting.
Who made it?
Miro has been designed and implemented by a team of developers lead by CEO and founder, Andrew Khusid. Miro currently has over 5 million users worldwide and growing.
Who is it for?
Miro is for any company, business, or team that needs to work remotely and have a centralized hub for communication for all cross-functional teamwork. It is especially good for design teams looking to improve the product design and iteration process.
- Unlimited free editors – Collaborate with as many people as required, without constraint.
- Infinite canvas – No restrictions on the workspace. Create a single source for all your visual teamwork.
- Visual notes – A versatile text editor for creating board outlines or writing instructions.
- Meeting and workshop templates – Get ahead with pre-built templates using the expanded library of resources.
- Improved video calls – In-app video calls with screen share to reduce the need for multiple apps to be open.
- Timer and voting – Plugins that let participants voice their view with democratized, anonymous voting.
What does it cost?
- Basic Plan – Free to subscribers and featuring a restricted feature set – Best for teams new to Miro.
- Team Plan – $8 per month – Best for small teams.
- Business plan – $16 per month – Best for teams 20+ in size.
What are the makers saying?
“Miro is a platform for teams to plan, collaborate and share information easily. Use it as a simple whiteboard to jot down ideas, or build a whole project on the board remotely with your team.” Miro
What are people saying?
“Miro has helped us work across multiple sites around the world and has enabled us to be far more productive than before.” Richard Davidson, Agile Project Manager at Skyscanner
Husband to an understanding wife and father to an unhinged Chiwawa, Matt spends most of his days writing with a focused fervour normally reserved for a dog and his dinner. A specialist in content strategy and tech and design writing, creativity is in his blood. When he takes a well-earned break, he enjoys nothing more than sampling his Wife’s culinary experiments or rearranging furniture in the house.