We’re living in uncertain times. The pandemic doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon and a good chunk of the working population is stuck at home. This means that both companies and people alike had to adapt to a new normal – working from home. In this context, we have witnessed the “birth” of new online work tools. One such tool is the whiteboard online. And while you might be familiar with the classic one, the digital version of it brings so much more to the table.
Miro is an online whiteboard that we’ve had the chance to work with during these trying times. And we have to say – we absolutely loved it! It’s so easy to use and get used to that we can’t possibly fathom how we would work without it now. And we’re excited to share with you how Miro changed the way we work from home. Read on below to find out how this handy tool is going to change the game.
It saves time
This is maybe the most important thing on the list. Gone are the days when we spent countless hours stuck in traffic every day. Gone are the days when we’d have to show up to the office to get briefed on a new project or put together a business plan. With Miro, you can simply set it up, invite your colleagues and you are all ready to go!
The best thing about Miro is that you can do pretty much anything on it. You want a pixel-perfect presentation? No problem! Just add your materials and Miro will take care of the rest for you. You won’t even have to bother with PowerPoint’s tedious design mechanics – Miro takes care of that for you as well.
It’s as eco-friendly as it can get
This might not seem like such a huge thing to you right now. But we should all aim to be as eco-friendly as we can. And with a whiteboard online replacing the classic one, you will be working more efficiently, while taking care of the environment as well.
Just think about it – a classic whiteboard is just a piece of plastic needing other pieces of plastic to work with. And when you’re done with it, you just throw it away and buy a new one. We don’t know about you, but that seems like such a waste of money to us. Why replace a piece of plastic every month when you can just choose a Miro plan that you’ll have for life?
Online classes? You got it!
Teachers also had to move their jobs at home. And this is where Miro truly shines – it’s perfectly fit for any kind of job. If you’re a teacher who works from home, you will see how this whiteboard online setup will improve your lessons. It will allow you to better organize your classes, while making them easier to follow for the students as well.
With Miro, you can put together an online classroom in mere minutes. Homework will be assigned faster and the students can easily see test subjects, important information and even add their own comments.
We already mentioned how classic whiteboards will cost you more in the long run. The great thing about Miro, the whiteboard online, is that it also comes with a free plan. You can add how many members you want, and you will all have access to 3 editable boards, core integrations and some great-looking templates.
The paid plans are not expensive either. You can choose between an $8 or $16 subscription. These are better suited for larger teams who are looking to boost their collaboration and workflow. It provides everything you need to make sure your team’s workflow is smoother than ever. You can even integrate it with other tools such as Jira or Confluence.
It keeps track of time
It’s easy to lose track of time when you work from home. It might seem like you have more free time but in reality, you just work, do some chores, rinse and repeat. One thing leads to another and you find yourself working overtime again.
To solve that problem, Miro comes with a handy time tracker feature. It’s so simple to install and use that you’ll soon find yourself “addicted”. All you have to do is click the “+” button in the toolbar and choose the time tracker from the list. To track the time spent on a task, simply click “Start” and the countdown will begin.
This way, you will be able to see exactly how much time you spent on a specific task, on a meeting or implementing some feedback. Soon enough, you will get to see which activities eat up a huge chunk of your time so you can organize those better.
It keeps all your ideas in one place
How many times have you found yourself writing down a great idea, only to lose that paper later? With Miro all your ideas stay in one place – the Cloud. You can make notes and sketches, start a new task and get back to those when you have inspiration. They’re not going anywhere.
You can also rename, sort and organize them as you please – anything to help you easily find them at a later date. Besides the Cloud storage, you can also email your projects, download them on your computer or save them in the integrated Miro database.
Our conclusion: Miro is a must-have
Whether you’re a freelancer trying to better organize your time or you’re a manager coordinating a team, this whiteboard online will make your work faster and more efficient. Given the actual context, Miro is here to stay – it makes working from home so much easier that we can’t possibly imagine using any other online tool.
On top of that, it also makes you feel like you’re actually at the office. So, if you’re missing the physical connection and the office banter, Miro is here to bring you all closer. We especially love how versatile and easy to use this tool is. Even the most inexperienced person can get the hang of it.
The best thing about this whiteboard online is the fact that it allows for creativity. Sure, you have some premade templates but those only serve as guides. Your ideas and your creativity will play an important role when it comes to using Miro. Not to mention that it will allow you and your team to feel more connected than ever.
So, if you’re working from home, we definitely recommend you give Miro, the whiteboard online, a try. Just start with the free plan and upgrade it from there as per your needs. We love it and we’re sure that you will as well!