With more work being done remotely, it is important for teams to collaborate effectively.
To make it simpler to connect, we explored two common collaboration applications: Jamboard vs. Miro.
Jamboard, a brainstorming whiteboard tool by Google. It lets you present, develop ideas, and collaborate on projects in the workplace and remotely.
Jamboard is an excellent tool to use during virtual meetings. It has 20 frames per jam, letting you switch screens and work on many things simultaneously.
There are two Google Jamboards. One is the Jamboard physical board, and the other is the app. The physical board costs a one-time fee of $4,900.
Miro is a popular brainstorming program because of its wireframing and product development abilities.
The app can assist teams in developing a product roadmap, including creating wireframes and mock-ups.
Jamboard vs. Miro
On a Jamboard, each screen serves as a separate whiteboard where you can write, draw, add text or images, or take notes. Make sticky notes whenever you need a reminder or a to-do list.
On Miro’s free plan, you can create three boards. You can launch these boards blank and build anything from scratch or browse templates.
When adding images to your Jamboard, you have many options. You can upload a photo from your device, add it from your Google Drive, or run a simple Google image search.
You can also save your Jamboard screen as an image or a PDF file.
Miro also supports adding images from your device. It supports BMP, GIF, SVG, JPEG, PNG, and other formats.
Images and files can be uploaded through a URL from your computer, web clipper, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive.
Related: Jamboard vs. Microsoft Whiteboard
Jamboard supports changing the background, so it isn’t always white.
There is currently no way to change the background color on Miro, but you can use Frames to add color to your liking.
On your screen, press the F key to bring up the Frames menu. Sticky notes, mind maps, text, and videos can all be added to a custom frame.
The text box tool on Jamboard lets you choose the text style, such as a title, header, etc.
The text box on Miro is also simple to use. You can change the textbox’s shape, font size, style, color, and alignment.
Other options include highlighting text, adding links, modifying the color and opacity, and locking the font in place.
You can add text, draw objects, choose the color of your pen, and even use a laser in Jamboard.
You can draw in Miro using standard tools like a pen and a highlighter. The Smart Drawing tools in Miro are another feature, and they turn all your scribbled sketches into exact shapes and objects.
Create objects with a range of colors and thicknesses by using presets. Using the relevant tools, you can also draw shapes and lines.
Templates (Miro only)
You can choose from several free templates available from Miro. Templates are great to use when you do not know where to start.
On Jamboard, making sticky notes is simple and includes all the standard features for creating sticky notes.
In Miro, you can make sticky notes by selecting the sticky note icon from the right toolbar. Adjusting the sticky note’s shape, color, text size, font style, URL, tags, and the author is possible.
By choosing the bulk mode, you can also make sticky notes in bulk. Your sticky notes can also be exported in CSV format.
While comparing Jamboard vs. Miro, I found that both automatically save your progress. You can share your Jamboard with anyone by creating a link or adding their email address.
Miro also supports sharing boards with others. If they are a team member, you can invite them to your board by entering their name or email address. Permissions can be managed accordingly.
The Jamboard app for Android and iOS allows members to contribute from their phones, tablet, or Chromebook.
Miro is available on Android, iOS, iPad, Windows, MacOS, and web browsers.
Any costs to using both?
The Jamboard app is free to use. The digital whiteboard costs $4,999 per kit plus $600 in handling.
Miro provides a free plan that includes three editable boards, premade templates, core integrations, and basic attention management. It also has three paid plans.
The first paid plan is the Starter, which costs $8 per member/month billed annually and includes the following:
- Unlimited editable boards
- Unlimited visitors
- Project folders
- Board version history
- Custom templates
- Private boards
- High-resolution export
The Business plan, priced at $16 per member/month, is the other premium option for businesses and teams. You get:
- Unlimited guests
- Miro Smart Diagramming
- Miro Smart Meetings
- Private, secure workspace for every team and client
The last paid plan is the Enterprise, designed to support whole organizations.
Which one is better?
Jamboard and Miro are both excellent collaborative tools. Jamboard is ideal if you want a simple but not overly feature-rich collaboration tool.
However, Miro is the way to go if you need advanced collaboration tools with numerous features and functionalities.
Jamboard vs. Miro: Links
This article explored Jamboard vs. Miro, two of the most popular brainstorming tools. Please tell us which one you prefer.
My name is Madhsudhan Khemchandani. I have a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering (Honours). I have been writing articles on apps and software for over five years. I have also made over 200 videos on YouTube. Read more about me on the About page.