Mural

Digital workspace and collaboration management solution

About Mural

MURAL is a collaboration management software that helps businesses plan, design, brainstorm, and analyze ideas and create custom workflows to streamline decision-making operations across teams. The platform enables organizations to store documents in a centralized AES-256 encrypted repository and securely share data with team members.

MURAL includes a thinking canvas, which lets participants display ideas on a digital board using sticky notes, and organize information using lists, methods, frameworks, flowcharts, and diagrams to align duties and schedule tasks. It offers a host of features such as customizable templates, idea capture, mind maps, client discovery, post-meeting debriefs, timeframe recommendations, and more. Additionally, scheduling functionality allows managers to set timers for activities, invite users, provide role-based access to specific canvas sections, lock content, and run polls to ensure timely completion of projects.

Planning capabilities of MURAL enable administrators to design workshops, map customer journeys, and evaluate strategies to facilitate brainstorming sessions. The solution also supports integration with various third-party applications including Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, Jira, GitHub, Slack, Google Calendar, OneDrive, and The Noun Project.


Key benefits of Mural

• MURAL offers virtual whiteboards, which enables teams to visually brainstorm ideas, discuss operational challenges, organize agile processes, and facilitate design thinking methods using smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

• Employees can use sticky notes to add thoughts, ideas, and feedback and built-in shapes and connectors module to create diagrams, mapping out administrative workflows.

• MURAL allows professionals to create and edit visual stories by selecting icons from a centralized library.

• It allows users to capture and store content and ideas in a centralized repository, add images or GIFs using a drag-and-drop functionality, and support free-hand sketching and writing.

• It lets teams invite colleagues to collaborate on projects, sketch designs, import photos, provide feedback on ideas, and distribute digital murals via hyperlinks.


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4,5 /5
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Ease of Use
4,4/5
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Gonzalo
Gonzalo
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Capture everything you want in Mural

Reviewed on 2022/02/15

I started out choosing Mural over Miro for its free proposition, and in this regard, it comes out...

I started out choosing Mural over Miro for its free proposition, and in this regard, it comes out on top. It offers 5 free boards, which is quite a lot more than its competition, and this helps to try it for an unlimited time and get to know all its advantages.

Pros

Mural is ideal for creating mind maps and very easy-to-use flowcharts. The number of pre-designed templates it has is endless. It allows the anonymous entry (without registration) of many people to a board to work on it. It offers a limited free version that allows you to create up to a maximum of 5 boards. (more than Miro, for example) Previously the tool only offered a trial version for 30 days.

Cons

It has few integrations developed for external applications.
The clip art gallery is limited but also supports the user's own images.

Andrew
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

An excellent team collaboration and brainstorming platform

Reviewed on 2020/07/23

Despite some of the functionality having an additional learning curve, Mural serves as an excellent...

Despite some of the functionality having an additional learning curve, Mural serves as an excellent way for remote teams (and even teams just wanting a more 'digital' brainstorming experience) to collaborate.

Pros

I love how easy Mural makes the process of visual 'mind-mapping' among remote co-workers. If we want to do an exercise, for example, that requires virtual 'sticky-notes' for brainstorming process improvements, Mural facilitates this process seamlessly.

Cons

Mural does take a little time to get up to speed on using it. You can definitely jump right in on some of the basic features, but to use some of its more advanced features (keyboard shortcuts, for example), it will take some time to learn them.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good, can be hard to access at the beginning

Reviewed on 2021/04/06

I use it for workshop facilitation

I use it for workshop facilitation

Pros

Best feature is the outline function which allows you to create steps into the MURAL

Cons

Commands are not intuitive
Sticky notes are always the same size
shapes can be a bit unflexible

Alternatives Considered

Miro

Reasons for Switching to Mural

It was already being used in my organisation.
Robert
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Mural is a high quality digital canvas

Reviewed on 2023/05/25

My overall experience has been good. Mural offers many good features for organising virtual...

My overall experience has been good. Mural offers many good features for organising virtual workshops. I use Mural on a weekly basis and it does help me with facilitating virtual workshops.

Pros

Mural has many good features for creating digital collaboration frameworks. It allows for many participants to work on the same canvas at the same time. It is a good tool for workshops.

Cons

Sometimes it is difficult to collaborate on a mural canvas when there are several people making changes at the same time. Objects may move around if they are not locked well and the whole canvas might get messy.

Alternatives Considered

Lucidchart

Reasons for Choosing Mural

My current company uses Mural

Switched From

Miro

Reasons for Switching to Mural

Mural is better for virtual workshops
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The digital whiteboard for the 21st century

Reviewed on 2020/04/05

Mural has helped our organization up the collaborative and interactive quotient to virtual...

Mural has helped our organization up the collaborative and interactive quotient to virtual meetings. It functions similarly to a whiteboard, but in the digital space. No more taking pictures of notes and trying to digitize them later. We just work directly in Mural and can even screenshare to see the space developing and growing in real-time. It helps us organize and align our thoughts as a team, while providing an artifact for later reference.

Pros

Mural is the thing you don't think you need and resist paying for or trying because you just don't need one more digital tool in your life and workflow. Until you experience it and realize you were so wrong. It's the one tool you actually can't live without. The concept is simple: a free space to create with a simple range of options (mostly text boxes and post-it notes). Think of it like a digital whiteboard. Then try to imagine life and meetings without a physical whiteboard. Exactly.

Cons

The range of options for what you can add to a Mural is somewhat limited, but that's a key part of its success. Having too many options would be paralyzing. Once you master the basic controls and options, the sky is the limit for what you can do. Lots of templates are available to help you get started or inspire you with what others have done and the Mural team is always offering support and webinars to help you explore the tool more deeply. One thing that has frustrated new users is getting the hang of controls especially if you are using on a computer (mouse vs trackpad controls are a bit different). But that is easily solved if you can get over your initial discomfort and commit to learning something new.

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Mural FAQs

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Mural offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9,99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

MURAL offers a free forever plan to get your team started fast, free forever. Paid plans are available at monthly and annual subscriptions, details include: Team+: $9.99/member/month. Business: $17.99/member/month Enterprise: custom pricing available on request.

Mural has the following typical customers:

501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Mural supports the following languages:

English

Mural supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Mural integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud, Airtable, Asana, Confluence, Dropbox Business, Figma, GitHub, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Jira, Livestorm, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Notion, Okta, OneDrive, Slack, Trello, Typeform, Webex, Zapier

Mural offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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