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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Images

MURAL sketch/type sticky notes
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MURAL scenario/experience mapping
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Features

Total features of Mural: 60

  • API
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Brainstorming
  • Built-In Database
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Diagramming
  • Digital Canvas
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Templates
  • File Sharing
  • Flowchart
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Idea Management
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Mind Maps
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Personalization
  • Planning Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Sketching and Annotation Tools
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timer
  • User Management
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Whiteboard

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(57)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,7/5

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Daniel S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

No other Product Even Comes Close

Reviewed on 2019/03/06

This tool achieves many problems and is suitable for everyday use, personal use, small groups, and...

This tool achieves many problems and is suitable for everyday use, personal use, small groups, and large working groups.

Personal Use: visual organization and planning

Small Groups: can quickly move ideas into visual representations that make it very easy to share with other people. MURAL's often become the foundation for projects which people come back to time and time again. It is very satisfying to collaborate with colleagues in this way as much of the applications we use day to day are only design for single users.

Workshops: MURAL is powerful when put in the hands of a facillitator who can then guide a group of people through experiential learning and discussions which lead to emergent thinking and non-intuitive insights.

Visual Documentation: Over the years I have become very proficient as a visual note taker in mural and can listen to speaker or meeting proceed and capture the meeting in a visually engaging way.

Pros

Mural is hands down the most versatile visual communication tool available today. What I love the most is that I can use the tool every day and that its easy enough for most people to get the hang of within a few minutes, allowing anyone to interact in high fidelity.

Cons

The one thing I don't like about Mural is that some people aren't pro users—I wish everyone were =) Also wish that MURALs could be a first class object in GSuite's Drive =)

Andrew B.
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • 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.

Kalavati S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Platform for Effective Collaboration

Reviewed on 2021/02/26

Pros

1) Ready to use templates (Business, retro)
2) No need to register
3) Easy to use
4) Helpful customer support

Cons

UI has room for improvisation

The current UI looks clutter

Need to motivate folks to use Mural

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

Noemi M.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect way to keep people engaged

Reviewed on 2021/02/03

Overall, mural is an excellent tool for brainstorming, getting work done, and documenting it. It...

Overall, mural is an excellent tool for brainstorming, getting work done, and documenting it. It allows us to think creatively and even offers templates/ existing structures for us to do this. The only thing is that people perceive it to be difficult to use at first blush, and they often write it off as too complicated .

Pros

Mural is very intuitive and helps organize thoughts. I love the sticky note features and that you can drag them anywhere, I love that you can zoom in on different parts of the mural and that there are templates, and I love that it allows everyone to create and produce work together in one place , in real time.

Cons

For some reason, people who haven't been on the platform and who are introduced to it have a really hard time onboarding. It seems like the learning curve is really steep for them, and this makes it so that some people are less willing to participate in mural during meetings, and honestly they're intimidated by it. inexperienced mural users often accidentally pick things up and drag them and can mess up work, which makes the experience worse. Internet connectivity issues can also severely affect the use of mural in real time meetings, which has led to some pushback from our team. Those who prefer not to use mural say it's 'too complicated'. Which is really a shame because it 's a great tool, if just overwhelming for newbies.

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Mural offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Mural offers a free trial for its Starter and Plus plans. Paid plans are available at monthly and annual subscriptions, details include: Starter: $16/member/month (billed monthly) or $12/member/month (billed annually). Plus: $20/member/month (billed annually). This plan is not available on an monthly subscription. Enterprise Network: custom pricing available on request.

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Mural has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Mural supports the following languages:

English

Mural supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Mural integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, GitHub, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, OneDrive, Slack

Mural offers the following support options:

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

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