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.

Pricing starting from:

US$9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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

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Markets

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Ukraine, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Mural

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Features

Total features of Mural: 59

  • API
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Diagramming
  • Digital Canvas
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Flowchart
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Idea Management
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation
  • Innovation Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Mind Maps
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • Planning Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Sketching and Annotation Tools
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(87)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Daniel S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

No other Product Even Comes Close

Reviewed on 06/03/2019

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 =)

Nick S.
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  • Industry: Market Research
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Mural is the corporate version of Miro, it feels sluggish and uninspiring

Reviewed on 22/02/2022

It's for online collaboration mostly.

It's for online collaboration mostly.

Pros

It does what it says on the tin. You can still manage your way around in the app, it's just that it doesn't inspire much in the way Miro does. Templates are unappealing, fonts are unappealing and it takes effort to adjust everything to your own liking, more than it should.

Cons

I just really miss using Miro to be honest. Mural has everything Miro has, but in a lesser form. It's like Powerpoint vs Keynote. Powerpoint definitely will get the job done but if you want to have more control or use advanced features you will want to use Keynote. As a designer I miss that in Mural. In that same fashion, Mural also allows you to have more administrative rights over others, just like Powerpoint can force you to use company templates in limited ways.

Angel R.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A magical whiteboard to collect and arrange ideas and find appropriate solutions

Reviewed on 26/05/2022

MURAL has enabled us to keep meetings open and untimed, it has also enabled us to ensure the...

MURAL has enabled us to keep meetings open and untimed, it has also enabled us to ensure the participation of all team members and also their approval of the proposed schemes, no matter where they are located. Brainstorming schemes helped us to collect ideas and arrange them in a distinctive way, and this helped a lot in understanding the needs and always finding appropriate solutions.

Pros

MURAL helps team members stay connected and collaborate to stay on schedule. The MURAL whiteboard is great for brainstorming and arranging interactive sessions. I adore using emojis, shapes, and colors to develop a workflow model or collect team members' opinions and perceptions on a topic for third-party sharing. I like how MURAL lets us prepare Proto-Personas, Prioritize, and Experience Map with team members. It's expressive, accurate, and describes our issue well. I like MURAL's ability to organize cards into categories and assign cards to team members so everyone is on the same page. I like that MURAL has an intuitive interface that everyone can adopt to quickly, and the presence of several ready-made templates helps prepare the proper form for the topic we're discussing. I particularly like that final renderings may be exported as an image or PDF file for simple distribution.

Cons

In all honesty, it's not about finding something you might hate with MURAL, as it's like a magical drawing tablet that enables everyone to share and collaborate in all circumstances and with ease.

Derek O.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Mural Good for One Time Use But NOT a Long Term Strategy

Reviewed on 13/06/2022

Easy at first, but really not good for business processes and long term scalability

Easy at first, but really not good for business processes and long term scalability

Pros

Easy to access, and get everyone onto the platform. Fun animal names were a nice touch. The interface has improved over time but is fundamentally flawed.

Cons

Was a glorified whiteboard. For the price we would pay to support the business, Mural would do little more for us than to provide a simple whiteboard to put down ideas and discuss. Although this is nice to get ideas out there - it lacks the ability to create structure and keep things organized over time. Would find ourselves consistently looking for information as it was lost - not sure how we could've implemented the software in a valuable way in the long term.

Alternatives Considered

Miro

Reasons for Switching to Mural

We tried Mural for a few months but didn't find we could've used it long term and lacked a lot of the IP some other software was offering us at the time.
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent tool for ideation and collaborative processes

Reviewed on 01/04/2022

At the top of the tools that I use for collaborative process. I compare with other tools as Miro...

At the top of the tools that I use for collaborative process. I compare with other tools as Miro and Lucidchart and Mural is the best for far.

Pros

The tool includes many functionalities to share ideas and customize boards for almost any king of collaborative process (Design Thinking, Agile Ceremonies, Kanban boards, etc).

Cons

Maybe simplicity of the tools, when you are using the tool for a long time and get familirez with it, you going to need some strongest functionalities ir order to cover more ideas that come to you during the creation of boards.

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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:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 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, Dropbox Business, GitHub, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, 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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