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Miro vs Trello: What are the differences?


Miro and Trello are popular project management and collaboration tools that help teams to organize and execute their tasks effectively. While they both serve similar purposes, there are key differences that set them apart from each other.

  1. User interface and visual approach: Miro is primarily designed for visual collaboration where users can create and share visual boards, diagrams, and wireframes. It provides a flexible canvas where users can create and customize their visual representations. On the other hand, Trello focuses more on task management and uses a card-based interface to organize tasks into boards, lists, and cards. It provides a simpler and more streamlined approach for managing tasks.

  2. Collaboration features: Miro offers real-time collaboration features where multiple team members can work on the same board simultaneously. It allows users to co-edit and leave comments on the visual elements, making it suitable for brainstorming and ideation sessions. Trello, on the other hand, allows collaboration by assigning tasks to team members, adding due dates, and attaching files. It focuses more on task assignment and tracking rather than real-time collaboration on visual elements.

  3. Integration capabilities: Trello offers a wide range of integrations with popular apps and services such as Slack, Google Drive, and JIRA. This makes it easier to connect and sync Trello with other tools used by the team. Miro also provides integrations with various apps, but it is more focused on design and collaboration-related integrations such as Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

  4. Workflow automation: Trello provides a powerful feature called Butler for automating repetitive tasks and creating custom workflows. Users can create rules to automatically move cards, assign members, add due dates, and perform other actions based on predefined triggers. Miro lacks native workflow automation capabilities, although some integrations might provide limited automation options.

  5. Board organization and hierarchy: In Miro, users can create multiple boards within a team and organize them in a hierarchical structure. This allows for better organization and segregation of projects and workflows within a team or organization. Trello, on the other hand, uses boards, lists, and cards for organization but does not provide a hierarchical structure. It follows a flatter organizational approach where boards are the highest level of organization.

  6. Focus and use case: Miro is more suitable for teams and organizations that need visual collaboration and creative problem-solving. It is often used for design thinking, brainstorming, and agile ceremonies. Trello, on the other hand, is more focused on task management and tracking, making it suitable for teams that need a simple and intuitive way to manage their projects and tasks.

In summary, Miro excels in visual collaboration and creative problem-solving, with a flexible canvas and real-time collaboration features. Trello, on the other hand, focuses on task management and provides a simpler interface with powerful automation capabilities. Choose Miro for visual collaboration and design-focused projects, and Trello for task tracking and management.

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I'm comparing Aha!, Trello and Asana. We are looking for it as a Product Management Team. Jira handles all our development and storyboard etc. This is for Product Management for Roadmaps, Backlogs, future stories, etc. Cost is a factor, as well. Does anyone have a comparison chart of Pros and Cons? Thank you.

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Max Stuart
Technical Project Manager at ShelterTech · | 6 upvotes · 208.8K views

I just switched to ClickUp for my development agency - I am the product team, and I relay everything there betwixt designers, devs, and clients.

Clickup = Jira + Confluence but better - more ways to slice and dice your data & documents, make custom views, mind map relationships, and track people's work, plan goals... I even use it to manage project finances and household to-dos.

They have a very comprehensive free tier that never expires, and on top of that they're extremely generous with trials of their paid features, have more-than-fair pricing, and top-notch customer support.


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Ivan Begtin
Director - NGO "Informational Culture" / Ambassador - OKFN Russia at Infoculture · | 5 upvotes · 207.5K views

Both Asana and Trello support Kanban style project tracking. Trello is Kanban-only project management, knowledge management, actually card-management tools. Asana is much more complex, supports different project management approaches, well integrated and helpful for any style/type project.

We choose Asana finally, but still some projects kept in Trello

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Abhay Vashishtha

Procezo is an excellent free-for-life task managing tool with several benefits. Its clear, user-friendly interface is perfect for small businesses and startups as well as enterprise-level use. It makes it a seamless transition from any other project management tools. Its simple but effective layout allows new users to quickly adapt to its ever-expanding set of features. Procezo allows users to create boards and provide access to users or teams as required, set priority and precedence of the task and allowing for subtasks and discussions to be created. With unlimited tasks, users, projects and free support, Procezo is quickly making its way into businesses from across the world and the ultimate growth hack tool.

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I loved Slack. We used it for discussion. But somehow, it was always difficult to get things done. HeySpace is what replaced Slack and Trello as it combines the functionality of both tools.

So, now we keep on discussing as we did on slack, but once we to a point where we want to do something, we create tasks on a board and distribute them.

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Ram Kumar
CTO, Architect at Sarvasv.in · | 2 upvotes · 160.7K views

trello has a much simpler interface and easy to learn for any team member. asana might have more features and configuration options but do you really need a complex system for developers to manage tasks?

After Microsoft took over trello, it has become more restricted these days but still good for startups.

Keep it simple! Focus on your product, not tools.

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Pros of Miro
Pros of Trello
  • 4
    Vector Canvas and Export
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    Suitable for interactive presentations
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    Very active community
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    Best visual collaboration tool for remote workshops
  • 715
    Great for collaboration
  • 628
    Easy to use
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  • 215
  • 169
  • 126
    Fun user interface
  • 83
    Snappy and blazing fast
  • 30
    Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
  • 27
  • 21
    Clean Interface
  • 18
    Easy setup
  • 18
    Card Structure
  • 17
    Drag and drop attachments
  • 11
  • 10
    Markdown commentary on cards
  • 9
  • 9
    Integration with other work collaborative apps
  • 8
    Satisfying User Experience
  • 8
    Cross-Platform Integration
  • 7
    Recognizes GitHub commit links
  • 6
    Easy to learn
  • 5
  • 4
    Better than email
  • 4
    Versatile Team & Project Management
  • 3
    and lots of integrations
  • 3
    Trello’s Developmental Transparency
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    Easy to have an overview of the project status
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    flexible and fast
  • 2
    Simple and intuitive
  • 1
    Name rolls of the tongue
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  • 1
    Email integration
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    Personal organisation
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    Great organizing (of events/tasks)
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    Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects

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Cons of Miro
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    • 5
      No concept of velocity or points
    • 4
      Very light native integrations
    • 2
      A little too flexible

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    What is Miro?

    It is a visual collaboration platform to create, collaborate, and centralize communication across your company on a single online whiteboard.

    What is Trello?

    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

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