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:

USD 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:

USD 9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Mural

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Features

Total features of Mural: 58

  • API
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable 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
  • 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
(72)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Daniel S. 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

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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 =)

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Excellent planning tool - a bit challenging online collaboration

Reviewed on 20/10/2021

Overall, the sessions we have used Mural were very productive and in some cases we were provided...

Overall, the sessions we have used Mural were very productive and in some cases we were provided with insight (from the guides) that would not be part of our original options. This is an excellent feature that elevates our performance.

Pros

1. Many templates and guides to use out of the box - excellent!
2. A team can be introduced / onboarded easily, especially with the self-explanatory guides

Cons

1. The app is heavy for online collaboration when there is an issue with limited bandwidth for example

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Reasons for Choosing Mural

We wanted to use a visual collaboration tool with many options/templates to accommodate different needs within the same app.

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Jennifer K. Jennifer K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect platform for design work sessions!

Reviewed on 22/04/2021

Solving design work sessions and visually organizing projects.

Solving design work sessions and visually organizing projects.

Pros

I'm a designer and given our agency is now WFH, we are all really missing our work sessions, locked in a room looking at a whiteboard, sketching, taping, etc. Mural has let us do that now digitally! Thank goodness! When one of my designers need me to review something, we set up a mural and I can sketch over their designs or leave post-it notes, plug in images for inspiration, anything. It's been such a game changer for agencies and designers.

Cons

I wish you could expand the artboards more or even have the option to do multiple artboards! There are times when we have huge projects that go on for months and we run out of room. Would love to have that be more flexible!

Noemi M. Noemi M.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The perfect place to make sense of your mind

Reviewed on 27/09/2021

Overall, mural is my go-to for sense making - both of my own thoughts and those of a group. Its a...

Overall, mural is my go-to for sense making - both of my own thoughts and those of a group. Its a perfect, no frills, low-risk way to get ideas down on paper and analyze, refine, synthesize. It moves my work forward tremendously. For people who are visual or external processors like myself - it's an excellent tool to facilitate these processes.

Pros

I love that mural gives me the tools to dump my ideas into one place and sort them. They offer great templates that give me a way to get started without being intimidated, and I love that I can invite coworkers in this space to see my thinking and to document their thinking there as well. Great springboard for conversations.

Cons

Sometimes I get a bit confused with the level of zoom and the amount of space available. I sometimes feel like my level of zoom and the sizing of the post its is not calibrated. it's hard to know how much to zoom in so that I can still read what's on sticky notes while still seeing the surrounding ones.

Andrew B. 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 23/07/2020

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.

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Mural offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 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+

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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