App utilization has increased globally when it comes to note-taking, task management, and organization. Similarly, It jumps to a whole new level when we look at professional working environments and industries – web applications have taken over the old ways. There are a number of applications available on the web and mobile markets to satisfy team and organization needs. These web apps serve different purposes i.e. whiteboards, task management, brainstorming, creativity, operations, etc. Offered features and simplicity becomes the key to optimal app usage.
Milanote – Online Whiteboard
In this article, we are reviewing one of such apps. Milanote – a very simple way to organize your projects by creating whiteboards, and collaborating with your team. In a layman’s term – it is a whiteboard – where one puts sticky notes, creates some tasks, structures them, move them around and at the end of the day takes pictures and shares them with the wider team. We did a test run to see how well it performs and what are the features like.
To do a quick setup, create an account or use social login. Once in, a wizard does a walk-through of the first board creation. A board is always needed to start off with. A template can be used to create boards. The template gives the user a baseline layout to start off with (depending on the nature of the project i.e. creative, start-up, development, marketing etc.).You can modify existing notes and drag in notes to add a new one. We created this board using a template to have a working example. (see image below)
The image displayed above or on the board – becomes the go-to for a team. You can share notes as secured items (with a password). Sharing will allow you to collaborate by adding to-do lists, images and comments. After adding a note, to delete it – simply drag it to the trash can (on the bottom left menu bar).
Milanote contains strong collaboration features which meet the cross-functional needs. You can set a welcome message before sharing and also be able to generate HTML embed code.
Share board in a secure manner, make comments and get notified to collaborate on items with others. You can easily export the board to a PDF, or a linear document such as markdown or plain text.
There are a lot more configurations involved in some available tools in the market. Naturally, that makes the setup process a bit complex and time-consuming. The features are a lot different from other tools so there is no such comparison. But Milanote definitely stands out in simplicity. In terms of pricing – you can use Milanote for free and collaborate on 100 notes only. For $9.99 a month, get unlimited notes and the ability to search board and content. There is also a team plan available (for bigger teams).
Milanote also has mobile apps and desktop apps available. They support Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. As a plus, download the Web Clipper to instantly save text, images, links and more from the web.
If you are a team and looking for a simple online whiteboard tool – this is a must-try. Leave a comment and share your feedback.