There are many different applications designed to help with organisation and productivity, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more all-around tool than Milanote. Watch our latest video to discover why most creative professionals love Milanote and cannot imagine doing their job without it!

Cloud-based

It’s a versatile cloud-based programme that can help with everything from creating mood boards to planning projects to collaborating with a team. With unlimited cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about files taking up valuable storage space, and you can access your content from anywhere in the world!

There are desktop versions for Mac and PC, but you can also use them in a browser or phone. With the mobile app, you can see the whole canvas (in a single scrolling column) and add additional items to your boards. These items then show up on the desktop under Quick Notes, ready for you to decide where to place them on the board!

Team collaboration

Another huge advantage of doing everything entirely online is it allows you to collaborate with other creators. With Milanote, you can have multiple users working on the same boards simultaneously. There are handy, easy to use tools that help make collaboration a breeze, including:

  • Comments – Adding a comment shows who made a comment and when and allows others to reply
  • Emojis – Emojis are displayed on the front of an asset to show how users react, and you can see which user left which emoji
  • Draw – You can easily annotate the board using objects like arrows or circles, which you can move or delete when no longer needed
  • Sketch – You can create a sketch (changing the thickness and color of the lines) to move around and amend as necessary
  • Share publicly

    Besides collaborating with other editors, you can also publicly share boards with anyone by sharing the link. Anyone with the link can then view all the up-to-date assets (the board will continuously sync with the latest version). If the user creates an account, they can also comment and add emojis

    Unlimited space

    One of the best features is the infinite canvas which allows you to add content without running out of space. The free version of Milanote does have a limitation in that you can only add 100 items, so if you want to add more than this, you will need to sign up for a monthly or annual payment plan

    Organisation

    Milanote organises everything on boards with handy board templates to choose from, which can help you find inspiration, especially when you are starting out.

    Check out the video where we show some of our favourite tools that make this programme so valuable. A summary of just a few are below:

  • Notes offer some cool options. You can duplicate them while keeping them in sync, so if you change anything on any of the copies, the same change immediately replicates on all the copies
  • A handy feature to help with writing, formatting, and reading larger amounts of text is being able to convert them into a document. You can then also individually export them (in addition to exporting entire boards into various formats)
  • Simple tools allow you to distribute and align elements on your board quickly and neatly. You can also connect items, so the link is clear no matter where you move the items on the board
  • Summary

    Milanote is a fantastic tool that has so many different uses. It’s intuitive and easy to use, with amazing features ideal for organising ideas, planning, and collaborating with others in real-time. It’s well worth taking a look and seeing how it can revolutionise the way you work!

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    About the author 

    Shumi Perhiniak

    Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator. In 2012, she took an entire year off to study Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just 6 months, she started freelancing and became a Certified Photoshop Expert. She has worked as an in-house graphic designer for brands such as Toni&Guy, Renaissance Learning and Baker Ross.

    She also owned a physical stationery shop selling her art prints and now focuses on selling digital art prints online under the name HerDesignWorld

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