A Deep Dive of the Drag-and-Drop Organizational Tool, Milanote

Picture by Milanote

What is Milanote?

  • Create to-do lists and boards
  • Insert notes and comments
  • Upload image, audio, video, and document files
  • Paste external links
  • Embed Google Maps
  • Draw on the app itself
  • Share boards with friends
  • Connect between boards, notes, and comments via arrows
  • Drag everything to your exact preference

The Pros of Milanote

Picture by Milanote

Pro #1: It’s Visually Oriented

Pro #2: It’s Flexible and Intuitive

With my attention problems, that’s just not going to cut it.

Pro #3: They Take User Suggestions

Pro #4: Templates

  • Agencies
  • Creative Direction
  • Film/TV
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Management & Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Moodboarding
  • Motion Design
  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Product Management
  • Productivity
  • Software Development
  • Startups
  • Students
  • UI/UX/Product Design
  • Writing

Pro #5: Collaboration Friendly

The Cons of Milanote

Con #1: Early in Production

  • No iPad app
  • No scalable zoom out
  • Cannot move anything while zoomed out
  • No spreadsheets/graphs

Con #2: Their Phone Apps Are Not Great

Screenshot of Milanote’s marketing calendar template

Con #3: Their Calendar is a Little Lacking

  • It doesn’t auto-fill in the date. It only goes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. So if you want to start a calendar from the middle of the month, you’d have to rewrite the dates manually.
  • It doesn’t have weekends, only weekdays. So if you want to do tasks on Saturday or Sunday, you’d have to rearrange the boards around.
  • The calendar the template creates is based on one month, which means if you want to plan for more than that, you’d either have to copy and paste while scrolling and dragging 30 columns or create another board entirely.

So What Does Milanote Cost?

The Personal Plan

The Team Plan

The Free Plan

  • One can repurpose or delete images, notes, or links to keep them under the 100 max limit.
  • For each friend you successfully recommend to Milanote, you get an extra 20 images, notes, or links, for a max of 200.

Takeaways

  • Visually oriented
  • Flexible and intuitive
  • Accommodating of user suggestions
  • Filled with useful templates
  • Collaboration friendly
  • Missing key ground features
  • Bad phone apps
  • Could have a better calendar feature

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Alita is a writer, reader, and blogger passionate about fiction writing and DnD. Currently developing my first indie game.

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Alita P.

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Alita is a writer, reader, and blogger passionate about fiction writing and DnD. Currently developing my first indie game.

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