Better, smoother Desktop App is here!

  • 19 August 2020
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[SEP, 30. UPD] 

Hi there, 

We’ve released a new Desktop App version to everyone :tada:  

Here’s a full list of improvements:

⚡️Main updates

  • Users can FINALLY open board links (e.g. the ones shared with them on Slack) right in the desktop app.
  • Spell checker is now available
  • It’s possible to paste images right from the clipboard

🍬Other enhancements

  • The app now uses up to 40% less RAM & supports Chinese, Korean, Japanese & Vietnamese languages

🐛Bug fixes

  • SSO authorization now works in 100% cases
  • Users don’t get randomly logged out anymore
  • Keyboard shortcuts now work on boards as well as the dashboard
  • Before, when users updated the app, in some cases it could get stuck in the infinite update loop. We fixed it! 

Install links: MacOSWindows x64Windows x86


And please share your feedback about the new version in the comments below. Thanks! 

 

Read the old post here :arrow_down::wink:

Hi everyone! 

We need your help in beta-testing of the new Miro Desktop app version.

It is more stable, secure, and uses less RAM (it's reduced by 40% in some cases). We've also fixed different bugs with SSO authorization, updating flow, random logouts, and many more.

Since there are a lot of devices and OS versions, there can be tricky moments on some of them. That's why we need your help!

Please install the new version via the link below.
Install links: MacOSWindows x64Windows x86

And please share your feedback about the new version on this thread. Thanks! 

 


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We’ve released the new desktop app version to everyone. The final “what’s new” looks like this:
 

⚡️Main updates

  • Users can FINALLY open board links (e.g. the ones shared with them on Slack) right in the desktop app.
  • Spell checker is now available
  • It’s possible to paste images right from the clipboard

🍬Other enhancements

  • The app now uses up to 40% less RAM & supports Chinese, Korean, Japanese & Vietnamese languages

🐛Bug fixes

  • SSO authorization now works in 100% cases
  • Users don’t get randomly logged out anymore
  • Keyboard shortcuts now work on boards as well as the dashboard
  • Before, when users updated the app, in some cases it could get stuck in the infinite update loop. We fixed it! 
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Links opening in the app is a HUGE win, thanks everyone. Massive improvement to our workflow (people had completely stopped using links in slack, and instead just tried to describe where the content was...).

 

Seems to be working great, although currently it:
1) Opens the link in both a tab and the app, requiring the user to close the tab each time

2) Reloads the board in the app, even if the user has it open.  Maybe this is necessary for technical reasons, but it would be great if that didn’t happen.  Some of our boards are huge and take a while to load.

 

Regardless of those two issues, thanks again for getting this in.  The team is very happy about it.

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@Eddy Bruin The desktop app is a lot more responsive than the web version. Most important if you take on facilitation roles. Also, it’s a dedicated app, so it feels like a nice place for focused work rather than the distractions of multiple open apps.

Ultimately, it depends on the level of Miro use. I practically live in for my work so it has been really helpful so far to have a dedicated app.

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Please add method to Move Board Tabs that are opened so they can be sorted left-right, just like moving Browser Tabs.

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@Tolya Filippov - Yes!!! The prompt to open a board from a link is much appreciated! 

While I’m here, something that has caused me extra work is lack of a way way to see what version of the Miro desktop app that I am running from within the app itself. Currently I have to spend extra time to open Task Manager, go to the Control Panel, browse to the Miro.exe file, etc.

Perhaps a way to add the version within the app (somewhere on the dashboard at least) would could be useful.

This poster was also looking for the version number: https://community.miro.com/got-a-question-ask-the-community-45/how-to-check-desktop-app-version-number-windows-10-2139

Please add method to Move Board Tabs that are opened so they can be sorted left-right, just like moving Browser Tabs.

 

This is my biggest hangup right now with the Mac app, that I can’t move tabs around.

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@Courtney Brillhart Hi and thanks for the feedback about moving tabs in the desktop app!

@Joel Green So excited to hear that links opening in the desktop app will improve your workflow!

Seems to be working great, although currently it:
1) Opens the link in both a tab and the app, requiring the user to close the tab each time

2) Reloads the board in the app, even if the user has it open.  Maybe this is necessary for technical reasons, but it would be great if that didn’t happen.  Some of our boards are huge and take a while to load.

Both of these points make total sense. We’ll see how we can improve them in the next versions.

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For the next upgrade to the Windows Desktop App, I’d like to be able to refresh/reload a tab like you can in a browser, maybe a button or maybe a hotkey (like F5 does in a browser)

This is because sometimes the tab starts acting a bit stale (maybe because I’d kept it open on the app for a while) and so now I have to close it and find it again among my many boards. a reload button would be really nice.

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Please add feature at log in to remember name and password like Browser does.

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When I was logged out because session time out all open Tabs closed… this is frustrating as I lost track of what I had been working on.  Please remember what Tabs are open 

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I have tested the x64 version on my Surface Tablet. I open MIRO and open 3 of my boards

 

first impression after some minutes

  • one process more is now shown in the task manager
  • less usage of RAM (~400 MB or ~25%)
  • spell checking (during edit mode) is new

Note: idependently from the Version (current or beta), I see that on my Laptop MIRO is using just 40-50% of the RAM, which my surface tablet is using for MIRO. My Laptop is using AMD and the surface tablet is using Intel, both have 8 GB RAM and the same Windows Image.

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For the next upgrade to the Windows Desktop App, I’d like to be able to refresh/reload a tab like you can in a browser, maybe a button or maybe a hotkey (like F5 does in a browser)

This is because sometimes the tab starts acting a bit stale (maybe because I’d kept it open on the app for a while) and so now I have to close it and find it again among my many boards. a reload button would be really nice.

@Brian Fulghum Hi! We have a shortcut for this, try Ctrl+R. Or press Alt → View → Refresh current tab.

My problem was the delay from loading the templates.  If I wait long enough I do get a scroll bar.  The main issue though is the only way I can see to manage templates is to create a new board to get to the template window.  What if I just want to consolidate or edit templates?  Delete old unused ones?  The only way I can get there is to create or access a board.  I would like to see the same management for templates as I have for projects.

the spell checker actually just shows typos, why it cannot offer the correct version of the word?!!!

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@Eddy Bruin Further to @Isman Tanuri’s comments, I find that I never have just Miro open in Chrome (I probably have at least 4-5 sites open at any given time) and as I move between and open more Miro boards in the browser, Chrome begins to slow down to the point where I get frustrated with my Miro experience. Therefore, I have started using the desktop app to keep the two (Internet & Miro) separate.

Now we just need a way to open a board in the desktop app via a URL. I did find one post in the Ask a Question section, but I’ll mention it again here.

I tried entering it into Search box, but that doesn’t work. Perhaps

  • somewhere in the Miro dashboard to paste in a board URL
  • or an option in the tabs bar to open by URL

One example:

@Patterson Waltz shared a trick to open a board from a URL in the Windows app in this comment, but I am unable to recreated it in the latest stable Chrome on Windows 10 2004 to both the latest stable Miro Windows 64-bit app and the beta Windows 64-bit Miro app.

Love the desktop app, makes this actually usable for public remote training.  Template management is still lacking however.  No scroll bar (Windows 64 bit version), lack of sorting, deletion, etc.  I use templates a ton and would like to see some effort in this area.

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Installed - ok so far

x64 W-10 build 18363.1016

Also seems to be better at opening my web-camera

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@Tolya Filippov I’m taking it for a spin. Will feedback in a couple of days. Or ping me if I forget :)

Edit. Wow, that’s massively fast load time for elements/images/whatever-on-the-board. Movement around the board is pretty snappy too. I am using a MacBook Pro.

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Thankfully finally added Spell Check :grin:

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When Search Results return in the Browser you can open a Result in a New Tab and continue looking through the Results List.  This is useful to open several possible Search Results in the background while continuing to scroll through the List.  Please add this to the Desktop Search function.

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Cannot reorganize Icons on the Teams Bar (Left of Browser)… this is annoying as I have 20+ Teams and only actively use 3 of them :bug:  

I noticed that this has been implemented… not sure why it didn’t work earlier when I tried.

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[SEP, 30. UPD] 

Hi there, 

We’ve released a new Desktop App version to everyone :tada:  

[...]   

Install links: MacOSWindows x64Windows x86

 

 

 

Congratulations! :)))

Is a Linux version on the roadmap?

Thanks a lot… :D 

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Love the desktop app, makes this actually usable for public remote training.  Template management is still lacking however.  No scroll bar (Windows 64 bit version), lack of sorting, deletion, etc.  I use templates a ton and would like to see some effort in this area.

@Dwayne Stroman Thanks for the feedback! Could you please clarify, what do you mean by “Template management?” And do you have it on the web-version?
By “No scroll bar” do you mean that when scrolling our template picker you don’t see any indication of scrolling?

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Congratulations! :)))

Is a Linux version on the roadmap?

Thanks a lot… :D 

@Eduardo Mercovich Thanks a lot! :) 
Linux version is not on the roadmap currently, but thanks for the request!

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@Robert Johnson Yes, you are right, if you have Windows Desktop App you need to press “Alt” and open “Help”. We’ll discuss with the team what can be a more obvious place to discover the app version.


 Small addition, the Alt key only works if you are on the main “Boards” tab, not from any content board. Is there a technical reason why this is so?

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