Milanote Design Platform For Startups


What is Milanote?

Milanote allows you to build a collection of nested whiteboards to manage all sorts of projects. It works better than Pinterest which doesn’t allow for seamless canvases to view multiple images easily.

Milanote has a simple drag-and-drop feature for text boxes, shapes, and images is intuitive and quick to implement. You have a bit of structure with the inherent dot-grid, (and experience some pleasant snapping to it) but it also balances the free-flowing, scrapbook style of working that doesn’t hinder moving things less rigidly.

Notes are collected in cards, which are placed on boards that perform a function similar to folders. A card can contain text notes, images, or links and be dragged around a board and connected to other cards with lines and arrows to help you organize them. In addition to this, you can also colour-code cards with one of nine colours to add a visual strip of colour to the top of a card. To get started, all you need to do is drag a card from the left sidebar onto the board.

All Notes support basic Markdown syntax, including headings, bold, italic, quotes, and bulleted, numbered, and checkbox lists. A particularly nice touch is that source information can be added to the bottom of any note.

Milanote’s Markdown support is limited, however. Only H1 headings can be added, you cannot nest lists, and table support is limited to Column cards, which are essentially one-column-wide tables that can be populated with other cards from your board. Columns are a nice way to bring some structure to related materials, but I would prefer to see full support for tables.

Milanote also supports collaboration and sharing. You can invite team members to join a board and you can work together on it – note: only one person can edit a card at a time. For read-only sharing of boards, you can generate a link in Milanote, send to clients who can then view, but not edit a board.

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