Web Whiteboard + Miro FAQ

What is going on?

I've decided to merge Web Whiteboard with Miro.

Merge? What does that mean in practice?

Well, OK. "Merge" is really just a diplomatic way of saying I'm shutting down this service and recommending everyone to go to Miro instead. The webwhiteboard.com domain will redirect to Miro.com some time after July 1.

Why merge with Miro?

Short version: Because Miro is better.

Longer version:

When I created Web Whiteboard over a decade ago there was nothing like it. Since then lots of similar products have popped up, but Web Whiteboard has always been one of the best options for people who want something really simple and immediately useful.
Until now.

The reason why I'm merging with Miro is because:

  1. Miro's online whiteboard is a superior product that does everything Web Whiteboard does plus so much more, and without sacrificing simplicity and easy-of-use. Miro embodies the vision I had for Web Whiteboard from start.
  2. Miro has hundreds of developers working fulltime. Web Whiteboard is basically me working a few days per year. Last year I joined Mojang as a Minecraft developer & designer, and I want to focus my development efforts there.
  3. I use Miro myself for just about everything. So it feels dishonest to promote and maintain Web Whiteboard if I don't even use it myself :)

I am free user. What does this mean for me?

You can't create new whiteboards here any more, use Miro for that. They have a free tier, just like Web Whiteboard.

You can continue accessing any existing boards until they expire. After July 1, 2020 this service will be shut down.

Make sure to download any important boards before they expire! Each board has a download link on the menu at the top.

I am a paying subscriber. What does this mean for me?

You can continue creating boards and accessing your existing boards until July 1, 2020. After that this service will be shut down.

Make sure to download any important boards before July 1! Each board has a download link on the menu at the top.

You will receive 1 year free access to Miro, a promotion code will be emailed to you. After that you can decide if you want to continue using Miro as a free user or become a paying subscriber there.

How do I move my existing boards to Miro

I wish we had a slick migration tool, but unfortunately we don't.

What you can do is download your board and then drag/drop that image file onto a Miro board. For drawings and images that should be fine. For text and stickies it isn't that great, since the text will be converted to an image and won't be selectable or editable. But at least the information won't be lost.

I have a question, how do I reach you?