The web is a great place for sharing ideas – like a mood board for decorating your new offices or a compilation of your competitors products when entering a new market – but with a standard clipping tool it can be hard finding the best way to present the ideas you find. Mural.ly is a great service that lets you save text, images and video on a mural style notice board, organising visual ideas into an attractive layout that’s really easy to share and work on together remotely. It’s hard not to draw a comparison with Pinterest, only with added composition features and some neat whizzy effects that are more akin to Prezi. You can even make presentations out of your content from within a mural board, which is useful when it comes to finalising your ideas and pitching them to others. Real-time collaboration makes this a great platform for expanding on creative ideas with a team – if you’re just pinning things to it like a notice board or using it to make a mind map of thoughts and images gathered from across the web. There’s an iPhone app and a very generous free account that gives you plenty of features & unlimited collaboration. Power users can upgrade to the very reasonably priced ‘pro’ and ‘org’ accounts for more security and extra features. Altogether a very neat service that anyone who works creatively in teams will no doubt find plenty of use for.
TIP: Note ideas as you go with the free Mural.ly Catcher app on iOS