💡 Feature idea: Convert sticky note photos to MURAL contents

manuel ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2021 in Feature Ideas

1. What you want to be able to do in MURAL

Sometimes colleagues and I have on-site workshops again. Unfortunately yet without MURAL, i.e. we use whiteboards, flipchart paper, lots of real sticky notes and pens etc. And no large touchscreen displays instead.

2. The problem you are trying to solve

After such a session it takes a lot of time to document the workshop with photos and / or to transfer the contents of the sticky notes to a PowerPoint presentation (because we're used to it) and to a new mural to continue working with the contents from the workshop digitally (and to slowly make more people use MURAL ;-)).

I know the MURAL Scan feature, but currently this does not help me a lot because it does not recognize my stickies on the wall in many cases and I have to perform the conversion live while I am still in the room as far as I understand the app.

I wish for a way to use already existing photos (e.g. on my phone or my computer) to be recognized and turned into MURAL contents.

Currently I use the "Post-it" app by 3M to convert photos to digital text (photos - stickies in the app - export to Excel - edit and copy & paste to a new mural manually) and I wished there was a possibility within MURAL or a separate app by MURAL to more easily convert contents from real workshops (photos) to mural content.

3. Why this helps everyone (or many people): People could easily have on-site workshops and sessions with "physical" material and digitize things more easily to a mural to keep on working with the results after the workshops :-)

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  • I have the exact same problem. Post it Plus is a better app than Scan (better recognition), but doesn't convert it from handwriting to text to the best of my knowledge.

  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2022

    Hi @amfriedman, I've used a workaround: Export from Post it App (the one by 3M themselves) to Excel and then every group from the app will be created as two columns in the Excel file: one column will contain the images from the sticky notes and the second will contain recognized text (editable) and then I went through them one by one to check and correct them. Not as perfect as I wished for, but lots of times quicker than manually typing their contents from scratch. I then selected the cells' contents by group and copied and pasted them to MURAL which created separate sticky notes per group etc.

    Maybe that approach is helpful to you, too.