The biggest update to Metro Retro is now live - get started to unlock new templates, tools, facilitation controls, team workspaces and more.
Read on for how and why the new version has come to life...
Hello from Steve and Jamie at Metro Retro. We are announcing the launch of the new version (v2) and how that will affect you as users of Metro Retro.
The first version of Metro Retro started as a hack-day project, built in just 18 hours. After a year of evening and weekend work, it turned into what you are using today. Since then, nearly 800,000 people from 140 countries have used Metro Retro. We’re grateful to every single one of you for having taken Metro Retro for a spin. It’s been amazing to watch it happen.
Our objective is to provide the best collaboration and productivity software on the planet. A product that supercharges your meetings. A tool that amplifies your power to capture and organize information. And most importantly, an app that feels so good to use that you’ll want to tell all your friends about it.
Metro Retro V2 is our first step (or maybe second step) towards this objective. It’s a new application, designed and architected to provide a foundation to build our vision upon, while still maintaining the flexible, fun and intuitive feel you’ve all grown to love in our current app. It’s available now.
You can see a preview of the new features on the Announcement page.
Here is our current roadmap of the changes.
* New means someone registering directly, not just visiting a v1 board link. New users that are invited to a V1 board will be still given access to V1 until the end of the V1 lifetime.
Yes - there is a free tier for small teams or those that only use the tool infrequently. The free offering has limits applied to the product usage.
Full details of all the plans are on our Pricing page.
You can run meetings with the great new features, templates and tools, but you’ll have a limit on the number of boards you can create, and the number of objects you can create in those boards.
Host - $25 per Host, per month
The Host plan is an individual license - perfect for a single project or a consultant. Pay for just the Hosts and everyone else joins your boards as a free guest.
Make Metro Retro your team's collaboration space with unlimited boards and data, advanced collaboration features, as well as more security and privacy options including Single Sign On.
Everything in the Team plan, but for those who have custom requirements and/or further security needs.
The Early Adopter plan gives your team all features and unlimited boards, plus VIP support. Early Adopters will get new features before everyone else, direct support from the founders, as well as helping shape our roadmap. This plan is only available to teams who join the Early Access program before the official v2 launch.
It takes a lot of time and effort to build and maintain a service like this. Unlike our competitors, many of whom have millions in venture capital behind them, we are entirely self funded and have zero external stakeholders.
This gives us great flexibility and a lot of freedom, but limits what we can afford to provide for free. We’ve run Metro Retro for three years without charging a cent. If the reduction in our free offering means that you have to stop using the service, we are sorry, and thank you for giving us a try.
Yeah, we will get to that eventually. It was really useful to have our main function in our name when establishing our early customer base. Now that we are broadening our scope to all team meetings & workshops, we'll revisit the name in the future.
If you'd like to talk to us, please use the support chat or email email@example.com.
We’re a small team of two people, so the first thing we want to do is to expand the team to help us build our roadmap. The best way you can help us is to start a subscription - take advantage of the Early Adopter plan!
If you want to support us and are unable to afford a full plan, or are a non-profit or charitable organization, please talk to us about your options.
If you want to help us even further - there’s a few things you can do:
To get started with v2, just create a free space!