Thursday, June 17, 2010
Moleskine 2011 large Daily and Vertical Weekly planners
As you can see in the above photo, the packaging for the planners is new this year. The different formats each have a different color on the label, which makes it much easier to make sure you're getting the format you intend to.
Here is the inside of the Daily, in case you haven't seen inside one of these before:
The daily planners, like all the 2011 Moleskine planners, have the monthly calendars like this:
I really like the month calendars this way! Seeing two months at a time really helps me plan ahead. And I like the space at the bottom of the pages for that month's goals, reminders, or notes.
The monthly calendars take up all the pages that used to be dedicated to the current and future year's monthly columns. As a result, there are no longer monthly planning pages for the future year. However, there are still overview calendars of the current and future year to help with planning:
In my opinion, losing the future year's planning pages is a small price to pay to have this excellent monthly layout.
Here is the Vertical Weekly planner:
This is a format I've used before in other brands but not in a Moleskine. I like that there are no lines drawn to delineate the daily columns. I don't particularly like the big gap between 13:00 and 14:00 on the weekdays. But, what I intend to use this planner for is a modified week + notes format where I use the top portion of the day columns as my days, and the space under that gap for the week's lists and notes. Not having vertical lines drawn for the columns will make it easy to write across that space as I need to. Unfortunately I have to wait until January before I know if this method will work for me or not!!!
The Vertical Weekly also has the monthly calendars I love:
I've used the Moleskine 18 month weekly notebook, but this is my first Moleskine 12 month weekly planner. It is so amazingly slim. It's slimmer than a Moleskine ruled notebook. It's a very streamlined book.
In both of these planners the same usual Moleskine features apply: international holidays and dialing information, time zones map, travel planning pages, pocket in the back etc. Let me just say: I know some people are picky about the Moleskine paper, but I love it.
You can find these planners on Amazon:
Moleskine 2011 12 Month Daily Planner: Black Hard Cover Large (Moleskine Srl)
Moleskine 2011 12 Month Weekly Planner Vertical: Black Hard Cover Large (Moleskine Srl)
Is anyone else chomping at the bit for next year's planners already?? Or is it just me?