Here are a bunch of planners that people have suggested I try or that I've found myself, but have never gotten around to ordering them up. They all look really good and some of these have incredibly innovative formats.
I've had a bunch of people ask me for planner recommendations lately, and although I can only give advice on planners I've used myself, I thought I'd throw these out there as some possibilities. Please click through the links to see the products.
Redstar Ink makes a cool-looking planner that comes in calendar year, academic year and undated formats. It's a weekly view with all 7 days as full-size spaces and the 8th space for lists. It also has month per page calendars with the opposite page lined for that month's lists and notes. They also have other calendar products that look really good.
A similar concept is the Bob's Your Uncle 8 Days a Week planner, which has columns for all 7 days and the 8th column for Someday. It's undated so you can start it any time, and comes in Desk or Mini sizes or as a tear-off pad. They also have an undated wall planner that shows the entire year at once, and is color-coded to the seasons.
Another planner I've never tried but looks very organized is the A4 Architects and Designers Planner. I'm sorry I forget who recommended this to me, but thank you for the suggestion! I'm still keeping this in mind for 2012. This planner has daily columns and space for notes, and comes in red, black or silver covers.
Rori recently asked me if I've used the BizziMom planner, and the answer is no but I've looked at it online before. It has a brilliant format of huge monthly calendars that fold into a normal size book. This is a great option for anyone who needs a monthly overview with lots of space to write, but still needs to carry the planner in your bag.
Rori, and several other people, have recommended I try a Planner Pad although I've never taken the plunge (and I'm not sure why). Rori did an excellent review of it, click here to see.
Beth asked me recently if I've tried MyAgenda or MomAgenda planners. This is another planner I've looked at several times online but have never made a purchase. These planners have a weekly grid format to help you keep track of multiple people at once (like kids and spouse) or track things like exercise, meal planning, or any other categories you'd like to create.
Here's a planner that looks really great: The Woman's Planner has simultaneous weekly and monthly views that turn independently (similar to the Rabbit planner I reviewed awhile back). It also has pages to track your budget, appliances, savings goals, wish lists, notes and a pocket to hold papers. Click the link above and scroll down their page for all the details of the features and to see photos. I'm really tempted to try this one!
Another amazing format is the Laurel Denise planner, which shows weekly pages alongside the monthly view. These planners are currently sold out, but I wonder if she'll make them again for 2012?
Have you tried any of these planners? If so please post a comment and tell us about it!
Do you know of any other 'off the beaten path" planners I haven't mentioned? Please share!