Here is my collection of day per page planners that I have used in some way or another over the years.
Below are close-ups of these planners. Click on the links for the backstories!
Here are my Exacompta Daily Pocket planners. I used the green one for awhile in 2001 while I was traveling from Nepal to Paris and then around Scotland (my first trip there). It was great to travel with because it took up practically no space in my bag and weighs next to nothing.the one I used in 2009. It's great because it really is small enough to keep in my pocket so I was able to jot down things before I forgot when I was out on the playground, chasing my toddlers around the house, or anywhere.
Below are my pocket size daily Moleskine planners. I let my kids decorate them for me. The one on the left is from 2006 but I didn't use it much because I didn't like it nearly as much as the one I used in 2005, but couldn't get another of the same kind for that year.
I've been using this year's pretty consistently, and already have next year's version ready to go (far right).
My A6 day per page planners. I love this size. The brown faux suede one on the left is the planner I used the year my daughter was born. It's one of the only planners I've ever used every day for the entire year. In it I recorded all the events of my daughter's first year, and our move to Moscow. It lives in a fireproof box.
I used for awhile in 2009. The lilac one is my Letts Principal diary, and the red one is from Russia.
My Textagendas. I have a special place in my heart for Textagenda planners! The one on the left is the one I used in Nepal, the purple one is from France, and the pink one is from the UK.
Cavallini leather day per page planner and my DIARYYYYYY TWOOOOO THOOOOUUUSAAAAAAND:
Exacompta Journal 21. The other two are from Albania, and I used them while I was living there.
My large daily Moleskine planners that I use as journals:
I like using different sizes of day per page planners for different purposes. A5's are my favorite for using as journals but I find them too big/ heavy to carry everywhere with me as planners. I love the size of the Textagenda for lots of writing space in a portable book. A6 is probably my favorite size for a daily book because of the shape and size. It's big enough to capture details but small enough to go everywhere, even in my hand around the house. Pocket size planners are great for keeping in my pocket on those really scattered days when I need to write things down before I forget.
Do you use a day per page planner? What size do you prefer?