Of 144 voters (each person was able to choose all answers that apply):
Creative outlet (art/ writing etc.)
My job/ school doesn't let me use electronic devices
The visual and/ or tactile aspect of the book/ paper
Technology just isn't my thing
I remember things better when I write them down
I found it fascinating that more people use a paper planner for the visual and tactile aspects of the book than any other reason. It makes sense, after all there's probably some device that would technically be more efficient, but the point of using a paper planner is the physical aspect of the book, turning the pages, the feeling of the paper on your hand as you write.
I was also surprised more people don't use a paper planner as a creative outlet. Maybe most people use a notebook for that? I like the idea of doing art or writing in a planner since it goes everywhere with you.
I found it very interesting that most people aren't using a paper planner because they are technophobes. Only 6% replied that technology isn't their thing.
I definitely identify with the folks who remember things better when you write them down. I definitely do, and typing things into a device does not have the same effect.
For me a big reason why I keep a paper planner is record-keeping. I still have my planners from previous jobs with all my contacts, records of trainings I attended, and everything I did. If I'd only kept that information on my computer at work, I wouldn't have any of it now.
Did I miss anything? Do you keep a paper planner for reasons other than those listed above?