This is the European version of this diary which is printed in six languages.
Textagenda and Notor). And it has the super-smooth white Quo Vadis paper that I love. Click on photos to enlarge.
At the bottom of the page there's a space for reminders, and month calendars.
Some other features of this diary:
The personal information page is multi-language.
The lines are tiny. I measure the ruling at 3.5 mm.
But during the process of taking these photos I did discover something that does really bother me. The book doesn't stay open on its own, which is unlike every other Quo Vadis planner I've ever used. I was extremely disappointed to discover this because part of the joy of a Quo Vadis, besides the glorious paper, is the book stays open on its own for easy writing and reference.
So to figure out why, I compared it to my Quo Vadis Textagenda which is the exact same size and has the same paper. Below I have compared the bindings and you can see the difference.
|Textagenda stays open on its own. Binding is flexible.|
|ABP2 must be held flat. Binding is not flexible.|
|ABP2 when it's not being held open.|
This really bothers me a lot. I don't think the book will stay open on its own even with training because of the way it's bound. I guess I'll have to hold it open with a binder clip or something. This makes me really sad because I was SO excited about this planner and thought it would be The One for 2013! But the not staying open is a huge disappointment.
So I ordered up the Quo Vadis ABP1, which has the same column + notes daily format but is 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches instead. The lines will be larger, and I'm hoping it stays open on its own. As far as I know the ABP1 is only available in the US, so I had it sent to my mom who is coming to visit me soon so she will bring it with her. I don't know how I'll feel about the larger book, usually that size is too large and heavy for me to carry around but I'm hoping the soft cover will make it light enough. We'll see.
I might still use this book, because the size is perfect. If I can get around the lack of flatability I think I'd love this planner.
I ordered this planner from Quo Vadis UK and the shipping was super-fast.
Dang it! Just when I thought I'd found The One, it doesn't stay open! The search continues...