For the past two years I've used a Moleskine pocket size day per page planner. While I love the portability, the page size has consistently proved to be just too small. I'm not going to do that to myself again.
|Moleskine pocket day per page|
My favorite size for a day per page planner/ diary is 12 x 17 cm, 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. This is the size of the Quo Vadis Textagenda and the Undercover UK day per page diary. I've tried the Textagenda but I really need times down the side of the page.
|Quo Vadis Textagenda format|
I like the Undercover UK diary, but it's not perfect. I wish the cover were softer to touch, the paper smoother (and white, ideally) and that there were maps.
But the Undercover UK is a definite contender because it's the perfect size (portable yet large page size) and I love the purple cover.
My real dilemma begins when I consider my Large Moleskine Star Wars day per page planner. I'm a huge Star Wars fan! The negatives are the book is large and heavy to carry around, the cover doesn't have a soft feel in my hands, and the paper isn't the greatest. But, it's Star Wars!! And, I'd never have to worry about running out of page space each day.
|Definitely wins points for coolness!|
To add to the conundrum, my mom arrives today and is bringing with her the Quo Vadis ABP1 day per page planner. I can hardly wait to check it out! It will have the super-smooth white Clairefontaine paper that I love, maps which I also love, and I ordered the Soho cover which is soft to touch. It should be lighter than the large Moleskine because it's a soft cover. But for the same size book, would I wish I were using the Star Wars one instead??
Quo Vadis does make the same layout in my Perfect Size, the ABP2. I ordered it and thought it would be the absolutely perfect planner for me, but it turned out to be a devastating Fail. Click here to read the heartbreaking details if you dare. I get more and more disappointed as that post goes along!
|Quo Vadis ABP2|
My favorite day per page planner I've ever used is this one, click here to read the details.
|My all-time favorite|
The only thing I've found that's close to this is the Aspinal A6 Italian leather diary, but it's out of my price range.
So my friends, I need your help! Should I use the cool but heavy Star Wars planner, the soft and smooth Quo Vadis ABP1, or the ok but not perfect Undercover UK? Or, do you have another suggestion for me? Please vote in the sidebar and add any comments here.
Thank you for your suggestions!!