The Quo Vadis Daily 17 has the same dimensions as the Quo Vadis Textagenda but in a traditional daily format. (Click on photos for a larger view.)
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Recently I received an email from Quo Vadis UK, who had noticed my blog and very generously offered to send me a product to review. I was thrilled! I absolutely love Quo Vadis planners. I was interested in this planner in particular because I love the Textagenda size, but prefer a traditional diary layout. I even referenced this planner in my post on 12 x 17 cm planners saying how excited I was about it. But soon after, worry crept in. I was afraid the ruling of the lines would be too narrow like on the ABP2 I bought last year, or worse that it wouldn't stay open like that planner. I hesitated to buy it. So when QV UK offered me a sample to review, I was very glad to try this planner out.
Let me take you for a walk through this book to show you all the excellent features!
First of all, the Habana cover is gorgeous. It's so nice to touch, and is firm yet flexible. On the Daily 17 it is available in black, red, or this beautiful lilac! I like the elastic strap to keep it closed in my bag.
I've gone on and on before about what a perfect size this book is. It really is a great combination of portability and writing space. It's so nice to hold in your hands and fits so easily in a bag.
The first page has information in English and French on Quo Vadis's environmental policies. While we're here let me point out the paper is wonderful, as all Quo Vadis paper is. The paper in this particular planner is ivory, 60 gsm, super smooth and acid free.
Next is a page to note school holidays and personal information in multiple languages.
Next is a feature I love in Quo Vadis planners: the Anno Planner showing the entire year at a glance.
Next are month as column calendars that give you more space to note events.
Here is the daily layout, in six languages. There is space for the day's priority, and timed lines from 8 am to 9 pm with a few lines beyond that. Also you can see there is a ribbon placemarker and tear-off corners so you can choose how to mark your daily page.
My worries about the ruling were unfounded: I measure the ruling at 4.5 mm, which is very writable. There are 29 lines per page, so there is lots of writing space each day.
After the daily pages there is an Anno Planner for the following year, for forward planning.
Then there are pages with international telephone codes and international holidays.
There is an excellent page of conversions, then come the maps!
I love maps in planners! There are excellent maps of European countries,
Inside the back cover I was thrilled to find a pocket and a Notes booklet!
This Notes booklet has the same wonderful paper as the planner, and each page is microperforated so you can tear out pages for notes or remove pages that are no longer relevant.
Here is a comparison of the Textagenda's daily page on the left and the Daily 17 page on the right so you can compare the formats.
The books are the exact same size.
Below you can see the two-page spread comparison of the Textagenda on top and the Daily 17 on the bottom.
If you've seen my video on my ongoing day per page planner saga, you'll know that I've been looking for a planner exactly like this! So many daily planners are either pocket (too small) or A5 (too big). I'm very happy to have this Daily 17 for 2014!
The Daily 17 is a wonderful addition to the Quo Vadis lineup and is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a portable daily planner with plenty of writing space in a traditional diary format.
Many huge thanks to Quo Vadis UK for sending me this planner as a sample to review!