Josh's recent video on his Franklin Covey planner (and how he doesn't like how it looks or feels) made me think about something I think about often when it comes to planners: form vs. function.
If the form (appearance and style) is not pleasing to us, we are much less likely to use the planner no matter how well it functions. (And I'm not using the royal We here, I know I'm not the only one who feels this way, right?)
And the reverse is true too: if a planner is beautiful and very pleasing to use, we will enjoy using it even if it doesn't function perfectly well for us.
In the case of Josh, he didn't care for the form (the appearance and the feel of the binder), but it worked so well for him he put up with it (while still searching for an alternative). And he used the planner less than he would have if he'd been using a planner he loved. It goes to show that even if something is highly functional, we can still feel dissatisfied with it if we don't enjoy using it.
Which is more important to you, form or function? Have you had a planner that worked well for you but you just didn't like it? Or have you had a planner you loved even if it didn't work perfectly for you?
And as always on Fridays feel free to discuss and/ or ask anything planner-related!