Monday, March 10, 2014

Qimmis Filofax-compatible inserts

I first heard of Qimmis from Steve's review on Philofaxy and Janet's review on This Bug's Life. I decided to head over to Qimmis.com and take a look. Wow!

The first thing that struck me was the amount of choice offered. Not only can you choose which diary format you want, you can choose which month it starts in, and if you want 3, 6 or 12 months. You can choose Filofax-compatible sizes and hole configurations, US 7-ring configuration, or Swedish 4-ring. And there are several decorated styles to choose from, or plain. You can also choose your language and country holidays.

I bought these inserts from the Qimmis website, Qimmis.com. I don't know if these are available anywhere else. Qimmis is located in Sweden, and all prices are in Swedish Kronor which you can convert to your currency via XE.com or similar conversion site. These inserts took about 10 days to reach me here in the UK.

I noticed their WeekVertical inserts and thought that would be a good Filofax version of my Plannerisms planner weekly layout, vertical days with space below for lists and notes. So I got some in Personal size, English with UK holidays. (Click on any of the photos for a larger view.)
You'll notice the times in the daily columns only go to 4pm, which is not late enough for US and UK work hours. I don't know if they can customize the pages and change the times for you, but it's worth contacting them to ask.

Then I thought I'd like to have some WeekAndNote inserts, for those weeks when I have lots of tasks and not many appointments.

Then I thought I'd get some monthly pages too (which are located under Extra), with US holidays this time so I can know the UK and US holidays. Interestingly, the months do not have lines to create day boxes! It is completely open with just the date numbers and holidays.
The paper is very smooth, and very white, just the way I like it! I really like the clean, uncluttered design of these pages.

I chose all of these inserts to last 12 months, and all in the Vanilla style for maximum writing space on the page. Below is the Year Overview Foldout (which is under Extra) in the Peony style. I realize now it would be easy to see writing over the decorations, and I wish I'd gotten the Peony style in my diary pages. Oh well, next year!
I saw another review online, unfortunately I can't remember where, and the person said you could order 3 months worth of different decorations so the images change every three months! I think that's a great idea, and I may try that next time.

There are also lots of other Extra pages to choose from, and other diary formats too.

Please note I am not affiliated with Qimmis in any way and did not receive any compensation for this post. I'm just a happy customer. :)

3 comments:

  1. I think that was my review, I said I'd like to order three months in each pattern so it would feel like a new diary each quarter. I agree the paper is nice and smooth and the peony design is very pretty.

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  2. I'm definitely thinking about getting these for next year, especially if Organized Mum discontinues their range. Quick question - did you measure how wide each column is? My only fear with these is squishing in all my writing!

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    1. Hi J! Each column is 2.5 cm wide, which is literally just a hair under 1 inch. The ruling is tiny, I measure it at 3.5 mm.

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