Monday, July 14, 2014

WeekDate 2015 Academic planners

The WeekDate 2014-2015 Academic planners are now shipping!

Huge thanks to WeekDate for sending me this planner to review! I LOVE the color. This cover style is called "Rise And Shine" and is in Radiant Orchid, which is the Pantone Color of the Year. Gorgeous!!

There are several other cover styles and colors to choose from including black "No App For That," peach with white dots "Pop Up" and turquoise and white "What Goes Around." You can see all the cover styles on their ordering page (click here).

The planners have a sturdy coil binding, and a clear plastic cover front and back to keep your planner protected all year. The book measures 8 1/2 inches tall and almost 6 1/2 inches wide (including the spiral binding). It is super slim and extremely light (only 180 g/ 6.4 ounces!) so it can easily go everywhere with you in your bag.

The WeekDate Academic planners have a unique format which allows you to write recurring events only once, and still be able to see them every week. Then if a scheduled event changes, you change it once and you're done! No rewriting, ever! You can see exactly how it works in their excellent video here.

This planner starts the first of August 2014 and goes all the way through September 6, 2015. This academic-year format is great for students, or parents of kids in school so you can plan the entire school year in one book.

Below you can see the WeekDate Academic planner open. The weekly layout has all seven days as full size vertical columns, with a column for lists and notes. Below the weekly pages is the area where you write recurring events. When you turn the weekly pages, the area below stays visible all the time. You can write class and afterschool schedules, carpool, work meetings, household routines, and anything else you don't want to forget every week.
To the far right is a fold-out area for permanent information for quick reference. Or you can put sticky notes here for your task lists and any other temporary information you need to keep visible.

This flap folds in to mark your current week. It has a handy calendar for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Below is a closer look at the weekly format. US holidays are printed on the day spaces. You write your recurring events in the spaces below, then each day you look up and down the column to see everything you need to do each day. Genius!

In the back of the book are monthly calendars for August 2014 through September 2015, with US holidays printed in the day spaces.

Also in the back of the book is a reference calendar for all of 2014:

And a reference calendar for all of 2015:

There are also several pages for notes.

This hugely convenient format simplifies the whole scheduling situation. No more double-booking weeks ahead because you haven't recopied all your weekly events that far in the future yet. No more changing events week after week because a time or day changed. You write everything once, and you're done!

WeekDate also makes January-December planners (in a slightly different format), dry-erase wall planners, and more, click here to see their entire product selection. You can see more at www.WeekDate.com.

Thanks again to WeekDate for giving me the opportunity to review this awesome planner!

4 comments:

  1. Fascinating format! In the bottom recurring area reinforced or protected in any way? I'm curious how it would hold up being shoved in and out of a bag when the bottom is more slender than the top.

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    1. The bottom section is actually the inside surface of the cover, which also has the clear protective cover over it, so it's very sturdy. :)

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    2. Thanks - there is a lot to like here. Not sure I can give up my ring bound at the moment, though. :D

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    3. If you are using an A5 or Classic size binder, it would be very easy to take the pages out of the spiral binding and punch them to fit. :)

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