Friday, October 2, 2015

Plannerisms planners next generation

Hi everyone, I'm working on the new version of the Plannerisms planners with a new publisher. I need your input on what type of daily columns you would prefer. (I apologize for the bad lighting in the photos! I couldn't get good light even after multiple attempts. Click images for a larger view.)

Below are the three options to choose from:

Option A: untimed, 6mm lines:

This is the original style of the Plannerisms daily columns. Lines are 6mm, untimed.


Option B: timed hourly, 6mm lines:

This is exactly the same, except that times have been added (hours only).



Option C: timed to the half hour, smaller lines:

In this version, the lines are narrower (4mm) and times are to the half hour. This gives more lines to write on in the days and in the lists/ notes area below, but you have to write smaller.


Which do you prefer? Please post a comment, and the majority of votes (here, on FB and Twitter etc.) will be the version I go with in future Plannerisms planners.

Thanks for your input everyone! I want to provide what the majority of Plannerisms users want.


31 comments:

  1. I prefer as they were - 6mm lines without hours. It's easy enough to add hours when I want them.

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    1. Thanks Chef L. My original intention with the untimed lines is that people could add times if they need to, or write in tasks without having to assign them to a particular time. It's flexible and can be used any way you need to at the moment, but I was wondering if people like times better. Thanks for your input!

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  2. Hi Laurie

    I like the lines without hours. The DREAM for me however would be a double-width 'to do' list down the side (i.e. the width of two columns for my rather complicated weekly list). I know this would create a problem for space however and it is much more of a change than you are suggesting. I do love your planner though and this would make it the most perfect ever! I especially love the big monthly views which are so useful, and the yearly goals, etc.

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    1. Hi Maroushine, thanks for the suggestion, that's interesting. Actually the lined area below the daily columns is intended for weekly lists (notice how the daily columns only go partway down the page). The blue column to the left of Monday is for daily goals, so you can check them off as you go across the days.

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  3. I like without the hours, but then again, I don't utilize a timed schedule. Would the shaded blue area before tasks and the bottom area for notes? Would it be possible to maybe negate the blue column and make the other three wider to accommodate tasks that can fit on one line?

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    1. If you don't have many tasks to list each week, you could use the blue area for tasks. This post shows examples of how I intended that blue column to be used: http://www.plannerisms.com/2012/11/how-to-use-plannerisms-planners-weekly.html

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  4. My vote is for the untimed ones - I always find ones with times don´t have the hours I need (which can change depending on the time of month). :-)

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  5. I would prefer option a however if the numbers are feint and not in your face then I'm not bothered if they are there or not... looking good so far... will this be an academic year ie 2016/17 or 2017?

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    1. Hi Deborah-Jane, at this stage I honestly don't know.

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  6. I vote untimed. I find timed hours in planners never match my day, especially if I am working late etc.

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  7. Definitely untimed! Very few days follow a predictable schedule...even we want want them to! :) The untimed version leaves space to write IN times, if needed...makes it much more flexible and customizable. Looks like a great product.

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  8. Hi Laurie, delighted you are publishing this again this year. I would find hourly times useful as otherwise I tend to insert big and messy appointments -- but to retain the blank sources left and bottom as they are v flexible.

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  9. I would vote for untimed - they're more flexible. Not everyone's work-day/scheduled day starts/stops at the same time (even within a week).

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  10. I vote for untimed; that way I can add a to-do list for the day on top without "ruining" the printed times. Also, is it possible to be hobonichi-esque and add "blocks" to (some of) the pages?

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  11. Option A! I generally use my planner for to-do lists more than for keeping track of timed appointments, etc.

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  12. Option A! I generally use my planner for to-do lists more than for keeping track of timed appointments, etc.

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  13. Thanks for your input everyone. The majority of people have requested untimed so that's what I'll go with. It's more flexible to use, and it's easy to write in whatever times you need. Thanks again! Keep an eye out here on Plannerisms for updates. :)

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  14. I concur with the untimed. Any other option limits the flexibility, and with your vast audience, flexibility is key. :)

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  15. Yay! So glad the vote went for untimed (original) as that is my preference, too. Thanks!

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  16. Yay! So glad the vote went for untimed (original) as that is my preference, too. Thanks!

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  17. Option A all the way! The news that Plannerism diaries wont be available for 2016 has truly ruined my day...do you know where I could find something similar (ie, with a vertical layout which is so hard to find)? At least until you find a new company-I hope this happens at the soonest!

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    1. lia I'm working with a new company now and there is a chance we'll have them out for 2016! I don't know yet, it depends on how long manufacturing etc takes. Meanwhile the Moleskine Dashboard planner and Passion Planner have similar layouts with vertical days and space under for lists, but they don't have the column before Monday for listing goals and daily intentions. Watch this space for more information on 2016 Plannerisms planners! I'll let you know as soon as I know anything. :)

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    2. Hi Laurie thanks for giving me some hope :-). I will certainly watch this space, please let us know soon.

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  18. Like the sound it will be untimed Laurie..

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  19. I too prefer untimed line BUT I prefer the narrower lines in option C.

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  20. hi Laurie, i like the untimed. but could you put back the 24 lines like the previous editions?

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