Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Create achievable goals for 2017!

If you are looking to get your life together in 2017 and make changes big or small, the Plannerisms planner can help you every step of the way. It is designed to help you set and track annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals.


The weekly pages help you work your goals into your daily schedule, and let you track your progress. (For tips on how to use the weekly pages, click here.)

There are pages to write your annual goals, break them down into quarterly goals, do mid-year and annual reviews, write your monthly goals and reviews, and more.


 

The pages are not prescribed, there is no set way to use them. The flexible formats allow you to use your Plannerisms planner in the way that works best for you. You can even use it differently week to week if you like.


For more info and photos of the Plannerisms planner, click here.

For ordering info, click here.

For tips on how to use your weekly pages, goals pages, and review pages in your Plannerisms planner, click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Moleskine Spring 2017 catalog with 2018 planners!

I've been looking online hopefully for weeks for the Moleskine Spring 2017 catalog, and finally it's out! You can see it here.

Note: I am not affiliated with Moleskine in any way so if you have any questions about their products or availability you'll have to talk to them.

Every year I go digging for the new catalog to see what Moleskine is coming out with next. For the past several years their planner selection has been decreasing, and this year seems to be no different in that regard. But I'll get to planners in a minute.

This catalog is called What's New, so their standard products like the large hardcover notebooks are not here. I'm assuming those are still available since they are the backbone of their brand.

UPDATE: I found the full product catalog here, and I can confirm the standard notebooks, pens and pencils, accessories etc. are still there. 

Some items are listed as Spring Launch and others are Summer Launch.

Let's go through the catalog together, shall we?

First of all, the "Naturally Smart" storyline for 2017? Eh? Discuss.

Notebooks:

Extra Large classic hardcover notebooks in new colors, with blank, lined, grid or dotted pages. Yay!

Soft cover notebooks in new colors (only red or blue) again with blank, lined, grid or dotted pages.

Blend collection in large lined only. They did a similar fabric hardcover a year or two ago.

Ok here we go: Planners!

18 month weekly notebook hardcover in black, elm green, red, berry rose, blue or yellow. (No purple! WAAAAAHHH!) Soft cover in black or red, horizontal week on 2 pages layout in black.

Then there's something called the 18 month Daily planner. In their little chart on the page before it says it has a page for every day, but in this section it says it has only 208 pages, so one of those has to be wrong. Seems like a page for every day for 18 months would result in a massive book! I'm curious to see what this actually is when the products are released.

Ok moving on: 12 month classic planners.

Daily in hard or soft covers, and a return of the daily desk calendar which was discontinued for a few years.

12 month weekly notebooks in hard or soft covers, and 12 month week on 2 pages.

12 month vertical in pocket and large sizes, and the 12 month monthly notebooks are back (yay!).

The Pro Planners selection seems severely reduced. Gone are the Action Planner, the Taskmaster, the Dashboard planner, and several others. This only lists Weekly Vertical in Large, Extra Large and A4 sizes.

Ok here's what I really came to see: the Limited Edition planners: Star Wars, Peanuts and Alice in Wonderland. HOORAY STAR WARS PLANNERS ARE BACK!!!!!! I collect these and I was really peeved there were no Star Wars planners for 2017, so I'm poised and ready to throw my money at Moleskine for Star Wars planners yet again. Here we go:

The Star Wars covers are really cool looking, looks like the designs are like stars/ constellations. I really like it! The 18 month planners have the Star Wars logo, the pocket size daily planner is BB-8, Large daily is a Stormtrooper, pocket 12 month weekly is Rey, and 12 month large is Darth Vader! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, MOLESKINE!!!!

Peanuts and Alice in Wonderland covers in 18 and 12 months. I personally am not a fan of these designs but they must be popular because they've been going for years now.

Limited edition notebooks: Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Keith Haring and Minions. Seems like a fairly random selection of themes. I want X-Men notebooks!!!!

Cahier journals in Pocket to XXL sizes, a new Paper Tablet, and wow pages and pages of bags.

So obviously I'm psyched about the Star Wars planners, but I have to admit that's pretty much all I see here that I'm really excited about. I don't particularly like any of the new notebook colors. But you never know what they'll come out with as the year goes on. For example I snapped up the Harry Potter notebooks that came out recently! Maybe I'll get my X-Men wish!

What do you like in the new Moleskine catalog?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2017 Plannerisms planners update: Still a few left!



There are still a few 2017 Plannerisms planners left! Click here for ordering info.

If you are not familiar with the Plannerisms planners, you can read all about them here. Short version: they are designed to help you set and track your annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals by giving you space to write them down throughout the year and in your weekly pages. This keeps your goals visible all the time, and helps you work them into your daily schedule. You can read more specifics on how to use the Weekly pages, the Goals pages and the Review pages in your Plannerisms planners here.

There will be no more Plannerisms planners printed for 2017, so once this batch is gone, they are gone for the year! So don't wait.

The Plannnerisms planners are great for students, parents, people striving for a work/ life balance, and anyone who is looking for ways to be more effective with their time. They also make a great gift for that person in your life who wants to get organized and reach their goals!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Agendio customizable planners updates

You may remember my post about this time last year reviewing the Agendio planner I made (and in case you don't here it is).  Please read that post and the associated intro post for an overview of how Agendio works so I don't have to repeat it all here!

Agendio.com came out last year as a way to fully customize your planner: choose the size, layout, fonts, colors, which holidays and dates to include, etc. You can also enter your own events and dates like birthdays and anniversaries, recurring daily, weekly, monthly or annual events, etc. And on the weekly pages there are spaces you can label and customize to your needs like work, personal, exercise, the names of each of your kids, etc.


You choose pretty much everything about your planner. You can choose which day your weeks start on. So for example if you work shifts and your work week starts on Wednesday, you can start your weeks with Wednesday! And you can choose your times for your days. So for example if you want your days to be timed 2pm to 11pm, you can do that!

The website has been a huge hit this year as people have discovered how easy and awesome it is to create a planner customized to your exact needs.

Now, Agendio has added even more options!

Here's a really big deal: they now have Daily planners where you can choose just daily pages, monthly + daily, or weekly + daily! How great to have weekly or monthly pages for the overview, plus daily pages for the details! And of course the daily pages are fully customizable too.

Here's another really big deal: you can choose and customize additional pages! They have templates for Budget, Contacts, Music pages, Meal planning pages, future month planning pages, dot grid, lined, plain or squared pages. You can customize fields to fit your needs, add titles, etc. You also choose where in your book you want these pages: in the front or back of the book, and in which order.

Here is a screen shot of the Extra Pages customizer. You choose your pages, label the fields, and place the pages in your book where you want them to go.


And you can add tabbed dividers! You can put the dividers at your monthly pages, and in sections to divide your added pages, and add custom labels to the tabs.


So for example you can have a Finances section with Budget forms, dot grid pages, and lined pages with titles. Or you can have a Holiday planning section with lists for cards and gifts, and a budget page for expenses.

Here is a screen shot of the tabs customizer page:


You label the tabs yourself, and put them with whichever of your extra pages you choose.

**Update: Agendio outsourced the tabs and were not completely satisfied with the quality, so they have taken the tabs option offline until they are able to do the tabs themselves in-house, hopefully later this year.

Daily pages and extra pages are made possible by another new feature: spiral binding! The spiral binding allows the book to have as many pages as you need.


There are also new cover options including lots of designs that you can customize by choosing the color and adding your name, year, or short phrase.


Another new feature: weekly and monthly pages are printed on new, thicker 105 gsm paper so you can use any pen you like.

You can choose the fonts and print colors, and can even choose a different print color for every month!


Another great option is black and white printing at a lower price point for folks who want an Agendio but want to save some money.

There are also new accessories, including elastics to hold your book shut.


Agendio also makes ring binder pages for Filofax, Daytimer and Franklin planners. You choose the brand and size to fit, then customize your pages.


I have a new Agendio planner on its way to me, and of course I will review it here on Plannerisms when it arrives!

All images and screen shots from Agendio, used with permission.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2017 'Dear Me' Combined Diary, Planner & Notebook by Steve

I was sent this diary to review after ''Journals of a Lifetime' had revised the interior design of the pages. So thank you to Helen and the team at 'Journals of a Lifetime' for this sample. 

The Bullet Diary is a hard back covered diary of some 230 pages in total. It is slightly bigger than A5 at 230mm by 165mm so ideally suited as a desk diary. 



The start of the diary has some lined space may be to write down your thoughts and ideas at the beginning of the year.


There is an index page which will make finding the months easier, the pages are numbered as well. On the left hand page there is space for you to record an index to key events etc during the year.


There is a Year at a Glance to help you quickly check dates. May be use a colour coding scheme to shade in key dates and holidays etc.


Then there is a monthly future planner, again useful for jotting down slightly more details about future events and commitments.


Then at the start of each month there is a month on one page calendar which you can use as you wish.


We then get to the week view diary pages which is nicely divided in to tines, activities, daily goals, weekly goals etc. There is also a quote for each week. A space to tabulate the symbols you have used against your activities in true bullet journal style.


After each week there is a double page lined section which you can use for notes, may be as a journal or what ever you wish for planning or journalling about the past or the next week.


Journals of a Lifetime do a wide range of specialist diaries and notebooks, check out their website for full details.

And thank you to Laurie for letting me post this review.