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Monday, August 30, 2010

2011 Trinote updates

Those of you who were upset about the changes made to the 2009 Trinote will be VERY happy with the 2011 Trinote!  All the issues that users complained about have been fixed.  Thank you for listening to your customers, Quo Vadis!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this saga, you can read about it here in the Quo Vadis blog post about it, and also in the Trinote user reviews.  Some things people complained about included the too-dark lines on the daily columns, jumpy fonts, holidays taking up too much space in the too-small daily Priority boxes, and the Pay-Receive box was unnecessarily large.  I can definitely see why long-time users were upset with the changes.

But for the 2011 Trinote, all of these issues have been fixed.  The result is a sleek, streamlined look on the weekly pages that everyone will love (click on the photos to enlarge):

Here is a comparison between the 2010 and 2011 Trinotes, close up on the tops of the daily spaces.  At the top is the new 2011 version,  lying under the 2010 version.  You can see the 2011 version has smaller fonts, which gives more space in the daily Priority boxes.  Also the 2011 print is smaller, so holidays take up less space:

Here is a side by side of the Sunday spaces.  The smaller font means the Sunday spaces in 2011 (at right) are a little bit bigger:

The list boxes in the 2011 version no longer have words cluttering up the spaces.  A simple icon tells you what goes in each box (2010 at left, 2011 on right). You can also see that the large 2010 Pay-Receive box has been replaced in the 2011 Trinote by a large box for notes, and the $ box above it is smaller.

The lines are fainter in the 2011 Trinote (2011 on left, 2010 on right):

Also in the 2011 Trinote are the other features that I love so much like the Anno-Planner for the current year:
and the following year:

Detailed maps of all the continents:

An excellent time zones map:

A detailed international calling codes list:

Pages to record your financial totals:

Planning calendars for last-this-next year, and the removable address booklet:
You can buy the 2011 Trinote now on The Daily Planner and other websites, and in stores.

This Trinote was very generously sent to me by Karen at Exaclair, thank you so much Karen!  She even included the Soya cover that I love so much.  And, she also included a Rhodia Meeting Notebook which I will review soon!


  1. This is so gorgeous. I'm glad the issues have been resolved. I throughly enjoyed the planner Karen sent me last year. Trinote is one of my faves.

  2. Every single one of the chinks has been smoothed out simply and beautifully. My favorite changes are the bigger priority boxes (I wish I didn't need a space for more priorities, but alas I do. I love no words in the task area, as I would often white out the old words and change them. More room on Sunday! Yea - it is still a day too! I can't wait to get my refill!
    Susan Strasinger

  3. Poor typography is something that has always bugged me about the otherwise excellent QuoVadis planners.

    The type for the days of the week is still junk. The weight of the initial caps is jarringly different than the rest of the word, the kerning between the initial cap and the rest of the word is too loose, and the typeface itself is compressed-looking garbage.


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