Like CharlieB and others, I use differently sized notebooks for different kinds of writing (though I prefer a more eclectic assortment of Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Habana, and whatever else is around). And while I don’t like writing in anything smaller than 4 x 6 inches, I love the tiny staplebound Clairefontaine 3 x 4 notebooksespecially when I don’t feel like carrying a big handbag and I still want to have something to write on.
When it comes to planners, though, my needs are dictated mostly by considerations of portability and schedule. I don’t usually have a ton of meetings on any given day, and I keep track of phone appointments on my Outlook calendar since I’m absolutely dependent on their automatic reminders when I’m at my desk. So the Sapa X is perfect for me, and it doesn’t take up a lot of room in my bag, either.
Nonetheless, we’ve definitely gotten emails from customers who say they select their planner format because they prefer to write on a specific size. Some of them are very particularone guy even told us that the best size for a planner was around 5 x 7 inches, in his opinion.
So how about it? What size is your ideal calendar? Do you select a bigger or smaller size because it’s what you prefer to write on, or because it’s what fits your schedule?