“I purchased a Trinote planner,” a QV customer wrote, “and for the most part, I am happy; however, it does not have a month-at-a-glance. I like the space for notes after each day, and I like the hours through 9:00 pm. I am a psychotherapist and need the daily hours to list all my appointments; however, I also use my planner for meetings, case consultations, and for personal use, so a monthly calendar would be nice to have as well. What would you suggest for a refill? I hate to throw this one out but it really does not provide all that I need.”
Unfortunately for this Trinote user, we do not have any plans to add monthly pages. It will make the book too large for the refillable cover; and make it more expensive as well because of extra pages and printing.
As a stopgap measure I would suggest that she either get a Monthly 4 refill–which is the same size as the Trinote–and stick it between the back cover and the book and hold it inside with an elastic band. I would be happy to send her one of our new bookmarks to keep it in place.
Another possibility would be to buy a pocket-size Visoplan or Exaplan refill and tuck them in an inside cover flap. I have done that myself when I needed a monthly overview to back up my weekly planner.
My suggestion for 2011 would be to purchase a Visual or Space 24 instead of a Trinote, or, sad to say, find another brand that better meets your needs. The Visual and the Space 24 both have built in monthly planning pages.
Your suggestions for Quo Vadis and any other DIY solutions would be welcome.