A new planner for the new year?

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I’ve asked this question before, but the new year has me wondering: did you change planner formats in 2012?

I’m still quite happy with the switch I made in 2011 to the Space 17, so I stuck with that for 2012. On the one hand, there’s the old saying — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. On the other hand, when it comes to planning, it seems there’s always room for improvement.

What did you decide?

5 thoughts on “A new planner for the new year?

  1. I know that I’ve whined on before about this but the Weekly Manager was discontinued in the UK this year, thus forcing a change of planner. I plumped for a Leuchtterm Large Weekly Planner this year but I gave that away to a friend yesterday; I just couldn’t get on with it. There was nothing wrong with the planner in terms of quality; it just didn’t suit my style.

    Instead, I ordered a Rhodia Weekly Planner (large) from a UK retailer that has managed to get a shipment imported from the US. It was a bit of a gamble buying this almost sight-unseen, but it arrived at the weekend and I’m really glad that I decided to take a chance. It’s great and I love it. The usual Clairefontaine standard and all the usual Orange and Black goodness. I’m really happy that I managed to get one and I knew as soon as I opened it I’d made the right choice.

    Now to work on Clairefontaine France to get them to release a European version of this planner for 2013.

    (For the UK readers of this estimable blog, the planners can be found at:
    but it’s first come, first served).

    BTW, I have no commercial relationship with Bureau Direct, other than being a customer. I’m just happy with the planner and their service.

  2. I used the Space 24 for 2009 and just loved it. For 2010, I thought that I needed even more room for Notes so I tried the Note 27. It was a wonderful planner, but just too big to be workable for me plus it just felt “too nice” to write in as much as I like to write. I gave it to a friend in the fall, to use when she started school. It was perfect for her, and she liked it so much that she bought one for herself for 2012. I went back to my Space 24 for 2012 and it feels just right. I will most probably stick with it indefinitely unless a new one comes out with all its features and more. I bought a new package of the Uni-Ball 207 pens in different colors, and love having a colorful planner full of notes.

  3. I switched to the ABP-1 from the Journal 21. It’s easier to scan down the page for the day and spots the appointments, yet I still have a nearly full page to write notes, plus the space at the bottom to flag major events.

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