For the love of paper planning
If the Filofax US reps are still reading our comments . . . when will we see the rest of the 2011 line up on the US site? What about the gray Malden? And I vaguely remember something about the City Dweller and Travel Diary packs coming stateside this summer . . . any news on that front?
Was too late for the FFAF, so I'm here sharing my love for the Malden with dpp plus month tabbed system. Finally a system that works for me. I'm still tempted to use the wo1p with it, so I can see the week view. We'll see. The Malden is superful already. Also, hole punch love. Bought one for 15 euros which works for pocket, personal AND A5. Only the philofaxy crowd will understand my happiness.
Just wanted to say. I love my Filofaxes! :-)
@ CP - me too :o)I just bought Domino mini - it`s sooooooo cute. Also manage to get Domino pocket for bargain from ebay.Very happy filofax week for me :o)
@ femke - I'd be interested to know which hole punch you bought - sounds ideal if it services all sizes.I'm still an unhappy bunny as I keep swapping between A4 and A5. The personal is just too small (although portable). I still use my pocket to carry around for overview diary and notes, but I want a bigger 'planner' for daily use and managing my work and everything I like to have to hand.This means that I will most probably now sell my personal binders - I have a Personal Panama in Pearl (very pretty as it shimmers and has gold rings etc) which I love to 'stroke' (only fellow philofaxy people will understand this). I also have a glamorous Deco in Ivory which is still in it's box (I was unsure if I would use it so I have kept it pristine in case I decided to sell). I'm just coming to realise that although it is nice to own these things, I just don't need them and I have too much 'stuff' anyway. I would still have my red classic leather A4, my snake bronze domino in A5 and my black leather Amazona in A5. (Not to mention my Special Edition pocket). Also have a pocket Amazona in cream which I am debating what to do with! So I have plenty of filofax toys to play with still! No wonder I can't make up my mind!
@ Allison: I bought the same one Jotje has (photo is from her flickr). http://www.flickr.com/photos/50053159@N02/4818068638/Very sturdy!
@Femke...talk to me about your day per page with month tabbed system?? Are these Filofax inserts??I am currently using Franklin Covey inserts in order to get the monthly tabbed feature in my Malden...Please enlighten me ; )
@Yvotchka: I use these: http://www.filofax.de/store/diaryrefillsdetails.asp?productId=2521 from the German Filofax site. I know they're not available everywhere, which sucks. I find them better than the month tabs Filofax UK has (which are just the names of the months).
Did you know that filofax.co.uk has gone live today with all the Flex by Filofax items? That is except the diaries which are all shown as "out of stock"?
@Yvotchka- Butting in- I'm not using Filo tabbed months, but I found Day Timer tabbed months that I've been using and love them! They sound a lot like your montlies: full to-do sheet before the month, full month on two pages w/ action list and notes, and notes and memos on the back. I got them at Office Depot in store but here is the link!http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/494349/Day-Timer-50percent-Recycled-Simply-Stated/
Thank you @Femke & @J...you are right J, those are extremely similar to my FC inserts. I think next year I will try DayTimer since they are the same width as FF pages.
@femke- I was going to ask about your inserts. Yvotchka - I am using these monthly tabbed (personal size) http://www.filofaxusa.com/store/diaryrefillsdetails.asp?productId=2382 I like them because it also sort of gives you a week view. I find the monthly calendars with the little squares for the days don't give me enough room. It just took a little getting used to seeing the different layout.I am using the day per page FF inserts and have the pages bracketed between the two pages of the "month on two pages". I should get a pic of it sometime.
I think the city dwellers and travel diary and family inserts are going to be removed soon, they haven't been very successful here in the UK, and they are no longer in the catalogue
@femke - I sort of derailed my train of thought in my last comment but I was going to ask: What sort of refill/insert is that with the pink ink, http://www.flickr.com/photos/femkepemke/5342443419/in/set-72157624948785860 (I stalked your flickr set).
does anyone have any posts/tips on colour coding? do you use highlighter? Different colour ink? I use both, but don't really have a system. I just like a lot of colour on my pages.
@terriknits, see the comments on this post:http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2011/06/multi-pens-for-your-filofax.htmlI and a few other people gave some details on how we use different colors of pen to code for different things.Basically it's classification and whatever ink color catches your eye. ;)
@terriknits unfortunately, its from a Dutch shop, called Hema! I bought them last year, but dont use them any longer (& threw them away, otherwise i couldve send them to you!). I dont think they're available any longer.
I become desperate.I have used so long the personal size. But somehow the Filofax stayed home more often because it is simply too big/large. Finally, it only came with to university. Now I bought a pocket and I've it always with me since I've bought. But the "test" I made last year too and I was back to personal.What size do you have always with you? Do you have several sizes? A size for "on the go", one for home?
@femke - I was just curious as it was something I've never seen before! It's interesting to see different formats/styles available in different parts of the world.@Julia - I switched from a Desk size DayTimer to a Personal Filofax and am loving the size. I do more often than not take it with me in my bag, but if I'm not taking it, I have a small notebook and always have my BlackBerry that has my calendar and contacts. But I am still looking at a mini or pocket FF to throw in my bag.
Thanks for your answer!For you is personal also too big to have it everytime with you. I have thought I'm the only one who think its to big ;)
@Julia - no, actually it's the perfect size for me. I have a large bag, so usually I do take it with me. If I'm just dashing out to get some groceries or something, one or two stops, I may leave it at home and just have my small notebook with my shopping list in it.