24 January 2012

Free For All Tuesday No 51

It is Tuesday, so fire away with any Filofax related questions you have... and hopefully there will be more answers than questions!

16 comments:

  1. Just implemented the GTD paper planner system over the weekend. I must say that the daily chore of transferring the notes/in tray into the various other sections is a rather pleasnt task! Makes me feel very in control of my life. I think this might actually work for me, with the caveat that I need to assign myself todo tasks in a more structured way. Its fun to try new systems! Anyone else trying anything new this week?

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  2. Yes, I have taken delivery of my day-timer inserts and spent the evening yesterday transferring all my appointments etc. Really love them and am looking forward to using them. My one diary is in this personal binder.

    The other new thing I am trying is a deskfax for workplace planning. Awaiting some more inserts (woefully inadequate range on UK sites - I wonder why Italy has such a full range?).

    I am also starting one todo list and bringing forward things to do today each day and listing in the planner - something I read recently in a book. I find GTD a little too much overhead at the moment - but that doesn't mean I won't go back to it at some point!

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  3. Bye the way I was waiting with anticipation the Temperely binders, but yesterdays announcement and price point gave me a shock. I just don't think I could justify spending that much! I guess they are aiming it the very high end market.

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  4. @Alison Reeves - where have you seen the Alice Temperley binder? Has it already been launched?

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  5. @Saffy In one month - but there was an article published which gave prices - I picked it up from the Philofaxy twitter feed. Try this: http://goo.gl/1S268

    As a general note can I just give a hand of applause to City Organiser in London - I've just received my Deskfax inserts and as always they posted first class the day of ordering and package came the next day: http://www.cityorganiser.co.uk/

    Not their fault, but I wish they stocked more of the deskfax inserts notably the plain or 1-6 numbered dividers.

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  6. I'm not sure that the price tag means the Temperley is aimed at the high end of the market, just that part where the money is merely a number. I hope that there is something unique and wonderful about the product, otherwise it will impact negatively upon the image of Faxes in general.

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  7. Thanks Alison. I agree, way too expensive even if they offered it at half price in a year or so.

    Many of us justified a Deco at half price but I imagine very few being able to do the same for the Temperley.

    I can't wait to see what they come up with though.

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  8. Couldn't afford a Filofax during their heyday in the 90s, though I truly wanted one and then started using electronic tools for organizer data.

    However, I had a recent brainstorm the other day, that I really needed a paper back-up for critical information and found a lovely second-hand filofax on ebay. My Filofax Personal York arrived yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased.

    I get the "cult of filofax" now :)

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  9. Ah, the Temperley being launched for London Fashion Week, that would explain the price tag. You can't have posh designers and their pals buying special Temperley designed filofaxes if other 'normal' people will be able to buy them too - ha ha ha!!!

    Such a shame though. I don't see how the price tag for these can be justified (unless Alice Temperley has designed inserts after looking at all the ideas and wishlists on Philofaxy!!!)

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  10. What sort of system do you all use to store your pages? I bought the FF storage book for Personal size and it's disappointing - $15 for a cruddy little bit of plastic and metal. And the tabbed pages stick out. And it's small. I don't carry all my pages at once in my FF so I don't think they will all fit at the end of the year in the FF storage. The DayTimer storage looks larger AND it has a slipcase in which to insert the binder. I might try them out. DayTimer has high-quality pages (at least, in the original style). Maybe storage will be just as high-quality?

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  11. @Nancy

    The Franklin Covey Compact sized storage binders work well for filofax pages with plenty of room.

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  12. @Alison

    Did you leave your A5 for the personal size? I've been contemplating this. Any thoughts?

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  13. Does anyone know what the outcome of the design a Filofax contest was? It was a while ago now and I've scoured Filofaxusa as well as Philofaxy, but can't find anything. I'm just really curious,,,,,,

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  14. @cgarsnrealest8 - Well I downsized to personal size for home stuff and my main appointment diary. I am currently using a Deskfax for work planning and tasks.

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  15. I have a small question. Is there any kind of special care that needs to be taken when cleaning the leather on a filofax? And if anyone has some recommended brands?

    Thanks!

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