31 December 2014

Planners and Planner Inserts for 2015

Today I'm bringing the community 'big guns' together to share with you what they all have to offer for the New Year. Unusually for Philofaxy we are going to feature non-ring bound solutions as well as ring bound. I realise some of us (myself included) use both formats. 

We lead off with Laurie 

Plannerisms - Laurie

After many years of trying and reviewing hundreds of planners on her blog Plannerisms.com, Laurie never found the planner she was looking for so she created it!

The Plannerisms planner is designed to help you incorporate your goals into your daily schedule. Its flexible format can be used any way you like. Monthly pages, weekly pages and goals pages throughout the book allow you to track your goals quickly and easily.

See the big picture on the monthly pages, and plan the details on the weekly pages. Write your daily intentions and check them off without rewriting them each day.

The Plannerisms planner lets you focus on what’s important in YOUR life, and helps you get where you want to go in life and in the world. The Plannerisms Going Places planner is available on the Collins UK website for worldwide shipping.

DiY Fish

Life Mapping™ is a system of color coding, time-managing and journal writing that created by DIYfish.

It’s known to have Month, Week and Day all in one glance when you plan, the charts to help track / build habits and all kinds of components to suit different needs yet consistent.

Here is one of the best-selling products, LMI v2 (Life Mapping™ Inserts version 2)

Life Mapping™ System now have products for ring binders and Midori elastic bind system. DIYfish’s website http://www.diyfishblogs.com/ and Life Mapping™ Community Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifemapping can be the best places to know more about this system and the designer.    

Ray Blake - My Life All in One Place

Ray Blake’s site, www.mylifeallinoneplace.com , is the place to go for free inserts for most planner systems including, of course, Filofax and Midori.

He specialises in clean and uncluttered layouts like this, his new Daily Dashboard 2 pages per day layout:

If you just want to grab and print a ready-made set for 2015 then you can do so. But you can also download open source tools that allow you to modify Ray’s designs to build your own for any year you like.

As well as diary inserts, you’ll find a full range of specialist pages and booklets to which Ray is constantly adding.

Life is Crafted - Arienne Gorlach

The Life is Crafted planner range was born from the vision of infusing life’s big picture, inspiration and soul-driven actions into the everyday. Arienne Gorlach, creator and life coach,  believes that what  you schedule becomes your life, so choosing well and crafting your days with intention is vital to leading the existence and successes you truly want.  

Functional and practical calendar pages are combined with numerous life-enhancing list and detailed goal and planning pages, to create a planner that is more than just a scheduler – it becomes a way of life. The designs and layouts organise and uplift and inspire you to want to use them.

Available as printed inserts and tabs on great quality paper or PDF packages to print your own, they come in Personal and A5 sizes and in a range of layouts and designs.

Life is crafted. Craft yours. www.lifeiscrafted.com

My Last Eureka - Diana

The blog www.mylasteureka.com was born in 2014 after a time e task management workshop that Diana followed at the University of Münster. Diana likes to play with time management systems and come up with some small ‘eureka’ moments that she distributes as freebies on her site. A small shop is connected to the site and gives the followers the possibility to purchase the printed inserts. In the picture you can see the first template draw by Diana. The Daydex.

The Daydex is a handy customizable powerful time management system available in different templates for Filofax, Midori and Moleskine planners. Check her site for details.

Lime Tree Fruits - Raine

LimeTreeFruits Planners was created to bring back the FUN in organizing and planning your days. A while back Raine {the creator} was minding her own business, trying to get thru her first semester of an MBA program while maintaining sanity through the transition into a new job. The ducks weren’t really in a row so she decided to research a game plan for the new semester and the new year approaching. Her reliable friend “google” pointed her to an intriguing and appealing little tool: A good ol’ Filofax. Soon it became way more than “just” a planner. It turned into a real tool to unleash her creativity. 

Tired of the endless search of fun and exciting planner pages she decided to unpack her brushes and create those missing pages herself. And that is how LimeTreeFruits Planners were born. It started with one single design of a monthly planner and over the years developed into a full package of 150+ illustrated pages to make life organized and manageable while having FUN along the way.

Whether you are using them to help you be on top of tasks at home or at work, LimeTreeFruits Planners are sure to bring you a smile {and some giggles!} as you go through each colorful month {and weeks, and days, and all sorts of extra fun pages! :) }
You can find more about those juicy smile-inducive planners at www.limetreefruits.com/planners-2015

I know there are plenty of others out there. So a quick mention here for some we are familiar with. 
There is also of course Philofaxy, as you know Ray and I share in the development and creation of a large range of inserts. You will find them on the Diary Inserts page. 

We have also created a wide variety of files for other non-diary inserts. Please take a look on our Files page and there might be something you can download and adapt to your needs.

Thank you for all of the contributions from our fellow planner and insert creators. 


  1. Steve, Laurie, Nan, Anita - a big thank you to you all, for the hard work you put in to the Philofaxy site. It remains THE place to go to, for resources, info and community help. And thanks to the community for all the ideas and tips, and views inside organising systems. I hope you all have a happy new year, whatever time zone you're in, and best wishes for 2015.

    1. And thanks from me for all your work. Philofaxy is my favourite daily read and I love the inserts and files you've made available. I've finally purchased a printer that will printer personal size sheets and I'm busy adding those essential pages as printed inserts. Philofaxy made it all possible so thank you all.

  2. Many thanks for all the hard work in preparing the inserts and then collating the information here. Love this blog, keep up the excellent work. Wishing you all a happy, joyful and organised 2015

  3. A brilliant way to finish the year Steve. Thanks to all of you for all your hard work which has produced a marvellous 2014.

  4. Thank you, Steve, for compiling this list and for all the work you do all year to make this such a richly informative blog. Reading Philofaxy has become part of my daily routine, and I learn so much every week from all the info provided in the posts. Best wishes to you, Laurie, Anita and Ray for a happy, healthy 2015.

  5. Thank you, this is a great resource & lots of options to suit anyone :)

  6. Thank you so much for this compilation. It's posts like this that got me hooked on planners again and inspires me all the time. Great work all! Maureen.

  7. Thank you for sharing these. There were s couple I hadn't seen.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing!
    * *   * *  **  ★  ☆  ★  
    ★* * HAPPY NEW YEAR * * ★

  9. Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Many blessings to you and your families!

  10. Ray, Steve, Anita, Laurie and Nan, thank you so much for your energy, commitment and enthusiasm. It is truly appreciated. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!

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  12. Such a great set of resources. Thanks!


  13. Any chance for a 2016 Year Planner here on philofaxy? I need to plan some things more than a year ahead. Or am I missing it? I looked through the whole Planner insert page. Thanks.

    1. Sure I will create it later and put it on line. We do them progressively Yearly will be up soon, then I will do the Monthly ones, Weekly and Daily should be up by the middle of the year.

    2. Thank you so much. For now I only need the yearly.

  14. BTW, thank you so much for this overview as well as all the inserts on the site.


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