17 March 2015

Free For All Tuesday No. 215

29 comments:

  1. I've recently moved up to A5 and am wondering how A5 users archive your pages?

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    1. Hi Laurie

      I'm one of those awful people who throws away their old pages, but Ryman the Stationer sell A5 lever arch ring binders in A5, which I'm sure would do the job admirably. They also sell indexes (indices) in A5 if you need them.

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    2. Laurie, your going to have to share what you are doing :-)

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    3. Cassandra, the short answer is I have ended my partnership with the publisher who made the Plannerisms planners, and while I look for a new publisher I'm using an A5 size printed version in my Filofax binder.

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    4. Oh Laurie, is that after last year and the printing issue? I really hope you find another publisher for the Plannerisms planner. Is there a subtle hint in there that a new version will be in A5 size?

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    5. Thanks Amanda. No there's no hints as to size, that's just what I'm using in my A5 Filofax. It's too late for 2016's to be published but I hope to find a new publisher in time to have 2017's on the market next year.

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    6. What a blow that there's no 2016... :-( Fingers crossed about finding one for 2017.

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    7. Laurie, sorry to hear the arrangement did not work out, wish you luck in your search for a new publisher.

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  2. Oh David, the horror of throwing away your pages! Just kidding. ;) I know not everyone wants stacks of old diary pages lying around. Thank you for the recommendation, that seems like a very efficient and cost effecting method of archiving the pages.

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    1. I can guarantee it will be a lot cheaper than any of the more 'swanky' options provided by Filofax, Time/System et al!

      The real horror is having all that paper lying around :) You could always scan them and keep them electronically......I can show you a very efficient, simple and canny way f keeping the diary pages in order when scanned ;)

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    2. I keep my old pages on treasury tags and then at some point I go through them and note any relevant dates and happenings on a "master" list for each year (babies being born to friends/car accidents/friends and relatives visitng from afar etc). I then just need to keep a page or two for each year for reference. I keep the yearly pages in one of my "spare" filofaxes. I usually only have one or two pages per year.

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  3. A quick note for anyone in the South West of the UK....now that retailers seem to be losing interest in stocking Filofax binders and refills (WHS seem to have pretty much abandoned the field, and anyway it's too awful a prospect to go into their stores these days), get yourselves down to Woods the Stationers in Old Bond Street, Bath, and go to the back of the store, where you will find quite the most comprehensive display I've seen in any shop except the now-defunct Filofax stores themselves, either in or outside London. This storehouse seems to be run my a lady who is herself a real enthusiast (I managed to find out she has a Bridle, so she's OK in my book!) and knows her stuff. They have both binders and a pretty good range of refills available. I'll definitely be going back.

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  4. In other news, a note for GTD operators....the rewrite of the book is available to buy as from today. I can't comment on it as I had pre-ordered a copy for Kindle and downloaded it at 0500 this morning before my immediate departure for London, and thus haven't read it at all, but presumably it will turn out to be required reading for anyone interested in personal effectiveness and organisation, as was the first edition.

    Steve, I'd be happy to do a review of the book as it pertains to Filofax users, highlighting the differences between the first and second editions, in due course, if you'd like me to, and of course once I've finished the book! Let me know (or people can vote here if they're interested.....)

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    1. Hi David
      Yes I've downloaded the new version as well early this morning. But I never got around to reading the original (hangs head in shame!!) So yes please if you want to send me a review in the near future that will be great.
      Thanks
      Steve

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    2. hi Steve

      Given the amount of work I have on I'm not sure how clearly I can define 'near future', but I will do my very best!

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    3. No panic... enjoy the book. I will start reading it hopefully in the next day or two, just finishing off another book. I have a long train journey this weekend so this will be a good excuse!

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    4. Hi David,

      Wow! That was quick in getting the new book....

      Yes, I'd be very interested in your review of the new book....

      Don't have a Kindle, so, will need to see if there's any other downloadable format available...otherwise, will have to go to bookstore for it.....

      Thanks,

      Mark

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    5. So where can those of us in the US get Filofaxes. The Filofax US website continues to be PATHETIC. Very frustrating.

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    6. Patty, Amazon, Pens and Leather, Pen Boutique, & Farheney's Pens are some that I have looked at. Otherwise, I would check e-bay. You could post an ISO on philofaxy or facebook groups, maybe someone could help that way.

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    7. David, thanks for the heads up about the revised book & would be very interested to read your review.

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    8. I'd be very interested in your review as well. Off to check Kindle now too.

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    9. ArchiMark, you don't have to have a kindle to read kindle books. There are apps for PC, iOS, and every kind of mobile device including android. I don't have a kindle either, but I read books on my iPad, Surface tablet, Android phone and the PC.

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    10. Gina, thanks for the reminder about not needing a kindle to read this format....

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  5. How/where does one find a an a5 filo binder with a Wallet pocket on the back? What current models have a wallet pocket?

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    1. Do you mean something like the Balmoral? A5: http://filowiki.robert-mayr.com/index.php?title=Balmoral_A5

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    2. Yes. ..or smaller size too.if they are available

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  6. Last summer I bought a 2015 personal size month and week on two pages insert for my Franklin pocket binder. I punched three new holes on the paper. There are errors on a few months. Some of the numerical dates are printed twice. I am just using the month pages in my binder because I designed my week insert. As I am no longer buying inserts I used the Filofax A5 note pad to design a month calendar. My pages are not back to back since the paper is thin. Now every day has the same space unlike the layout on the one I bought. Each day has five lines. It has been a relief to use supplies that I already have. The paper that I had to buy online for my week layout took almost two weeks to arrive.

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    1. I took a photo of my month calendar that I designed and discussed above. You can click on my Google account to view it. It is fuzzy even when it is enlarged

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