31 December 2016

Web Finds - 31 December 2016

So I hope you have had a good Christmas

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 24 December 2016
  2. Reader Under The Spotlight - Father Christmas
  3. Post Christmas Blues
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 308
  5. Web Finds - 27 December 2016
  6. Household Master Task List - Inserts
  7. End of Year Review
  8. Free For All Friday No 424 by Laurie
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.

A slightly reduced number of posts this week mainly because of the Christmas holiday.
  1. Speaker' Corner Saturday - 363 - Filomaniac
  2. Filofax Mini Flatability Comparison - Sharondippity
  3. The Franklin Five: January 2017 Checklist - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. A binder that matches my wallet, and feels like butter – a... - Olga plans!
  5. Printable Planner Shop is OPEN!! {And oh-so juicy! :D} - Line Tree Fruits
  6. What I got for Christmas - Karen's Obsessions
  7. Plans for 2017 are forming… - MoreMella.com
  8. How to Set Up a Planner - Giftie Etcetera
  9. NEW January Planner Printables and Freebies You Won’t want to Miss - Strange & Charmed
  10. Fairy clips for your planner - Lucy-Wonderland
  11. Thursday Things: Midas Touch - Goulet Pens Blog
  12. Visão Mensal do Planner - Casinha de taipa
  13. 2016 : mon bilan planners – agendas - Accro à l'Organisation
  14. Is your planner all set up for 2017??? - http://susanwilliams-goebber.com
  15. 2017 PLANNERS - Letters in November
  16. Using Avery to Make a DIY Planner! - MissVickybee
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
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30 December 2016

Free For All Friday No 424 by Laurie

It's the last Free For All Friday of the year! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, new and long-term. We really appreciate your support, interest, enthusiasm, conversations, and input. We have a wonderful online community here on Philofaxy, and we appreciate everyone who is a part of it!

I also want to thank Steve, Nan and Anita for their dedication to Philofaxy, and especially to Steve for keeping the posts coming day after day, adminning the Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, and all the other Philofaxy online locations. I have really enjoyed this experience with all of you and I look forward to much more Philofaxy fun in 2017!

Here's an end of the year question for you: What has been the most useful tip you learned here on Philofaxy?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to ask/ discuss anything ring-binder related!

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all the best in 2017!

29 December 2016

End of Year Review

I hope you had a good Christmas.  We had a fairly quiet one this year.

So if you was expecting a podcast today fear not, Karine and I have had a week off and we will be back with the next episode next week.  We have had a great response to our request for topic suggestions, so there will be plenty of episodes coming up next year. But keep sending us your suggestions.

So this year has been more or less the same as many previous years on the blog. Hopefully 2017 will be the same but with a few changes as we go but no drastic changes.

Our visitor numbers have fallen over the last few years as more people spend more time on social media sites these days. However, we still have a core of readers who continue to visit and to contribute and comment on the various posts, and thank you all for your continued support.

We continue to welcome appropriate guest posts, and reader posts for the Sunday slots, we have run out of those at the moment, so if you would like to appear them please contact me.

All of our diary inserts are available for 2017, but I've created a new page for the past years inserts and more importantly future years.

I will be initially be creating year planners for 2018 and beyond, then I will be gradually working my way through the suite to create monthly inserts, weekly and daily inserts etc.

I hope to continue doing reviews of different brands of organisers as they become available.

We will be hosting some more meet ups in UK and Europe during 2017, please look out for announcements.

The Skype round tables will continue each month, everyone is welcome to participate and we always have some friendly discussions this last year.

Web Finds continue to be popular, although finding new posts each week can be a little variable!

On a personal/Philofaxy front I have started an experiment. Whilst I'm fairly happy with using just an A5 organiser at the moment. I wanted to try using some of our A6 inserts to make sure they are 'fit for purpose'. The easiest way to do this is to of course use them for real.

So I'm running both in parallel at the moment for at least a couple of months to see where I need more space on the page or less space. This is mainly to confirm the sizing and layout of the A6 inserts.


I hope you have a successful and happy new year. Take care

28 December 2016

Household Master Task List - Inserts

You might have heard Karine mention her master task list a few times during the Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse podcast.

To give you some idea of what the master task list might look like I have created one for your household tasks and adapted it for different organiser sizes.

You can of course customise the list for your own needs and requirements.

Download the files and print them out.

A4/A5 Household Master Task List.



Download - Word File or PDF file

Personal Household Master Task List.



Download - Word File or PDF file

A6 Household Master Task List.



Download - Word File or PDF file

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27 December 2016

Web Finds - 27 December 2016

So I hope you have had a good Christmas. This will be the last video web finds of 2016 I hope you enjoy it.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. My 2017 Planner Setup Part 1| VDS Standard Touch Me w/ Franklin Covey Inserts - Antonisha Plans
  2. Plan With Me Franklin Covey Budget Planner Dec 26th thru Jan 1st - The Clumsy Crafter
  3. A5 Filofax Duck Egg & 2017 Setup - jessiej220
  4. Plan with Me / Personal Filofax / Oh Hello - Mrs Claus's Bakery - Pixel Pearls
  5. Filofax Saffiano Zip Compact Poppy - Beatriz Lírio
  6. Filofax black patent leather planner unboxing - ClassySassy
  7. 2017 Planner Setup Series - A5 Filofax Clipbook Flipthrough - Ingencutie
  8. Mein Filofax - Beautybeast
  9. Personalised A5 Filofax Holborn - katebtps
  10. Filofax SETUP + Wochendeko | KW 51 | Masking Mira - Masking Mira
  11. Filofax nude Christmas deco - Dos Cafés & un Plan
  12. Filofax Notebook Planner 2017 / Busy Wife and Working Mom - Busy Wife and Working Mom
  13. Filofax planners & refill pack for 2017 - Lulu W
  14. Filofax #1 - Diamant Player
  15. Unboxing Filofax#2 - Diamant Player
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
My Week Posts
  1. My week #245 - Paper Lovestory
  2. Plan With Me Dec 26-1 - Karen's Obsessions
Enjoy.



Free For All Tuesday No. 308

26 December 2016

Post Christmas Blues

So today we start that post Christmas pre New Year week, it is a sort of lull in the consumer society battle!

Some people will be trawling the interwebs looking for the great deals in the sales (or may be that's just a UK thing? ) Or recovering from over-eating/drinking yesterday! But today starts the last week of the year.

This is the week I start my annual tidy up of my planner, get my new inserts for 2017 fully marked up with key dates to remember. I will also do a sort of an annual tidy up of my address pages as well.

I will also be managing my passwords this year going through them and updating them if they are more than 6 months old. So many of them these days too.

What will you be doing this week?  Nothing to do, you could always listen to one of our podcasts or consider appearing on Philofaxy with one of our reader posts or may be write a guest post for us.

Have a good week.

25 December 2016

Reader Under The Spotlight - Father Christmas

Today we have a very special guest reader

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

1921 from that fledgling company Norman & Hill

2. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?

Oh there are just so many to choose from, I wouldn't want to show any favouritism to any one company.

3. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

One, it is rather large and over stuffed, a bit like me!!

4. What do you use your organisers for?

My buying lists for all the children and for planning my delivery routes to make sure all the children have something in their stocking to wake up to.

5. How many sections do you have in your organiser and what is each section used for?

Only two... one for the good children... and one for the few that are bad... I'm sure all your readers are in the good section.

6. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?

I would have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen on the cover I'm very fond of my reindeer. 

7. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

Make sure you don't damage the rings by packing them with inserts on. I passed on this tip to young Mr Morton.

8. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet-up? if not do you intend to one day?

Yes but you might not have recognised me, I like to keep a low profile for at least 11 months of the year, it takes me that long to recover you know.

9. What was the last movie you watched?

It's a Wonderful Life featuring James Stewart

10. What was the last book you read?

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, a lovely man

Merry Christmas every one.

24 December 2016

Web Finds - 24 December 2016

So I hope you have had a good week.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 17 December 2016
  2. Welcome to Philofaxy
  3. A5 Enhanced Time Manager Version 3
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 307
  5. Web Finds - 20 December 2016
  6. Thirty Years Ago
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 43
  8. Free For All Friday No. 423 by Anita
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Why You Should Choose Day-Timer - Day-Timer Blog
  2. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 362 - Filomaniac
  3. 3 Ways to Improve Your Plans with Your Master Task List - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. Planner "flat-ability" - Sharondippity
  5. Create achievable goals for 2017! - Plannerisms
  6. Free Weekly Fitness Planner - tracking your wellbeing - Plannerholics
  7. FREE! 2017 Week on 2 Pages - Planner Fun Plus
  8. 10 idées cadeaux pour une planner addict ! - Accro à l'Organisation
  9. Six Tips for Creating Balance Between Work and Life - Time Management Ninja
  10. Planner Friday - December - She's Eclectic
  11. Add a Tab for Holiday Lists - FranklinPlannerTalk
  12. VDS A5 Manager as a Journal - It's Bluetiger...
  13. Finally a Frixion pen that fits the Filofax penloop - Sharondippity
  14. 2017 Updates to Pocket Planner - The Organizeaholic
  15. Free printable - Fall Tv Show Guide - Plannerholics
  16. Entering year 3 of planning. This year I was rather... - Olga plans!
  17. Planner Peace - Mrs Brimbles
  18. Új év – új naptár? - FilofaxNi!
  19. Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively - Getting Things Done®
  20. TMN TIP: Turn Off Your Work Email Over the Holiday Weekend - Time Management Ninja
  21. Pocket Filofax fun - Sharondippity
  22. What to look for when purchasing your 2017 Planner - FranklinPlannerTalk
  23. Organização básica do Planner Sempre vejo as pessoas ... - Casinha de taipa
  24. 4 plannings pour s’organiser en 2017 - Accro à l'Organisation
  25. [III^ collaborazione] RAPESCO - Adjustable 6-Hole Organizer Punch - Filofax is my world
  26. Your Christmas Gift List - Free Printable - Plannerholics
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas from the Philofaxy Team.

23 December 2016

Free For All Friday No. 423 by Anita


As the end of the year approaches, I've been mulling over some ideas and finalising my Filofax New Year's resolutions:
  • Number one - to not buy or sell any more binders! Since writing my post about zero spending, all four that I'd planned to keep have been sold or returned. I will be starting 2017 with three (carefully chosen) binders which incorporate all my favourite features/qualities - more posts to come
  • Use up the supplies that I have 
  • Use the accessories that I have, or give them away - e.g. my Muji checklist stamp that fell down the back of a cupboard years ago and recently found whilst playing with the cat, or a Coleto multi pen that I won in a give away and had forgotten about
  • Do an end of year review - to consider what's working well or not and to help me simplify
  • Write more Philofaxy posts and finally get round to being a guest on the podcast.  
Do you set any planner New Year's resolutions? 

And as always on Fridays, please free to discuss/ask anything ring-binder related. 
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2017. 

22 December 2016

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 43


Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning

Can the digital planning world mix with the analogue planning world? Can they over lap, can they work alongside each other.

In this episode we discuss how the two methods can co-operate and complement each other when organising your task lists.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
02:30 - When is something a to-do list item and when is it a calendar item
04:30 - Splitting your to-do list between electronic reminders and paper reminders
06:30 - To do list apps that allow for time zones?
07:30 - When travelling use paper!
10:00 - Routines app
10:30 - Use your paper planner as the back up
14:00 - Setting times for tasks
15:00 - The moving of tasks in to the calendar (photo below)
17:20 - Using different inserts to filter down from yearly to daily timings
19:00 - Enhanced Time Manager Insert with more appointment time slots
20:00 - Using your email in-box as your to-do list or not using it like this
21:00 - Reducing your in-box to zero
22:00 - Auto archive emails that you have read and actioned but take control of your in-box
25:40 - Note down on your planner to respond to communications and note the source
27:45 - Unsubscribe from unwanted clutter
28:30 - Use that delete button


Episode 43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning


A direct download is also available here: Episode43.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.



Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

If you want a quick link to all the podcasts remember: http://philofaxy.com/podcast/

Previous Episodes:

42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

21 December 2016

Thirty Years Ago

It was thirty years ago this month in December 1986 possibly this week in December that year that I became the owner of a Filofax Winchester.

Life was very different back then for me. I was in my late 20's I was about to become a father for the one and only time within the next few weeks. We had moved in to our family home earlier that year. I was working in an office in Central London, I commuted up to London each morning.

At home we had no computers, although I used one at work. We only had four channels to watch on TV. We bought newspapers and magazines from the newsagents, borrowed books from the local library. Sounds a bit primitive I suppose!

By early 1987 my briefcase would have looked something like this.


My Filofax Winchester, a pager, my Texas Instruments (TI56) calculator, a Walkman for music from cassette or radio, and the daily papers.  May be a book or two and my lunch!

Before you ask why have I still got newspapers from 1987... they date from the day my son was born. On that day in 1987 one of the front page stories was about the kidnapping of Terry Waite the Archbishop of Canterbury's Special Envoy who was trying to negotiate with people in Beirut who had taken hostages, only to become one himself.

I had seen an article in one of the Sunday newspaper supplements about Filofax organisers and how they were the 'latest must have' for 'Young Upwardly Mobile People' and I had to have one!

So my Filofax Winchester was a Christmas gift I think, I really can't remember! But I recall struggling to understand what all the different inserts available where and trying to figure out the diary insert options. I did have a catalogue which I had picked up from a shop in Kingsway in London.

My Winchester has stood the test of time quite well I think. The plastic cap on the popper cracked and fell off a few years ago, but I cleaned up the metal cap that was left behind and painted it with a spot of enamel paint.


The edges give away its age quite a bit if you look really close under strong lighting. And the edges and the corners have some 'curl' to them. The calf leather has a lovely shine to it from all the handling it has had over the years. The dividers and A-Z index tabs are the original ones I bought back then.


Organisers came empty back then so you had to decide what you wanted to fill it with.  I use it these days as a store for my diary pages from 1987-1989.


The Winchester only has an ID pocket in the front inside cover, there are no credit card slots, just pockets. The large flap covering the pockets at the front and back also act as ring protectors.

The credit card insert is also an original one from the 1980's


It has a fairly small single pen loop underneath the clasp.

The rings measure seven eighths of an inch (approx 23mm) in size. They still close nice and tightly. I did venture underneath the cover plate for a Philofaxy post a few years ago, but they have never been taken out.

Diary inserts didn't have any information pages, you could buy National and International Data Sets for each year to add to your organiser.


During 1987 I used a week on two pages with white paper, but in 1988 I went over to a cotton cream paper insert. As you can see the pages have gone quite brown in colour giving the passing of time.


I've photoshopped out the notes on the pages! My notes during 1987 make interesting reading mainly about our son and his arrival in to the world and what I was doing at work and at home.  I really wasn't using it as a planner at all, more a journal. I hadn't learnt how to use it correctly!

By the early 1990's I had moved over to using an electronic Casio Diary for reminders and appointments, and then later a Psion 5mx and other electronic gadgets. So the Winchester sat in my desk at home un-used but not forgotten about.

When I started my new job in 2005 I started using it again because 'personal electronic devices' where not permitted in the office because of the security around the job I was doing at the time. But a Filofax was ok. So I rediscovered my Winchester and started to using it again.

I think by 2006 I had bought a Finsbury A5 because it was easier for me to print inserts for it and then by accident I discovered Philofaxy.....  Nan invited me to join her and Laurie in 2009 and the rest is history I suppose!

Naturally I could never part with the Winchester, so many memories, it will keep going for another 30 years or more.


Not that I can say the same for the pager, you can only set the date up to 2004, after that it goes back to 1984!

20 December 2016

Web Finds - 20 December 2016

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Van der Spek Standard setup - Danyel Gooch
  2. My 2017 "Planner" Stack - Antonisha Plans
  3. planner clean out [ ] ½ the size now [ ] Franklin Covey - Rebecca Barton
  4. Plan With Me Franklin Covey Dec 19th thru Dec 25th - The Clumsy Crafter
  5. My first attempt at sharing some of my planner journey.. Erin Condren, happy planner, gillio, etc - tina wallace
  6. Filofaxing Plan with me Filofax Saffiano A5 KW51 - Do what you Love
  7. FILOFAX Wochendeko KW50 - UKraina86
  8. 2017 Business Planner Setup - A5 Filofax Lockwood - Aqua - Flip Through - Ingencutie
  9. My Filofax saffiano gold декорирование недели 26.12-01.01 мой органайзер - Lisenok Li
  10. Filofax Notebooks: Use The Power Within - Filofax
  11. ♡ FILOFAX #Planerrückblick2016 - TAG von dekoRIAt ♡ - Diamondis Creativ
  12. Filofax Unboxing! - Nerdy Nugua
  13. Как я веду личный кошелёк-ежедневник Filofax SAFFIANO Compact Zip - Миллион Блокнотов
  14. Filofax Setup 2017 | Julieta Jareda - Julieta Jareda
  15. Saffiano Compact Zip Filofax in Poppy (Red) - Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  16. Setting Up My 2017 Planner | Filofax Original A5 in Nude - TidyTor
  17. DIY Tutorial FILOFAX Fimo Snowballs - Diamondis Creativ
  18. Filofax Nude and Hobonichi Weeks setup - ohyeaitsjen
  19. [Filofax] Planner setup for 2017 ft. Sewmuchcrafting - tiffy butter
  20. FILOFAX | Wochendeko #KW51 - UKraina86
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
If you are an A5 planner user (bound or ringbound) then you might like to join a new group on Facebook for A5 Planner users

My Week Posts
  1. My week #244 - Paper Lovestory
  2. Plan With Me Dec 19-25 - Karen's Obsessions
  3. Christmas Planner Pages - Mrs Brimbles
Enjoy.


Free For All Tuesday No. 307

19 December 2016

A5 Enhanced Time Manager Version 3

You will be very familiar with the original version of this insert. It has been my first choice for the last 5 years. Having created it in Personal and A6 variants and recently producing new versions of the layout I thought why not do a new version of the A5 version as well.

This is the original version for A5 size which is still available to download on our Diary Inserts Page. You will find versions for 2016 and 2017 there.

A5 Enhanced Time Management Week View. 


You can also customise this version yourself if you wish using the source files.

Download source files: Word file and Excel file Version 2.0 you will need both

This is my updated version.

A5 Enhanced Time Management Week View version 3.


This third variation adds in some more appointment slots. The right hand page remains as the previous version.

We are making the design available today as ready to download and print sets for 2017. These come as Word documents or PDFs. If using the PDF files be sure to set it to print at full size as explained here for A5 size paper. This is the four line version as shown above.

Or you might like the 5 line version for 2017. Word documents or PDF

But if you want to use this layout as a starting point for your own personalised creation, then you'll need to download the base Word file and the Excel data source.

Download source files: Word and Excel files (you'll need both) (Four Line)
Download source files: Word and Excel files (you'll need both) (Five Line)

When you've made all the changes you like to the template, you can perform a mail merge to create your own insert for any period you like. Check out our Free Diary Inserts link if you want more information on how to do this, including videos.

Once again a big thank you to Ray at 'My Life All In One Place' for his hard work and co-operation with helping to create and support us with all these inserts.

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This work by Philofaxy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Please download, adapt, use, share, but don't charge or use commercially.

18 December 2016

Welcome to Philofaxy

Welcome to Philofaxy.

If you are new to the site or you have been here for a while, this post is a way to show you around so you get the most from the site.

As you might have seen there is a lot of information on here and you might have problems remembering where everything is, so we hope to be able to help you out with how to find things to get the most out of the site.

So looking at the Home page you are on now, below the banner you will see: Home, About, FAQ etc

Home: Takes you back to the start page from where ever you are on the site, clicking on the banner does the same.

About: How to contact us at Philofaxy and some background on the contributors.

AdSpot: This is our readers advert page, you can place a wanted or for sale advert for your Filofax goods here free of charge. However, we do recommend donating to one of our favourite charities, but it's based on an honesty system, we don't check up on who has made donations and who hasn't.  This page is great because you are buying from people that do understand the Filofax range unlike some Ebay sellers... Please read our Sellers Guide before sending in your advert.

Catalogues - A vast collection of old Filofax and Lefax catalogues for you to use for research purposes

Diary Inserts: A huge collection of diary inserts for A4/A5, Personal and Pocket size for you to download and print yourself.

FAQ: This is a good place to look for the simple often asked questions. We try to up date it from time to time to reflect the current topical questions. But you will find links to a lot of the previous posts on key topics like punches etc there.

Files: This the home for all our downloadable template files which you are welcome to customise to your own needs or just print them off as they are.

Links: Links to lots of blogs and other Filofax related sites. 

Suppliers: Looking for a Filofax or inserts or accessories, then this page is a good place to start.

Searching Philofaxy -  With in excess of 3500 posts on Philofaxy spread over 11 years, finding exactly the information you want could be quite a task... however we do have some tools to help you:
  • Search - Pop a key word in to the search box in the sidebar and the search tool will find all of the posts with that keyword in it.
  • Labels - Further down the sidebar you will find the label cloud again this will find all the posts with those labels on the posts. We try to label all posts, although some of the earlier ones are unlabelled... another job still to be done!
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Philofaxy on the Web
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  • Twitter - We are very active on Twitter as @philofaxy 
  • Instagram - MrPhilofaxy is very active on Instagram
  • Google Plus, there is a small Philofaxy Community on Google Plus.
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  • Linking back to Philofaxy - If you would like to link back to Philofaxy from your website or blog we have a 'badge' with the exact code which you will find at the bottom of the side bar. 
Regular Posts on Philofaxy
  • Free For All Tuesday - Questions and Answers on any Filofax related topic
  • Free For All Friday - General discussion, open house for anything Filofax related
  • Webfinds - Each weeks round up of other Filofax related posts on the web
  • Reader Under The Spotlight(RUTS) - Where we focus on a reader and ask them questions and sometimes get some surprising responses. If you would like to appear on RUTS, just email philofaxy at gmail dot com and we will send you the questions and instructions. 
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - a regular podcast featuring Steve and Karine who discuss a wide range of topics and subjects. Each one is about 30 minutes in length, take a listen and subscribe.  
Other Philofaxy Events
  • Skype Roundtable Voice and Text Chats - once a month we have a Skype video/voice conference, this is open to anybody to join in. It is an open agenda and we don't only get to talk about Filofax things. People taking part can be spread around the world, so it can be quite educational as well as good fun. Look out for announcements on the blog about when the next one will be. Generally they are the first Sunday of the month, but they can move slightly if this conflicts with public holidays or Steve's travel arrangements!
  • Meet Ups - We have held several very successful meet ups, they vary in size from as little as two or three people up to twelve people, these have been held in London, New York, France, Holland, Belgium with other ones planned for other countries around the world.
    Although meeting 'people off the internet' can sometimes seem a little odd, we all have at least one interest in common and everyone I've met at all the different meet ups have been great people to sit and chat with.  
Guest Posts on Philofaxy
We welcome people to do guest posts on Philofaxy, but they must be about ring bound planners of some type or be associated with planners, time management in some way. We do not respond to requests to post links along with guest posts about pensions, raising a family, investment opportunities in the Scilly Isles, etc. etc.... yes we get frequent offers like this in the Philofaxy in-box!  If you would like to do a genuine guest post this post will be a great help to you.  
That was a bit of a lightening tour around the site and some of our activities. Please do add a comment on to posts, we love to get feedback and we do read all the comments.

If there's something you haven't understood or there's a topic we haven't covered that is Filofax related please get in touch with us and we will do our best to respond to your email within a day or so.

17 December 2016

Web Finds - 17 December 2016

So I hope you have had a good week.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 10 December 2016
  2. Christmas Offer from Filofax UK
  3. Guest Post – Recreating the Original Deskfax by gmax
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 306
  5. Web Finds - 13 December 2016
  6. Punching A5 sheets with the new Rapesco punch
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 42
  8. Free For All Friday No. 422 by Steve
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Top Planner Tools for 2017 - The Peaceful Parent
  2. Mini Happy Planner Review - Polkadotparadiso
  3. {7 Day Printable Galore :: Day 2} Letting Go & Forgiving! - Lime Tree Fruits
  4. How To Manage Your Blog Using A Filofax - The Life Of Spicers
  5. Using Wunderlist for GTD – Part 1: A guide to the official GTD Setup Guide - My GTD System
  6. Planner Productivity: Setting Realistic Targets - The Stationery Geekette
  7. She keeps calling me back, so I don’t have a choice. ... - Olga plans!
  8. {7 Day Printable Galore :: Day 3} What Worked, What Needs Improvement - Lime Tree Fruits
  9. 2017 Plannerisms planners update: Still a few left! - Plannerisms
  10. Create a Gift List in your Planner - FranklinPlannerTalk
  11. Should I separate personal and professional? - Getting Things Done®
  12. {7 Day Printable Galore :: Day 4} Let’s FEEL those goals! - Lime Tree Fruits
  13. Santa’s Sleigh List – Christmas Gift Ideas - Lil Divette
  14. Brain Dump Desperation - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  15. Packing Lists in a Filofax - The Organizeaholic
  16. {7 Day Printable Galore :: Day 5} Acting on those goals! - Lime Tree Fruits
  17. Treat Your Tablet This Christmas - Filofax Blog
  18. Some end of year reading - My Life All in One Place
  19. 5 Productivity Questions to Ask About Your Todo List - Time Management Ninja
  20. {7 Day Printable Galore :: Day 6} Feeling those goals in your routine! - Lime Tree Fruits
  21. 2017 Printable Calendars - Strange & Charmed
  22. All I want for Christmas…a gift guide for planner addicts - The Delightful Planner – Plan and craft a life filled with delight
  23. A planner tour for 2017.. - Mademoiselle
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.

Enjoy.

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