21 November 2018

Web Finds - 21 November 2018

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.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Reduce Stress By Using A Planner - Part 3 - Tonya Plans
  2. My planner/organiser and Zirkuluak setup for 2019 - Graham Rhind
  3. How I Set Up a Ring Planner- Start to Finish! - MadyPlans
  4. What Planner Should I Use for 2019 | Planner Chat - PlansMeetPaper - YouTube
  5. Custom Van Der Spek unboxing || Tortora croco & parme - exoticshortplans
  6. Tips for using a planner to feel less stressed - Part 4 - Tonya Plans
  7. Gillio B6 Appunto & XL Compagnas! - Chrissie`s Universe
  8. Filofax Setup fall/winter 2018 {deutsch}| Patent Nude Personal sarahmaryslifeinpictures - sarahmaryslifeinpictures
  9. Plan With Me | The Giving Girl Leftovers | Personal Filofax - Planning Like A Pro
  10. Christmas Planner Set Up 2018 - Filofax Original A5 - Emily Pencil
  11. Filofax Holborn Pocket Set Up Organizziamo insieme la mia agenda da borsa | ApuntoC  - Anita Checcacci
  12. Come ho organizzato la mia agenda organizer Filofax 2019 - La Cipi
  13. Wochendeko KW 47 - Filofax Pillarbox Red - Timelapse - Nixxes
  • 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. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




20 November 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 407

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

19 November 2018

Filofax Catalogues and Flickr


Last week I received an email from Flickr about changes to their free accounts, you can read it in full here if you didn't receive a copy yourself. 

Blogger which is the platform that Philofaxy sits on limits the maximum resolution of an image to 1600 pixels (the dots that make up the image), generally this isn't a problem, it is big enough to view on most screens and still see the detail. 

For the Filofax catalogues they have been scanned in most cases to a much higher resolution, then downsized for the blog. A higher resolution version of the same images were stored on Flickr. That is until this change. I was well under the 1 TB space limit, but the 1000 images limit was going to be the issue. The catalogue images number over 1700 and about 13 Gb in total space (at max resolution). 

I could have upgraded to a Flickr Pro account, but that would have cost a monthly fee. As I don't use Flickr for anything else I wasn't going to be held to ransom. 

A lot of other users have complained about this 1000 image limit, yet Flickr claim it only impacts 3% of free account holders and I'm one of that 3%. 

So last week I made an executive decision to move all of the catalogue images over to my own server in the cloud. Not a five minute task given the slowness of our internet connection here in France. 

However, I got the job done, I've now deleted my Flickr account along with all the images I had on there! 

The Catalogue Page here on Philofaxy has been updated with the new location of the higher resolution images, they are generally over 3000 pixels on the longest side of the image.

The new site can be found here as well: 


The new site is still 'Work in Progress' but all of the images are now there and links in place for you to be able to find your way around. 

I will be doing some follow up work to 'enhance' the information on each catalogue, which is something I couldn't easily do on Flickr. 

Additionally I have 'discovered' some files that had been missed out of the catalogue index, they are now there too. 

I've also discovered some files that I've not shared before either. These will appear in due course once I have recovered from the epic file upload exercise of the last 5 days! 

Of course if you have any Filofax catalogues that we don't have, or your own countries version of one we have, there are variations, and we are interested in any catalogues through the years. Please get in touch with steve at philofaxy dot com 

Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support. 

17 November 2018

Web Finds - 17 November 2018

So I hope you have had a good week

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

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 10 November 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Planner Enthusiasts Meetup in New York City
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 406
  5. Web Finds - 14 November 2018
  6. Reader Question - How many people use paper planner
  7. Free for All Friday No. 422 by Nan
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. In praise of the Filofax - The Online Darkroom
  2. Custom Made Organizer with Touch Me lay-out | SENIOR SIZE - Blog Vdsshop
  3. Make Your Mark - The Official Filofax Blog
  4. Bullet Journaling in your Planner Part 2: Monthly Log and Future Log - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. How to order a Custom Made Organizer on our webshop - Blog Vdsshop
  6. Unicorn Planner Dividers - Filofax Love
  7. Filofax 4CLF 7/8IG iguana purple - The filofax
  8. VDS Custom Standard Planners – Widening - Blog Vdsshop
  9. Life Noted planner pages in A5 and Classic size ring binders - Quo Vadis Blog
  10. Planner Quote: November 12, 2018 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  11. Leathers waiting list - Blog Vdsshop
  12. Web Finds – 14 November 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • 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. 
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16 November 2018

Free for All Friday No. 422 by Nan

Do you like to color-coordinate your organizers? Do you change binders with the seasons? Do you use certain paper colors with certain binder covers?

I confess, in cold weather I start to want to to use a brown organizer, with cotton cream paper!

Of course, since it's Friday, all ring-bound organizer discussion is welcome!

15 November 2018

Reader Question - How many people use paper planners?

I got an interesting email this week from one of our readers.
How many paper planner users there are world-wide?
Do you know how usage is trending?
It is a difficult question to answer in terms of accurate numbers. Yes some of the Facebook groups are over twenty thousand in terms of membership numbers.

However, I doubt that the number of people in a Facebook group reflects an accurate idea of the number of active users of paper planners, even if you added up the number of people in all of the various planner groups and there are lot of them now!

How many users of paper planners would think to join a Facebook group about them? 1%? Higher or lower?

I've personally come across a few of my old friends who have revealed to me that they are ardent Filofax users, when I've mentioned Philofaxy, but they wouldn't necessarily join a group or be regular readers of the blog.

They might emerge once a year when they are looking for diary inserts and ask me if I know where they can get a particular insert or similar.

I then discover they are using a well worn Filofax that they bought in the late 1980's and I have to contain my excitement!

So quantifying the number of users of paper planners I don't think is easy.

Is the number of people using paper planners increasing or decreasing?

I know a lot of people are using their phones these days, they seem to be married to them almost! But I still see a lot of people with notebooks and paper planners and a pen writing things down.

What do you think?

14 November 2018

Web Finds - 14 November 2018

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.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Stressed? How to Prioritize With A Planner - Part 2 - Tonya Plans
  2. Gillio | My Fall 2018 lineup - Shavonne Smith - YouTube
  3. Inside My Filofax (with Erin Condren Life Planner inserts) - Planners and Planning
  4. November set up with Cocoa Daisy - Frida's Plan
  5. A6 Compagna as planner/wallet (new with better colors!) - Ju La
  6. Filofax setup for March 2016 - Planners and Planning
  7. Filofax Wochendekoration Eulen - zeitlos
  8. Обзор Filofax Clipbook в формате personal - Миллион Блокнотов
  9. 2019 Sanrio Refill Pages Inserts for Louis Vuitton PM or Filofax pocket organizers Planner Set-Up - A Cute Shop - For The Cute Souls!
  10. Fall Planner Setup ft. Pocket Rings Filofax Domino Soft in Fawn // Plan with Juli - Juli Ross
  11. Filofax Wochendeko KW 44 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  12. My FiloFax Malden Planner Flip Through - Here's looking at the Velez's!
  13. New Filofax original! - Sussi's
  14. Wochendeko KW 46 - Filofax Pillarbox Red - Timelapse - Nixxes
  • 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. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




13 November 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 406

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

12 November 2018

Planner Enthusiasts Meetup in New York City - Saturday, December 8, 2018


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. to whenever folks have to go to home (likely 4:00 or 5:00 p.m.)

Location: We will initially meet at Maison Kayser (1400 Broadway at 38th Street, New York, NY 10018; detailed info about the cafe can be found here



After that, we will visit some planner/stationary stores in the area.

This is an informal meet up for all planner lovers to get together to exchange planning/organizing ideas and enjoy seeing one anther's planners.

There is no formal speaker or agenda.

The meetup is for users of all planners - rings, strings, discs, bound books and more! Feel free to bring what you would like to share - both functional and pretty planning related supplies!

There is no fee to the meetup except for your food/beverages at Maison Kayser (menu can be found here).

We will visit Kinokuniya Bookstore (a Japanese bookstore with a lot of planners, pens, stationary and washi tapes), and Muji 5th Ave Store together. Both stores are only a few blocks away from Maison Kayser.

Also, New York Public Library (also in the same area) has a little gift shop that has really nice stationary. Bryant Park Winter Village is a great place for holiday shopping after the meetup!

Send in your RSVP for fun, friendship, and planners by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 2. Questions? Email Sophia Pan (sophiacypan@gmail.com).

Use this form to indicate that you will be attending the event.

Have a great meet up. 

11 November 2018

10 November 2018

Web Finds - 10 November 2018

So I hope you have had a good week

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

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 3 November 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Width Guide
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 405
  5. Web Finds - 7 November 2018
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 81
  7. Free For All Friday No 521 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.
  1. The process of turning Silver Krause Rings into Gold Krause Rings - Blog Vdsshop
  2. My First Month Using A Paper Planner After A Decade Drowning In Apps - Fast Company
  3. Filofax Partners With Unique British Art Brand - PR News Wire
  4. Switching to a paper planner from apps - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. 2019 Year-At-A-Glance Planner Insert + Automating Calendars - Wendaful Planning
  6. 3 Reasons Why You Need a Planner & You Don't Even Know it - five sixteenths blog
  7. A Smart Organizing Tip To Implement in 2019 - I'm an Organizing Junkie
  8. Plan With Me || TheCoffeeMonsterzCo Spread - Krafting with Karen
  9. 3 Ways to Conquer Chaos and Create a Plan This Holiday Season - Day Designer
  10. Holiday 2018 Gift List - FranklinPlanner Talk
  11. Should Your To-do List Be on Paper or in Your Phone? - Time Management Ninja
  • 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
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.

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Enjoy




09 November 2018

Free For All Friday No 521 by Laurie

How often do you open the rings on your Filofax? The best answer would be: as little as possible. Every time I open the rings I'm aware that it's causing some degree of wear and tear.

In reality, I'm sure the rings can withstand years of opening and shutting. But I still try to open them only when I need to. I suppose I open the rings a few times per week when moving pages around or adding a notes page here and there.

I know there are people who open the rings and remove the page every time they write, because the rings get in the way of writing. Personally I don't have the patience to do that, never mind what it might do to the rings!

How often do you open the rings on your Filofax?

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

08 November 2018

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 81


Planner Sizes? 

There are now so many sizes of planners with new sizes or variations on existing sizes seemingly being created every year.

In this episode we go back through the sizes to try and make sense of them all and to give you some guidance as to how they differ and which might be the best size for you.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
01:00 - Why we are revisiting this topic.
02:30 - What sizes we use and how they impact on how we use them.
03:00 - The distribution of sizes and the number of people using them.
04:00 - Obtaining inserts for some of the 'new' sizes.
05:15 - ISO paper sizes.
06:30 - What determines the sizes we talk about.
08:00 - Cutting paper to the size you require.
10:30 - Personal Wide, Franklin Covey Compact, Personal and B6 sizes.
13:30 - Cutting your own paper.
14:00 - Using A4 size.
16:00 - Deskfax (B5).
16:30 - Facebook group for Deskfax users.
17:45 - US sizes.
19:30 - Mixing sizes in larger organisers, such as Mini in A5.
20:30 - Comparing the sizes.
21:00 - Personal et al the go to planner size for most people starting with a paper planner.
22:45 - Small sizes A6.
24:40 - Pocket size.
25:30 - Wallet/notebook sizes.
26:00 - M2 size.
28:30 - Mini the Travelling Salesman sample size!
29:30 - Currently using.

Episode 81 - Planner Sizes


A direct download is also available here: Episode81.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: PlannerologyThroatPunchResumes.comKarine 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/

Remember if you have liked this podcast, don't forget to like it, share it and subscribe to the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

2018

80 - Do you have too many planners? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2017

66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2016 

43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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

07 November 2018

Web Finds - 7 November 2018

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.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. A7 portable system - Graham Rhind
  2. Filofax Malden Halloween Setup - Confessions of a Plannerdude
  3. VanDerSpek mint planner -Sprintpaper by Emmashell - Marie-Hélène Lachaud
  4. My planner. New week in my Filofax Finsbury A5 - Lisenok Li
  5. My Personal Planner Setup 2018/2019 - J Lee
  6. First Time Filofax User - Organizing | Cynthia Nabwire - Cynthia Nabwire
  7. Filofax Wochendeko KW 43 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  8. Setup 2019 Filofax Malden Stone Pocket | Ita | Angelasmile - Angela Smile
  9. Filofax Fawn Pocket Rings Flip - Plan it with Amy
  10. Wochendeko KW 45 - Filofax Pillarbox Red - Timelapse - Nixxes
  11. How to Customize a Filofax Clipbook and make it your own journal, planner, and personalized gift! - Goldspot Pens
  12. Gillio Pocket XL - robyn gross
  13. Gillio Medium Compagna in Croco Mat Charcoal: HALLOWEEN SET UP - Plan it with Amy
  • 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. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




06 November 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 405

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

05 November 2018

Width Guide

Whilst doing research in to B6 organisers, I was looking through past postings on the Van der Spek Facebook group and came across a variety of posts about Van der Spek Custom organisers that had been widened to take different width pages.

There seemed to be some confusion about the additional width required for different brands/designs of planner pages.

Here is my take on this problem.

Page Size Actual size Additional Width(mm)
Personal/Standard 
171 x 95 mm 
0 mm
Franklin Covey  
 172 x 108 mm 
13 mm
Personal 'Wide' 
 172 x 121 mm 
26 mm
B6
 176 x 125 mm 
30 mm

Remember Personal size is the same as Standard in Van der Spek language. Same page size, same ring spacing etc.

Van der Spek also offer the option to increase the length of the clasp, but please note that the clasp length is independent of the organiser width.

Therefore just because you have increased the width it does not mean you have to also increase the length of the clasp as well.

Increasing the length of the clasp just means you can stuff more paper in to the pockets!

If in doubt ask Petra for advice on the options.