30 June 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 491

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.

We are here to answer your questions.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.


  1. I am trying to resist a lockdown purchase here, but was wondering if the VDS, Van der Spek mini sized binders are the same size ring wise etc as the newest mini Filofax Maldens.Just curious at the moment as to how they may compare in real life!! Steve, hope you are resting on up and fully convalescing back at home. Sending you both love. xxxx

    1. I'm good thank you.

      Yes similar size rings, but the VDS Mini uses different spacing to Filofax, see this post for info:


      There has been some discussion about VDS going to the same spacing as Filofax etc, but the low number of sales of the Mini size I don't think has justified the purchase of a 1000 sets of rings just yet!

  2. Thanks Steve, that totally answered my questions. I am in love with the idea of a cute little mini, but as yet have no use for one, so just putting feelers out at the moment and trying not to spend unecessarily until I have a need for one. My address book is in a pocket size, which a mini would be useful for, but it took me so long to copy out the address info that I baulk at the idea of a new address book a bit.

  3. I am wondering if you have come across replacement rings for a B6? Or seen planners with B6 rings? And I enjoy the podcast as well! Thank you!

    1. B6 uses the same rings as Personal size.

      Van Der Spek offer organisers and planners in B6 size.

      You can also use the Philofaxy inserts in B6 just by scaling them to fit