28 February 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 28 February 2024

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.

  1. Moterm Pocket Rings - Spring Inspired - Moniki Plans
  2. Personal Rings Flip Through | February 2024 Set-up - Tiffany’s Plans
  3. Filofax Meadow Collection - Filofax
  4. Plan with me for the week of 5 February - Natalia
  5. VDS unboxing. JL Violet - Planner fun and inspiration with Melissa
  6. Window shopping - Filofax Heritage, Malden, Original, Norfolk. - Flatability
  7. Pocket Planner Problems | Moterm Pocket Luxe 2.O Caramel | Pocket Rings Planner | - My Moxie Dreams
  8. A filofax infodump | ep. 4 ✸ franklin covey archive binder, stickers, answering patreon questions - Megan Rhiannon
  9. 6 rings pocket planner●Ashford sylph●techo time - naokiroku
  10. Plan With Me: February Week 3 Reset | 2024 Filofax Planner | Filofax Personal Planner - Brittany Vasquez
  11. Plan With Me! Week of February 26th in my Pale Pink Anna Binder - BuySellPlan
  12. Kokuyo Harinacs Press "Stapleless Stapler" - Review - Graham Rhind
  13. Plan With Me || Franklin Classic || Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2024 - Sandra Dahl
  14. Flip Through | Gillio Medium Compagna in Epoca Rust | My On-the-go Planner in Detail - mylistof
  15. Spring Journal Setup In My Filofax Pocket Planner - One Crafty Dolo
  16. Gillio Medium Compagna Unboxing | Planner Unboxing - Randi Sullivan
  17. Filofax Chameleon Personal Black - unboxing - alma lauha
  18. Gillio pocket Compagna planner flip- on the go planner - Barbie Plans
  19. Filofax Norfolk Pocket Size Planner Review - Planning with Chloe
  20. added mini Filofax planner as wallet and dairy and chat about it - My Dyslexic Brain
  21. yup, we're doing this...personal rings - Julie’s Plans
  22. Gillio Amica Undyed - Pseudo Work Planner flip - crystalplans
  23. Filofax Personal flip through (30 mm rings) - alma lauha
  24. Prepping for Personal Domino Soft Cover - Moniki Plans
  25. Filofax Malden Weekly Personal Rings setup - Plan. adayshay
  26. Filofax Wochendeko KW 06 2024 - Heartsfailing
  27. Filofax Pocket Rings Setup | Filofax Norfolk Espresso Planner | Personal Rings Setup - The Minimal Sophisticate
  28. Cleaning my Planner Wallet - Inspired amongst the chaos
  29. Personal Filofax Holborn rings - Barbie Plans
  30. Reference Rings Planner Setup | Pocket Rings Planner Flip-through | Filofax Finsbury - Lined Musings
  31. 2024 Planner Setup and Flip Through | A5 6 Ring Binder | Appointed Planner | Cloth and Paper Haul - Plan With Lee
  32. Naya Paperie Planner Setup | Personal Ring Setup - Randi Sullivan
  33. Personal Size Weekly View Foldout Printable Ring Planner Insert Grid Format - Sample Print - Anthology Notes
  34. Your YouTube video could appear here. If you have a YT channel that features Filofax organisers or similar, please let us know. (steve at philofaxy dot com) Alternatively ensure your video contains 'Filofax' or 'Rings' in the title or description. 
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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27 February 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No. 682

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 post a question. If you are commenting as 'Anonymous', please include your name in the text of your comment. 

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

26 February 2024

Pens and Pen Loops

Finding a pen that you like using, because it writes perfectly and it is comfortable to hold, it doesn't leak or the ink doesn't smudge etc can be quite a task. 

Then will that pen fit your pen loop? Do you therefore compromise on the pen for one that fits the pen loop, or do you find an alternative to the pen loop of your favourite organiser, which might be dictated by the page size, ring size, layout etc. 

Matching the organiser to the pen can be quite a chore. 

Most Filofax organisers that have two pen loops tend to have two sizes of pen loop, the left hand (front cover) one is bigger than the right hand (back cover) one. 

Being right handed I find it more natural to have the pen in the back cover loop and my mechanical pencil in the front cover pen loop. 

As you can see in the photo the pen is a fairly bigger than average diameter, but it fits the left hand pen loop quite nicely. Tight enough to not slip out, and then get lost, but not too tight that it's a struggle to put in and out each time. 

If you need to carry more than one pen, or a pen/pencil and compromising on multi-pen (pen and pencil together) isn't the best solution even if they fit your single pen loop. You can get accessories that give you another pen loop that slot on to the clasp or on the rings



Do you take the pen loop size in to account when selecting a pen to use with your organiser? 


25 February 2024

24 February 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 24 February 2024

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 - Saturday 17 February 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Funfax
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 681
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 February 2024
  6. Film Photography Recording Insert
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 798 by Anita
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. Do you detach a page every time you write? - Filofax
  2. Practice Law 2: Your Governing Values Are The Foundation of Personal Fulfillment - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Restock & Release: Dark Brown Epoca & combos! 19 February 2024 - Gillio
  4. Recommendation for buying a personal Filofax? - Filofax
  5. Episode #247: David Allen talks with Kevin Kelly - Getting Things Done
  6. Find Inner Peace with the Meadow Collection! - Filofax UK - BLOG
  7. The Franklin Five: March 2024 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Link Love: - The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Web Finds – 21 February 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
  10. Your blog post could appear here. Please let us know if you have a blog that features ring bound organisers.
  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
  • 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. 
  • 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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23 February 2024

Free For All Friday - No. 798 by Anita

When I was growing up my parents ran their own business, so there were periods with minimal disposable income when things weren't going quite as well. Therefore, my late Mum and I loved getting bargains at charity/thrift shops or car boot sales.

I volunteered at a local charity shop for about 5 years, but in that time very few organisers came in and more often than not, they would be unbranded and cheap ones. Some of them looked potentially interesting on the exterior, but once opened, they obviously weren't great quality as the cards slots were rubbish and the interior looked a bit like plastic. 

One exciting find, when I'd been sorting the new donations, was a new looking burgundy Winchester! (my colleague was very amused at how delighted I was) However, when I carefully opened it up, most of the leather sadly cracked and flaked, so it was put in the bin. The same charity shop used to have a system where you could leave your contact details and what you're interested in, and they'd call you if something came in. I eventually took my details off their list, as sadly no Filofaxes came in over a number of years, and they reckoned it was because more people were selling online.

So, despite looking, I've never actually purchased an organiser from either a charity/thrift shop or a car boot sale, as either they've been overpriced or not one I'd actually want anyway...

Have you found any bargains recently? 

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything organiser related. I hope that you have a great weekend.

22 February 2024

Film Photography Recording Insert

As some of you might know I've been a keen amateur photographer for a number of years... decades even! For nearly 20 years now I've been using digital photography as my main method of capturing images. Prior to that and since being a teenager I have used film for all my photography.

Over the years I've owned a number of different film cameras, I still own a few of them from a Kodak Instamatic 25 camera to a more recent Canon EOS 30 Single Lens Reflex (SLR) film camera.

My use of film has dropped dramatically over time, but I have maintained an interest in it on an occasional basis. I've recently gone back to shooting a few rolls of film each year. 

Like a lot of other analogue things (planners included!) there has been a resurgence in people wanting to go back to using film photography, in the same way that there has been an increase in the number of LP vinyl records sold in the last few years.

I decided that this year I should do some more film photography. It is quite a challenge after using digital photography with the benefits of instantly being able to see your results. It has also become quite expensive as well in recent years, not only the cost of the film but getting it processed as well. 

To help with my understanding of the results of the pictures I hope to take this year I decided I needed to record the details of the photographs I take so I can look back and see the settings I had used.

One of the very first Filofax inserts I created/recreated was the Photography Exposure Record, I had some of these old Filofax inserts from the 1980's but they are no longer available.

Having used my own version I decided that there were a couple of things I could do to improve on the original version.

1980's Photo Exposure Record insert

Like the original I decided to do it in Personal size because this is very easy to carry around in my camera bag and it lends it self well for note taking whilst out and about. I also kept it in landscape format so that the rings don't get in the way, even less so in a slimline organiser. In the photos it is in a Holborn, but I also have a Finsbury which has smaller rings.


Original version at the top and the new version below

The reverse side is the same format, printed on to Filofax Plain paper

I'm sharing these inserts with you so if there any of you that are film photographers then you can use them too.

Photo Insert to be printed on Personal size paper: Word or PDF
Photo Insert to be printed on Personal on A4 sized paper: Word or PDF

Of course I could have used a smart phone app, or a simple notebook, but where is the fun in that!

21 February 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 February 2024

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Personal Filofax Domino Setup - Moniki Plans
  2. Mini Rings Wallet Setup-ish - Ali Brown
  3. Welcome to the Flatability channel - Flatability 
  4. DIY Dividers Part 2 - Subsections - BuySellPlan
  5. Planner Flip Through: Moterm Personal Rings (Apricot) - Dia Meraz
  6. Planner System | Wie ich meine Planer nutze | Von Hobonichi bis Van der Spek - mylistof
  7. Plan With Me || Franklin Classic || Feb. 19th - 25th, 2024 - Sandra Dahl
  8. Plan With Me! Week of February 19th in my Pale Pink Anna Binder - BuySellPlan
  9. New Pocket Rings Planner set-up | February 2024 - Fairley
  10. What I Wish I knew Before Starting a Rings Planner - Simple Flamingo
  11. Plan With Me: February Week 2 Reset | Filofax Personal Planner | 2024 Planner - Brittany Vasquez
  12. DIY Dividers Part 3 - Pocket - BuySellPlan
  13. Papertess Plan with me in a Filofax Malden Zip ASMR - Papyrophliac
  14. Planner Haul | Filofax Domino Soft Unboxing! | Ana Jolene - Ana Jolene
  15. Wochendeko KW 04 2024 | Filofax Planer | Cozy Vibes | planerbeere - Planerbeere
  16. Filofax Norfolk Espresso Pocket Rings | New Filofax Pocket Rings - The Minimal Sophisticate
  17. The attic archives | ep. 54 ✸ illustration wip, filofax decorating, birthday cake - Megan Rhiannon
  18. Stationery chat | ep. 7 | Filofax Malden flip, Faded Chronicle stickers, Common Planner chatter  - Brontë Swannick
  19. Spring Journal Setup In My Filofax Pocket Planner - One Crafty Dolo
  20. Gillio Compagna Unboxing| Rings for planner A6 size | Mama Gracie Plans - MamaGraciePlans
  21. Gillio Unboxing // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  22. Blood Pressure Tracker - Monthly View - Personal Size Planner Insert for Ring Planner - Anthology Notes
  23. Possibly Changing Planner Covers?? | Foxy Fix Ring Planner | Planner Purchase Fail - Randi Sullivan
  24. Testing out ring planning initial setup + how I’m liking it so far (pros and cons) - Kaitlin Grey
  25. Naya Paperie Unboxing | Custom Franklin Covey Size Planner | Personal Rings - Randi Sullivan
  26. Moterm Veg Tan Cover Color Comparisons - Katie - Planning My Energy
  27. Plan With Me | 12-18 Feb 2024 | Moterm Personal Planner - Sandy Plans
  28. Weekly Plan With Me | Moterm A5 & 8Lotus | Feb 12th - Feb 18th 2024 | PWM | Productivity Planning - The Functional Planner Co.
  29. A6 luxe 2.0 Espresso Moterm avec FCC inserts | French | @emmashell1 | février 2024 - Emmashell1
  30. Filofax Reminder App Video - Filofax
  31. Your YouTube video could appear here. If you have a YT channel that features Filofax organisers or similar, please let us know. (steve at philofaxy dot com) Alternatively ensure your video contains 'Filofax' or 'Rings' in the title or description. 
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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20 February 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No. 681

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 post a question. If you are commenting as 'Anonymous', please include your name in the text of your comment. 

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

19 February 2024

Funfax

Funfax were Filofax organisers aimed at children or teenagers. 

They were published by Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd as late as 1998. 

Although I found a listing for them on Amazon UK they haven't been available for many years. 

I'm told they sometimes come up for sale on Ebay and other similar sites, but at inflated prices these days. 

I can remember when my son was at school he had a Funfax although I really don't know what happened to it. 

If you were to put together an organiser for a teenager or younger child what sort of inserts would you put in it? I'm more than happy to host any files here on Philofaxy for people to download and use on a non-commercial use basis. 


18 February 2024

Silent Sunday

 

Emerald personal Finsbury (post to come) and latest book

17 February 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 17 February 2024

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 - Saturday 10 February 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Dates for your diary - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 Feb
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No.680
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 14 February 2024
  6. Philofaxy On Social Media
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 797 by Steve
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. Creative Refills S1E2: Starting New Projects as Creatives - PLOTTER USA
  2. 10 Love Lists to Make in February - Strange & Charmed
  3. Troubleshooting Fountain Pens: How to Fix Skipping and Hard Starts - The Goulet Pen Company - Goulet Pens Blog
  4. Episode #246: Slice of GTD Life with Rene Lie - Getting Things Done
  5. A4 Mesh Zipper Case for the Modern-Day Creatives - PLOTTER USA
  6. Random Acts of Kindness - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Planner Fun in February - Planner Fun
  8. Link Love: Pre-Pen Show Tension - The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Web Finds – 14 February 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
  10. Your blog post could appear here. Please let us know if you have a blog that features ring bound organisers.
  • Please leave a comment on any of the blogs you enjoyed reading and mention that you saw their post mentioned on Philofaxy. Thank you
  • 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. 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
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16 February 2024

Free For All Friday - No. 797 by Steve

I have often seen the comment 'This size isn't working for me' or "These inserts don't work for me" or similar. 

But how do you decide when something 'isn't working'? At what point is it time to look for an alternative? 

Of course with it being Friday, please feel free to discuss anything else organiser related. 

Have a good weekend, come and join in the chat if you are free on Saturday or Sunday. 

15 February 2024

Philofaxy On Social Media

The world of social media has changed a lot in recent years. Before there was only two or three things to follow, now there is a whole raft of different platforms. 

Here are the details of the main ones that Philofaxy is on in some level or not. 

Facebook

This is where you will find: 

  • The Philofaxy Facebook page, we try to post a link to the latest post every day on here. 
  • The Filofax for Philofaxy Fans - The group for all people who are interested or enjoy using ring bound planners of any kind. This group has been running since about 2011 with over thirteen thousand members. It is the most active group. 
  • Vintage Filofax Users - For users, collectors and appreciators of the "Golden Age" of Filofax, the 1980s and early 1990s when they were hand made in England from the best quality materials to a quality not a price. Please consult the catalogs on the Philofaxy blog or Filowiki to determine if a model is on-topic or not.
    A place to share pictures, ideas or Filofax's that is open and user driven.
    Other vintage ring bound organisers of non-Filofax brands are also allowed.
  • There are also groups for A5 users and A6 users
  • You will also find groups dedicated to Van der Spek and Gillio with their own sales groups too. 
  • And many many more, just use the search facility on Facebook to find other planner groups. 
Instagram
  • MrPhilofaxy - I occasionally post photos of organisers on this account. 

We also have a small presence on the following: 

In case you missed the announcement we have closed our Twitter accounts as they became un-usable without paying fees to the new owners. 

14 February 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 14 February 2024

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Toronto Stationary Show 2024 - BuySellPlan
  2. My Offical 2024 Planner Lineup! - Sandra Dahl
  3. Plan with me Feb 2024! - MadyPlans
  4. Review - Rapesco 6 hole adjustable punch - Flatability 
  5. My New Filofax Mini - Plan. adayshay
  6. How to Section a Planner with Custom FCC Dividers | Planner Flip with Latest Shop Releases! - MaineMamaPlans
  7. pocket rings has entered the chat | experimenting, hobonichi techo, + a flip | lindseyscribbles - lindseyscribbles
  8. Plan With Me: February Week 1 Reset | 2024 Filofax Planner | Filofax Personal PlannerBrittany Vasquez
  9. Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora | To Sell Or Not To Sell | Planner Problems | Classic & Compact Size My Moxie Dreams
  10. Mail Time 45 - Pens, ink... and a test tube rack! - Flatability
  11. Part 2 Feb 2024 plan with me! - MadyPlans
  12. Plan with me for end of January say hello to February - Natalia
  13. Planner Flip Through | Junior Discbound Planner | Office Depot Haul - NPerfect Plans
  14. Surprise! | Moterm Pocket Luxe 2.O Caramel | Pocket Rings Planner Set Up | Planner Flip Thru - My Moxie Dreams
  15. Plan With Me! Week of February 12th in my Chocolate Brown Vintage Aurora. - BuySellPlan
  16. Franklin Classic || Plan With Me || Feb. 12 - 18th, 2024 - Sandra Dahl
  17. Winter 2023-24 Planner Flipthrough and Update - GanchiPlans
  18. Planner Flipthrough | Filofax Malden Pocket Rings | Ana Jolene - Ana Jolene
  19. Ring Planer/ Filofax Personal The Original Patent Nude Organiser - Unboxing - allesaufpapier
  20. Personal Size Filofax Planner Content: Preparing for February - V_Budgets
  21. Filofax Wochendeko KW 05 2024 - Heartsfailing
  22. Filofax Wochendeko KW 2 | Winterwonderland | Sahne Klexx - Sahne Klexx
  23. 2024 planner setup - A5 Filofax minimal & productive - Grow Gently
  24. Ringplaner Sammlung und Verwendungszweck - planenaufpapier
  25. A Filofax infodump | ep. 3 ✸ new pen, moterm review, cd's, decorating my cover(?) - Megan Rhiannon
  26. Mulberry Postman's Lock Agenda...in PINK! - Just Scribble
  27. Unboxing Filofax Domino Soft seagrass | filofaxing - planenaufpapier
  28. Filofax Finsbury A5 with 30 mm rings in black leather - How I use it for an online course - alma lauha
  29. Filofax Personal Weekly Horizontal Grid - Printable Insert Print Sample - Anthology Notes
  30. Current Rings Planner Setup | Feb 2024 | Filofax Original Personal Flip Through - plannercoven
  31. Updated Personal Wide Ring Planner Flip | 02.05.24 - Jessie
  32. Personal Size Planner Monthly Setup| Louis Vuitton Medium Ring Agenda - Stephanie's Homestyle
  33. On the Go Planner Ideas When You're an A5 Planner Girl. (Things to Consider) - Planning with Chloe
  34. Valentine Plan With Me | in my A5 Planner - Planner Mom
  35. Planner Flip Through | January 2024 - Shawnte Plans
  36. My Planner System // Personal Rings + Hobo Weeks - crystalplans
  37. DIY Tabbed Dividers for Spring! Part 1. - BuySellPlan
  38. Plan With Me: February Week 2 Reset | Filofax Personal Planner | 2024 Planner - Brittany Vasquez
  39. Your YouTube video could appear here. If you have a YT channel that features Filofax organisers or similar, please let us know. (steve at philofaxy dot com) Alternatively ensure your video contains 'Filofax' or 'Rings' in the title or description. 
  • Please leave a comment on any of the videos you enjoyed and mention you saw a link on Philofaxy. 
  • 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. 
  • Follow Philofaxy on Mastodon
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13 February 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No.680

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 post a question. If you are commenting as 'Anonymous', please include your name in the text of your comment. 

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

12 February 2024

Dates for your diary - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2024

We are going to run some more 'Virtual Meet Ups' everyone is welcome.

When? - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2024 at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Join in on both days if you wish. 

Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of the session each one lasts 1-2 hours, so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/J0YNv7aDoG5s Please note this is a new link. 

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a most of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/J0YNv7aDoG5s  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2024.

This later date in the month is due to unexpected events that have prevented me from being available earlier in the month. It is possible that we will go with the third weekend of the month from now on, subject to discussion. 

10 February 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 10 February 2024

It is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, 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 - Saturday 3 February 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Trying different sizes with a difference
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 679
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 7 February 2024
  6. Filofax Reminder App
  7. Free for All Friday No. 796 by Nan
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. VDS Leather of the Month - Blog Vdsshop
  2. Are we rocking this year or what? - Lime Tree Fruits
  3. Advice for A5 Filofax - Filofax
  4. Episode #245: GTD with Morten and Lars - Getting Things Done
  5. PLOTTER Event Limited Items at California Pen Show 2024 - PLOTTER USA
  6. 29 Ways to Love Your Planner in February - Strange & Charmed
  7. Gilio Compagna A6 Paper Stress - Filofax
  8. Time Management Month - FranklinPlanner Talk
  9. 2024 Planner/Journal Stack - Just Eclectically
  10. Goldpfeil “Mini-size Extra Slim” Binder - Inktronics
  11. Feb 2024: What’s the plan, Pam? - Pam Alison Knits
  12. A5 versus B5: what page size is best for bullet journaling? - All About Planners
  13. Link Love: Love to the Pen Communnity - The Well-Appointed Desk
  14. Web Finds – 7 February 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
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09 February 2024

Free for All Friday No. 796 by Nan

Some planning experts recommend setting aside a few moments at the start of our day to plan it AND at the end of our day to review it. I've usually done the first part, but rarely the second. My day just continues until I fizzle out and head to bed. 

I've recently been inspired to do a review of the day. I can learn so much by asking myself questions like the following:

What's one (positive) sentence that sums up this day?

What 3 things did I accomplish?

What were the 3 best moments of the day?

What 3 things am I grateful for? 

What will I improve tomorrow? 

As always on Friday, feel free to share anything regarding your ring-bound organizer!

08 February 2024

Filofax Reminder App

Filofax have recently launched a Reminders App, thank you Tim for spotting it. 

The app is available for Android and iPhone, you can see the full details on this page. 

Using new inserts with a QR code you can scan your written notes and input them in to the app and get audible reminders for tasks etc. 


The way the app works seems to be the wrong way around to how I work! I use the built in Calendar and Reminders app on my Apple devices and these can be shared with family members etc. 

At least once a week I scan through these and copy them to my organiser. 

Remember once you put your information in to an app of any sort there might be privacy issues compared to only using your Filofax. 

This isn't the first time Filofax has offered software, there have been apps for printing out your contacts list in the past and printing pages. Both of these apps are no longer available or supported. I still have the one for printing contacts! 

This app seems to have been supplied by 'InkLink' who ever they are? For it to work your diary inserts seem to require the QR code for the date information it seems. 

Would you use this type of app? 

07 February 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 7 February 2024

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Is Planner Burnout a thing? - Planner Mumsy
  2. Larger discs for my Atoma disc bound planner - Flatability
  3. My Two Planner set up - Natalia
  4. Goldpfeil Mini Extra Slim Leather Binder from W. Germany - Inktronics Blog
  5. Setting Up VDS Pocket Planner for Vision Board | Rings Junior - ZenGlyph
  6. February Weekly Setup | A5 6 Ring VDS Custom - Thevirgoals
  7. A filofax infodump | ep. 2 ✸ archiving, developing new inserts, thoughts on memory keeping - Megan Rhiannon
  8. Managing multiple filofax diaries // paper based philosophies - Flatability
  9. Franklin Classic || Plan With Me || Feb. 5th - 11th, 2024 - Sandra Dahl
  10. How Brain Dumping Can Change Your Life | Brain Dump Journal I Use - Vienna Ortiz
  11. Plan with me for February | Cloth and Paper Contoured A5 6 ring Planner - NPerfect Plans
  12. Slimming down a Filofax pocket diary - but keeping the essentials - Flatability
  13. Plan With Me! Week of February 5th in my Chocolate Brown Vintage Aurora - BuySellPlan
  14. Plan With Me | Adding New Inserts | Habit Tracking | Weekly Planning - Vienna Ortiz
  15. Planner Freebies | My Moxie Dreams | FC Compact Inserts | - My Moxie Dreams
  16. Flatability Mail Time 44 - solving a problem - Flatability
  17. Gillio planner setup personalrings & lineup 2024 Moleskine - Hobonichi weeks - kti. plans
  18. 2024 Planner Update | Gillio Compagna - Boarding Group Seven
  19. For Neil At Flatability Channel - Inktronics Blog
  20. Planners & Journals Already Not Working - January 2024 - RosiesPlanners
  21. Bought Filofax Winchester 4/5CLF On Ebay - Noteability
  22. Filofax Saffiano February Flip Rings Binder - Tracy Plans
  23. Tips for Using Cocoa Daisy Color Block + Daily Pages [Personal Size Inserts] - The Life Facilitator
  24. Wochendeko KW 03 2024 | Filofax Planer | Beary Frosty Days | planerbeere - Planerbeere
  25. My 2024 Planner Line Up | Filofax Malden Fuschia & Iris | Filofax Soft Domino Orchid & Pale Pink - Shirley Joss
  26. My First Filofax Planner! | Pocket Rings Flip - Asias Things
  27. Filofax is for everyone! Basic planner tools and alternative uses for ring bound systems - Brandon aka BVPDX
  28. Planner set up for 2024 ,in A5 filofax rings - My Dyslexic Brain
  29. Filofax Planner A5 Rings Malden Stone/Gris Taupe Unboxing - MichelleB Plans
  30. Filofax Malden Functional Plan With Me - Papyrophliac
  31. Personal Rings Updated Flip | Filofax Malden | Sticker Haul | Year of Record Travelers Notebook  - Life with Lisa Ann
  32. Мой ежедневник | Обновление • Moterm Pocket - Kasia
  33. Filofax Rings Flip Through | 2024 Set-Up  - Simply Savv
  34. Plan With Me: February Week 1 Reset | 2024 Filofax Planner | Filofax Personal Planner - Brittany Vasquez
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