15 June 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 15 June 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 8 June 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Dates for your diary - 15 and 16 June 2024
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 697
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2024
  6. Fill 'Er Up: Nan's Daily Pages
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 814 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. Anybody know how to clean this? - Filofax
  2. Techo Kaigi | Mid-Year Planner Review 2024 - private universe timeline
  3. RELEASE & RESTOCK: Croco Combos - Gillio
  4. Found a (2002?) Filofax Personal Hamilton at a local thrift store today for $4.99 - Filofax
  5. Why I Love Using a Week on 2 Pages for Daily Planning - Planner Fun
  6. June 2024 – What’s the plan, Pam? - Pam Alison Knits
  7. What would/do you use this giant fold-out yearly calendar for? - Filofax
  8. Episode #262: Slice of GTD Life with Bill Myers - Getting Things Done
  9. One weekly planner in 5 different styles (Bullet journal ideas) - All About Planners
  10. My (new to me) Filofax Malden Ochre Personal arrived today! - Filofax
  11. Get Outdoors! - FranklinPlanner Talk
  12. As Voted By You 2024 – The Winners - Milligram - All
  13. Found an Original Filofax with gold hardware and had to have it. - Filofax
  14. Link Love: Summer TBR - The Well-Appointed Desk
  15. Web Finds – 12 June 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
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14 June 2024

Free For All Friday - No. 814 by Anita

Why do you still use a Filofax in 2024?

When we had some family visiting the other week, one of them saw my Finsbury on my desk and asked, "Why do you still use one of those?" They mentioned that it was just a bit surprising as my smartphone was on top of my Filofax and these were next to my computer. I just said something along the lines of that I enjoy using one and it just works. 

So, I think that I've narrowed it down to the top four reasons why I still use a Filofax:

  1. Paper just works - no software updates required and it's so quick to just jot something down without needing to open up a program or click on something first.
  2. Flexibility - I can just open the rings, remove inserts or move them around. Or I can easily take  everything out and start all over again, if I wish. 
  3. It gives my eyes a break from using a screen.
  4. It helps me focus - I considered purchasing a second hand iPad some years ago and maybe trying it out as an organiser, just as an alternative to using my Filofax sometimes. However, in the end, I decided that I didn't need one and that my paper organiser is much better for me to help me focus and not get sidetracked by looking up random things that might pop into my head. 

What are your main reasons for using a paper organiser?

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

13 June 2024

Fill 'Er Up: Nan's Daily Pages

So, I've got my A5 organizer ready to switch to. (See my previous post here.)

For me, the thing that makes it hard for me to switch right now is that I had so many forms and inserts in my previous half-letter size. Here are some examples: 



To use my new A5 organizer effectively, I'll need the following: 

  • Diary insert: two pages per day is a must for me. I always need space for notes and supplementary information. 
  • Project tracking forms
  • Habit tracking forms
  • Monthly and Yearly calendars
  • List forms (to do, to read, to buy, etc.)
Luckily, Filofax USA was having a sale, and I got an A5 One Day on a Page diary for 2024 at a reduced price (I'm starting with A5 on June 1, 2024). To make it two pages per day, I can add a sheet of blank lined paper in the middle as needed. 

I also like to design and print my own forms, so I created the two-pages-per-day insert of my dreams and printed it on pre-punched A5 paper. 

I took inspiration from a variety of sources in developing this two-page diary:

  • Daily page designs sold on Etsy
  • Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal Method
  • Commercially available journals such as The Goal Crazy Planner and the Full Focus Planner. I often buy these not to write in but to get ideas from. 
My reason for using the 2ppd format is that it gives me the best snapshot of what was going on in my world and in my mind on a given day. The things I write jog my memory and inspire my future endeavors. To make it work even better, I added my own touches, shown by the icons at the top of the right-hand page:
  • 🌞 (sun) Today's weather
  • 🌎 (globe) In the current news
  • 📅 (calendar page) Today's personal events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
  • ⌛️(hourglass) Today in my life: a memory or milestone from my personal history


Let me know what you think in the comments!

12 June 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 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. Filofax Malden review - Flatability
  2. Planner Flip - Nessie Plans
  3. 2024 Weekly Hourly Insert Options - dr_alvaplans
  4. Week 23 of 2024  VDS Thuya Codex - Nati
  5. My Planning System: Paper + Tech | What I Use Daily To Keep Track Of Tasks + Schedules | PlanWithBee - Plan With Bee
  6. Real Croco & Real Ostrich - new releases on www.gillio.eu - Gillio Firenze
  7. 2024 Monthly Inserts: MO1P or MO2P - dr_alvaplans
  8. New Family planner set up. Having fun time planning with me for 3 tell 9 of June - Natalia
  9. Making the inserts pull out pages. Let's make planning easier. Filofax simple layout - Plan With April
  10. June Set Up | Plan With Me | B6 journal | Personal Rings Planner - Nessie Plans
  11. Declutter My Planner Spring 2024 Planner Flipthrough - GanchiPlans
  12. FC Compact Plan With Me | Week 23 | Caramel Moterm Personal Luxe 2.0 | FCC Inserts | EDC - My Moxie Dreams 
  13. Plan With Me || Franklin Classic || June 10 - 16th, 2024 || Half Letter in my NEW Vintage Aurora - Sandra Dahl
  14. Plan with Me - July 2024 // planning routine, project planning, color coding - s.i. do
  15. Plan with Me: June 2024 - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  16. Rosie Papeterie Vegan Apple Leather Agenda Review - dr_alvaplans
  17. Amazon Must Haves! Favourite planner supplies from Amazon that I use Everyday! - MomYePlans
  18. Filofax Malden Pocket Brown Setup棕色翻翻看,我的Brain Dump本本 - Lornaonmoon
  19. Filofax Malden Plan With Me // Personal Rings Planner // Miranda Plans - Miranda Plans
  20. $11 Filofax Planner! - Lisa
  21. Filofax Malden A5 - Tales in the City
  22. Plan with me in my Personal rings Filofax- Two days - mrs Planahead
  23. Filofax A5 Plan With Me - One Crafty Dolo
  24. June flip - Filofax Holborn personal rings - watchbeccaplan
  25. Filofax Personal Size Ring Planner | planner flip through | cute, minimal-ish, decorative - myminimalplanner
  26. Is it a Filofax Malden Dupe... or just a similar vintage style? New A5 Ring Binder! - Linda aka tortagialla
  27. New Personal Filofax Ranger - itsnaeri
  28. Silent Plan With Me! | June 10- 16 | A5 Filofax Malden - Mariane Cresp
  29. Weekly plan with me | filofax original personal rings | minimalist planner | Nicole Makes Plans - Nicole Makes Plans
  30. Mini Filofax Malden // Plan With Me // Miranda Plans - Miranda Plans
  31. Gillio Medium Compagna Flipthrough | Ana Jolene - Ana Jolene
  32. Personal planner setup and flip though - Margaret Ann’s Plans
  33. 6/8/24 Personal Rings Planner Flip | Gillio Medium Amica - Life with Lisa Ann
  34. Why does technology hate me…Ask me anything / Gillio undyed personal rings - Beverly Plans
  35. Mansorah Atelier | June 2024 Planner Setup | A5 Ring Planner, Moleskine Daily, Pocket & B6 TN - Mansorah Atelier
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11 June 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No. 697

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.

If you are commenting below, please include your first name at the end of the comment. Thank you. 

10 June 2024

Dates for your diary - 15 and 16 June 2024

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

When? - Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 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 15 and Sunday 16 June 2024.

 

09 June 2024

Silent Sunday

The Bridge organisers in Personal and A5 size, together with a Filofax Flex Notebook


08 June 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 8 June 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 1 June 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Highlights for May 2024
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 696
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 5 June 2024
  6. Now Is the Time! by Nan
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 813 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. New to Filofax: Domino - Filofax
  2. PLOTTER Tips for New Graduates and Stepping into a New Job - PLOTTER USA
  3. Effective Communication - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Pocket stapler ‘pen’ - This Bug's Life
  5. PLOTTER Pop-up at St. Louis Pen Show 2024 - PLOTTER USA
  6. Liveshow Giveaway Competition - Gillio
  7. Episode #261: Slice of GTD Life: Jason Atwood - Getting Things Done
  8. The Story of Shiranami Leather - PLOTTER USA
  9. Link Love: Meta Hates Us - The Well-Appointed Desk
  10. Web Finds – 5 June 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
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07 June 2024

Free For All Friday - No. 813 by Steve

The Fascination with Filofax

I have dedicated the last 15 years to exploring every possible facet of using a Filofax organiser. 

Some in depth, some in passing. But I am still not sure why I love them so much. 

After all I'm a big 'tech guy' and always have been/will be. From my many Apple devices to driving a Renault Mégane E-tech full electric car and living in a house mostly powered by solar panels, tech is all around me every minute of the day. 

However, it is a pen and paper I reach for if there is something that comes in to my head and I'm afraid of forgetting it within a few minutes times. Sadly, that's how poor my short term memory is these days.

Using a Filofax and meeting other Filofax users has brought me a lot of joy in the last 15 years since joining Philofaxy in June 2009. The friendships have been wonderful I have met hundreds of readers over the years both face to face and virtually and it has been wonderful to help people out and share my gained knowledge with you all. 

Thank you.

As always it is Friday so please feel free to share a memory or ask a question about your organiser. 

06 June 2024

Now Is the Time! by Nan

The first thing you need when switching to a new organizer is, well, a new organizer. (See my previous post here.)

Or, an old one. 

Since I generally don't sell or throw away unused supplies, I have a few A5 organizers packed away. My favorite A5 is still the first one I ever bought: a leather Belgravia in red. 

Since weight is one of my concerns, I got out my kitchen scale and took some statistics. 

Empty, this A5 weighs 344 gm (12.2 oz). 


By contrast, here are three of my favorite half-letter (Franklin Planner Classic size) binders I've been using:

That said, part of the reason the A5 weighs less is the smaller ring size (25 mm/1 in as opposed to 1.25 or 1.5 in in the Franklins). However, because I can use lighter-weight paper and accessories in the A5, I believe I will be able to carry just as much in terms of contents. 

I'll talk more about those contents in a later post. 



05 June 2024

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 5 June 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. Detailed & Chatty Flip of my FCC Vintage Aurora - BuySellPlan
  2. Design Your Own Filofax - Filofax
  3. Filofax Piazza Pocket unboxing (lavender colour) - alma lauha
  4. Have fun planing with me in my work planner - Natalia
  5. June Bullet Journal Setup || Rainbow Theme || Self Care - Sandra Dahl
  6. FC Compact June Theme & Plan With Me | Caramel Moterm Personal Luxe 2.0 | FCC Inserts | EDC #pwm - My Moxie Dreams
  7. Comparing Filofax Pocket and Mini with Passport Travelers's Notebook - Noteability 
  8. June 2024 Setup || Half Letter Franklin Planner || NEW Vintage Aurora! || Switch Binders With Me! - Sandra Dahl
  9. New Planner, A6 Van Der Spek, pretty inserts and more - Liberty's Library
  10. Planner Catch up: What I’ve been using lately - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  11. Decorating my June monthly calendar ️ - BuySellPlan
  12. Franklin Classic || Plan With Me || June 3-9th, 2024 || Half Letter || NEW Vintage Aurora! - Sandra Dahl
  13. Filofax Planner Setup: Daily Pages - Seaweed Kisses
  14. Franklin Compact || Plan With Me || June 2024 Setup || Switch Binders With Me! - Sandra Dahl
  15. May Recap and June Goals - BuySellPlan
  16. May Planner Flip|| Personal Rings Bujo|| Functional Planning || Bullet Journal Setup || Agenda 52 - Life With MJB
  17. Updated Pocket Plus System Breakdown | June 2, 2024 - Jessie
  18. Cloth and Paper A5 Contoured Planner Flip Through | Monthly Planner Catch All - NPerfect Plans
  19. May in my planner - BuySellPlan
  20. My 2024 Current Planner Stack and Setup - dr_alvaplans
  21. Design Your Own Filofax - Filofax
  22. This $10 planning system really impressed me! I am using it as my daily haul with me planner - Plan With April
  23. Mini Ring Planner Comparison - Filofax Finsbury vs. Moterm A8 - Lisa
  24. Gillio Compagna Pocket XL Rings Planner Flipthrough | Matte Blush Croco - Ana Jolene
  25. Filofax Chester Personal Organizer in Brown - Is it a fake? Is it imperfect or I'm just paranoid? - Linda aka tortagialla
  26. Leaving Hobonichi? BIG 2024 Planner Update | Filofax and B6 Papertessdesigns - Tori on paper
  27. My Planner Situation | Personal Rings | Mini Rings| Filofax - itsnaeri
  28. Project: FiloFax Pear - Inside Kimmy's Mind
  29. Plan With Me! | Filofax Domino Soft Planners | June 3 - 9 - Mariane Cresp
  30. My archiving system: A look at my planner & scrapbook binders - Sleepynotesclub
  31. Unboxing the A5 Filofax - Garden. First impressions - Alice's Life
  32. The 2024 Goal and Tracker Inserts That Work - dr_alvaplans
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04 June 2024

Free For All Tuesday - No. 696

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. 

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If you are commenting below, please include your first name at the end of the comment. Thank you. 

03 June 2024

Highlights for May 2024

Here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

General Posts:
Web Finds Posts:



If you are on Facebook don't forget to join the Filofax for Philofaxy Fans group.

If you have a guest post idea, please contact steve at philofaxy dot com  or if there is a topic you would like to see us cover or revisit also please contact Steve.

I hope you find this post useful, please let us know in the comments and we will do our best to do a highlights post each month.

Wishing you all the best for June 2024.



01 June 2024

Web Finds - Saturday 1 June 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 25 May 2024
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax Personalised Inserts - A potential quality issue
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 695
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 May 2024
  6. When Is the Time? by Nan
  7. Free for All Friday No. 812 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. Fountain pen friendly dot grid? - Filofax
  2. In Memory of…  - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Episode #260: Slice of GTD Life: Caroline Clarke - Getting Things Done
  4. Replacement for Guildford Slimline? - Filofax
  5. Undated planners - Nero's Notes - Paw Prints
  6. Make the most of Moleskine's Smart Writing System - Milligram - All
  7. Link Love: Another Year, Another Pelikan Hub - The Well-Appointed Desk
  8. Web Finds – 29 May 2024 - Travellers Notebook Times
  9. 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
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  • 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. 
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