Going back to paper, with regret and hope

After three years of using electronic solutions, mostly Things by Cultured Code on my iPhone and my Macs and BusyCal on the latter, I have decided to give up electrons and go back to paper for both my agenda and my to do lists. Though I actually loved using electronic tools, I now have to admit defeat in the face of synchronization. Things synchronizes well between my phone and one computer, but not two. Further, iCal no longer plays has nicely with BusyCal, now that the synchronization happens through iCloud rather then WebDav. Going back to WebDav is not an option, because it does not work as well as it used to and, again, I have two computers and a phone. I have seen appointments disappear before my eyes rather on one computer rather than being added to the other. The ease and cool factor of electronics are not worth the aggravation.

So it's back to paper for me.

I will be printing the pages from Ygor's wonderful Dynamic Templates later today, using the department's laser printer (ha!), and will punch them circa style. I have chosen the Moleskine-type calendar and notes model, which I love and find most flexible. I have also decided I will not be using my Levenger leather cover, because I find it heavy and cumbersome. I will rather use the lighter Levenger plastic covers, or maybe I will print nice coloured covers and laminate them using my brand new heat laminator.

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You go, girl! I am here to

You go, girl!
I am here to help
I agree with your observations: electronic is nice, but keeping things synced and shared is usually a major pain.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

Done and in use

I've already gotten more done since I'm back to paper. It's all good.

Ygor? I think I got eaten by

Ygor? I think I got eaten by the spam filter....

Do not see any

When / where / what did you post ?
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

I posted a link to a pic on

I posted a link to a pic on Flickr right here, on March 19th.

Missed it. Do it again

...and then email me so I catch it.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

So here is the spiffy photo of my new agenda

I'll simply repost it in my

I'll simply repost it in my next reply.

Same here. Here I go!

Same here with BusyCal, ICal. Having Omnifocus on my mac but not on my android phone. What a pain!

Plus I'm in the medical field and nothing that syncs is truly HIPAA compliant.

But I've saved all my circa stuff. I have full sized, junior, the punch (old one) and tons of other stuff. I'll have fun setting it up again.

Tournevis, I checked out your pictures. Adorable, bright and cute. That's the beauty of paper, customizing so it makes you happy to look at.

\o/

Thank you. And please share your pictures as well.