Planner accessibility

Hi. I am curious about your use of planner. Do you ALWAYS carry it with you or do you rely on a satellite notebook or hipster when you are away from your desk. For instance, when you go from office to lunch; actual planner or satellite? Thanks.

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planner or satellite

when I run out to lunch, i usually just have my phone and some index cards available. if i need to remember something i write it down on the index card and then transfer it to my planner (outlook) when I get back to work. I carry my calendar, contacts, and some notes on my phone (palm application), so do not need to carry anything else with me.

not sure if that helped at all...
nay nay

Franklin-Covey says...

for you to surgically attach it to your hip.
You are supposed to take it EVERYWHERE.

I thought of mine as a "Man Purse"
"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)

Usually a "satellite/hipster"

I do something more GTD than FC, so my planner gets most of its work as a collection/capture device -- I take notes in it.

Unless I know I'm going out to do something where I'll need my planner, I carry a "jotter" (3x5 index card holder) and a pen with me. If I need to write something down, I've got the cards, and if I don't, it sits easily in my pocket.

Do you procrastinate?

I do something similar, and

I do something similar, and I also use GTD, mostly. My hipster is always with me, my classic planner as much as possible, as a capturing device.

I have pages in my hipster setup for capturing also, but not having to worry about space while capturing is so much nicer.

I attempted to duplicate my hipster setup on my planner, but ended up not really using it for anything other than whatever thoughts or planning need more space.

index cards, a mini thesis clip + a mini G2 pen = lifesaver

My circa planner is almost always with me, but at other times, I carry ~5 blank index cards clipped with a tiny thesis clip and a mini G2 pen hangs off of the clip.
A week ago, I was volunteering at a local race and those index cards came in more useful than anything else I had with me. I used them to write notes to stick in the cash box, label items, and to leave with other people.

Off topic: What is a thesis clip ?

I am guessing it is in the paper clip/binder clip family.
Google was not very friendly. Gave me a bunch of video clips from various theses (?)
"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 think (s)he just means

I think (s)he just means binder clips, those (usually black) metal clips with handles (I call them "wings") that can be removed. That's what was usually holding the multiple pages of my thesis with, anyway.

Ya never know

Some gadget guru might have come up with a clip that does something especially useful for thesis writers.
I suspect you are correct.
Gee ! That rhymes !
"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)

Thesis-specific clips...

If that's the case, I wish I had had one of those. It would have made the process painless, no doubt!

oops. I meant 'binder clip'

If there was a clip that would help me write my thesis, I'd pay almost any price!

I meant "binder clips"

Although, if they did come out with something that helped finish a thesis, I'd pay almost anything for it!

It's not a paper clip, but

It's not a paper clip, but check out the academic ladder writing club (just google yourself). It was well worth the money for me.

Multi headed

My planner usually stays put somewhere: at work or home. It used to follow me about a good bit, but now when I'm out, I usually have a moleskine of some sort with me, be it a mini volant, a cahier or a standard. If it's actionable for the planner, it gets moved into there. If it's more for recollection, I'll plug it into evernote.

-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life


Levenger Shirt Pocket Briefcase with a fresh supply of notecards, and a Moleskine Cahier. Thanks to a post I read on this site, I now slide the back cover of the Moleskine into the back pocket of the pocket briefcase. I am never without it/them.



Hi Roberto! Please tell me (us) about the advantage of the cahier. I have not heard about that. Thanks.

Great Little Booklets!

I love the Moleskine Cahier booklets. I use the pocket sized ones. The covers are made of a cardboard-like material, so they are flexible. They only have approximately 34 fixed pages, plus 16 perforated tear-out pages.

Over the years their uses have evolved for me. Now I use them exclusively for capture notes related to my personal life. And only for information I know I will want later. Otherwise I just use a notecard.

They are sold in packets of three booklets for approximately $9.00. A three-pack typically lasts 6 months for me.