Productivity and Passion
DIYPlanner.com is a community site whose focus is on paper-based productivity, planning, journalling and creative techniques. Here you will find the official D*I*Y Planner kits, as well as daily articles, scores of useful templates, handbooks and how-to's, forums for discussing productivity in its many forms, images to clad your planners or inspire you, and so much more.
The rules are simple: be nice, try to help each other, and don't be afraid of sharing your advice, no matter how wacky or unorthodox it may be. After all, inspiration may lurk in the least obvious places, even for something as seemingly mundane as time management.
We encourage sharing and creativity above all else. Feel free to discuss matters in the forums. If you've created a template you'd like to offer other users, submit it. Have a favorite photograph you think people would like on their planner covers? Upload it. Interested in writing a guest post? Have a unique kit that you think would inspire others? No problem: that's what we're here for.
DIYPlanner.com is a non-profit venture. All the writers and editors are volunteers: we're doing this because we love the subject matter. We also think that the opportunities for continuing to use paper for productivity and creative possibilities are endless, and that this site provides opportunities for making the most out of your life, your work, and your ideas. We hope you agree.
The D*I*Y Planner is a system of do-it-yourself, printable forms in several different sizes and layouts, including Classic (5.5x8.5"), A5, and Hipster PDA (3x5" index cards). There are over a hundred different templates currently available, covering time management, project planning, creative uses, David Allen's Getting Things Done, and miscellaneous checklist and note-taking uses.
This system was created and is maintained by Douglas Johnston, and it is released under the terms of a Creative Commons Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License (unless otherwise noted). Please read the documentation if you have any questions.
If you have questions about the D*I*Y Planner you'd like answered, and you cannot find the answer here, please let us know.
This is our little document repository, the home of handbooks, official readme files, submission guidelines, FAQs, and so forth. If you're looking for information about our site or the D*I*Y Planner products, you'll find them here.
D*I*Y Planner Documents
- A Beginner's Guide to Making a D*I*Y Planner
- D*I*Y Planner Handbook (version 3.0)
- D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA Edition Read Me
- D*I*Y Planner Frequently Asked Questions
- D*I*Y Planner Rights, Disclaimers and Distribution
- D*I*Y Planner Advice
DIYPlanner.com Site Documents
- Submission Guidelines for articles, templates, cover images and so forth
- How-To: Subscribing to DIYPlanner.com Feeds
- Promotional Materials
Taking It Further
Still To Come
- Template Designer's Guide
D*I*Y Planner 2.0 Handbook
Text and template designs
©2004-2005 Douglas Johnston
Welcome to the D*I*Y Planner Handbook, which currently covers version 2.0 of the Classic (5.5x8.5") and A5 versions, as well as some of the material of the Hipster PDA Edition (see the Hipster PDA Edition ReadMe to see relevant additions).