Readers have had great conversations about their favorite paper planners in the comments on a few recent posts, and we thought we’d share their suggestions and share a few more recommendations today. It’s been a few years since we’ve discussed how to find the best planner or the need to cobble together a FrankenPlanner, so we’d love to hear your thoughts. What is your favorite paper planner, and why? Do you buy the same one every year, or have you tried a few options?
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Readers’ Favorite Paper Planners
More Recommendations for Paper Planners
In the past, I’ve used a Simplified Planner from Emily Ley and really liked it, and I’ve also looked into the Passion Planner and She Plans. I used a Filofax for a while, years ago, and I liked it at the time. (I bet some of you do this too — I typically get excited about using a new kind of paper planner and then use it for a short time and give up on it.)
Some planner companies have free printables, and using those is a good way to do a test drive of a format you’re considering. (Sometimes you have to sign up for an email newsletter to be able to download them, but then you can just unsubscribe.)
Kat’s described her varied approach to planning in the past (she uses a ton of tools!); in recent years she’s also tried planners from Erin Condren, The Happy Planner, Living Well, Savor, and (for daily task planning) The Five-Minute Journal. She’s also been eyeing the Productivity Planner.
Readers, how about you? Tell us about your favorite paper planner! Have you bought one for 2020 yet? If you also use something like Google Calendar or Evernote or a to-do list app such as Remember the Milk, how do you use them to complement each other? Do you prefer to buy pre-printed planners or use a bullet journal or something similar?