***I volunteered to do a beta test on a traveler’s notebook insert. I received this insert file in exchange for a blog post review and YouTube video.***
Zeitgeber Planners is a task and project oriented planner. Originally available for ring-bound planners (Filofax, Franklin Covey, etc.), there is a traveler’s notebook insert available. It is still in beta testing and not available for sale yet. The ring-bound planner sets come in three sizes: compact, personal, and classic/A5. These sets are reasonably priced. The webpage has more information.
For the traveler’s notebook insert, I received the Project Management Pages, but not the Daily Pages.
Front cover: 31 line list w/ a tracker box with 7 squares. I did not use this cover because my folding technique made the tracking boxes virtually unusable.
Month on 2 pages, unlined, with monthly goal or to do boxes on the left for work, home, and personal.
Week on 2 page set up. Left page was broken up into Work, Home, and Personal with boxes for Managing tasks and a Focus box under each. There was also a box to mark down Calls and Emails, and a Go box. Not sure what the Go box was for. Errands maybe?
The right page had a Monday to Sunday vertical chart, running 5 am through 9 pm, in hourly increments. There is a longer rectangle underneath the 9 pm box. This box could be used for meal planning, important reminders, exercise, etc. Also at the bottom of the page, there is an eight line tracker, going Monday to Sunday.
The May booklet had 6 weekly set ups, the last going well into the first week of June.
Back Cover: a simple future log for the upcoming three months, and a blank box for whatever other notes you want to make.
What I liked:
I liked the tracking boxes on each week. It saved me from having to write my routine over and over in tight vertical layout.
I do like the Manage/Focus boxes. The way I used them: Manage was my routine and Focus was something specific I hoped to get done.
What I did not like:
I did not like how small the vertical layout was. I have big handwriting, and even using my Colecto 5mm doesn’t work. I like being more specific with my daily list, and wasn’t able to do that here.
I also had a hard time folding this insert properly. I tried watching the video on the website, but I didn’t find it to be much help.
This insert was the first printable I’ve used, aside from ones I made myself, so I did have trouble getting it to print correctly. This is a nice insert, but it’s not for me. The vertical chart is just too small.
YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabKCbiXRVU
© Cori Large 6/17/2016