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Almost Perfect I think I have found my almost perfect notebook. I really like the functionality of the layout, with just a couple of exceptions. I agree with a previous reviewer that the action steps column could be a little narrower. I like to place business cards that I receive in meetings and tape them to the grid space on the right hand page, and the card covers some of the action steps column. That's a minor issue, but more importantly, I agree that the paper could be heavier and the cover does get smudgy. October 21, 2014
Nice Sketchbook I am a UI/UX designer who sketches and takes notes a lot. This sketchbook has been useful for me because I can sketch out wireframes and then whatever questions I have for my Product Manager I write in the Action Step column. So I don't really use it the way it's meant to be used but it's really helpful for me. I wish the Action Steps column didn't take up that much of the page. Seems like a lot of that space gets unused and since it's on every page you don't need an action step list for every page. The reason I am giving it 3 stars is the paper quality. I wish it was thicker it seems so flimsy and thin. You can't use markers or anything heavier than a ball point pen because it will go through to the other side and probably through a few pages. September 11, 2014
Solid Choice, but Needs Tweaking I'm a big fan of the Behance Action Pads and the Action Circa refills, so I very much looked forward to the arrival of this Moleskine-style Action Journal. Style: The Action Method is the best, even if you use a digital task management system too. It allows quick recall of the paper notes for entry into your digital task management system. It's great. Maybe it was an oversight, or maybe it was because of the economization needed for this smaller form factor, but they dropped the "Date" field from the page which is present in the larger sizes. While a trivial matter to write the date anywhere else, not having it dictated in a uniform place loses a bit of the systematic flow that the Action Method offers. Quality: This is my biggest issue. The Action Pads and Circa refills are printed on very heavy stock and have clean edges with nearly perfect quality. The Action Journal, however, shows some shortcuts. The elastic band that closes the covers is thin and frays at the edges (right out of the box). My Evernote Moleskine has a much higher quality band, for example. The cover stock (also better with the Evernote Moleskine) is a bit thin in the hand and is coated with something that makes it feel rubberized. It's good to the touch, but it picks-up fingerprints terribly. Lastly, the pages are a bit thin, especially compared to the Action Pad gloriousness, but given the larger number of pages in the book, this tradeoff is understandable. If they would stiffen and thicken the cover a bit, trade the easy-to-smudge rubberized coating for something with a more book-like feel, and upgrade the elastic closure, it would be worth the price. As is, I think it's a bit overpriced for the quality represented, but it's still a great notebook for meetings and actions. July 18, 2014
Love the layout, paper appears thin The layout of the journal is great and helpful to organize different types of things. I like the blue color - it's just unique enough to be interesting, but not too bold. The thickness of the paper detracts a little from the overall quality, though. It's too thin for my taste. It compromises some of the experience of writing. I'd recommend it, but just know that the paper is flimsy. July 3, 2014
Great product for keeping track of things I use this for all my meeting notes. It allows me to track all the action items effectively and stay on top of things. Great paper and just the right size. January 4, 2014
Great Find! I purchased this journal to track work items and will be ordering more for personal uses as well. I'm so glad I came across this book while exploring the Levenger website! November 13, 2013
Awesome Journal! This journal is great. In fact, everyone on my team uses one. We work in advertising so it's crucial to stay organized, especially during campaign launches. Action Journal helps me keep track of what's going on during the day. One thing I didn't like was that the cover of my journal came a bit dented due to shipping, but other than that it's great. The pages are perforated so you can rip them out if you want to and the action steps on the side of each page helps me keep track priorities. Love it! September 17, 2013
Awesome Journal! This journal is great. In fact, everyone on my team uses one. We work in advertising so it's crucial to stay organized, especially during campaign launches. Action Journal helps me keep track of what's going on during the day. One thing I didn't like was that the cover of my journal came a bit dented due to shipping, but other than that it's great. The pages are perforated so you can rip them out if you want to and the action steps on the side of each page helps me keep track priorities. Love it! September 17, 2013
Great junior notebook I first purchased this book at a local store and will re-order from Levenger. The aqua color makes planning a pleasure, and the handy size and elastic closure make it convenient in my bag. I would love to see the Behance Circa refills in junior size; I am left-handed and turn my pages sideways, so I usually use junior notebooks to avoid taking up an entire table with my book. Thanks, Levenger, for adding Behance products! December 28, 2011
binding and paper quality issues After reading the book I decided to purchase this item. The paper is very poor and will not take a fountain pen and even a fine point pen at all - the perforated paper rips out the entire binding leaving a tattered look. The cover looks stained and spotted if handled with bare hands. June 3, 2011
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