(based on 23 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Organized at Last
I've been using a 1-page monthly calendar, but found myself needing more space. It took me a while to decide to purchase the SmartPlanner, because I wasn't sure I needed everything (monthly...Read complete review
I've been using a 1-page monthly calendar, but found myself needing more space. It took me a while to decide to purchase the SmartPlanner, because I wasn't sure I needed everything (monthly and weekly), and I'm on a budget. The quality makes it worthwhile, though I did decide in the end not to use the monthly calendars. Instead, I kept the weekly pages and gave the monthly tabs to my son to use for his high school planner. I am using the calendar to keep a work record as well as managing my appointments, so it's nice to have the two-page format to include plenty of detail. The apps are nice, but not necessary for me.
Most Liked Negative Review
Monday Start Date - Doesn't Work for Me
The main issue I have with this planner is that the start date for each week is on Monday. I used this product for several months, but I was never able to get used...Read complete review
The main issue I have with this planner is that the start date for each week is on Monday. I used this product for several months, but I was never able to get used to this. I continually would write Monday appointments down in the Tuesday slot, or then look at the Tuesday slot thinking it was Monday, etc. After a few almost missed meetings I decided this planner just wasn't for me.On a positive note, it is made of quality paper and I love the space allotted for each day. If they ever make this product with a typical week set up I would gladly purchase. But for now, this product doesn't work at all for me, even though I really tried to make it work.
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from San Antonio TX
If it's Circa from Levenger, it is a great product. I began my Circa adventure with one item, now Ihave more than I can count... love them. The design is good, paper is great... keeps me organized.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cedarville, OH
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Levenger is grateful for your review of our Circa SmartPlanner Refill Sampler for 2015. We were happy to hear that there were some aspects that you’ve enjoyed. However, we apologize that it was not exactly what you were expecting. Unfortunately, we have no current plans to change our format. Your suggestion has been submitted to our product development team for review. We promise to deliver quality and value in every Levenger product, and we offer a 100% guarantee. Please contact our customer service center at 1-800-545-0245 if you have any additional concerns.
from Green Bay, WI
Doing a great job so far of keeping me organized and on track.
from San Diego, CA
Love my Smart Planner
from Rockwall, Tx
Love the full month dividers followed by weekly pages with extra room for each day and the areas for weekly to do's and notes. Whenever I need extra room for notes, I just pop in an extra sheet...annotated or dotted grid.
from Minneapolis, MN
I'm right handed, so it's frustrating that the primary part of this planner I would use -- the weekly section -- is on the left hand side. (I should have noticed this in the pictures.) My hand runs into the discs. Also, the monthly view has Saturday and Sunday stacked at the end of the week with a minimal amount of space. I'm using 1" discs and had trouble getting it all to fit.I was really excited to purchase my first Circa planner but will probably go back to what I was using next year. If I hadn't already written in it, I probably would have sent it back.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your review of our Circa smartPlanner Refill. We apologize that it was not what you were expecting. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, and we offer a 100% guarantee. Your concerns about the reduced writing space for the weekends have been forwarded to our product development team for review. Providing quality customer service is very important to us, and we offer a 100% guarantee. Although you’ve started using the refill, you can still send it back for a refund to your original payment method. Please contact our customer service center at 1-800-545-0242 to discuss a resolution.
from Isle La Motte, VT
This is the best planner/agenda I have used. It is designed very well, the size (junior) fits well on my desk and the quality of the paper is top-notch. I haven't used the apps very much but they seem to be of the same quality and I'm sure would be useful if needed.
from Dallas, TX
I have to look at the entire month at a time, that is why I can't totally convert to my phone calendar. With my schedule, husbands travel schedule and our kids schedules I love having the additional weekly pages to keep all my notes on. Couldn't live without it. I have used Levenger planners for years and they just keep getting better and better!
from Fayette, MO
I have a lot of Circa notebooks. Last summer I bought the Smart Planner for the last six months of 2014 and found that it helped me to be better organized. So I bought the 2015 version. I put into my new Circa Folio and plan to take it to my various meetings with extra circa sheets added for note-taking. I can then transfer those to the relevant notebooks for each committee that I keep back in my office.
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from Reston, VA
After using many different planner styles over the years, I happened on the Smart Planner last year and I love it. It's super functional, and doesn't take up as much space as my last planner. It's thoughtfully laid out and easy to work with, I suggest it to anyone who uses a planner daily.
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