Circa smartPlanner COMPLETE agenda 9app pack
Love the SmartAgenda
The SmartAgenda is the perfect complement to an electronic calendar. I have used virtually every planner system available, and the new format combined with traditional Circa flexibility suits my needs beautifully. The quality of the paper is excellent and all of the sheets are well designed for their purpose. Thank youj!!
February 25, 2014
Brought me pack to daily planning!
It has been awhile since I have used a paper pen and planner, mainly due to my company using Outlook and our phones for everything, but for some reason I missed the old paper and pen style. Every year I went out and tried something new from either DayRunner, DayTimers, or Franklin-Covey but never had much success with them - until now.
I will say this much, the quality or paper that is used is top notch. I don't have to worry about the bleed through that I have had to worry about with under planning pagers, and the layout of the pages is just what I need in terms of keeping everything in order for the daily grind that I have. There are only a few quibbles that I have with the planner over all, and that is just dealing with the notes section and the colors. While I am typically a fan of the earthy tones, I just think that a gray would look better, and I would like the notes section to either have a grid or line pattern to it. I understand why they would make it unlined, but for me, I like to have some order to the chaos when it comes to my ramblings :).
The additional pages that comes with the planner are helpful and a lot of my coworkers find the pads to be awesome in meetings (I am going to have to pick up more doodlers and idea station pages!) But to everyone who may buy these, just remember your coworkers!
Overall, very well thought out system and I will definitely be back in the future for one next year!
February 1, 2014
2014 master agenda and apps
I had picked up a 2014 ARC planner refill at Staples, and was thoroughly bored by it. I considered several different planners before ordering Circa. I love the disc system because I helps keep my planner only as full as I want it to be, and lets me arrange it exactly for my needs. I also like that the pages and tabs had some color and style. The color is neutral enough to work for both men and women. I like several of the apps, although not all 9. I do wish Levenger would include dividers for the apps as part of the package. Overall, great product. Thanks, Levenger!
January 15, 2014
Each year I go to catalog for a planner refill. Yes, I use my IPhone calendar, but still have to have a paper for day to day use. This year's product seems to be the best ever. I think I will be better equipped to keep everything and everyone in sync and in one place. I'm always looking for better tools for organization, I think this is it!
January 13, 2014
Best I Could Find
My husband and I have significantly different needs where calendars are concerned. I looked at as many planners as I could stand. I came back to Circa. Why? Because we can each set our own as we like it and then coordinate.
I purchased all the "apps" but to be honest, they're not overly useful to me. The Contacts, Keep &Share and To Do seem the most versatile and useful. List might be good for a grocery shopping list. And I'd love to add the Doodler pages, but there's no room for them.
Please note: If you want to add anything to your scheduler apart from what is provided in the Circa package, you will either have to remove some pages or up the size of your discs. There's little room to add.
I like the Monthly tabs and placed each weekly bunch of pages behind the appropriate tab - making it easier to work in one month without having to turn back and forth from place to place.
I also added my own "ribbon" place holder as you can't find your page that easily otherwise. I like to grab the ribbon and be on my current page immediately. This saves time and frustration. Levenger might want to consider such an addition, tho' they do have the page finder but it's not part of this set.
We've used Circa for years and find it the best possible notebooks. Junior works well for us in most everything. It's a convenient size and still large enough for notes, etc.
The weekly pages are set up a bit funky, but you'll get used to it. It might have been more intuitive if the weekdays were either upper on the page with weekends on the bottom, or if they'd somehow set it as a normal Sun-Mon week. That said, the mirroring page is wonderful for notes, tasks and misc you need to jot.
My husband's has the leather cover, embossed. He LOVES it and receives complements everywhere he goes. There too, a bit more space for more pages might have been in order - but he's being more careful with what he puts in it.
Yes, I would recommend this. Keep in mind, you're paying prime for this item. It's not an easy or cheap purchase. But the paper is good quality and the fact that you can alter the pages in any way that you want (a Circa joy) makes up for having to buy three or four average planners to find something you like.
The only thing really missing is a pen holder. Would have been a nice add on.
December 31, 2013
Love it how about some "mom" apps
My business husband got this for me and I love the apps as I love making lists.
As a suggestion, how about some additional apps, like recipe cards sorta in the format of the contacts app?
December 28, 2013
Circa smartPlanner COMPLETE agenda
Great Product .. Peers are worked will be order one for their own soon.
December 21, 2013
I'm switching planners this year. Been using the Moleskine daily planner for several years, and since I need different kinds of pages depending on current activities, I thought I'd give this a try. Already use Circa stuff for projects and other stuff, so this was a no-brainer wrt what to try next.
So far, between this and the "apps", I think I've got everything covered, and given the ability to put pages in any order I want, I think I've finally found something that'll work for me.
December 14, 2013
excited about this planner
I just received the complete system and have started adding my 2014 information. I love the colors they use and the flexibility to put together the planner as it works best for you. The quality of this product, as with all things Levenger, is wonderful.
December 14, 2013
I"m an old fashion, hard copy guy. I have three different computer enclaves at work, all closed systems. An electronic calendar will not work for me. I have always used a paper planner to deconflict my schedule. I used to use a letter sized circa with a weekly view, but found that too cumbersome to carry around. I switched to the junior size last year, but used a daily view that I did not like. I'm switching this year to the smartPlanner to get back to a weekly view and to utilize the apps. I do wish Levenger would format the week in the vertical style, with the hours labeled. I look forward to giving the smartPlanner a chance and working some of the apps into my routine.
December 1, 2013