Circa smartPlanner Folio
Great Functionality, Horrible Embossing
Overall I love my new portfolio! It adds that extra but much needed organization to my busy work life. The quality of the product is excellent, but the embossing job was a wreck.
I paid extra to get my full name on the folio and as you can see, only a faint "r" remains. I am unimpressed with the personalization for such a quality product.
August 11, 2014
Center of my workflow
After losing (!!!) one smaller Circa notebook, I decided (after the requisite grieving / decope process) to get one I couldn't possibly leav eon the roof of the car. This model richly fits the bill, and it's a delight to hold and use. I particularly appreciate that in this model the rings are covered; the 1" size limit keeps me honest about archiving pages I need to archive, and the lack of clattering ring-noise makes me more popular at meetings. I find that though I *can* fit a smartphone in the front pocket, I tend to actually use it for a 3x5 secondary notepad that keeps my to-do list. The magnetic clasps have a satisfying *thwack* sound on closure, which is a silly little thing but oddly pleasant ("I wrote something in my notebook and closed it again -- surely I am productive right this moment!"), and the pen pocket is just right for the more substantial L-Tech I favor. My only qualm, if it could even be called a qualm, is that I would like to have the option of simply buying the 2015 month-at-a-glance pages; I've been using this planner so long I totally have my system figured out and need only the things I need. (And lots and lots of Rhodia paper.) Absolutely recommended.
July 18, 2014
Made The Swtich
I love the smart leather portfolio andthe Smart Planner agenda. I have used other circa products but had not switched my yearly planner and agenda to a circa product. I was a little concerned when I received my portfolio -- for some reason I had not seen the slot in the front that I believe was designed to carry your smartphone. Since I am not able to use it as designed I have found other uses for the slot. The leather quality of the portfolio is excellent. I wish it was leather inside and out. I was a little unhappy that the right inside and center inside weren't leather but I love the way it closes and snaps. Overall I am very happy with the product and happy that I switched to a circa planner. I have been a consistent user of Levenger products for quite awhile and this product was up to the Levenger standard and did not disappoint.
January 13, 2014