Circa Action Method Notebook
I decided to try this out to replace my current method (using a moleskine with hand-drawn list template). I've been looking for something pre-printed that fits my system and this is the first I've found. It works great so far (I may end up doing some DIY planner pages and punch those so they are built for my system, but these come really close so I may stick with these). Love the thickness of the paper, feel of the notebook. I'll probably add the bomber jacket cover so I can carry my pen, iPad, etc.
November 16, 2013
excelent organizational tool
Ive used this note book for over a year now and I am very pleased on the ease of use and the ability to track and document all of my working habits. I would suggest this tool to any one in the bissness world
October 22, 2013
This is a very functional way to organize your thoughts and priortize actions. The best part is how much end-to-end thought was put into the product. It comes exactly as advertised but also has great tips/tricks and suggestions for how to more effectively use it. The more I use it, the more i love it!
My only issue is the cost as a barrier to entry. If my office didn't supply the punch so I can organize decks, etc. for reference, I would have a hard time spending up to or over $100 to get set up so I can use it. Now that I am using it, I defintely see the value but as I mentioned, my office kicked in to get me set up.
October 14, 2013
A Fresh Start with a New System
I just started a new job this week and wanted to try a new notetaking system. My research led me to the Circa Action Method Junior size notebook. It has literally changed the way I take paper notes! There is so much new information to absorb, but the notebook has been perfect for organizing and following up on my action steps. I am thrilled and already can see what other add-ons I want. Thank you!
September 8, 2013
Get Focused & Organized
The Circa Action Method Notebook is a great way to stay organized as a designer. The ability to clearly notate & separate action items from notes and back burner items is something the Action Method makes easy! I highly recommend this for any creative/strategic thinker.
July 27, 2013
Great for Startups
This product works great on a startup project, where you have so many different categories of to-do list. Each page is a different aspect of launching - ie content, photo's, advertising, marketing, pricing, etc.
Highly recommend for project management!
July 20, 2013
Recently I switched jobs and am now a Lean Agile Facilitator (Scrum Master) for a Fortune 100 Company - I was looking for a great notebook not just a good notebook to capture the actionable items within our daily stand ups. With the Circa Action method notebook I have found it extremely easy to call out and highlight the items that require my followup throughout the day. With the colored action sheets and the dot grid sheets I'm able to organize my notes more effectively and not crunch to really remember what I was trying to capture during these sessions. I would recommend this notebook and am considering purchasing the Letter size as well.
June 21, 2013
I love the size, and the action method is great to use.
May 28, 2013
Essential project management notebook
A large aspect of my job is event coordination, so the Action Method is great for keeping actionable items/follow ups in the same area as details about the multiple events that are coming up. It's a great way for me to track what I've done and what still needs to be done.
I had been using the Action Method online, but they changed their program so that some of the features I relied on disappeared, so these paper notes are that much more utilized. And the Circa notebook is the most convenient way for me to add supplemental documents to my existing Action Method notes.
The only downsides I have are:
1. The paper smells bad. I ordered an extra set of Action Method Refills with my original order. The paper smells bad, and I thought that it might get better once I opened the package and let it "air out", but the smell has just contaminated the rest of my notebook. It's a very musty smell...
2. As noted by another reviewer, the colored portion of the action method pages do not hold fountain pen ink.
Those are my only 2 complaints. Otherwise, it's an AMAZING product that I will be reordering - it's so helpful to my workflow and efficiency. I've recommended it to so many other people. Great job putting together such a useful notebook.
January 30, 2013
I work in tech marketing and get dozens of new new actions daily - this system works perfectly for this kind of environment . I keep big projects on individual blue pages, misc actions on orange, and each morning write the day's "must do's" on the 3 x 5 cards. Back burners are always full but don't get in the way of important stuff. LOVE the quality of this paper, the colors, and the dot grid.
February 19, 2012