Review of the Inkwell Press Planner
Planners are an amazing way to organize life. I have always been on the hunt for the perfect planner. The planner has to have the perfect layout where I can see appointments and things that need to get done.
I have gone through planner after planner and have fallen in love with the Passion Planner. I thought that this planner was going to change that as there are a couple things about the Passion Planner that I do not care for. Well, only one so far that I have found and that is that the planner is not spiral bound. I need something spiral bound and that was a deal breaker for me with the Passion Planner until I found a way to work around that.
Anyways in a search to find the perfect spiral bound planner I tried out the Inkwell Planner. It appeared to have everything that I was looking for. It was small, classy, had the right format and had a couple bonus features I thought that I might use.
The main reason that I chose this planner over all the other ones at Office Depot the day that I went was because of the time layout that it had for each day. It didn’t have the times on the side but it had the similar format to lay out one’s day. I have a lot of appointments and meetings throughout the day so I like the daily time layout. It gives me the ability to put in the appointments and then schedule what needs to be done around it.
The planner comes will all kinds of other features that are very similar to other planners out there. Goal sections at the beginning of the month. Notes section at the end and additional features such as finance and spending tracking, These can all be helpful when organizing life.
I wanted to love this planner but after a week I am finding myself back with my Passion Planner.
The simple and clean look of the planner was a plus. I am not a huge sticker person and need to scrapbook in my planner. This just did not work out in this planner. I tried a couple different ways to organize things and did not fall in love with the format.I tried putting my appointments for the day first and then the to-do list for the day after. I hated how it looked. The weekly focus section was nice but I enjoy how the Passion Planner separates things between work and personal and then even organizes it by priority.
This planner cost $49 at Office Depot, that is a lot of money and unfortunately, I am disappointed it didn’t work out. I really wanted it to but for someone that likes the endless possibilities, and additional features of the planner this may be for you. I really do not want to spend a bunch of time planning a layout for my planner. A planner is supposed to keep you organized and manage your time wisely.
Stay tuned as the hunt continues.
For all of you planner addicts I would love to hear if you have tried this planner. What you thought about it and what your favorite planner is. Please share! Is there a hidden gem I just don’t know about?