I hadn't considered this planner seriously before, and I'm not sure why--so I ordered one (the 8.5" by 11" Lifestyle size, but they also make a Half Size), and may I say that Uncalendar has one of the best websites/storefronts EVER. Other planner folks (*ahem* Planner Pad *ahem*) could take some notes on this user friendly interface! After you create a profile, you can log back in and track your order (Super handy for those of us who are
I got the Uncalendar pretty fast (the Uncalendar company is in Arizona, and I'm in New Mexico. How convenient...), and then almost as soon as I opened it, I came to a screeching halt. I'm going to wait a few minutes while you go look here and here and here at the insides of this planner.
Are you back? Good. Now you can understand how overwhelmed I was at the empty boxes on the left side of the weekly planning pages. I simply have NO idea how to set these up. I tried using the categories that I described in my Planner Pad post, but that was a no-go. Plus, I have to admit, that as papers go, the Uncalendar paper is marginally better than Filfoax paper--especially compared to Planner Pad paper which is an outstanding quality. This limits the pens that I can use to doodle/draw/mess in my planner, and that frustrates me; as do the primary colored boxes.
I didn't take any pictures of the Uncalendar, because the Uncalendar website shows the insides better than I can, and to be honest, I haven't written anything but dates into this planner at all. I plugged in 2 weeks worth of dates....and then did nothing else. I went back to my Planner Pad for the time being, and have NO idea what to do with my Uncalendar. I may use it as a lesson planner for my kids--any other ideas?
Now, this is not Uncalendar's fault. It is lovely, really, and the notes pages in the back of the planner are GENIUS. A whack of those can be ordered from Uncalendar by themselves, which is totally worth it folks, because these note pages rock. Just don't expect to be able to use your Lamy Safari on them.
Verdict: For me, another planner fail, but a really nice planner for visual/creative types, and if you even think this will work for you, order it. It's certainly inexpensive enough to try out, and even if it doesn't work, you can use the notes pages any way, so not a total loss for sure. The customer service from Uncalendar is spectacular, and this company is unhesitatingly recommended.