Do you use a daily planner?

United States
February 26, 2008 9:59pm CST
I love using a daily planner, but I wish you could find them all year long. For the most part you can only buy them at the first of the year, with the exception of refill pages. It would appear its a seasonal item. Do you use a daily planner or an online calendar program? And by the way does anyone know a good free calendar program for pc's?
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13 responses
• France
28 Feb 08
I use a daily planner but not an online one. It is essential for me to have some sort of reminder about my day and what I have to do. Online programs are good as well and can keep track what to do as the days/weeks/months go by.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Yes, I'd like an online program, I just haven't been able to find one I like without having to pay for it, which I don't want to do.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I do not use a daily planner, though I think they are a wonderful tool. I do use a calendar, however, and I have a journal book that keep important information in regarding telephone conversations and confirmation numbers etc... if not I would never be able to keep track of anything - so I guess in a way I use a daily planner, just not in a daily planner type of format.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I guess a day planner could be anything you considered it to be if you are documenting the same information.
@mummymo (23709)
27 Feb 08
I used to but I kept forgetting about it! lol That is so sad but so true! Now I put things in my mobile phone, pc and whiteboard and I STILL forget! lol Oh well one day I will get used to it! xxx
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I don't like using my mobile phone. I think it takes twice as long to enter the information as it does for me to write it down.
@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
27 Feb 08
im using my daily planner specially for my work, it remind me what will i do for next day or everyday, it will help me a lot.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I love having one too. Its nice to have if you are waiting somewhere and have thoughts you want to jot down.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I use to use planners when I was working and they did come in handy and helped me prioritise my work. I now use a calendar, hardcopy and one on my gmail email account which I share with my husband. We use that to record all bills due and amounts and important appointment dates. He can update it and I can see the changes and vice versa since we each have our own gmail account. Since he pays the bills I go through and send him an email reminder of the bills due each week. Then once he pays them, he goes back in and marks them PAID. Seems a lot of work but it works for us. My hardcopy one I use to keep note of my sons appointments, volunteering at his school, birthdays, and day to day stuff I need reminding on.
• United States
28 Feb 08
If its a system that works for you thats great. My boyfriends system is just throwing them the bills into a box and the same with the receipts. It drives me nuts. I am much more organized when it comes to paperwork usually.
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
27 Feb 08
no sorry i not have that so i not use bye myryam
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Even though you don't use one, thanks for responding.
@mrpippo (756)
• United States
27 Feb 08
i use the calender on my yahoo mail it's free and you can set it to weekly,monthly or yearly
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I use Yahoo, but have never looked at there calendar program. How silly, huh? I guess I should have a look at it for sure.
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
i do have a daily planner, where i jot down the things i want to do, people's birthday and significant things that has happened.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I like having a daily planner with me. It makes it easier to jot things down on the run.
@pitstop (5392)
• India
27 Feb 08
I dont use a daily planner - I just do whatever I need to do every day. I'm pretty notorious for forgetting dates and birthdates and stuff!
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• United States
28 Feb 08
If you forget events, how come you haven't started using some kind of calendar program? Just wondering, not judging by any means.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Feb 08
I have an Apple computer that comes with a great piece of software that has the catchy name "iCal". All Apple programs are interactive so, for example, if I update my calendar with an address, it automatically asks if I want to put this into my database of contacts. There must be 100s of calendars for Windows. Try www.Download.com, that's the CNET site, they have stacks of stuff there. Good luck.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
You know I consider myself pretty computer literate, but I have never used an Apple computer. I would really like the opportunity though to get to know the software.
@nanayangel (7729)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
Hi there! I don't have a daily planner and I think that I don't need it. If there's a special day that should be remembers, I just mark them on the calendar hung in our dining room or set an alarm for it in my mobile phone.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I usually mark events both on my calendar, but I carry a day planner with me, because, obviously I don't want to take the calendar off of the wall.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I like daily planners, but I tend to fade out of using them when I do have one. Mainly due to the bulkiness of them. I even tried the pocket versions but then would never transfer info over leading to having items in two places. Totally what planners are supposed to prevent. I have bought one again this year and am trying to do better.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I love using them. They always make me feel more organized when I use them.
@bafzsk (46)
• China
28 Feb 08
I think a daily planner is so important to me,because I have so much things to do a day.Sometimes I can't remind an important day,but I use my cellphone.Some program in my cellphone has a similar function with a daily planner.Why not have a try?
• United States
28 Feb 08
I think it takes longer to input the information into your phone than it does to just write it down quickly.