Another planner geek here.
Hi! I was so happy to find this site... I have a lifelong addiction to office supplies, and planners in particular. In high school I carried a letter-size DayRunner with briefcase handles. Yes, I really am a geek. And a nerd. And quite possibly a dork, too. :)
I've spent tons of money over the years in the search for Just The Right Planner. Everything always winds up being too big to carry comfortably, or too small to write in comfortably, or the planner book is enormously thick because it's padded leather, or whatever.
This week I put together a Classic sized DIY planner in a regular 1" vinyl binder from Office Depot. For tabbed dividers I used card stock and sticky index tabs. So I got a new planner for less than twenty bucks, and I don't have to shell out five bucks per package of forms. I love being able to print exactly what I need.
Reading through this site, I've adopted the "Inbox" idea. I use regular half-size filler paper for it, rather than printing up Notes pages. The filler paper also works for my sporadic journalling, although I must confess that I'd like to find better-quality paper for that purpose.
I intend to use the Widget Kit to develop forms for knitters, as I know exactly what I'd need to keep track of yarns and measurements and project ideas. (I wrote myself a mySQL database, but I'm sans digital PDA and therefore can't take it with me. Forms would help. I'll also format my database front-end to have printable lists to stick in my planner.)
It's nice to meet you all. Already I've gotten tons of ideas from just reading forum posts, and you guys seem like a very cool group of fellow geeks... :)