Hipster Satellites

These templates were created out of a desire to combine a classic size planner with a satellite hPDA. I often need to have some bit of information that I need to be able to reference when working with my planner, but then to take with me when running errands or when in a situation that doesn't support a thick classic-size binder. These templates are designed to work well with both.

Templates included:

Day-keeper with notes
Day-keeper with actions
Actions list
Driving Directions
Grid notes
Ruled notes

All are available in left- and right-punched versions.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Usage advice: 

These templates are designed with a landscape orientation and with a larger margin to one side. This supports punching in the larger margin so the card can be clipped into the larger binder. In a seven-ring binder, three holes will fit along the short side of the 3 x 5 card, and two cards can be placed on a single page. You can even cut a slit in the edge of the card into the punched holes so that these satellite cards can be quickly clipped in and out of a ring binder.

Day-keeper: If I know I will have a day when I'm away from my desk, I'll fill out the various appointments and locations on the satellite card, clip it into the calendar section my larger planner at the appropriate date, and take it out when I have to leave the office that day.

Actions: I keep my @Errands action list on a satellite card so I can clip it out when I'm leaving for the store

Checklist: I keep reference lists on these like "CDs to Buy" or "Movies to Rent." That way, they are in my planner for quick access when I think of something to add, but easy to take with me when I'm out and about.

Directions: If I'm going somewhere I haven't been before, I can fill the directions out on one of these forms, then clip it in my planner calendar next to the day I plan to make the trip.

Notes: Good for printing on the back of agenda or day-keeper forms, just in case you need more structure than a blank card.

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I like it !!

Very nicely done.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

i concur

I can't wait to use these with some rollabind discs and .... :squeak for joy:

Great job~!

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Very, very nice! "It's

Very, very nice!

"It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy." -- Steve Jobs

Great Work!

These look really nice. Not sure if they are "original" as far as qualifying for the contest, but I'd vote for them.


I like these

I've been trying out the daily forms in my top-bound hPDA. I put the day on the left with "Actions" on the right, so I have the full spread when I lay my PDA open on my desk. The rest of my PDA is portrait, but it's not a problem at all.

I'm also keeping a couple of the Agenda forms. I haven't used them yet, but I bet I will.

I might like it if the hours took up only half the page with half left for notes. Also it might be nice to have a Project page - actually your Directions page could work if it were genericized by removing the labels...

Thanks for the forms!


Thanks everyone for the comments. I think the idea of hours on the left notes on the right is a good one for the daily planner. I hadn't really thought of a projects list since I use these with a larger planner, but it certainly wouldn't be hard to add. Definitely good ideas for version 2 - give me a couple weeks and I"ll see what I can add.

Maybe for version 2, you

Maybe for version 2, you could also add a variant with more time slots, so that late appointments can also be added.

I think there is a lot of space left at the top of the daily planner, so you could use some of that to add more hours.

8am - 10pm would be perfect for me :-)

(And no, I don't mean a card w/ 8am-10pm, but no notes field.)