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3x5 sheet music jotters (landscape)

Five 3x5-inch cards on one letter-sized sheet, each with four landscape-oriented blank music staves. Use the 2nd page for the back, if you'd like double-sided cards.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
thumb2.jpg
Usage advice: 

Keep a couple with the other blank notecards in your hPDA, for those musically inspired moments...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
3x5_staff_5up_2p_attrib.pdf74.03 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2011-02-28 23:37
Homeschool Lesson Card

Based on the Teacher's Lesson Planner template by Alex Prouty. Provides more space to list materials and notes to help in planning your lessons, as well as some color for sorting.

This is my first template. I attempted a 1up & a 4up, as well as an OO version.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
red thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

Includes 9 different colors for the topmost header bar so you can organize by subject, child, day of the week, quarter, semester, and so on. Lesson box for the assignment and page numbers. Rounded square box can hold a sticker for completion or further organization, or write the date, week number, child's name, etc. Materials section is helpful for listing math manipulatives, library books, art supplies, science experiment materials, or other things you'll need to gather for your lesson.

You could use these as assignment cards for older children, in workboxes, planning file crate systems, etc.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe); OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
3X5 homeschool lesson card.pdf43.76 KB
3x5 homeschool lesson card 4up.pdf40.26 KB
3X5 homeschool lesson card 1up.odg10.25 KB
3x5 homeschool lesson card 4up.odg38.87 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-07-17 22:31
Hipster Calendar

A new spin on an index card sized calendar.

Circle the month across the top and the date along the side.

Card margins are set up so that you can still see the date when you use a "Shirt Pocket Briefcase".

You may need to update the font to whatever works on your computer. I used "Kartika".

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

Circle the month across the top and the date along the side.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
INDEX Card.doc24 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-05-27 15:31
24/7 Work-Life Planner Hipster Version

The 3 x 5 version of this popular planner. 3/8" margins are left for punching for circa users if you wish!

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

These are three up and are designed so you use Avery 5388 index card templates or you can simply print and cut them up. I wanted to give you that option.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or similar PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Circa Hipster 24-7.pdf12.55 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-04-04 18:33
24/7 Work-Life Planner Hipster Version

This is a template for the 24/7 Work-Life Planner in index card size. I have posted a similar template in Classic Size but shrunk this one so that it fits on two cards (1 card per day printing both sides). I've left a 3/8"+ margin for punches. (I use Circa). The margins are set on the bottom for the top half and the top for the bottom half.

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

This template is 3-up and is designed for printing on a template package like Avery 5388 or you can print them on regular paper and cut them to size. 1.75 inches off the left and right margin and and inch off the top and bottom. From there, you can cut them in 3 inch lengths. Be sure to print both sides!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or similar PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Circa Hipster 24-7.pdf12.55 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-04-01 00:42
Procrastination Chart

This is my first post here, I'm a new member but I've been using this website for about a year. I'm a college student and realized there's not too much here geared towards students, or if there is I haven't found it. Anyway, I came across this awesome web page (http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/procrastination.html) that addresses procrastination, especially for students. Now I am a HUGE procrastinater and this system of writing down and forcing myself to argue against my reasons really seems to help. Let me know what you think. It's just a simple Excel sheet (made for 3x5 card, can be easily altered) so you can tweak it if need be.

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

Write in the project/task you are putting off at the top. In the left column, list your reasons for putting it off (ex: it's too hard, it will take too long, I don't think I know how to do it, etc.) it only works if you're completely honest with yourself. Then on the right, make arguements against your stated reasons (ex: if I break it down it will be easy, I've done this before and it wasn't so bad, I know more than I give myself credit for, etc). Then hopefully you will come to the conclusion that it's best to dive in, wirte it down at the bottom plus any dates/schedules times you want to do it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Procrastination Chart.xls22 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-11-13 21:05
DIY mini file folders for 3x5 notecards

Being profoundly frustrated by the fact that the Levenger notecard folders don't fit in regular 3x5 notecard boxes and inspired by the 4x6 floder template from Vale Design lauded by Lifehacker.com, I made my own template for 3x5 folders that fit!

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

Simply print on your favorite decorative paper or card stock. Cut along the full lines and fold along the hashed line (a bone folder will help there). That's it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
N/A
Applications required: 
Any pdf reader such as Acrobat, Apple Preview or FoxIt
AttachmentSize
3x5 folder.pdf164.97 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-08-10 18:47
Hipster NA list on one card, by context

hofsanoj's "Next Step List-Advanced" inspired me to make several versions of my own, based on it. The most useful one is probably this GTD NA by context Hipster one, since I actually use it. It is a Word Doc file, so you can fiddle with the margins and add or take away contexts to your hearts content.

Does anyone know how to create a 4up version of this in MsWord? This 1up version is tricky to print just right on my printer because of the margins.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
NA.png
Usage advice: 

This is a next action list on a single card. I like it because all my actions are on a single card, and yet GTD context selection is possible. I put 'Date' on the left side, but I find I don't really use it, because of the limited space, hence I did not make it a separate column, as I originally planned.

The included contexts (abreviated of course) are Calls, Work(could be WF), Errands/Out, Computer/internet, Home, SM, and quadrant 2 (a la Covey). You can edit it to suit yourself.

This template is in monochrome (no shades of gray, just easier on my eyes). You must select 3x5 size before printing (under Page Setup or Printer settings), and print 1st page only (even without the overlap, a second page is always present, not sure why.

The small overlap to the second page is best left alone, because I added an extra margin at the top for hipster binding. If you remove the extra margin, the overlap will disappear, hence maximizing space use.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English, any (editable)
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Next Actions.doc54 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-06-10 23:07
day plan

Index card sized planner pages for planning each day.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

Can be printed on card stock and cut. I print them to regular paper and paste each day into my pocket journal. Then I use as many following pages as I need to capture stuff for that day.

I keep a full to do list elsewhere, on this form I just pick out the "must do today or the world will end" items. On the timed page of the form I keep track of what I intend to do, what I actually do, and how long I do it. For work I have to keep track of what project I work on in 1/10th hour increments and there are faint lines at every 6 minutes.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Anything that can read a pdf.
AttachmentSize
day plan index.pdf58.17 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-03-15 19:15
Travel Ininerary Template
Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
Travel Itinerary.jpg
Usage advice: 

Capture your travel itinerary at a glance.

Fields are available for:
*Airport Parking
*Flights
*Rental Car
*Hotel

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat
AttachmentSize
Travel Itinerary.pdf17.32 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-03-09 03:03
Task Cards

Color coded and labeled 3x5 task cards. The labels are on both the top and bottom so they are visible if stored upright or bound on top. Print out 5 per letter sized sheet. Sorry the colors are a little girly. I included the power point file so the user can modify the color and labels.

Note: I've removed the Power Point file because it is not working. I'll try to figure it out and put an editable file up some time.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
tc thumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print out on card stock and cut. I use one task per card, then recycle.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Power Point, PDF reader
AttachmentSize
task cards.pdf67.49 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-01-04 06:57
Doane Paper Style Notecard

Doane paper (available at doanepaper.com) is the perfect fusion of note paper and graph paper. I have been using Doane Paper for most of my note taking for the past year, as have many people around the web. Of course, we can't always have a letter-sized pad handy at all times. So I set out to create a note card sized version of Doane Paper.

This note card has lines every quarter of an inch (allowing generous writing space) and grid lines every eighth of an inch. The result is a single notecard that is both a lined note card and a graph paper note card.

Finally, this card features a 1/8" margin all the way around the card, allowing for a markings to the side of your writing/drawing.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
doaneStyleCard.png
Usage advice: 

This note card is best printed using a color printer. I have posted a one up version of this card.

The writing lines are perfect for note taking and the grid lines make it easy to draw other forms, or just keep everything lined up.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Acrobat reader, or any other PDF reader
AttachmentSize
doaneStyleCard.pdf1.2 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-30 18:12
Reference Template with Alphabet, Conversions and Time Conversion

I created a little template for the back cover of my Hipster PDA which includes all sorts of messy metric-english and english-english conversions that mess me up.

The graphic is for Gallon-Quart-Pint-Cup conversions. It was too pretty to leave out.

I also included a Radio Alphabet and time conversion for different time zones. As you might guess, I am hoping to take a trip to China next year so a lot of this reference card was done with that in mind.

btw, 1 acre = 43,560 sq ft (I happen to know this by heart so I didn't include it).

And note that the Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion is not exact, but its something you can do quickly in your head.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
reference only.gif
Usage advice: 

It should be pretty straightforward, a one page file, just open up the .doc and edit away!

PS I also plan to hand draw some lines to make the template a quick ruler, but I couldn't figure out how print borderless in Word.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or Open Office
AttachmentSize
reference only.doc80 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-10 07:10
Resistance Training Log

Record your daily weight-lifting data.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
weight_log.png
Usage advice: 

I use this to record my weight-lifting activity three days per week - six major muscle groups, plus abs and any cardio work I do, and notes for everything if needed.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
training_log.doc41.5 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-04 05:56
Correspondence Tracker

I created this vertical 3x5 card to keep track of information about my pen pals. The top section is for the snail mail address, the middle section is for notes about the person, and the bottom section can tell you at a glance when you sent or received the last letter. I leave the back blank for extra notes.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
ted-work-3x5.png
Usage advice: 

There's not much room on a 3x5, so in order to get full-size printing on my printer I have to print these to classic sized paper (two per sheet) and then cut them to size. There's just enough margin on the left side for circa if you want that.

I've included both Open Office and Adobe .pdf versions.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office, Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
Correspondence tracker-3x5.odg11.81 KB
Correspondence tracker-3x5.pdf9.53 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-03 02:25
CardNets

CardNets are templates that are designed to facilitate a more free-form or non-sequential style of linking ideas and activities. CardNets use little navigational icons to establish relationships among different cards. This approach can be useful when you're performing complex tasks with many individual sub-tasks that require different styles of note taking yet are related to one other.

Right now, the Core Set is available (adapting the most used templates from my hPDA templates). The next sets will cover project/process planning and novel plotting. Please suggest ideas for other complex processes that you'd like to see rendered using the CardNet approach.

Instructions on how to use CardNets are available on my website.

Thumbnail: 
cardnet2.jpg
Usage advice: 

Click on ".pdf" and ".png" links to download templates from the web page. Can also be inserted into Word documents, etc.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Any graphics package that can open .pdf and .png files
Language: 
English
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-05-16 02:33
Hipster cardcase with lock

This cardcase can be completed without glueing. Just print it and cut it. Scorch the folds. While cutting, don't forget the small horizontal cut int the most left section, and the two tiny cuts on both sides of the lip. This way the lip will function like a barb on a fishinghook, when you fold the cardcase and put the lip in the cut.

Have fun!

Erik

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

Just print, cut and fold...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat
AttachmentSize
LOCKED_HIPSTER.pdf535.15 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-02-02 19:02
PDF of 2-Page Per Year Dynamic

Since some folks have had issues with generating pdf's or printing with ygor's wonderful dynamic templates, this 2008-2009, 2 Page Per Year overview was created by Jon Glass.

Enjoy!

Jason

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

As you wish...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Viewer
AttachmentSize
2008-2009.pdf131.92 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-01-07 18:55
2008 Monthly PDA Portrait

Just an update of nay nay's 2007 Monthly PDA Portrait found here: http://www.diyplanner.com/node/2365 for anyone who's interested.

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

Circa PDA's, hipsters, Pocket Briefcases...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe or Open Office
AttachmentSize
Month 2008.pdf45.22 KB
Month 2008.odg95.24 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-01-06 10:15
Dayplanner for the Hipster

I have been struggling with Lotus Notes, Outlook and my PDA for quite some time now, so I decided to return to a paper organiser. My employer offers us the TimeManager equipment for the last two decades, but somehow this system does not work for me. It has nice forms, but I to my feeling my creativity is bigger than that system.
This christmas holiday I spend looking for a better system, and I found a lot of interesting stuff on this website. One of them is the 24/7 Work Life Planner. It will do great in my A5 organiser, but it does not work on a index card.
To make it fit on a index card, I left out the nightly hours, and shifted the daily hours a little. Besides of that, I included both of the line-sections on one page.

For me it was the first time I used Illustrator, the first time I post on this website and did not even started using my DIY-planner yet. Besides of that I'm a dutchman and not posting in my own language, so if you have any remarks, let me know. There's lots to be learned...

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

I am planning to use this for my daily planning, but only two days deep! Otherwise use your weekly planner...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe
AttachmentSize
worklifeplanner.pdf79.59 KB
worklifeplanner 4up.pdf117.09 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2007-12-26 13:14