It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a calendar junkie, and I’ve reviewed several of the unique planners I’ve come across here at Your Organizing Business. For those who prefer something more classic, this week we’ll take a look at a product from AT-A-GLANCE.
The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up the DayMinder Premiere is its black leather-like hard cover, which not only looks professional but is clearly designed to maintain its appearance throughout the year. Unlike some other hardcover planners, the inside pages are coil-bound, allowing it to remain open on the desktop.
The paper used for the pages isn’t as smooth or as thick as in some of the other planners I’ve seen, but it’s certainly adequate, and the fact that it contains 30% post-consumer waste makes up for it being a little less luxurious.
There is a handy built-in address book at the back with alphabetical tabs that match the calendar section. Another nice extra is a plastic sheet with two storage pockets to keep loose notes from falling out.
My husband has chosen the DayMinder Premiere Recycled Weekly Appointment Book as his personal planner for two years in a row.
The inside view displays one week per spread, as shown above. The pre-printed time slots run from 8 AM to 5 PM, making this most suitable for someone whose most important activities are scheduled during the daytime. On the other hand, the numbers are discreet enough for someone who is less appointment-driven to disregard. Each spread includes small monthly calendars for the current, previous, and next two months, minimizing the need to flip to other pages, but leather-like tabs for each month make it easy to flip back or ahead as needed. A full calendar for the year appears inside the front cover, and one for the following year inside the back cover.
At 4 7/8″ x 8″, the appointment book is very portable and will fit easily in any briefcase and most purses.
The Premiere is also available as a Monthly Planner and as a Daily Appointment Book. It is an above average quality product which I would recommend to anyone who likes a traditional time management system.