Some mornings I sit down at the computer with no idea of what I’m going to write in my blog. Today was one of those mornings. On these mornings, I click around the blogosphere, using my favorite organizing blogs as starting-off points.
Through a circuitous but interesting path, I found myself at PocketMod. It’s a simple website with instructions and templates for creating a customized paper planner, printed on one sheet of paper and folded to create a little book that would fit in your shirt pocket (if you were inclined to put your calendar in your shirt pocket).
You can include calendars, sheets to make lists, tables, story boards, even music in your PocketMod. Your calendars can be day-, week-, month- or year-at-a-glance. You can include Ben Franklin’s table of virtues and Sodoku puzzles. You can put a tip chart in there, if you’re arithmetically challenged.
I’m fascinated, though I don’t think I personally need it. I use a Palm handheld (and Palm Desktop for the Mac) to keep my calendar. But I like to keep my task lists on paper. I keep a bound, page-a-day task diary. If I want something more portable to pop in my purse, a blank (or lined) sheet of paper will do the trick.
But it might be perfect for you. It’s not dissimilar to the Hipster PDA (a bunch of index cards bound with a binder clip) that’s become popular. It’s even closer to the D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA edition, which allows you to create custom pages for your Hipster PDA.