PocketMod - a recyclable pocket-size planner

8 July 2008

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.

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That PocketMod is cool. I had to print it out just to try how it worked. I’ll keep one in my samples book to share with the client who likes to keep something in their pocket. I also like to write things down but use the Circa system from Levenger, which I love. Also as a Mac user, I have a PDA, but jumped away from Palm last year when I switched to an iPhone.

Scott Roewer aka Declutteryou 07/09/2008 07:39 AM

Scott, you make the iPhone so enticing! I’m not willing to switch cell phone carriers, but when I can use the iPhone on TMobile, I’ll be tempted.

Janine Adams 07/11/2008 07:28 AM

When I worked in Christian ministry for pre-teens (12-13 y/o) I made use of the pocket mod with great results.
Aside from organizers, they can be great presentation tools in informal settings and schools.

Miguel de Luis 07/12/2008 03:15 AM

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