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Do You Keep Your Plans Electronically or By Hand?

Pretty much everything I need to know, I have in my iPhone or BlackBerry.

Appointments, plans with friends, meetings, events — they're all in there somewhere. But I can't deny the secure feeling of a leather day planner in my hands, and knowing that the paper pages inside have my plans on them in ink.

Even though I'm a geek and I love and trust my electronics to get me through everything, I still find myself reaching for the tactile confidence of a pen and piece of paper (even Gina Trapani said so) for notes and the occasional reminder. . . which then, ends up in my phone. And yet, I kind of want something beautiful to write my plans in, like this Kate Spade Day Planner.

Anyway, tell me: How do you keep your plans?

thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
There needs to be an option for both! I keep appointments and things that I'll need reminders for like shows, important phone calls, and rehearsals in my iPhone calendar. But homework assignments are way too wordy to enter electronically, so I jot them down in my planner. I also have a little notebook for jotting down other less important things that I want to take care of, but wouldn't want to bother entering in my phone.
Row-D Row-D 8 years
Where's the chance the vote for both??
radmama27 radmama27 8 years
Both - email & desktop calendar & fridge calendar & 2 planners
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
Both, and in three places. I use my Google calendar, my iPhone calendar, and a paper planner. I find that the physical act of writing in a planner helps me to remember upcoming events better, but the calendar on my phone is much more portable.
chow chow 8 years
i use a planner as well as my iphone to keep track of things.
Elfyn Elfyn 8 years
You didn't have an option for both. I keep everything in a pocket planner and a wall calendar as well as on my computer, iPod and Palm PDA. Yes I'm anal...
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I usually have a notebook I carry around .... but then solid plans are almost always kept online for me!
barbiesugar barbiesugar 8 years
I have a school planner where I put down all my assingments, appointments, and plans with friends. So I guess by hand, but I put smaller things like what time to leave work, bassically memos and reminders in my phone
luv_bug1211 luv_bug1211 8 years
i use both, i use a paper calender to keep track of my bfs work schedual so i always know when hes working, and also all of my daughters classes, events, due dates, school things. I keep my calender attached to my door with a great magnet so he dad can see all of her upcoming events and i remember to tell him more to keep him involved. I love my calender! This is the calender i use... And the magnet that keeps it up without putting holes in my walls and having it slip down the door or fridge!
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
it's all on my ical. I don't keep anything traditionally anymore.
Raxi Raxi 8 years
I actually do both - I keep most of my recurring plans, such as classes and work, in my Blackberry. Anything specific to school, like homework/projects/exams, I'll put in my school organizer. It's a happy balance.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I use my blackberry and several desktop calendars, but I do try to write things down sometimes too, but I'd be lost without my computer and blackberry!
khayraB khayraB 8 years
You didn't have the option of both! I always keep my solid plans on my phone and laptop, but the to-do lists and random reminders are on paper.
chichu chichu 8 years
Always scared of sudden crashed of my electronics!
Veronix Veronix 8 years
Mostly by hand but sometimes both. I want to be organized, I'm a true planner!
nana777ing nana777ing 8 years
I love old-fashioned.
luvsan luvsan 8 years
I love the look and variety of cute planners available, but I could never get into a good groove with a paper planner. For me less is, my paper planners never beeped to remind me of an appointment. I love my iPhone!
mudnessa mudnessa 8 years
I don't have much to plan so I am only using google calendar at the moment. I like that I can send myself text reminders. When I was a pet sitter I had a little planner I would carry with me but I think if I ever went back to doing something like that I would have to get a hand held device to keep my schedule electronically. I often times can't read my own writing and I misplace things so often, and a cell phone or what not rings so it has a built in finding device. I once lost my planner in the fridge for about a week.
eckeltricity eckeltricity 8 years
Geeksugar, can you do a post on chic headphones?
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I use both as well. I need to be super organized otherwise my brain forgets. And boy does it forget...
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
OMG!! Geek, just yesterday my boss came in with refills for her Kate Spade planner and I loved it but I prefer keeping track of my plans and appointments via the calendar feature on my iPhone. Its like you read my mind!
georgie2 georgie2 8 years
There wasn't really a both option... I prefer my diary for tracking exercise but use outlook for appointments....
OkLasLoca OkLasLoca 8 years
I have to put plans in my Blackberry. Then sync it with outlook and send it to my hubbys smartphone. I could not make it without an alarm!
cal1 cal1 8 years
2008 is the first year I switched from a paper planner to using Outlook and my cell phone. To be honest, I was hard at first but now, I couldn't go back to paper. Everything is so much easier now, since I have a Smartphone, I can program my tasks, my appointments and my calendars in a second; I can use a stylus write things down or dictate directly to my phone; I can create appointments directly from my emails; I can link to web sites that I need to check. And since I sync my phone via Bluetooth 50 times a day, everything's in both my smartphone and my laptop. I love it.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
None of the options fit -- I use both. I have a "mom" planner plus I have google calendar for work and personal. I also use my palm too.
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