BooQool Academic Flexible Twin-Wire Binding Weekly Planner, 2020-2021

Last updated date: May 28, 2020

DWYM Score

9.9

BooQool Academic Flexible Twin-Wire Binding Weekly Planner, 2020-2021

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We looked at the top Weekly Planners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Weekly Planner you should buy.

Editor's Note May 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Weekly Planner for a detailed review of all the top weekly planners.

Overall Take

Weighing in at 20% heavier than standard paper, the pages in this weekly planner won't let ink bleed through to the other side and they give you a very firm writing surface that won't easily tear. The spiral binding lets you open it fully to lay flat on the table, which can be handy if you have it open for reference while working on other things.


In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the BooQool BooQool Academic Weekly Planner, 2020-2021 placed 1st when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

2020 planner January 2020 - December 2020 Weekly & Monthly Planner planner What you can do with this planner? * Write your goals down * Take control of your life * Fully engage with your thoughts on paper * Better focus, increased results, more free time, better productivity, and greater happiness * Agenda, gratitude journal, calendar, class schedule, meeting appointments, goal planning, personal organizer, gratitude planner, track your workouts, meal plan, budget track, jots down ideas, write down wish lists. And so much more is waiting for you to create it * Weeks run from Monday to Sunday * Printed on high quality white thick paper * Size: 6.25" x 8.3" (perfect for on-the-go) 2020 planner All-IN-1 Enough to satisfy the most demanding minimalists, and cool enough for anybody, the BooQool planner offers premium quality, fashion focused design that will look as good as it feels and performs. 2019 planner 2019 planner 2020 planner 2019 planner Monthly Tabs Tabs create a simple way to make accessing information a breeze. Two-Sided Inner Pocket Use the interior pocket for storing receipts, notes or lists. Hold all those loose pages scattered on your desk in a secure compartment. Blank Label The secure adhesive label can be stuck to the cover, perfect for crafting a personalized look. Easy write on material used. Twin-wire Binding Metal lay-flat spiral binding. Strong Wire-O Binding for a professional look.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

9.6
2,408 user reviews

What experts liked

This one comes with white papers that are 20% thicker than standard papers. The papers are resistant to ink-bleeding, and you can use most pens to write on them.
- Polaroid Foto Bar
Using extra-thick pages, the BooQool’s sheets are 20%thicker than the paper found in most planners, ink-proof, acid-free and designed to be resistant to damage from light and air.
- Spy
November 11, 2019 | Full review
It offers plenty of space to keep track of weekly priorities, and monthly calendars to mark special dates in advance.
- Scary Mommy

What experts didn't like

Unlike other planners, it doesn’t include an elastic closure or fabric bookmark.
- Spy
November 11, 2019 | Full review

An Overview On Weekly Planners

When life gets busy, it’s easy to forget an important appointment if you don’t have it written down. For this reason, personal planners can be a lifesaver. In addition to keeping track of monthly, weekly and daily obligations, many planners also help with other tasks. While browsing the available models, you’ll want to keep in mind your own needs as well as the style that best motivates you.

Decide whether you need a traditional weekly planner that goes from January to December or an academic planner that starts in July and ends in June. Students, teachers and even parents of children who have to follow the school calendar would all benefit from the academic planner. No matter which type you select, look to see if the planner has an extra month or two tacked on. Some overlap to help you crossover from one year’s planner to the next.

Check the planner’s binding next. You not only want it to be durable but also easy to use. You might find one with a twin-wire spiral binding that allows you to flip through the pages with ease. You’ll also be able to swing the pages from front to back so that only the page you need is showing front and center.

Examine the weekly planner’s cover. You don’t want a cover that will easily rip, as it won’t make it through the entire year. Some planners have an extra-strong cover that is sometimes thicker than a nickel. It won’t get damaged during your daily commute if you choose to keep it in your backpack or briefcase. 

Look for a planner that not only has monthly pages, but also weekly pages. The weekly pages give you extra space to list more details for tasks that need to be accomplished on specific days of the week. Not only does the planner have reference calendars, but also a list of major holidays and extra sheets of paper for notes.

Consider any extras that make the planner stand out. For example, there are planners with more than 50 journal pages, colorful stickers, mind map and vision board pages, inner pockets, multiple ribbon bookmarks, pen loops, an elastic closure and sometimes even an attractive gift box.  Other planners may have tabs to identify the months, sticky notes and even a ruler.

The Weekly Planner Buying Guide

  • Always check how thick the planner’s pages are. If you plan to stick with typical pens or colored pencils, the page thickness won’t matter; however, if you prefer to use gel pens, they will bleed through paper that is too thin.
  • If your planner comes with extra pages, there are a bunch of things you can do to make good use of the space. You could keep track of your water intake, write down a monthly meal plan, list inspirational quotes by your favorite authors or motivational speakers or even create a reading list of the books you’d like to get through by the end of the year.
  • There are a variety of products on the market that you can use with your planner. Washi tape and stickers add a decorative touch to both the inside and outside of the planner, while sticky notes let you add temporary reminders to the pages of your weekly planner.
  • If you’re giving the planner as a gift, consider having it engraved. Office supply stores, book stores and even stores that sell trophies are all capable of engraving your planner for a fee. Of course, you can always buy a set of fancy letter stickers and create a customized message on the front of the planner yourself. This is cheaper but still allows you to add a personal touch to the gift.
  • At the end of the year, you can take a stroll through your planner and reflect on all you’ve accomplished. This may even spark some ideas of goals you’d like to pursue in the upcoming year.