Papercode Productivity & Gratitude Weekly Planner, 2020

Last updated date: May 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Papercode Productivity & Gratitude Weekly Planner, 2020

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Overall Take

If you're goal-oriented, you'll love the Papercode Planner. In addition to the calendar pages, you'll find pages to jot down your vision for the year, as well as journal pages for taking notes and tracking your progress. Users will also love the colorful stickers that serve as important reminders of upcoming appointments or bill due dates. We like that it's undated so you can begin using it anytime. In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Papercode Papercode Productivity & Gratitude Weekly Planner, 2020 placed 7th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,598 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
An awesome bonus is with the empty journal pages makes it easier to incorporate notes, journaling, or other wanted lists in the back of the planner. With the use of tabs, it furthers the possibilities.
- Get Life You Desire
Undated layout. Gratitude and yearly goals pages. Blank "mind map" section with corresponding vision board. Includes monthly calendar and simple weekly view. Comes with three bookmarks, stickers and pen loop.
- BestReviews
It includes mind maps and vision boards to keep you excited about your goals and lots of stickers to keep things organized and fun.
- Bustle
August 17, 2017 | Full review
It’s strikingly colorful and doesn’t sacrifice on functionality to achieve this, whilst including a bunch of extra inserts.
- Rave Reviews
People whose minds are clear are happier, more motivated and more productive. The Papercode Simple Elephant helps you achieve this by providing tools to declutter your life and help you focus on what’s important, with special stickers to mark events.
- Wiki EZ Vid
One of the first sections of this planner is dedicated to discovering more about yourself. By mapping out your goals, abilities, and aspirations, you can align all of your actions to bring you closer to your standard of success
- Consumer Runner
What experts didn't like
Option to get more stickers to use
- Get Life You Desire
Doesn't lie flat when open,. Undated design takes time to set up
- BestReviews
The main issue is that weeks and months are laid out in large blocks, which doesn’t help plan in a linear fashion.
- Rave Reviews

From The Manufacturer

Hit new goal slaying records! Designed to be simple & uncluttered – you’ll get crystal clear on what you want. The aftermath will be relentless focus and motivation to go after your goals. Functional • Thick 110 gsm paper (no bleed) • 3 bookmarks • Reinforced pen holder • Elastic closure strap • Convenient inner pocket • Gorgeous gift box High Capacity • 12 monthly views • 52 weekly views • 58 pages for notes passion motivation focus results happy happiness focus notebook minimalist best personal business schedule women men mom full focus goal attraction academic college student fitness undated life vision board gratitude 2019 planner

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.

DWYM Fun Fact

It is believed that the first calendar was created during the Stone Age. The calendar revolved around the phases of the moon instead of the astronomical seasons that today’s Gregorian calendar uses. Individuals who lived during the Stone Age needed the calendar to keep track of animal migrations, so they knew where to hunt for certain animal species at different times of the year.

Before our current Gregorian calendar, there was also the Julian calendar, which was named after Julius Caesar. The main difference between the two is the way leap years were handled. Today, we add a day at the end of February every fourth year.

Calendars were used to create personal planners to help individuals organize their busy lives. One of the first people to write down their daily schedule in a calendar-like book was George Washington. Washington actually wrote down his activities in his almanac. It wasn’t until 1773, however, that a personal planner was actually published. Today, there are a multitude of weekly planners to choose from. Each comes in either the traditional yearly format that ranges from January to December or an academic format for students and teachers that goes from July to June.

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.