Typical planners and diaries force you into a confined grid when planning your day and taking notes. Scription Chronodex breaks that confinement by providing a freeform area to use text, drawings, or whatever to keep track of your days and get things done.
The idea of the Chronodex is a little complicated to understand at first because it does not look like a typical planner or diary (it can be used for either purpose). In the centre of most pages is a circle with wedges protruding from it that represent different times of the day. You can attach your notes to these wedges to assign them to a specific time of day or just to mark when something happened. Every other page also provides an overview of the days of the week.
The idea is that breaking out of the confinement of the typical grid will allow you the freedom to plan openly. You won't feel the need to force yourself into a rigid day-by-day format that puts your time in a box. Instead you can do whatever you want on the page, with the helpful guidance of the little circle of time in the middle of each page.
While the Chronodex has been designed for you and is ready-to-print, there is some assembly required. Binding it all together doesn't require much more than a few staples, but the full post over at Scription offers suggestions and instructions for making a much more beautiful end product. If you're looking for a better way to plan 2012, go check it out.