I know a lot of people who only use an electronic diary begrudgingly. They prefer the feel of pen and paper but the need to share diaries in the office or at home (my partner and I keep shared calendars for our social event and all the kids' activities) has forced them to an electronic solution. Moleskine, famous for their very expensive notebooks, teamed up earlier this year with Livescribe to deliver their Smart Writing Set, that combined a Livescribe Pen with a Paper Tablet and app. Later this month, they'll be adding a Smart Planner to the range.
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Look up #bulletjournal on the social media platform of your choice, and you can feast your eyes on a sea of neatly inked notebook pages designed to track everything from daily to-do lists to inspirational quotes. Go ahead, roll your eyes. But bullet journals are an amazing productivity tool, if you can learn to adapt them to your life. No coloured pens required.
Dear Lifehacker, I often use Evernote, but I cannot fully get away from pen and paper merely for speed and portability. I have been considering buying the Evernote Moleskine notebook however I dont really understand the advantage. Is there some kind of benefit for the Evernote Moleskine notebook compared to taking photos of notes and posting them to Evernote? Are the stickers the sole advantage? Thanks, Ever Curious
Moleskine enthusiast Richard Bryan details how he replaced his wallet with his treasured Moleskine by sewing together an elastic book cover capable of holding his credit cards, cash, and business cards. The end result is certainly bigger than your average wallet, but if you carry your notebook with you wherever you go, why not take the route to convergence? Bryan's photostream provides a lot of great photos and details for pulling off the Moleskine wallet. Moleskine Wallet Hack
The Modofly artist collaborative etches your favourite designer notebook—the Moleskine—with beautiful and eye-catching artwork. The Moleskine won best designer notebook by a landslide in a recent faceoff, but to differentiate yourself from all those other Moleskine toters, you want one of Modofly's creations. The bad news is that Modofly's Moleskine's are even more expensive than the original at 36 bucks a pop, but good looks don't come cheap. The Silver Bullet robot is pictured here; hit the jump to check out a few more of our favourite geeky Modofly Moleskine picks.
The Moleskine won the battle of the fancy designer notebooks by a mile last month here at Lifehacker. If you want to measure your existing Moleskine addiction—or just get an intro to the fabled leather-bound notebooks—the Put Things Off weblog offers the ultimate guide to the Moleskine, featuring the various models, mods, and accessories to feed your fetish.
The new Chronotebook day planner takes a different approach to laying out your tasks and events—instead of representing your day in a boring sequence of lines or on a grid, it displays time on an axis, like an analogue clock. Each page represents either the AM or PM, and you write your plans like spokes on a bicycle wheel. Check out more photos of the notebook after the jump.
Web site Planner Hack details how to turn your pocket-sized Moleskine into a custom weekly planner with an at-a-glance look at your upcoming week. With no shortage of pre-made weekly planners in the world, why would you want to put together a DIY version? There's really just one (albeit very good) reason: You've decided it's time to get your schedule in order, but guess what: It's neither the start of a new year nor the start of a new school year, and since most planners run on these calendars, you're either stuck buying a planner that's only half usable or you just don't buy a planner because it seems like a waste of money at this point. So while this Moleskine planner hack is far from mind-blowing, it's the perfect, cheap interim planner.