Moleskine released several new planners for 2010 including the 2010 Panoramic Planner. Those of you who are looking for a planner with a unique layout and the inclusion of a monthly calendar on each weekly spread, this could be the planner you are looking for. It is pocket-sized and has a soft cover making it perfect for your back pocket or purse. This planner is thinner than hard cover versions and has a portable profile that feels substantially lighter than the hard cover planners.
Open the planner and you’ll discover that the planning pages are rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise from what you would expect. This puts the top of the calendar on the left page. At first this seems a little awkward until you write in it. The extra width is more comfortable than a narrower page, and you avoid having to write near the inner margins in the center of the journal!
The panoramic orientation also includes some extras you won’t find in the standard Moleskine planners; a small column sectioned into To-Dos, Contacts and Notes. There is also a small monthly calendar of the current month highlighting the current week in bold. I get requests for this feature all of the time so I am glad that Moleskine finally added a monthly calendar to one of their planners.
Each 2-page spread displays a week at a time and the planning slots are in a vertical format. The planning periods are broken down into 12, 1-hour slots in military time, 08:00 through 20:00. All of the standard Moleskine planner pages are here, too, including pages for Personal Data, Monthly Planning Calendars for long range planning for 2010 and 2011, International Holidays, a Time Zone Chart, International Dialing Codes, Distances, International Sizes and a Ruler.
Small but significat changes to Moleskine’s traditional planners add up to a nice little Panoramic planner with super planning capabilities. You should give it a tyr if you want a unique Moleskine Weekly Planner with a soft cover and small monthly calendar on each page. The Moleskine Panoramic Planner can be found at www.journalingarts.com.