Today I will be doing a review of the 2016 Moleskine Daily Diary/Planner. I have been wanting to get my hands on this tiny little planner for so long! Moleskine is a brand that is famous worldwide for its Quality notebooks & planners. It is popular among the Planner/Journal lovers of the You Tubers community. After seeing so many reviews on them, I had to try it out for myself! This year thanks to Amazon India’s amazing service, I finally managed to get my hands on it.
So let’s get on with the Review!
The Moleskine Diary/Planner that I have is a 12M, Extra Small, with the Dimensions of 6.5 x 10.5 centimeters. It has a hard cover with elastic closure & Bookmark ribbon. The best part is, it is available in many colors from Red to Green, Blue to Purple & of course the classic Black.So of course I chose the Black one! I always get the Black ones & then personalize it the way I want to.
My very first reaction when I saw the planner was – ‘Oh My God! This is soooo cute & so tiny!’
Now, I did read about the dimensions when I ordered it, but once you actually have it in your hand, you actually realize how small it really is! Somehow I never found pictures of it online, in comparison to some other object, to completely grasp how small it is. So, for your convenience I have placed it next to my Blackberry phone, so that you really get the right idea of its size!
See how tiny it is! If your phone fits in your pocket, this planner certainly will!
The planner has on its outer side a leaflet kind thingy covering it which gives you information about that particular planner.
On the inside of that leaflet you have the 2016 Date & Day Calendar.
This Molekine daily planner has around 400 pages.
Take a look at the first few pages from the planner!
This follows the introductory page – A quick view of the entire year from January to December. Perfect place to jot down birthdays! Especially if like me you are really bad with dates.
After the monthly overview section you have a page for each day, dated from January 2016 to December 2016.
You have the option of opting for either ruled or blank version of pages. Personally I prefer the blank ones. They give me the freedom to utilize the space the way I want to. Whether it is Writing, drawing or just doodling.
(Note – Make sure to choose the version you prefer especially if you are buying this online, so you don’t end up getting the ruled if you wanted the Blank one).
The one feature I really think is amazing about all the Moleskine Notebooks/Journals, is the arrangement on the inner part of the back. A little slot where you can keep things like Visiting cards, Travel passes, Bus Tickets etc. It is so very convenient!
Uses for this Planner/Diary
This tiny planner is perfect for a Gratitude Journal ( Jotting down 5 things a day that you are grateful for).
It is also great as a Editorial Diary for Bloggers especially if you schedule your posts.You can also use this planner to jot down ideas you have during the day for the upcoming blogs.
It is also a great planner to have on you while traveling, especially to note down your daily expenses or names of places you’ve visited during that particular day.
The size! It is so compact, almost the size of your phone ( In some cases smaller too! I am talking to you, you giant phone screen users ;)) It fits anywhere. Takes very little space. Perfect for jotting things down on the go!
The Quality of the Planner is really good & the pages seem really smooth to write on.
I especially love the provision of the elastic band & the ribbon that holds the planner together. I just put the planner in my bag & the pages still remain secure in place.
The Price! It is slightly expensive like any other Moleskine product!
You need to be careful about the pen you use to write with. Sometimes, there can be a little feathering. (Note -There are a number of articles on which are the pens that go best with the Moleskine Notebooks & Planners. Make sure you go through them before you begin writing)
In the end it all comes down to whether the Planner caters to your needs & the kind of money you are willing to spend on a planner.
Personally, I will recommend it.
Rating – 4/5 .
Have you used a Moleskine before? Do you like them? What pens do you use when writing on them? I would love to hear from you!