I cannot believe its taken me so long to do a write up about the Quo Vadis Plan & Note Open Format Desk Planner. It’s simply the simplest answer to the “I need a planner” problem. It’s approximately A5 sized, bound with a flexible soft cover and features week-on-two-pages open planning pages AND FOUNTAIN PEN FRIENDLY PAPER. So…. basically, its the “problem solved” planner for a lot of people who have been asking for an alternative to the Moleskine planner but “with better paper”. This is it.
On the cover is a subtly embossed “2017” and the Quo Vadis logo in the lower right hand corner. There’s an option to choose the turquoise spine and elastic like this model or purple or pink.
- Open layout for planning & notes
- Week on 2-pages with equal pages for each day
- Monthly calendar pages in the front
- 12 months – January-December
- Covers are flexible, soft-touch material, not leatherette
- Color binding & match vertical elastic closure
- Forward planning for 2017 & 2018
- White 90g paper
- 2-color printing
- Tear-off corners to make wayfinding easier
- Address book pages in back of book
The book itself is relatively thin so you won’t weigh yourself down with a big planner and can easily add an additional notebook to your daily carry without needing your own Sherpa.
Since most people will already have some familiarity with Quo Vadis paper (also Clairefontaine and Rhodia) I didn’t do a lengthy pen test since it felt like overkill. The 90gsm paper Quo Vadis uses is the same high quality paper that is used in most Quo Vadis, Clairefontaine and Rhodia products and can be depended upon to behave as such. This is Robert Oster Aqua in my Pilot Custom 912 with Waverly nib.
And shown above, the same page is viewed from the back. As you can see there is almost no show through and no bleed through as is expected from Quo Vadis paper.
So, if you are looking for a good quality, week-on-two-pages planner with lots of room for notes, the Quo Vadis Plan & Note Desk is a great option. And any Quo Vadis planner is guaranteed to feature awesome paper if you need a different size or configuration.
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And if I’m viewing the pictures correctly the monthly pages match up with the weekly pages!
And it in the weekly pages, Saturday and Sunday have adequate space.
I’ve flopped back and forth between paper and electronic planners. One thing I’ve learned to love from electronic calendars is the ability to have week run Monday-Sunday. This makes it so much easier for me to see my weekend time in one chunk. And too many paper planners have the month pages run Sunday-Saturday but the corresponding weekly pages Monday-Sunday. Ack!
Yes, Saturday and Sunday have been given the same space as all the other days of the week with some notes space at the bottom of the right hand page. Since Quo Vadis is a European based company most of their planners are Monday to Sunday except the Minister which appropriately starts on Sunday.