Online Planners vs. Paper Planners

calendar and computer

It is so easy to find yourself caught up in a busy week. Letting your responsibilities get behind you can lead you to become stressed out.  Having a planner is a great way to keep your life on track and help you remember everything that you need to get done. 

What’s best for you? 

There are so many options out there which is great because everybody is different! I wanted to focus on online and paper book options because they are two of the most common.  

Online Planners 

Anytime is a good time to start using an online planner because they start whenever you need them to! They follow you anywhere that you have a device with internet connection and can be updated and changed as many times as you want.  



 Trello Cards

Trello is great for not only managing your schedule but also for making to do lists! 


 Google Calendar

Google calendar is useful especially if you use things like google docs & gmail! 



Zoho calendar allows you to plan your days and then share them with google calendar and microsoft outlook! 

Physical Planners 

Now is a good time to browse through physical planners because July/August is the time that mid-year planners are starting. Paper planners can be beautiful, practical, and fun to use. You can get as creative as you want with stickers and colored pens. Sometimes it is nice to just sit down and plan out your week without being distracted by the notifications popping up on your devices.  


Emily Ley: 

Emily Ley Simplified Planner 

Emily Ley offers a simplified planner that has plenty of room to be creative! 

Day Designer: 

 Day Designer Planner

Day designer gives you an ENTIRE page for one day making it easy to plan out a detailed day! 

Panda Planner: 

 panda planner

Panda Planner is less flashy than the two above but just as useful. There are several sections for everything you have planned! 

How could both be useful? 

If you’re the kind of person that loves to have a paper planner but also spends a lot of time online both could be beneficial. You could use your paper planner to plan out your day and have to-do lists. And then use something like Google calendar to put in major dates like vacations, etc. and also have any family members or coworkers that you want to be a part of it, so you never forget when they have appointments or weird work schedules!  

We use an online planner in the office but some of our employees also use paper planners! What do you use?