questionswhat type of personal planner/calendar do you use?

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I use the 2012 awesome Woot! Calendar.

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I switched to Google Calendar a couple of years ago and now couldn't imagine life without it.

It offers a lot of flexibility in views (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and user-set date ranges). It has a grasp of time zones. It lets me have an unlimited number of calendars for different projects, and I can keep them private or share them as I wish. I actually share a lot of calendars with loved ones and work collaborators, which has turned out to be awesome. It self-populates my birthdays and other important dates from year to year. I can subscribe to add-on calendars for moon phases, holidays, and hockey games. It's also printable and downloadable, if you need it offline.

I also use the really simple mobile version on my phone, which distills it into a list of appointments. That even worked on the incredibly simple browser on my Motorola e815 flip phone (released ca. 2005), which I can assure you is not a "smart phone" in most senses of the word.

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I use google calendar on my PC and phone as well as a to do list on my phone.

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I'm using Cozi. It has several features too like to-do lists. Any of my family members can update this information by using their own credentials.

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I use iCal, though it's nearly identical to Google Calendar. I like that I can have different tasks/ classes color coded, and that I can have general events or timed events. It pushes to my phone too, so I can set an alarm if I ever need to.

Convenience!

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Android calendar (or other smartphone before that, though never an iPhone) sync'd with something on the backend. (Either a corporate mail/calendaring/scheduling system or a Google-type system.)

It is convenient having my calendar pretty much anywhere on pretty much every device I have as well as the web. It has been a very long time since I regretted not using a paper calendar, though I'll grant that there were some regrets in the early days of doing it electronically, maybe ten years ago.

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@sunnyx0r: I came here to say the same thing. Go brains!

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I use my iPhone calendar that is connected with my Outlook calendar at work.

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Google Calendar for personal stuff.
Outllok Calendar for work stuff.

My PC at work only shows my work appointments in Outlook, but my Android phone and HP Touchpad have stock calendar apps that sync to both calendars allowing me to see both personal and work appointments. The apps also automatically shows US holidays if I enable that option.
Electronic is the way to go. Not only can I carry my phone everywhere with me for easy access to my schedule, it will also notify me when I have impending meetings. A paper calendar cannot do that. Sure, the phone battery could die making it not possible to see my calendar, but I usually have my Touchpad or PC nearby if I need to give it a look.

All that said, if you don't have a smart phone or tablet, I can see why a paper copy would be necessary for ease of access.

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I "use" Google Calendar, but I almost never log in.

I added the calendar to Outlook at work, iCal on the iPod, and iCal on the Mac. I add most new events/appointments via iCal on the Mac, but I can view everywhere. Very rarely, I log into Google Calendar directly so I can add events while at work.

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I use Google Calendar for all work and personal stuff. However, I do have a paper planner for all fundraising, activities(football games, concerts, performances, etc...) and volunteer stuff, as well as personal. It is a weekly planner I made for the Choir and Drill Booster Clubs to sell to the kids 2 years ago. It works very well, has big enough spaces for daily homework, activities, and extra stuff. I used Publisher and some templates available free on the net. My daughter graduated this past May, and I still use it.

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I use a system of Post-it notes, piles of paper, my other-half, and impending doom to keep track of what is happening when.

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@gideonfrost: What is the app you use for you todo? I found http://cycletodo.jasonantman.com/
I would like something I can sync with my PC and view past todo. So if someone asks did you do...
I like the cycletodo because of the estimated time of the day I will be working. It moves things to the next day that are not finished and keeps 3 priorities and moves oldest to top....I like everything about it but it will not sync a PC.
Yes @shrdlu: I found that todo from the book you recommended.

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I'm an iZombie, so I've learned if it doesn't hit my iCal, it probably doesn't happen.

Don't mock, I've had a busy year...

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Outlook....

I know, it sucks.

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@caffeine_dude: I use gtasks because it synchs with Google tasks

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I used my phone calendar and a dry erase board on my fridge.

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I don't have that much of a life. I use my 3-month calendar hanging on the wall and a pen.

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I use the calendar on a Blackberry synced to a Google Calendar account.

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I use my Club Nintendo calender, which is sadly running out of flash card's with this years month on them...