Updated July 26, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 7 Best Monthly Planners

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in January of 2017. You have a dentist appointment in three days, a client meeting next week, and it's your mother-in-law's birthday in two weeks. How do you remember all of that? Consider using one of these old-school monthly planners to keep track of important activities and events without having to stay glued to your smartphone or computer. Most also include handy specific-use pages, such as for contact info. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best monthly planner on Amazon.

7. House of Doolittle Calendar

6. PlanAhead See It Bigger

5. At-a-Glance DayMinder

4. Orange Circle Studio Pocket Planner's

3. Artfan Teal

2. Lilly Pulitzer Hardcover

1. Blue Sky Flexible

Editor's Notes

July 22, 2019:

It seems like daily life is getting ever busier. To help manage the chaos, many people prefer a large paper calendar/planner over the small view available on a tablet or smartphone. A good planner lets you see an entire month at a time, and even shows dates for future months to make long-term planning easier. They need to have sufficient space for writing appointments and notes, and the cover should be reasonably durable to survive being stuffed in a bag.

In this update, we made sure all our selections were for 2019, and in some cases, both 2019 and 2020. We added a crosshatch-leather option, the Artfan Teal, because it's good looking, durable, and includes all the extras you want in a good planner, such as pages for contacts and notes.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on July 26, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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