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The Best Planners for 2022

The Best Planners for 2022

With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to break into a new planner. But with so many out there, it’s hard to find one that’s perfect for the way you plan. In this guide, we’ll compare our dated, undated, and long-term planners to save you from the guesswork. We even include illustrations of each planner’s signature layout so you can easily compare every detail. Are you ready to tackle your resolutions, tasks, and projects? Let’s dive right in!

Table of Contents

In the table below, we include all the planners you can find on our website, sorted by the planner’s format (daily, weekly, monthly, or long-term). Click on the name of each planner to jump directly to that section.
































































Daily Planners
Planner Dated/Undated Size
Hobonichi Techo Cousin Dated A5
Hobonichi Techo Original Dated A6
Kokuyo Jibun Techo DAYs Diary Dated Mini B6 Slim
Luddite Function Pro Daily Notebook Undated B6
Midori 1 Day 1 Page Diary Undated Medium
Midori 1 Year Diary Undated B6
Midori MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary Dated A5, A6
Stalogy Editor’s Series 1/2 Year Notebook Undated A5, A6
Stalogy Editor’s Series 365Days Notebook Undated B5, A5, B6, A6
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Free Daily Planner Grid Undated Medium
Weekly Planners
Planner Dated/Undated Size
Hobonichi Techo Weeks Dated Medium
Hobonichi Techo Weeks Mega Dated Medium
Kokuyo Jibun Techo First Kit Standard Dated A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
Kokuyo Jibun Techo Pale & Standard Cover Dated A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
Kokuyo Jibun Techo Biz Dated A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
Kokuyo Jibun Techo Lite Dated Mini B6 Slim
Leuchtturm1917 Weekly Planner Dated A5, A6
Leuchtturm1917 Weekly Planner Notebook Dated A5, B6+
Luddite Function Pro Freefield Notebook Undated A5, B6
Luddite Function Pro Parallel Notebook Undated A5, B6
Luddite Function Pro Separate Notebook Undated B6
Luddite Function Pro Vertical Notebook Undated A5, B6
Mark’s System Planner Binder Weekly Horizontal Refill Undated A5
Mark’s System Planner Binder Weekly Vertical Refill Undated A5
Mark’s Weekly Planner Undated A5
Midori Pocket Diary Dated B6
Midori Pouch Diary – Slim Dated Medium
Raymay Keyword Binder Free Weekly Refill Undated Medium, Small
Roterfaden Weekly Calendar Layout 1 Dated A5, A6
Roterfaden Weekly Calendar Layout 2 Dated A5
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Free Weekly Planner Undated Small
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Free Weekly Vertical Planner Undated Medium
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Free Weekly Planner with Memo Undated Medium
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Weekly Vertical Planner Dated Medium
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Weekly Planner Dated Small
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Weekly Planner with Memo Dated Medium
Monthly Planners
Planner Dated/Undated Size
Hobonichi Techo Day-Free Dated A5, B6
Kokuyo Campus Diary Free Monthly Schedule Planner Undated Semi B5, A5, A6
Kokuyo Pat-mi Pocket Diary Planner Undated B6 Modified
Leuchtturm1917 Monthly Planner Notebook Dated B5, B6
Mark’s System Planner Binder Monthly Block & Memo Refill Undated A5
Maruman Croquis Diary Sketchbook Undated Medium, Small
Maruman Mnemosyne Diary Dated A5
Midori + Stand Diary Dated B6
Midori Flat Diary Dated A5
Midori MD Diary Dated A4, A5, A5 Thin, B6 Slim, A6
Midori Pocket Diary – Slim Dated Medium
Raymay Keyword Binder Free Monthly Refill Undated Medium, Small
Rhodia Goalbook Undated A5
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Free Monthly Planner Undated Medium, Small
TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook Monthly Planner Dated Medium, Small
Calendars
Calendar Dated/Undated Size
Midori MD Desk Calendar Dated Medium
Midori MD Twin Desk Calendar Dated Medium
Midori Stand Calendar Dated Small
Long-Term Planners
Planner Dated/Undated Size
Apica Five Years Diary Undated A5
Hobonichi 5-Year Techo Diary Dated A5, A6
Midori Three Years Diary Undated Medium
Midori Five Years Diary Undated Medium

Considerations

Format

Planners come in one of three formats: daily, weekly, or monthly. Most daily and weekly planners also include monthly calendars so you can plan events and projects in advance.

Weekly Planners

Weekly Planners

To visualize an entire week in an efficient way, weekly planners fit the bill. Some use a vertical format that is often accompanied by an hourly tracker. A horizontal weekly planner can be designed in one of two ways: the week taking up the left and right page, or the week on the left and a blank page on the right.

Read our guide to learn how to use a weekly planner.

Monthly Planners

Monthly Planners

A monthly planner is perfect for long term projects and big picture planning. The entire month is visible on one spread so it’s easy to keep track of and tackle deadlines. While monthly planners include space on the calendar page for brief notes, many planners also include blank pages to handle more writing.

Check out our guide on monthly planners for an in-depth look.

Long-Term Planners

Long-Term Planners


A long-term planner is not generally used for everyday tasks. Rather, it allows you to write a short paragraph about a given day over a span of time. You can use it to show fitness progress, keep a record of a child’s early years, or write about your growth.

We organized our planners into three categories: dated, undated, and long-term. For each product line, we show the flagship planners and compare their sizes to a Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Pen. An illustration of the most prominent spread (the left and right side pages visible when the notebook is open) is highlighted in green. Underneath the images, a table lists key features of each planner.

We created the illustrations ourselves by carefully analyzing each planner’s format–any errors are our own.

Dated Planners

Hobonichi Techo

Hobonichi planners are extraordinarily popular, and it’s easy to see why. Each planner is packed with ultra-thin Tomoe River paper, which reduces bulk while staying remarkably resistant to ink. Creative journalers can fill the pages with markers, colored pencils, and even light watercolor washes. You can learn more about the Hobonichi Techo by reading our guide.

If you find your Hobonichi Techo becoming bulky over the course of the year, the Avec splits the year into two booklets. The A5 Cousin and A6 Original both come in Avec versions.

The A6 Hobonichi Techo is available in Japanese or English. The Japanese-language Hobonichi Techo Original is available as a Monday- or Sunday-start version. It also has a slightly different daily format and smaller grid size.



Kokuyo Jibun Techo

The Kokuyo Jibun Techo is a weekly planner that uses a vertical, hourly format. There are four versions available: the Standard, Biz, Lite, and DAYs. You can learn more about the Jibun Techo in our comprehensive guide.

The Standard First Kit is a planner system that you can carry from one year to the next. It also includes the Idea and Life booklets, which help you keep track of life’s meaningful experiences. Its refreshing palette of blues and oranges make every page stand out. The Standard covers remove the extra booklets for a slimmer planner, but you can always add the booklets if you prefer.

For business professionals, the Biz has a monochromatic look. The Lite is a simplified version that fits in backpacks and purses with ease, making it an excellent academic planner. The Biz and Lite are meant to be used by themselves for a sleek planner that can be carried anywhere.

The DAYs is Kokuyo’s take on a daily planner. It splits the year into two six-month booklets that can be swapped out of the included cover.

Kokuyo Jibun Techo Standard, Biz, & Lite Sizes

From left to right: Kokuyo Jibun Techo Standard (A5 Slim & Mini B6 Slim), Biz (A5 Slim & Mini B6 Slim), & Lite sizes. 2020 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Kokuyo Jibun Techo Standard, Biz, & Lite Format

Kokuyo Jibun Techo Biz Format






Name Format Size Features Availability
Kokuyo Jibun Techo Biz (April Start) Vertical Weekly A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
  • Plastic cover with card holders and pen loop
  • Bookmark
  • Kokuyo MIO paper
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Hourly trackers
  • To-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
  • Informational pages
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Kokuyo Jibun Techo First Kit Standard Vertical Weekly A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
  • Comprehensive three-book planning system
  • Plastic cover with card holders and pen loop
  • Writing board with elastic band
  • Bookmark
  • Kokuyo THIN paper
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Hourly trackers
  • To-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
  • Informational pages
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Kokuyo Jibun Techo Diary Standard Cover Vertical Weekly A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
  • Plastic cover with card holders and pen loop, colored paper insert
  • Bookmark
  • Kokuyo THIN paper
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Hourly trackers
  • To-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
  • Informational pages
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Kokuyo Jibun Techo Biz Vertical Weekly A5 Slim, Mini B6 Slim
  • Plastic cover with card holders and pen loop
  • Bookmark
  • Kokuyo MIO paper
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Hourly trackers
  • To-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
  • Informational pages
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Kokuyo Jibun Techo Lite Vertical Weekly Mini B6 Slim
  • Slim size
  • Kokuyo THIN paper
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Hourly trackers
  • To-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
  • Informational pages
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Leuchtturm1917

The Leuchtturm1917 packs a functional planning system into a familiar form. If you like to accumulate photos and tickets in your planner, the Leuchtturm1917 has a gusseted pocket and elastic closure to hold all your ephemera. It’s an excellent travel planner, as it keeps all your tourist plans on track while letting you collect tangible memories.


Mark’s

Mark’s Weekly Planner Size

Mark’s Weekly Planner size. 2022 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Mark’s Weekly Planner Format

Mark’s Weekly Planner Format

The handy Mark’s Weekly Planner keeps your favorite supplies right at your fingertips. The plastic cover is actually a zipper pouch that can hold loose papers and small accessories. You can even use your smartphone through the cover!


Name Format Size Features Availability
Mark’s Weekly Planner Vertical Weekly A5
  • Plastic cover with zipper pouch and card holders
  • One ribbon bookmark
  • Monthly calendars
  • Grid pages in back
Sold Out for 2022


Maruman

Maruman Mnemosyne Diary Sizes

Maruman Mnemosyne Diary size. 2020 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Maruman Mnemosyne Diary Format

Maruman Mnemosyne Diary Format

The Maruman Mnemosyne Diary is a professional planner that suits any executive. It uses the same off-white, fountain pen friendly paper found in Maruman’s Mnemosyne notebooks. You can purchase the Diary separately or as a set which includes a faux leather cover and N195A Memo Notebook. A variety of accessories matching the understated design aesthetic are also available.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Maruman Mnemosyne Diary Monthly A5
  • Available with or without faux leather cover
  • Flexible plastic cover
  • Monthly index tabs
  • Monthly Gantt charts
  • Yearly index
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Midori

Midori MD Diary Sizes

From left to right: Midori MD Diary A4 Thin, A5, B6 Slim, & A6. 2021 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori MD Diary Format

Midori MD Diary Format

Don’t let the plain appearance of the Midori MD Diary fool you: these planners are packed with Midori’s luxurious MD paper. The cream-colored pages pair well with fountain pens and evoke the feeling of vintage books. The minimalist aesthetic is thoughtfully designed to provide just enough structure for planning. The undated pages in the back can be used as a weekly planner. The Thin sizes trade ruled pages for grid paper.



Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori MD Diary Monthly A5, B6 Slim, A6
  • Cardstock cover
  • Bookmark
  • Midori MD paper
  • Lined and blank pages in back
  • Stickers to label cover and spine
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Midori MD Diary – Thin Monthly A4, A5
  • Slim size
  • Cardstock cover
  • Bookmark
  • Midori MD paper
  • Grid pages in back
  • Stickers to label cover and spine
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Midori MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary Sizes

From left to right: Midori MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary A5 & A6 Sizes. 2020 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary Format

Midori MD One Day One Page Diary Format

Like the weekly version, the MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary has fourteen monthly calendars in the front. However, the bulk of this planner is made up of undated, daily pages. You can use it as a page a day planner, or skip pages as you wish.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori MD 1 Day 1 Page Diary Daily A5, A6
  • Flexible softcover
  • Two bookmarks
  • Midori MD paper
  • Hourly trackers
  • Lined paged in back
  • Index tab stickers
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Midori + Stand Diary Size

Midori + Stand Diary. 2022 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori + Stand Diary Format

Midori + Stand Diary Format

The handy Midori + Stand Diary was designed specifically for hybrid workers who split time between the office and home. Its cardstock cover can be used like a stand so the pages can be quickly referenced while at a desk. Its elastic band makes sure that the pages stay securely closed when tucked away in a bag during commutes.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori + Stand Diary Monthly B6
  • Cardstock cover with elastic closure
  • Midori MD paper
  • Monthly Gantt charts
  • Blank to-do lists
  • Grid pages in back
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Midori Flat Diary Sizes

Midori Flat Diary. 2021 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori Flat Diary Format

Midori Flat Diary Format

This planner fits in the A5 Pouch Diary, which was discontinued. If you own one from previous years, you can pair this planner with the cover. This lightweight planner can also be used on its own.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori Flat Diary Monthly A5

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Midori Pocket Diary Size

From left to right: Midori Pocket Diary B6 & Slim sizes. 2021 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori Pocket Diary Format

Midori Pocket Diary Format

The adorable Pocket Diary is so cute that you might find yourself making plans just so you can schedule them in the notebook! Both versions of the Pocket Diary include themed calendars that change from month to month. The B6 planner also has weekly pages and index tabs that make it easy to flip to the right month.



Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori Pocket Diary Half Horizontal Weekly B6
  • Flexible plastic cover with pen loop
  • Index tabs for each month
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Themed pages
  • Lined pages in back
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Midori Pocket Diary – Slim Monthly Medium
  • Slim size
  • Flexible plastic cover with pen loop
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Themed pages
  • Lined pages in back
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Midori Pouch Diary - Slim Sizes

Midori Pouch Diary – Slim size. 2021 version shown. Planner cover design may differ slightly year to year.

Midori Pouch Diary - Slim Format

Midori Pouch Diary – Slim Format

This planner is compatible with the discontinued Slim Pouch Diary. If you own a cover, you can continue using it with this refill. Alternatively, its everyday carry-friendly size makes it an excellent stand-alone planner.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Midori Pouch Diary – Slim Half Horizontal Weekly Slim
  • Slim size
  • Two bookmarks
  • Year index
  • Monthly calendars
  • Lined pages in back
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TRAVELER’S COMPANY

The TRAVELER’S COMPANY TRAVELER’S notebook is a vintage-inspired, refillable notebook system. The high-quality leather cover uses elastic bands to attach various notebooks, allowing you to completely customize what you carry. It’s not just a good option for travelers—those who like everything they need for a day in one place will also enjoy the TRAVELER’S notebook and its accessories. You can use a combination of planners and notebooks to catch all your thoughts.

Read more about the TRAVELER’S notebook system in our guide.


Undated Planners

Kokuyo

Kokuyo Campus Diary Free Monthly Schedule Sizes

From left: Kokuyo Campus Diary Free Monthly Schedule Semi B5, A5, B6 sizes.

Kokuyo Campus Diary Free Monthly Schedule Format

Kokuyo Campus Diary Free Monthly Schedule Format

If you like Kokuyo’s Campus notebooks, you’ll enjoy the matching Campus Diary Free Schedule. These simple notebooks are great student planners. A Year index and monthly calendars can be filled with essay deadlines and exam dates without wasting pages over the summer break.

Kokuyo Pat-mi Pocket Diary Sizes

Kokuyo Pat-mi Pocket Diary size.

Kokuyo Pat-mi Pocket Diary Format

Kokuyo Pat-mi Pocket Diary Format

The innovative Pat-mi Pocket Diary is a monthly calendar and vertical weekly planner in one! Each week has an hourly tracker per day while leaving the rest of the month visible. It’s an excellent planner addition that can help you visualize future events, but is also useful on its own. The Pat-mi Pocket Diary can be tucked into the back cover of a Jibun Techo, or any notebook that is B6 or larger.


Mark’s System Planner Binder

These classy binders let you organize and arrange your planner however you like. The soft covers are durable and won’t get dented in your bag. The planner comes with several monthly, weekly, and dot grid pages for you to start planning with. The Mark’s Weekly Planner makes for an excellent teacher planner, as its pages can be removed, replaced, and rearranged over the course of the school year.


Maruman

Maruman Croquis Diary Sketchbook Sizes

From left: Maruman Croquis Diary Sketchbook SS, SQ, & Pocket sizes

Maruman Croquis Diary Sketchbook Format

Maruman Croquis Diary Sketchbook Format

The Maruman Croquis Diary is a monthly calendar and sketchbook in one! The soft, woven paper shows off the texture of pen and pencil drawings. There are fifteen undated calendars in the front that you can fill in with a doodle a day, with extra blank pages in the back.


Midori

Midori 1 Year Diary Size

Midori 1 Year Diary size.

Midori 1 Year Diary Format

Midori 1 Year Diary Format

These charming 1 Year Diaries are a lovely way to jot down a treasured moment every day. Each page has undated space for two entries, with a small marker on the left to write the date. The spreads are decorated with charming illustrations of cats or flowers to accompany your written memories.


Raymay Keyword Dual Ring Binder Planner

The Raymay Keyword Dual Ring Binder is an innovative planner system. It unfolds into a four-page layout that lets you see everything at a glance. If you only need to use one side, magnets between the middle panels hold the binder together when you fold it. You can keep a monthly and weekly spread at a glance for efficient reference. Left-handed users can also keep useful pages like checklists on the left side so you won’t have to write on the binder’s rings.


Rhodia

Rhodia Goalbook Sizes

Rhodia Goalbook size.

Rhodia Goalbook Format

Rhodia Goalbook Format

The premium Rhodia Goalbook has just enough structure to keep days and tasks organized. The creamy, Premium “R” paper is glass smooth, excellent for fountain pens and other liquid inks. The numerous dot grid pages can be formatted however you choose to make it work exactly how you like to plan.


Name Format Size Features Availability
Rhodia Goalbook Monthly A5
  • Hardcover with elastic band
  • Elastic pen loop
  • Back pocket
  • Premium Rhodia “R” paper
  • Two bookmarks
  • Year index
  • Numbered dot grid pages
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Stalogy

Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebook Sizes

From left to right: Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebook B5, A5, B6, & A6 sizes.

Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebook Format

Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebook Format

Stalogy is dedicated to creating minimalist, functional stationery. The Editor’s Series Notebook has subtle yet impactful details for planning. Markings on the top and left side of each page let you turn this notebook into a page per day planner. However, the light gray print allows you to ignore them entirely if you wish. The feather-resistant paper holds up well to markers and colored pencils, so creative journalers will enjoy using this planner. Pick between the 365Days, which includes enough pages for the entire year, or the slimmer 1/2 Year.




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