Buying new a planner provides an endorphin rush like no other, whether it’s a new school term, work year, or just a much-needed fresh start. A good one should help you stay on track without weighing you down.
Here at WIRED, our Gear team prefers paper planners to digital tools—nothing beats the feel of a pen on a brand new sheet of paper, plus writing things down helps us remember them—however, this time we’ve included one digital tool that we think can add (do not replace) your analog setup.
We haven’t recommended one best planner because everyone has different preferences, types of tasks, and willingness to scribble and organize. I grilled the WIRED staff for their favorites and tried a lot myself. Once you’ve found something that works for you, check out our guides to working from home, the best webcams, or the best gear for starting a podcast.
Updated July 2022: Added Class Tracker and updated links to the latest versions.
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