There are plenty of planner companies these days that allow some personalisation but only a few will let you build a truly custom planner. These are my favorites!
Agendio offers the most customisable planners. You choose from their base weekly spreads and from there can customise pretty much everything – line spacing, square or circle checkboxes, colors, font style, birthdays and recurring tasks pre-printed on the pages, choose a cover design, add text to the cover, choose from many add on pages, customise the add on pages etc.
I did an entire post on all of the features / ordering tutorial here.
Reviews of planners I’ve made with Agendio
- Agendio Review (custom, personalised weekly planner)
- Agendio Daily Planner
- Agendio Planners Haul (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Project Planner & Bullet Journals)
- Custom Agendio Vertical Weekly Planner Review
- Agendio custom dot grid notebook
Things you can customise:
- Daily, weekly or monthly planner
- Customise their base design to your liking
- Day of the week that the weekly spread starts
- Line spacing width
- Solid or dashed lines or blank spaces
- Checkboxes, or circles to check off tasks once completed
- Dates at a glance boxes on the pages
- Choose how many divisibles e.g. if you want your weekly spread to have a column with 2 mini lists, 3 mini lists, 4 mini lists etc. in the sidebar
- National holidays, birthdays and recurring tasks pre-printed on the monthly and or weekly spread
- You choose the configuration of the planner e.g. a 2 page weekly spread with 1 checklist, 1 notes page (i.e. 4 pages per week)
- Plus more options – there are too many to list!
The most expensive planner on this list. I’d only recommend if you live in the USA due to the limited countries they ship to (and expensive international shipping cost).
For my full review, including pros & cons list, see this post.
Some of the companies on this list will let you modify the weekly layout, this one doesn’t let you. However there are plenty of weekly spreads to choose from. There’s daily layout options too.
Things you can customise:
- Plenty of weekly layouts
- Day to a page options also available
- Choose a cover from their designs
- Add on pages and their location within the planner
Add on page options:
- Calendar – Annual overview, monthly calendars
- Food – Variety of meal planning layouts, recipe pages, kitchen conversions
- Health – Mood tracker, measurement tracker, baby chart (feeding, diaper etc.)
- Projects – Project planning, storyboard, social media, homework planner, freelance finances (invoicing tracker)
- Lifestyle – goals, budget, home care, travel, event planning, bucket list, reading, online orders, holiday crafting, password tracker
- Standard – To do, spreadsheet (like a workflow chart / student attendance or grades tracker), staff (music lines), fillable list, dot, graph, lined, blank
The most affordable option on this list and customisable without being overwhelmed by all of the options. Shipping is free worldwide!
They have a base weekly layout which you can customise (including the pattern up the top!)
Things you can customise:
- Page size
- Inside weekly spread layout
- Planner start date
- National holidays for your country
- Pattern to appear on the weekly spreads
- Finer details on the weekly spread e.g. weather icons
- Blank, dot grid, lined, rainbow lined writing space on the weekly spread
- The bottom of the weekly spread – habit trackers, list, notes, menu plan, dotted etc.
- Can add your own personal dates e.g. birthdays
- Choose from numerous back page options – the usual lined, dotted etc. but also random things like Soduku, world map, coloring pages, habit trackers, journaling etc.
You can also choose the front cover design and text.
The add ons pages:
- Annual overview (monthly calendars in list format)
- List pages
- Meal planning
- Habit tracker (coloring in / doodle style)
- Monthly tracker
- Yearly tracker
- Dot grid pages
4. Plum Paper
One of my all time favorite planner companies!
While you can’t change the weekly layouts they do have plenty to choose from. I think Plum Paper are the most affordable customisable planners (and reasonably priced international shipping as well). There are plenty of other companies that let you build a planner such as Erin Condren and Limelife Planners, however I think Plum Paper has the most weekly layout and add on options for the best price.
- Choose add on categories not just extra notes pages entire sections of themed add ons e.g. cooking, blogging, fitness etc.
- Choose from plenty of cover options (in a variety of patterns)
- Free cover personalisation with your choice of text
- Choose from 3 page sizes – A4, 7 x 9″ (my favorite) or US letter size
- Cheap international shipping
- Paper that’s so smooth to write on and doesn’t bleed through (there is ghosting though)
Plum Paper reviews
- My 3rd Plum Paper Haul!
- Plum Paper Bullet Journal Custom Notebook
- Plum Paper Grid Weekly Spread
- Plum Paper Horizontal Lined + Notes (and a comparison or colorful versus neutral)
- Plum Paper Horizontal Priorities
- Plum Paper Me Planner
- Plum Paper Vertical Priorities Weekly Spread
5. May Designs
May Designs planners are very nice – the colors are great! The planner builder tool on their website is quick and easy to use, I just think it’s a bit pricey for what you get. However it’s one of the few sewn bound style customisable planners I’ve come across and since some people like that binding style, I’ve included it on this list.
Hopefully they’ve updated their shipping since I ordered mine because it was $40 to get 1 little notebook here to Australia.
Things you can customise
- The inside layout (from their pre-created spreads) – either daily or weekly
- Choose between dated and undated
- Make a weekly planner or meal planner etc.
- Plenty of cover designs to choose from (one of the biggest range of patterns for a custom planner company)
- Choose your text for the cover
The inside designs are a bit basic and you cannot customise the layout, font style etc.
In Summary, my recommendations are:
Planning tips & Ideas
- 7 Quick & Easy Ways to Personalise Your Planner
- Answers to 50 Frequently Asked Planner Questions
- 10 Reasons why I plan using printables (and why you should too!)
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