The Discagenda is on the pricey end relative to page size and doesn’t have a practical punch but it’s discbound so I still wanted a copy of the planner!
- Size: A5
- Cardstock cover with frosted cover over the top (optional leather cover with clip can also be purchased)
- Aluminium disc binding (you choose the disc color)
- 1 Notes page for each month
- 1 Monthly planning page for each month
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 12 months
- Different patterns for each monthly divider
All of this was about $70 USD (including free international shipping)
Let’s take a closer look!
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Similar to the Happy Planner, Dokibook have an optional outer cover with a clasp that you can purchase to protect your cover. To be honest, I only got it because the planner alone was sold out (only bundles with this cover were left). Would I use it? Probably not.
I have a separate digital planner for my day job so my paper planners stay on my desk at home – they don’t get damaged from being taken in an out of a bag (I take a photo of it so I always ‘have it with me’ which is actually what spurred me to start posting them here on the blog).
The back cover slides into a slit in the outer polka dot cover so it stays in place.
1.5″ thick with the outer cover
1″ thick without the outer cover
A very generic monthly calendar with a week starting Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread)
You may have noticed there are 6 lines on the monthly calendar. While I don’t like split boxes, 6 rows per month reduces the amount of space further. As you can see in the photo above, there’s an entire blank unused line – waste of space!
The 3 section vertical unlined weekly spread is also very basic. You may want to add some habit stickers, washi tape etc because it’s quite plain.
This planner does the same thing as Plum Paper – split the weeks. So in the instance below, the 1st of September is behind the September tab with the rest of the week behind the August tab. Am I going to flick to the September tab for 1 day or even a few days? No. I’d rather see the entire week all at once without flicking between pages. Since the column is blank you could just write the date in yourself and use the other 2 pages for notes.
Dates at a glance
Quite randomly for a planner, are the double sided recipe pages. They’re functional with space for lots of ingredients and instructions, although the photo space is a bit small. I like the amount of writing space but I’m not sure about the practicality of double sided – it’ll probably get annoying flipping the page back and forth between the directions and ingredients as you’re cooking.
There are different dividers for each month. There isn’t a theme continued throughout – just a bunch of random different patterns.
December is my favorite!
Dokibook also have tabs you can purchase if you want to change them.
The tabs are cardstock but are protected by the cover. Unusual for a planner, the tabs are on the top and side. They’re big and easy to grip!
The Dokibook paper didn’t go too bad in the pen test – there was almost no bleed through, just some light ghosting.
Pros of the Planner
- A5 page size – portable
- Big tabs
- Monthly planning & monthly notes page
- Paper is thick enough that there was no bleed through
Cons of the Planner
- Very few insert refill / add on options to choose from
- The individual hole punch is not practical – fiddly and time consuming
- 6th row on the monthly calendar is a waste of space
- When it’s the end of the month, the week is spread across 4 pages instead of the usual 2
Would I use this planner?
I love discbound planners and if this was the only discbound planner I had, then I’d probably use it all the time. However, the Discagenda layouts are quite generic. I do like the checklist pages (obviously!) but I can make those myself, use a discbound punch with a tear off checklist notepad, or use cheaper checklist refills from other discbound planner companies.
It’s expensive and doesn’t have a practical punch if you want to add your own printables. So for me, it’s a no. If I’m going to spend $70 USD I’d rather buy a Happy Planner or invest in the ARC – both of which are similar or cheaper in price and have better punches.
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