While perusing the stationery section of my local Big W store here in Australia, I came across the Point Journal which is eerily similar to the traditional bullet journal.
Let’s take a closer look!
- Size: 139 x 204 mm (approx A5 size)
- 180 Pages
- Various cover options
- Grid dot inside pages
- Pages are numbered
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The cover feels soft and bendy – an usual cover material not normally found on planners. I don’t like it very much.
There are a few cover options to choose from including the teal one in the image below that I chose, as well as a green leaf pattern cover and a brown cover
Inside pages are grid dot
The grid dot on the pages is very feint – if you like you to rule up spreads using grid dots as a guide but don’t want the dots to be visible after the page is set up, this notebook would be a good option for you.
The pages are numbered too:
The notebook comes with a mini ‘instruction manual’ which gives you ideas on how to use the notebook – basically in the same format as the traditional bullet journal system
Small pocket folder at the back. it feels rather flimsy – it’s just paper glued onto the back page. Not sure how well this will hold up over time.
They also had a gift pack with cute rainbow stickers – but I didn’t like the brown notebook (ugly!) – so got the teal cover version instead. It also came in a leafy green cover version as well.
Would I use the Point Journal?
No. This might be a good journal to use printables with as I’ve owned it for a year and the ink of the dots has almost completely faded (i.e. it’s like a notebook with blank paper now).
I’m not really a fan of bullet journaling. I like the idea of the bullet journal and how custom it is to a person’s individual planning needs, but it takes too long to set up pages and create things from scratch. I prefer to use the ARC discbound system (from Staples) so I can add, remove and re-arrange pages as often as I need. With bullet journaling you record the page number and reference it in an index, but you might have things scattered throughout the notebook rather than neatly organized in sequential order.
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