I've had planners in the past and have always enjoyed using them.
A few years ago, my brother-in-law had an extra palm pilot from his business that nobody was using so he gave it to me. I was very excited to enter into that realm of technology. I enjoyed using it and putting in lots and lots of data. Data that would help me if I needed it. I had birthdays, my calendar, games, our furnace filter size and other household details that could come in handy. I had doctors, insurance agents, policy numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, etc, etc, etc... the list goes on. Then one day my little "brain" wouldn't turn on. ALL WAS LOST! (stupid thing!)
So I decided that the best thing to do was to purchase a brand new one, one that hadn't been used before like this previous one. I bought the new one added all the data again and then one day it happened again. It wouldn't turn on. Urggghh, talk about being frustrated and angry! That was it for me, no more palm pilots, or personal hand held computers.
I was floundering for years, forgetting appointments, birthdays and all that stuff. I pretty much just kept a calendar on my refridgerator. Obviously, that wasn't working very well. That's why I decided to get back into using a planner. I started out using the Planner Pad, which I liked very much, but didn't use it as it was intended, so I felt that I was wasting it. Planners are always so dependable, providing you don't lose it. I've never lost one yet, they're always there, ready to take information or give it. I'm so happy to be back on that track again. Oh, I do use my iPhone too, but I won't depend on that. My planner is where it's at for me now!