A technophile lawyer rediscovers the joys of pen and paper

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My struggle with Circa

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I wanted to love Levenger's Circa notebooks. Really, I did. But I have found almost everything about it to be infuriating, and I'm trying to figure out how anybody works with this system. I feel like it's been fighting with me every step of the way.

I'm going to keep trying, and eventually get around to explaining my frustrations (not all of which, to be honest, can be laid at Circa's feet.)



  1. I'd be interested to hear your frustrations, as I have happily (though not always) carried/used a circa system for years.

    Admittedly, it did have some growing pains, and a lot of my current iteration is not off the shelf Leverage stuff. But it's hard to beat it's flexibility, slim profile and panache.

  2. I'd like to here about the problems that you are having also. I adore mine.

    I make my own forms and use it to organize, pens and ink, letters and postcards.

  3. I like my Circa because I can add/reduce sections as needed without ruining the flow of the notebook. But I use other planners and notebooks too, but I like variety.


  4. I totally agree with you about the Levenger Circa. I love Levenger, don't get me wrong (I have even been to the mother-ship in Florida) but the Circa kept coming apart I spent more time fooling around with the size of the tabs than I did actually using the product.

  5. Completely agree. Having the paper come out of the rings is incredibly frustrating, and I'm simply too heavy a user for the notebook to stay put for any significant length of time. Pity.