Trying the latest and greatest tech has taught us something: Sometimes analog is better. There are tons of apps and digital tools dedicated to keeping us organized and on track, but for some of us, nothing beats a paper planner. Writing things down helps us to remember them. For some reason, swiping right on a task just isn’t as satisfying as crossing something off a piece of paper with a nice pen.
We didn’t recommend a best planner. Everyone has their personal preferences, different types of tasks, and the willingness to scribble and organize. I grilled the WIRED staff for their favorites. Once you’ve found something that will work for you, check out our guides to working from home, the best webcams, or the best gear for starting a podcast.
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