Replace my Franklin Covey planner with my iPad/iPod/Mac.
June 9, 2011 7:15 PM   Subscribe

How have you replaced your Franklin Covey planner with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac?

I loved my paper Franklin Planner, but I don't want to carry one again. I have an iPad, an iPhone, and a Mac. How can I duplicate my paper planner across devices? The solution has to sync across my devices using some sort of cloud sync. I don't care if I have to pay as long as the solution works.

Franklin Covey has a few apps in the app store but they don't sync across devices.

What has worked for you? Has PlanPlus Online been worth it? A combo of different things?
posted by Silvertree to Technology (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Sync them all with a google account. Works like a charm.
posted by tomswift at 9:08 PM on June 9, 2011

Partial answer...OmniFocus syncs between iPad and iPhone.
posted by tamitang at 9:23 PM on June 9, 2011

I agree with tomswift. Google calendar (and tasks) will keep things simpler than trying to find an app that syncs across all three (and believe me, I have been through DOZENS of productivity apps.)
posted by The ____ of Justice at 11:08 PM on June 9, 2011

Apple has just announced that is soon launching a cloud service called iCloud that will store all your information wirelessly and will push it to all your devices for free. Check out: In addition, it will offer a new task lists application. Until all of these goodies come in the fall, I suggest like others using Google Calendar, since the data is stored on the Interent as opposed to on your device. Also Google Tasks via your mobile browsers.
posted by mrdexterous at 11:31 PM on June 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

By the way - I forgot to mention that I am a long time Franklin Covey fan but that Google Calendar has changed my life for the better.
posted by mrdexterous at 11:32 PM on June 9, 2011

Yep, google calendar replaced my Covey. The clincher was being able to have my husband's and kids' calendars completely synched with mine, and be able to see a complete calendar for the whole family at once.
posted by apparently at 7:43 AM on June 10, 2011

I have mentioned OmniFocus before in the green and I'll suggest it again. There's an OmniFocus desktop app that syncs with the mobile versions. It's pure genius! I love this product and enthusiastically recommend it. There is a learning curve but it's a perfect, full-featured replacement for paper planners. It's in active development by the OmniGroup and new features are being added. . .I'm a fan. The three separate apps is a bit spendy, but I consider it money well-spent.
posted by heathergirl at 9:24 AM on June 10, 2011

Heathergirl--out of curiosity, does OmniFocus have a calendar view? This is one of the reasons I couldn't use Things (another similar app.)
posted by The ____ of Justice at 10:27 AM on June 10, 2011

The ____ of Justice: I think so, but only if you sync with iCal. I'll try it when I get home and let you know. (I also seriously considered Things, and it's certainly much prettier than OF, but the function of OF won me over.) I don't love iCal, so I haven't synced before, but I'll give it a go.

also: *are a bit spendy, . . .
posted by heathergirl at 11:09 AM on June 10, 2011

Omnifocus rocks.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 5:01 PM on June 10, 2011

I also heart OmniFocus. I don't personally use it with iCal, but I understand that it does sync with it.
posted by moira at 10:22 PM on June 10, 2011

Ok, Heather, I have set up Omnifocus and I am committed to giving it 30 days.
posted by Silvertree at 6:37 PM on June 12, 2011

Um, I can't get it to sync! Has anyone had success? (Silvertree, I hope this doesn't dampen your OmniFocus zeal. It really is fantastic.)
posted by heathergirl at 8:34 PM on June 14, 2011

Hmm, I never had any trouble getting it to sync. I go through MobileMe though...

posted by Tell Me No Lies at 2:56 PM on June 16, 2011

Opus Domini.
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