After seriously considering the options, I'm sticking with a hybrid system for now. I have never tried PlannerPad or Time Design...I am looking into both right now. I am a mostly happy FranklinCovey user and have also used Day Timer in the past. I am trying to decide if it's time for a tool change based on the fact that I am not doing great w/GTD (mostly a mental implementation problem not a tool problem at it's core).
Things I love about my FC: Interesting pages (the other two seem terribly bland to me, which although is not of prime importance, I've read a lot about being excited by and loving your tools)
I love the Design Your Own pages with all my important yearly events already recorded...this because I do not use electronic calendar
I enjoy the 2 page per week format, but every year I waffle on this...I want to see my entire week at a glance and it really does provide enough room for all my hardscape appts. I always consider the page a day or even 2 pgs per day--maybe because I want to mis-use the to-dos by habit or maybe to journal on the right hand page...still trying to figure this out.
...A consideration for 07-Time/Design has undated week at a glance pages that I could use in addition to a page or 2 pg per day planner pages to keep the weekly at a glance if I come up with a good reason why I need more room per day.
I love all the mission/goals areas for the higher altitudes of my life. My life is really all lived focusing on my higher altitudes, with GTD hopefully to be used to keep getting me going in the right direction on the runway.
I like the forms...I map projects on the goal planning sheets. The agenda forms I am using for my @agendas--mostly overkill though as I don't have large meetings. The blank pages matching my pattern I print out custom forms on, and the lined matching pages are for note taking.
PlannerPad's value seems to be in the 3 sections (I write small so size would not be an issue). Spiral-bound is not something I like as I like the freedom to rearrange and group items together. Also some of the sections seem to get in the way of individual NA lists. I am not sure if this is supposed to take the place of such or what.
Time Design has the advantage of being very GTD in it's setup but in looking at the forms this seems to be mostly because the forms are blank and you head them however you want. I see the value of the foldable Activities Checklists, and wonder how anyone uses them in preference to say the FC forms with the top cut off so that you just keep moving things like NAs along as days progress. (I have never used either of these forms, so I'm just wondering about the benefits/drawbacks of each) The databank and key have the same thing in numbered (or I choose to label them) tabbed sections in FC. I like the Business Meeting forms better than FC agenda sheets, and also the project worksheets with attached graph paper for planning.
What I am leaning toward doing this year is refilling my FC as usual and adding in the most valuable of the Time Design sheets. Any comments or suggestions on that approach?