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Rocketbook Planner Comparison

January 23, 2022 5 min read

Featuring the Everyday, Panda, Fusion, and Academic planners.

You’ve come to the right place. We know it’s confusing. When it comes to Rocketbook planners, there’s the: Everyday, Panda, Fusion, and Academic. That’s four planners, all with different strengths, weaknesses, and purposes.

They have similarities, but in actuality, these four planner are worlds apart — and today is the day we set things straight (or whatever day you’re reading this).

To highlight the differences between Rocketbook’s four planners, we’ll answer three key questions for each planner.

For example, if we were to answer these questions for a strawberry milkshake, here’s what that might look like: (this is just an example, Rocketbook does not sell strawberry milkshakes, and if we did, it certainly wouldn’t be considered a planner).

Okay now let’s do that for each of the four Rocketbook planners…

Everyday Planner

What’s in the Everyday Planner?

The Rocketbook Everyday Planner is first and foremost a planner. Equipped with minimalist and undated pages, the Everyday Planner is easy to use and allows for more planning freedom. The lack of structure allows the yearly, monthly, and weekly pages to adapt to your planning style. Start planning any time of year and reuse it until 2080 (or whenever) thanks to its undated and erasable pages, respectively. In the back, there’s also some note-taking and to-do list pages.

See the Everyday Planner pages up close (and to learn more about special digital features that go along with it).

What’s the key ingredient of the Everyday Planner?

The key ingredient in the Everyday Planner is its simplicity (and its reusability). With less structure, and more freedom, using the Everyday Planner feels like bowling without the bumpers–at first you’re frightened, but then its more rewarding than you could’ve imagined. As plans change and evolve, so too can your planner.

Who is the Everyday Planner for?

The Everyday Planner is for everyone. This sounds like a cop out answer, but its not. This planner can be used by everyone (everyday). You might not want that. You might want a planner that can only be used by people who want strict goal-setting templates and daily prompts. If that’s the case, you might like the….

Panda Planner

What’s in the Panda Planner?

The Rocketbook Panda Planner is first and foremost a life planner. It has page templates that are set up to help you plan not only your days, weeks, and months, but to encourage positive habits that will help you accomplish goals and make you happier. (To be clear, none of the pages include photos of pandas, as some users have erroneously assumed.)

See the Rocketbook Panda Planner pages up close, or get tips for using each page from Mike Leip, founder of Panda Planner.

What’s the key ingredient of the Panda Planner?

The key ingredient in the Rocketbook Panda Planner is its reusability. If this notebook was a rocket ship, the pages would be the metal and screws and levers while the ability to erase would be the fuel that makes it fly. An undated planner that can be used week after week, eon after eon is otherworldly in the best possible way.

Who is the Panda Planner for?

The Panda Planner is for someone who wants a structured system to build good habits. It can take time to reap the benefits, but sticking to the positive psychology built into the pages of this planner is worth it (if that’s what you want). If you want more note taking in your planner, try the…

Fusion

What’s in the Fusion?

The Rocketbook Fusion is first and foremost a note-taking tool. It consists primarily of a mix of dot-grid and lined pages so you can take notes however you’d like. As a bonus, the Fusion also has pages with undated calendars, to-do lists, and project management templates. (None of the Fusion pages include photos of pandas either, not that anyone asked.)

See the Rocketbook Fusion pages up close, or get tips for using each page from Jake Reeves, Rocketbook super user.

What’s the key ingredient of the Fusion?

The key ingredient in the Fusion is its versatility (and its reusability). If this notebook was a time machine, its versatility is the flux capacitor that makes it able to manipulate the space-time continuum. With simple planning templates and mixed note-taking formats, the Fusion offers the freedom to use the planner however you’d like, similar to the Everyday Planner (but with more focus on note-taking and less focus on planning).

Who is the Fusion for?

The Fusion is for someone who needs a note-taking tool, with some planning added in. If you want to plan every hour of your day, the Fusion isn’t for you. If you want to plan the upcoming week and then spend most of your time taking meeting notes, sketching diagrams, and making lists, the Fusion is for you. If all of this is as confusing as algebra to you, then maybe you need a planner for making sure you make it to algebra class…

Academic Planner

What’s in the Academic Planner?

The Rocketbook Academic Planner is first and foremost a school companion. It has a balance of school-focused planning templates to map out projects, class schedules, and track assignments due later this week, month, or year. This planner also has some free-form note-taking and brainstorming pages for general class notes and scratch work. Kind of like that one person in the group project who does everything, the Academic Planner does it all.

What’s the key ingredient of the Academic Planner?

The key ingredient in the Academic Planner is its app integration (and its reusability). The Rocketbook app enables students to save class notes to Google Drive, email scanned homework to their teachers, or transcribe study materials for test prep. Additional app features like page stitching and Smart Lists are an added bonus. Plus, like any Rocketbook planner, erase the Academic Planner to use it semester after semester.

Who is the Academic Planner for?

The Academic Planner is for students (and designed by teachers). Each page works towards an ultimate goal: make you successful in school through powerful planning and easy note organization. The app and reusable pages work together to offer a planner that can be used easily by students, but also that is fun to use for students. Overall, it gets an A+ from us (but we’re biased, after all).

Break It Down

Let’s boil it down:

  • The Everyday Planner has minimal planning pages. With mostly yearly, monthly, and weekly pages, you can adapt the planner to your style.
  • The Panda Planner has structured habit-forming planning pages. With daily prompts and goal-setting tips, you can plan your life systematically.
  • The Fusion is a note-taking tool with some bonus planning pages added in.
  • The Academic Planner has planning pages specifically designed for students with additional space for class notes.

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