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Myndology Notebook Review

I saw an interesting company called Myndology which sells disc-based notebook systems, similar to Rollabind or Circa. I emailed them and tried to get a free sample to review on Gearfire, but alas, I had to purchase my own notebooks. I guess I’m just not popular enough yet… anyways…

The disc-bound concept

Myndology is a company that sells disc notebook systems. For anyone who does not know what those are, you can check out the basic concept here. Basically disc notebooks allow you to easily remove, replace, re-organize, or even transfer pages between notebooks. This makes disc notebooks ideal for GTD, because you can easily remove pages to stick in your inbox. One of my peves about Moleskines are that you end up carrying around half a book of already-processed items, which is really a space waster. With Myndology notebooks, not only can you take out items to process, but you can re-arrange your projects, or contexts as often as you’d like.

So here’s the deal

Myndology is basically just a re-branded distributor of the European Atoma notebooks. Atoma uses discs that are similar to those of Rollabind, with the same spacing. However the discs are not identical, so putting Rollabind refills into a Myndology book will not produce the snuggest fit, and vice versa.

The Good Stuff

The notebooks are fairly priced, with a journal-sized system running at $6, and an index-card system at $3.50. My first impression after opening the package was “Wow, these are hot!”. The translucent colored covers along with the artsy designs make for a visually pleasing notebook. You could definitely walk into class with one of these beauties and get a bunch of compliments on your taste in notebooks. After taking a couple minutes to familiarize myself with the disc-based concept, I noticed the high-quality of the writing paper, which I have heard is much better than Rollabind’s paper.

BLABLA

But…

The only problem with Myndology is that they do not yet offer a paper punch for the Atoma holes. Thus, you cannot yet punch your own papers to put in your notebook. However I have heard that the Circa punches work fairly well, but personally I will wait for Atoma-specific punches.

The bottom line

Myndology creates a great line of high-quality, and visually appealing notebooks. The disc-bound system makes them ideal for students, because it doesn’t matter what notebook you are taking notes in, because you can just swap the pages later. I am very satisfied with my purchase, and I am eagerly awaiting Myndology to release a punch, and some other accessories such as dividiers, etc.

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2 Responses to “Myndology Notebook Review”

  1. duggy dugg says:

    rolla punched paper on mynd discs works well …the rolla paper on rolla discs is a bit tight ; the slight looseness between the rolla punch and the mynd disc makes the opening and closing of pages a bit easier ;

    use thin plastic dividers for each area ; this helps prevent unlatching of the paper , the dividers tend to sweep the errant tabs back onto the discs …

  2. Duc Ly says:

    This is a good and fair review!

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