The PocketMod

September 16, 2005 in 5 out of 5 stars, Free, Productivity

What is it?

Pocket Mod: A customizable personal organizer, on a single sheet of paper that you fold up and put in your pocket.


Who makes it?

Not sure... PocketMod maker, who are you?

Why is it the killerest?

I'm a gadget freak like any good nerd should be, but I've never been able to consistently use a PDA. Plus they're too expensive and cumbersome, and organizers are bulky and hard to carry around. Nothing beats a folded up piece of paper. PocketMod taps into the folder up piece of paper idea helping you create a little booklet with killer little templates or guides for each "page." You can then carry around the days notes and keep them organized in any way you wish. I like the todo lists, the calendar and the graph paper. And it's not quite solitaire, but for those long meetings the games are quite handy to have as well.

What could be improved?

The monthly calendar might be more useful if it were a specific month instead of a generic month template. The first time I used it, the folding lines don't quite line up perfectly with the natural "folding in half" lines of a 8.5x11 page. (Practice helps this.) And the contacts are a bit US format centric (some more generic international ones might be nice too.)

How much does it cost?

Free like your neighbor's Zucchini


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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If you download the offline package, there are instructions on how to create your own sheets for the PocketMod, so you could take it upon yourself to design international formats, and then add them to the menu. Reading the instructions, it doesn't seem all that complicated... they're either SWFs or JPGs.

Posted by: Steven Ametjan | Sep 16, 2005 4:14:08 PM

Yeah, paper is good, but I don't think we need that. Just funny :-)

Posted by: Marcelo Ruiz | Sep 16, 2005 6:56:15 PM

Anti-PDA: YES!
Anti Bulky Organizer: YES!
Pro-organization: YES!
Fits in my wallet: YES!

I thought this thing was so elegantly cool, I stayed up half the night making a template in Word so I could improve on the calendar. I plan on unfolding it at the end of each week, making a copy, and putting it in a 3 ring binder so I can archive them all and look back at what I got done at the end of the year.

Am I a nerd: OMFG, YESYESYES!!!

Posted by: jaxun | Sep 16, 2005 8:42:16 PM

Okay. What am I missing here? It's a list from a db, right? So, they're just making the templates? Help. I can't wrap my brain around this and I want to b/c I love lists.

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2005 3:06:55 PM

Anon, have you tried making one of the planners?

Posted by: Carson McComas | Sep 18, 2005 5:01:02 PM

hehe thats awesome! I wish I had paper for my printer :( I wonder if you could make custom graphics for it some how.. hrmm

Posted by: Jake | Sep 19, 2005 6:25:38 PM

Very neat. The folding process I think is the main part of why it's useful. I've been carying around folded up sheets of scratch paper in my pocket for years now, and I like the way this organizes things for me.

Posted by: Kyle Posey | Sep 20, 2005 8:22:36 AM

Hi Kyle, yes you can make custom graphics for it. Per the site, you can submit them and they'll be considered for use by everyone.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Sep 20, 2005 11:01:37 AM

I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Mike | Sep 21, 2005 6:31:29 PM