You’ve come to the right place. We know it’s confusing. When it comes to Rocketbook planners, there’s the: Everyday, Teacher, Academic, Fusion, Fusion Plus and Panda. That’s six 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 six planners, we’ll answer three key questions for each planner.
- What’s in the planner?
- What’s the key ingredient of the planner?
- Who is this planner for?
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).
- What’s in the Strawberry Milkshake? | The Strawberry Milkshake is first and foremost a sweet drink. Infused with fruit, dairy, and the perfect amount of ice-cream, it’s a creamy, flavorful delight.
- What’s the key ingredient of the Strawberry Milkshake? | The bits of real strawberry make the milkshake special, but the strawberry ice-cream is the star of the show.
- Who is the strawberry milkshake for? | In a general sense, it’s for anyone parched with thirst. More specifically, it’s probably enjoyed best by a young adult in the mid-80s.
Okay now let’s do that for each of the five Rocketbook planners…
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 it’s not. This planner can be used by everyone (everyday). You might not want that. You might want a planner that’s for a very specific group of people. If that’s the case, you might like the…
What’s in the Teacher Planner?
The Rocketbook Teacher Planner is first and foremost a teaching assistant. It’s like having a 24/7 partner to help you out in the classroom, but instead of a person it’s a planner. We consulted with countless teachers to make sure all 8 templates (including a class roster, weekly, monthly, and lesson planning pages) are tailored to what educators need. You’ll be an organizational hero in the classroom and the coolest teacher in the break room.
See the Rocketbook Teacher Planner pages up close, or see what real teachers think of the planner.
What’s the key ingredient of the Teacher Planner?
The key ingredient in the Teacher Planner is its specificity (and its reusability). If this planner was a pair of sneakers, the templates would be an insole perfectly molded to your feet. Teachers have unique needs and this planner accommodates those needs perfectly. That way you’ll spend less time worrying about schedules and more time with your students school year after school year (because y’know, it’s reusable).
Who is the Teacher Planner for?
The Teacher Planner is for people who hate the education system. Just kidding, it’s for educators, of course! If you’re looking for a generic planner, the Teacher Planner isn’t for you. If you want help keeping track of classes, planning upcoming lessons, and the ability to upload class notes to your call website, the Teacher Planner is for you. If you’re not working with students, but instead are a student yourself, you may like the…
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.
See the Rocketbook Academic Planner pages up close or get tips for using each page from Jake Reeves, Rocketbook super user (and former engineering student).
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. If you want something with more of a focus on note taking, you may want the…
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 you want a planner with strict goal-setting templates and daily prompts, you should check out the…
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 also to encourage positive habits that 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.
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 Teacher Planner has specific planning pages focused on making organizing class schedules and lesson plans a breeze.
- The Academic Planner has planning pages specifically designed for students with additional space for class notes.
- The Fusion is a note-taking tool with some bonus planning pages added in.
- The Fusion Plus is an expansion of the best-selling Fusion with more pages and considered the perfect fusion of planner and notebook.
- The Panda Planner has structured habit-forming planning pages. With daily prompts and goal-setting tips, you can plan your life systematically.
Still got planning questions? See our hacks for the Everyday, Teacher, Fusion, and Panda planners. Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org