I have been in my black Van Der Spek Touch Me leather pocket/junior binder for a couple of months now, and in pocket size for twice as long. I am flabbergasted at how much it suits me and how happy I am in this size. I never thought I would be able to downsize from personal, particularly as I have two jobs and also use my binder as a wallet and blog scheduler. This binder also only has 16mm rings instead of the larger 20mm rings. But I could not wish for anything better.
The first reason this system is so successful is that both the pocket-sized binders I have used thus far have been a) without stiffener, so they mould around the inserts and cards and b) well designed for use as a wallet, with multiple credit card slots and a zippered pocket for coins and other bits and bobs. If they had been stiff with a more minimal pocket constellation, it would not have been possible.
The second reason is that I don’t need to write much in my binder. Just initials for client meetings, and one or two words per line in my lists. I don’t need to make long notes.
And the third reason is that the binder is so small and light that I can take it with me everywhere. It is more the size of a regular wallet or purse, so I can slip it in a pocket or a smaller handbag.
I am in love with the Touch Me binder! It is so nice and shiny and soft and smooshable. It is also in the old black Touch Me leather which I love so much.