About this project
We adore digital calendars. They sync across all our devices and consistently keep us abreast of all our upcoming engagements.
But we also love paper planners. They have that tactile feel, and the physical act of writing improves memory retention, allowing us to make better decisions. They're a beautiful and effective way to remain both organized and productive.
At some point, we faced a dilemma - Digital Calendars vs Paper Planner. The constant switching back and forth often is neither convenient nor efficient.
Our technical background inspired us to look for new solutions using the latest technologies.
Today, we’re thrilled to share with you Slice Planner: a hybrid planning system that maintains the utmost efficiency in your workflow by marrying the worlds of physical and digital.
Slice Planner is a brand new hybrid approach to planning, combining an old-fashioned paper planner with a digital calendar. Powered by computer vision and augmented reality, our unique system complements your favorite digital calendars (Google, Apple and Outlook) and provides even more flexibility to your daily planning routine.
WHAT MAKES SLICE PLANNER NOTEBOOK SO SPECIAL?
We approached the creation of Slice Planner with a dedication to superlative design principles.
Throughout the creative process, we examined dozens of size, functional, and material combinations to determine the best fit. We ultimately arrived at a sublime selection of premium Slice Planner notebooks in two different cover materials and a choice of four colors.
Genuine Italian leather cover available in soothing Ocean Blue and a tastefully neutral Desert Yellow. This type of soft cover provides for easy paper-insert refills, ensuring that you’ll never run out of space to jot down your thoughts.
Durable book cloth hardcover available in striking Coral Orange and elegant Steel Gray. A pleasantly robust surface texture is married to the functionality offered by the included elastic band that matches the cover color.
The core pillar of our approach is the radial diagram that is reminiscent of an analog clock. We designed this to help visual thinkers (65% of the population) master their time and plan their activities in more intuitive and convenient ways. The clockface diagram helps to keep a focus on individual tasks and allows users to have a better perception of time. It does this by providing a visual display of the day, all at one glance.
The clockface diagram is similar to an analog clockface — 12 hours is the maximum capacity of what you can put into a single diagram. Our survey showed that on average, people do not plan for more than 9.5 hours per day. Moreover, it is not very efficient to commit to many things. This approach literally saves you from overworking. Need to plan for the other part of the day? No problem; simply use the next page with another diagram.
Start using the notebook any day of the year. Every clockface diagram comes undated, so you can miss a single day, two days, or even an entire week without wasting any pages.
The easy-to-use and free Slice Planner app is built around our core concept of easy synchronization between your paper notebook and all your digital calendars, whether you use Outlook, Google, or Apple.
Because it is equipped with cutting-edge technology features, the app complements (not substitutes) popular digital calendars and adds even more flexibility to your daily planning routine.
SLICE PLANNER HYBRID PLANNING SYSTEM IS AN INCREDIBLE TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL, PACKED WITH A SUBLIME SET OF FEATURES:
1. Events Digitizing allows you to effortlessly merge your paper planner timetable with the one in your digital calendars. Whenever you feel like adding digital reminders, locations, or invitees to analog events, the Slice Planner app will capture all your day's schedule and sync it across all your devices.
The app uses computer vision technology to digitize events from the planner and duplicates them into your favorite digital calendar. Titles of events will be recognized by the optical character recognition that is powered by Google Cloud Vision (the quality of recognition extremely depends on how legible your handwriting is).
2. Augmented Reality Mode. Worried about getting double booked? Let AR mode check whether there are concurrent events in your schedule. When held over your paper planner, the Slice Planner app highlights overlapping events in red, allowing for a quick resolution via digital editing.
3. Smart Crop is useful whenever you need to save a particular piece of information that is surrounded by unnecessary notes. Simply draw a line of any shape around the piece you need and let the app capture the outlined section. It can then be instantly shared, saved, or attached to a calendar event.
4. Advanced Sharing. Instantly send your notes and sketches via email, upload to the cloud, or attach to specific calendar events simply by crossing out one of the icons on the bottom of the notebook page. The captured pages can also be shared manually via Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, One Note, and more.
Slice Planner app was carefully made to not break your good habits. So whether you're using Google, Apple, or Outlook calendars, simply continue using them and Slice Planner app will become your bridge with the paper planner.
Slice Planner's clockface design, featured on every left-planner page, taps into how your mind works, increasing your focus and aiding in time management.
Every right page has a freedom space for your notes or sketches. Watch Slice Planner’s clever layout in action:
Our handcrafted covers are made from specially tanned and finished leather, so the outside feels soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time.
The notebook covers are hand cut from genuine Italian leather. The back side of the notebook is embossed with the Slice Planner logo.
We are tech geeks, productivity aficionados, designers, and engineers. We are the team behind Evopaper, a company created with a vision of reimagining notebooks for the digital world. With the Slice Planner project, we aim to create a meaningful hybrid planning system that eliminates the need to choose. Slice Planner empowers you to use the best of both digital and paper worlds, without any loss of efficiency.
Risks and challenges
We’re thrilled to launch this campaign. This milestone arrives after countless hours of toil and dedicated work to achieve the best imaginable design solution.
Still, we understand that the greatest risks and challenges lie ahead. That’s what drives us, though; what keeps us going. Delivering upon our promise to ship all of you Slice Planner on time and in line with your expectations is the final challenge that awaits us—and ultimately, the perfect reward.
Therefore, we made preliminary agreements with manufacturers and ensured the procurement of the necessary resources/material/raw material in advance in order to mitigate the risks while facing the new challenges related to production, packaging and shipping on a large scale. We are certainly up for this challenge and confident we will tackle all the issues along the road!
We will continue to work hard, and of course, keep you up-to-date with every step!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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