09 Jan Decorating Your Agenda: Artful Hacks
Full disclosure: one of the best parts of having Artful Agenda as your personal digital planner is decorating it!
From decorative covers in a rainbow of colors to cute and fitting stickers, there are MANY ways to express your personality and make Artful Agenda your own.
Read on for 3 of my favorite ways to decorate my agenda.
1. Use the Color Picker
Firstly, hands up if you love it when things match? I hear you!
For all of the aspirational designers out there, you can utilize the color picker to coordinate your cover with your calendar events.
How does this work, you ask?
Well, when you’re assigning your calendar colors, simply “Match…” in the lower right corner. Then hover the circle over the color from your cover that you want each calendar to match— and watch as your planner transforms into a BEAUTY right before your eyes.
2. Choose a Seasonal Cover and Colors
Similarly, if you’re someone who likes to coordinate your agenda with the season, I’ve got the PERFECT solution for you.
You can choose a personalized cover from Artful Agenda’s season-appropriate selection!
The following options are some of my favorites for each season:
Another great way to match your agenda to the season is by using hex codes to define your calendar colors.
For example, just search “winter hex codes” in our old pal Google and you can find an abundance of options!
You could also use a color resource, like Scheme Color, and type in associated words like “Christmas,” “leaves” or “sunshine” to find some seriously dreamy combinations. Be warned though: you really might fall in love on the spot.
3. Assign Practical Stickers
Finally, there’s a key way that you can focus on the practicality of Artful Agenda but still make it look cute—and that’s through our fabulous sticker collections.
Artful Agenda stickers aren’t just decorative- these emojis and images can be used as a way of flagging important events and details.
Are you putting a chore on your priority to-do list? Draw attention to it with a related sticker.
Are you blocking out time for an upcoming workout class? There’s a sticker that can be assigned to that.
Continuing this idea, assign one sticker for bills that are paid, and one for bills that aren’t. You won’t ever miss an important payment again!
Either way, there’s something about pretty hues and pictures that make even the most mundane tasks sound EXCITING! Am I right?
Decorating Your Agenda while Nailing Your Productivity
When I created Artful Agenda I was inspired by the fun and personal touches of a paper planner like covers, handwriting, and stickers. Artful Agenda is a platform that promotes personal growth and productivity, but my inspiration was really to meld those fun and personal touches with the usefulness and integration of digital planning. Opening Artful Agenda should be an experience that is exciting because you can make it reflect exactly who you are!
Planning is a lot more fun in color! Just try it for yourself.
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Lynn DienerPosted at 13:53h, 10 January
When I’m pulling up an activity/appointment, the “match” button isn’t showing up. I’d love to be able to coordinate my planner like this, but I’m not seeing the match button appear. And how do I keep the colors from resetting? I find periodically, if I close the calendar and reopen it, the colors have reverted to a default color for everything.
Katy AllenPosted at 23:10h, 16 January
Thanks for your question! The”match” option is only available for calendar colors. To find it, click the arrow next to the calendar and you should see the option to match there.
Daisy RamirezPosted at 06:09h, 17 January
I just discovered the Artful Agenda, and I’m just in LOVE!! I’m telling everyone I know abou it! 🙂 Great job Kate!
I would like to provide a suggestion, in the future would you please be able to add a pictures feature? To be able to add a picture from your phone into your List would be very neat. Not only can it inspire your List but it can even turn into a mini-journaling/grateful journal!
Katy AllenPosted at 19:18h, 23 January
Hi Daisy! We’re so glad you’re loving Artful Agenda. That’s a great idea, we will add this to our suggestions lists for future developments!
Jennifer FowlerPosted at 02:54h, 16 February
Is there somewere to get more stickers? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app!! I am a happy planner gal but really need my life digital! Im not really at the evernote or more extreme digital planning apps right now so this works perfect for my life!
But is there more stickers available? And I think they should be available to put anywhere and not in certain places.
thank you for the great app!!!
Katy AllenPosted at 17:01h, 03 September
Hi Jennifer! We are SO glad you love it! We are often releasing new stickers. Also, when you click a sticker, it opens up an entire sticker pack!
Lauren ServiasPosted at 14:56h, 22 February
I love the Artful Agenda layout on my browser! Will the same layout ever be available on the iPad app? It’s nice to see my schedule, tasks, and lists all in one glance!
Katy AllenPosted at 16:56h, 03 September
Hi Lauren! The best way to use Artful Agenda on the iPad is to download the app from the iTunes store. The layout is slightly different, to optimize for functionality!
Brynna WhitePosted at 19:14h, 28 February
I love the idea of changing themes! Im wondering if in the future there will be the option to create our own. I would love to design my own covers and stickers too!
Katy AllenPosted at 17:02h, 03 September
Hi Brynna! We have this added to our suggestion box. 🙂 We are trying to release as many covers as possible so hopefully, you find a few you love!
Norma McFaddenPosted at 16:53h, 10 April
I am in love!!!! Great job Kate on creating an ADOrABLE and functional digital planner. The features are easy to use and the integration (one of the most important) is superb!! I am able to access and use seamlessly with my android, iPhone, HP laptop and Samsung tablet. I would love to be able to add my picture to my profile and throughout this planner.
Amber E RectorPosted at 15:15h, 17 April
o. m. g.
I’m an Erin Condren lady, I thought I’d give this a whorl.
What an amazing concept! I love that I can access my planner from my laptop at work, I don’t have to bring all my stickers and pens! I cannot wait to see what changes are made and additions are put in!
Thank you Kate!
Katy AllenPosted at 16:50h, 03 September
Yay! We’re so glad you are loving it, Amber! Thank you for your support!
Jen BaileyPosted at 13:55h, 05 May
New to Artful Agenda and love the layout so far. I’m working on a Macbook Pro and am having some issues navigating around. The match button isn’t available in the calendars, and I cannot see how to add stickers or even type in some of the blocks. Please help!
Katy AllenPosted at 16:48h, 03 September
Hi Jen! To use the match button, you must be using a Chrome browser. We are sorry you are having technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you figure them out!
Cathy Jo HerlihyPosted at 14:55h, 11 May
Is there any videos, etc to make sure that I am using all of the Artful Agenda features? I love this calendar, but I know I am not using all of its features. Thanks.
Katy AllenPosted at 16:44h, 03 September
Hi Cathy Jo! Here is a YouTube tutorial we created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yByA4A3MkE8, hopefully this helps you take better take advantage of all the features!
PatsyPosted at 13:19h, 30 May
Hi. I’m just getting started and I’ve been playing around with the calendar colors. I’m wondering if there is a way to restore the original calendar colors that got carried over from my icloud calendar. Thanks!
Katy AllenPosted at 16:40h, 03 September
Hi Patsy! There is not a way to sync calendar colors, however, you can copy and paste the hex code for an exact match.
Patricia KruegerPosted at 17:53h, 08 June
Is there a way to print a week. For example I need a printout of all the tasks I completed in a given week for a report.
Katy AllenPosted at 20:33h, 16 June
Hi Patricia! The print feature has not been released yet. However, you can screenshot and print!
Shelley R SturdevantPosted at 17:08h, 02 July
I would love to be able to insert pictures into my calendar is this something that is coming in the future
Kelli ArtinianPosted at 16:35h, 01 August
Would love this if I could add my own stickers!
Lauren S.Posted at 00:39h, 02 August
LOVE this so much! It’s the best of both worlds…paper and digital. One thing I would love is to be able to change font size. I find it hard to see my tasks, meals etc. in the little boxes.
Katy AllenPosted at 18:08h, 25 August
Hi Lauren! So glad you love it. Font size changes are on our list to develop in the future!
Sandra C ParrottPosted at 12:03h, 19 August
I’m still in my trial period, but this is a definite keeper. I’m loving this planner. I would suggest the ability to create additional tabs and to include a NOTES/Journal page template. Since I am using my agenda to keep me on task, it would be great if while I am in a meeting I could also jot down my notes and key takeaways.
Katy AllenPosted at 18:10h, 25 August
Hi Sandra! Yay! So glad you love Artful Agenda. We do have notes/journal functionality. Just go to the lists tab in your account!
Jaime H PyPosted at 01:37h, 25 August
How do I get the words to fit in the box? I synced from iCal and each date box is cutting off my words.
Katy AllenPosted at 18:13h, 25 August
Hi Jaime! I’m sorry you are having issues – you are welcome to submit a support ticket. To do this, click Tech Support in the menu section of Artful Agenda, and they should be able to help you out!
HeatherPosted at 17:14h, 08 January
I go not get a “match” option on the color coding, just an “adjust” which is kind of a pain – suggestions?
HeatherPosted at 17:15h, 08 January
Nevermind – just saw the eyedropper icon with that option 😉
Sophia ByquistPosted at 20:31h, 10 March
I use aa on Apple iPad and iPhone not the desktop version. Artful Agenda has so many beautiful colors to choose from but sometimes you are looking for just that perfect shade of minty teal (or whatever!). I saw in an earlier post how to plug in the hex code number for specialty colors to assign to your calendars. I am including a link to the website color-hex as they have all the hex codes. It is fun to browse through their newest colors or palettes for just that perfect shade of pinky salmon (or whatever!). So far this has worked very well for me.
Rosemary MorrisonPosted at 02:58h, 11 March
Thanks for sharing Sophia! We love to color-coordinate our Artful Agenda for the season or mood we are in!
Julie CorbettPosted at 20:42h, 19 March
Hi can I use my stylus to write in artful agenda? I can use it to click pm tabs and dates but not write, draw or covert text. Thank you!
Rosemary MorrisonPosted at 20:55h, 20 March
Hi Julie! You don’t mention what type of device you are using but our Ipad app has a handwriting-to-text feature for iPads compatible with the iOS Scribble feature and our Android tablet and iPad apps have a drawing feature that can be found in the lower left menu.