Comparing Sizes: Franklin Covey vs. DayTimer

Franklin Covey and DayTimer are the two big planner brands in the United States. Lucky for those of us who use them, their sizes and ring format are pretty compatible.

However, each company uses its own terminology. This is led to confusion by not only myself but other members of the planner world when we’re trying to compare planners.

Here is a list of the size and insert measurements each company uses:

Franklin Covey Measurement DayTimer
Monarch 8.5 inches x 11 inches Folio
Classic 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches Desk
Compact 4.25 inches x 6.75 inches No comparable size
No comparable size 3.75 inches x 6.75 inches Portable
Pocket 3.5 inches x 6 inches No comparable size

What I can add from the information in the above chart is that if you have a Compact or Portfolio size planner, if the ring format matches you should still be able to use the insert from the FC Compact & Pocket and the DayTimer Portable.

Here are some links for more information:

Franklin Covey:



DayTimer Avalon, Folio size

FC Day1One Classic (4)

Franklin Covey Day1One, Classic size


DayTimer Malibu, Portable size

FC compact

Franklin Covey, Compact size


DayTimer PlannerAhead, Pocket size

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jade Priscilla
    Sep 11, 2015 @ 15:46:22

    I don’t use a filoflax, but after scribbling into a notebook and then having to turn 50 ages to find what I need, I think I should invest, yours look really good 🙂 x


  2. Stacey @ Stacey Homemaker
    Sep 11, 2015 @ 22:21:07

    This is great info to know, I never thought about it before. Thanks =)


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