Digital calendars and note-taking apps are convenient on the go, but sometimes you just want the physicality of writing by hand in a paper notebook. A new smart notebook makes sure you never have to choose between the two.

Organicer is both a paper planner and a digital calendar app. You can take notes by hand in the physical notebook, then transfer it easily to the app with the help of QR codes. You can then edit and tag your notes, create checklists, set calendar reminders, and share items in the app.

A person captures their daily schedule on the Organicer app.
Organicer

The extensive 300-page planner is organized similarly to a bullet journal, with pages for goals, brainstorming, habit tracking, and lists as well as overview calendars for the year and each individual month. There are 52 weekly calendar schedules organized by time, with half-hour appointment slots from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the week. There are also separate pages for checklists that you can use to write down your daily tasks or your grocery list.

An organicer planner open to the habits page
Organicer

Each page features a QR code that allows you to capture your lists and upload them to the app. Each day on the weekly schedule has its own QR code, as does each checklist. When you upload your daily appointment schedule, the app will automatically create calendar reminders for those events at those times. You can upload and share your checklists with friends, giving them the option to receive a notification when you complete a task (a particularly handy feature when it comes to grocery lists).

A person captures a to-do list on the Organicer app.
Organicer

Organicer isn't the first notebook to try to bridge the gap between handwritten and digital notes. Neo's smart pen, for one, digitizes your notes as you write, uploading your scribbles from your Neo notebook to the cloud. But Organicer, by contrast, doesn't require you to carry a special pen or turn anything on. You do have to remember to whip out your phone and snap that QR code, but it also comes much cheaper. Each notebook costs less than $40, compared to $129 for a Neo pen.

Organicer just launched on Kickstarter, and is currently going for $33 with early bird pricing. Get it here.