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Countdown to iPad – Franklin-Covey-Apple (Use Case 42)

Sunday 28 March 2010 - Filed under gaps + mobile + Technology

I have long been a fan of Franklin Planners and Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was exciting to see these brands/disciplines brought together under the FranklinCovey (FC) banner in 1997. Since coming together, FC has added many new products, seminars and consulting offerings.

Where I have long felt the company deficient, was in the tech/software arena. While FC has certainly tried to make the jump to digital planning and life management, their success has been lackluster when compared to past accomplishments. It is time for Franklin’s planning/GTD (Getting Things Done) know-how, Covey’s understanding of life/business governing principles and Apple’s legendary ease-of-use penchant to come together. It is time for my dream planner, FranklinCovey on iPad.

So what do you say, FranklinCovey? Are you ready to combine my aging favorite planner, my mentor of life principles (he just doesn’t know it) and the latest rule-breaker from Apple? This inquiring mind would like to know.

3 great works - that work great together - Franklin - Covey - Apple - iPad

3 great works - that work great together

iPad - I love it when a planner comes together


Countdown to iPad Series – There are countless articles and posts citing what the iPad isn’t or won’t be good at. We think they are wrong. Join us as we celebrate the countdown to iPad’s debut by posting a daily iPad use case. Think of the possibilities!


We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.


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2010-03-28  »  Russ Leseberg

Talkback x 7

  1. Ronnie
    20 April 2010 @ 10:42 am

    I agree this is the great weakness of the best organizational systems. But they are probably wondering how to make enough money off this.

  2. jpblat
    20 April 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    I agree. Make it happen Franklin Covey.

  3. Patty
    11 May 2010 @ 10:21 pm

    I agree. i miss the Franklin-Covey Planner. until now palm pilots, iphones etc just didn’t have a big enough screen to make a digital Franklin Covey Planner that user friendly, but now we have the ipad…………

  4. min
    6 June 2010 @ 12:21 am

    Perhaps they haven’t found out how to replace revenue from paper product sales.(and the accessories), which users need to replace.

    I wouldn’t mind a iPad FC app that is yearly based. Perhaps something like wire magazine, but on yearly bases.

  5. Monster
    1 July 2010 @ 7:42 am

    Listen to Russ, Franklin! FCTasks is clunky and could use a redesign for the iPad.

    Plus, I would really really really like a leather Classic binder that’s built to hold my iPad too…

  6. Don
    30 October 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Yes, please. I’m waiting!

  7. Don P
    2 December 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    I LOVE the way these people think !!! A classic binder with the ability to hold and iPad ….what a great system that would be …WOW !!!
    Can I pre order mine, Franklin Covey ???????? :)

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