Mod Notebooks: Analog Meets Digital

It’s no secret, I love my gadgets. But I also love putting pen to paper, especially when I’m fleshing out ideas or planning a project. The trouble is, I can’t always carry my journals, notebooks and random scraps of paper around with me so I end up having notes and things in both the digital and analog worlds. Not so fancy when I’m trying to stay creative and organized. I often end up doing the same work twice because I can’t remember in which medium I was working. Enter Mod Notebooks!


Taking a cue from the ubiquitous Moleskin, favored by note-takers across the globe, Mod Notebooks allow you to write, sketch or plan until your heart is content in a well-designed journal. The twist is, when you’ve exhausted a notebook, you pop it in the mail to Mod, have it digitized and sent back to you. The digital version can then be synced to the cloud (Dropbox, Evernote or OneNote) and is available on the Mod app so you have access to your work anywhere. Easy peasy!
Mod Notebook - Analog Meets Digital
Mod Notebooks come in three colors and three types: plain, ruled and dot-grid. They are the same size as the iPad Mini and open flat from any page. This is a huge deal for me because I absolutely need to work on a flat surface. There are few things more annoying than struggling with a bound journal that won’t stay open on its own. Kills the creative flow. That feature alone is worth the $25 that also includes the return shipping. Genius. My first order will soon be placed because I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

What do you think? Will you get in line for one of these? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. I think the Mod notebook would make a great diary. Thanks for introducing me to these.

    1. Patranila says:

      My pleasure Clara!

  2. creativity has no end .. i believe.. such a good invention thanks for sharing Patranila

  3. Is this available at US/CAN only? I wish this will become available here in the Philippines. I like the color, cute!

    1. I don't know if they ship to the Philippines but I'm sure they say so on their site. I hope they do!

  4. I haven't heard of Mod notebooks before, but they are so cool! Will go and check them out now!

  5. These are a great idea. I'm so bad at making handwritten notes nowadays as most of the work/writing I do is via keyboard.

  6. I use the notepad on my phone or ipad all the time.. i am not sure how to write anymore .lol

  7. Ooooh. If that were here in PH, I will definitely have one. Whoever thought of that product is a genius!

  8. This looks awesome Patranilla, would it work for website developers and designers as well as if it does I am getting one myself!
    Ad a developer though I use a service called Codeanywhere that even lets me code on my android mobile device while on the bus or train!
    Great post btw loved it!
    – PD

  9. What?! That is some awesome technology! I really wish I had an iPad

  10. I love writing. There is nothing like a pen and paper to get my creative juices going on. I would definitely get in line for one of these!

    1. Right! There's just something about the tactile sensation of scribbling on paper. Love it!

  11. I am solidly a paper notes girl unless I put something into the notes on my phone really quickly.

    That is pretty cool though if you're stuck between both!

    Stopping by from NE Bloggers FB page

    1. I usually do different parts of a project on different media. Planning on paper, writing on computer, notes on Post Its, etc.

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