Turn your iPad into the cozy home for your dreams, thoughts, and daily notes
I've designed the 2021 Outline Planner, as a loving space to come back to whenever you feel lost, distracted, or forgot where you're going.
Import it to your iPad and:
manifest your best intentions, and get clear on what to focus on next
outline work tasks and write occasional meeting notes
capture meal plans, finances, and other personal matters
To enjoy your planners, you'll need to install a note-taking app like Goodnotes or Noteshelf (priced around $12) and have an Apple Pencil to take your hand notes.
I know tech stuff feels scary, so I'll hand you a step-by-step written guide on downloading and installing the planners.
You want to FEEL GOOD. We ALL want that! But when our mind is full of CLUTTER, we're not even paying attention to the best moments of our day.
What if I tell you that YOU CAN:
clean up your mind and braindump your thoughts on your iPad any time of the day?
write your personal (and work) plans and ideas in a more structured way, so you get it all out of your mind (and out of your way)?
keep track of your household matters, meal plans, finances, and more?
write occasional meeting notes, so you can better handle your small business?
and have all these handwritten notes searchable and easy to find on your iPad?
So grab the iPad (and an Apple Pencil), to start with the 2021 Outline Planner today. Create a better home for your notes and bring more peace to your mind.
Is it for you?
The 2021 Outline Planner is FOR YOU IF you want a private space to host your goals, celebrate the progress and write your daily notes. Use it for self-care, health, meal plans, money, home TODOs, books, trips; also, track your work tasks or write meeting notes.
(It's dated for 2021, so you can use it daily, between Jan.- Dec. 2021)
I believe that you can create a loving and organized space to hold your goals and thoughts.
So, I created the Outline Planner, for you to transform into your cozy home where the heart meets the mind. Because...
... the #1 SECRET POWER of the planner is
THE LOVE I used to create it (you will feel it every day!)
... and the #2 SECRET POWER of the planner is
ITS STRUCTURE (you'll feel much more organized)!
But, if you're new to digital planning, you definitely should know that:
It ONLY works on iPad (with Apple Pencil)
It ONLY works with Goodnotes, Noteshelf, Notability apps
It does NOT sync with Google Calendar
It does NOT Sync with Outlook Calendar
It does NOT send reminders
Now, see all the goodies that you'll find inside the digital planner to help you build the home of your best goals.
✔ TUTORIAL pages included (1 click access): see how to navigate the planner using the hyperlinks and how to fill in the main pages.
✔ 2021 Calendar page
✔ 2021 MASTER Plan page
✔ Monthly plan and monthly review pages
✔ Weekly plan (horizontal days) and weekly review pages
✔ Daily planning with 30-min hourly SCHEDULE (Sunday start calendar planner will include the standard am. pm. clock; the Monday start calendar planner will include the military clock)
✔ Daily journaling (with pre-defined questions)
✔ Daily meeting notes (with pre-defined sections and notes area)
✔ Master To-Do (Personal and work)
✔ 17 Life & Work Templates included: Notes pages, TO DO, meeting pages, project pages, weekly workout page, books review, travel packing, etc
✔ 7 LIFE & WORK built-in sections:
✅ NOTES: includes 6 categories to customize
✅ SELF-CARE: includes 10 pre-defined categories:
→→→ Daily Journaling
→→→ Health Journal (to track medical conditions, appointments and doctors details),
→→→ Monthly Habits Tracker
→→→ Monthly Workout Tracker
→→→ Weekly Meal
→→→ Weekly Shopping List
→→→ Books to Read
→→→ Movies to watch
→→→ Travels & Journeys
→→→ Birthdays & Special Occasions
✅ MONEY: includes 6 categories:
→→→ Monthly bill pay checklist
→→→ Payday bill tracker
→→→ and other 4 categories to customize
✅ HOME: includes 6 categories:
→→→ Home To DOs
→→→ Home projects
→→→ House cleaning
→→→ Repairs & Maintenance
→→→ and other 2 categories to customize
✅ MEETINGS: Access to all meeting notes organized by month.
✅ PROJECTS: includes 6 categories to customize. This section includes the Project list page and the Project details page.
✅ PEOPLE: includes 6 categories to customize. This section includes the People list page and the People details page.
The 2021 Outline Planner is now available for only...
One-time payment - to use the planner in 2021
(Both Landscape or Portrait view included)
No locked-in contracts or other commitments.
*To get started you WILL NEED: an iPad (and an Apple Pencil) + a paid annotations app (like Goodnotes, Noteshelf and Notability). After placing your order you will get instant access to the 2021 Digital Planner in both landscape and horizontal view.
2021 digital planner FAQ
Digital planners are ready to use PDF files (with/without hyperlinks) or JPEG images (use them to build a digital planner yourself) imported into a note-taking app like Noteshelf, GoodNotes, or Notability. You can use it on any tablet that you can write on, but the iPad Pro + Apple Pencil combo is the most loved by far.
The winning digital planners are PDF templates designed to plug in and play inside PDF annotation apps such as Noteshelf, GoodNotes, and Notability (available for iOS devices) and XODO PDF (for Android devices). They also include convenient indexes with super-smart hyperlinks to navigate to any date, week, or month, and other sections in your planner.
The best digital planners must be small-sized PDF files (less than 8 MB), high-quality layout, and intuitive navigation.
2021 Digital Planners work with any app that supports PDF annotations. Noteshelf, Goodnotes, and Notability offer the best handwriting experience for digital planning, but these are for iOS only. For Android, you can try XODO PDF, yet the experience is not the best.
You can, but an iPad digital planner it’s not that iPhone friendly. If you are using Goodnotes or Noteshelf, you can sync the digital planner across devices using iCloud. But writing on it on the phone can be a bit painful since the design is not adaptable (in the end, the planner is a PDF file designed for iPad), so your page’s content will not be super visible.
In the future, I am planning to create digital planners for iPhone only.
You can use Noteshelf, Goodnotes 5 and Notability for iOS. I have chosen Noteshelf, just like many of my clients.
Here’s what one of my clients said:
“I started off using Noteshelf initially before ever using Goodnotes. Neither app is perfect but there are three things I like better about Noteshelf: 1) the ability to lock down an image layer for inserted planner widgets. I can erase writing and move stickers around without moving the base image. 2) I can copy the setup (highlighter, text, stickers) that I want on each page and paste to another and it will place it in the EXACT same location without realignment which is time consuming in Goodnotes and 3) squared off highlighter. I dislike Goodnotes’ rounded highlighter.
AND….I almost forgot to mention one of my favorite features! You can save numerous fonts and text styles as favorites so that you can easily change between them. I have thirteen favorites. Goodnotes does not handle text well.”
To access your digital file(s) login on etsy account on a browser using your iPad. Then, go to You > Reviews & Purchases and look for the Outline Planner order. To the right of the order, click Download Files. This goes to the Downloads page for all the files attached to your order.
Tap the button to download the Sunday or Monday start digital planner, and it will open inside a browser. Tap the Share icon and Save to files. This way, the digital planner will download in On My iPad / Downloads folder.
Then you open the app and import the planner from the Downloads folder.
After you have downloaded the digital planner in the On My iPad / Downloads folder, go and open the app and import the planner from the Downloads folder using the add new functions:
– in Goodnotes tap: New+ > Import
– in Noteshelf tap: + > Import Document
– in Notability tap: Import > Files
Once you have downloaded the planner on your iPad, you won’t need Wi-Fi to use it.
However, if you are using the iCloud to sync across devices, the planner will only sync when you have a Wi-Fi connection.
With every 2021 digital planner, you have access to:
– Sunday Start calendar planners that use a standard time
– Monday Start calendar planners that use a military clock
So when you import the inside your PDF annotations app, just pick between the two options.
You must be in the viewing mode to use the hyperlinks and switch to editing mode when you want to write. There is a pen icon inside a circle in the top right corner of the navigation that you need to tap to switch between the two modes.
Yes, all 2021 digital planners have tutorial pages included. You will learn how to navigate the planner with hyperlinks, how to fill in the pages, and how to contact me. Just open your 2021 digital planner to any page, and look for the “Need Help?“ button on the bottom left of the page.
All 2021 digital planners use a smart system of hyperlinks:
– the main VERTICAL navigation – placed on the right side of the screen ON ALL PAGES, allows you to access the Calendar, 2021 Master plan, Master to do, all twelve Monthly pages, and seven special sections.
– the secondary HORIZONTAL navigation – placed on the top right of the screen ON DATED PAGES ONLY, allows you navigate between inter-connected dated pages (eg: connects the same day’s: daily planning page, daily journaling page, and daily meeting notes page)
– the yearly calendar page – also has links to any weekly or daily planning page inside the planner
– the monthly planning pages – have links to weekly or daily planning page from that month
– the weekly planning pages – have links to all seven daily planning, daily journaling, and daily meeting notes pages from that week
– the monthly habits and workout trackers – have links to planning weeks and days from that month
– the weekly meal plan pages – have links to all seven daily planning pages from that week
Inside a digital planner, you can always duplicate the monthly planning pages to track different subjects. The vertical navigation’s monthly tabs will still get you to the 1st planning page of that month. Then you can flip the page to see the extra monthly page too.
Another thought will be to fit all activities inside one monthly calendar page and use color codes to differentiate them.
You can, but be careful what you delete since it will also delete the hyperlinks to those pages. Birthdays or Monthly trackers can be deleted. However, you can’t undo it once deleted.
I suggest to duplicate the planner and try to delete these pages from the clone version first. If you like the result, you can then implement this action inside the original digital planner too.
In Goodnotes 5, Notability or Noteshelf you can move pages by drag and dropping their thumbnails. However, the planner has too many pages, so I recommend to copy a page (or template) and place it in a new location inside the planner.
Go to that day’s meeting note and duplicate that exact page.
Plus, if you need more space for one meeting, go to the EXTRA templates section, copy a Notes page and paste it after the Meeting notes page.
Locking an image is only possible in Noteshelf (at the moment). To do so, tap & hold the image until an editing menu bar will appear. Tap Lock, and you’ve done it.
Sure. Any PDF annotations app has a “Type tool” that you could use. Just import the planner inside your PDF annotations app and start typing.
Yes, in the 2021 digital planner, ALL 365 DAILY PAGES are DATED and inter-connected. So from a weekly page, you can go to the DAILY planning page, or DAILY meeting page, or DAILY Journaling page for the same day (eg: Monday, June 23). Plus, using the “heart” or “meeting” icons you can switch between these inter-linked pages easily.
And YES I have already added day names (eg: Monday) to each dated daily page.
Unfortunately, Notability, Goodnotes, and Noteshelf do not have this feature (so far), but I hope they will soon add this to their apps.
Playing with bookmarks/tags can help you reach another location in your planner. Or, add a note (like “client name”) on the new page and use the search function to find it.
All dated digital planners need to be purchased every year.
The undated planners are the ones that can be bought once and used many times. But you will need to add the dates to the pages.
Hi, I am Ralu
the creator of Outline Planner
Listen. I know how it feels to be busy doing mistakes. So I'm creating digital tools to simplify, beat overwhelm and prioritize what matters in our private and work life. And I made a pretty good job at it in the last 2 years. Watch my story.
See you inside! Much love!