What are digital planners?
A Digital Planner is like the reflection of your paper planner, but on your iPad. Basically, is a PDF document with links imported inside a note-taking app.
Steps to get started:
1/ Install a notes app like Noteshelf or Goodnotes
2/ Buy & download a PDF planner (digital template)
3/ Import a PDF template or digital sticker to the notes app
4/ Watch the Walkthrough videos of the planners
✘ What you CAN'T do inside a digital planner
Although it's “digital” it acts like a paper planner:
- Everything is manually added
- Does NOT sync with Google Calendar
- Does NOT send reminders
- NO auto-populate events between months & days
- NO auto-carried events over to the next day
- NO calculations (eg: track expenses)
✔ What you CAN do inside a digital planner
Use as a quiet companion & reliable accountability buddy:
- To erase text and drawings
- Move text around the pages or notebooks
- Add endless pages for notes
- Export and share notes as images or PDFs
- Record voice notes or lectures
- Search through notes
Step 1: Pick and install a note-taking app
In order to use a PDF planner you will need a special note-taking app. The best planner apps for iPad are: Goodnotes, Notability and Noteshelf. Discover how to create default digital notebooks or use complex PDF digital notebooks inside them.
Walkthrough Goodnotes 5
Step 2: Buy & Download a PDF Digital Planner
Login / Create an account (or Guest Checkout)
During the checkout you have the option to login, create an account or checkout as guest. You must be logged in, to get your digital planners saved into your account.
If you checkout as a guest, you'll download the planners from the "Thank You" page, and the "Order Confirmation" email.
Add billing details
In this shop you can pay by card (Visa, Mastercard - processed by Stripe) or by Paypal.
For some reason, Stripe does not accept all cards. So if you need help, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
ON DESKTOP - Download and UNZIP files
Once purchase, you'll need to download the ZIP file containing all PDF files. UNZIP it to use the PDFs.
(How to) Send your files from Desktop to iPad
If you don't know how to send your PDF file from desktop to iPad you can use: AirDrop, Dropbox or Email.
ON IPAD - Download and UNZIP files
The easiest way to buy and download a planner would be on the iPad. In this video I am illustrating how to download your planner using the link from the Order Confirmation Email.
Step 3: Import a PDF template to the notes app
Import in Noteshelf
Safer way to import your favorite PDF planner inside Noteshelf.
Import in Goodnotes
Safer way to import your favorite PDF planner inside Goodnotes. Also see how to activate the hyperlinks.
BONUS: Avoid this #1 Mistake when importing your planner
Watch this video to see how NOT to import a planner inside Noteshelf or Goodnotes. This will avoid any mistakes, and you will not mess up with existing notebooks.
STICKERS: add to Noteshelf or Goodnotes planners
How to download and add stickers to your planner using "drag & drop" feature. Illustrated for both Noteshelf and Goodnotes app.
Step 4: Watch the Walkthrough Videos
See inside the premium planners and discover how they can improve your daily routine.