What is digital planning?
Digital planners mimic the experience of using a paper planner but on an iPad or other tablet-like device.
Is there a way to try it before buying a planner from your shop?
If you want to try out digital planning before committing to it fully, you can download a free digital notebook here to get a feel for the experience! There is a portrait notebook and a landscape notebook so you can try out both styles.
Where can I find tips for getting started?
You’re in the right place! I would suggest reading this FAQ page, watching the tutorials on this page.
Will your products work on my device?
I personally have only ever used the digital products on an iPad Pro. But they are PDF documents so they can be opened on any device that is compatible with opening PDFs. In order to edit them, you will need an application that allows you to annotate PDFs as well as a device that supports the use of a stylus. I have also heard of people using the products on their laptops by installing an application that allows you to annotate PDFs (more info below).
To make sure that our planners are compatible with your device, download one of our free digital notebooks here before purchasing your planner.
What program/app do you use?
I use GoodNotes4. The planners are compatible with GoodNotes 5 as well. I do know there is an iOS version of the app available for Mac computers/laptops, too.
Do you have to use GoodNotes?
Not necessarily. That’s just the note taking app that I prefer. I’ve heard that Xodo, Notability, and ZoomNotes are good as well. As long as the app/program that you are using allows you to annotate PDFs (what our planners are) you should be able to use the planners. Our inserts are images so if you plan on using them in your planner, make sure the app/program that you are using allows you to insert images onto a PDF.
Do your planners sync with Google cal or iCal?
No. Our planners mimic the experience of using a paper planner but on an iPad or other tablet-like device so you have to manually input your entries either by hand writing them or typing them in.
Do I have to repurchase a new planner/journal every year or can I reuse it?
The beauty of undated digital planners/notebooks/journals is you only have to purchase one and you can use it over and over again. You can either wipe your used version clean OR you can download a clean copy at any time. Another option is to make a copy of your planner after you download it but before you write in it, that way you always have a clean copy.
If you purchase a dated planner, it cannot be reused once the time span of the planner has expired since the dates will not match from year to year.
Do I erase each day/month?
That’s up to you! You can make copies of pages by following the tutorials in our video library if you don’t want to erase anything. I personally erase each day and use the same page over and over again.
Is there a limit to how many pages I can add in my planner?
No. You can add as many pages as you would like. However, your device’s amount of memory could affect the number of pages you add.
Why can’t I click my tabs?
That all depends on the app/program that you are using. I recommend Googling tutorials for the app/program you are using if you are having issues with clicking tabs. In GoodNotes4, make sure that you have the writing tool turned off to enable clicking on the tabs (the pen with the line through it…the furthest icon to the right on the navigation bar).
My tabs aren’t linked correctly. What can I do?
Unfortunately once the planners/notebooks/journals are edited or pages are added/deleted I can no longer give advice on the functionality since it is different for everyone. Make sure you follow my tutorial on copying/pasting pages to add them and make sure not to delete the tabbed sections. If your tabs are not working properly, my suggestions would be to restart your GoodNotes app or re-download a fresh version of the planner. I suggest downloading a clean copy of the planner transfer information over from the old version to the new one. *NOTE: it may look like nothing is happening when you click your tabs but the tabs are all blank pages so I recommend labeling your tab pages and then clicking through them to see a difference in the tabbed pages.
Can I add or rename tabs?
No. Tabs are not editable.
My planner is loading slowly, what can I do?
The planner is a PDF file so it’s not “loading” slowly but your experience of use may be lagging if your device needs to be restarted, if the app you’re using needs to be restarted, or if the memory of your device is almost at capacity.
Can I type in my digital planner/notebook/journal?
If the app or program that you are using allows you to type then yes.
Can I use fonts in my digital planner/notebook/journal?
As of right now, GoodNotes4 does not support the use of fonts within in the app. However, I have heard of an app called ZoomNotes that has this functionality. This is a question to look up on the app you are using’s website. My digital products support the use of any fonts, but you have to make sure the program you are using to edit the products supports use of fonts.
Can you see the planner/notebook/journal on your phone?
Can you edit the planner/notebooks on your phone?
Yes, but it is WAY more tedious than doing it on the iPad.
Do the inserts work in all planners?
Do your inserts work in your journals and notebooks?
Can the notepads be used with other products?
The notepads are intended to be used on their own. They are PDF files and cannot be inserted into other digital planners. You can insert stickers on the notepads.
How do I unzip a zipped file on my iPad?
Your best bet is to unzip zipped files on a desktop and send them to your iPad unzipped but if that is not an option for you, you can use a third party app, like WinZip, to unzip files directly on your iPad. Most files will not be zipped therefore you will just need to download the file to your device and open with your pdf annotator app.
What is the difference between the planners?
Please take a look through the photos in each product listing to see them up close. Make sure to read each product description for a detailed list of what is included in each planner. There is also a video flip through of each planner in the video tutorial library here.