Welcome to Digital Planner 101!
On this page you will learn the basics of using our planners. Everything from downloading, importing, syncing, to adding digital stickers (free PDF download) and copying templates. We are constantly adding information and videos to this page, but if you still need more help or don't see a similar question in the FAQ sections below, please feel free to contact us!
Choose your device from below to get started!
Section 1: Device, Stylus and App Recommendations
What device do you recommend?
Your digital planner will work with any PDF annotation app, but it may work differently than intended depending on the app. We suggest doing some research about what app is right for you. But our planners were designed specifically for an iPad with an Apple Pencil. Therefore this is the setup that we recommend for using our digital planners.
What app do you recommend for iPad?
We recommend using the GoodNotes 5 app. GoodNotes 5 is an amazing app that not only allows you to write on and navigate our planners, but it also allows you to create custom pen colors, sync your planner between iPad and iPhone, and add images to your planner! GoodNotes 5 is by far the best app for digital planners.
I don't have an iPad, can I use it on my iPhone?
The short answer is yes, you can use our planners on your iPhone. The drawback is, of course, the screen size. Zooming in is always an option, but it is preferable to plan on a larger screen. You will also want to use either an active or passive stylus to make it easier to write out your plans. I recommend using an active stylus to aid in palm rejection while writing on the iPhone.
All my devices are Android, can I use your digital planners?
Yes you can! Our digital planners are in PDF format. Which means that all you need is a PDF annotation app!
What app do you recommend for Android?
We recommend using the FREE Xodo PDF Reader & Editer app from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately there are not a lot of options for PDF annotation apps for Android devices, but Xodo is definitely the best. Do not upgrade to the Pro Version. GoodNotes does plan on offering the App cross platform for Android and MS Tablet devices, but have not announced an eta at this time.
Can I use a different app?
Our digital planner will work on most pdf annotation apps. However, we highly recommend GoodNotes 5 as it is feature packed with the best digital planning tools and our planner works perfectly with it. Also, we only provide support or instructions for use on iPad with GoodNotes or Samsung with Xodo.
Section 2: General Usage
Can I import from or export to other calendars?
No, the planner will not import/export or sync with other calendars. Whilst digital planners may look and act somewhat like an app, they’re at their core just hyperlinked PDF documents.
How do I navigate through my digital planner?
You can navigate to specific tabbed pages with a tap, and/or swipe to flip through the planner pages. Just remember for the hyperlinked tabs to work, you have to be in Read-Only Mode. You can watch our overview video below to see how to navigate our planners.
Will my planner send reminders?
It does not have built in notification or reminder functionality. (We recommend using it in conjunction with Siri and the Reminders App on your iPad)
What can I do in my planner?
You can write, draw, doodle, color, type, scale, highlight, undo, redo, erase, insert, copy, paste and more. (Designed for use with a stylus)
Can I sync my planner to other devices?
With GoodNotes 5 you can sync your digital planner to any iOS device (iOS 12+ required) using the same Apple ID or with a shared Family iCloud account.
Need Additional Assistance?
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