It seems as though people are ditching pen and paper for an ipad and a stylus pen. I guess you could say it’s good for the environment in its entirety, not to mention how fun it is to actually make digital notes. There are no limitations, use of endless stickers, you never run out of ink, endless color options, you don’t have to worry about making mistakes. Goodnotes has just made our lives so much easier. 


I’m sure you’ve also noticed that so many people do not just use goodnotes to take notes, it can also be used as a planner. Yuup, it just keeps getting better and better. I;m going to walk you through exactly how you can use your goodnotes app as a planner.

What is goodnotes?

I’m just going to quickly explain what goodnotes is for those who don’t completely understand it. Goodnotes is an ios application that allows you to take handwritten notes digitally on your iPad, iPhone, or mac. It helps you organize your notes digitally, and will enable you to bookmark pages that way you can easily navigate through your notes. You can take notes, write or draw. You can even build a photo album with the app, as it allows you to add photographs. 


Using goodnotes as a planner

When it comes to using goodnotes as a planner, ultimately you do need an already designed planner, which you can get here. 


If you don’t have a goodnotes app already, it’s probably best you start by downloading it from the app store. The advantage of using an already designed planner is that you have everything set up for you and all you need to do is download it and open it on your goodnotes app. 

  • To import your digital planner, you can either import it from your Files app from GoodNotes, or if you’re downloading a file from Dropbox or Safari, simply tap “Open in GoodNotes” from the share menu.
  • How to click the links in GoodNotes: Go to Read-Only Mode, which will take away the blue toolbar, as shown below. Now the links in your planners will be clickable!
goodnotes planner
  • Use the bookmark option to save your favorite pages.  A lot of planners have a lot of pages, which is why the bookmark feature will definitely come in handy for easy navigation from one section to the other. Having tabs that are clickable also helps with easy navigation.
how to use goodnotes

More on User Guide in this full focus planner!

goodnotes planner

This digital planner has clickable tabs and buttons for easy navigation. You write in the digital notebook with a stylus pen and it can be decorated with lots of stickers and images. Stickers are provided in the bundle.
Super fun to use and perfect for getting organized!
I recommend digital planning on a tablet with a stylus.


⭐️ The files you get when you download:

✪ 2022 full focus digital planner(Jan 2022 – Dec 2022)
✪ Digital planner cover to choose from
✪ Sticker book for your planner
✪ Emoji Sticker book
✪ Star sign sticker book


⭐️ EASY TO USE with instruction provided in the ‘User Guide’ tab.
Which is accessible from every page.

⭐️ Planner specifications:

✪ Intention and goal planning for the year.
✪ Daily, weekly and monthly pages
✪ Monthly review pages
✪ Each daily and weekly page hyperlinked to monthly view
✪ Functional tabs on both sides
✪ Easy navigation – home button on every page
✪ All templates are hyperlinked from the home page
✪ Extra hyperlinked pages for customizing your planner
✪ Duplicate any page as many times as you need (4 styles, can be duplicated)
✪ 12 planner dividers
✪ Daily planners has time block section
✪ Daily planners/weekly planners/monthly planners
✪ Plain, dotted, lined & grid paper included
✪ 10 cover designs

Over 50 additional useful templates:

✪ Year overview
✪ Vision board
✪ Year intention setting
✪ Memory Log
✪ Important dates
✪ Appointments
✪ Upcoming events
✪ Due dates tracker
✪ Weekly goal setting
✪ Weekly schedule
✪ Monthly schedule
✪ Monthly Goal setting
✪ Quarterly Goal setting
✪ To do lists
✪ Weekly checklist
✪ Checklists
✪ Bills tracker
✪ Expenses tracker
✪ Budget tracker
✪ Monthly finances tracker
✪ Yearly finances tracker
✪ Bucket list
✪ Goals
✪ Goals setting
✪ Projects tracker
✪ Habit tracker
✪ Meal plan
✪ Shopping list
✪ Diet & weight tracker
✪ Fitness schedule
✪ Monthly gratitude
✪ Addresses & contacts
✪ Passwords
✪ Notes
✪ Lined paper
✪ Grid paper
✪ Dotted paper
✪ Blank customizable boxes
✪ Various blank tables and lists for creating your own templates

⭐️ BONUS stickers:

✪ Star sign stickers
✪ Emoji stickers
✪ Sticker book

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    Many thanks