Want to try digital planning without dropping a lot of cash? Grab your free printable pastel digital planner! This simple digital planner features a soft pastel color scheme with monthly and weekly pages to keep your busy life organized.
Prefer a brighter color scheme? Take a look at this cheerful rainbow free digital planner. Prefer a planner with daily pages? Grab this galaxy digital planner with stress reducing puzzles.
How to use a digital planner
As you can tell from all the free printable planner pages, I love planning. Carrying around my “normal” planner (I love Happy Planner Classic!) isn’t practical, but I don’t like typing notes and reminders into the text app on my phone. That’s why I started looking into digital planning. It combines the “look and feel” of paper planning without cramming your paper planner into a bag (and risking damaging it).
Digital planning isn’t difficult, but there are a couple of steps to get your planner onto your tablet.
You will need:
- A compatible tablet
- A stylus (such as the Apple Pencil)
- A planning App. Goodnotes and Noteshelf are the most popular
- Your digital planner!
How to import a digital planner into Goodnotes
- After downloading the PDF file, the planner will open in the Safari browser of your iPad.
- Click on the Share button on the top right corner.
- You might have to scroll and select copy to Goodnotes.
- In Goodnotes, choose a location and click the import as a new document button.
How to use the Goodnotes app
Sometimes people have trouble and aren’t able to get the hyperlinked tabs to click when they use Goodnotes.
How to use hyperlinked tabs in Goodnotes
- For the tabs to work, you need to be in the Read-Only Mode in Goodnotes. You should see an icon of a pencil with a line through it.
- This mode lets you navigate through your pages easily.
- All other inputs, like the pen/stylus, are blocked when this mode is active.
How to write on your digital panner in Goodnotes
- To be able to write on your planner, you need to deselect the Read-Only Mode in Goodnotes. You should see an icon that looks like a pencil drawing a loop.
- You can use the writing tools like the pen and highlighter in this mode.
Pin this infographic to your planner board now to make sure you remember how to use your digital planner:
A video is worth a zillion words when it comes to importing and using your digital planner.
In the video below, my digital planner mentor Michelle from Secret Owl Society shows you how to use a digital planner, including how to import the PDF into your app:
Free digital planner for 2022 with hyperlinks
Alright, let’s check out your new digital planner! It has calendars and hyperlinked tabs for 2022 and 2023 as well as undated monthly and weekly pages. This means you can use your calendar for two years.
The free planner is in landscape mode and features soft, pastel colors. Watch a flip through in the video below:
Although the planner printables linked below are not hyperlinked PDF documents, you can import them into your digital planner to personalize your digital planning experience: