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Why you should start digital planning

Time flies, especially if you aren’t keeping track, and it’s easy to feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done.

That’s where digital planning comes into play.

Digital planning allows you to make better use of the time you have by helping you put your goals, ideas, and dreams into a format that evolves and changes with you.

Use the monthly or weekly pages to get a bird’s eye view. Use the daily pages when it’s time to get in the weeds and build something great. Then carry those tasks forward each day until you achieve your goals.

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Make a plan & get things done

A daily planner gives you all the tools you need to stay on top of your day and keep track of the “now” before it happens.

Paperlike’s Digital Planner contains the following formats and templates:

  • Yearly Page

  • Monthly Page

  • Weekly Page

  • Daily Page

Our planner provides you with tools to schedule your day, create to-do lists, set your top priorities, take notes, and more. Hyperlinked pages allow for easy navigation between days and months.

Plus, because Paperlike’s Digital Planner is built with a minimalist and flexible design in mind, it’s easier than ever to add stickers, additional planning templates, and other planner pages to build out your own, custom design.

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Plan anywhere, anytime

Daily planners aren’t new. You can probably purchase a paper planner for your personal use at most markets and corner stores.

But digital planning is more accessible if you always have your electronics with you.

Cloud storage can also help you store copies of your digital planner across multiple devices. Start planning on one device, then grab another device to pick up where you left off, and never lose your progress. Use the Goodnotes app to switch between iPad and Mac or Windows, or use Noteshelf to switch between Android and iOS.

It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s always with you.

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Get Paperlike’s Pro Planner

Digital planning can be very effective, but it’s easier to manage when you use a planner that’s designed for your specific needs or workflow.

That’s why we’ve created multiple digital planner templates and included each in the Pro Planner.

Included, you’ll find:

  • Pro Planner (Avail. in Sunday and Monday starts)

  • Paperlike Weekly Planner

  • Paperlike Daily Planner

Not sure which is easier on the eyes? Test out both dark and light modes to see which feels better, as you’ll find each available for all three planners. 

Choose which start day you prefer (Sunday or Monday) for the Pro Planner or Weekly Planner. Don’t need the monthly calendars? No problem. Download a smaller planner to hash out your weekly or daily schedule.

Take your digital planning to the next level with any of these personal planners.

How to use Paperlike’s Digital Planners

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Upload your planner to Goodnotes or Notability

Whether you’ve chosen to get the Free Digital Planner or the Pro Planner, here’s how to get started:

  • Download the digital planner PDF file to your iOS or Android device.

  • Import the new document into your preferred notetaking app. On iOS, you’ll use the Share feature to export your PDF.

  • Start planning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about daily planning

Want to get started with daily planning?
We’ve collected some tips and resources to help you get started. Even if you’re a veteran digital planner, you might find some of these assets useful!

Daily planning tips

  • Schedule time to make a plan.
  • Build flexible schedules.
  • Set achievable / realistic goals.
  • Prioritize both weekly AND daily tasks.
  • Refer to your planner a few times a day.
  • Group similar tasks together when possible.
  • Carry unfinished tasks forward.

Use your planner the way you want to use it.

Taking advantage of digital planning tools

Unlike traditional planners, digital planners are highly customizable and are equipped with a variety of tools to ease navigation and streamline your organizational process.

If you have a creative mind, this is great because it allows you to write and draw as you see fit. Want to mark up your task list with pastel colors? Select the color in your notetaking app and get started.

Have a gift for lettering and want to beautify your planner pages? No problem.

The best digital planners are also flexible enough to accommodate freebies and supplements that you might want to add to your planner.

These might be digital planner stickers that you found online, planning pages you’ve made in apps like Canva, or similar downloadables.

What’s more: The notetaking app that you use will probably have a variety of powerful features to enhance your planning skills. Apps like Goodnotes, Notability, and Noteshelf each offer the following:

  • Handwriting recognition for fast and easy searching.
  • Template tools for easy page duplication.
  • Sticker and image support (JPG, PNG, etc.).
  • Writing and highlighting tools.
  • Audio recording tools.
  • Stylus support (Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, etc.).

Keep in mind that, while we strongly recommend notetaking apps, dedicated digital planner apps also exist. It’s also entirely possible to create inserts and additional pages using art apps like Procreate and Adobe Fresco, then import those pages into your digital planner to be duplicated as necessary.

The possibilities are endless!

So pick up your iPad, grab your copy of Paperlike’s Digital Planner, and get started today!