A Beginner's Guide to Digital Planning


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If you’re new to digital planners, the idea of incorporating one into your everyday life may seem a little daunting. But it’s actually pretty simple and there are plenty of benefits too.

  • Organize your busy work life
  • Keep track of sports or social activities
  • Keep tabs on important dates and events
  • Cut down on paper waste
  • Streamline your day-to-day operations

Getting started with using a digital planner doesn’t have to be difficult.

Read on for some helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your new digital planner...

What is a digital planner?

A digital planner is an electronic calendar that allows users to keep track of their schedules and appointments. These calendars are usually accessible via the Internet and are often cloud-based to allow users to access them from any device.

Some popular examples of digital planner apps include GoodNotes, ZoomNotes and Notability, but there are dozens of others.

There are several key benefits of using a digital planner over a traditional paper planner, including increased organization, the ability to sync multiple devices, advanced customization, and more. You can even add digital stickers that are the same as paper planner stickers!

How to find the right digital planner

When you’re choosing a digital planner, it’s important to find one that works for your unique needs and preferences. You may find that certain features are more important to you than others, and that understanding those options will help you make the most of your planner. For example, you may want to select a planner that tracks your habits, your weight, or your meals. Or you might want a planner that allows you to create lists, and add pictures that remind you of an important event. Other things to consider include price, design, and accessibility. You may also want to try a few different planners to see how they work with your daily routine and which one works best for you.

Ways to use a digital planner

Digital planners can be used in a variety of ways, so you can customize your planner based on your needs.


If you work in an office, using a digital planner is an essential way to stay on track with your responsibilities. Many planner apps allow you to share info with a teammate, such as deadlines, etc.


Digital planners make it easy to keep class notes. You can add as many pages as you like to your planner, and you can find ruled, graph, and Cornell templates for note-taking.



Keeping tabs on your social calendar can be tricky, but a digital planner can help you stay organized and on top of your family's commitments. Busy parents can keep track of school events and activities.


Having a digital planner can help you better manage your health, especially if you have a chronic illness. There are planners that help track meals for diabetics, exercise routines, moods, and more!

Can't find a planner that meets your needs?

Digital planners are easy to make yourself! Start with a Keynote template and style it the way that you like. Save it as a pdf file and open it in your planner app. Then start getting organized!

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