DIGITAL PLANNER FREEBIES

  • Get 9 Motivational FREE Digital Stickers for your Digital Planner!

    Are you looking for some FREE digital stickers to use in your digital planner for Goodnotes on your iPad?

    Then you’ve come to the right place! I have a whole set of free stickers that you can download and start using today.

    That’s right, you’ll get 9 motivational stickers absolutely free in a gorgeous neutral colour palette so they will work perfectly with any digital planner!

    We all need a little motivation every now and again to remind us to stay inspired. So, if you’re looking for a wee pep talk, this free digital sticker set will be the perfect reminder for you.

    Keep reading to see how you can claim these digital stickers, absolutely FREE!

    free digital stickers for goodnotes
    FREE digital stickers for Goodnotes

    How to claim your FREE digital stickers

    To claim this super cute, motivational sticker sheet simply sign up to our mailing list via the subscription form below.

    Once you’ve confirmed your subscription, you’ll be sent an email with a password to our exclusive resource library.

    This library is packed full of freebies including sample digital notebooks, sticker books, front covers and page templates.

    So, what are you waiting for!? Sign up and start using these digital planning freebies!

    Note: you must confirm your subscription in your inbox before you get sent the password to the resource library. No confirmation, no freebies. So, make sure that you check your spam and junk folders for the message! 

    What’s included in this free motivational digital sticker pack? 

    This free digital sticker set includes 9 gorgeous digital stickers that you can use in your digital planner, notebook or journal.

    They are bubbled stickers in a cute neutral colour palette and each one has some motivational messages for you. 

    These messages are a great way to remind yourself to keep going in pursuit of your dreams or goals. Or, to give yourself a little pep talk.

    The freebie stickers are sent as a both a Goodnotes sticker sheet and individually cropped PNG files.

    Bold Visionary digital planner collection

    With the Goodnotes file, these are pre-cropped stickers that you can use in the Goodnotes app. Simply transfer your Goodnotes file and you can start using them instantly.

    For other note-taking apps, you’ll receive nine individually cropped PNG files. So, you can import the ones that you like to your files or photo library. Then, import them into your digital planner or sticker book for safekeeping.

    What’s great about digital stickers is that you can duplicate these as many times as you like. So, it’s almost like an unlimited amount of stickers that you can start using!

    You could even start storing them in our gorgeous pastel sticker books which are absolutely free and found in the resource library too.  

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    free digital stickers

    But, wait, what are digital stickers?!

    If you’ve never heard of digital stickers before, don’t worry. You’re not alone in that!

    Digital stickers are a relatively new thing and are a super fun way to decorate digital planners or documents. 

    They are essentially PNG image files that have a transparent background so that you can place the images on top of your digital paper.

    They work exactly like traditional stickers but they don’t have a sticky back and they are used on a tablet device. Or, your phone, PC, laptop etc.

    You can use them as many times as you like, resize them and move them around the page – even after you’ve ‘stuck’ it on. 

    They come in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes and many people have started designing and selling them online.

    Just a little heads up though, digital stickers can be extremely addictive. You have been warned haha!

    Did you know? All Bold Visionary Digital Planner purchases come with over 1000+ FREE digital stickers in a sticker book. 

    Click here to shop the collection on Etsy. 

    How to use Digital Stickers in Goodnotes

    As digital stickers are PNG images, you can use them as you would import images normally onto your digital planner.

    If you’re using the stickers as a Goodnotes file 

    If you’re using the Goodnotes sticker sheet, simply import your file to Goodnotes as a new document. 

    Then, use your lasso tool to copy and paste your stickers to wherever you’d like to use it in your digital planner .

    If you’re importing the individual PNG sticker files

    If you’re using the individual images, simply save your digital stickers to your iPad either in your photo library or in your files. 

    Then, head into the Goodnotes app and open up your digital planner page where you’d like to import your sticker.

    Click on the ‘image’ icon on your tool bar above your digital planner pages.

    Select the sticker you would like to use in your planner and then import it onto the page. 

    From here you can select the image, resize it and even copy and paste it using your lasso tool.

    If you wanted to import your sticker from a file on your tablet, you can click on the image icon again and select ‘Import from’. This will then open up your files in your iCloud or device.

    Select the image you’d like to import from files and select ‘add’. Then you can move your stickers around in your planner! 

    Stuck? Click here to watch my video tutorial! 

    Looking for more digital planner freebies?

    If you’re on the lookout for more digital planner freebies, Bold Visionary has you covered.

    We have an ever-growing resource library that is full of free stuff for your digital planners, notebook and journals.

    You’ll find sticker books, free digital planner templates, digital notebooks, front covers and even more free digital stickers for you to use. 

    All you have to do is sign up to our mailing list using the subscription form below and you’ll be a member for life!

    Keep checking back at what’s new in the library every now and again. We constantly update this library with freebies every month. 

    Click here to read a complete list of freebies you should download today 

    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes
    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes

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  • Get a FREE Dark Mode Digital Notebook PDF (2021)

    If you were looking to try a FREE Dark Mode Digital Notebook for your iPad or tablet, then you have come to the right place.

    Here at Bold Visionary, we have a free sample that you can download today at no cost to you.

    That’s right, we’re giving away one of our black out PDFs for Goodnotes absolutely free.

    So, if you have heard of dark mode PDFs and you weren’t sure whether it was something you may like. You can download this freebie and try it out for yourself with no strings attached! 

    It’s the perfect way to experiment with dark mode digital planning without spending a penny. 

    If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, keep reading to find out how you can claim your free dark mode digital notebook.

    New to digital planning? Read my complete guide to Digital Planning for beginners here! 

    How to claim this FREE Dark Mode Digital Notebook! 

    To claim your free dark mode digital notebook, simply sign up via our subscription form below.

    Then, you’ll be sent an email where you need to confirm your identity. Make sure you check your spam filters.

    Note: If you don’t confirm your subscription you will not receive your freebie. So, make sure you do!

    After that, you’ll receive an email with a password to our exclusive resource library and you can download your free dark mode digital notebook.

    It will take less than 10 minutes and then you can start jotting down all of your notes inside! 

    To get started, enter your details in the form below;

    But wait, what is a Dark Mode Goodnotes PDF? 

    So, if you’re new to the world of dark mode digital planning, it’s essentially a PDF with black pages and white text.

    It works exactly like a light mode PDF would but it’s made with darker pages so that it’s easier on the eyes.

    This works perfectly for when you decide to set your iPad to dark mode and you’re using Goodnotes in dark mode too! 

    What’s great is the fact that you can write on the pages using the white ink and highlighters. Plus, digital stickers in dark mode look amazing too.

    What’s included in this FREE dark mode digital notebook? 

    In the Bold Visionary dark mode Digital notebook sample, you get 6 divider sections which have been left blank for you to customise. 

    These are hyperlinked so you can access them at any time.

    You can also access your divider sections from your contents page which can be accessed at any time by clicking on the ‘burger menu’ or index.

    Bold Visionary digital planner collection

    The contents page has index buttons which can be written on and labelled however you choose. 

    Then, when you toggled your pen off, you can click any of these buttons and be taken to that particular section.

    This notebook comes with 3 sample paper templates. They are lined, dotted and a checklist.

    You can access these via the paper menu icon on your tabs. Then, simply click on the paper template button to be taken to that paper type!  

    free dark mode digital notebook

    How does a Digital Notebook work? 

    If you’ve never used a digital notebook before, it looks almost exactly like a paper notebook but there are a few significant differences.

    Firstly, unlike a paper notebook, you’ll be clicking on linked tabs to ‘flip’ through the pages. 

    Although it feels a little alien at first, it’s actually a real time saver! Because you can get anywhere you’d like to go in your notebook in just a few clicks. 

    Also, unlike a traditional paper notebook, digital notebook dividers and their sections are left completely blank.

    This means that to start using your digital notebook you will need to copy and paste your paper templates into your divider sections to start using them. 

    Although it takes a little time, it’s actually amazing as you can customise your notebooks and the pages around the page types you like. 

    You can then duplicate those pages as many times as you like too – so you almost have infinite pages which you can use or recycle. Leaving no waste. 

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    How do I transfer the dark mode digital notebook into my Goodnotes app?

    Ready to start using your free dark mode digital notebook? Awesome! 

    Firstly, make sure that you have downloaded the PDF to your iPad or Tablet. 

    If you’ve downloaded it from the freebie library, this will be in your ‘files’. The location will be wherever you have set your downloads to go! 

    Open up the PDF and then click the ‘Share’ icon in the top right hand corner. From here, you’ll get a drop down of apps. 

    Make sure you choose Goodnotes, Noteshelf or your favourite note taking app on the menu (you may have to scroll over a little).

    Then, when you have selected Goodnotes, click on ‘Import as New Document’. 

    You should then have transferred your FREE notebook and can start using it! 

    Click here to see a complete video tutorial

    how to transfer a digital planner into goodnotes

    How do I copy and paste pages in Goodnotes? 

    So, once you have your dark mode digital notebook transferred, make sure the pen is toggled off so you can start clicking on the tabs.

    You can then start labelling your divider sections and exploring all of the sections of your notebook. 

    Once you’re ready, head to the paper templates by clicking on the paper tab at the top right hand side of the digital notebook. 

    Choose which paper template you’d like to start using and then click on the three dots at the top right of the Goodnotes app. 

    Once you’ve done that, head to the divider section that you’d like to start populating with pages.

    While you’re on the divider page itself, head up to the ‘Add Page’ icon in Goodnotes. Then, make sure that you have the toggle set to ‘After’.

    Once you’re here on the list there will be an option to ‘Paste Page’. Click on that and now you have your notebook page pasted and ready to use. You won’t lose any links either. 

    Then, you can duplicate this page again by heading to ‘Add Page’ and then selecting ‘Current Template’. 

    Note: adding pages into your digital notebook will be fine but deleting pages will break links! Make sure to save a copy somewhere incase you break your hyperlinks. 

    Want to see a full tutorial? See my video here! 

    how to copy and page pages in goodnotes

    This is a FREE sample of the Bold Visionary Dark Mode Digital Notebook

    Did you know that this free dark mode digital notebook is actually a sample of our Bold Visionary Dark Mode digital notebook? 

    The full version works exactly the same but it has 12 hyperlinked divider sections and over 40 templates for you to choose from! 

    You also get over 1000+ dark mode digital stickers and 6 dark mode front covers to customise your notebook even further.

    Watch the tutorial below or click here to shop this notebook on Etsy.

    Get even more digital planning freebies here

    If you were looking for even more digital planning freebies, then you have to sign up to our exclusive resource library.

    Inside, we have an ever growing list of free stuff that you can download for your digital planners and notebooks!

    There are digital stickers, notebook front covers, page templates, sticker books and more. 

    You can get a sneak peek at all of them here. Or, sign up using the form below:

    Save this FREE Dark Mode Digital Notebook for later! 

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  • 12+ Digital Planner Freebies You Need to Download TODAY!

    If you’re a digital planner, you’ll absolutely love this amazing list of digital planner freebies that Bold Visionary has in store for you!

    You read that right.

    Everything in this list is absolutely FREE for you to use. 

    In fact, I give you express permission to steal everything on this list to add to your ever growing digital planner collections (for personal use of course, please do not sell my freebies on haha).

    From sticker books, digital notebook from covers, digital notebooks and free digital planners. 

    So, sign up and get using these digital planner freebies today!

    Want to know more about digital planning? Check out my ULTIMATE digital planning guide for beginners here.

    How to claim these Digital Planner Freebies

    To claim any of the digital planning freebies in this list, all you have to do is sign up to my mailing list.

    Then, make sure that you go to your inbox and confirm your subscription and identity. 

    Haven’t received an email? Check your spam! You will not receive a password or any freebie without this crucial step. 

    Once you have confirmed your subscription, wait at least 5 minutes for a password to the Bold Visionary resource library.

    Then, head here to sign in and download everything you wish! 

    Want in? Sign up below – I’m always adding new freebies, so be sure to check back every once in a while :) 

    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes
    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes

    The 12+ Digital Planner Freebies You Need to Download!

    Here are the digital planner freebies that you need to download and start using on your iPad or Tablet today…

    1. The Bold Visionary Free Digital Notebook

    So, first up is the FREE digital notebook sample that you can use on your iPad. 

    It’s the perfect ‘tester’ for you if you’re still on the fence about digital planning because it allows you to test out an interactive PDF absolutely free.

    This sample is a minimalist digital notebook that has 6 hyperlinked tabs that you can personalise. 

    Simply write down on your contents page what that divider section is going to include and then write a description on the page divider itself in the box. 

    It also has 3-page templates to choose from to start populating your digital notebook. These templates are lined pages, dotted and a checklist. 

    If you’ve never used a digital notebook before, it may seem a little complicated at first due to the fact that the divider sections will have nothing inside at first.

    So, you’ll need to copy and paste then duplicate the page templates in order to use your notebook!

    Although it seems a little strange, this is actually a good thing – it means you can fill out your notebook with only the pages you like! So, it’s completely customisable around you. The options are limitless.

    Plus, you’ll never run out of pages as you can copy and paste as many times as you like, it’s infinite! 

    This free digital notebook is a sample of our Bold Visionary Digital Notebook that has over 40-page templates to choose from. You also get 12 divider tabs and it comes in 8 colours. Also, you get 1000+ digital stickers and a bonus front cover set.

    See here for a video flip-through and tutorial

    Read more about this digital planner freebie here

    2. The Bold Visionary Free Dark Mode Digital Notebook

    Next up, is a FREE dark mode digital notebook sample. It’s an interactive Goodnotes notebook for your iPad!

    It’s exactly the same as the notebook above but it has been made it a blackout version for easier reading. 

    This makes it perfect for when you like to use your tablet in the evening and you prefer to use Goodnotes in the dark mode setting. 

    The 3 page templates in this notebook are all black with a white lined paper, dotted paper and a checklist. 

    It also has 6 hyperlinked page dividers included that you can personalise.

    This is a great sample if you’re still unsure whether you would like a dark mode notebook. Read more about it here.

    This is a FREE sample of our Bold Visionary Dark Mode Digital Notebook which has the 40 page templates and 12 hyperlinked dividers. 

    Plus you get free dark mode digital stickers and a bonus dark mode front cover set. 

    Click here to see a video flip-through of the dark mode digital notebook!

    Shop my digital planner collection on Etsy

    Bold Visionary digital planner collection

    3. Bold Visionary Free Landscape Digital Sticker Book in Cornflower Blue

    If you love using landscape planners on your iPad, then you’ll fall in love with our cornflower blue free digital sticker book! 

    It’s a blank, interactive PDF for Goodnotes and it’s the perfect place to keep all your stickers in. 

    It has 4 tabs to do with whatever you wish. Simply copy and paste your page templates inside or duplicate to create more pages!

    The pale blue palette is perfect for spring and it is such a lovely colour to look at. 

    It’s the perfect place to store some of our FREE digital stickers (more below) or you could use it as a sketch pad/memory keeper. The choice is yours!

    4. Free Landscape Digital Sticker Book in Lavender 

    There is something so soothing about the colour lavender and so that’s why we made a free digital sticker book in landscape mode for you!

    Just like the blue sticker book above, this hyperlinked PDF comes with four tabs that you can personalise.

    The tabs are even left blanks for you, so you can write on them with what you wish!

    It’s the perfect spot to store some of our free digital stickers inside or copy and paste some templates. You could even use it as a blank sketch book, it’s up to you. 

    Digital planner freebie free digital sticker book

    5. Free Goodnotes Digital Sticker Book in Coral

    Next in line is our free Coral sticker book in portrait mode. Similar to our digital notebooks, you get 12 hyperlinked tabs in this interactive PDF.

    The 12 hyperlinked tabs can be personalised with what you wish. There is space to leave a description between each one and you can write in your contents index what they contain!

    Then, simply click on the contents button to head to your divider section. 

    You could leave all these pages blank or you can store some of our FREE digital stickers inside the pages. 

    Like with any of our interactive PDFs, pages can be duplicated as many time as you wish in Goodnotes or your note taking app! 

    6. Free Digital Stickers – Motivation!

    Do you love decorating your digital planner with some gorgeous digital stickers? Well, I have the perfect thing that you may like.

    We all need some motivation or a reminder to keep going now and then. No matter how inspired we are. 

    It’s important to be our own cheerleader and so these digital stickers will be a helping hand with that!

    On this free digital sticker sheet, you’ll receive 10 FREE digital stickers with motivational messages on them.

    They come in a gorgeous neutral aesthetic palette so they fit beautifully with any one of the Bold Visionary digital planners, notebooks or journals!

    Get it now and give yourself a little pep talk. 

    It comes as both a Goodnotes sticker sheet and also you get the individually cropped PNG’s too. 

    7. Free Digital Stickers – Months 

    The thing I love about digital planners is the fact that they can be completely customised around you and your style.

    Just because you bought a digital planner in a minimalist style, it doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way – you just need to be a little creative!

    These Bold Visionary free monthly stickers are perfect if you want to jazz up your monthly planner spreads a little bit.

    You get every single month as a digital sticker with a clear background. So, all you need to do is cover over your monthly text with white ink until it’s ‘gone’. 

    Then, insert one of these pretty stickers over it and boom, it looks completely different! 

    You get these 12 month digital stickers in both a calligraphy style and more of a minimalist style too. Enjoy!

    8. Free Digital Stickers – 7 Days of the Week

    The same thing goes with your digital weekly planner spreads too. 

    By default, all of Bold Visionary’s notebooks and planners are minimalist as I firmly believe that de-cluttering your space helps you be more productive! 

    But, then doesn’t mean that you need to keep it that way.

    If you’re feeling like you need a pop of colour in your digital planner – You can show your weekly planner pages some extra love with our colourful seven days of the week digital stickers! 

    These are so colourful and bright, it will make planning your week ahead extra enjoyable. 

    9. Free Digital Notebook Front Covers – Light Mode

    Did you know that you have the option to switch out your digital planner front covers?! 

    Yep, you read that right. 

    It’s just another reason why I love digital planning so much. Nothing has to be permanent, you can customise almost anything! 

    So, that’s why I decided to create these gorgeous free digital notebook covers for you for 2021!

    You get a beautiful selection of covers to suit your style. Whether you like pinks, greens, minimalist greys, boho, astrology etc. 

    There’s 7 included and you have many styles to choose from!

    If you’re not sure how to switch over your front covers in Goodnotes, make sure you watch my tutorial video here. It’s super easy and it takes just a minute. 

    10. Free Digital Notebook Front Covers – Dark Mode 

    I always feel like when it comes to dark mode planners, there aren’t as many customisable options included!

    Like, with light planners you get lots of colourful stickers and front covers! But, when it comes to dark mode there’s usually no extras included.

    I know that it can be more difficult to customise a digital planner with dark mode. But, the monochrome contrast of white and black or even black and gold is gorgeous – there are so many things you can do! 

    As a personal lover of dark mode planners, I wanted to make sure that those who also loved them didn’t miss out on being able to use stickers and to customise their planners.

    So, that’s why I created this set of amazing free digital notebook covers in dark mode for 2021!

    You get 5 included and they look incredible on top of a dark mode PDF digital planner. 

    If you’re unsure on how to switch notebook covers in Goodnotes, see here. 

    11. Free Digital Planner – Savings Jar

    I don’t know about you, but I love to keep track of my savings and seeing them grow. 

    I love to keep track but I always think that the traditional spreadsheets can be a little monotonous. 

    So, that’s why I decided to create this fun savings jar that you can colour in to keep track of your savings!

    How it works is you put in a savings goal at the top of the page and what you’re saving up for. 

    Then, once you’ve transferred some of your funds to your savings account, you can colour in your jar with the amount you saved!

    Once you get to the top, you should have reached your goal. 

    This free digital planner page template comes as both a PNG and a PDF. So, you can insert it into your planner however you choose.

    Just remember, the page template does not include hyperlinks and so you may break hyperlinks in an existing planner. I only recommend the PDF if you’re using it alone or you have a notebook without links. 

    Inserting the PNG image will be a safer bet as it will ensure that you don’t lose your existing hyperlinks in your digital planner. 

    For a quick tutorial on how to use your digital planner in Goodnotes, see this tutorial here. 

    12. Free Daily Digital Planner

    If you’re simply wanting a free daily planner spread then you have to get your hands on this Bold Visionary freebie.

    It’s a FREE daily schedule that you can use in your digital planner.

    Inside, is a flexible schedule without the hours of the day, so you can work it around you. 

    You also get a top 3 priority list, then a list of your daily tasks, plus a notes section to jot down anything you need to remember.

    It’s also undated so you can use it again and again – simply circle the day of the week it is at the top of the free daily planner page!

    If you were looking for an hourly schedule, we have a separate page where you can download that too.

    It’s all in our freebie library.

    Want to download one of these digital planner freebies?

    To get your hands on any of these amazing freebies, simply sign up to our mailing list below.

    Make sure to confirm your subscription, or you won’t receive your password.

    Once you’ve confirmed your human (haha), you’ll be sent a password to our FREE resource library in around 5 minutes.

    If you haven’t received an email, check your spam folders or keep refreshing.

    Once you’ve got your password, click the link in the email to sign into our freebie library and download everything you like!

    Enjoy and happy planning.

    Sophie x

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  • Get a FREE Digital Notebook for Goodnotes – An Interactive Free Download Notebook for your iPad!

    If you’re completely new to digital planning and you’re not quite sure whether you want to take the plunge into the world of paperless planners yet – a digital notebook is the perfect starting place.

    It’s a cheap and easy way to dip your toes into the digital planning game and see if it’s the right fit for you.

    That’s why I’m so excited to announce that Bold Visionary Planner has released a completely FREE digital notebook for Goodnotes for our subscribers!

    You read that right. It’s a completely FREE digital notebook that you can download for your iPad or Android tablet.

    This way, you can easily test out Bold Visionary planners to see if you like digital planning and test whether they work on your device without any monetary commitment.

    So, if you love free stuff, keep reading to see how you can sign up for your free digital notebook today!

    Want to know more about digital planning? Check out my ULTIMATE guide for Digital Planning. It’s perfect for beginners!

    Get a FREE Digital Notebook for Goodnotes!

    To claim your completely FREE digital notebook, simply sign up via the form below.

    Then, wait a few minutes and you will receive a welcome email from Bold Visionary Planner with a password to our exclusive resource library!

    Inside, you can download the FREE digital notebook and then transfer it to your note-taking app like Goodnotes 5 or Noteshelf.

    As well as this digital notebook, there are plenty of freebies inside this exclusive resource library like digital stickers, sticker books, notebook front covers and more.

    Sign up below!

    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes
    Free Digital Notebook for Goodnotes

    What’s included in the free download notebook for Goodnotes?

    Are you wondering whether digital notebooks are worth it? Well, there is no risk in trying it out for free!

    Here’s everything that is included in this digital planning freebie:

    You get a hyperlinked, interactive PDF for Goodnotes 5 or Noteshelf

    It has 6 hyperlinked sections that can be accessed via an index page plus the 6 tabs are entirely clickable – so you can find what you’re looking for in seconds! They are left blank so you can personalise these to what you like.

    There are 3 digital paper templates that you can use in your notepad. These are lined, a checklist and dotted paper/bullet journal! You can move these paper templates to your divider sections and duplicate them as many times as you like

    Want to customise it even further? We have free digital notebook covers and free digital stickers inside our freebie library too!

    Read more – get your hands on this complete list of Digital Planner freebies!

    Bold Visionary digital planner collection

    Want to see the full version of the digital notebook? Watch this video! 

    Shop this digital notebook on Etsy

    Not sure what digital notebooks are? No problem! 

    If you’ve never used a digital notebook before and you’re not sure how they work, don’t worry!

    In the next part of this post, I’m going to explain everything about digital notebooks. 

    This includes what they are, how they work and how to use one in a note-taking app like Goodnotes 5! 

    By the end of this post, you’ll be an expert on digital notebooks. But, if you’re still unsure – make sure to check out my digital planning tutorials here. 

    There are plenty of videos to show you how to use your FREE digital notebook. 

    Prefer dark mode PDFs? See my FREE Dark Mode Digital Notebook sample here

    What is a digital notebook? 

    A digital notebook is just like a paper notebook but instead of flipping through your notebook tabs with your fingers, you’re clicking on hyperlinks.

    A digital notebook is essentially a hyperlinked PDF that you can use within a note taking app or PDF editor app like Goodnotes 5, Noteshelf, Notability etc.

    The note taking app will allow you to write on that PDF with your stylus pen.

    Unliked paper notebooks, digital notebooks are intuitively hyperlinked throughout, so you can easily find the notes or scribbles you’re looking for in seconds!

    The digital paper templates you’ll receive in your interactive notebook look exactly like real paper that you would see in a notepad. But, they are just digital paper.

    So, you’ll never run out of paper in these notebooks. You can duplicate your paper templates as many times as you like!

    Why bother using a digital notebook?

    I’ve always been a paper planner girl. In fact, at first I was solidly against Digital Notebooks haha!

    I didn’t really see the point in them and I didn’t understand the hype.

    But, then I actually tried one and I was completely blown away.

    I was amazed at how they can be completely customisable to how YOU would like to use your notepad.

    I don’t know about you, but I always find it a little difficult to find the right paper I like when I buy a notebook in a shop. There’s always something I don’t use and then I feel guilty about wasting the paper.

    That doesn’t happen when you use a digital notebook…

    No, with digital notebooks you get a series of paper templates that you can use throughout your notebook – so you can customise it completely around you and how you like to jot down your thoughts!

    These are just some of the benefits for using a Digital Notebook;

    1. They’re light – no need to clutter your home with notebooks!
    2. They save time – you can find your notes in seconds through the hyperlinked dividers
    3. They are customisable – you can customise your notebook around your needs
    4. No need for tipp-ex – note taking apps allow you to erase notes!
    5. They are eco-friendly – you can duplicate pages as much as you like a keep reusing your notebook!

    How does a digital notebook work? 

    So, unlike a paper notebook where all of your pages are provided for you and there hundreds of pages inside already.

    An interactive notebook comes with a series of paper templates and some blank page divider tabs. These tabs are hyperlinked so you can find your sections easily.

    For example, the Bold Visionary Digital Notebook comes with over 40 pages templates to choose from and 12 divider tabs that you can personalise!

    The freebie sample comes with 3 paper templates and 6 hyperlinked page dividers.

    You can typically find all of your paper templates from the paper template menu found at the front of the notebook.

    In the Bold Visionary notebook, you can access all of your paper templates by clicking on the paper tab found to the right of the PDF pages.

    These paper templates can easily be placed inside your hyperlinked page dividers by either copying the pages or making them paper templates in the note-taking app itself.

    How to use a digital notebook in Goodnotes?

    So, firstly, you’ll need to make sure that you transfer your PDF notebook to your Goodnotes App.

    Once, you’ve downloaded your freebie, hit the ‘share’ icon at the top right of your screen and then select Goodnotes in your app choice.

    Goodnotes 5 is currently £7.99 in the app store at a one time purchase.

    Then, once you’ve clicked on ‘Goodnotes’ as your note taking app of choice, click ‘Import as New Document’.

    Once you’ve done that your notebook should be transferred! Make sure your pen icon is toggled off so that you can click on the hyperlinks.

    If you click on your ‘Contents’ page via the burger menu, this is where you can click on the boxes to find your divider pages. Also, you can easily find your sections from the hyperlinked tabs to the right of your pages – wherever you are in your notebook!

    When you first open your free digital notebook, your page dividers will be blank – but don’t panic.

    We’re going to start filling up your notebook with some of the paper templates included in your notebook!

    In the freebie sample that will be lined, dotted and lists.

    How to use a digital notebook in Goodnotes

    How to use page templates in a digital notebook?

    So, there are a couple of ways that you can start using the page templates provided in your notebook in order to start taking notes!

    Firstly, head to one of your paper templates. You can find the Bold Visionary paper templates from the paper symbol tab.

    Then, select which page template you would like to use.

    Head to the three dots in the upper right hand corner in your Goodnotes app.

    From the menu, select ‘Copy Page’.

    Then, head to one of your divider tabs eg. 1

    Once you have clicked on the divider tab, click on Add Page icon (It will be a paper symbol with a plus button in the middle).

    Then, click on ‘Paste Page’ – Make sure that the ‘After’ button is toggled at the top of the menu.

    Sucess – you have now inserted a page into your divider tab!

    From here, you can easily duplicate the page by clicking on the ‘Add Page’ Icon again and then selecting ‘current template’.

    You can repeat this in your digital notebook with whatever page templates you like!

    Just remember that notebook templates taken from outside of the notebook will not have the hyperlinked tabs attached and so you may break your links

    You can also break links by removing pages! So, make sure to save a copy somewhere in case this happens.

    Need more digital planning tutorials?

    If you’re new to digital planning, it can be quite a confusing time!

    That’s why I decided to create a hub of digital planning tutorials to help people who want to make the change.

    To access my digital planning 101 page, click here and you can watch a video series.

    Or, read my ULTIMATE guide to Digital Planning here.

    Thank you for reading and enjoy the freebie! If you wanted a dark mode version, you can read more about that here.

    Sophie x

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