I am so excited you decided to learn more about digital planning!
Digital planning is exactly what it sounds like – a planner that is digital!
The style of planning is most commonly done with an iPad or tablet. However, can be used on a computer and phone as well.
The portability of the phone or tablet is great because it allows you to plan on the go with, at the worst case scenario just your tablet, and best, with your tablet and writing stylus.
Digital planners only need one essential item which is the device you’ll be using your planner or digital stationery product on. If you prefer to use a writing stylus, it’ll definitely make things faster and allow for more freedom when using the tools.
Here are some key benefits to using a digital planner vs paper.
Digital planners has many features to them that paper planning could never replicate.
Here are just a few of the amazing benefits digital planning has to offer.
Flipping through pages and losing track of spreads is now a thing of the past.
High end digital planners are now created with hyperlinks.
These links allows you to “turn the page” in the tap of the screen (or click of a button).
They are seamlessly disguised into the digital planners allowing for an aesthetically pleasing yet functional layout.
They allow you to go from the first page of your digital planner or journal to the last in under a second. Essentially making digital planners faster and more efficient than paper planners.
Theses are amazing!
With the tools available to you for digital planning and journaling, you’re able to copy and paste any digital sticker you’d like. You can also resize it so it fits perfectly in your planner.
Duplicate if you’d like more, delete if you decide it’s too much.
I know I myself have spent hundreds of dollars on paper stickers alone. Don’t get me started on planner inserts! Actually, keep reading.
With digital stickers it’s a buy once, use forever type of deal. Or until you get tired and want to delete them. Although with digital if you change your mind, you can always dig them out of the trash or re-download them from your account.
This is by far a game change when it comes to digital planning and journaling.
If you are GoodNotes, it’s called the lasso tool. However, if you’re using a different app to store your products, it may be called something else but there is a feature that does these things.
This tool allows you to. . .
You can truly make the spread your own with this magical tool.
If you love a spread but are limited to one or a few but want more, you’re able to easily duplicate it You can move it to any spot in the planner or journal in a couple extremely simple steps.
You can also delete or add custom pages to your planner or journal without messing up the hyperlinks.
If you download your planner that is undated or a digital planner you’d like to start fresh in, you can!
They are 100% reusable and can last a lifetime. it’s the same as the sticker situation – buy once and use forever! This saves hundreds in the long run. Especially when you find a planner and spread that works for you. Copy and past instead of purchasing a new one.
A major plus to going digital is not only having the planner with you if you’re out and about, but you’ll ultimately never lose it when backing it up to the iCloud or your files.
In seconds, you’re able to send a specific spread to a person or group to keep them up to date if need be.
The benefits of digital planning outweigh paper planning by a landslide.
The features digital provides allows you to not only unleash your full creative spirit, but it also provides functionality and convenience to your life.