It’s been a great week over at The Fabulous Planner Headquarters! There are so many new products we just launched. Go check them out if you haven’t already.
My fave has definitely been the desk calendar. I love having a view of the monthly calendar as I'm working, in case I have to make an appointment. So, it definitely comes in handy.
Speaking of things coming in handy, this week’s topic has to do with something that deals with that! Any guesses? Hint: It has to do with technology.
So, for this week’s topic, we will be talking about digital planning! I’m so excited to talk about this because I’ve been very interested in it and have been stalking digital planner accounts on IG. I know what you’re thinking, what even is digital planning?
Generally, digital planning is planning (like on traditional pen and paper), but instead using an electronic device.
Pictured below is an example of a digital planner. As you can see, this
digital planner has a daily view and offers a weekly/monthly view as well.
In digital planning, you can use your phone (iPhone/Android) or tablet, like an iPad and even a desktop. You can use them to plan as you would on paper, like your planner. Depending on which device you are using, you can either “write” by using an Apple pencil on the iPad. Or you can also type on the planner too.
And just like with regular planners, there are also many digital planners to choose from. For example, you can choose from a daily/weekly/monthly planner, finance planner, teacher planner, fitness/health planner etc.
It’s important to note that when using devices like an iPad or desktop, you have to make sure that when you purchase a digital planner, it is compatible with your device. Through researching digital planners, I have found that some digital planners need the “GoodNotes” or “Notability” app to function.
The “GoodNotes” and “Notability” app are note taking apps and must be downloaded into the electronic device you’re using to download and access the digital planner because the digital planners come with “hyperlinks” that you can click on throughout your use of the planner to go back and forth through the “pages,” which makes it easy to navigate.
When clicking on the hyperlinks, they take you to a certain spot in the planner. For example, in the digital planner pictured below, if you were to click on one of the days in the highlighted section, it would take you straight to the daily page of that particular day that was selected. This feature makes it easy to go through monthly/weekly/daily sections, instead of having to flip through pages.
Digital planners also come in different formats, like vertical or horizontal. And some, like the one pictured above, are realistic looking to a real planner with the coiled rings and tabs on the side.
Stay tuned for next week as we talk about the benefits of digital planning!