Importing a digital planner into Goodnotes

Setting up digital planners can take a little time but I provide a detailed step-by-step guide on importing our HappyDownloads GoodNotes digital planner to make it as simple as possible. These instructions are focused on the planners available here at HappyDownloads but see the Step 5 which will work for similar PDF and Goodnote files.

There are shortcuts you can make to shorten the process but I’ll focus on providing the most reliable way of getting it to work on your iPad. We recommend digital planning on a tablet with a stylus rather than on a phone.

Step 1: Install Goodnotes or update your current version ​

The first step is to make sure you have Goodnotes installed and up-to-date ready to be put into action! Go to the Apple app store and tap buy/install or update your version to the latest available. 


Goodnotes - how to update to latest version

You can see your version of Goodnotes any time by going to the “About” section on the dashboard:

Goodnotes 5 - how to see your version for digital planning

Step 2: Import the PDF digital planner file to GoodNotes

There are a two ways we can import our downloaded files into Goodnotes:

-sharing it to Goodnotes
– opening it from the Goodnotes app

I demonstrate in the video below how to share files into Goodnotes but the second way should work as well.

The digital planner files are now imported into Goodnotes and should be ready to use!

If you’ve had any issues with out planner, please check out our Goodnotes help page. If that doesn’t solve your issue, please send us a message through this website with your order number and we will help you get it working. Please check that you are using the latest version of Goodnotes and let us know where you are not able to carry out the above steps. I hope you found our guide showing how to import a Goodnotes digital planner useful!