Greetings all! 2019 is a few days away and it's the perfect time to start planning on how to be more productive and organized in the new year. If you have an iPad that supports the Apple Pencil then you have a great tool to assist you in this endeavor. After watching a few videos about using the iPad as a planner, I decided to make my own planner. I've been using it for the past 9 months and have received a lot of interest from my co-workers about how to go about setting up a similar thing. Since I just finished creating a new one for 2019, I figured I'd make it available to anyone else who would like it. It's free! If you're interested, this is what you'll need: an iPad with Apple Pencil support (this notebook/planner is optimized for the non-Pro 2018 iPad) an Apple Pencil the GoodNotes app for iOS (optionally the macOS version for desktop access to the notebook) basic knowledge of using GoodNotes How to install it: Just download the attached .PDF file to your iPad and load it into GoodNotes. If you are not familiar with how to do this... here are the steps: Once you install GoodNotes, on your iPad, use Safari (on your iPad) to go to this post. scroll down until you find the attachment for the PDF. tap on the attachment. (a new tab will open and prompt you) The default action might be something like "GoodReader", under that will be "More..." tap on "More..." On the pop-up window, swipe the top row of colored icons to the left to view the other options... You should see an option that says, "Copy to GoodNotes". Tap on that. From there GoodNotes launches and you'll be asked what category to put it in. Select "Uncategorized" That's it! The planner is installed. Tap on it to open it. Just keep in mind that you need to tap on the ( / ) icon (pen with the "prohibited" icon over it) to navigate through the links in the planner. How to use it: This is the cover page. Along the top are tabs that take you to the beginning of each month. The dog-ear in the upper right corner will take you back to the cover from anywhere in the notebook. (helpful when you are on a page with confidential information and need to hide it quickly) You can write or type a title/heading anywhere on the page. You can also paste an image if you want to change the cover art. Along the bottom are six "speed dial" tabs that take you to individual sections. This is the monthly overview page. Here is where you can record highlights/outlooks for the month. At the beginning of the month, you can copy and paste one of the custom pages and templates included in the notebook as needed. (see instructions for copying and pasting pages within GoodNotes) This is a grid page. There are also blank pages and meeting notes page templates. This is a "speed dial" page. You can write/type the section name in the box. If more pages are needed, simply copy and paste the desired blank page templates after this page. HOW-TO Copy and paste pages within the planner Make sure you have Goodnotes open and the planner loaded. tap on the icon with 4 blocks in the upper left. (that brings up an overview of all pages) tap on "Edit" in the upper right. tap on the blank page you want to copy (there will be an orange/red border on the page. on the bottom of that dialog, tap "Copy". tap "Done" in the upper right. while still on this overview window, tap "+" in the upper left. (you should see (+) icons before and after every page) Locate where in the planner you want to put this new blank page. tap on the (+) icon to the right of the page (to add the page AFTER that page) (a popup menu appears) tap on "Paste Copied Pages" tap on "Done". If you give it a try, please post your experiences! If you have suggestions for improving it, post those too! Here's a video that I found on YouTube by someone who uses GoodNotes and their iPad as a digital planner. Although her planner looks very different than this one, you can get an idea of how to use GoodNotes with this planner.