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plan with me: a week in august

Hello, friends! It’s been a hot minute since I last posted, but I have so many new things planned for the blog that I don’t think you guys are ready for! In this post, I will be showing you how I plan using Goodnotes 5 on my iPad, which I have been LOVING nowadays. I used to be a bullet journal girl with a bunch of fancy pens and stickers, but I found it extremely inconvenient to travel with one, as I would also have to bring all of my supplies. With my iPad and Goodnotes 5, however, I have everything stored into one place.

Without further ado, here is how I plan using my iPad :)

To start, I would like to say that I use a 2018 iPad Pro with a 2nd Generation Apple Pencil, but Goodnotes 5 is compatible with older iPad models as well.

When it comes to stickers and images, I mainly use Pinterest and Procreate. I have so many images saved for just journaling in Goodnotes, and I will leave a link to my Pinterest with all of my aesthetic pictures at the end of this post. With Pinterest, I can download as many images as I want and then use them in Goodnotes. Also, if I find an image that I want to convert to a PNG (image without a background) to use as a sticker, I just take the image I want to convert and use the Automatic Selection tool in Procreate to get rid of the background. Not to mention, I can also illustrate my own stickers in Procreate as well. In the two videos below, I will show you how I download images from Pinterest and how I convert JPEG images to PNG images in Procreate.

You can’t see where I‘m clicking in the video, but in order to download an image, you have to first click on the image you want to download and then the three dots at the bottom right of the screen. This will pull up a menu in which you can choose to download an image.

As you can see in this video, you have to choose the parts that you want to keep when using the Automatic Selection tool on Procreate. Then, you would choose the copy and paste option at the bottom and delete the original image. If you are having trouble, selecting certain portion, you can adjust the Selection Threshold by sliding your stylus left or right. This will allow you a more precision when selecting parts of the image.

After I compile all of the stickers and images I want to use, I will then open up Goodnotes 5 and plan away. Here is a video of how I set up my weekly planner for this week :) I had to to speed this up to 10 times the original speed, but if you guys would like a more detailed post on how I plan using Goodnotes 5, please let me know!

This is the final product :)

Okay, I think those are pretty much the basics on how I use my iPad and Goodnotes 5 to bullet journal. Thank you so much for sticking through. Let me know if you guys have any question, comments, or suggestions, and I will see you guys later :)



To use, open the Pinterest app and then press the camera icon by the search bar. Then point the camera at the image, and you’re good to go!

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