Hi guys, so today I just wanted to make a detailed tutorial for how to download a digital planner from Dropbox and import it into GoodNotes. I get this question at least once a week from my customers so today I wanted to share this how to with you all with some great screenshots for those who are visual learners.
As an Etsy shop owner who sells digital items, I have found that using Dropbox is the easiest and best way to get my customers their products. This makes it so that I can update the files as needed and allows previous customers to access the updated files. So win win for everyone. The trade off is there’s just a bit more work involved in downloading the file.
When you make a purchase in my Etsy shop, you’ll be able to download the file that contains the link immediately after payment is verified. As a side note, if you purchase any digital items on Etsy, you cannot download the file(s) from the Etsy app. You must download your files using your mobile web browser (safari) or a computer. It’s just as easy, just something to keep in mind when trying to figure out why you can’t see your download link.
All of my digital products contain a file that is a Microsoft Word document (.docx extension). Just open that file up from your ipad/phone and click the link highlighted in blue.
This will take you directly to the Dropbox folder that contains the file(s). Just click the PDF file to open it. Dropbox will then open the file (it may take a minute or two to load it). Once loaded, you’ll see three dots in the top right corner (on iPad). Click that to open the menu then click export.
That’ll open up the download options. You have two options here. The easiest option if you already have your GoodNotes/Notability app installed is to import it directly into the app itself. You can do this by scrolling to the right and hitting the “more” option then selecting your app from the menu. This will then import your planner directly into GoodNotes/Notability.
The second option is to download it to your files.
You would then open your app of choice and import it from your app. In GoodNotes, this is done by clicking the plus sign and selecting “import”, then finding and selecting your file. This is easiest if you click “recent” on the bottom left.
Either option is fairly straight-forward and only takes a max of a couple minutes. Once imported into your app of choice, it will then live there. To use your planner, just go to your app (GoodNotes/Notability). If you use the same iCloud with all of your devices, you can use your planner across all of your devices and it’ll sync any updates across all of your devices. Just make sure iCloud sync is turned on. From the GoodNotes app, click the settings icon in the upper right corner. Then select “settings” and choose “iCloud settings” and make sure “use iCloud” is turned on (green).
And that’s all there is to it guys! Within minutes, you can have your new digital planner installed and ready to go. To check out the digital planners for sale in my Etsy shop, click HERE. Thanks for reading! Check back soon for a “How To Use Goodnotes” post to give you all some pointers I’ve picked up on.