If you just purchased a Pepperko digital planner from Etsy you may be wondering the best way to download them and get them into the app you're using for digital planning. This post will walk you through how to easily download your files on your iPad and get them into the app you're using! If you're using an Android tablet the process will be different, but similar in concept.





Instructions included in this post

(jump to the instruction section you need by clicking on the link below)

Where to find your Etsy files


IMPORTANT:

Login to your Etsy account from a browser, NOT the Etsy app. Your files will not show up in the app (at least as of February 2022 when writing this blog post).

If you are downloading your files on your iPad I recommend only using the Safari browser to do so. I have run into issues with using Chrome to download files from Etsy.




Once logged in to your account in a browser, go to the "you" tab in the top right corner and click on "purchases and reviews"















Locate your order and click the “download files” button




Click the “download” button for the file you want to download!

 

For Monday start only planners (or digital notebooks):

how to download & import the digital planner on your iPad

If you purchased a digital planner with only a Monday start calendar (or a digital notebook), follow these instructions to quickly download the PDF and import into your app.


**Important: if you purchased a digital planner with Sunday & Monday starts, the process will be a little different. Jump to those instructions here.


Locate the PDF digital planner or notebook file and tap on "download"


A new window will open - tap the share icon in the top right corner of your browser and scroll down and select the “open in” option for the app you want to open the planner in


If you don't see the "open in" option in the share menu, scroll up to the app list and then scroll to the end of the apps. Tap on "more" and then select the app from the list that you want to open the planner in.

 

​For Sunday & Monday start planners: how to download, unzip, and import the digital planner files on your iPad


If you purchased a digital planner with both Sunday & Monday starts, the digital planners will be in a ZIP file that you will have to unzip before importing the planner you want to use into your app.

Locate the ZIP file that says "digital-planners.zip" and tap on "download"

Tap the downloads icon in the top right corner of your browser and then tap on the digital-planners.zip file. This will open your downloads folder on your iPad.


Now you will need to unzip the file. Simply tap on it once and you will see the unzipped folder.


Tap on the unzipped folder and you will see both Sunday & Monday start planner files. Tap on the one you want to use.



To import the file into your digital planning app, tap on the share icon in the top right corner and you can either tap on the app icon in the app list or scroll down to find the "open in" option for your app.




 

How to download & import your GoodNotes sticker book file


The GoodNotes sticker book file has all of the digital stickers included with your purchase pre-inserted into a native GoodNotes file which makes copying & pasting digital stickers super easy and convenient. The GoodNotes sticker book file can only be imported and used in GoodNotes.

So, if you are using GoodNotes follow these steps to easily get the goodnotes-stickerbook.goodnotes file into GoodNotes straight from your iPad.



Locate the goodnotes-stickerbook.goodnotes file and tap on "download"



Tap the downloads icon in the top right corner of your browser and then tap on goodnotes-stickerbook file



A new window will open. Tap on the share icon in the top right corner and either tap on the GoodNotes app icon in the app list or you can scroll down and tap on the "Open in GoodNotes" option. This will open GoodNotes - simply choose where to save the sticker book and you're ready to start using it!



For detailed instructions on how to use a GoodNotes sticker book watch my tutorial video here!



 

How to download & import your Noteshelf sticker book file


​The Noteshelf sticker book file has all of the digital stickers included with your purchase pre-inserted into a native Noteshelf file which makes copying & pasting digital stickers super easy and convenient. The Noteshelf sticker book file can only be imported and used in Noteshelf on the iPad. (As of writing this post, the Noteshelf sticker book file is unfortunately not compatible with the Android version of Noteshelf.)

So, if you are using Noteshelf on the iPad follow these steps to easily get the noteshelf-stickerbook.noteshelf file into Noteshelf straight from your iPad.


Locate the noteshelf-stickerbook.noteshelf file and tap on "download"



Tap the downloads icon in the top right corner and then tap on noteshelf-stickerbook file



A new window will open. Tap on the share icon in the top right corner and either tap on the Noteshelf app icon in the app list or you can scroll down and tap on the "Open in Noteshelf" option. This will import the sticker book into Noteshelf and you're ready to start using it!



For detailed instruction on how to use a Noteshelf sticker book, watch my tutorial video here!


 

How to download and unzip the individual PNG digital stickers on your iPad


The individual PNG digital stickers are included for non GoodNotes or Noteshelf for iPad users. They are cropped and transparent so all you have to do is download them and insert them into your app as needed. To download and unzip the individual PNGs file from Etsy follow these steps:


Locate the individual PNGs ZIP file and tap on "download" (note: some digital planners come with bonus covers as well - they are included inside the stickers ZIP file and will be labeled something similar to "IndividualPNGSandBonusCovers.zip)



Tap the downloads icon in the top right corner and then tap on stickers ZIP file. This will open your downloads folder on your iPad.



Now you will need to unzip the file. Simply tap on it once and you will see the unzipped folder.



Your unzipped folder has all of the individual PNG stickers organized inside. You can now insert them into your digital planning app as needed!


For detailed instruction on how to easily insert your PNG stickers into your app, watch my tutorial video here!


 

Alternate ways to download & import your files


While the quickest way is to download your files straight from the iPad or tablet you're going to be using the digital planner on, here are some additional ways you can download & import your files from Etsy if you don't want to have to download them on your iPad or tablet.


Using your computer & a cloud storage
  1. Download your files on your laptop or computer

  2. Upload them to your preferred cloud storage (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.)

  3. Access your cloud storage from your iPad or tablet and download/import them into your digital planning app

Using your computer & your email
  1. Download your files on your laptop or computer

  2. Email the files to yourself

  3. Access your email from your iPad or tablet and download/import the files into your digital planning app

 

If you are having any trouble after reading this post on how to easily download & import your digital planner files please reach out here!

Updated: Jan 25

So, you've found the wonderful world of digital planning and aren't sure if you want to make the switch to digital planning.



iPad on desk


While there are tons of similarities between paper and digital planning, there are plenty of differences to consider when figuring out if digital planning is a good fit for you or not.



Pros of digital planning

There are tons of pros to digital planning!


Clutter free

You no longer have to worry about lugging around a bulky planner! You can also easily have multiple types of planners without having to worry about where you will keep them and how you'll take them on the go.


Duplicate pages over and over

This is probably one of my personal favorite aspects of digital planning. Many digital planners come with extra planning page templates that you can use anywhere in your planner over and over again! You no longer have to worry about running out of any page in your planner!


Easily move pages around

Similar to duplicating pages, you can also move any page around your planner to better suit your needs.


Easily customize to fit your needs

There are so many ways to customize your digital planner to better fit your needs. Whether this is customizing a page layout, creating a custom tab to organize page inserts or notes, or duplicating and moving pages, there are so ways to customize your planner!


Undo button/eraser

This is one of the best features of using a digital planner! You no longer have to worry about messy handwriting, misspelling a word, writing something in the wrong place, etc.


Unlimited digital sticker use

Never run out of your favorite stickers again! When you purchase or download digital stickers, you'll never run out of them and have to repurchase them like you would paper planner stickers. You simply just copy and paste a sticker whenever you want to use it!


Use undated planners year after year

If you choose to purchase and use an undated digital planner, you can use it year after year if you would like to! Simply download a clean copy of the planner the next year and you're good to go!


Use any pen color without having to buy pens

You'll never have to buy tons of different colored pens to add color to your planner if you use a digital planner! You can set your pen color to anything you want in the app you use with your digital planner.


Sync across devices

Many PDF annotation apps have desktop and mobile versions of their app so you can access your digital planner on the go! While I recommend using your digital planner mainly on your tablet or iPad, it is extremely helpful being able to access it on the go on your phone or computer.


Affordable

Digital planners are extremely affordable, especially when you compare them to what the equivalent of a paper planner would cost. While a paper planner will never give you all the features a digital planner gives you, even the most high-end paper planner will cost much more than a digital planner.


Convenient

The hyperlinks in a digital planner makes planning so easy and convenient to navigate around your planner in just a tap or two.


Portable

If you're going to school or work, odds are you'll be taking your iPad or tablet with you anyways. This makes using a digital planner super portable since you're not having to lug around an extra thing in your bag like you would a paper planner.


Cons of digital planning

Now I know I just went over all the amazing pros of digital planning, but I do want to give you some cons to think about, because I know that even though most people love digital planning once they get the hang of it, some people are just tried and true paper planners.


Slight learning curve

Since you have to use a digital planner with a PDF annotation app, there can be a slight learning curve, however, once you get the hang of it you'll be a digital planning pro in no time. Just be patient when learning how to use the app you decide to plan with!


Can be a high up front cost

If you don't already own an iPad or tablet and you are solely buying one to be able to digital plan, then you'll be paying a steep up front cost to start digital planning. However, if you already use an iPad or tablet, switching to digital planning is just another way you can utilize your iPad or tablet to get the most out of it!


No physical paper

Now, I know for many this is more of a pro because they don't want to have a bulky planner. But I wanted to list this as a con because some folks are just paper lovers, and that's okay! If you just can't fathom not being able to physically touch and turn pages, then digital planning may not be the best fit for you.


Try out digital planning first!

If you've never used a digital planner before, I know it can be a little intimidating buying your first digital planner without knowing if you'll actually like it or not.


That's why I have a free sample digital planner you can download to get all the insight you need to decide if digital planning is right for you!


Digital planner on iPad




You can also watch the below video to get an in-depth intro to using the free sample digital planner!





Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have about getting started with digital planning!