Have you heard of using a digital bullet journal? I didn’t hear of it until recently and let me tell you guys it’s actually pretty fun!
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I’ve been doing this now for some days on and off but just this week I’ve decided to experiment with doing my daily layout in a digital bullet journal. On a normal day, I use my Webster’s Pages Planner or Leuchtturm 1917 to do my daily layouts and keep track of various task and study notes. Well, today I’m going to share with you some of the things I’ve learned so far and how I feel about doing a my bullet journal digitally.
How does a digital bullet journal work?
I do my bullet journaling via my iPad but there are those who ‘digi-bujo’ using Android. I haven’t used my cell phone or anything else, my experimenting has only been done on the iPad Pro using the Apple Pencil.
Here are a few things I learned while using the digital bullet journal:
More affordable – Yes, it’s way more affordable to decorate a digital bullet journal over my paper planner. Why do I write this? I write this because it’s a fact. There are so many people providing free planner stickers online that you can at no cost what so ever decorate your digital bullet journal. I’ve been drawing my own and I still have that room to freely express myself and design the layouts that I personally like.
Digital Bullet Journals come with hyperlinks! What does this mean for you? This means that every page can be clickable and this allows you to navigate your bullet journal with ease just like you would do with your LT
Most Digital Bullet Journal users promote various apps. So if you are interested in trying out a digital bullet journal then look into the following apps: GoodNotes, KeyNote, Pages, and Procreate. Pages and KeyNote already come with the iPad but the rest of those other apps you have to pay for. They are honestly a tad bit costly but worth the investment! I haven’t used GoodNotes but it has gotten excellent reviews in the digital planner community.
The digi-bujo is not limited to iPad Pro folks only. I’ve seen planners done on other devices as well, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t have the same equipment as others.
It takes a little work to build your own planner from scratch. But once you get the hang of it and do it becomes like second nature. I’ve seen a planner imitate an HP Planner. I’ve digital planners that imitate an LT and I’ve seen digital planners that look like a traditional calendar with tabs.
The possibilities for decorating and designing your planner seem endless.
I gotta admit at first I found it frustrating starting a digital bullet journal from scratch but once I found my own style it was a lot better. There are a few Youtubers that actually teach you how to build one from scratch and some of the planner groups provide free pdfs, png, and jpeg images to help you get started.
Will I be using a digital bullet journal over my traditional bullet journal? I’ve said this before on my Instagram…digital isn’t really something I want to make my main way to bullet journal. I really miss my traditional book and pen…it honestly felt like I was cheating on my normal planner. I also miss the going to craft stores to dress up my planner.
To me, that is the fun part of planning.I’ll be using the digital bullet journal for study notes and maybe in the future when I’ve left my planner at home, I know I can use my digital version to keep my productivity flow going. Knowing me I’ll end up experimenting again and I think this is the awesome part of Bullet Journaling.
So have you guys tried ‘digi-bujoing’? If you haven’t tried it, do you think it might be something for you to try in the future?