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Must Have Accessories for Digital Planning on your iPad

August 15, 2022 4 min read

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If you are like me, you love to plan, write things down, and make lists. Whether it is your day-to-day tasks or long term goals, planning is a must for me! I used to do all my planning on paper, but recently I have transitioned to digital planning and I LOVE it! If you are thinking of making the switch too, there are a few must have accessories for digital planning that will make your experience even better! In this blog post, we will discuss the must have accessories for digital planning on your iPad

must have accessories for digital planning on your ipad

To start digital planning you only need a few essentials, some of which you likely already have! We provide ideas for iPad add-ons to make preparation easier as well as digital items that may help you create the best digital planning experience for you.

We're going to break down these must have accessories for digital planning into two categories: iPad must have accessories and Digital Planner must have accessories

iPad Must Have Accessories for Digital Planning


If you want to use your iPad for digital planning, there are a few must have accessories that will make the experience of using your digital planner even better! 

iPad - this is probably really obvious, but we have to put it on the must have list! There are certainly options when it comes to Apple Devices. I think screen size and Apple Pencil compatibility, along with your budget, are top factors when deciding on an iPad for your digital planner. Personally, I went with a 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 inch, bought refurbished from Back Market 

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Apple Pencil - this is a must have for anyone who wants to use their iPad for digital planning! The Apple Pencil makes it so much easier to write and draw in your digital planner. Make sure to check which Apple Pencil (1st or 2nd generation) is compatible with your iPad. I bought a refurbished iPad Pro 10.5 in 2017 model from Back Market so I needed to buy an Apple Pencil 1st generation. 

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iPad case - In order to protect your investment, you need a good case. I like having a case for my iPad because it protects it and makes it easier to carry around. Plus, your choice of case adds a nice bit of aesthetic to your iPad. :)

iPad screen protector - some cases will come with a screen protector, but they are usually plastic and flimsy. There are also paper-like screen covers that feel just like writing on paper! I really love tempered glass screen protectors (for all of my other devices!)

Bluetooth keyboard - okay, this one is only a must have depending on your preference. but if you prefer typing over handwriting, a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad is going to make life so much easier!

Apple Pencil grip - this is not a must have, but it is a nice to have! The apple pencil grip makes it easier and more comfortable to hold the apple pencil. There are a lot of different options for apple pencil grips, so find one that you like!

Apple Pencil case - if your iPad case doesn't have an Apple Pencil holder with it, you may want to buy a separate case because dropping your Apple Pencil can damage it and you really don't want to lose it either.

Apple Pencil nib - these are small and get worn out, so it is a good idea to have extras on hand!

Digital Planner Must Have Accessories for Digital Planning


I'm going to share it with you because I know this is genuinely one of my favorite aspects of using a digital planner. Because it is essentially like buying really great stationery supplies, except no waste and you can use them forever and ever! (and ever and ever and ever...) 


If you want to use a digital planner, here are also a few must have accessories:

Digital Planner - first things first, you need a digital planner! If you don't have one, you can buy one right here from our shop!

PDF annotation or note-taking app - GoodNotes 5 is the most popular iOS app used for digital planning. You can read about more options here!

Digital Planner Stickers - You can find digital stickers for just about anything you can think of! You can use them to decorate your digital planner and make it your own! There are many different types of digital sticker PNGs, sticky notes, days of the week headers, flags, banners, habit trackers, paper clips... the list goes on and on, really. You can buy digital sticker PNG packs in addition to your digital planner, and as a bonus, most, if not all, of our digital planners INCLUDE a matching set of super useful stickers! SCORE!

So there you have it, my top must-have accessories for digital planning. Whether you’re just starting out on your planning journey or you’ve been at it for a while and are looking to switch up your supplies, I hope this list has given you some ideas. What do you think? Are there any other items that should make the list? Let me know in the comments below! And if you found this post helpful, please share it with your friends – I would really appreciate it. Happy Digital Planning!


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