How to Customise a Basic Evernote Planner

An Evernote Workshop (10)

How did you get on with my last post? Did you try making an Evernote planner? If so, did you customise it? Did you add some icons or images? Perhaps you experimented with colours and fonts.

I’ve been enjoying making some Evernote personal planners. I’ve been exploring icon websites. I even worked out how to make a few icons of my own. Yes, I’ve been learning new things. And my Evernote templates notebook is filling up. Now all I need to do is use one the planners. If I do this, 2018 could be a very productive year!

Why make an Evernote planner? Why spend time creating one? Surely buying a planner is easier? This is true, but you’ll have a lot of fun playing around with Evernote. It’s good to be creative! And once you’ve made a template, you can copy it over and over again. And unlike a bought paper planner, you can access your Evernote one from all your devices. You can keep it on your phone in your pocket. It can be looked at or added to while you’re out and about. Lastly, you can save or print your monthly planners. They’ll become an attractive source of memories.

If you’d like to customise a template but don’t want to go to the trouble of making a basic one, you could share mine. Click on the image below and then follow the instructions to save it to your Evernote templates notebook.

Once you have a basic template, all you need to do is add a header image, change the fonts, and add some numbers or number icons for the days of the month.

For my template, I added an image of an inspirational quote. I used the Alfa Slab One font. And I made and used a set of number icons.

If you’d like a set of my number icons (with transparent backgrounds), please feel welcome to download this file.

Adding other icons to your planner may seem time-consuming, but if you collect a file of them on your computer, it will only take you a couple of seconds to add each one. It’s quicker than drawing a picture! I found my icons on the website Flaticon.

Here’s an example of a finished Evernote planner for January:

I made a very short video to illustrate how I customised my basic planner template.


Icons credit: All icons except for the number ones were made by Freepix from
Images and icons are visible on all devices, but fancy fonts will revert to the default one on mobile devices.

I hope you enjoy watching my video. Perhaps it’ll inspire you to create a planner of your own!


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    Thanks for making this Sue! This week has been all about homeschool samples, Monday is all about r&r(my 40th bday🎉), but Tuesday I need to start working on my class so this is perfect timing for me! I really enjoyed the video. Do you mind if I use it in my class?

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      Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family.

      I’m glad you liked my video. Yes, of course you can use it in your class! I hope your class is a huge success. I’d love to hear how it goes.

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