Import Hyperlink Notes – Notability App

  • This method has been tested on iOS 13, 2020.
  • Goodnotes 5 has been released, and the previous version is no longer available at the app store.

If you’ve purchased hyperlink notebook from Paperly Planners, the file format should be a .PDF or .goodnotes. Use the .PDF file for Notability app.


If you’re a Mac & iPad user, Airdrop is the best way to go! Unzip the .zip file, and just Airdrop the .PDF file to your iPad.

Using Airdrop to sending images

Then choose “Open in Notability” on your iPad.

Tap “Create New Note” on the Notability app.



Click the Dropbox download link which is shared by Paperly Planners. It should be included in the Instruction PDF file.

If you have a Dropbox app the link should take you to the Dropbox app. Tap the small dots icon on the right corner, and “Save to my Dropbox” button.


Sometimes, it may prompt you to “Continue to website” despite you already have the app. That’s fine – continue to the website, and tap the “Download” button on the right top corner of the browser. Then “Save to Dropbox”

Open the Dropbox app, and go to the file you’ve just saved. Tap the small dots icon on the file name, choose “Export” and “Open in” then “Notability” on the sharing menu. Tap “Create New Note” then “Import”. You’re all set!


If you do not have a Dropbox app click “Continue to Website”. Tap the PDF file, and “direct download” it.

On Safari, the process looks like this;


Press the little downloads icon, and go to your downloaded file. tap the Sharing icon, choose “Notability” and “Create New Note” to import the note.


On Chrome, the process looks like this;

After downloading, tap “Open In”, choose “Notability” and “Create New Note” to import the note.




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