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Keep reading to learn how to add cute fonts to GoodNotes for free!
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Hi friend! In today’s tutorial I will be showing you how to add cute fonts to GoodNotes for free and I will also be showing you where I find my favorite fonts plus where you can grab my own free font!
Depending on what I am doing in my planners or journals, I like to add a cute font here and there to make things stand out or to make some sticker elements. They make a difference when you’re working through your planners and journals.
In my last post I showed you how to get my free digital bullet journal and I turned my written words into a beautiful font with one-click. I was asked if I could show how to do this so I am here to show you how. Let’s get started!
Where to Find Cute Free Fonts
There are many places you can find cute fonts so I will go over where I find my favorite free fonts as well as my favorite paid fonts. Please remember that free fonts can only be used for personal use such as your iPad planners and journals. Paid fonts generally have a bit more flexibility as to where you can use them so just be sure to check if you plan on using the font for something other than your planner.
Here is a list of where I get my favorite free fonts:
- Font Squirrel
Now here is a list of where I get my favorite paid fonts:
- Creative Market
Where you get your fonts from doesn’t really matter, just make sure you are using them for personal use, unless otherwise stated.
How to Download a Font
The process for downloading a font is pretty much the same process for all of the websites. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be showing you how to download the font from FontBundles and Dafont. Let’s start with FontBundles. Here are the steps you will take to download a font from FontBundles:
- Open up your browser and go to FontBundles.net
- You will need to make an account to download fonts but it’s free and pretty simple. Once you’ve created your account, head over to the menu bar and tap on ‘Free Fonts’.
- Scroll through so you can browse the different fonts and pick the one you like most.
- Click the green ‘Download Now’ button and then click the orange ‘Confirm’ button.
- You will get a pop up button asking if you’d like to download the font, tap ‘Download’. Remember the font file name.
- Your new font has been downloaded and is now in the ‘Files’ app.
Now let me show you how to download a font from Dafont:
- Open up your browser and head over to Dafont.com
- You have lots of options to look through so take your time to browse through and pick the one you’d like to use.
- Once you find the one you want, click the gray ‘Download’ button.
- You will get a pop up button asking if you’d like to download the font, tap ‘Download’.
- Your new font has been downloaded and is now in the ‘Files’ app.
As you can see, both processes are pretty simple and once you get used to doing this you’ll be downloading all the fonts you want quicker than ever before. Now let’s get into how to actually get the font into your iPad’s system.
Installing the Font to Your iPad
The first thing we will do is head over to the app store and download an app called iFont. There are other apps out there but this is the one I personally use and recommend. Don’t worry, the process is not hard at all and I promise to make it super simple for you so you can start using your fonts right away!
Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it up and click on the page icon with the green plus sign. From here you will search for your fonts. I typically just click on the ‘Recents’ tab and I can quickly find the two I just downloaded.
You also have the option to search for them under ‘Recently Used’, ‘Locations’, ‘Favorites’, or ‘Tags’. You can add a tag to the fonts you download and then find them all easily in that section if you’d like.
Tap on all the fonts you want to add to iFont and tap ‘Open’ in the upper right hand corner of the window.
Tip: If there was more than 1 font file in the file you downloaded, you will be asked if you’d like to import all of them. If you do, keep the checkmark on them and tap the blue ‘Import’ button.
Next, you will tap on the blue ‘Install’ button next to each font. A pop-up will open up when you do this asking you to press “Allow” in order to proceed with the installation. Tap “Allow.” Tap “Close” when it notifies you that the profile has been downloaded.
From here, you will get a pop up window with the installer and directions on what to do next. Tap the blue ‘Open Settings’ button.
You will see a ‘Profile Downloaded’ menu option. Tap on it and the “Install Profile” window will open up. Tap on the blue ‘Install’ button in the upper right hand corner of the window and then input your password. Click on the ‘Install’ button again and finally, hit the red ‘Install’ button on the notification pop-up. Tap ‘Done’ in the upper right hand corner and your new font is now in your iPad’s system.
You will follow the same exact steps for all the fonts you want installed to your iPad.
Once your fonts have been installed to your iPad, you are able to use them in GoodNotes.
Note: Make sure to close out your GoodNotes application after installing your new font. If you already had it open and opened it up again, your new font will not show up. Close the app and open it once again and you will see that the font is right where it should be.
Using Your New Font in GoodNotes
Using your new font is now super easy since it is now installed in your app. Simply click the text icon in the GoodNotes menu and head over to the fonts where you’ll be able to search for your newly installed font.
Start writing or typing away!
I hope you found this tutorial super easy and have a better understanding on how to add cute fonts to GoodNotes. I personally love adding fonts so that I can further personalize my planners and journals. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions!
How to Grab My Free Font
If you want to grab my free font you will head over to my freebie library. If you haven’t already signed up, I highly suggest you do as you will get access to lots of freebies.
So, the first thing you will want to do is go on your device. Whether it’s a phone, tablet, or computer, this will work on all of them. If you want to save your font to your iPad, I suggest you do this from your iPad.
The first thing you will do is head over to my freebie library. Once there you will click the hamburger menu, or the 3 little lines in the upper right hand corner. Click on “Freebie Library.”
From here you will scroll down a bit and see this form:
Fill out the form so that I can send you an email with the password to this freebie library.
You will receive an email to your email’s inbox. If you don’t see it be sure to check your promotions folder as it may be hiding in there.
Your email will look like this and your password will be right where I’m covering it with my pencil. Make sure to also click “Confirm your subscription” so that you receive any emails I may send in the future with more freebies.
Now that you have the password, you will go back to my freebie library and scroll down on the page where you will see a “Already a member?” section. Click the pink “Log in here” button and you will be redirected to where you can input your password. Input the password from your email and click “Enter.”
Now you can grab my free font as well as any of the other freebies I’ve placed in here.
Click on “Download” and you will automatically download the font file. From here you will just follow the directions we previously talked about.