General FAQ

I totally get it, money doesn’t fall from trees (packs unfortunately neither 😅). You could set up your own template in an empty Goodnotes file or OneNote notebook for free. Or you could use my templates which were made with lots of love and detail by a 20+ year Sims veteran who knows exactly what Simmers need (me). Will save you hours of fiddling with settings so you can start planning the best lives of your Sims now.

It’s a one-time payment for a planner with templates you can duplicate and can use for infinite save files and stories. The planner(s) will be your companion for the hundreds of Sim sessions ahead of you, help you feel more connected to your Sims along the way, and ultimately stick with your save files. 💛

You wanna open the game and just have fun. And my planners help you do just that! The planning pages help give your Sims and gameplay direction, so that you’re not overwhelmed by all the options in the game. The digital planners come with a ton of useful templates, but you can pick and choose which ones to use, or just stick with the time pages if you want.

It’s actually super relaxing to journal about your Sim’s day after playing. And the notes you take during and after your gaming sessions will make it easier to jump right in to your saves the next time you open up the game.

And time? Well, with all your Sims stories documented and organized, you won’t waste any of it trying to jog your memory when you return to the game, whether it’s after a day or the inevitable bi-monthly hiatus. 😅

The biggest difference between the Digital Sim Life Planner (DSLP) and Sim Chronicles for OneNote (SCfO) is where you’ll use them. The DSLP is used on a tablet with a stylus, while the OneNote template is cross-platform compatible, since the free app OneNote it is made for is available on PC, Mac, Android and iOS.

The content is similar for the most part, for example each feature monthly, weekly and daily pages unique to the way time works in the game. They also both have world trackers, Sim profiles and templates for memory albums.

Each planner comes with its own unique templates as well, for example the DSLP has a template to track life stage goals, while the SCfO has more templates geared towards saving lore and family history. SCfO also has templates for The Sims 2 and Sims 3 Sim profiles.

DSLP is probably best for tracking a single family or Sim and especially great for role-playing. SCfO is great if you want to build a Wikipedia-style registry of your Sims and track the history of entire save files.

Sure thing! The Sim Chronicles For OneNote or printed Sim Planners can be used to track your Sims 2 and Sims 3 gameplay as well!

A lot of the templates in the Digital Sim Life Planner apply to any Sims game. I recommend getting the Flex version, since these time pages are undated and open-ended.

The Digital Sim Life Planner is an interactive PDF, so in theory it could work with any PDF annotation app. It was designed to be used on a tablet though, so I cannot guarantee the best experience on PC or Mac.

Instead, I recommend buying the Sim Chronicles for OneNote which is compatible across all devices. Prefer something handheld? The printed Sim Planner is a fan favorite. 💛

Yes! I’ve created a support hub with tutorials and videos on how to install, set up, and customize your new digital planner. If you need more assistance and have questions, you can always send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Digital Sim Life Planners

A digital planner is just like the traditional paper planners, with the difference that instead of being in paper form, you import a PDF file into a note-taking app and use it on your iPad or tablet.

Digital Planners are compatible with both Apple and Android devices. So, the tools depend on which one you have.

You will need a tablet, a stylus to write, a note-taking app and the digital planner PDF.

If you are using an Apple device, I would recommend using the Goodnotes or Notability Apps. For Android tablets, Noteshelf and Xodo are compatible. Any PDF mark-up app that supports internal document hyperlinks should work.

Once you choose one, install it and make sure it is updated.

The Digital Sim Life Planner carries on the essence of the printed versions, for example with Sim Profiles, weekly and daily views. Due to the different format and additional space, the layout design is different and there are more pages with different content.

Check out the Digital Sim Life Planner page for more details.


The Flex Version is the most versatile planner of the bunch. The calendar, weekly and daily layouts are undated and unlinked as well, so you can duplicate each template as much as you need.

All-In-One Bundle

If you enjoy both flexible and more fixed planning setups or simply cannot choose, I would recommend getting the bundle kit.

This includes dated planners with 12 calendars worth of dated layouts for either 7-, 14- or 28-day seasons each. Each planning layout is fully hyperlinked for convenience. These dated planners are ideal if you like to plan further ahead than one 28-day cycle and consistently play with the same season settings in a save file.

The bundle also includes an undated planner if you prefer hyperlinked planning layouts but need a bit more seasonal flexibility. The calendar, weekly and daily pages are interlinked, but the seasons and days are open.

The Flex version is also included with the bundle, as well as the Digital Simmer Widget Sticker set!

Hyperlinks are integrated links in your planner which enable you to quickly navigate from one page or section to another.

To click on a hyperlink, first access the reading mode of your app. Then you can simply tap on the link with your stylus.

Make sure you are in the reading mode of your app, then you can access the hyperlinks.

Please do not delete any of the original pages. This can break the hyperlinks in your digital planner. If you accidentally delete a page, you can either restore the page from the trash folder or import a new copy of the planner.

On Windows:

1. Locate the zipped folder that you want to unzip (extract) files or folders from.

2. Do one of the following:

a. To unzip a single file or folder, open the zipped folder, then drag the file or folder from the zipped folder to a new location.

b. To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

On Mac or iPad:

1. Locate the zipped folder that you want to unzip (extract) files or folders from.

2. Double-click the .zip file. The unzipped item appears in the same folder as the .zip file. If you want to, you can delete the .zip file.

Note: If you can’t open the .zip file, make sure you have enough space on your Mac for the unzipped item.

Please check your Spam or Promotions folder.

Printed Planners

The Sim Planners offer a bird’s eye view of your Sims’s goals and gives space to plan and record what matters.


  • A cheat sheet with the most useful money, build/buy and technical cheats for Sims 4
  • A page to collect your favorite names
  • 32 blank Sim profile spreads to remember all their important details
  • Calendar and – daily OR weekly – layouts to plan and track 4 months worth of Sims 4 game time (up to 2 Sim lifetimes!)
  • Lined and dot note pages for your story ideas, family trees and more.

You can buy the Sim Planner Daily and Sim Planner Weekly on your local Amazon storefront.

The Weekly and Daily versions are the same apart from the layouts of the days/weeks after the calendar view.

The Sim Planner Daily has a single page layout for each day with space to jot down the Sim’s goals, To Do list and planned events. There is also plenty of room to write a daily diary or even add screenshots from the game.

The Sim Planner Weekly has a two-page spread with an overview of the week on the left. You can list your Sim’s goals, to dos, plans on the right side. There is also space to take notes, track your Sim’s skill and career progress as well as weekly highlights.

The Sim Planner Daily has 220 pages, while the Sim Planner Weekly has 140 pages in total.

Here is a link with a picture of the Weekly spread.

You can order English, Spanish and German editions of the Sim Planner.

If there is a demand I’m happy create planners in additional languages. Email me at if you’re interested.