Emergent Task Planner

December 19, 2012 / Productivity

For a few years now I’ve used David Seah’s excellent Printable CEO resources, to keep track of my activity across projects. I stopped doing it a while back for some reason, but recently rediscovered them, and decided they deserved a mention, particularly the Emergent Task Planner (ETP).

ETP top section

ETP top section

The ETP really is great to use, and the pads you can buy from Amazon are of extremely high quality. What I like most is how much it reduces the friction of plotting how I’ve spent my day. It’s dead simple to just pick up and start using. I have found the ETP to be an invaluable asset for logging of how I spend my time between different projects.

A word of caution: the ScanTron-phobic among us may wish to look elsewhere for suitable productivity tools, as the filling in of little ovals features prominently in these. But for the frictionless capturing of task-based information in the moment, I haven’t found anything else that works nearly as well for me.