The Last 110 Pre-Printed Emergent Task Planner Pads

The Last 110 Pre-Printed Emergent Task Planner Pads

PLEASE NOTE: You can now buy this pad at AMAZON.COM. The information below is not current

I’m finally getting off my butt and making the remaindered Pre-printed Emergent Task Planner Pads available. I had been putting off researching the fifteen-kabillion e-commerce solutions that are out there to find a replacement for PayPal’s clumsy ordering system, but I realized yesterday that I should just move on and give Amazon’s fulfillment service a try for Phase 2. But first…sell the inventory on hand.

I have 110 95 pads available as of May 23, 2:45PM.

First come first serve! Ordering instructions are at the very bottom of this post.

About The Pre-Printed Pads

0001-etp-title.jpg The Emergent Task Planner (ETP) is a form that helps you focus on those things that you want to get done, while taking into account all the other stuff that just seems to happen. With task itemization, time tracking, time estimation, scheduling, and note taking combined in a single sheet of paper, you can see in a glance how the day is going, and what’s left to get done. Most importantly, the design of the form acknowledges that getting anything done at all during the day is an accomplishment.

While the ETP is still available as a free PDF download, the sweet pre-printed version offer several advantages:

  • They come in pads of 75 sheets each. The pads are glued at the top for easy tearoff, cardboard backed for extra sturdiness. Each pad is also individually shrinkwrapped to protect them during shipping and storage.
  • They’re professionally offset printed on premium Cougar Opaque 80LB Text White Smooth paper. This is nicer, thicker and more durable then your typical inkjet paper, so it will better stand up to daily use.
  • New design features: cleaner layout, space for hole punching on the left, and write-in year so you don’t have to throw these pads away when next year rolls around.
  • Cost per page is comparable to high-quality inkjet printing, in a form factor that is easy to keep handy.
  • US 8.5″ x 11″ Letter

Sheet Design

Current DesignInstruction Sheet LEFT The Emergent Task Planner sheet . There are 75 sheets in a single pad. Click the thumbnail to see it larger.

RIGHT The instruction sheet is a quick introduction to the use of the sheet. There is one instruction sheet included per order.

Ordering Information

The unit cost per pad is US$12.50, shipped in quantities of 1, 3, 5 or 10. I’m shipping within the domestic United States only at this time using USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope and Box. The following table will help you estimate approximately how many pads you need. There is a separate order page which I will send you once I receive your email via my contact form. First come, first serve, until all pads are gone.

# Pads # Days Subtotal Shipping Total  
1 75 days $12.50 $4.80 $17.30
3 225 days $37.50 $9.80 $47.30
5 375 days $62.50 $9.80 $72.30
10 750 days $125.00 $9.80 $134.80


So if you’re interested in picking up a few of these pads to try, and you live in the United States:

  • Use the contact form and say how many you’d like to order. If the contact form isn’t working, email me at [dscontact]-@-[].
  • I will then email you the real product order page URL.
  • You can choose you quantities there and pay through PayPal.

You do not need to have a PayPal account…you just need a credit card.

The reason I’m not posting the actual order form is because PayPal has no notion of inventory management, and I can not specify how many units I have available to sell. So to avoid overselling and having to refund money and incur transaction fees, I am asking for people to email me their orders first. Sigh. You can see why I want to get away from PayPal.


  1. DanGTD 16 years ago

    You can use Paypal IPN to communicate with your server/database, and adjust accordingly the quantities after each sale.

  2. Angie 16 years ago

    Hi David,
    I have used your ETP form for a while now – it is a great help to an overworked academic! I tried printing them at A5 – doubled on an A4 sheet and made up as little booklets, but found them a bit cramped at that size for my typical task load. I Would love to buy your pre printed pads if you ever consider shipping to the UK.

    Good luck with your enterprise.
    Best wishes,

  3. Robert 16 years ago

    Hi Dave,

    Have been a fan of your blog and work now for a few years. Actively using the ETP, you are losing so many sales by not shipping to Europe.

    The last update said 95 still for sale, this is nonsense for such a great product. Ever thought of doubling up with some time management course providers or educational institutions?

    Hope to see you on amazon very soon.

    Best of luck,


  4. Brady 16 years ago

    Hi Dave,

    Love your site and the useful organization products you’re offering.

    If you’re looking for a fairly simple out-of-the-box e-commerce solution that’s free, check out Magento (  They’re including ‘virtual products’ in their next release due in July.  I’m building our company’s site on this platform right now and so far I LOVE it!

    If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

    Thanks again for the great service!


  5. Sales 15 years ago

    Looks like these would be handy.  Any luck with Amazon?