Plain Five Day Planner 2010 Updates

Plain Five Day Planner 2010 Updates

The Plain Old 5-Day Planner Earlier this year I posted a summary of a 5-day liveblogging of my day. I made a grid in Excel that helped me visualize not only where the time had gone, but what kind of time it happened to be. This was an interesting exercise, and I made a 5-day planning format form loosely based on the Emergent Task Planner. For more information, read the Five day Planner (P5P) Page.

It’s pretty straightforward, which is why it’s called the “Plain Old 5-Day Planner”. Basic grid paper, downloadable as a PDF. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it out. Updates for 2010 are minor; I just added separate “starting hour” times for each of the five days by request.


  • Fill in the hours on the left-hand side.
  • Jot down what you need to do, when.
  • Keep notes on the right-hand side.

Download 2010 Updates to the Plain 5-Day Plannery

» Download the Plain 5-Day Planner US Letter size
» Download the Plain 5-Day Planner A4 size



  1. Carissa Thorp 14 years ago

    If you’re willing to do another adaptation, I’d appreciate a version that doesn’t have the abbreviated names of the days. Just a blank box.

    Just needing a way to track my days (particularly how much I use the internet), and that won’t be sequentially or only on weekdays.

    Coming back to this form because of your recent updates.


  2. Ani Munirah 14 years ago

    I have been looking so long for a weekly planner, none that suits my needs. This plain 5 day planner is different from the others. I can see myself more organised already. TQ David…

  3. Chris 11 years ago

    I’d love to see a refresh of this. A 2-page portrait version would work great in a binder.