When comparing Things 2 vs Taskwarrior, the Slant community recommends Taskwarrior for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform to-do list app?” Taskwarrior is ranked 8th while Things 2 is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose Taskwarrior is:
Taskwarrior has many front-ends, services, extensions, hook scripts, and capsules available. Taskwarrior keeps a list of contributed tools on their [site](http://taskwarrior.org/tools/).
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Pro Daily review
At the beginning of every day, a yellow box appears at the top of the Today section, displaying all tasks scheduled for this day. You can investigate them, and then decide which ones you’ll have for that day and which one you’d rather want to delay.
Pro Cloud sync
Users need to create an account for Things Cloud (the account can be created from any device). Once signed up, cloud sync will be active, and you’ll have to login on all of your devices to complete setup. From that point on, syncing happens in the background. It is invisible and always reliable.
Pro Easy to set up and use
Things 2 works from the moment you start it up. Simply add a task and when you want it done by. You can also add notes to tasks or tag when you need them. Things allows you to quickly and easily start keeping track of your tasks.
Pro Project support
Things 2 has a projects feature that allows you to organize your tasks together. You can select a project you need to get done and Things helps you focus on each task to get it done. You can even group projects together to focus on the most important aspect of your life at the time.
Pro Nested tags
It's very easy filtering tasks that belong to various areas (etc private vs work)
Pro Great for GTD
Things is one of the best apps of doing Getting Things Done.
Pro Customized calendar
The calendar view (when selecting a due date for a task) is a customized, scrollable version of the default iOS calendar view. This makes it look familiar, but also functional for Things 2's requirements.
Taskwarrior has many front-ends, services, extensions, hook scripts, and capsules available. Taskwarrior keeps a list of contributed tools on their site.
Pro Sync across devices
When used in conjunction with the Taskserver, it can sync tasks (conflict-free) across your Taskwarrior devices. This includes integration with Mirakel.
Pro Command line interface
The command line interface puts powerful filtering expressions, context, annotations, tags, due dates, reocurrence, and user-defined-attributes totally in your hands. It’s fast and low friction.
Pro Supported internationally
It has UTF8 support and is translated into many languages.
Pro Tasks stored in plain text files locally
Future-proof and easily integrated with version control system. You never lose access to your data.
Taskworrior allows you to define custom attributes and reports to your needs.
Pro Self-hosted Taskserver
You can be in full control of your data.
Pro Lightweight and fast
Taskwarrior is written in the speedy C++ language.
Con Expensive if you buy apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad (all sold separately)
As at May 2016 if buying all three apps it cost $80! That said there is no annual subscription and I've been using Things for years and have only paid once so far.
Con No supported time based/location based alarms
Other apps have these abilities, and they are very useful. Especially for a $10 app, it would be great to include these premium features.
Con Command line interface
A command line interface is a arguably overly verbose, consequently tedious, way to interact with a To Do list.