When comparing Habitica 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 7th while Habitica is ranked 21st. 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 Gamifies the process to motivate
The app takes cues from role playing games by having a system that rewards certain behavior with experience points, levels, and gear upgrades. It also allows you to set custom rewards that you come up with yourself such as watching an episode of your favorite TV show.
Pro Can use peer pressure to motivate
The app allows creating a party with other people and go on a quest together. Here, your actions affect not just you, but everyone else in the party as well. If you fail a task, the party loses health, if you complete a task, the party gains experience, etc.
Taskwarrior has many front-ends, services, extensions, hook scripts, and capsules available. Taskwarrior keeps a list of contributed tools on their site.
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 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 Supported internationally
It has UTF8 support and is translated into many languages.
Taskworrior allows you to define custom attributes and reports to your needs.
Pro Lightweight and fast
Taskwarrior is written in the speedy C++ language.
Pro Tasks stored in plain text files locally
Future-proof and easily integrated with version control system. You never lose access to your data.
Pro Self-hosted Taskserver
You can be in full control of your data.
Con Occasional bugs and laggyness
The app is still in beta and has the occasional bug to work out.
Con Can cause needless stress
As with most gamified systems it includes punishments for failures. Fear of failure can cause stress and failures can demotivate.
Con Command line interface
A command line interface is a arguably overly verbose, consequently tedious, way to interact with a To Do list.