When comparing Taskwarrior vs Omnifocus, the Slant community recommends Taskwarrior for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform to do list apps?” Taskwarrior is ranked 8th while Omnifocus is ranked 55th. 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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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 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 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 Self-hosted Taskserver
You can be in full control of your data.
Pro Defer date
Omnifocus allows users to setup the "defer date" which can be treated as "start date". Tasks will not be marked as available until that date, which should help to focus on the "available" task only.
Pro Forecast summary
The forecast summary shows a quick digest of the tasks you have for the day. You can select any day to quickly see what tasks you have planned that day. For extra functionality you can connect with the iPhone’s Calender app, which allows you to also see any other events you have planned that day.
Pro See an overview of all tasks via "Perspective"
The Perspective section allows you to see an overview of the tasks you have set. It also allows you to set contexts or see things you have flagged.
Pro Nearby and context-sensitive tasks
OmniFocus 2 allows you to set up contexts for tasks in certain areas. This makes sure you never miss a task when you're out running errands and happen to be near something you need to do.
Con Command line interface
A command line interface is a arguably overly verbose, consequently tedious, way to interact with a To Do list.
Con Mac and iOS only
Omnifocus doesn’t work on non-Apple platforms.