When comparing TOMAHAWK vs Parole, the Slant community recommends TOMAHAWK for most people. In the question“What are the best media players for Linux?” TOMAHAWK is ranked 6th while Parole is ranked 18th.
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Pro Innovative music inbox
Pro Familiar interface
TOMAHAWK uses a familiar panned interface that users have become accustomed to within other music players.
Pro Plays from online third-party sources
You can connect Tomahawk with Spotify, Google Play Music, Last.FM, YouTube, Soundcloud, and a lot of other online sources. This means you have instant access to virtually any song you could ever want - even remixes (especially on YouTube) from this one program.
Pro Beautiful Design
TOMAHAWK has one of the best modern design
Pro Based on GStreamer
It's based on the GStreamer framework so it supports all GStreamer codes and plugins.
Con Cover songs show up in mixes
Amateur cover songs have a habbit of finding their way into mixes which means TOMAHAWK has trouble telling the difference.
Con Lacks some polish
While listening to music, the music area doesn't scroll along with the music. Also, some of the plugins are slow to respond and they each provide a slightly different experience with which information they show, and how they show it (there isn't a standard format).
Con Development seems to have stalled
This project's github readme.md states that the project is abandoned, although some people appear to be contributing still.
Con Tries to be a Audio and Video player at the same time
So it will never be the perfect audio or video player
Con Menu navigation is poor
There are no icons inside the menus which makes them very uncomfortable and slow to browse.
Depending on your desktop environment it could have some huge dependencies for example it needs GStreamer and its codecs plus GTK and some Xfce libaries.