When comparing TOMAHAWK vs Rage, the Slant community recommends TOMAHAWK for most people. In the question“What are the best media players for Linux?” TOMAHAWK is ranked 6th while Rage is ranked 14th.
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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 Fully customizable
Since it is written with efl there is basically everything possible that you can imagine.
A very lightweight media player, with almost no dependencies.
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 Customization is hard
Customization is done in efl which uses a C-like syntax.