Taskwarrior 1.9.x demonstrating colored themes.
|Original author(s)||Paul Beckingham|
|Developer(s)||Paul Beckingham, Federico Hernandez, David J Patrick, John Florian, Cory Donnelly, Johannes Schlatow, Dirk Deimeke, Scott Kostyshak, Renato Alves, Wim Schuermann, Tomas Babej|
|Initial release||3 June 2008|
2.5.1 / 24 February 2016
|Operating system||Windows (Cygwin), Linux, Mac OS X, BSD|
|Type||Task management, Time management|
Taskwarrior uses concepts and techniques described in Getting Things Done by David Allen, but is paradigm-agnostic in that it does not require users to adhere to any given life-management philosophy.
With Timewarrior the authors offer an accompanying tool to track time spent on projects. Configuration allows e. g. to define recurring breaks such as lunch time. The documention notes that "Timewarrior focusses on accurately recording time already spent, whereas Taskwarrior looks forward to work that is not yet done."
Taskwarrior's source code is freely available and can be compiled and run on a variety of architectures and operating systems, or installed using binaries obtained with common package management tools: (apt, Fink, yum, dnf, etc.)
Taskwarrior comprises three main commands: add, list, and done. All other functionality – recurrences, tags, priorities, etc. – are optional.
Adding a task
$ task add Pick up keys to the new apartment Created task 1.
$ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description 1 4 secs Pick up keys to the new apartment 1 task
Marking a task as completed
$ task 1 done Completed 1 'Pick up keys to the new apartment'. Marked 1 task as done.
$ task add Mow the lawn project:Lawnwork due:tomorrow recur:biweekly +home Created task 1.
When used in conjunction with Taskserver, can sync tasks into the cloud, and indirectly with other clients/devices.
- Issue 124 of the UK Linux Format magazine (November 2009) featured Taskwarrior in its Hot Picks section.
- RadioTux Talk #137 (July 2011, German) chose Taskwarrior as Hot Pick
- FLOSS Weekly dedicated episode 175 (July 2011) to Taskwarrior
- Linux Voice featured tutorial to Taskwarrior in 6th issue.
- Taskwarrior Git Repository
- About Taskwarrior, Archived April 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Todo.txt Future-proof task tracking in a file you control
- Task 2.0.0 NEWS file
- FLOSS Weekly 175, TWiT.TV
- "Linux Voice Issue 6, FOSS section" (PDF).