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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
Initial release 3 June 2008 (2008-06-03)
Stable release 2.3.0 / 15 January 2014 (2014-01-15)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Task management, Time management
License MIT License
Website .orgtaskwarrior

Taskwarrior is an open-source, cross platform time and task management tool. It has a command-line interface rather than a graphical user interface.

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.

According to its author, Taskwarrior was created "to address layout and feature issues"[1] in the Todo.txt applications popularized by Gina Trapani.[2]


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, etc.) [3]

Typical Workflow

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.

Listing Tasks

$ 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.

Creating a task with due dates, recurrences, and tags

$ task add Mow the lawn project:Lawnwork due:tomorrow recur:biweekly +home
Created task 1.


  • Issue 124 of the UK Linux Format magazine (November 2009) featured Taskwarrior in its Hot Picks section.[4]
  • RadioTux Talk #137 (July 2011, German) chose Taskwarrior as Hot Pick[5]
  • FLOSS Weekly dedicated episode 175 (July 2011) to Taskwarrior[6]

See also


  1. ^ About Taskwarrior, Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Todo.txt Future-proof task tracking in a file you control
  3. ^ Task 2.0.0 NEWS file
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ FLOSS Weekly 175, TWiT.TV

External links

  • Official website
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