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A Web Interface for Taskwarrior

A lightweight, Sinatra-based web interface for the wonderful Taskwarrior todo application.

Check out the Live Demo.

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  • ruby >= 1.9 (support for ruby < 1.9 is very unlikely, but pull requests are gladly accepted).

For building native extensions on Linux could be required the following packages:

  • ruby-dev
  • make
  • gcc


gem install taskwarrior-web

This will install an executable called task-web


task-web at your terminal to start it up. This will start the process, background it, and open the URL in your browser.

It uses Vegas to make the Sinatra app into an executable, so all options for Vegas are valid for task-web. Type task-web -h for more options.


The current featureset includes:

  • Viewing tasks sorted and grouped in various ways.
  • Creating a new task with a due date, project, and tags.
  • Editing and deleting tasks (only task >= 2.0).
  • task-web will pull your task config (from .taskrc) and use it to determine date formatting and when an upcoming task should be marked as "due".
  • If you are on a Mac and use, you get a dock badge showing the number of pending tasks.
  • Optional HTTP Basic authentication.


You can also run taskwarrior-web using docker. This approach requires docker and docker-compose to be installed.

The command below builds new image from the source and runs service.

make run

By default task-web is listening on 5678 port. Adjust service configuration in docker/docker-compose.yml.

Reporting Bugs

To report a bug, use the Github issue tracker. Since taskwarrior-web works with several different versions of task, using many different configurations, please include the output from task _version and either the output of task show or a copy of your .taskrc file when filing a bug. This helps us reproduce bugs easier.

Here is an example of a good bug report.


  • This project is not developed by the Taskwarrior team. Obviously, taskwarrior-web extends Taskwarrior, but the projects are separate.
  • task-web is mostly designed to run locally. As such, security is not of the highest priority. You may find that things such as CSRF protection are lacking. If things like this are important to you, please file an issue or a pull request.