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Forest: Stay focused

Forest: Stay focused

Seekrtech

Beat phone addiction, eliminate distractions, and double your productivity.

4.6 Ratings 345K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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4.6
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  • Forest is my new favorite app May 13, 2019

    By Jo_Wiley_49
    I’ll be honest: I’m a student, and I spend WAY TOO MUCH time on my phone. It is a major distraction and I can feel myself getting sucked in but was having trouble ever convincing myself to just put it down and get stuff done. I never buy apps (I only go for the free versions of everything) — I literally just paid actual money for my first app ever earlier this year, after owning a smart phone for the past 6 years. This app is well worth the $2. It helps motivate me to stay off my phone when I’m practicing (music student) or trying to get work done. My boyfriend also has the app and we’ve made rooms to help us both focus simultaneously a few times but I’m hoping to get more friends to buy it so I can do this more. It is the perfect combination of motivating and making you feel disappointed in yourself if you slip up 😂 Seriously, it’s so satisfying to watch your forest grow and it’s very easy to use. You can also create new “tags” for why the trees were planted, which I love (I made one specific for practicing which is also a good way to help me keep track of how much practice I do). I had tried setting time limits for screen time/social media through iPhone settings but I’ve already started ignoring that....but Forest is so much more convincing and I just can’t let my sweet little trees die lol. Overall I love love this app and wish I’d heard of it sooner! It’s a relief to have something really hold me accountable for my screen time!
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Princess Bunny K Jeon
    I originally liked this app, however now it wont sync up and keeps telling to connect to the internet. My Internet is working fine. I have another phone and this app works fine with that one. Yet my main phone is having problems. Update... I got ot working now. Thanks
    more
  • Honestly a game-changer Feb 17, 2019

    By KezOnDemand
    Don’t get me wrong, my phone is a useful tool, and I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m addicted to it. However, it’s also a super easy way to waste time you don’t even realize you could be using on other things. I use Forest mostly in small increments, and it keeps me from picking up my phone whenever I have a few free minutes and get bored. Since I don’t actually need or want to be on my phone, the small motivation of growing little bushes and trees is enough for me to direct my attention elsewhere- and it turns out that those few free minutes throughout the day can translate into a lot of extra productivity! Otherwise: initial download price might seem a bit high, but considering that they plant real trees if you make enough coins to buy the option, the $2 is warranted. Coin prices in the app are average, but payment per tree during the week is okay and you can make enough yourself with a little effort (I personally think you should make a little more per tree than they offer, but it’s not a bad amount either). The interface is simple and intuitive, the art is charming and stylistically uniform, and my favorite part- the white noise options- are incredibly helpful for studying and neither overly expensive or so complicated that they become distracting. All in all, great app that I use frequently. $2 has never bought me so much extra productivity.
    more
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Vyacheslav L
    This is a pretty helpful app. I thought it wouldn't be helpful, but it was. So I am satisfied. Just don't give the app to allowe you reaching any other apps and your beautiful tree will be reaching the sky.
  • Amazing App, I Highly Recommend It Apr 18, 2019

    By Boedinator
    I have been slacking off and pushing off a lot of responsibilities lately and recently I heard a student in one of my classes mention this app and how you can grow little trees and a forest and I thought that was amazing, the second I got home I checked out the app and decided to buy it, one of the best $2 I have ever spent, I’m staying way more productive lately and I love seeing the little trees get planted, it has great graphics and design and is really simple to use. When I saw there was also an option in the app to plant real trees to help the environment I thought that was absolutely amazing and made me feel really happy for getting the app and supporting the developers. I have also just recently purchased the other app by the same developers called SleepTown and it is also amazing, it has been helping me have better sleeping habits and I have been way more productive and active during the day and just feel over all happier and healthier and feel like I’m getting my life back on track. I would recommend both of these apps to everyone, I have been telling my family and friends about it a lot and how it’s helped me and they love it too. Over all 10/10 great apps, I hope to see more from the developers in the future and love what they have done to help others 😎👍 🌲🌳🌴🌵🌱🎋🎄🍀 😴👍🌖🏠🏡🏘🏰🏕🏛🏫🏤
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Grayson Lindsey
    Pretty neat app idea, but near impossible to get coins. You basically can get a max of 65 coins for 3 hours, but getting new trees is so expensive. They have a few trees for 600 coins, but there aren't that many, and all the fun ones are at least 1800, most often 2000. Unless you're using this app constantly every single day, it's gonna take months to raise enough coins for a new tree. Also, I love how the developers response to me doesn't relate to my point. Way to actually read feedback 🙄
    more
  • Decrease in Quality Recently & Counterproductive Chrome-to-iOS Sync Issues May 2, 2020

    By maryeliz62442
    PROBLEM: You must improve Chrome-to-app syncing so that we can use and reap the gold rewards for using the chrome extension on multiple devices AND this app on multiple devices. Currently, users are punished (by losing gold) when they run the extension and app simultaneously. For an app rated at #2 in productivity, this seems counterproductive. TIMELINE: This has been an issue for over a year now (there is a Chrome extension complaint about this from Feb 2019). We paid for this app. That means you have the funds to dedicate resources to improving the Forest application. SOLUTION: If you’re worried about players getting gold too quickly by using multiple devices, then input an algorithm that first recognizes when multiple decides are running a session simultaneously. If a user has only one device, then they earn gold normally, with no change to the rate. The gold earned from any simultaneously-running extra devices (eg extensions or app) should be at a lesser rate. I’ve used this app for over a year now, and it’s been good for the most part. However, the Forest app developers need to get it together. For a paid app, I expect better. PROBLEM: App developers have ceased giving users motivators for lengthier sessions. All the new trees have just one stage for all session lengths. That’s laziness. SOLUTION: Make multiple stages for new trees. Low rating to get app dev attention.
    more
  1. An interesting and even fun way to combat phone addiction during work hours
  2. Just open the timer app & plant a tree: but if you leave to open a game or social media instead of continuing to work, your tree will wither & die
  3. The more you work, the more you plant! Earn rewards and plant more seeds to watch your trees grow into a beautiful Forest

Reviewed by Kaylin on August 1, 2018

  • Forest is my new favorite app May 13, 2019

    By Jo_Wiley_49
    I’ll be honest: I’m a student, and I spend WAY TOO MUCH time on my phone. It is a major distraction and I can feel myself getting sucked in but was having trouble ever convincing myself to just put it down and get stuff done. I never buy apps (I only go for the free versions of everything) — I literally just paid actual money for my first app ever earlier this year, after owning a smart phone for the past 6 years. This app is well worth the $2. It helps motivate me to stay off my phone when I’m practicing (music student) or trying to get work done. My boyfriend also has the app and we’ve made rooms to help us both focus simultaneously a few times but I’m hoping to get more friends to buy it so I can do this more. It is the perfect combination of motivating and making you feel disappointed in yourself if you slip up 😂 Seriously, it’s so satisfying to watch your forest grow and it’s very easy to use. You can also create new “tags” for why the trees were planted, which I love (I made one specific for practicing which is also a good way to help me keep track of how much practice I do). I had tried setting time limits for screen time/social media through iPhone settings but I’ve already started ignoring that....but Forest is so much more convincing and I just can’t let my sweet little trees die lol. Overall I love love this app and wish I’d heard of it sooner! It’s a relief to have something really hold me accountable for my screen time!
    more
  • Honestly a game-changer Feb 17, 2019

    By KezOnDemand
    Don’t get me wrong, my phone is a useful tool, and I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m addicted to it. However, it’s also a super easy way to waste time you don’t even realize you could be using on other things. I use Forest mostly in small increments, and it keeps me from picking up my phone whenever I have a few free minutes and get bored. Since I don’t actually need or want to be on my phone, the small motivation of growing little bushes and trees is enough for me to direct my attention elsewhere- and it turns out that those few free minutes throughout the day can translate into a lot of extra productivity! Otherwise: initial download price might seem a bit high, but considering that they plant real trees if you make enough coins to buy the option, the $2 is warranted. Coin prices in the app are average, but payment per tree during the week is okay and you can make enough yourself with a little effort (I personally think you should make a little more per tree than they offer, but it’s not a bad amount either). The interface is simple and intuitive, the art is charming and stylistically uniform, and my favorite part- the white noise options- are incredibly helpful for studying and neither overly expensive or so complicated that they become distracting. All in all, great app that I use frequently. $2 has never bought me so much extra productivity.
    more
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Vyacheslav L
    This is a pretty helpful app. I thought it wouldn't be helpful, but it was. So I am satisfied. Just don't give the app to allowe you reaching any other apps and your beautiful tree will be reaching the sky.
  • Amazing App, I Highly Recommend It Apr 18, 2019

    By Boedinator
    I have been slacking off and pushing off a lot of responsibilities lately and recently I heard a student in one of my classes mention this app and how you can grow little trees and a forest and I thought that was amazing, the second I got home I checked out the app and decided to buy it, one of the best $2 I have ever spent, I’m staying way more productive lately and I love seeing the little trees get planted, it has great graphics and design and is really simple to use. When I saw there was also an option in the app to plant real trees to help the environment I thought that was absolutely amazing and made me feel really happy for getting the app and supporting the developers. I have also just recently purchased the other app by the same developers called SleepTown and it is also amazing, it has been helping me have better sleeping habits and I have been way more productive and active during the day and just feel over all happier and healthier and feel like I’m getting my life back on track. I would recommend both of these apps to everyone, I have been telling my family and friends about it a lot and how it’s helped me and they love it too. Over all 10/10 great apps, I hope to see more from the developers in the future and love what they have done to help others 😎👍 🌲🌳🌴🌵🌱🎋🎄🍀 😴👍🌖🏠🏡🏘🏰🏕🏛🏫🏤
    more
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Aayushi Sharma
    Wonderful just wonderful...... Damm!!!! This app is terrific.... I just love it.... Idk but since I had downloaded this app I am physicologically more focused and studying........ It's good to study and then see ur forest 💗💗 growing..... I am definitely going to buy the premium version it's worth paying 180 rs .....5 on 5 for me..........😊😊😊
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Princess Bunny K Jeon
    I originally liked this app, however now it wont sync up and keeps telling to connect to the internet. My Internet is working fine. I have another phone and this app works fine with that one. Yet my main phone is having problems. Update... I got ot working now. Thanks
    more
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Janine Desa
    Used to love this app. Have pro version. Recently trees started dying within one minute of planting them. I've never had this issue before, it's very frustrating to see my whole forest dead at the end of the day. Don't even get a notification saying the trees have died. My setting for wither trees when leaving the app is off. Don't know why this is happening Edit: did not receive a response but all my trees were restored
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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Zachary Blask
    Great for what it's designed to do and that's to keep you off your phone. Changes to make: I wish I could move the trees in my forest around to create a forest of my own instead of just being randomly placed. It doesn't feel as personal and I think that I'd be more likely to plant trees if I could decorate my forest in my own way. Also getting top 1 in the world medal seems basically impossible unless you wake up in the middle of the night to plant your trees, who's got that dedication
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Tanya Rossi
    Since the update the app won't connect to the internet, even though I have a connection and all other apps are able to. Otherwise I love this app. It has really helped with my focus.
  • Where did my coins go??? Mar 28, 2019

    By Angelacast387
    I was 1 coin away from having 900 coins, enough to buy a new tree and I was very excited. I planted a bush for 10 minutes and now I’m at 867?? You can only imagine my disappointment. Is it charging me to plant trees? If so, then it’s a dumb feature and just makes me want to stop using the app. If it was a bug on your part, then I want my coins back 😡 I worked hard for those. They’re not easy to accumulate. But overall, I’m giving this app 4 stars (5 if I get my coins back). When I was referred by a friend I thought it was silly but it’s literally the only thing that keeps from using my phone when studying. You’d think planting fake trees (you can also save up to plant a real tree) wouldn’t be motivation enough but it is!!! If you convince your friends to buy this app, you can create a room and study together and hold each other accountable! My friends and I compare the trees we have and are always eager to expand our forest. Great app! Just give me coins back 😫. A suggestion: bushes SHOULD NOT cost the same as trees. That’s ridiculous, especially when the price increases with every buy.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Rocket
    It worked for me for a good chunk of time (like 1. 5 days) but then suddenly it kept on crashing and closing the app, which did nothing ot my tree, but it kinda ruined the purpose of the app because I was able to get distracted. I clicked nothing and it just closes. Other apps don't do this. I think it might be because of the stopwatch timer thing after your time expires, because I only just now tried it out and started facing problems. Otherwise it really helped me complete hw.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Roman K
    Was really great before last updates, now is unusable literally. -1⭐ for ignoring reported bugs for WEEKS. -1⭐ for ignoring support emails, quite unprofessional.
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Bethany Charlton
    I love this app helps keep me motivated and is adorable, I have 2 issues though I have a pro account on my phone and linked it to my ipad however it made me pay again for pro version and now neither app is letting me log in to my account specifically so I'm not getting achievements or planting real trees now I have unlocked that option. Tried to message directly however all of the site is in Chinese even after translation option has been used the chat with someone option changes back to Chinese.
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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Kerry Dwin
    Why is the font color white? Up until today, the font color of the note feature for each of the trees was black, and now, the font color is white. It makes it difficult to read what I'm typing. Otherwise, fantastic app. I appreciate the consistent additions made to the store and, as a premium user, the detailed pie charts of time-usage. This app has improved my life significantly, which is why it's important to me to read what I schedule for myself.
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  • Not for me Oct 27, 2019

    By Bobsamurai
    I feel like this is a concentration tracking app more than a productivity app. You plant a tree for every task you wish to concentrate on and if you break your focus (leave the app) the tree will wither. The problem here is that I need to concentrate on work, to work I need to use my phone. This app allows you to create a white list of apps that are required for your task, however this feature is not available in IOS devices. This renders the app to be nothing more than a tea timer and a graph depicting how many times you set the tea timer. You are allowed to create your own tags, but you can’t assign a task to your session until after the session is over, this means that if you read a book 7 days in a row you plant 7 trees instead of continue to water the same tree to keep it alive. I only bought this to be a visualization of my consistency with the various aspects of my life, but the app doesn’t work this way. I don’t see why this app isn’t free with ads considering that one of its most important features does not work on iPhones.
    more
  • Decrease in Quality Recently & Counterproductive Chrome-to-iOS Sync Issues May 2, 2020

    By maryeliz62442
    PROBLEM: You must improve Chrome-to-app syncing so that we can use and reap the gold rewards for using the chrome extension on multiple devices AND this app on multiple devices. Currently, users are punished (by losing gold) when they run the extension and app simultaneously. For an app rated at #2 in productivity, this seems counterproductive. TIMELINE: This has been an issue for over a year now (there is a Chrome extension complaint about this from Feb 2019). We paid for this app. That means you have the funds to dedicate resources to improving the Forest application. SOLUTION: If you’re worried about players getting gold too quickly by using multiple devices, then input an algorithm that first recognizes when multiple decides are running a session simultaneously. If a user has only one device, then they earn gold normally, with no change to the rate. The gold earned from any simultaneously-running extra devices (eg extensions or app) should be at a lesser rate. I’ve used this app for over a year now, and it’s been good for the most part. However, the Forest app developers need to get it together. For a paid app, I expect better. PROBLEM: App developers have ceased giving users motivators for lengthier sessions. All the new trees have just one stage for all session lengths. That’s laziness. SOLUTION: Make multiple stages for new trees. Low rating to get app dev attention.
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Grayson Lindsey
    Pretty neat app idea, but near impossible to get coins. You basically can get a max of 65 coins for 3 hours, but getting new trees is so expensive. They have a few trees for 600 coins, but there aren't that many, and all the fun ones are at least 1800, most often 2000. Unless you're using this app constantly every single day, it's gonna take months to raise enough coins for a new tree. Also, I love how the developers response to me doesn't relate to my point. Way to actually read feedback 🙄
    more

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