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Forest: Stay focused

Forest: Stay focused

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

4.5 Ratings 312K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Elle Mclauchlan
    It's such a great app! It's easy to focus with, and even blocks you when you leave the app. It even contributes towards the environment! My only problem is I think it should allow you to access apps related to your study, such as Quizlet, or Microsoft Teams. When I try to access them it blocks me, so I have to do my online study from a different device.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By yana
    I love this app! brings me much productivity and I kinda addicted to use this app😂 This app is more fun when you get along with friends to have study session together. But, it have some irritated bugs. When I join a session, waiting for the session to start, I off my phone. Then I come back after 30 minutes, my phone showed that the session hasn't start yet. when it actually has started. Pls fix there. It currently happened to me often
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  • Great for studying Dec 19, 2020

    By Disarray Human Being
    Honestly, I’m the type of person who just suddenly goes on my phone or laptop in the middle of doing homework, projects, etc. It’s especially been a problem since this new school year started. This app has helped me quite a lot, though sometimes I forget to plant a tree before I begin completing assignments. It’s helped with decreasing the amount of time I spend on schoolwork, and makes me feel like I’m doing so much more. Whenever I do reach over to my phone and am about to do something besides studying, like scrolling through Instagram, I’d open it and see the tree on my screen. Then, I’d ask myself, “Do I really want the tree to die?” I’d say no. In the beginning of using this app, I was always close to using my phone while the tree is growing. I began to develop a mentality after a few days that I should finish my homework before going on my phone and do other things. Of course, I sometimes still do it when I don’t use Forest, but I feel as if I’ve lessened the amount. This is the first productivity app I’ve used, and I’ve always seen people recommend it. It’s definitely an app worth the money. You can use it on your laptop or computer as well, as a Chrome extension (which is what I started out with). It’s simple to use, and has a minimalistic aesthetic that I really enjoy. Overall, it’s a great app.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Hannah M
    I remember having this app on my iPhone a few years ago and loved it. However, I recently downloaded onto my android phone and it is so much more difficult to navigate. Not to mention, the notifications don't work and are super delayed. So it doesn't tell me that my tree has been planted until i literally go on my phone (which this app is trying to get me to do less off) 😭 counter intuitive. Really hope this glitch is fixed because I love this app and the idea behind it 🤞
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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Mohammad Frz
    Sorry I don't like it because Need more features. Disabling wifi,do not disturb turn on or off,play sound even if phone is in silent mode,play sound in highest volume even in low volume, etc . I won't use it until having these important features. Other apps having these feautrus even more.
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  • Dec 27, 2020

    By thierry klougbo
    This app was really great at the beginning. I really like the idea of it. But it has been some time now that I have started to notice some issues: - It has become very slow. Like it is not THAT slow, but for an app that is meant to be used all day long almost every day - I'm a full time student ;) - it does feel a little slow. - It has difficulties updating the time you spend studying in the "friends" window. My friends and I always have to go into the settings to make it update the time. Now I do not know if this is because of some android interrupt restrictions, but it would be great if you guys can fix this, because it simply makes the app less trustworthy. - Can we plzzzzz have more trees?? At the beginning the trees were very interesting to buy and to plant. But now I notice that even though most of the trees are fictional, they still are a little boring. And there aren't that many of them to begin with.
    more
  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Remi Boulier
    Useless. I PAID to use this app. I can't recover my account after changing phone, not only because the button is inaccessible (and burried in menus) but because you can't if you have multiple Google accounts on your device! They suggest you to log out from all of them instead of managing the issue properly (which I can't, I don't have only this app on my phone lol!). And they don't even bother replying to direct emails. Shameful.
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  • Jan 4, 2021

    By weida rowanxah
    I loved your application. Just enjoying focusing on my work and collecting coins and unlucking new trees meantime. But after updating, I lost the trees I unlocked before! And I can't unlock them again unless I upgrade to pro version! It's not fair! It was ok if you put the trees which were in free version into pro version. But losing the trees I unlocked before?!! Not acceptable!
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  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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Great for studying Dec 19, 2020

    By Disarray Human Being
    Honestly, I’m the type of person who just suddenly goes on my phone or laptop in the middle of doing homework, projects, etc. It’s especially been a problem since this new school year started. This app has helped me quite a lot, though sometimes I forget to plant a tree before I begin completing assignments. It’s helped with decreasing the amount of time I spend on schoolwork, and makes me feel like I’m doing so much more. Whenever I do reach over to my phone and am about to do something besides studying, like scrolling through Instagram, I’d open it and see the tree on my screen. Then, I’d ask myself, “Do I really want the tree to die?” I’d say no. In the beginning of using this app, I was always close to using my phone while the tree is growing. I began to develop a mentality after a few days that I should finish my homework before going on my phone and do other things. Of course, I sometimes still do it when I don’t use Forest, but I feel as if I’ve lessened the amount. This is the first productivity app I’ve used, and I’ve always seen people recommend it. It’s definitely an app worth the money. You can use it on your laptop or computer as well, as a Chrome extension (which is what I started out with). It’s simple to use, and has a minimalistic aesthetic that I really enjoy. Overall, it’s a great app.
    more
  • Dec 26, 2020

    By Shubham Jain
    This is such a fantastic app. But the time taken to solve out problem that I'm facing for last 10-15 days is leaving the counter-effect. Instead of being focused, I'm more distracted because I am unable to plant any tree and it crashes my phone every now and then. Reported so many times and uploaded every data they asked for but in vain. 1 star is for that !!!! I purchased premium and now I've to go through all this.
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  • Great app May 8, 2019

    By Peace4KT
    I love this that it helps me stay focused and I can get enough of it you get trees and depending on how long your focus for depends how many coins you get because every 20 minutes you get seven points but anything like 25 minutes or how are you hat you can plant a tree anything lower than 25 minutes is a bush and any cool events you get cool trees the best part is is that you can’t buy anything but you can’t pay for coins you can’t cheat so the only way to get coins is you have to play the app for a while and it’s not technically a gameTechnically it’s not a game but such a cool thing to have if you’re having trouble staying focused like me I would totally recommend this app but anyone who is looking for a game to play don’t take this up but if your having a little bit of trouble I suggest taking a try at it it will be deafly worth the while of two box rather than going for the cheaper version the free one which was Flor at no offense but the only way you can login is my Facebook but this one is much more accurate and definitely the more original version I would’ve definitely done this if this was definitely free but it still worth two dollars you pay at the very beginning I would totally go for this app if you are really need some help focusing.
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Elle Mclauchlan
    It's such a great app! It's easy to focus with, and even blocks you when you leave the app. It even contributes towards the environment! My only problem is I think it should allow you to access apps related to your study, such as Quizlet, or Microsoft Teams. When I try to access them it blocks me, so I have to do my online study from a different device.
    more
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By yana
    I love this app! brings me much productivity and I kinda addicted to use this app😂 This app is more fun when you get along with friends to have study session together. But, it have some irritated bugs. When I join a session, waiting for the session to start, I off my phone. Then I come back after 30 minutes, my phone showed that the session hasn't start yet. when it actually has started. Pls fix there. It currently happened to me often
    more
  • 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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  • Fun and works, but needs more features Aug 10, 2020

    By Nouveau_Riche
    So far I’m actively using it and having fun with it. I do feel more rewarded and accomplished when I finish a task which makes studying more fun and working from home less of a chore. It was definitely worth the $2! I think a reading feature would help though, especially for studying. It operates strictly on a timer, but say you need to read two chapters before tomorrow. It’s really hard to tell how long that will take. If you take to the material easily, it won’t take nearly as long as you expected to finish but if you stop the timer early you don’t get rewarded. So a checklist or task feature that maybe worked it conjunction with the timer would be better, something where you could mark a task as completed without being pinged because you got it done quicker than you thought. This could also work well if you’re trying to get chores done without getting distracted. Right now, this is better for work or sleep when you know you’re only going to be doing it for a set amount of time.
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  • A pleasurable experience Mar 3, 2020

    By DustyTrilby
    I have picked up forest a few times through the years as a means to re-train myself to be focused. The premise is simple: you are betting against yourself. Accessing your phone costs you a beautiful little tree in your forest. It is also kind of fun like a game, "how can I shape my forest?" So, you have many motivations to not access your phone. At the end of the day, you see your forest with few (or preferably no) dead trees and you can say, "I did a good job today." The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is the inherent limitations of such an app: it cannot differentiate between uses of the phone. For example, if I need to access my photos because I took a photo of a whiteboard in a meeting, I can't until the focus period ends. There is a mode that let's you cheat, but that defeats the purpose of the app. There is no solution to this, as that would defeat privacy measures in the phone. But, maybe that is a good result: changing your habits to discourage productive dependence on the computer in your pocket.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Hannah M
    I remember having this app on my iPhone a few years ago and loved it. However, I recently downloaded onto my android phone and it is so much more difficult to navigate. Not to mention, the notifications don't work and are super delayed. So it doesn't tell me that my tree has been planted until i literally go on my phone (which this app is trying to get me to do less off) 😭 counter intuitive. Really hope this glitch is fixed because I love this app and the idea behind it 🤞
    more
  • Dec 27, 2020

    By thierry klougbo
    This app was really great at the beginning. I really like the idea of it. But it has been some time now that I have started to notice some issues: - It has become very slow. Like it is not THAT slow, but for an app that is meant to be used all day long almost every day - I'm a full time student ;) - it does feel a little slow. - It has difficulties updating the time you spend studying in the "friends" window. My friends and I always have to go into the settings to make it update the time. Now I do not know if this is because of some android interrupt restrictions, but it would be great if you guys can fix this, because it simply makes the app less trustworthy. - Can we plzzzzz have more trees?? At the beginning the trees were very interesting to buy and to plant. But now I notice that even though most of the trees are fictional, they still are a little boring. And there aren't that many of them to begin with.
    more
  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Julchen Beilschmidt
    I really love the concept of this app and even bought the premium version, but for the last few days I was unable to open the app. I thought this might be because I was part of the Beta program, but even after I left the Beta I still couldn't open the app. Please fix this.
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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Mohammad Frz
    Sorry I don't like it because Need more features. Disabling wifi,do not disturb turn on or off,play sound even if phone is in silent mode,play sound in highest volume even in low volume, etc . I won't use it until having these important features. Other apps having these feautrus even more.
    more
  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Remi Boulier
    Useless. I PAID to use this app. I can't recover my account after changing phone, not only because the button is inaccessible (and burried in menus) but because you can't if you have multiple Google accounts on your device! They suggest you to log out from all of them instead of managing the issue properly (which I can't, I don't have only this app on my phone lol!). And they don't even bother replying to direct emails. Shameful.
    more
  • Jan 4, 2021

    By weida rowanxah
    I loved your application. Just enjoying focusing on my work and collecting coins and unlucking new trees meantime. But after updating, I lost the trees I unlocked before! And I can't unlock them again unless I upgrade to pro version! It's not fair! It was ok if you put the trees which were in free version into pro version. But losing the trees I unlocked before?!! Not acceptable!
    more
  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Angel
    with the newest update i have to give permissions im not comfortable with, but without the permissions its as good as useless, it lets me access whatever app without the tree withering. i will no longer be using this app unless they restore the previous version, or there is an option for deep focus without so many sketchy permission requests, like they had before.
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