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Forest - stay focused
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## Top productivity app in 126 countries. More than 2 million satisfied paying users. Featured in Apple's "Amazing Apps" TV commercial. ## staying focused with the cutest gamified timer. ## Over 380,000 real trees were planted on Earth by our users. "Forest works well, and if your goal is to be more in the moment, ignore your phone and actually talk to your friends when you are with them, this is the app for you."— The New York Times "In order to establish new, better habits, it's helpful to engage with tools that make it easier to reinforce them. For anyone looking to curtail their phone usage, the forest app might be for you."— Business Insider If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, make you self-motivated and get more things done. stay focused. Be present! stay focused • A interesting way to help you beat phone addiction and overcome distraction • Turn your focused moments into a lush forest. GET MOTIVATED • Earn rewards and unlock more than 30 new tree species and white noises. • Share your forest and compete with friends and users around the world. • Plant trees along with friends & family. • Unlock achievements and earn extra rewards. • Plant real trees on Earth and protect the environment with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future. STATISTICS • Manage your own tags and view detailed statistics of your time distribution. • Browse your weekly, monthly and even your yearly big forest. • Track your focused time in the Apple Health App. • Track your daily phone usage and screen time. • Recall memories of your planting journey with our brand new Forest Timeline! It's never to late to build up productive habits! NOTICE • Forest is an app available for both iPhone and iPad, and can be accessed across all iOS devices with a one-time purchase. To download or unlock non iOS version of Forest, this requires a separate purchase. However, by logging into the same account, the account data can be synchronized across all platforms. • Due to budget constraint, the number of real trees each user can plant is limited to five. We will be introducing limited time events that will allow users to plant more real trees. Please follow our social media page or check the in-app announcement for more updates. • There is only one version of Forest on the App Store. Other apps that are similar and mimics Forest are not developed by the forest team. Thank you for your support! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forestapp.cc/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/forestapp_cc Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forest_app/ We also provide browser extensions. Find out more on www.forestapp.cc!
Great tool to be present and disciplined
by NealForreal on 2019/02/17 16:25
If you’re looking for an app to keep you from going down a social media or procrastination rabbit hole, this is the one for you. Very nice to use app with incentive to spend more time being present to unlock more foliage to build in your forest.
Overcharged me
by sprinkles67v9 on 2019/02/17 01:27
It said the app costs $1.99, but I was billed $2.11. It’s not a big difference, but I don’t like when apps are deceptive and misleading for no reason at all.
Loving this app for me and the family :)
by Trishaconnect on 2019/02/16 22:15
Thank you!!
Great app for focusing
by Aamir121 on 2019/02/16 22:08
People need to use this app when studying and even hanging out with friends so you're not constantly disconnected. Great idea and execution. Thank you Forest creators.
Innovative and Helpful
by Elsa_the_ice_Queen on 2019/02/16 19:54
This app helps me stay on task and makes it fun for me to work. With the added incentive of planting real trees, it makes me want to work hard for long periods of time. Overall, this is a really great app and I highly recommend it.
Growing Rooms could be better
by Shaineh_Nicole on 2019/02/16 18:49
I really like the app because it helps to incentivize focus and keeping your phone down while studying or working. I was really excited that I could grow trees with friends in the Room feature, but I dislike that you have to enter a room code for each day and that you have to be focusing at the exact same time. It would be nice if you can make a room among friends that can be saved and the each friend could contribute to the room at different times and not be confined to their friend’s study time.
Great for kicking the bedtime screen habit
by Betsey in WOO on 2019/02/16 13:44
I set this for 2 hours at bedtime so I can’t scroll mindlessly at bed time. I wish you could do longer times to keep me off it all night, but it does help. The trees are really pretty.
duoduo695055
by duoduo695055 on 2019/02/15 16:26
help me focus on my study
Amazeballs
by Absnisshkskdh on 2019/02/15 13:58
Can't study without it!
Great Pomodoro App
by luysome on 2019/02/15 04:39
Planting trees is way more fun than tomatoes.
Wow. This app is gooooooooooddd
by lmday19 on 2019/02/15 03:13
I sometimes have trouble focusing on my boring homework. My mom bought me this app and I love it. I helps me focus and get my work done. I love how you can see your little virtual forest, and how you can get different plants, and how there is relaxing sounds. I really love that they REWARD you for focusing on your stuff. I can’t list everything, or this review would be like a book. To summarize, I love the app. It’s awesome.
It does help you get away from your phone.
by Joey_O. on 2019/02/15 02:38
This is a great app that does help you concentrate in whatever activity you are looking forward to do. However, I think it still can get better, there's still a lot of room for improvement. Something I think would be nice is a different point of view of the forest. Maybe a 3D kind of exploring through it or something more enticing to the eye. A more dynamic environment with more customization. This would make me wanna use the app a lot more frequently. Above all great app, keep the hard work please!
This app is a GODSEND
by Jram1157 on 2019/02/15 02:22
I have just the absolute worst habit of procrastination, and I have no idea what else to do to help me stop being such a sleaze-bag and stop sleazing around and shirking my homework and studying. I needed something to take my Sleaze level way down from Super Saiyan Sleaze God to, like, just a regular Super Saiyan Sleaze. One day, during my procrastination addiction, I was looking though some apps and I saw it: Forest-Stay Focused. I immediately felt drawn. “I’ll just keep procrastinating and sleazing it up while I check out this app,” I thought. Unbeknownst to my Sleazy Habits, this app would soon become the death them. I use it all the time and have gone from not studying or doing homework at all, to working on homework and studying for over 3 solid hours a day (and growing! As is my forest!). This app is awesome, and I can actually feel my Super Saiyan Sleaze Power leave me. Best $2 I ever spent. If you think about it, I’m only giving up like, a snickers bar and like, one or two 4-packs of Wrigley’s gum. Also, I can’t wait to unlock mushrooms and start sleazing it up with them.
An amazing app!
by cdh206 on 2019/02/15 00:48
This app has helped my productivity levels so much! Studying, reading, working, or just enjoying quality time with people is easier when you break yourself of the habit of picking up the phone every time you get an alert. I love this app so much and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
multiplayer mode never worked
by OliverZ13 on 2019/02/14 21:52
Please fix it
Great little tool for productivity
by Jonathan Raz on 2019/02/14 20:01
This app has been very useful to improving productivity in a positive way. I’m always a big fan of positive reinforcement, and this is a great tool for that.
Bought it for my iPad
by Chago1028 on 2019/02/14 16:11
This is a great app. I really like the way the settings and options within the app. The only thing is that I can seem to adapt to using this app in my iPad because I always have it connected to a keyboard which is seen in landscape mode. Well this app is not in landscape mode so, my head tilts every time I have to use it. But, I am sure it will come with the updates soon. Keep up the great work!
ADD /ADHD
by Match_Cat on 2019/02/14 05:05
Great for add sufferers. I need rewards/punishment to make sure I study so this is awesome. Also great for watching movies, eating, and sleeping. Nice little app to make you more conscious.
I like it
by MrTopNotchGear on 2019/02/13 21:32
Good app!
Worth it!
by SO EXCITED✨ on 2019/02/13 20:46
I love this app! It really keeps you disconnected and the tree you get as a reward really helps with that.
Helpful
by searching for HASED on 2019/02/13 17:31
This app really helps me set times to get work done and not interact with my phone. I if you need something to help you carve out undistracted time I would encourage you to use Forest.
Keeps me honest
by Killobot94 on 2019/02/13 07:27
Love this app. It keeps me liable for my actions while studying. I used to just keep my phone in my car when I studied; but now I can grow a forest! :3
Good iOS app, underwhelming watch app
by sw.agn on 2019/02/12 21:49
The app works well on iOS but leaves lots to be desired for the watch app. On the watch app, all you can do is look at the forest. You CANNOT plant a tree/start a timer. The complication doesn't show remaining time properly either(as shown in the 3rd watch app screenshot). Had high expectations because of the reviews but was pretty disappointed so far.
Muy buena
by MrKarlos180000083 on 2019/02/12 21:33
En tan solo 1 mes he logrado reducir el uso de mi cell. Antes lo usaba 6 horas diarias, gracias a esta app ahora lo uso solo 3 horas
Amazing product
by abeesen22 on 2019/02/12 20:50
This is the first review I have ever written! This app is exceptional !!! It’s made me more productive then ever , I use this app with the pomodoro technique to get stuff done. Highly recommend it!
Simple perfection
by Borshborsh on 2019/02/12 17:40
I’ve been using this for weeks now to help keep me focused. I’ve definitely seen a boost in my productivity. The interface is simple. I can track my focus on work for my job and home separately by using different types of trees. The background sounds are helpful as well.
Does what it says on the tin
by annakatet on 2019/02/12 13:37
You grow trees and bushes for not looking at your phone. I like the more “complex” trees for longer time periods and that you can turn on a setting to get coins even after your preplanned time period runs out. It doesn’t block notifications, which I appreciate. I wish there were somewhat better faqs or at least a way to figure out why it planted four dead trees for one failed session.
SO Useful for Homework
by BarkingUptheRightTree on 2019/02/12 08:11
This app is so useful for being present during study times, work, or even studying with friends. This app gives my friends and I have study parties, and this app gives all 5 of us the ability to stay committed and motivated together, even from other continents. So happy with this app.
Probably would have failed all my classes without it
by @miserycircus on instagram on 2019/02/12 02:53
This app is wonderful. I get the worst feeling when the little tree dies, and so this app works wonderfully at keeping me off my phone. It’s helped me get away and study, but also keep me off of my phone before bed. I highly recommend! (If you need to message someone REAL QUICK you can leave the app for a few seconds, and just double click your home button to go back. I would not change this feature.)
Great App!
by Autumn Brutyn on 2019/02/11 21:13
I love this app, it helps me stay focused while writing.
It Really Works
by olie0lamd on 2019/02/11 20:19
I get distracted at work easily and always reach for my phone. This app has helped me save countless hours off my phone during work hours and has helped me become more productive. I actually feel shame when I open my phone while the app is running and it tells me to put my phone down. App is easy to use and understand and I would recommend for anyone who needs help keeping away from their phone during work hours.
Really nice app.
by Melizz20 on 2019/02/11 16:18
It helps so much with productivity.
My Time Spent Off My Phone Has Increased Incredulously
by MustacheInTime on 2019/02/11 01:05
This app is particularly phenomenal at keeping you off your phone, as the risk of killing a tree you have spent time growing overshadows the drive to use your device. For me, I have an added incentive to grow trees in order to save up and purchase the “Grow A Real Tree” option. 2$ may seem like a lot at first, but after owning the app for a month now I could see myself paying more for it.
Forest
by kittylulu23 on 2019/02/10 23:54
I love Forest. For someone who procrastinated a lot it helps me stay focused and on task. I do think you should get more coins every time you grow a tree though, but overall it is totally worth the money!
love
by demarro2 on 2019/02/10 18:33
very good for studying
Very good app but I have some suggestions...
by Anahi182 on 2019/02/10 18:03
This app has cut down my phone dependency by so much!! I went from using my phone on average 8-9 hours a day and now it’s 3.5 hours a day!! (I got these numbers from the screen time app on my phone). This is so awesome, my productivity has never been this high. However, is there a way to restrict the amount of hours people are putting in that are unrealistic? I was trying to get to the top 100, maybe even top 50 in the global ranks so I could get the reward in the achievements page of the app but it was impossible. I checked out how many minutes the top 10 have and they’re each almost at 10,000! How?! That’s over 23 hours a day! This round ends today and it’s just sad how I’ll never be able to reach the top 100, top 50, or top 10 because some people literally go out of their way to plant a tree every 2 hours. The rewards are part of what make the app so much fun 😞😞😞
The tree prices!!
by عصبانة بايته on 2019/02/10 17:46
Why do the prices keep getting more and more expensive each time I purchase a one of them!!! It doesn’t make any sense!! Why would you do that!! I want a refund!
Great app
by Lin chaoxiaobin on 2019/02/10 17:07
I have used this app for two days and it really works. It helps me to concentrate on my study instead of my cellphone. I love it.
Helps me focus, rewards are nice
by TimTomSr on 2019/02/08 21:59
This app definitely has increased my productivity and is worth the low price. It’s nice to have a pomodoro app that tries to stop you from using your phone when you need to focus rather than just serving as a timer. The rewards are also nice and help motivate me to keep using the app since I like to use the app’s white noise sounds while I work.
Useful and pretty!
by K squared 12 on 2019/02/08 17:03
I actually use this daily, versus other apps that do the same thing. Best one I’ve found so far - easy to use, pretty, witty, and I can see the results of my focus (both in my work and in the Forest). ❤️
Polished
by swash.schwa on 2019/02/08 16:14
I was hesitant at first that the price would be worth it, but have been delighted at the polish of this app that others lack. I first tried Flora, a similar app that I believe originated in the same university lab, because it was free and has all of the same basic functionality as this app. However, the developers of this app have thought through the UX much more carefully, and the result is a useful and fun way to put my phone down and focus. Recommended!
Please fix Room feature!
by pumstah on 2019/02/08 12:01
I love this app for all the reasons that other reasons have mentioned before. As med students, it’s been a great motivator for me and my friends to focus and study. Which brings me to my next point - we have noticed that most (95%) of the time we invite a friend to a room to share a tree, the other person does not receive a notification. We’ve had to resort to entering the room code which is arduous especially if we are not physically together at that junction in time. There have been several occasions where the other individual has successfully received an invitation to join the room but that has become less and less often. Please fix this feature because we love it!
Yes ma’am
by Toffeethebunny7 on 2019/02/07 23:24
❤️❤️❤️
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by Arabella intersteller boots on 2019/02/07 22:26
Great app for studying, wish I could change the landscape though. That would be cool
Okay
by mylesofconfetti on 2019/02/07 19:57
I don’t like how there’s no timer when you’re on the lock screen. You have to physically go into the app to see how much time you have left. However, when you unlock your phone to do that, it counts it as “looking at your phone” so your time gets broken up. I also don’t like how every time you buy something, the prices of everything else go up. That’s the opposite of a motivating factor to me.
Incredible and Effective
by HelloLovelies on 2019/02/07 17:52
I’ve never written a review for an app before because no app has had such an extreme effect on my life. I was horribly addicted to Reddit. I was spending 5-6 hours scrolling my life away reading one forgettable post after another. I tried content blockers but addiction just made me delete them when I needed to mindlessly scroll. This app is different. The fact that it’s like a game where you can watch beautiful things grow and even make a real difference by planting a tree in the real forest is so motivating. Now when I start scrolling I plant a two hour tree so I can read, practice music, do yoga, or a multitude of other productive things. Thank you so much for creating a wonderful app! Looking forward to more trees and more updates in the future :) One suggestion. I think it’d be really cool if you could have a custom forest where you could pick and choose trees and bushes to decorate your own plot of land!
Motivated
by k8kett on 2019/02/07 17:17
Love how motivated I feel to get things done and the end outcome of planting a real tree! Great way to track and visually see progress!
great app
by r e l i a b l e s o u r c e on 2019/02/07 05:20
Awesome app only downside is you have to pay
Amazing
by Havsber on 2019/02/07 02:50
I’ve never been more productive in my life!
Cute and effective
by YolkoOno on 2019/02/07 02:29
Only works if you feel guilty for the lives of cute little digital trees
Love it!
by Ewitches on 2019/02/06 18:16
The trees are cute and the reminders are helpful. Love that you can grow a real tree in the real world.
Denise
by speechiewoman17 on 2019/02/06 13:47
Love Forest ❤️❤️❤️ A fun way to keep me off my phone! It works!
Great way to keep being focused
by Kevnrocz on 2019/02/06 05:50
I use this app daily and I love it. Every time I have the urge to grab my phone I remember how strong my virtual tree is growing. The last thing I would want for that tree is to kill it because of my lack of focus. In the end it’s kind of satisfying to see how your forest keeps expanding as well while at the same time doing something productive by keeping your mind out of the phone.
I love it
by cutekotek on 2019/02/06 04:59
This is so great and the fact that you can use the coins for an actual tree is so great!!!
Really makes a difference!
by tanabanana13 on 2019/02/05 18:09
I love this app! I don’t use it as much as I should but am trying to get back to it as I study for my boards. I recommend it and have gifted it to college friends before to help with study focus and/or phone addiction. I get very distracted from my studying and need this kind of subtle motivator to stay away from my phone for specified periods of time. I’ve heard friends recommend such free apps as tomato clock or something like that, but Forest (I always accidentally call it “Trees”) is nice because you can visually see your success and trends over time as your forest grows, and it’s gratifying. If you’re a completionist like me, it would also bring you great displeasure to have to kill a tree that you’ve invested any amount of time in, which is an extra push to go all the way when you feel like quitting. I like the concept of seeing something through to fruition for your efforts. I also like that, if you choose to leave your phone open while you work, at any given time you can glance at your phone and see a little motivational message to stop stalling and get back to work! You also have the option to input custom messages, but I haven’t taken advantage of that. Another nice feature is that you can customize tags to indicate how you spend your time focusing, whether it be studying, reading, exercising, or just relaxing. My suggestions: One or two more visual “stages” of a tree. As you set your focus goal, you’ll notice that the appearance of a tree will slightly change at certain benchmarks. For instance, a bush becomes a basic tree at 20 minutes. The tree will gain some extra branches, visually, at 60 minutes, then 90, then finally 120. I like this feature but would love a couple more benchmarks, like maybe a visual change at 40 minutes, as going from 20 minutes to an hour is quite a big difference when intensely studying, and a lot of the time I only want to focus for 30 or 40 minutes at a time. My next suggestion... this app offers you the remarkable option to save up points to purchase a real life tree to be planted somewhere in Africa. To do so is quite expensive (2,500 points—much more expensive than a new tree skin/design for your virtual forest). I think I understand why the price has to be as high as it is (as the developers of the app are donating the tree out of pocket), but my concern is that there is not a lot of incentive to save up to plant the real tree while you are still establishing your use of the app and want to diversify your virtual forest. I just bought my first tree design after much deliberation. It cost 500 points, and the prices will just keep getting higher. Of course I want new cute tree designs, sadly more than I want to plant a tree in Africa. But I still want to plant that tree in Africa. Maybe someday I will own all the designs I like and can then put my extra points towards planting a real tree. I suppose this is more of a personal matter of altruism and priorities than a design flaw, but I still wish there were some kind of reward system or achievement that allowed you to plant a real tree after buying 4 tree designs or something like that, instead of having to choose between all or nothing. I also don’t really benefit from the friend features/achievements of this app at all, as it’s not well-known among my peers and lots of people are surprisingly too cheap to buy a $2 app. So, I hope this app continues to come out with more achievements to make up for all those achievements that I miss out on.
simple and effective
by Woodenmug on 2019/02/05 18:04
Prevents me from looking at phone and give me a sense of serenity whenever I have the urge to look.
Miracle for desk job
by Kamanda21 on 2019/02/05 15:27
Being a millennial with a desk job, I’m constantly distracted by my phone. Now with forest I have a goal (no dead trees) and I leave me phone alone! Productivity has never been this high
Simple, but very useful and effective app
by Footballbangah on 2019/02/05 06:03
Was skeptical, but buying it definitely made me realize how much time I truly spent on my phone rather than studying. Kept me on task and have been more effective!
Have been using Forest for years)
by infula on 2019/02/05 02:04
Hands down my favorite timer!
Amazing app!
by Ameliaeue on 2019/02/05 00:53
Totally worth the purchase! I love this app and use it all the time
So glad I found this!
by Oddomission on 2019/02/04 04:50
It’s a fun and interactive way to be productive. I’ve gotten to know what time chunks work best for me with all the alerts it gives too. Overall it’s a well executed app!
Best focus app
by Hannahlee1219 on 2019/02/04 04:23
Love this app!! Keeps me on track and off of my phone when I am trying to concentrate and motivates me to do my work in a fun way. Has saved me a lot of time for sleeping too!
SO useful!
by SSQF on 2019/02/04 03:23
I really do well with this method (Pomodoro) of staying on task. It is a powerful productivity tool. FOREST takes it up to a higher level with the motivation and visual reward of the forest and the variety of trees and bushes that can be bought with reward points.
Great :)
by amdqiao on 2019/02/04 00:15
Great app. Feel my gpa boost already :)
nice
by dhshsjsusbs on 2019/02/03 23:25
good app
Can’t live without
by nipplegrabbing on 2019/02/03 22:58
So I had bought this once before but somehow lost access to it so I tried something similar that was free. It didn’t cut it I had to have this back. I’m poor and really can’t spend any money at all but this thing keeps me on my game and makes me more productive
Game changer !!!
by KwueenKenna on 2019/02/03 21:48
I love this app. I absentmindedly pick up my phone while I’m studying the moment my mind starts to wonder. Now I see my baby tree doing its best to grow and immediately set down my phone!! The time I “study” has decreased as my studying efficiency has increased !! thank you forest!!
my friend seldomly can receive my invitation inside the APP.
by 喵喵喵喵猫来啦 on 2019/02/03 20:41
besides, why can't we build a room and forest in this room as Long as we want? we have to invite each other again and again! and send the invitation in at least 5 steps.
trees trees trees
by Brizzledahizzle on 2019/02/03 18:46
trees trees trees. trees trees trees trees trees trees. maple pine baobab ginkgo cherry blossom mushroom. tree tree tree
😁
by Dearest Danica on 2019/02/03 04:54
Helps me focus on what I need to do, especially with studying.
great app
by WHAT ARE THOOOOSSE on 2019/02/03 04:33
i rarely write a review but this app is definitely worth the buy. i can finally focus on studying without the distraction of my phone. plus, the trees, bushes, sounds that you can buy (from gathering “studying coins”) are very cute and peaceful. also, you can plant a tree and help the environment ! what’s better than that?
Fun app
by Cuby2k on 2019/02/02 20:46
Works well and helps me stay off of social media where I often get in trouble.
Perfect homework tool
by missshelbyyjane on 2019/02/02 17:45
I use this all the time for both in class and during homework. The Chrome extension is super useful and keeps me focused. The idea of growing a little forest is more motivating than one might think. But it really is a fun, good app.
M0562629
by wjahsmajdus on 2019/02/02 02:59
Great app!
Help toward a good habit!!
by wendymoran on 2019/02/01 23:44
I needed this! Growing the trees (and having the fun of “buying varieties” with coins earned) has been a great way for me to stop using apps/my phone too much. I like how it allows phone calls and Siri texting, for times you NEED to communicate. The best part is that it actually “makes me” want to set aside my phone and do a task, errand, “to-do” that I have on my list, without getting distracted by the phone. Worth the $1.99. But if the company wanted to give it to me for free, I’d be happy to accept 😉😂!
Best App for focusing!!
by Ncsue87 on 2019/02/01 13:01
This app is great! It allows me to stay focused so I don’t “ kill” my tree or bush! I also love that at 2500 points I can PLANT A REAL TREE! 🌳🌲🌴🌳🌲🌴🌳🌲
pretty good !!
by b i l l i e on 2019/02/01 04:22
this app is pretty good but everything gets very expensive and its challenges are too hard to complete, but overall a smart and creative app !!
Great app
by Kirkman Amos on 2019/02/01 02:22
I love this app. I really wish I had more control with the watch OS app. That would make it five stars.
:’)
by rainclap on 2019/01/31 22:32
It’s a smart idea to make an app dedicated to fighting instant gratification by using a rewards system—counterintuitive, but it works! It’s saved me a lot of time. Thanks devs!
Love
by Finna Runner on 2019/01/31 20:39
Such a fun app to stay focused. I use it for reading!
Tree
by Mohammad ACA on 2019/01/31 17:01
Tree helped me a lot in concentration and focusing on what’s important, hope you keep it up, and update it with a new design and colors!
Requires Facebook log in
by JBZEEE on 2019/01/31 15:28
I do hope the developer will find other forms of login. I do not trust Facebook on any device or with any of my information.
Very good!
by ColeP. on 2019/01/31 05:20
I love this app and how you can work towards planting a real tree!
It works!
by tayalexa on 2019/01/30 18:54
If you care about plants and want to build resistance to picking up your phone while trying to be productive, this app is for you!
I don’t know how I ever did work without this app!
by Stephmortiz on 2019/01/30 16:40
Beautiful interface, easy to use, and I love that it allows for group focused time.
Forest applewatch app
by bsjevehejekw on 2019/01/30 10:23
forest is not connected to Apple Watch, please fix this
Love it!
by yamiletreyess on 2019/01/30 07:23
It makes me study!
AMAZING!
by Swankyvan on 2019/01/30 01:46
This app is the only thing getting me through the book and notes I have to take on it for my English class🙏🏻
💜
by EmilySugarWoman on 2019/01/30 00:57
💜💜💜
So helpful!
by Annahemmings on 2019/01/29 22:43
This app is so helpful for getting work done!
Great App
by Ng^6 on 2019/01/29 20:11
Works great, has never crashed, and I particularly like the notifications sent to the Apple Watch. Use this if you want some accountability while working/studying. Highly recommended.
wow
by **TheEpicGamerr** on 2019/01/29 19:39
so cute and so effective! I look forward to studying now lolll not just because i’m getting ish done but because i get to look at my cute lush forest afterwards
Not ideal for Pomodoros but cute
by Uniquenickname227 on 2019/01/29 16:30
I purchased this app hoping that this could help improve focus on my tasks and support use of the Pomodoro method. The idea of having a visual outcome of a virtual forest to show a productive day sounded great. The issue is, while you can certainly set the timer to 25 min blocks of time, this means you can only get the less ornamental (just above the base-model/bush) version of trees since the fanciest versions require setting the timer to longer stretches of time. Over time, this has led to me having to use a second timer to break down a 2 hour block into the 25 min/5 min Pomodoro segments, which ultimately shows the app’s limited usefulness as a fun, standalone task timer. As a result, my use of the app has gradually fallen off (still trying though). One thing that revived my interest was the developers putting holiday themes for the trees/bushes in December. It was a nice touch.
Can’t donate?
by lauren728282 on 2019/01/29 05:57
This app is great and I helps with my productivity and phone attachment. However it is very difficult for me to plant an actual tree with the coins I earned from time off my phone. Every time I am directed to safari, I am unable to log into my account and nothing appears to help me fix that problem.
Finally off my phone
by Fwoozie on 2019/01/29 05:06
Love this app, it allows me to focus and look forward to getting off my phone
I definitely recommend this app!
by Live a Happy Life! on 2019/01/29 04:46
This app is great and helps me stay focused! Unfortunately, I still have to motivate myself to plant a tree and start a task, but you can set reminders to plant a tree to help with this problem... I love how you can plant real trees in the world with this app and help the environment!🌲🌳🌴🌵There are also no extra fees included, which is great! There are some background sounds you can play, but I wish there were some more options... Overall, I think this is a great app that you guys should definitively check out! Good luck staying focused!! 😉🌲 "Life is short, focus on what matters and let go of what doesn't."
Motivation
by DealzYo on 2019/01/29 04:15
This app has been great for keeping me on track with my studies. Getting a tree to put in your forest gives me just a little extra nudge to do my work uninterrupted. Where I used to easily get sidetracked, there is just something about having that tree growing that stops me if I want to google some random fact or click on a news article. Even though the app is on my phone (so my computer is still available), I have no desire to “cheat”. What is the point in a forest full of trees you didn’t earn? One overall suggestion I will make is that the sky is the limit with an app like this. How about a building? A town? A farm? An amusement park? There is definitely a lot of potential here if a talented group of programers want to expand on this whole idea. For immediate improvements I would like more it the shop. I have a feeling that will keep coming though.
Love this app for productivity
by ebeycyanalod on 2019/01/28 22:04
This app is great for productivity and accomplishes it in the most adorable way. I appreciate that they plant a tree for a certain number of hours you remain off your phone. Beneficial for my work efficiency and the environment!
Great!
by AaronOnce on 2019/01/28 21:42
Great app! I use it almost everyday and it keeps me on track, and despite how simple and childish it may seem, it works! Trust me when I say anyone will stay on track with Forest. The app is also simple to use and has good features. Would 100% recommend to every student trying to stay on task.
Easy, motivating, effective
by ijustgetbored on 2018/08/16 04:10
I downloaded the app for work productivity, but it’s made me hyper-aware of how often I actually pick up my phone. For any task, just having the reminder that my phone is not currently available to me is extremely helpful. I’m realizing that I waste a ton of time that stems from, say, just looking at a text that could wait until later. Moral: don’t think this app isn’t useful because you’re not at a desk all day. It has countless uses. I agree with what other users have said about gamification being a good motivator, and the user interface is very appealing. Creating and naming tags produces helpful data. For instance, if you’re concerned about work-life balance, you can see a colorful pie chart with a few simple clicks. One thing: I’m fine with how the trees become more “expensive” as time passes. However, it can take a long, long time to gain sufficient coins after awhile. I’m not asking for instant and easy gratification, because that’s contrary to the spirit of the app. I think adding more achievement bonuses (that don’t depend on having friends that use the app or on leaderboard performance) would be great. Unlocking achievements is also rewarding and something to strive for, so I’d love to see more!
This is the only app I’ve ever truly loved
by mollielarue on 2018/05/22 21:33
I’ve never reviewed an app before, but I love this app so much. I downloaded it after my previous pomodoro timer app, tide, stopped timing correctly, which was literally all it had to do. The timer on this app works, with reliable notifications, and the “gamification” of being focused may seem silly, but it adds a cute and fun element to using a pomodoro timer. Also, the ability to tag how I spend my time (ex: work vs all other things) is an easy way to stay balanced. For instance, I can see if I’m falling behind on daily meditating even if it’s something I’m not conscious of. I can also see someone using this app not necessarily to boost concentration but as a way to literally bar yourself from using your phone for periods of time when you need to be present (ex: during a meeting or with a friend). One more thing I love: I just finished a project that took two months, and I went back and looked at my little forests for that time. Each lil tree helped me get that project done. It’s such a beautiful reminder that everything big happens with many tiny steps!
Adorably Motivational
by LanthanaTitanium on 2018/11/01 19:28
The cute little trees are just so adorable that I start wanting to put down my phone so I can unlock new ones! I am eagerly awaiting new trees to be added. The user interface is very simple and aesthetic. All in all it’s a great app; the only problem is that sometimes I run into situations where I plant a tree but then end up needing to use my phone for something (like if my mom calls or I have to look up something for homework) and can’t wait for the tree to finish. There is a feature where you can have the app continue counting time after the tree finshes growing, so you can work around the problem by planting a short-time tree and then just continuing to not disturb it. But it would be really great if there was some sort of pause feature, maybe with some limitation like not earning coins if you pause it so that people don’t take advantage of it to ‘cheat’ on their time. Or maybe something where you can erase or reset the time, so you don’t have to feel bad about killing a cute little tree when you actually legitimately needed to use your phone for a minute.
Great app and idea, but could you consider adding this feature?
by SCASM on 2019/01/03 21:23
Hello, First off, I love this idea and the app is well designed and visually appealing, great job on that! If you could add the option to have an unlimited timer, and the ability to pause that timer, this app would be exceptional. I guess not so much a timer, and more of a stopwatch since it would be counting time forward. It would be really cool to have multiple trees grow in a day, maybe one tree every two hours or something. I like keeping track of how much time I spend studying, but I can't pause the app's timer if, for example, I want to grab a quick bite or use the bathroom. Maybe an option to not kill the tree if you exit the app would be nice, too. I understand that the point of the app is to get people to not use their phone and be productive, but some of us have note card apps on our phones (ex. Anki) that we use, and so I would want the time spent doing note cards on my phone to also count towards growing trees! So basically I'm asking for a stopwatch feature to the app, that would be amazing!
This app is a GODSEND
by Jram1157 on 2019/02/15 02:22
I have just the absolute worst habit of procrastination, and I have no idea what else to do to help me stop being such a sleaze-bag and stop sleazing around and shirking my homework and studying. I needed something to take my Sleaze level way down from Super Saiyan Sleaze God to, like, just a regular Super Saiyan Sleaze. One day, during my procrastination addiction, I was looking though some apps and I saw it: Forest-Stay Focused. I immediately felt drawn. “I’ll just keep procrastinating and sleazing it up while I check out this app,” I thought. Unbeknownst to my Sleazy Habits, this app would soon become the death them. I use it all the time and have gone from not studying or doing homework at all, to working on homework and studying for over 3 solid hours a day (and growing! As is my forest!). This app is awesome, and I can actually feel my Super Saiyan Sleaze Power leave me. Best $2 I ever spent. If you think about it, I’m only giving up like, a snickers bar and like, one or two 4-packs of Wrigley’s gum. Also, I can’t wait to unlock mushrooms and start sleazing it up with them.
I LOVE this app! A couple of requests...
by Ellerooful on 2017/12/04 16:09
This app is the best for those who need a little visual stimulation and extra incentive to stay productive. I truly hate exiting the app during a work session (thus killing my little sapling), and I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my daily forest grow. The app has kept me from getting distracted by calls, texts, and web-browsing on many occasions. A couple of requests: I would love more kinds of ambient sounds to be added to the "store." Also, please create a version for Mac desktop to keep us chronic procrastinators from using distracting apps and websites there! I know that a basic version of Forest exists as a Chrome extension, but it lacks a lot of my favorite features from the app, and doesn't currently block distracting desktop apps. I'm not such a fan of Chrome, anyway (I prefer Safari). In any case, keep up the fantastic work! Oh! And go check out the SleepTown app by the same developer. It uses the same concept to help people develop better sleep habits, and I can verify that it helps with getting a good night's sleep!
Fantastic!
by w0zbunny on 2017/12/17 20:36
This app has truly assisted me in staying focused on all my homework that i’m getting as i’ve got a lot going on between ap classes, music dedications & the track season coming up. i’ve always had a really bad habit of playing on my phone instead of completing the assignments i should. it’s caused me to loose a lot of sleep and this app has definitely helped with that. overall i totally recommend this app for anyone who has that annoying habit to procrastinate when you shouldn’t. on a side note though my friends and i typically converse about homework and check our answers with one another trough texting and after i’ve planted a tree i cannot respond back, which is the whole point, but id like to see a way i could pause the growth of my tree for say 5 minutes to allow myself to review the information that’s being passed on to me. it kinda goes against what this app is for but i feel it would be beneficial especially for students who regularly converse over their assignments
Idea
by Atari3d on 2018/03/19 14:32
This app is great. What would be really awesome too is if it could have a feature that allows users to track what they spend their time on —it would be a great thing for freelance billing and for getting an overview in general of how much time certain tasks are costing people. For instance, it would be so useful if I could set the timer for say, 25 minutes, and before hitting “Plant,” if I also had an option to name that 25-minute planting session “Storyboard illustration project 01,” or something. And then also to be able to save these task names on a list if such a storyboarding project is going to take me numerous planting sessions, so that I can just select it from a list instead of typing it ever time. With such a feature, I’d be able to look back and see how much time I tracked —good to know for my own productivity, and also to be able to track my work hours all in the same app. Either way, the app is amazing and I’ve already been able to have a real tree planted :)
Really keeps me off of my phone
by Gells128 on 2018/09/15 16:35
A few years ago I downloaded this app on my tablet and loved it. So as soon as I got a device capable of installing the app again, I did! There is just something so rewarding about growing a tree while doing something I actually need to do. I have been known to turn it on in serious study mode or when out with friends so I can really be in the moment. Since the last time I used this, they have added some new capabilities. You can tag trees to say what you were doing while growing your tree. You can use the app with your friends to really make your group focus or actually spend time with each other. And, one of my favorites, you can use the virtual coins you earn from growing trees to plant a tree in real life. If I have one criticism, it is that they set point values for new trees and real trees entirely too high. It is very hard to raise enough coins to unlock even one new tree type let alone get the funds to plant a tree in real life!
Engaging, creative and fun time mgmt tool
by JLeon86 on 2018/12/04 17:02
I usually use an online Pomodoro timer to help me focus and stay on task. However on my new IPad I was unable to get their notifications plus I was still playing on my phone. As a first year medical student my new lifestyle is mainly studying. I needed a time management and focus tool that would help make studying less painful. 😩 I heard about Forest and was skeptical at first. I did not want to pay for the app since I am cheap and thought I could do it on my own using alternative ways. However I was not successful and decided to buy this app. Since purchasing Forest I have no regrets! 😊 I enjoy the ability to track and visually see my progress. I am a visual learner and am positively reinforced by the forest I am growing and enjoy earning money to unlock more features of the app. What sold me was the social impact of the app where you can plant a tree. Love it! Highly recommend and so worth the money spent. Would definitely buy it again.
Love it!! Please add forest animals
by H VanB on 2019/01/25 07:35
This mom is completely addicted to this app, I’ve been using it since July, and so have my kids. I love the idea of this app and find it so helpful to just tell the kids to Go Grow a Tree if they need a break or need to finish homework. Here’s my problem - I’ve unlocked almost everything except for a couple trees I really don’t like. While I could just keep growing different combinations of trees and bushes, what I really wish I could do is to add forest animals. I’d like to be able to earn various forest animals to my existing forests, or maybe start with the animals some times and then add the trees, or add a couple trees and sprinkle animals in. For the shorter time frames smaller animals like birds, butterflies, bunnies, lizards, squirrels, bats, etc. and for the longer time animals like deer, elk, wild pigs, and other regular animals found in the forest. I think the animal options here are endless and also would really make the forests look cool. The animals would just “grow” exactly like the trees and bushes do. The animals should match the various kinds of trees that are available. Some regular, some tropical (for palm tree), etc. Any chance of animals coming soon? Also the smaller animals should cost less coins and the bigger ones more coins. I find it annoying that currently the bushes cost the same as the trees. They are smaller and therefore shouldn’t cost the same as the larger trees.
Life changer!
by crailtap250 on 2018/06/07 15:00
I love Forest! I’m a huge procrastinator and often have issues focusing on work, staying present-minded, or sleeping due to the major distraction that is my phone. Forest has been crucial to breaking my phone addiction and I consider myself better off since I’ve been using it daily. I started using it to plant a 2-hour tree at bedtime to avoid looking at my phone, but I now use it constantly throughout my day to keep things on track. I love the ability to see all the nice “trees” I’ve planted, the coin earning system to unlock additional varieties of trees, and the option to plant a real-life tree as part of reforestation efforts. It took me a while but I was finally able to plant a real tree last month with all the coins I had saved! Thank you so much for making such a positive, life-improving app! To the Developer: I would love it if you added a widget to forest so that I can view my sapling’s progress even when my phone is locked 😊
Most adorable and fun way to beat procrastination
by stephkb27 on 2018/11/16 01:00
I use the Pomodoro technique (25 min focus, 5 min break, repeat) because I know myself and I will be paralyzed with procrastination anxiety if I remind myself “I need to study for 7 hrs today. That is 420 minutes.” Cutting the studying up into manageable chunks of time worked for me after I overcame the hardest part: starting. I needed the Forest app to incentivize me. The Forest app keeps track of the number of minutes I stayed focused for that day (reminds me that I am accomplishing more than I give myself credit for and 420 minutes of focusing is conquerable) along with keeping me accountable for my lovely garden filled with various whimsical trees. I cannot bear to see a dead tree caused by my utter lack of focus (exiting out of the app) in my lovely garden. Who would have known the guilt brought upon by killing a tree would be powerful enough to beat my years of procrastination? 5/5 great productivity app!
The updates and tree variety keep me hooked
by Immaculate Misconception on 2017/12/03 01:34
I have a newborn son, and we have a routine. He wakes me up about an hour to two hours before I’d normally be up for work. I plant a two-hour tree with Forest and I play with my boy. It was hard at first, because babies don’t appear terribly interesting at times, and I’ve had such a long-time habit of checking the morning news on my phone. But when I plant a tree in the morning, I am so focused on my boy and no longer tempted to read or check my phone. He has my complete attention. My wife and I also plant trees right before we sit down to dinner with our kids or watch a movie with them. Forest really helps us to be and stay present with our family. I’ve tried other apps that had similar concepts of growing plants and trees, and when they stopped updating I got bored. Forest has a wonderful variety and updates that have kept me hooked and interested.
Very good app but I have some suggestions...
by Anahi182 on 2019/02/10 18:03
This app has cut down my phone dependency by so much!! I went from using my phone on average 8-9 hours a day and now it’s 3.5 hours a day!! (I got these numbers from the screen time app on my phone). This is so awesome, my productivity has never been this high. However, is there a way to restrict the amount of hours people are putting in that are unrealistic? I was trying to get to the top 100, maybe even top 50 in the global ranks so I could get the reward in the achievements page of the app but it was impossible. I checked out how many minutes the top 10 have and they’re each almost at 10,000! How?! That’s over 23 hours a day! This round ends today and it’s just sad how I’ll never be able to reach the top 100, top 50, or top 10 because some people literally go out of their way to plant a tree every 2 hours. The rewards are part of what make the app so much fun 😞😞😞
Motivation
by DealzYo on 2019/01/29 04:15
This app has been great for keeping me on track with my studies. Getting a tree to put in your forest gives me just a little extra nudge to do my work uninterrupted. Where I used to easily get sidetracked, there is just something about having that tree growing that stops me if I want to google some random fact or click on a news article. Even though the app is on my phone (so my computer is still available), I have no desire to “cheat”. What is the point in a forest full of trees you didn’t earn? One overall suggestion I will make is that the sky is the limit with an app like this. How about a building? A town? A farm? An amusement park? There is definitely a lot of potential here if a talented group of programers want to expand on this whole idea. For immediate improvements I would like more it the shop. I have a feeling that will keep coming though.
My Favorite App!
by Rosie015 on 2018/07/08 04:35
Forest has made a hugely positive impact on my studies and productivity. The main focus of this app is to stop you from getting distracted, which is already amazing on its own. However, there are also other great things about it. It MOTIVATES me to study because the ability to view how many minutes of work I did in a day/week makes me feel so happy and proud of myself, and it encourages me to plant more and more trees. It also encourages me to continue studying even when the timer is done since you can get more coins. Being able to study with friends is really fun, too! The different trees/bushes you can buy with coins you earn from focusing are all super cute as well. Lastly, I LOVE the idea of being able to plant a REAL tree! (It takes a TON of coins, though, so it takes a while to save up for.) Overall, I love this app so much, and every penny was worth it!
Increases productivity
by Wenrl on 2018/11/24 04:20
Forest has helped me stay present over dinner, at work and in my leisure time. I didn't realize how much I actually look at my phone until I started setting time frames to leave it alone and allow trees to grow. I've even scored one real tree planted so far, which is cool. My friends who are with me in body appreciate it. My friends and family in mind who text me do not. I'm okay with that. I've read four books this month and been more efficient at life. I would like to see some upgrades such as an option to save different tree types as labeled for different activities (cherry blossom for studying, birdhouse for cleaning...etc.) and seeing a large grid of all trees ever with a zoom function. Graphics could be better. However, it serves the purpose for which it was created. Recommended! Update: I’d also like the option to grow trees for up to 8 hours at a time. Why the limit to 2 hours?
Thank you so much!
by Kojance on 2018/03/17 02:50
My time has been saved by this! Hi! I love what you have created. I've already gotten things done I wouldn't have otherwise. It would really help though if there were a cumulative forest that you could zoom out and see all the trees you've managed to plant as it grows from a thicket, to a woods to a great forest eventually. I'm a collectionist, so being able to see a visual of overall progress like that would be so inspiring, and something to be able to show other people, so that they can be inspired to get the app. Like something with topography if possible would be amazing, and you could tweet or Facebook, or share your progress if you wanted, and to share the app with other people. Thanks for listening. Love this app! Update. Still live this app and grow a tree any time I need time away from my phone, and the big forest is great.
Loving it so far!
by IndigoMist on 2019/01/16 01:23
I’ve only just gotten this app but it’s helped my productivity loads! The only problem is when I’m trying to use my phone as a calculator or texting a reply and suddenly my trees die, I wish there was a sort of a pause button on it (even though it’s fine the way it is). I also love how you can buy different trees but I wish there were more achievements that one could unlock, I find myself not having enough money to buy items (especially as the price goes up by 100 coins after every purchase). I also wish there was a setting for longer than 2 hours (I usually go out for longer than that but don’t bring my phone with me and I can’t help but lament the amount of coins I wasn’t getting). Besides that, everything is awesome and this app is definitely worth its price.
Need a timer ding
by Britt05142 on 2019/01/27 19:07
So far I’m loving the app it’s really helping me stay on task and focused. The only things I think could make this app that much better are if you set your timer for 30 mins maybe have it make a “ding” sound when you’ve reached your 30 mins at the end of your timer. Or if your still studying after the timer has been set have the app count up and those extra 5 or 10 minutes that you were studying could count toward something bc what happens is I’ll tend to keep looking at my phone when the end is near (bc my phone locks and goes to sleep to save the battery so I can’t see the countdown timer) to make sure I’m not going over my timer bc what’s the point of studying if it’s not being counted and getting points for it. Right?! 😜 Seriously, I’m loving the app though and I’m loving the little tags that you can write your own notes on.
Not ideal for Pomodoros but cute
by Uniquenickname227 on 2019/01/29 16:30
I purchased this app hoping that this could help improve focus on my tasks and support use of the Pomodoro method. The idea of having a visual outcome of a virtual forest to show a productive day sounded great. The issue is, while you can certainly set the timer to 25 min blocks of time, this means you can only get the less ornamental (just above the base-model/bush) version of trees since the fanciest versions require setting the timer to longer stretches of time. Over time, this has led to me having to use a second timer to break down a 2 hour block into the 25 min/5 min Pomodoro segments, which ultimately shows the app’s limited usefulness as a fun, standalone task timer. As a result, my use of the app has gradually fallen off (still trying though). One thing that revived my interest was the developers putting holiday themes for the trees/bushes in December. It was a nice touch.
Excellent for resisting distractions
by PetratoRomiou on 2018/08/04 19:43
This app really works for me. I’m not sure I really care about growing a forest, to be honest, and there are plenty of distractions out there that do not use my phone, so it would be easy to cheat. But the point of this app is to set a 25 minute timer to stay focused, and then to “nudge” you mentally back on task when your mind starts to wander, or if you think of other things to do—check email, get up and get a glass of water, whatever. This app is a reminder that whatever you think you need to do immediately, it can wait and it’s not that hard to stay focused for the time remaining in your 25 minute work session—and if you succeed you will be rewarded with a new “tree” for your forest (if that is important to you). It’s also good to see your progress day by day and week by week.
Absolutely lovely and effective, worth $2
by LucaSunDawn on 2018/04/13 20:30
I have really really really been enjoying this app. I have spent considerably more time off my smart devices and in my real life simply by planting virtual trees :). Everything is perfect about it, it has daily forest growth squares that adds into the larger grid of your long term forest and keep the data for when and how you were of you smart phone. If that isn’t complete enough, it has a setting to turn on to track your phone usage, very compare his experience and pretty, if not horrifying data haha. It’s really just been a joy, and very effective. Haven’t made an account or even explored the online factors, oh and get earned only (non purchasable 😌) coins to buy a super fun variety of trees and bushes, which I hope continues to be built up. Okay, worth two dollars, bye.
One of my favorite apps...
by EyeSeeEwe on 2017/12/03 23:02
Update: I mistakenly said this app was missing a feature which it actually does have. I wouldn’t have noticed if it wasn’t for the quick and friendly response by the app developer. That just goes to show that these guys really do care about their users’ experience. ... This is a great app. It helps keep me away from the phone. The previous version gave you extra coins if you stayed off your phone longer than your set time. Now it only gives you coins based on your set time. The drawback to this is that you have to repeatedly go back and set a new goal once the time is up if you want to be rewarded. That means being distracted by having to reach your phone. Overall, a useful app, just a little less than before.
This app is charging my life
by Kittykat710 on 2018/06/02 03:26
First, I would like to say thank you to the creators of Forest. I am a highly distractible person, and my life has been a battle for focus (often a losing one). I honestly didn’t think this app was going to work so well. I’ve tried many techniques to attempt to focus, including the Pomodoro technique that this app employs, but have never been successful. Forest is the perfect blend of Pomodoro timer + game. The reason it works so well for me is that I love trees and flowers. Thus, it provides me a reward that I actually want, that convinces me to not just give up and let the tree die in order to indulge my Pinterest addiction. I have a feeling that if wanting to “grow a forest” isn’t something that interests you, this may not work as well. It does help that you have the opportunity to grow real trees, thus adding an altruistic reason to succeed in focusing. Forest is also simple to use, has adorable art, and sports a decent selection of trees and bushes to work toward for continued motivation to use the app. I hope they continue to add new types of flora as once I “complete” the game aspect of this app I may not feel as compelled to use it. All in all, an elegant solution to phone obsession.
Great App for Focused Production!
by Obscure Table on 2018/12/26 00:41
I find that Forest helps me maintain productivity and lends a solid framework to getting things done. I currently use it while I learn programming, specifically JavaScript. I would tend to either cram to much or get infinitely distracted and not do enough, and through consistent practice I’ve managed to improve my abilities through repeated 30 minute sessions with 5-8 minute breaks in between. I’m not saying the app is a magic cure all - really, it adds a gamified framework that rewards you slightly with points when you complete your timed sessions. However, this importantly makes the act of training your mind into solid shape more focused and fun, and has helped me at least get more productive at work I found very boring at first. I highly recommend this app!
As Effective as You Are Honest With It
by Daeryu on 2018/03/19 01:49
Forest has been a good tool for preserving both my productivity and phone battery. The pie chart it provides (after you tag each session with a category) also helps break down where your time on Forest is going. As a more competitive person, having a ranking system between my friends and I is helpful. Having more trees and bushes is something I enjoy looking forward to; the last update was a fun experience. While I understand the idea of an increasing 100 coin cost with each tree bought, I found myself taking a mental L after prices started going beyond 1000. Otherwise animated trees. That’d be amazing, and I wouldn’t mind earning a ton for coins for those. Something that might be fun to see in the future are personal challenges. I enjoy the achievements and their rewards offered by the app (i.e. X consecutive days rewards and X many days’ worth of focus time for coins), and it would be nice to see more of them. Reward variety in the form of exclusive trees/bushes or planting actual trees is also something that’d be cool to have. TL;DR: effective app. More trees (animated trees? ✨) and bushes to purchase/earn and more achievements with rewards would be cool.
Changed The Way I Spend My Day!
by Makhailla Morris on 2018/02/04 18:53
I’m very easily distracted, a habitual phone checker and struggle with my ability to focus. I used to pick my phone up every 2 minutes, even less, just clicking the phone screen to see if anything new had happened or just to check the time (even if I jut checked 45 seconds ago). When I downloaded Forest, it took some time for me to actually get the ball rolling and utilising it as much as I can. I love knowing how I spend the minutes in my day. I love the productivity I feel when I’m in a flow state and am not distracted by a cellphone going off, I love how much work I get done when I’m not spending one minute refreshing all my apps for every five minutes I’m working on something. I use it to time things I hate doing, like the dishes or studying or mopping. I use it for things I love, like yoga, running and reading. Plus, every few minutes I spend allows me to receive a coin, which will eventually build up until I’m able to plant a REAL tree. This inspires and drives me to spend mindful minutes in order to have the reward of doing something good. All in all, I LOVE Forest. I do wish we could customise our dashboard, though. 10/10
Amazing app!
by Monica Orozco on 2018/08/04 21:35
I have been able to read countless of pages for school using this app. Not only does it have a friendly interface, but it also has lots of cute features such as being able to use coins collected to add to an array of plant life. If you choose not to use your coins like myself and save up, you can also help out a nonprofit organization by giving them coins to plant trees in 3rd world countries. I have tried many pomoduro timing apps before this, even my own Apple timer. But nothing seemed to work. This app has truly be able to save me from failing classes, but also helps me manage my school and social life. I was hesitant about investing money in this app at first but it truly has been a lifesaver. 10/10 would purchase. 👍
Great Just one Issue
by Tiffanypup11 on 2018/07/21 04:24
This app is great! I started using it a year ago for school and it has helped me a ton since I’ve always been the procrastinating type. I never want to kill the cute little trees and always feel so proud after I’ve stayed focused for the time. I also love the option to take a couple minute break in between timers. It helps me calm down but not forget to get back to work.... However I have just ONE issue. The problem for me is I sometimes over estimate how much time I will need to get my work done. Usually it’s fine but on the rare occasion where I do finish early there is no way for me to stop it without killing the tree. I simply wish there was a way you could tell the app you completed your work and no longer need the timer without murdering an innocent tree.
Amazing!
by Ryan32801 on 2018/04/01 17:04
Update: After the developer responded to my review not more than 1 day after I left it, I wanted to update my review. Just as I state below, the app is wonderful. I forgot to mention they also offer a program where you can spend your earned coins to have an organization plant a REAL tree. It’s a really great app. I totally recommend!! I absolutely love this app. I’ve tried every other anti-procrastination app out there, and none have worked for until I found Forest. The fact that it still plants your dead tree makes you feel guilty because you’ll be able to see it. I feel like that’s the key right there. The saying “out of sight out of mind” really applies here. It’s NOT out of sight so it’s NOT out of mind. I really like this app, it is definitely worth the price Also, there’s a chrome extension. You manually put in which websites you are NOT allowed to go to, so you can still use your computer for work (blacklist), or you put in the specific websites you ARE allowed to visit, and anything else will kill your tree (whitelist). All in all, this is a great app and totally worth the money if you really need help with procrastination.
Fantastic!
by Jüliá B on 2019/01/06 02:45
I use it to get some study time in. I have a huge procrastination problem and had my doubts since I never spend money on apps, but i caved in and spent the two dollars and THANK GOD I DID. One, if I don’t use the app i feel guilty since i spent money on it. Two, there are goals within the app, like growing a real tree and customizing the trees you plant in your forest which makes it kind of fun. Three, you see all of your focus progress and it makes you feel like a focus BEAST. It makes you really appreciate the effort you put into your work, whether it be school or your job or whatever. Definitely recommend, coming from a big cheapo! Thank you forest team for promoting healthy habits, I could never be more grateful
LOVE LOVE LOVE😍😍
by Ilovesoren on 2018/09/18 23:02
Forest is one of my absolute favorite apps. I use it every day when I am doing my homework to help me get rid of my distractions. The tag feature is really cool and lets me see just how much time I am spending on certain subjects. I have just recently started using Forest to lock down my phone and track my other activities such as soccer practice, family dinners, and school. The only thing I wish would be different is if Forest would be more customizable so there would be more things you could do with the leaf coins you earn. More things to buy with the coins would give me A LOT more incentive to earn them. Even still this app most definitely completes its purpose and I will continue to build my forest.
Incredible! I’m amazed.
by thaesino on 2019/01/26 15:07
In the first stage, you ignore the app. You continue procrastinating and slacking, the app serving only as a reminder of your ideal, more focused self. In the second stage, you open the app. You fail numerous times and your efforts come to little fruition, until finally one day, after a week of focus, you reach stage three. In this stage, you rely on the app to guide your focus. Things are actually getting done and you’re amazed at how such a simple thing has reigned in your potential for productivity. And the one day... One day, you reach the fourth and penultimate stage. You no longer need the app. Simply having the icon on your phone is enough to deter you from using your precious time doing anything extracurricular... including even using the app. All focus had finally become internalized, and the app, being a mere external vehicle, also seems to waste your potential for focus. In the final stage, your phone vanishes, app and all. I’ve obviously not reached this stage as I’m reviewing from my phone, but you get the point. App really does work, if you’re willing to put in the work yourself. Otherwise, it’s useless.
Arboricide a great deterrent against slacking
by Arveras on 2019/01/02 03:06
Forest has been my go-to solution for making my phone inaccessible when I need to buckle down and work, or when I just need a break from my phone. The threat of killing a digital tree before it’s had time to grow is real! I love the variety and number of different tree and bush types - it keeps me eager to unlock more - and I love even more so that you can use your points to plant real trees. My only complaints are the limited range of times you can choose and how long it takes to accumulate points for smaller intervals, but these are minuscule gripes. I would highly recommend Forest to everyone looking to gamify putting down their phone to live a better, fuller life!
This keeps me so productive!!
by marcbear9 on 2019/01/08 01:26
Every time I would download this app I would delete it because I never opened it. About 2 months ago I decided that I was on my phone way to much and I wanted to challenge myself to do better. I re-downloaded this app and it has been going great! The layout is fantastic and the motivation tactic works like a charm. It is 100% worth the $2 and I recommend this app to everyone. Even without the extra trees/bushes this app is great to help you stay focused on your tasks. The cute extras are just an added bonus. In short, this app is great for getting what you need to get done, done. All you have to do is find how this app works for you and get in a routine for using it.
Works amazingly well, even if it’s painful, haha
by Rhomy777 on 2018/12/03 05:05
Really, this app made me painfully aware of how much I pick up my phone. I didn’t realize it had practically become subconscious for me to pick up my phone to do something literally every few minutes. Like, it was shocking for me. I do wish there was an ‘allowed app’ feature or something, because I love to use this at work, but in my work team it’s pretty common to use texts to communicate, so I usually end up setting it for short 30 minute bursts, and then checking for team member texts. I get it would somewhat defeat the purpose of the app, but it really would make it more work friendly. 10/10, would recommend though
Effective focus app
by Mmacmahon on 2018/03/19 17:52
Far better than you typical Pomodoro style app. Having the consequences of “killing” a tree is more potent than just cancelling a study timer. You’re motivated to rack up more focus time, and thus coins, to buy more types of trees to grow! Letting you focus with and compete against friends is a smart feature too. Have played with loads of productivity apps and this is simple, charming, and extremely effective. One idea—have a “hardcore” mode where you put money down on a focus timer. If you complete the time, you get your money back. If not, it goes to the tree-planting charity in the app. As a reward for completing the time successfully, you get 1.5x or 2x the number of coins as your normal focus session!
Fun!
by jessqtran on 2018/09/23 20:48
App motivates me to just hang on for just a few more minutes and keeps track of all the work I do! It makes it feel like 25 minutes (the min for a tree) isn’t soo brutal and I definitely try to fit in some assignments whenever I have down time! However, the global competition is ridiculous! I don’t think I’d ever be able to get on to the top 100 unless I’m whitelisting all apps and constantly refreshing the minute it’s done! It seems people are doing 24 hours a day 😂 and thats kind of unfortunate because I want more accomplishments to get trees. Still love the app! It’s obviously not that important if I can still rate the app 5 stars; More accomplishments in general would be nice :) 🤷‍♀️
I LOVE THIS APP !!!!
by PJ Manou on 2018/03/24 11:51
The only bad thing about this app is that it costs money, but it was worth it! I always plant a tree while I'm in class, doing homework, at work, or while I'm sleeping or out! It's addictive to watch you beat your own personal best daily scores and to see where you rank every week, globally. I think one of the main reasons I chose to pay for this app is the way that it immediately is giving back to our environment and to people across the globe! How cool is it to be able to log out of our social world and sit back and provide something so basic, but so useful to groups of people who are struggling? This app is amazing and I am committed to using this app for over 400 minutes a day!!!
Great app! Would love more options!
by Corjebs on 2018/11/23 16:35
I don’t know if it would defeat the purpose of the app for most, but I’d like there to be a function to be able to make phone calls or texts. I don’t use my phone for calls or texts unless it’s important and I hate not being able to use it to write or call back right away. Since the app is working for me I’ve avoided doing it but today I finally had to kill a tree to call someone back. I like that I can at least accept calls and it doesn’t kill the trees. I know some people can’t stop texting or talking and maybe having this function would be detrimental to the intended use but it would be nice. I think people’s main problem in all honestly is social media, then text messages.
Best concentration app out there
by MaddieTheReviewer on 2018/07/28 23:03
I’ve tried several methods to focus on studying or schoolwork, and this is the only thing that works for me. Even though the tree isn’t real, the thought of killing it hurts me worse than I would like to admit, and it really helps me focus!! And the sounds are so nice to listen to, it’s wonderful. I do have a suggestion though!! I wish that when we have our phone locked to preserve battery, we could see how much time we have left without unlocking our phone. That way, we don’t have to unlock our phone every time we wanna see how much time remains and we don’t break focus as easily. Just a suggestion!! The app is fantastic and I love it to death, good job
Great for procrastinators
by xxexfxx on 2018/11/13 03:03
I can set regular timers but I’ll just ignore them, scrolling on instagram til the timer goes off, and then hit restart. Once the tree is planted, though, it’s study time. The option to plant trees with friends makes it even better because my friends can motivate me without even being there! This is an app worth buying. I raved about this app forever but I know everyone’s apprehensive about paying for apps. I tricked my friends into buying this app by saying “hey, can I have $2?” And when they said sure, I told them “cool, I need it to buy this app on your phone”. 😈 They end up thanking me!! Nobody will regret having this little app on their phone!! Highly recommend!
Fantastic!
by Reggie Gephart on 2017/11/15 22:27
I've been using this app for a few months now, and it's definitely helped me get work done. Even though I don't go on my phone that often, it's a good reminder to stay focused on the task at hand. If I do feel like going on my phone and need to work, I'll just open this app and set an allotted time to stay off my phone. I highly recommend this app to anyone who is serious about getting work done, so that the motive to keep your tree alive accompanies the desire to get stuff done. Even if you lack self discipline, I think it's worth a shot. I really like the assortment of trees, so you can set goals to get new trees or get enough coins to plant a tree in real life. Great app!
Everything I was looking for
by Spontaneousorangepeel on 2018/05/12 17:06
This is an amazing productivity timer! It’s better than any others that I have tried. I love the cute graphics and fun concept. I have two suggestions. I wish you got extra coins when you grow trees with friends. Because it is easier for your tree to die, I think there should be a better reward at the end. I also wish there were more even more trees to unlock, that the bushes were less expensive in the store than the trees (because they are smaller and less cool) and that I could whitelist some phone apps that help me be productive. But even with those tiny suggestions, this app is amazing, and I will keep using it.
It has helped increase my productivity and decrease my phone usage!
by Kawaii Kait3017373938 on 2018/01/26 19:17
If you're anything like me and you get distracted easily by your phone, this app is perfect for you. Apps like Moment are great for people to become aware of how much time they spend on their phone, but the app Forest is fantastic for helping people actually stay off of their phone. The visual forest one can build gives an extra boost of motivation to stay off of your phone. I would say it was well worth the two dollars spent to buy this app. The only thing I would change is increasing the potential tree growth time to more than two hours. If you need to get stuff done, this is the app for you!
Incredibly Useful Time-Management App
by Sibwisbwuebwnw on 2018/09/20 22:06
I normally don’t write reviews, but this application deserves an exception. At first I thought it might be somewhat useful; I’ve not found that Forest is an integral and important part of my life. The minimal reward sequencing of Forest, planting a virtual “tree” when you’ve completed an adjustable time commitment to stay away from your phone is a friendly and positive reminder to avoid distraction. The fact that the Forest application actually plants trees when you’ve accrued enough focus currency makes this a wholly incredible idea. I would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves scrolling away valuable minutes and hours of their lives.
Super useful!
by PersonQQA on 2018/02/03 03:34
The Forest app allows me to put my electronics down, and get things done! I resist the temptation to check my email when I know I need to stay focused by planting a tree! This app lets everyone in the family to put down our electronics for dinner, an activity like a game, and for everyone to get our tasks like homework, grocery shopping, and errands done! I like to use this app to just plant a tree to go outside for awhile! In the Forest app, you collect points for each tree you grow, and you can spend those points to unlock new trees, plants, and background noises! This app is the best, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a way to get away from their electronics for awhile!🙂👍
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## Top productivity app in 126 countries. More than 2 million satisfied paying users. Featured in Apple's "Amazing Apps" TV commercial. ## staying focused with the cutest gamified timer. ## Over 380,000 real trees were planted on Earth by our users. "Forest works well, and if your goal is to be more in the moment, ignore your phone and actually talk to your friends when you are with them, this is the app for you."— The New York Times "In order to establish new, better habits, it's helpful to engage with tools that make it easier to reinforce them. For anyone looking to curtail their phone usage, the forest app might be for you."— Business Insider If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, make you self-motivated and get more things done. stay focused. Be present! stay focused • A interesting way to help you beat phone addiction and overcome distraction • Turn your focused moments into a lush forest. GET MOTIVATED • Earn rewards and unlock more than 30 new tree species and white noises. • Share your forest and compete with friends and users around the world. • Plant trees along with friends & family. • Unlock achievements and earn extra rewards. • Plant real trees on Earth and protect the environment with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future. STATISTICS • Manage your own tags and view detailed statistics of your time distribution. • Browse your weekly, monthly and even your yearly big forest. • Track your focused time in the Apple Health App. • Track your daily phone usage and screen time. • Recall memories of your planting journey with our brand new Forest Timeline! It's never to late to build up productive habits! NOTICE • Forest is an app available for both iPhone and iPad, and can be accessed across all iOS devices with a one-time purchase. To download or unlock non iOS version of Forest, this requires a separate purchase. However, by logging into the same account, the account data can be synchronized across all platforms. • Due to budget constraint, the number of real trees each user can plant is limited to five. We will be introducing limited time events that will allow users to plant more real trees. Please follow our social media page or check the in-app announcement for more updates. • There is only one version of Forest on the App Store. Other apps that are similar and mimics Forest are not developed by the forest team. Thank you for your support! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forestapp.cc/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/forestapp_cc Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forest_app/ We also provide browser extensions. Find out more on www.forestapp.cc!
Great tool to be present and disciplined
by NealForreal on 2019/02/17 16:25
If you’re looking for an app to keep you from going down a social media or procrastination rabbit hole, this is the one for you. Very nice to use app with incentive to spend more time being present to unlock more foliage to build in your forest.
Overcharged me
by sprinkles67v9 on 2019/02/17 01:27
It said the app costs $1.99, but I was billed $2.11. It’s not a big difference, but I don’t like when apps are deceptive and misleading for no reason at all.
Loving this app for me and the family :)
by Trishaconnect on 2019/02/16 22:15
Thank you!!
Great app for focusing
by Aamir121 on 2019/02/16 22:08
People need to use this app when studying and even hanging out with friends so you're not constantly disconnected. Great idea and execution. Thank you Forest creators.
Innovative and Helpful
by Elsa_the_ice_Queen on 2019/02/16 19:54
This app helps me stay on task and makes it fun for me to work. With the added incentive of planting real trees, it makes me want to work hard for long periods of time. Overall, this is a really great app and I highly recommend it.
Growing Rooms could be better
by Shaineh_Nicole on 2019/02/16 18:49
I really like the app because it helps to incentivize focus and keeping your phone down while studying or working. I was really excited that I could grow trees with friends in the Room feature, but I dislike that you have to enter a room code for each day and that you have to be focusing at the exact same time. It would be nice if you can make a room among friends that can be saved and the each friend could contribute to the room at different times and not be confined to their friend’s study time.
Great for kicking the bedtime screen habit
by Betsey in WOO on 2019/02/16 13:44
I set this for 2 hours at bedtime so I can’t scroll mindlessly at bed time. I wish you could do longer times to keep me off it all night, but it does help. The trees are really pretty.
duoduo695055
by duoduo695055 on 2019/02/15 16:26
help me focus on my study
Amazeballs
by Absnisshkskdh on 2019/02/15 13:58
Can't study without it!
Great Pomodoro App
by luysome on 2019/02/15 04:39
Planting trees is way more fun than tomatoes.
Wow. This app is gooooooooooddd
by lmday19 on 2019/02/15 03:13
I sometimes have trouble focusing on my boring homework. My mom bought me this app and I love it. I helps me focus and get my work done. I love how you can see your little virtual forest, and how you can get different plants, and how there is relaxing sounds. I really love that they REWARD you for focusing on your stuff. I can’t list everything, or this review would be like a book. To summarize, I love the app. It’s awesome.
It does help you get away from your phone.
by Joey_O. on 2019/02/15 02:38
This is a great app that does help you concentrate in whatever activity you are looking forward to do. However, I think it still can get better, there's still a lot of room for improvement. Something I think would be nice is a different point of view of the forest. Maybe a 3D kind of exploring through it or something more enticing to the eye. A more dynamic environment with more customization. This would make me wanna use the app a lot more frequently. Above all great app, keep the hard work please!
This app is a GODSEND
by Jram1157 on 2019/02/15 02:22
I have just the absolute worst habit of procrastination, and I have no idea what else to do to help me stop being such a sleaze-bag and stop sleazing around and shirking my homework and studying. I needed something to take my Sleaze level way down from Super Saiyan Sleaze God to, like, just a regular Super Saiyan Sleaze. One day, during my procrastination addiction, I was looking though some apps and I saw it: Forest-Stay Focused. I immediately felt drawn. “I’ll just keep procrastinating and sleazing it up while I check out this app,” I thought. Unbeknownst to my Sleazy Habits, this app would soon become the death them. I use it all the time and have gone from not studying or doing homework at all, to working on homework and studying for over 3 solid hours a day (and growing! As is my forest!). This app is awesome, and I can actually feel my Super Saiyan Sleaze Power leave me. Best $2 I ever spent. If you think about it, I’m only giving up like, a snickers bar and like, one or two 4-packs of Wrigley’s gum. Also, I can’t wait to unlock mushrooms and start sleazing it up with them.
An amazing app!
by cdh206 on 2019/02/15 00:48
This app has helped my productivity levels so much! Studying, reading, working, or just enjoying quality time with people is easier when you break yourself of the habit of picking up the phone every time you get an alert. I love this app so much and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
multiplayer mode never worked
by OliverZ13 on 2019/02/14 21:52
Please fix it
Great little tool for productivity
by Jonathan Raz on 2019/02/14 20:01
This app has been very useful to improving productivity in a positive way. I’m always a big fan of positive reinforcement, and this is a great tool for that.
Bought it for my iPad
by Chago1028 on 2019/02/14 16:11
This is a great app. I really like the way the settings and options within the app. The only thing is that I can seem to adapt to using this app in my iPad because I always have it connected to a keyboard which is seen in landscape mode. Well this app is not in landscape mode so, my head tilts every time I have to use it. But, I am sure it will come with the updates soon. Keep up the great work!
ADD /ADHD
by Match_Cat on 2019/02/14 05:05
Great for add sufferers. I need rewards/punishment to make sure I study so this is awesome. Also great for watching movies, eating, and sleeping. Nice little app to make you more conscious.
I like it
by MrTopNotchGear on 2019/02/13 21:32
Good app!
Worth it!
by SO EXCITED✨ on 2019/02/13 20:46
I love this app! It really keeps you disconnected and the tree you get as a reward really helps with that.
Helpful
by searching for HASED on 2019/02/13 17:31
This app really helps me set times to get work done and not interact with my phone. I if you need something to help you carve out undistracted time I would encourage you to use Forest.
Keeps me honest
by Killobot94 on 2019/02/13 07:27
Love this app. It keeps me liable for my actions while studying. I used to just keep my phone in my car when I studied; but now I can grow a forest! :3
Good iOS app, underwhelming watch app
by sw.agn on 2019/02/12 21:49
The app works well on iOS but leaves lots to be desired for the watch app. On the watch app, all you can do is look at the forest. You CANNOT plant a tree/start a timer. The complication doesn't show remaining time properly either(as shown in the 3rd watch app screenshot). Had high expectations because of the reviews but was pretty disappointed so far.
Muy buena
by MrKarlos180000083 on 2019/02/12 21:33
En tan solo 1 mes he logrado reducir el uso de mi cell. Antes lo usaba 6 horas diarias, gracias a esta app ahora lo uso solo 3 horas
Amazing product
by abeesen22 on 2019/02/12 20:50
This is the first review I have ever written! This app is exceptional !!! It’s made me more productive then ever , I use this app with the pomodoro technique to get stuff done. Highly recommend it!
Simple perfection
by Borshborsh on 2019/02/12 17:40
I’ve been using this for weeks now to help keep me focused. I’ve definitely seen a boost in my productivity. The interface is simple. I can track my focus on work for my job and home separately by using different types of trees. The background sounds are helpful as well.
Does what it says on the tin
by annakatet on 2019/02/12 13:37
You grow trees and bushes for not looking at your phone. I like the more “complex” trees for longer time periods and that you can turn on a setting to get coins even after your preplanned time period runs out. It doesn’t block notifications, which I appreciate. I wish there were somewhat better faqs or at least a way to figure out why it planted four dead trees for one failed session.
SO Useful for Homework
by BarkingUptheRightTree on 2019/02/12 08:11
This app is so useful for being present during study times, work, or even studying with friends. This app gives my friends and I have study parties, and this app gives all 5 of us the ability to stay committed and motivated together, even from other continents. So happy with this app.
Probably would have failed all my classes without it
by @miserycircus on instagram on 2019/02/12 02:53
This app is wonderful. I get the worst feeling when the little tree dies, and so this app works wonderfully at keeping me off my phone. It’s helped me get away and study, but also keep me off of my phone before bed. I highly recommend! (If you need to message someone REAL QUICK you can leave the app for a few seconds, and just double click your home button to go back. I would not change this feature.)
Great App!
by Autumn Brutyn on 2019/02/11 21:13
I love this app, it helps me stay focused while writing.
It Really Works
by olie0lamd on 2019/02/11 20:19
I get distracted at work easily and always reach for my phone. This app has helped me save countless hours off my phone during work hours and has helped me become more productive. I actually feel shame when I open my phone while the app is running and it tells me to put my phone down. App is easy to use and understand and I would recommend for anyone who needs help keeping away from their phone during work hours.
Really nice app.
by Melizz20 on 2019/02/11 16:18
It helps so much with productivity.
My Time Spent Off My Phone Has Increased Incredulously
by MustacheInTime on 2019/02/11 01:05
This app is particularly phenomenal at keeping you off your phone, as the risk of killing a tree you have spent time growing overshadows the drive to use your device. For me, I have an added incentive to grow trees in order to save up and purchase the “Grow A Real Tree” option. 2$ may seem like a lot at first, but after owning the app for a month now I could see myself paying more for it.
Forest
by kittylulu23 on 2019/02/10 23:54
I love Forest. For someone who procrastinated a lot it helps me stay focused and on task. I do think you should get more coins every time you grow a tree though, but overall it is totally worth the money!
love
by demarro2 on 2019/02/10 18:33
very good for studying
Very good app but I have some suggestions...
by Anahi182 on 2019/02/10 18:03
This app has cut down my phone dependency by so much!! I went from using my phone on average 8-9 hours a day and now it’s 3.5 hours a day!! (I got these numbers from the screen time app on my phone). This is so awesome, my productivity has never been this high. However, is there a way to restrict the amount of hours people are putting in that are unrealistic? I was trying to get to the top 100, maybe even top 50 in the global ranks so I could get the reward in the achievements page of the app but it was impossible. I checked out how many minutes the top 10 have and they’re each almost at 10,000! How?! That’s over 23 hours a day! This round ends today and it’s just sad how I’ll never be able to reach the top 100, top 50, or top 10 because some people literally go out of their way to plant a tree every 2 hours. The rewards are part of what make the app so much fun 😞😞😞
The tree prices!!
by عصبانة بايته on 2019/02/10 17:46
Why do the prices keep getting more and more expensive each time I purchase a one of them!!! It doesn’t make any sense!! Why would you do that!! I want a refund!
Great app
by Lin chaoxiaobin on 2019/02/10 17:07
I have used this app for two days and it really works. It helps me to concentrate on my study instead of my cellphone. I love it.
Helps me focus, rewards are nice
by TimTomSr on 2019/02/08 21:59
This app definitely has increased my productivity and is worth the low price. It’s nice to have a pomodoro app that tries to stop you from using your phone when you need to focus rather than just serving as a timer. The rewards are also nice and help motivate me to keep using the app since I like to use the app’s white noise sounds while I work.
Useful and pretty!
by K squared 12 on 2019/02/08 17:03
I actually use this daily, versus other apps that do the same thing. Best one I’ve found so far - easy to use, pretty, witty, and I can see the results of my focus (both in my work and in the Forest). ❤️
Polished
by swash.schwa on 2019/02/08 16:14
I was hesitant at first that the price would be worth it, but have been delighted at the polish of this app that others lack. I first tried Flora, a similar app that I believe originated in the same university lab, because it was free and has all of the same basic functionality as this app. However, the developers of this app have thought through the UX much more carefully, and the result is a useful and fun way to put my phone down and focus. Recommended!
Please fix Room feature!
by pumstah on 2019/02/08 12:01
I love this app for all the reasons that other reasons have mentioned before. As med students, it’s been a great motivator for me and my friends to focus and study. Which brings me to my next point - we have noticed that most (95%) of the time we invite a friend to a room to share a tree, the other person does not receive a notification. We’ve had to resort to entering the room code which is arduous especially if we are not physically together at that junction in time. There have been several occasions where the other individual has successfully received an invitation to join the room but that has become less and less often. Please fix this feature because we love it!
Yes ma’am
by Toffeethebunny7 on 2019/02/07 23:24
❤️❤️❤️
Review
by Arabella intersteller boots on 2019/02/07 22:26
Great app for studying, wish I could change the landscape though. That would be cool
Okay
by mylesofconfetti on 2019/02/07 19:57
I don’t like how there’s no timer when you’re on the lock screen. You have to physically go into the app to see how much time you have left. However, when you unlock your phone to do that, it counts it as “looking at your phone” so your time gets broken up. I also don’t like how every time you buy something, the prices of everything else go up. That’s the opposite of a motivating factor to me.
Incredible and Effective
by HelloLovelies on 2019/02/07 17:52
I’ve never written a review for an app before because no app has had such an extreme effect on my life. I was horribly addicted to Reddit. I was spending 5-6 hours scrolling my life away reading one forgettable post after another. I tried content blockers but addiction just made me delete them when I needed to mindlessly scroll. This app is different. The fact that it’s like a game where you can watch beautiful things grow and even make a real difference by planting a tree in the real forest is so motivating. Now when I start scrolling I plant a two hour tree so I can read, practice music, do yoga, or a multitude of other productive things. Thank you so much for creating a wonderful app! Looking forward to more trees and more updates in the future :) One suggestion. I think it’d be really cool if you could have a custom forest where you could pick and choose trees and bushes to decorate your own plot of land!
Motivated
by k8kett on 2019/02/07 17:17
Love how motivated I feel to get things done and the end outcome of planting a real tree! Great way to track and visually see progress!
great app
by r e l i a b l e s o u r c e on 2019/02/07 05:20
Awesome app only downside is you have to pay
Amazing
by Havsber on 2019/02/07 02:50
I’ve never been more productive in my life!
Cute and effective
by YolkoOno on 2019/02/07 02:29
Only works if you feel guilty for the lives of cute little digital trees
Love it!
by Ewitches on 2019/02/06 18:16
The trees are cute and the reminders are helpful. Love that you can grow a real tree in the real world.
Denise
by speechiewoman17 on 2019/02/06 13:47
Love Forest ❤️❤️❤️ A fun way to keep me off my phone! It works!
Great way to keep being focused
by Kevnrocz on 2019/02/06 05:50
I use this app daily and I love it. Every time I have the urge to grab my phone I remember how strong my virtual tree is growing. The last thing I would want for that tree is to kill it because of my lack of focus. In the end it’s kind of satisfying to see how your forest keeps expanding as well while at the same time doing something productive by keeping your mind out of the phone.
I love it
by cutekotek on 2019/02/06 04:59
This is so great and the fact that you can use the coins for an actual tree is so great!!!
Really makes a difference!
by tanabanana13 on 2019/02/05 18:09
I love this app! I don’t use it as much as I should but am trying to get back to it as I study for my boards. I recommend it and have gifted it to college friends before to help with study focus and/or phone addiction. I get very distracted from my studying and need this kind of subtle motivator to stay away from my phone for specified periods of time. I’ve heard friends recommend such free apps as tomato clock or something like that, but Forest (I always accidentally call it “Trees”) is nice because you can visually see your success and trends over time as your forest grows, and it’s gratifying. If you’re a completionist like me, it would also bring you great displeasure to have to kill a tree that you’ve invested any amount of time in, which is an extra push to go all the way when you feel like quitting. I like the concept of seeing something through to fruition for your efforts. I also like that, if you choose to leave your phone open while you work, at any given time you can glance at your phone and see a little motivational message to stop stalling and get back to work! You also have the option to input custom messages, but I haven’t taken advantage of that. Another nice feature is that you can customize tags to indicate how you spend your time focusing, whether it be studying, reading, exercising, or just relaxing. My suggestions: One or two more visual “stages” of a tree. As you set your focus goal, you’ll notice that the appearance of a tree will slightly change at certain benchmarks. For instance, a bush becomes a basic tree at 20 minutes. The tree will gain some extra branches, visually, at 60 minutes, then 90, then finally 120. I like this feature but would love a couple more benchmarks, like maybe a visual change at 40 minutes, as going from 20 minutes to an hour is quite a big difference when intensely studying, and a lot of the time I only want to focus for 30 or 40 minutes at a time. My next suggestion... this app offers you the remarkable option to save up points to purchase a real life tree to be planted somewhere in Africa. To do so is quite expensive (2,500 points—much more expensive than a new tree skin/design for your virtual forest). I think I understand why the price has to be as high as it is (as the developers of the app are donating the tree out of pocket), but my concern is that there is not a lot of incentive to save up to plant the real tree while you are still establishing your use of the app and want to diversify your virtual forest. I just bought my first tree design after much deliberation. It cost 500 points, and the prices will just keep getting higher. Of course I want new cute tree designs, sadly more than I want to plant a tree in Africa. But I still want to plant that tree in Africa. Maybe someday I will own all the designs I like and can then put my extra points towards planting a real tree. I suppose this is more of a personal matter of altruism and priorities than a design flaw, but I still wish there were some kind of reward system or achievement that allowed you to plant a real tree after buying 4 tree designs or something like that, instead of having to choose between all or nothing. I also don’t really benefit from the friend features/achievements of this app at all, as it’s not well-known among my peers and lots of people are surprisingly too cheap to buy a $2 app. So, I hope this app continues to come out with more achievements to make up for all those achievements that I miss out on.
simple and effective
by Woodenmug on 2019/02/05 18:04
Prevents me from looking at phone and give me a sense of serenity whenever I have the urge to look.
Miracle for desk job
by Kamanda21 on 2019/02/05 15:27
Being a millennial with a desk job, I’m constantly distracted by my phone. Now with forest I have a goal (no dead trees) and I leave me phone alone! Productivity has never been this high
Simple, but very useful and effective app
by Footballbangah on 2019/02/05 06:03
Was skeptical, but buying it definitely made me realize how much time I truly spent on my phone rather than studying. Kept me on task and have been more effective!
Have been using Forest for years)
by infula on 2019/02/05 02:04
Hands down my favorite timer!
Amazing app!
by Ameliaeue on 2019/02/05 00:53
Totally worth the purchase! I love this app and use it all the time
So glad I found this!
by Oddomission on 2019/02/04 04:50
It’s a fun and interactive way to be productive. I’ve gotten to know what time chunks work best for me with all the alerts it gives too. Overall it’s a well executed app!
Best focus app
by Hannahlee1219 on 2019/02/04 04:23
Love this app!! Keeps me on track and off of my phone when I am trying to concentrate and motivates me to do my work in a fun way. Has saved me a lot of time for sleeping too!
SO useful!
by SSQF on 2019/02/04 03:23
I really do well with this method (Pomodoro) of staying on task. It is a powerful productivity tool. FOREST takes it up to a higher level with the motivation and visual reward of the forest and the variety of trees and bushes that can be bought with reward points.
Great :)
by amdqiao on 2019/02/04 00:15
Great app. Feel my gpa boost already :)
nice
by dhshsjsusbs on 2019/02/03 23:25
good app
Can’t live without
by nipplegrabbing on 2019/02/03 22:58
So I had bought this once before but somehow lost access to it so I tried something similar that was free. It didn’t cut it I had to have this back. I’m poor and really can’t spend any money at all but this thing keeps me on my game and makes me more productive
Game changer !!!
by KwueenKenna on 2019/02/03 21:48
I love this app. I absentmindedly pick up my phone while I’m studying the moment my mind starts to wonder. Now I see my baby tree doing its best to grow and immediately set down my phone!! The time I “study” has decreased as my studying efficiency has increased !! thank you forest!!
my friend seldomly can receive my invitation inside the APP.
by 喵喵喵喵猫来啦 on 2019/02/03 20:41
besides, why can't we build a room and forest in this room as Long as we want? we have to invite each other again and again! and send the invitation in at least 5 steps.
trees trees trees
by Brizzledahizzle on 2019/02/03 18:46
trees trees trees. trees trees trees trees trees trees. maple pine baobab ginkgo cherry blossom mushroom. tree tree tree
😁
by Dearest Danica on 2019/02/03 04:54
Helps me focus on what I need to do, especially with studying.
great app
by WHAT ARE THOOOOSSE on 2019/02/03 04:33
i rarely write a review but this app is definitely worth the buy. i can finally focus on studying without the distraction of my phone. plus, the trees, bushes, sounds that you can buy (from gathering “studying coins”) are very cute and peaceful. also, you can plant a tree and help the environment ! what’s better than that?
Fun app
by Cuby2k on 2019/02/02 20:46
Works well and helps me stay off of social media where I often get in trouble.
Perfect homework tool
by missshelbyyjane on 2019/02/02 17:45
I use this all the time for both in class and during homework. The Chrome extension is super useful and keeps me focused. The idea of growing a little forest is more motivating than one might think. But it really is a fun, good app.
M0562629
by wjahsmajdus on 2019/02/02 02:59
Great app!
Help toward a good habit!!
by wendymoran on 2019/02/01 23:44
I needed this! Growing the trees (and having the fun of “buying varieties” with coins earned) has been a great way for me to stop using apps/my phone too much. I like how it allows phone calls and Siri texting, for times you NEED to communicate. The best part is that it actually “makes me” want to set aside my phone and do a task, errand, “to-do” that I have on my list, without getting distracted by the phone. Worth the $1.99. But if the company wanted to give it to me for free, I’d be happy to accept 😉😂!
Best App for focusing!!
by Ncsue87 on 2019/02/01 13:01
This app is great! It allows me to stay focused so I don’t “ kill” my tree or bush! I also love that at 2500 points I can PLANT A REAL TREE! 🌳🌲🌴🌳🌲🌴🌳🌲
pretty good !!
by b i l l i e on 2019/02/01 04:22
this app is pretty good but everything gets very expensive and its challenges are too hard to complete, but overall a smart and creative app !!
Great app
by Kirkman Amos on 2019/02/01 02:22
I love this app. I really wish I had more control with the watch OS app. That would make it five stars.
:’)
by rainclap on 2019/01/31 22:32
It’s a smart idea to make an app dedicated to fighting instant gratification by using a rewards system—counterintuitive, but it works! It’s saved me a lot of time. Thanks devs!
Love
by Finna Runner on 2019/01/31 20:39
Such a fun app to stay focused. I use it for reading!
Tree
by Mohammad ACA on 2019/01/31 17:01
Tree helped me a lot in concentration and focusing on what’s important, hope you keep it up, and update it with a new design and colors!
Requires Facebook log in
by JBZEEE on 2019/01/31 15:28
I do hope the developer will find other forms of login. I do not trust Facebook on any device or with any of my information.
Very good!
by ColeP. on 2019/01/31 05:20
I love this app and how you can work towards planting a real tree!
It works!
by tayalexa on 2019/01/30 18:54
If you care about plants and want to build resistance to picking up your phone while trying to be productive, this app is for you!
I don’t know how I ever did work without this app!
by Stephmortiz on 2019/01/30 16:40
Beautiful interface, easy to use, and I love that it allows for group focused time.
Forest applewatch app
by bsjevehejekw on 2019/01/30 10:23
forest is not connected to Apple Watch, please fix this
Love it!
by yamiletreyess on 2019/01/30 07:23
It makes me study!
AMAZING!
by Swankyvan on 2019/01/30 01:46
This app is the only thing getting me through the book and notes I have to take on it for my English class🙏🏻
💜
by EmilySugarWoman on 2019/01/30 00:57
💜💜💜
So helpful!
by Annahemmings on 2019/01/29 22:43
This app is so helpful for getting work done!
Great App
by Ng^6 on 2019/01/29 20:11
Works great, has never crashed, and I particularly like the notifications sent to the Apple Watch. Use this if you want some accountability while working/studying. Highly recommended.
wow
by **TheEpicGamerr** on 2019/01/29 19:39
so cute and so effective! I look forward to studying now lolll not just because i’m getting ish done but because i get to look at my cute lush forest afterwards
Not ideal for Pomodoros but cute
by Uniquenickname227 on 2019/01/29 16:30
I purchased this app hoping that this could help improve focus on my tasks and support use of the Pomodoro method. The idea of having a visual outcome of a virtual forest to show a productive day sounded great. The issue is, while you can certainly set the timer to 25 min blocks of time, this means you can only get the less ornamental (just above the base-model/bush) version of trees since the fanciest versions require setting the timer to longer stretches of time. Over time, this has led to me having to use a second timer to break down a 2 hour block into the 25 min/5 min Pomodoro segments, which ultimately shows the app’s limited usefulness as a fun, standalone task timer. As a result, my use of the app has gradually fallen off (still trying though). One thing that revived my interest was the developers putting holiday themes for the trees/bushes in December. It was a nice touch.
Can’t donate?
by lauren728282 on 2019/01/29 05:57
This app is great and I helps with my productivity and phone attachment. However it is very difficult for me to plant an actual tree with the coins I earned from time off my phone. Every time I am directed to safari, I am unable to log into my account and nothing appears to help me fix that problem.
Finally off my phone
by Fwoozie on 2019/01/29 05:06
Love this app, it allows me to focus and look forward to getting off my phone
I definitely recommend this app!
by Live a Happy Life! on 2019/01/29 04:46
This app is great and helps me stay focused! Unfortunately, I still have to motivate myself to plant a tree and start a task, but you can set reminders to plant a tree to help with this problem... I love how you can plant real trees in the world with this app and help the environment!🌲🌳🌴🌵There are also no extra fees included, which is great! There are some background sounds you can play, but I wish there were some more options... Overall, I think this is a great app that you guys should definitively check out! Good luck staying focused!! 😉🌲 "Life is short, focus on what matters and let go of what doesn't."
Motivation
by DealzYo on 2019/01/29 04:15
This app has been great for keeping me on track with my studies. Getting a tree to put in your forest gives me just a little extra nudge to do my work uninterrupted. Where I used to easily get sidetracked, there is just something about having that tree growing that stops me if I want to google some random fact or click on a news article. Even though the app is on my phone (so my computer is still available), I have no desire to “cheat”. What is the point in a forest full of trees you didn’t earn? One overall suggestion I will make is that the sky is the limit with an app like this. How about a building? A town? A farm? An amusement park? There is definitely a lot of potential here if a talented group of programers want to expand on this whole idea. For immediate improvements I would like more it the shop. I have a feeling that will keep coming though.
Love this app for productivity
by ebeycyanalod on 2019/01/28 22:04
This app is great for productivity and accomplishes it in the most adorable way. I appreciate that they plant a tree for a certain number of hours you remain off your phone. Beneficial for my work efficiency and the environment!
Great!
by AaronOnce on 2019/01/28 21:42
Great app! I use it almost everyday and it keeps me on track, and despite how simple and childish it may seem, it works! Trust me when I say anyone will stay on track with Forest. The app is also simple to use and has good features. Would 100% recommend to every student trying to stay on task.
Easy, motivating, effective
by ijustgetbored on 2018/08/16 04:10
I downloaded the app for work productivity, but it’s made me hyper-aware of how often I actually pick up my phone. For any task, just having the reminder that my phone is not currently available to me is extremely helpful. I’m realizing that I waste a ton of time that stems from, say, just looking at a text that could wait until later. Moral: don’t think this app isn’t useful because you’re not at a desk all day. It has countless uses. I agree with what other users have said about gamification being a good motivator, and the user interface is very appealing. Creating and naming tags produces helpful data. For instance, if you’re concerned about work-life balance, you can see a colorful pie chart with a few simple clicks. One thing: I’m fine with how the trees become more “expensive” as time passes. However, it can take a long, long time to gain sufficient coins after awhile. I’m not asking for instant and easy gratification, because that’s contrary to the spirit of the app. I think adding more achievement bonuses (that don’t depend on having friends that use the app or on leaderboard performance) would be great. Unlocking achievements is also rewarding and something to strive for, so I’d love to see more!
This is the only app I’ve ever truly loved
by mollielarue on 2018/05/22 21:33
I’ve never reviewed an app before, but I love this app so much. I downloaded it after my previous pomodoro timer app, tide, stopped timing correctly, which was literally all it had to do. The timer on this app works, with reliable notifications, and the “gamification” of being focused may seem silly, but it adds a cute and fun element to using a pomodoro timer. Also, the ability to tag how I spend my time (ex: work vs all other things) is an easy way to stay balanced. For instance, I can see if I’m falling behind on daily meditating even if it’s something I’m not conscious of. I can also see someone using this app not necessarily to boost concentration but as a way to literally bar yourself from using your phone for periods of time when you need to be present (ex: during a meeting or with a friend). One more thing I love: I just finished a project that took two months, and I went back and looked at my little forests for that time. Each lil tree helped me get that project done. It’s such a beautiful reminder that everything big happens with many tiny steps!
Adorably Motivational
by LanthanaTitanium on 2018/11/01 19:28
The cute little trees are just so adorable that I start wanting to put down my phone so I can unlock new ones! I am eagerly awaiting new trees to be added. The user interface is very simple and aesthetic. All in all it’s a great app; the only problem is that sometimes I run into situations where I plant a tree but then end up needing to use my phone for something (like if my mom calls or I have to look up something for homework) and can’t wait for the tree to finish. There is a feature where you can have the app continue counting time after the tree finshes growing, so you can work around the problem by planting a short-time tree and then just continuing to not disturb it. But it would be really great if there was some sort of pause feature, maybe with some limitation like not earning coins if you pause it so that people don’t take advantage of it to ‘cheat’ on their time. Or maybe something where you can erase or reset the time, so you don’t have to feel bad about killing a cute little tree when you actually legitimately needed to use your phone for a minute.
Great app and idea, but could you consider adding this feature?
by SCASM on 2019/01/03 21:23
Hello, First off, I love this idea and the app is well designed and visually appealing, great job on that! If you could add the option to have an unlimited timer, and the ability to pause that timer, this app would be exceptional. I guess not so much a timer, and more of a stopwatch since it would be counting time forward. It would be really cool to have multiple trees grow in a day, maybe one tree every two hours or something. I like keeping track of how much time I spend studying, but I can't pause the app's timer if, for example, I want to grab a quick bite or use the bathroom. Maybe an option to not kill the tree if you exit the app would be nice, too. I understand that the point of the app is to get people to not use their phone and be productive, but some of us have note card apps on our phones (ex. Anki) that we use, and so I would want the time spent doing note cards on my phone to also count towards growing trees! So basically I'm asking for a stopwatch feature to the app, that would be amazing!
This app is a GODSEND
by Jram1157 on 2019/02/15 02:22
I have just the absolute worst habit of procrastination, and I have no idea what else to do to help me stop being such a sleaze-bag and stop sleazing around and shirking my homework and studying. I needed something to take my Sleaze level way down from Super Saiyan Sleaze God to, like, just a regular Super Saiyan Sleaze. One day, during my procrastination addiction, I was looking though some apps and I saw it: Forest-Stay Focused. I immediately felt drawn. “I’ll just keep procrastinating and sleazing it up while I check out this app,” I thought. Unbeknownst to my Sleazy Habits, this app would soon become the death them. I use it all the time and have gone from not studying or doing homework at all, to working on homework and studying for over 3 solid hours a day (and growing! As is my forest!). This app is awesome, and I can actually feel my Super Saiyan Sleaze Power leave me. Best $2 I ever spent. If you think about it, I’m only giving up like, a snickers bar and like, one or two 4-packs of Wrigley’s gum. Also, I can’t wait to unlock mushrooms and start sleazing it up with them.
I LOVE this app! A couple of requests...
by Ellerooful on 2017/12/04 16:09
This app is the best for those who need a little visual stimulation and extra incentive to stay productive. I truly hate exiting the app during a work session (thus killing my little sapling), and I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my daily forest grow. The app has kept me from getting distracted by calls, texts, and web-browsing on many occasions. A couple of requests: I would love more kinds of ambient sounds to be added to the "store." Also, please create a version for Mac desktop to keep us chronic procrastinators from using distracting apps and websites there! I know that a basic version of Forest exists as a Chrome extension, but it lacks a lot of my favorite features from the app, and doesn't currently block distracting desktop apps. I'm not such a fan of Chrome, anyway (I prefer Safari). In any case, keep up the fantastic work! Oh! And go check out the SleepTown app by the same developer. It uses the same concept to help people develop better sleep habits, and I can verify that it helps with getting a good night's sleep!
Fantastic!
by w0zbunny on 2017/12/17 20:36
This app has truly assisted me in staying focused on all my homework that i’m getting as i’ve got a lot going on between ap classes, music dedications & the track season coming up. i’ve always had a really bad habit of playing on my phone instead of completing the assignments i should. it’s caused me to loose a lot of sleep and this app has definitely helped with that. overall i totally recommend this app for anyone who has that annoying habit to procrastinate when you shouldn’t. on a side note though my friends and i typically converse about homework and check our answers with one another trough texting and after i’ve planted a tree i cannot respond back, which is the whole point, but id like to see a way i could pause the growth of my tree for say 5 minutes to allow myself to review the information that’s being passed on to me. it kinda goes against what this app is for but i feel it would be beneficial especially for students who regularly converse over their assignments
Idea
by Atari3d on 2018/03/19 14:32
This app is great. What would be really awesome too is if it could have a feature that allows users to track what they spend their time on —it would be a great thing for freelance billing and for getting an overview in general of how much time certain tasks are costing people. For instance, it would be so useful if I could set the timer for say, 25 minutes, and before hitting “Plant,” if I also had an option to name that 25-minute planting session “Storyboard illustration project 01,” or something. And then also to be able to save these task names on a list if such a storyboarding project is going to take me numerous planting sessions, so that I can just select it from a list instead of typing it ever time. With such a feature, I’d be able to look back and see how much time I tracked —good to know for my own productivity, and also to be able to track my work hours all in the same app. Either way, the app is amazing and I’ve already been able to have a real tree planted :)
Really keeps me off of my phone
by Gells128 on 2018/09/15 16:35
A few years ago I downloaded this app on my tablet and loved it. So as soon as I got a device capable of installing the app again, I did! There is just something so rewarding about growing a tree while doing something I actually need to do. I have been known to turn it on in serious study mode or when out with friends so I can really be in the moment. Since the last time I used this, they have added some new capabilities. You can tag trees to say what you were doing while growing your tree. You can use the app with your friends to really make your group focus or actually spend time with each other. And, one of my favorites, you can use the virtual coins you earn from growing trees to plant a tree in real life. If I have one criticism, it is that they set point values for new trees and real trees entirely too high. It is very hard to raise enough coins to unlock even one new tree type let alone get the funds to plant a tree in real life!
Engaging, creative and fun time mgmt tool
by JLeon86 on 2018/12/04 17:02
I usually use an online Pomodoro timer to help me focus and stay on task. However on my new IPad I was unable to get their notifications plus I was still playing on my phone. As a first year medical student my new lifestyle is mainly studying. I needed a time management and focus tool that would help make studying less painful. 😩 I heard about Forest and was skeptical at first. I did not want to pay for the app since I am cheap and thought I could do it on my own using alternative ways. However I was not successful and decided to buy this app. Since purchasing Forest I have no regrets! 😊 I enjoy the ability to track and visually see my progress. I am a visual learner and am positively reinforced by the forest I am growing and enjoy earning money to unlock more features of the app. What sold me was the social impact of the app where you can plant a tree. Love it! Highly recommend and so worth the money spent. Would definitely buy it again.
Love it!! Please add forest animals
by H VanB on 2019/01/25 07:35
This mom is completely addicted to this app, I’ve been using it since July, and so have my kids. I love the idea of this app and find it so helpful to just tell the kids to Go Grow a Tree if they need a break or need to finish homework. Here’s my problem - I’ve unlocked almost everything except for a couple trees I really don’t like. While I could just keep growing different combinations of trees and bushes, what I really wish I could do is to add forest animals. I’d like to be able to earn various forest animals to my existing forests, or maybe start with the animals some times and then add the trees, or add a couple trees and sprinkle animals in. For the shorter time frames smaller animals like birds, butterflies, bunnies, lizards, squirrels, bats, etc. and for the longer time animals like deer, elk, wild pigs, and other regular animals found in the forest. I think the animal options here are endless and also would really make the forests look cool. The animals would just “grow” exactly like the trees and bushes do. The animals should match the various kinds of trees that are available. Some regular, some tropical (for palm tree), etc. Any chance of animals coming soon? Also the smaller animals should cost less coins and the bigger ones more coins. I find it annoying that currently the bushes cost the same as the trees. They are smaller and therefore shouldn’t cost the same as the larger trees.
Life changer!
by crailtap250 on 2018/06/07 15:00
I love Forest! I’m a huge procrastinator and often have issues focusing on work, staying present-minded, or sleeping due to the major distraction that is my phone. Forest has been crucial to breaking my phone addiction and I consider myself better off since I’ve been using it daily. I started using it to plant a 2-hour tree at bedtime to avoid looking at my phone, but I now use it constantly throughout my day to keep things on track. I love the ability to see all the nice “trees” I’ve planted, the coin earning system to unlock additional varieties of trees, and the option to plant a real-life tree as part of reforestation efforts. It took me a while but I was finally able to plant a real tree last month with all the coins I had saved! Thank you so much for making such a positive, life-improving app! To the Developer: I would love it if you added a widget to forest so that I can view my sapling’s progress even when my phone is locked 😊
Most adorable and fun way to beat procrastination
by stephkb27 on 2018/11/16 01:00
I use the Pomodoro technique (25 min focus, 5 min break, repeat) because I know myself and I will be paralyzed with procrastination anxiety if I remind myself “I need to study for 7 hrs today. That is 420 minutes.” Cutting the studying up into manageable chunks of time worked for me after I overcame the hardest part: starting. I needed the Forest app to incentivize me. The Forest app keeps track of the number of minutes I stayed focused for that day (reminds me that I am accomplishing more than I give myself credit for and 420 minutes of focusing is conquerable) along with keeping me accountable for my lovely garden filled with various whimsical trees. I cannot bear to see a dead tree caused by my utter lack of focus (exiting out of the app) in my lovely garden. Who would have known the guilt brought upon by killing a tree would be powerful enough to beat my years of procrastination? 5/5 great productivity app!
The updates and tree variety keep me hooked
by Immaculate Misconception on 2017/12/03 01:34
I have a newborn son, and we have a routine. He wakes me up about an hour to two hours before I’d normally be up for work. I plant a two-hour tree with Forest and I play with my boy. It was hard at first, because babies don’t appear terribly interesting at times, and I’ve had such a long-time habit of checking the morning news on my phone. But when I plant a tree in the morning, I am so focused on my boy and no longer tempted to read or check my phone. He has my complete attention. My wife and I also plant trees right before we sit down to dinner with our kids or watch a movie with them. Forest really helps us to be and stay present with our family. I’ve tried other apps that had similar concepts of growing plants and trees, and when they stopped updating I got bored. Forest has a wonderful variety and updates that have kept me hooked and interested.
Very good app but I have some suggestions...
by Anahi182 on 2019/02/10 18:03
This app has cut down my phone dependency by so much!! I went from using my phone on average 8-9 hours a day and now it’s 3.5 hours a day!! (I got these numbers from the screen time app on my phone). This is so awesome, my productivity has never been this high. However, is there a way to restrict the amount of hours people are putting in that are unrealistic? I was trying to get to the top 100, maybe even top 50 in the global ranks so I could get the reward in the achievements page of the app but it was impossible. I checked out how many minutes the top 10 have and they’re each almost at 10,000! How?! That’s over 23 hours a day! This round ends today and it’s just sad how I’ll never be able to reach the top 100, top 50, or top 10 because some people literally go out of their way to plant a tree every 2 hours. The rewards are part of what make the app so much fun 😞😞😞
Motivation
by DealzYo on 2019/01/29 04:15
This app has been great for keeping me on track with my studies. Getting a tree to put in your forest gives me just a little extra nudge to do my work uninterrupted. Where I used to easily get sidetracked, there is just something about having that tree growing that stops me if I want to google some random fact or click on a news article. Even though the app is on my phone (so my computer is still available), I have no desire to “cheat”. What is the point in a forest full of trees you didn’t earn? One overall suggestion I will make is that the sky is the limit with an app like this. How about a building? A town? A farm? An amusement park? There is definitely a lot of potential here if a talented group of programers want to expand on this whole idea. For immediate improvements I would like more it the shop. I have a feeling that will keep coming though.
My Favorite App!
by Rosie015 on 2018/07/08 04:35
Forest has made a hugely positive impact on my studies and productivity. The main focus of this app is to stop you from getting distracted, which is already amazing on its own. However, there are also other great things about it. It MOTIVATES me to study because the ability to view how many minutes of work I did in a day/week makes me feel so happy and proud of myself, and it encourages me to plant more and more trees. It also encourages me to continue studying even when the timer is done since you can get more coins. Being able to study with friends is really fun, too! The different trees/bushes you can buy with coins you earn from focusing are all super cute as well. Lastly, I LOVE the idea of being able to plant a REAL tree! (It takes a TON of coins, though, so it takes a while to save up for.) Overall, I love this app so much, and every penny was worth it!
Increases productivity
by Wenrl on 2018/11/24 04:20
Forest has helped me stay present over dinner, at work and in my leisure time. I didn't realize how much I actually look at my phone until I started setting time frames to leave it alone and allow trees to grow. I've even scored one real tree planted so far, which is cool. My friends who are with me in body appreciate it. My friends and family in mind who text me do not. I'm okay with that. I've read four books this month and been more efficient at life. I would like to see some upgrades such as an option to save different tree types as labeled for different activities (cherry blossom for studying, birdhouse for cleaning...etc.) and seeing a large grid of all trees ever with a zoom function. Graphics could be better. However, it serves the purpose for which it was created. Recommended! Update: I’d also like the option to grow trees for up to 8 hours at a time. Why the limit to 2 hours?
Thank you so much!
by Kojance on 2018/03/17 02:50
My time has been saved by this! Hi! I love what you have created. I've already gotten things done I wouldn't have otherwise. It would really help though if there were a cumulative forest that you could zoom out and see all the trees you've managed to plant as it grows from a thicket, to a woods to a great forest eventually. I'm a collectionist, so being able to see a visual of overall progress like that would be so inspiring, and something to be able to show other people, so that they can be inspired to get the app. Like something with topography if possible would be amazing, and you could tweet or Facebook, or share your progress if you wanted, and to share the app with other people. Thanks for listening. Love this app! Update. Still live this app and grow a tree any time I need time away from my phone, and the big forest is great.
Loving it so far!
by IndigoMist on 2019/01/16 01:23
I’ve only just gotten this app but it’s helped my productivity loads! The only problem is when I’m trying to use my phone as a calculator or texting a reply and suddenly my trees die, I wish there was a sort of a pause button on it (even though it’s fine the way it is). I also love how you can buy different trees but I wish there were more achievements that one could unlock, I find myself not having enough money to buy items (especially as the price goes up by 100 coins after every purchase). I also wish there was a setting for longer than 2 hours (I usually go out for longer than that but don’t bring my phone with me and I can’t help but lament the amount of coins I wasn’t getting). Besides that, everything is awesome and this app is definitely worth its price.
Need a timer ding
by Britt05142 on 2019/01/27 19:07
So far I’m loving the app it’s really helping me stay on task and focused. The only things I think could make this app that much better are if you set your timer for 30 mins maybe have it make a “ding” sound when you’ve reached your 30 mins at the end of your timer. Or if your still studying after the timer has been set have the app count up and those extra 5 or 10 minutes that you were studying could count toward something bc what happens is I’ll tend to keep looking at my phone when the end is near (bc my phone locks and goes to sleep to save the battery so I can’t see the countdown timer) to make sure I’m not going over my timer bc what’s the point of studying if it’s not being counted and getting points for it. Right?! 😜 Seriously, I’m loving the app though and I’m loving the little tags that you can write your own notes on.
Not ideal for Pomodoros but cute
by Uniquenickname227 on 2019/01/29 16:30
I purchased this app hoping that this could help improve focus on my tasks and support use of the Pomodoro method. The idea of having a visual outcome of a virtual forest to show a productive day sounded great. The issue is, while you can certainly set the timer to 25 min blocks of time, this means you can only get the less ornamental (just above the base-model/bush) version of trees since the fanciest versions require setting the timer to longer stretches of time. Over time, this has led to me having to use a second timer to break down a 2 hour block into the 25 min/5 min Pomodoro segments, which ultimately shows the app’s limited usefulness as a fun, standalone task timer. As a result, my use of the app has gradually fallen off (still trying though). One thing that revived my interest was the developers putting holiday themes for the trees/bushes in December. It was a nice touch.
Excellent for resisting distractions
by PetratoRomiou on 2018/08/04 19:43
This app really works for me. I’m not sure I really care about growing a forest, to be honest, and there are plenty of distractions out there that do not use my phone, so it would be easy to cheat. But the point of this app is to set a 25 minute timer to stay focused, and then to “nudge” you mentally back on task when your mind starts to wander, or if you think of other things to do—check email, get up and get a glass of water, whatever. This app is a reminder that whatever you think you need to do immediately, it can wait and it’s not that hard to stay focused for the time remaining in your 25 minute work session—and if you succeed you will be rewarded with a new “tree” for your forest (if that is important to you). It’s also good to see your progress day by day and week by week.
Absolutely lovely and effective, worth $2
by LucaSunDawn on 2018/04/13 20:30
I have really really really been enjoying this app. I have spent considerably more time off my smart devices and in my real life simply by planting virtual trees :). Everything is perfect about it, it has daily forest growth squares that adds into the larger grid of your long term forest and keep the data for when and how you were of you smart phone. If that isn’t complete enough, it has a setting to turn on to track your phone usage, very compare his experience and pretty, if not horrifying data haha. It’s really just been a joy, and very effective. Haven’t made an account or even explored the online factors, oh and get earned only (non purchasable 😌) coins to buy a super fun variety of trees and bushes, which I hope continues to be built up. Okay, worth two dollars, bye.
One of my favorite apps...
by EyeSeeEwe on 2017/12/03 23:02
Update: I mistakenly said this app was missing a feature which it actually does have. I wouldn’t have noticed if it wasn’t for the quick and friendly response by the app developer. That just goes to show that these guys really do care about their users’ experience. ... This is a great app. It helps keep me away from the phone. The previous version gave you extra coins if you stayed off your phone longer than your set time. Now it only gives you coins based on your set time. The drawback to this is that you have to repeatedly go back and set a new goal once the time is up if you want to be rewarded. That means being distracted by having to reach your phone. Overall, a useful app, just a little less than before.
This app is charging my life
by Kittykat710 on 2018/06/02 03:26
First, I would like to say thank you to the creators of Forest. I am a highly distractible person, and my life has been a battle for focus (often a losing one). I honestly didn’t think this app was going to work so well. I’ve tried many techniques to attempt to focus, including the Pomodoro technique that this app employs, but have never been successful. Forest is the perfect blend of Pomodoro timer + game. The reason it works so well for me is that I love trees and flowers. Thus, it provides me a reward that I actually want, that convinces me to not just give up and let the tree die in order to indulge my Pinterest addiction. I have a feeling that if wanting to “grow a forest” isn’t something that interests you, this may not work as well. It does help that you have the opportunity to grow real trees, thus adding an altruistic reason to succeed in focusing. Forest is also simple to use, has adorable art, and sports a decent selection of trees and bushes to work toward for continued motivation to use the app. I hope they continue to add new types of flora as once I “complete” the game aspect of this app I may not feel as compelled to use it. All in all, an elegant solution to phone obsession.
Great App for Focused Production!
by Obscure Table on 2018/12/26 00:41
I find that Forest helps me maintain productivity and lends a solid framework to getting things done. I currently use it while I learn programming, specifically JavaScript. I would tend to either cram to much or get infinitely distracted and not do enough, and through consistent practice I’ve managed to improve my abilities through repeated 30 minute sessions with 5-8 minute breaks in between. I’m not saying the app is a magic cure all - really, it adds a gamified framework that rewards you slightly with points when you complete your timed sessions. However, this importantly makes the act of training your mind into solid shape more focused and fun, and has helped me at least get more productive at work I found very boring at first. I highly recommend this app!
As Effective as You Are Honest With It
by Daeryu on 2018/03/19 01:49
Forest has been a good tool for preserving both my productivity and phone battery. The pie chart it provides (after you tag each session with a category) also helps break down where your time on Forest is going. As a more competitive person, having a ranking system between my friends and I is helpful. Having more trees and bushes is something I enjoy looking forward to; the last update was a fun experience. While I understand the idea of an increasing 100 coin cost with each tree bought, I found myself taking a mental L after prices started going beyond 1000. Otherwise animated trees. That’d be amazing, and I wouldn’t mind earning a ton for coins for those. Something that might be fun to see in the future are personal challenges. I enjoy the achievements and their rewards offered by the app (i.e. X consecutive days rewards and X many days’ worth of focus time for coins), and it would be nice to see more of them. Reward variety in the form of exclusive trees/bushes or planting actual trees is also something that’d be cool to have. TL;DR: effective app. More trees (animated trees? ✨) and bushes to purchase/earn and more achievements with rewards would be cool.
Changed The Way I Spend My Day!
by Makhailla Morris on 2018/02/04 18:53
I’m very easily distracted, a habitual phone checker and struggle with my ability to focus. I used to pick my phone up every 2 minutes, even less, just clicking the phone screen to see if anything new had happened or just to check the time (even if I jut checked 45 seconds ago). When I downloaded Forest, it took some time for me to actually get the ball rolling and utilising it as much as I can. I love knowing how I spend the minutes in my day. I love the productivity I feel when I’m in a flow state and am not distracted by a cellphone going off, I love how much work I get done when I’m not spending one minute refreshing all my apps for every five minutes I’m working on something. I use it to time things I hate doing, like the dishes or studying or mopping. I use it for things I love, like yoga, running and reading. Plus, every few minutes I spend allows me to receive a coin, which will eventually build up until I’m able to plant a REAL tree. This inspires and drives me to spend mindful minutes in order to have the reward of doing something good. All in all, I LOVE Forest. I do wish we could customise our dashboard, though. 10/10
Amazing app!
by Monica Orozco on 2018/08/04 21:35
I have been able to read countless of pages for school using this app. Not only does it have a friendly interface, but it also has lots of cute features such as being able to use coins collected to add to an array of plant life. If you choose not to use your coins like myself and save up, you can also help out a nonprofit organization by giving them coins to plant trees in 3rd world countries. I have tried many pomoduro timing apps before this, even my own Apple timer. But nothing seemed to work. This app has truly be able to save me from failing classes, but also helps me manage my school and social life. I was hesitant about investing money in this app at first but it truly has been a lifesaver. 10/10 would purchase. 👍
Great Just one Issue
by Tiffanypup11 on 2018/07/21 04:24
This app is great! I started using it a year ago for school and it has helped me a ton since I’ve always been the procrastinating type. I never want to kill the cute little trees and always feel so proud after I’ve stayed focused for the time. I also love the option to take a couple minute break in between timers. It helps me calm down but not forget to get back to work.... However I have just ONE issue. The problem for me is I sometimes over estimate how much time I will need to get my work done. Usually it’s fine but on the rare occasion where I do finish early there is no way for me to stop it without killing the tree. I simply wish there was a way you could tell the app you completed your work and no longer need the timer without murdering an innocent tree.
Amazing!
by Ryan32801 on 2018/04/01 17:04
Update: After the developer responded to my review not more than 1 day after I left it, I wanted to update my review. Just as I state below, the app is wonderful. I forgot to mention they also offer a program where you can spend your earned coins to have an organization plant a REAL tree. It’s a really great app. I totally recommend!! I absolutely love this app. I’ve tried every other anti-procrastination app out there, and none have worked for until I found Forest. The fact that it still plants your dead tree makes you feel guilty because you’ll be able to see it. I feel like that’s the key right there. The saying “out of sight out of mind” really applies here. It’s NOT out of sight so it’s NOT out of mind. I really like this app, it is definitely worth the price Also, there’s a chrome extension. You manually put in which websites you are NOT allowed to go to, so you can still use your computer for work (blacklist), or you put in the specific websites you ARE allowed to visit, and anything else will kill your tree (whitelist). All in all, this is a great app and totally worth the money if you really need help with procrastination.
Fantastic!
by Jüliá B on 2019/01/06 02:45
I use it to get some study time in. I have a huge procrastination problem and had my doubts since I never spend money on apps, but i caved in and spent the two dollars and THANK GOD I DID. One, if I don’t use the app i feel guilty since i spent money on it. Two, there are goals within the app, like growing a real tree and customizing the trees you plant in your forest which makes it kind of fun. Three, you see all of your focus progress and it makes you feel like a focus BEAST. It makes you really appreciate the effort you put into your work, whether it be school or your job or whatever. Definitely recommend, coming from a big cheapo! Thank you forest team for promoting healthy habits, I could never be more grateful
LOVE LOVE LOVE😍😍
by Ilovesoren on 2018/09/18 23:02
Forest is one of my absolute favorite apps. I use it every day when I am doing my homework to help me get rid of my distractions. The tag feature is really cool and lets me see just how much time I am spending on certain subjects. I have just recently started using Forest to lock down my phone and track my other activities such as soccer practice, family dinners, and school. The only thing I wish would be different is if Forest would be more customizable so there would be more things you could do with the leaf coins you earn. More things to buy with the coins would give me A LOT more incentive to earn them. Even still this app most definitely completes its purpose and I will continue to build my forest.
Incredible! I’m amazed.
by thaesino on 2019/01/26 15:07
In the first stage, you ignore the app. You continue procrastinating and slacking, the app serving only as a reminder of your ideal, more focused self. In the second stage, you open the app. You fail numerous times and your efforts come to little fruition, until finally one day, after a week of focus, you reach stage three. In this stage, you rely on the app to guide your focus. Things are actually getting done and you’re amazed at how such a simple thing has reigned in your potential for productivity. And the one day... One day, you reach the fourth and penultimate stage. You no longer need the app. Simply having the icon on your phone is enough to deter you from using your precious time doing anything extracurricular... including even using the app. All focus had finally become internalized, and the app, being a mere external vehicle, also seems to waste your potential for focus. In the final stage, your phone vanishes, app and all. I’ve obviously not reached this stage as I’m reviewing from my phone, but you get the point. App really does work, if you’re willing to put in the work yourself. Otherwise, it’s useless.
Arboricide a great deterrent against slacking
by Arveras on 2019/01/02 03:06
Forest has been my go-to solution for making my phone inaccessible when I need to buckle down and work, or when I just need a break from my phone. The threat of killing a digital tree before it’s had time to grow is real! I love the variety and number of different tree and bush types - it keeps me eager to unlock more - and I love even more so that you can use your points to plant real trees. My only complaints are the limited range of times you can choose and how long it takes to accumulate points for smaller intervals, but these are minuscule gripes. I would highly recommend Forest to everyone looking to gamify putting down their phone to live a better, fuller life!
This keeps me so productive!!
by marcbear9 on 2019/01/08 01:26
Every time I would download this app I would delete it because I never opened it. About 2 months ago I decided that I was on my phone way to much and I wanted to challenge myself to do better. I re-downloaded this app and it has been going great! The layout is fantastic and the motivation tactic works like a charm. It is 100% worth the $2 and I recommend this app to everyone. Even without the extra trees/bushes this app is great to help you stay focused on your tasks. The cute extras are just an added bonus. In short, this app is great for getting what you need to get done, done. All you have to do is find how this app works for you and get in a routine for using it.
Works amazingly well, even if it’s painful, haha
by Rhomy777 on 2018/12/03 05:05
Really, this app made me painfully aware of how much I pick up my phone. I didn’t realize it had practically become subconscious for me to pick up my phone to do something literally every few minutes. Like, it was shocking for me. I do wish there was an ‘allowed app’ feature or something, because I love to use this at work, but in my work team it’s pretty common to use texts to communicate, so I usually end up setting it for short 30 minute bursts, and then checking for team member texts. I get it would somewhat defeat the purpose of the app, but it really would make it more work friendly. 10/10, would recommend though
Effective focus app
by Mmacmahon on 2018/03/19 17:52
Far better than you typical Pomodoro style app. Having the consequences of “killing” a tree is more potent than just cancelling a study timer. You’re motivated to rack up more focus time, and thus coins, to buy more types of trees to grow! Letting you focus with and compete against friends is a smart feature too. Have played with loads of productivity apps and this is simple, charming, and extremely effective. One idea—have a “hardcore” mode where you put money down on a focus timer. If you complete the time, you get your money back. If not, it goes to the tree-planting charity in the app. As a reward for completing the time successfully, you get 1.5x or 2x the number of coins as your normal focus session!
Fun!
by jessqtran on 2018/09/23 20:48
App motivates me to just hang on for just a few more minutes and keeps track of all the work I do! It makes it feel like 25 minutes (the min for a tree) isn’t soo brutal and I definitely try to fit in some assignments whenever I have down time! However, the global competition is ridiculous! I don’t think I’d ever be able to get on to the top 100 unless I’m whitelisting all apps and constantly refreshing the minute it’s done! It seems people are doing 24 hours a day 😂 and thats kind of unfortunate because I want more accomplishments to get trees. Still love the app! It’s obviously not that important if I can still rate the app 5 stars; More accomplishments in general would be nice :) 🤷‍♀️
I LOVE THIS APP !!!!
by PJ Manou on 2018/03/24 11:51
The only bad thing about this app is that it costs money, but it was worth it! I always plant a tree while I'm in class, doing homework, at work, or while I'm sleeping or out! It's addictive to watch you beat your own personal best daily scores and to see where you rank every week, globally. I think one of the main reasons I chose to pay for this app is the way that it immediately is giving back to our environment and to people across the globe! How cool is it to be able to log out of our social world and sit back and provide something so basic, but so useful to groups of people who are struggling? This app is amazing and I am committed to using this app for over 400 minutes a day!!!
Great app! Would love more options!
by Corjebs on 2018/11/23 16:35
I don’t know if it would defeat the purpose of the app for most, but I’d like there to be a function to be able to make phone calls or texts. I don’t use my phone for calls or texts unless it’s important and I hate not being able to use it to write or call back right away. Since the app is working for me I’ve avoided doing it but today I finally had to kill a tree to call someone back. I like that I can at least accept calls and it doesn’t kill the trees. I know some people can’t stop texting or talking and maybe having this function would be detrimental to the intended use but it would be nice. I think people’s main problem in all honestly is social media, then text messages.
Best concentration app out there
by MaddieTheReviewer on 2018/07/28 23:03
I’ve tried several methods to focus on studying or schoolwork, and this is the only thing that works for me. Even though the tree isn’t real, the thought of killing it hurts me worse than I would like to admit, and it really helps me focus!! And the sounds are so nice to listen to, it’s wonderful. I do have a suggestion though!! I wish that when we have our phone locked to preserve battery, we could see how much time we have left without unlocking our phone. That way, we don’t have to unlock our phone every time we wanna see how much time remains and we don’t break focus as easily. Just a suggestion!! The app is fantastic and I love it to death, good job
Great for procrastinators
by xxexfxx on 2018/11/13 03:03
I can set regular timers but I’ll just ignore them, scrolling on instagram til the timer goes off, and then hit restart. Once the tree is planted, though, it’s study time. The option to plant trees with friends makes it even better because my friends can motivate me without even being there! This is an app worth buying. I raved about this app forever but I know everyone’s apprehensive about paying for apps. I tricked my friends into buying this app by saying “hey, can I have $2?” And when they said sure, I told them “cool, I need it to buy this app on your phone”. 😈 They end up thanking me!! Nobody will regret having this little app on their phone!! Highly recommend!
Fantastic!
by Reggie Gephart on 2017/11/15 22:27
I've been using this app for a few months now, and it's definitely helped me get work done. Even though I don't go on my phone that often, it's a good reminder to stay focused on the task at hand. If I do feel like going on my phone and need to work, I'll just open this app and set an allotted time to stay off my phone. I highly recommend this app to anyone who is serious about getting work done, so that the motive to keep your tree alive accompanies the desire to get stuff done. Even if you lack self discipline, I think it's worth a shot. I really like the assortment of trees, so you can set goals to get new trees or get enough coins to plant a tree in real life. Great app!
Everything I was looking for
by Spontaneousorangepeel on 2018/05/12 17:06
This is an amazing productivity timer! It’s better than any others that I have tried. I love the cute graphics and fun concept. I have two suggestions. I wish you got extra coins when you grow trees with friends. Because it is easier for your tree to die, I think there should be a better reward at the end. I also wish there were more even more trees to unlock, that the bushes were less expensive in the store than the trees (because they are smaller and less cool) and that I could whitelist some phone apps that help me be productive. But even with those tiny suggestions, this app is amazing, and I will keep using it.
It has helped increase my productivity and decrease my phone usage!
by Kawaii Kait3017373938 on 2018/01/26 19:17
If you're anything like me and you get distracted easily by your phone, this app is perfect for you. Apps like Moment are great for people to become aware of how much time they spend on their phone, but the app Forest is fantastic for helping people actually stay off of their phone. The visual forest one can build gives an extra boost of motivation to stay off of your phone. I would say it was well worth the two dollars spent to buy this app. The only thing I would change is increasing the potential tree growth time to more than two hours. If you need to get stuff done, this is the app for you!
Incredibly Useful Time-Management App
by Sibwisbwuebwnw on 2018/09/20 22:06
I normally don’t write reviews, but this application deserves an exception. At first I thought it might be somewhat useful; I’ve not found that Forest is an integral and important part of my life. The minimal reward sequencing of Forest, planting a virtual “tree” when you’ve completed an adjustable time commitment to stay away from your phone is a friendly and positive reminder to avoid distraction. The fact that the Forest application actually plants trees when you’ve accrued enough focus currency makes this a wholly incredible idea. I would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves scrolling away valuable minutes and hours of their lives.
Super useful!
by PersonQQA on 2018/02/03 03:34
The Forest app allows me to put my electronics down, and get things done! I resist the temptation to check my email when I know I need to stay focused by planting a tree! This app lets everyone in the family to put down our electronics for dinner, an activity like a game, and for everyone to get our tasks like homework, grocery shopping, and errands done! I like to use this app to just plant a tree to go outside for awhile! In the Forest app, you collect points for each tree you grow, and you can spend those points to unlock new trees, plants, and background noises! This app is the best, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a way to get away from their electronics for awhile!🙂👍
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