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Forest - Stay focused

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+

About Forest - Stay focused

Forest is a popular productivity app that helps people beat their phone addiction and manage their time in an interesting and pleasant way. You can download Forest for iOS and Android.

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What is Forest

Does your smartphone keep reporting to work and distracting you? Then you can use "Forest" to better concentrate. With the app you plant a tree that only matures when you leave your phone lying around. 

How does it work?

If you are trying to concentrate on your work, it is often a hindrance when the smartphone keeps informing you of a new incoming message. Forest keeps you from picking up your smartphone again and again. The mobile application uses a simple but effective concept for this. You can plant a new tree on the Forest home screen. This grows to full size in the next 30 minutes. However, if you use another app during this time, the tree dies and you have to start over.

If you are dependent on your smartphone at work , you can define certain apps in a whitelist that do not lead to a termination. In addition to launchers and lockscreens, you can enter a maximum of three different apps yourself. To see how often your attempts have been successful or unsuccessful, you call up the overview in the form of a forest. If you've been productive, you'll see a particularly lush forest here.

Overall Rating

Forest offers you an interesting motivation for successful and concentrated work. If you feel that your smartphone is distracting you from work, you should definitely try this app. The trees you have planted will soon be so close to your heart that you will not dare to pick up your phone. The app also evaluates how much time you spend on your smartphone every day.

We have also created an overview of the best productivity apps for iOS and Android for you.

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App Details


Android, iPad, iPhone



Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No



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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!

• Function based on the Pomodoro technique (a.k.a. tomato timer, pomodoro timer)
• Plant lovely trees and stay focused on what's more important in real life.
• Turn your focused moments into a lush forest.

• Earn rewards and unlock new tree species.
• 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.

• 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!

• 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!

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