Forest - Stay focused

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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!

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*Sound Design : Shi Kuang Lee
*Some icons appearing in the app were made by Freepik from and are licensed under CC BY 3.0

Forest - Stay focused App Description & Overview

The applications Forest - Stay focused was published in the category Productivity on 2014-05-10 and was developed by ShaoKan Pi. The file size is 108.20 MB. The current version is 4.0.3 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

## Introducing Forest 4.0
- You can now invite friends to plant trees together! If somebody uses his or her phone while planting a tree with friends, all the trees in the same planting group will wither. Invite your friends to a focus challenge now!
- Recall memories of your planting journey with our brand new Forest Timeline!
- Track how much time you spend on your phone each day with our newly introduced phone usage tracker!
- A redesigned friend system. A mutual follow is now required to become friends, providing users a more private space to focus.
- Native iPad support. Plant trees on your iPad now!

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Forest - Stay focused Reviews


Wonderful app!  jismnxbchx  5 star

Have been kind of addicted to play games on my phone. But this app helps me stop checking on my phone all the time.


Relaxing and Firm like Trees themselves  CuriousCraves  5 star

I've been struggling multiple times to find a quality timer to try the pomodoro technique, but I found this great app a while back. Though the point system can change a little and it'd be great to fix the feature for "allowed apps" on smartphones, I find this app well-made and informative about their goals and such. I also appreciate how they partner with actual organizations to plant trees! Good luck to those also trying to fox their time management skills.

Lizzie. Desu

Super cute!!  Lizzie. Desu  5 star

It’s worked really well for me so far, I recommend it to anyone who has trouble keeping off their phones


helps me study  meghantron_  5 star

10/10 best $2 I’ve ever spent on an app


It worth every single penny ✨✨  Sofygomezt  5 star

The concept is great it keeps me working because I want to have a beautiful garden an also have the ability to plant a real tree, I don’t get distracted and I work longer hours. It’s worth the investment 💕


Favorite app!  dbm510  5 star

Its super cute and helps me focus

mon o the woods

Forrest  mon o the woods  5 star

This app is called forest


GREAT APP  diyana  5 star

really useful but only if u care about ur forest otherwise it’s a waste cause ur gonna procrastinate anyway


Good  Daiaan  5 star

I like

ganja goon

Love this app!  ganja goon  5 star

Having a hard time just getting it done?!?! This app is for you. Who knew the prospect of killing a fictitious plant could be so motivating? When I m really struggling to do some writing this app helps to keep me focused. Admittedly, the growing plant is enough motivation for me to dig in and get’er done.


Perfect  Lollycat345  5 star

With the work around re whitelist - using device for study purposes, and extended time, this app is fantastic. Developer's response to questions is fantastic. Thank you.


Love my forest!  crazymumma4  5 star

I love being rewarded with seeing my forest developed by not being distracted.!


4 Stars so far!  appychat  4 star

This app has so far helped me stay more focussed.


Wonderful except for the creating a room  Julie898963  4 star

Your room creating part of the app doesn’t work. Have sent email to ask friends to join room, not received. Code didn’t work either, said it already exists.

Weea the Boo

Excellent  Weea the Boo  5 star

A brilliant app, with intuitive features and an excellent feeling of incentive. I use it as a study timer, and a challenge to stay off my phone for whole days. The amount of customisation is awesome, with colourful trees and shrubs to decorate your weekly timeline (which you can show off to your friends) I certainly recommend this app, for anyone who needs to study or curb their phone-time.


Nice app  lawengin  4 star

Good app to keep you off the phone.


Awesome App!  Emily_may321  5 star

So helpful with study! I use it mainly for study and it really does keep me from opening my phone cause I want my little forest to grow each day! I use it for social outings as well sometimes and it works perfectly there too!

Woody End

It’s counterintuitive, but it works  Woody End  5 star

I was a bit sceptical about using an app to wean me off IT - but Forest’s main message (‘Stay focussed’) is what it really delivers on. Like having a personal trainer at the gym, it gently encourages you to stay with a sustained task (reading, writing, editing, whatever) without giving in too soon. ‘Just four more minutes ... just three more minutes.’ The app started me at 25 minutes and I’m now stretching that to longer periods of sustained focus (like adding more weights to a familiar routine at the gym). The tree-planting reward? A bit goofy, but at least it’s a fun way to show yourself how many sustained sessions you’ve achieved in a day. The other stats are helpful little rewards too.


Great app  Bad\good  5 star

Great app to keep you concentrated, track your productivity and give you incentives to work harder and stay on task. Would recommend, you just have to stick with it! They also claim to be using your virtual money (when a certain amount is made) to be planting not just the fake trees you see on your screen but real ones! Just another great incentive to work hard :))


Boy howdy am i getting better at studying  Realgud173  5 star



Love this app  annasophia99  5 star

Definitely so much more productive with forest!


I love this app!  иøø∂ℓє  5 star

It keeps me so focused, and I haven’t had any problems with it.

Witchy fun!

Super helpful  Witchy fun!  5 star

I do a lot of freelance work, and Forest helps me stay on track. I love planting many different kinds of trees and seeing my forests change week to week.


Amazing 💫  Moe12220  5 star

This app has been very helpful for me and really enhanced my productivity throughout the day . Didn’t imagine that such a simple idea could be so benificial ! Love it


Good  Habcjcks  5 star



Love it!  Gueslly  5 star

I really enjoy this app! It keeps me motivated and focused!


Best way to study  Neinei1985  5 star

Great idea, forces me to stay off my phone while I study and I get excited when I plant a real tree!


Best productivity app  Touchmytoaster  5 star

I was using Moment before but Forest is the only app that keeps me on task and off my phone. The reward you get when you’re not on your phone motivates you to stay off it.


Great for focusing at work  icough444  5 star

This app keeps me focused for short amounts of time at work and has made me more productive. I appreciate the sleek design and ease of use! 😊


Love this app!  Constanz_a  5 star

It really helps to stay off my phone and it's beautifully designed.


Motivating  Justxjade  4 star

Really motivating, you almost feel bad for the tree if you leave the app and let it die!

Sunshine lollipops rainbows

Love it  Sunshine lollipops rainbows  5 star

Five stars


Best app for concentration  LauraRoseYW  5 star

Helps me to stay off my phone whilst studying. Never realised how much I looked at my phone until this app came along!!


Fantastic app  (Irish)  4 star

Great idea, handy and works really well. Only thing that could be improved though is make the timer go up longer, I think 2 hours can be too short


A great study incentive  Deeol99  5 star

Really amazing, it gets me off my phone while I'm studying! And it does it through rewards not punishments which is refreshing❤️


Good app, but no network connection all the time  黃袁琦  3 star

I have to say this is good idea to keep me focusing on work. However after buying one tree, I can not get another one which makes me lose interest of this app. Also this app has some place holder even. Pretty disappointed.

irish khaleesi

Best app I've ever downloaded  irish khaleesi  5 star

Such a simple idea and an easy app to use. Simply the best app I've ever downloaded. Not only does it help you in study (or whatever else you use it for), but it really does give you incentive to keep the phone out of your hand and get down to work. I set it to over 1hr periods and I don't notice the time going by at all. Not only does it benefit you, but when you build up enough coins you can plant real trees in other countries. I mean.. all credit to the makers and developers of Forest, a truly excellent app. Nice to be apart of something that does good somewhere in the world too!!!


Great concept  Qman79  5 star

Really good idea for people who want to cut back on needlessly looking at their phone every two minutes.....and also do a bit of good too. The only tweak I would suggest is to have a night time setting.....otherwise you can end up resetting the timer each time you wake up at night


👍🏽👍🏽  Mimiyupitsme  5 star

It's pretty motivating, I wasn't studying for a few months because I was just bored of it, and now I am -just to satisfy myself my seeing an field full of forests and feel like I'm being productive

Hamza El Gehani

Fantastic and so effective  Hamza El Gehani  5 star

I have been reading a lot of books recently because of Forest.


Great app  FPL Fan  4 star

Good app


LOVE  Liekiebom  5 star

Forest is an awesome way to track your work but also to help you focus without the ability of technology taking that focus away. Absolutely love it!


Forest  Lonzyponzy  5 star

Beautiful - very well designed; no adverts or complications with the app. Works perfectly for what it’s designed to do


Thank you!  Ilovecod1  5 star

Has helped me pass matric!


Ingenious!  8bitbard  5 star

Forest has really helped motivate me to stay focused. Knowing that my productivity can translate into real world environmental change helps give me a reason to set my phone aside and leave it.


Ms  JoeyFern  1 star

The times in the public does correspond. I lost my first 120 minutes! Why????

mango.cream (liv)

yay🌿🍃🌱  mango.cream (liv)  5 star

this is such a great app! i'm in high school (grade 10) and i used to be really bad at not looking at my phone when i studied, but this app helped me so much. i don't know why, but it really works for me. besides the fact that it is a great tool to focus better, it is also really freaking cute so yeah 100% would recommend. thank you〜🌿🌱🍃


Amazing App  BMWorthy  5 star

I'm a longtime fan and anticipate that I will be for a long time to come. Timing my productivity has been amazing for my motivation and I love all of the different graphs that are generated.


10 points to Gryffindor  JaggerXXCKfly  5 star

Very helpful and motivates you to stay off your phone. Once you have felt the accomplishment of growing a tree you are eager to grow more


Love!  LaniR95  5 star

First time I have ever studied for 120mins. Straight without looking at my phone! Where has this app been all my life. #soproductive

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