Forest - Stay focused

Productivity · 4+


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: • 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. GET MOTIVATED • 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. 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 Mindful Minutes of Apple Health App. • Track your daily phone usage and screen time. • Recall memories of your planting journey with our brand new Forest Timeline! 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: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: We also provide browser extensions. Find out more on! #get disciplined #reduce procrastination #GTD #study #student #work #freelancer Credits *Sound Design : Shi Kuang Lee *Some icons appearing in the app were made by Freepik from and are licensed under CC BY 3.0

Viewer reviews from iTunes

Amazing! (5/5)

Creative way to stay on task!! - Stonethatthebuildingrefused

It works! (5/5)

Great app, works well, and has helped keep me off my phone for hours each day. - Big V Esq

This app is a gem! (5/5)

This app has increased my productivity so much! It motivates me to stay off my phone and focus on work. The only thing I would add is the ability to turn on Do Not Disturb mode from within the app. So that when I plant a tree, my phone automatically goes into Do Not Disturb. - Wombat2607

Keeps me on track (5/5)

My friend convinced me to download this app for studying in medical school! I am so happy! Definitely helps to keep me productive and off my phone :) - Mellie1023

Fun! (4/5)

Good stuff! - Daveski78

I like planting trees (5/5)

This is a good way of making myself present in “meat-space.” - SoulEspresso

was great before the most recent update! (1/5)

i like to use this app for studying and it's super cute but after i updated the app today, it tells me that it detected a manual time change and cancels my tree so it won't corrupt my files. this doesn't make sense to me because my time doesn't change and now i can't really use the app! please fix this soon, i'm in finals season - Shauna (:

Favorite App (5/5)

Amazing concept, really helps me stay focused when I need to study or do homework, and the fact you can get real trees planted on earth is incredible! - WerdnAMonroe

It works (5/5)

If you like games like animal crossing but want to be productive the. This app is for you. By forcing you to stay in app and giving you gamified rewards it gives you no choice but to get to work. - Thisiskaiya

Please add a widget (4/5)

This app is very helpful. Please add a widget. A widget would be very convenient for setting and checking the focused time during the day without having to unlock the phone and open the app. Also please allow for the timer to continue for longer than 2 hours. Sometimes I work for longer than 2 hour periods and it is not counted as time. - Orion623

5 stars (5/5)

This app really helps especially with me coming from a generation that is constantly on my phone. This helps me stay off my phone. - J wikle

Love it! Should use it more (5/5)

I think the interface is cute and it game-ifys being off of my phone while studying, I just need to use it more! - Alydooodle

Super helpful! (5/5)

Finally got me off of social media for long enough to maintain my gpa! - createnickname?no

I LOVE IT! (5/5)

This app is not only making me focus and get work done while using it, but it is also making me study for longer than I usually would AND making me actually look forward to studying/doing an activity to use the app. This app is really motivating and helping me work towards my academic goals! - liljaa1

A Simplistic Masterpiece (5/5)

Forest is at the heart of focus. With no advertisements, bugs, or gimmicky features, it offers a truly unprecedented experience that relaxes, engages and motivates. - swagmonk

Great (5/5)

I get so much done! - Bern26

Great! (5/5)

It would just be cool to have bigger trees for the longer you avoid other apps, so you could really see how much you’re trees have grown. - Lhkj

Great Homeschooling Tool (5/5)

My children and I enjoy this app. We plant trees and bushes during homeschool activities and chores. It’s a great timer tool, in addition to teaching intentionality. - Lyndse Marie

Amazing (5/5)

Forest 🌳 is really helpful. I used to have trouble with homework and distractions; my phone was a big part of that. I tried make restrictions for myself but I could never live up to them. When I got forest not only did my grades go up but my self confidence because I wasn’t worried about not having an assignment done. I feel cleaner. And there are all of these beautiful trees you can unlock. Best focus app ever!!😄 - Kawaii_Narwal16

Good for increased productivity (5/5)

If you use your phone too much while studying and need an incentive based app to help you, download this one - chmooney1232

I love this app! (5/5)

I use this app all the time! Sometimes it can be hard to put my phone down and concentrate, especially when I'm studying material that's otherwise kind of boring. This app really helps me unplug and the trees are so cute! You really start to care about your little forest. - SuperLTM

Everyone should have this app !!! (5/5)

I use this app on the daily; it is a good way to stay on track, especially if you are dependent on your phone. Please get it everyone !!! - Brandon calderon

Great but just one thing (5/5)

Helps me stay focused — almost perfect, but Sometimes you do get an important text or call and it would be nice if you could get a 30 second break option. - umbitch

gettin that education (5/5)

im a big procrastinator. im awful at focusing and a prey to social media. i fall for all things social and all things media. thankfully this app exists. not only do i virtually grow trees, but i also contribute to “planting trees irl”. the best app if u are a procrastinator and is tryna cop that education. get ur education quick and ezpz without frantically finishing until the deadline. get this app ASAP, get ur degree ASAP - yo homie a.

Focus (5/5)

I’ve never been so productive and effective in my entire life - fhkbosniiiueopqnansndk

Most helpful app (5/5)

I don’t have words to describe how much my phone distracts me. I’m writing this review in between growing trees as it is the time I’m allowed on my phone but for all the rest of the time, I grow trees and I focus. Brilliant app! - tome980345

Love the app-cant wait to plant my tree (4/5)

Just wish there was a way to know more details on the tree that gets planted - mialeinchen

Cute and helpful app! (5/5)

This app has been great for my productivity! I’m a compulsive phone-checker, and will often waste hours playing around on my phone. With this app, I plant a tree and know I will be productive (or at least find another way to goof off...) ;) for at least that long. The little trees are so cute that I want to see them grow and earn coins to buy more! Highly recommended! - FreeFallFanatic

Great! (4/5)

It is very helpful, and it makes it easier for me to get off my phone. My one complaint is that if I need to check the weather or make an important call I am not able to do so, and I have to kill my tree. - ingi408

Wonderful (5/5)

Helps you stay focused while helping the environment, I adore this. I use it at work and while cleaning or studying! - I didn't do it

Great for time management (5/5)

Love this app! It encourages you to manage your time wisely by blocking out life’s greatest distraction (this electronic device!). The visualization of a lush, colorful forest is wonderful. And I just find that once I hit the timer I have a much greater focus on the task at hand. If nothing else, this app does a fantastic job of helping me stay on track on busy days. I highly recommend Forest to anyone that wants to get some of their precious time and, frankly, their life back. - Jkrowling99

Absolutely lovely and effective, worth $2 (5/5)

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. - LucaSunDawn

A great time checker!! (5/5)

This app keeps me on track by motivating me to not go on my phone during studying because I want my trees tonstay alive!! - Cutespheal

I appreciate this app (5/5)

It definitely helps me stay focused. Plus, I love growing a forest. - Jewelsey1020

Very effective (5/5)

I have cut down my phone usage drastically. - marsoopian

Fantastic App! (5/5)

This app. paid for itself within the first 24hrs. It’s simple, but genius - hands down one of the greatest productivity tools I’ve seen. A must-try for anyone addicted to their phone (which is most of us). - SpaceCowboyLA

Timer (5/5)

Please make a toggle switch to hide the motivational text(“You’re almost there!” “Stop phubbing!”) Please make a toggle switch to hide the countdown timer. I want to occasionally glance at my phone and look at the little icon of my tree growing but I don’t like seeing the timer. Thanks!! - Buhruce

Awesome product (5/5)

This is an amazing productivity tool. Not much else to say. Any app that makes me more productive at work very quickly pays for itself, and Forest has done that. Nice work, Forest team! - Neb_eng

Keeps me focused, plain and simple (5/5)

I wrote my doctoral thesis with help from Forest. A simple yet reliable way to avoid distraction. - TD in Arlington

Mmm, mmm (5/5)

Hella good for productivity and what not - BigTony559

So useful (5/5)

I notice now just how distracted I can be. Such a powerful tool for focusing and tracking where I’m spending my time and energy on a daily basis - gpspower

It has already helped me so much! (5/5)

I really enjoy the cute little trees that you can grow in this app! I’ve only had it for 3 days now, but whenever I have stuff to do and don’t feel like it I just turn this on and get it going. 10/10 helps me stay focused and motivated to get stuff done! - ***😡😡😡

Brilliant (5/5)

Loveeeee this app. I’ve never actually bought an app but this looked promising and it’s AWESOME! Love the idea of making it fun by having the ability to get different bush and tree species once you gather enough coins, as well as sounds. Very easy to use and worth every penny. Who doesn’t love games that involve unlocking and collecting?! - Echobrie

Great App! So Helpful! (5/5)

This app really helps me get stuff done and not get distracted on my phone. I would highly recommend this app to anyone. It's very rewarding to see how much time I spend focusing on work and makes me want to focus more to grow more trees. I love this app! - megferawr

Perfect (5/5)

Awesome way to set up your own Pomodoro timers. Growing a forest feels satisfying and is a great way to family studying. - Makatahoy

I love it! Gamified pomodoro timer (5/5)

The only thing I struggle with is receiving the notification that my tree has finished growing. If I put my phone on do-not-disturb (for focus) then the Forest notification is also silent and easy to miss. I wonder how to work around this. - Xmjh

Forest (5/5)

Best App ever!! - Ralitsa999

Loving but Sign Up (5/5)

I’m really enjoying the app but the sign up feature isn’t working for some reason. - 1234512345--Jen--122345

Peaceful (5/5)

Rewards, such as after X amount of focus time and X trees planted, are great. The trees are super cute too, almost like a succulent screensaver for when i need to focus. - BearyMary

Good tool to improve efficiency (5/5)

It is a useful but cute APP! - 谢谢楔子