Forest by Seekrtech

By ShaoKan Pi
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. • 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. 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

Great app (5/5)

Keeps me focused and on track. - Guuuuuuuû

Excellent app (5/5)

Love this. The sounds are really calming and keep me focused! - Katie11101

Great for ADHD and college life (5/5)

I am absolutely obsessed with this app! After being diagnosed with adhd my freshman year of college, I’ve been in search for a way to block out my time to focus without distractions. I use it for homework time but also in the morning, I’ll set it for 20 min as i get ready to avoid getting off course as I prep for my day. Highly recommend it! - ArtsyRivi

10/10 (5/5)

Awesome! Helps me focus on my schoolwork - positivedork

Awesome!!! (5/5)

I’ve become increasingly more productive by using it. WORTH THE $$$ - EafdeAfd

Best pomodoro app by far (5/5)

The gamification of caring for a cute little tree really helps me to want to stay 100% focused on what I'm doing. As a college student and a but of a ditz, this app is a godsend! - Yesacly

Pomodoros (5/5)

Love the app it's helping me a lot, I'm using Pomodoro technique combined and would be great if you add clock ticking sound and plant tomatoes. - Zumbis do Brasil

It works! No joke! (5/5)

I was totally skeptical. But this really, really helps keep me focused! And surprisingly more even effective than the “threat” of killing a tree, which is motivation in and of itself, is the incentive that if I stay focused for so long I earn points I can use to redeem other kinds of trees. I’ll be studying/reading along and have a thought like, oh I need (read “want”) to do *this something* on my phone but then I remember that I don’t want to disturb my tree and I’ll get back to it later. And I stay focused!! Suggestion: could expand beyond earning additional trees into different flowers and plants and maybe park features like fountains/benches? - Slvrhrn

Cute And Effective! (5/5)

To the plant lover this app really helps keep you off your phone when you need to work. The adorable trees and the potential for them to wither makes keeping on the app and on track in terms of phone app temptations very easy. - AvaraLaven

Helpful (5/5)

The incentive behind planting trees is awesome, not only does it help you focus but you can build a real tree! I feel guilty every time I have to kill a tree. This app really works for me 🤷‍♀️ - Estergracee

Almost there (4/5)

It's a great way to avoid phone distractions. However, it could be improved upon by having the app give better notifications of when the period concludes. As it is know you have to keep your own time. - spar1974

The one I sticked with (5/5)

I tried many different apps. This is the one I sticked with. Thanks Forest - ZFayyaz

Tree hugger (5/5)

It’s pretty incredible that I can make a tiny difference in a developing country by not using my phone. Love this app! - Mind.over.murder

Perfect app, just needs one extra thing.. (4/5)

I definitely love this app and you guys deserve more than 5 stars. But I just want to add one suggestion: can you guys add more special effects like the winter one, and also provide more choices for trees/bushes/etc? Surprises will keep users excited ;) esp those who don't have a big ddl or goal ahead. - Schu. Zhan

Forest (5/5)

This app has helped me tremendously! I don’t have the urge to check my phone as much when studying anymore . It has helped me focused and I study more effectively now . Thank you to the creators of this app . 5 star APP! - Qapital review

Honestly my favorite app to track work (5/5)

Such a very helpful tool! Truly works especially for keeping me off my phone for chunks of time and ironically motivating to see my forest grow and grow :) - Greendog31

I’m productive AF (5/5)

I’m getting so much done with this app!! - Hamh91

Get work done! (5/5)

I use this when doing chores, hanging with friends, doing homework, watching movies, basically when I’m doing anything I don’t want interrupted by me instinctually responding to that text. Amazing app for those who have trouble focussing, like me! - Kellieoctw

Please allow phones to lock (1/5)

i used to be able to lock my phone and leave the timer on, but now, it will kill your trees if you do so. please change this! - Proninjagurl4

Very efficient! (5/5)

This app makes my Day way more efficient! - Amiya B.

I’m in love with this app...on accident. (5/5)

This app was recommended by one of my friends. Don’t get me wrong, I love this app so very much, that even when I drop my phone...I check to see if this app is ok. Ok maybe I don’t do that, but I care a lot about this app. Anyways, my friend recommended this app to me and I was like, “ok”. So I went to the App Store, didn’t see what I was doing, downloaded it, and told me, “thank you for your $1.99 purchase. And I was like WHAT! But its ok that it’s only $2.00 because I FRIGGIN LOVE IT. It has helped me stay organized, on accident. So thank you forest. And thank YOU for reading this very long thing. P.S. you should get it! - Ieuxjdusknchd

Very helpful (5/5)

I had heard about this app via a podcast and forgot about it. I was reminded recently of it via a vlog and then again on Twitter. I’m so happy I downloaded it. I feel inclined to get more work done and I never want to click “give up” so I make sure I complete whatever allotted time I set! - Kay_slays

BEST APP (5/5)

Best App to keep you focused on your daily task! Thank you so much 😀 - Faith.Y

I've stopped procrastinating!! (5/5)

This app has worked wonders! After school, I would procrastinate and not do my homework. I would be on my phone a lot, and I would ACTUALLY start my homework at 6 pm. After getting this app, I don't procrastinate anymore and now I finish my homework early. Creating my own little forest has driven me to study and concentrate and I absolutely love it. Get this app right now, you won't regret it. - Hydrogen Gas Bomb


This app helps me focus in a productive and fun way. - Hanniean

Free from phone! (5/5)

This app really works for me because I love trees. I would never kill a tree, even a digital one, especially for something stupid like looking at my phone. I don’t WANT to look at my phone all the time, but I’m addicted to it. This app gives me that little push I need to stop for longer periods of time than a few minutes and it helps me get things done. I use it for work, reading, spending time with people, and even when I go to bed. Wonderful app, thank you! - rockstarkate

Why can’t I delete my feedback on the app? (1/5)

I want to delete my feedback on the app. - txzid1395

Lol (5/5)

Good for focusing - Taoaoaoaoao

Yay focus (5/5)

My dissertation might actually get done now... - PASwiss

Helps m focus with all its cuteness. Love the break timer (5/5)

Nothing more to add. - Zvisa

Yasss!! (5/5)

This app totally helps me focus and today i was working on my AMI homework and stayed super focused!! Got one of the best apps ever!! Super awesome!!! - Emma324

Can’t start from Watch? (3/5)

Love this app for phone, but disappointed that you can’t seem to start a session from Apple Watch. It’s a TIMEr, so better support for Watch seems like a no-brainer. Please fix! - Kat Ingalls

Best Productivity Ap In the World (5/5)

I’ve tried many productivity apps but so far this one is the best. I like that it keeps me off my phone so I can stay focused. I also like the tracking by tags and the earning of coins to make purchases such as different sounds or trees. - Tw1908

Very good app (5/5)

I love the forest! It helps me to focus a lot. - happynhappy

Love it (5/5)

I don’t know why I care if these trees die, but I do. Even if I’m working in my laptop, goofing off feels like cheating. I also used the app a ton on my family vacation. We stood in lots of lines at Disney and it would have been really easy for me to just check my phone (and stay on it). Instead, I was engaged with my kids and playing games with them and talking about the trip. I’m sure other people don’t have the bad habit of reaching for their phone the moment they get bored, but I do. This app has been great for curing that habit way back and stopping me from zoning out and then wondering where my last 25 minutes went. - AWR Gator

Honestly the best study app I’ve ever used (5/5)

I was recommended this app by a studygram that I follow, and I decided, “Sure why not, it’s only $2.” And BOY they were right!! I have an awful time actually sitting down and focusing while I’m either doing my homework or taking notes, or even staying off my phone in class. This app makes everything so wonderfully easy. It forces me to stay off my phone and actually pay attention. I’ve tried timers and everything under the sun, and this is really the only app that works for me. Spend the $2, or whatever it is now, you won’t regret it!!! - MissMandaMax

Amazing (5/5)

I love this app, at first it kinda seemed a little stupid(like why would you want to save your online tree) but once I downloaded it and started using it I found it helped so much, and when my tree did die once I felt so bad. I would totally recommend this it helps so much, it is totally worth the $2(btw I found this app from Natalie's outlet YouTube video on how to stay productive) - gymnastics harry styles

has changed my life (5/5)

forest had seriously changed my life and has helped me not to procrastinate. yeah, it’s 1.99 but it’s truly worth it! plus, if you have enough points you can plant a real tree highly suggest - I_sa__bella

It helps but... (3/5)

This is a nice app-well designed, easy to use, and it does keep me off my phone while studying. My only complaint is that I wish you could earn more coins for the amount of time spent studying. It is taking a long time to grow something besides a pine tree! - Emdog6666666

Turns studying into a game! (5/5)

This app invokes a competitive instinct that makes it effortless to avoid looking at your phone, because if you do – you lose! For me, this kind of challenge is almost a necessity for motivation, and this app has totally achieved the feat of placing a sort of game-like challenge into whatever it is you should be doing other than looking at your phone. - steventhedrummer

👍🏻 (5/5)

Excellent app for staying focused when studying, there should be an app like this for the pc! - SeaNoname

God I love this app (5/5)

Who knew the idea of killin a tree would be enough to disincentivize business - lola damsorrow

Good app to avoid getting distracted (5/5)

I primarily use this app to keep myself from getting distracted while studying or doing homework and I think it does the job pretty well to keep my focused. Good app. - Skyler Mammenga

So helpful for studying! (5/5)

Before I got this app, I struggled with distractions when I was trying to study. But no more! - Thatwhichendureth

Just fine (3/5)

I don’t think the simple function serve any help to help me stay focus at my work or study. Not sure why it’s so overrated... the ui looks nice though! - lovelife1988

I love it 😍 (5/5)

OMG this is the best app ever! I can do my studying and homework without stopping to play with my phone. I’m in middle school, so this is a biggie with all the work a girl gets. I really like the feature where you can listen to some calm sounds while you are doing work. It is definitely worth the money I paid. I hope you developers can keep on improving this app. 😁 - hello,it mieee

Crashes on weekly forest view (3/5)

I uninstalled the app but this is still happening. Iphone 5S with iOS 10. I used to love this app, please fix it! Update: This seems to happen when the new week has only 1 tree. - KinamiT

Love it! (5/5)

Love this app! Keeps me from checking my phone constantly, so I can FOCUS on my project at hand. 👍🏼👍🏼 - Heather-Health Coach


This app is the best! Made getting work done so much easier and motivates me so much! Totally worth the price - Kikigamelover

THE stay on task app (5/5)

I actually heard about this app, when one of my university friends did her ‘Study Hints and Tools’ presentation solely on this app and the idea behind it. I was first skeptical of the Pomodoro Technique, not believing that the timing of studying or working could greatly affect your productivity; I was wrong. I have been using this app for almost two years now and it has gotten me through my final semester in college, where I was writing a 60+ page thesis, taking 5 classes (15 credits), teaching 20 hours a week at a local public school and doing 20+ hours of work study on campus. The concept helps your brain focus by working for 25 minutes (you can also set the time length that works best for you I like 45/15) and then take a 5 minutes break or 25/5. It literally teaches your brain to focus for the amount of time you set, and then during your break you can respond to that text, call your mom bs k, walk around, get a drink of water, etc.. I now work for a demanding job in a community based space with loads of distractions and am still using this app to stay focused and get work done. I can’t recommend this app enough for folks who have a hard time getting refocused or staying focused on work or who sometimes just needs that little bit of positive reinforcement to get them through a daunting task. - AndreaPhooenix