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I like it a lotTo be honest, I really like this app. I think it’s super helpful, and super beautiful. I really like the grid layout and all of that. My only complaint is that I think that although the developers know this already, it is silly that there’s a limit on how many real tress you can plant through the app. my biggest complaint however is not necessarily with just this app but also similar apps that reward you for focusing which is that they don’t really get of a full Pomodoro experience, i.e. letting you set up multiple cycles of 25 minutes of focus and 5 minutes of break. Instead, you have to open up the app every time you finish your focus session and click to set a timer for the break and go back to the app after the break to start the focus timer again. Of course, this isn’t a dealbreaker on the app for me, it just means after that five minute break I will often get distracted and forget to come back to the app. Other than that I think it’s a great app and adding the classic Pomodoro experience would push this app to five stars for me..Version: 4.36.2

Great for keeping off social media when you chooseI use this app at least several times a week (and should probably use it more often!) to help me schedule productive time where I am NOT ALLOWED ON MY PHONE - especially social media. It works really well for me and means I’m much better at sticking to my timings. I love the trees you plant when you’re successful and am slowly collecting my virtual coins so I can plant a real one eventually! Love the little messages it gives you to remind you to put down your phone if you try and pick it up mid-productivity session! Great app, have recommended to lots of people I work with to help productivity..Version: 4.40.0

Makes studying fun!Never thought i would say that, haha! i really do enjoy using the app, and i definitely notice a change in the way i study. i feel more concentrated with the manageable time intervals, helps me stay off my phone, and the growing the tree is a cute and effective incentive :) worth every penny! but i do wish that i could see all my trees that i've grown since the beginning. also, i would like to have a pause button for the longer interval times (35+ mins) for when i need to go to the washroom or grab a snack lol.Version: 3.28.3

ReviewHelps me focus fr.Version: 4.68.3

This app is a game changerI’ve been using this app for about 3-4 years now and it’s about time I reviewed. Honestly at times (especially during covid) I’d be lost without it. Having always had a bad tendency of using my phone too excessively, once I flick this on I feel like I have some obligation to not cheat on myself and complete the set time. I’ve been using this during my studies, at work and to maximise my weekends more. Even at times when you really want to procrastinate and try to cheat the app, it’s pretty much impossible and your tree will die. Couldn’t give a more positive review of this app..Version: 4.38.2

Surprisingly effectiveI didn’t think it was worth an actual app just to tell me to split up my study time into easy blocks, but I decided to give it a go after reading the reviews. It definitely reminds me to stay focused and not get distracted by a notification or a random thought leading to a loss of time accidentally scrolling through social media or messaging friends. The only thing I would change is to have a more clear notification for the end of each session. I can get too involved in lectures or videos which means I’m not using the music provided & I never notice when the time is up. I end up going too far over time and feel a bit like a zombie/consume too much content and it’s a bit of a wasted session. If it could flash on and vibrate to notify me of the end of the time, that would give it 5/5 from me..Version: 4.9.3

Very usefulThe only comment I have is that the next tree type increases in price as you buy a type, which I think is unnecessary. Other than that, it is great!.Version: 4.10.6

WOW!This app is truly amazing! It has really improved my concentration when studying and motivated me to be on my phone less. I love the rewards system when you can collect coins every time you set a timer and leave your phone. Then you can use those coins to purchase new trees and bushes to grow as well as new sounds to focus your mind! I also love that you can see your forest and how much time you’ve spent studying or off your phone. This app has also helped me to want to be on my phone less and to look at the world instead of a screen. I know it’s annoying that you have to buy it but trust me it is soooo worth it and you WONT regret it! I’m currently saving up my coins to plant a real tree and save the forests one tree at a time..Version: 4.10.6

Amazing app!This app is amazing! It is really motivating me to have some study time, and spending a lot more time off my phone. Haven’t killed a tree yet which is great! I love how as you spend more time on focus, you get coins which you can spend on unlocking trees or planting real trees. So worth the money.Version: 4.54.3

A very good appThis is an incredible app - its helping me track my productivity and helps me to focus on a specific task. I really like how the graphs have shown me where I lull (typically 2-3pm ish) during the day, and how I can label different times to different jobs, so I know how I’m splitting my time. The graphics are very cute, I like all the little trees, and I like that I can also put some of my coins towards plant real trees, not just virtual ones (there is currently a max of 5 ‘real’ trees - I hope it increases soon!) . I highly recommend this app. If I had to change one thing, I’d like an update to the design variances in some of the flowers. For quite a few different tree species, the icon varies slightly at different time points (e.g looks slightly bigger at 1 hour vs 30 mins), but the flowers don’t get the same love! It would be really nice for the flowers to look bigger when you’ve spent longer focusing..Version: 4.69.1

Very effective tool for focusSo, as an 'executive' (whatever that means), I'm quite organised/have good systems. That said, continually working with/against maladaptive emotional states (also have a therapist, lol) - worked with lots of pomodoro apps in the past - this is first one which actually works over the long term in respect of genuine lever against procrastination or distraction. And that's said as someone who has no particular love for trees. Clincher for me is that I don't want any dead trees on my plot. Reward mechanics work well too, re: gaining credits, buying new tree varieties - cute and pleasant. Secondily, other people who come in to interrupt for some reason recognise that I'm growing a tree and find it entirely reasonable that I can't stop - namely my wife. Unexpected effect, lol. I only use it for deep focus/long term projects (re: masters assignments; blog posts; reports) and not in day to day - this works for me as it allows me to really be unrelenting in not accepting interruptions and part of that is only using it when I know I can schedule some deep work (being the only type of work that I personally need help with focus and procrastination.) Well worth £1.99..Version: 4.6.3

LOVE LOVE THIS - ( can we have fireplace sound added to next update 🤩)As the title suggest, I am a HUGE fan of this app and have been using it since my A-level years. ( I’m now half way through Uni♥️) and it has really helped me reduce my addition to my phone or feeling the need to constantly check it. It is also so useful for the Pomodoro technique! A little suggestion for possible future updates 🙈 can you add fireplace cracklings sound to the store please? I personally find it so calming to study to and nice to match with other study musics. Perhaps there’s others who would also like this type of background sound? It will be such a lovely lovely addition and surprise really if Forest team sees this ♥️♥️.Version: 4.28.0

Fantastic for studyingStudying for medical exams. This app is excellent for helping discipline. It gamifies time spent studying also with a nice feeling building of a forest. It’s definitely led me to study more than I would have without it and helps with a sense of satisfaction. I find being able to ‘tag’ activities one of the best features, and have used that to keep track of what subjects I am studying most, and will keep an eye out to make sure I’m doing a bit of everything relatively evenly, by looking the pie chart that is automatically produced by this. Worth it..Version: 4.18.0

My kids love it!My kids (6 and 7 y.o) saw me creating my own forest and became very curious about the app. I let them to play around a bit and they got very excited about the whole idea. So I downloaded it onto iPads and the results are amazing. I've added tags like "outdoor play" "reading" "sports" "chores". "Morning routine" etc If the kids start getting distracted I warn them that will have to "cancel" (kill) the growing tree. That keeps them very motivated. Less time In front of TV and more time for outdoor play, reading, piano. Also we added each other to friends and can see our trees growing, do one task together. Very happy to find a way to motivate girls and make them focus on a task!.Version: 4.8

Awesome!This app is amazing! It has helped me to stop procrastinating and begin studying or cleaning or whatever the task is. Deep focus mode is also super helpful when you don’t want to use your phone while studying! Highly recommend!.Version: 4.11.4

Improved my grades from a “D-“ to “A+”I don’t usually write reviews on apps but this deserves app my 2 cents. If you are like me where you see your phone even if you have tons of homework and you get distracted by social media and you do homework last minute. Then you need this app. Before I bought this app I had “D-‘s”and “F’s” in all my classes. Everytime I Would get home from highschool I would immediately go on social media. But with Forest my life is completely different. I now have “A’s”In almost all my classes and if not an “A” the a “B+”. When you sign up into Forest you are greeted with 2 trees that you can plant and then unlimited other trees that are so many cute designs. When I got the app I expected it to be confusing but it’s not. Forest shows you where everything is when you get the app. You can have to up 3hrs for a plant to grow. Over all best app I’ve ever bought for myself..Version: 4.57.1

Productivity Has IncreasedI am a year 12 student and I’ve been using this app for about a month now and I have to say it has really increased my productivity. It’s definitely worth the money and it’s especially motivating to see how long you’ve spent studying each subject and to personalise your Forest. It’s an amazing app and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to boost the number of hours they work everyday. It’s good that I can’t exit the app or pause the timer so it really pushes me to continue doing work. The only suggestion I would recommend is that I want to be able to change tags halfway in the timer, incase I want to switch to a different subject..Version: 4.33.0

Excellent!I haven’t had the app for long but the idea of growing a tree while you’re working gives you not only the goal to finish your work and stay focused but you also achieve growing a tree to add to your forest. The simple things in life please me and the thought of putting all the effort in to grow a tree I only to kill it by exiting the app actually does motivate me to finish my work and not check my messages all the time. I think this app would be good for kids as it is teaching them that if they stay focused and do their homework they will get a reward of a cute little tree at the end of it. I also love how by staying focused you can actually plant real trees through their charity..Version: 4.20.2

Easy to use, and effectiveForest is easily my favourite productive style app. For a one time payment of three dollars you get a lot of features. You can either set a timer or do the deep focus mode. With the timer you set a time in which you have to be productive on a certain task. I love the new deep focus mode. Sometimes getting into the flow of task rather than saying you are going to do it for a certain amount of time is easier for me. They are so many cute species of trees that you have to earn money to buy and it’s fun because it gives you something to look forward to. I really love this app.Version: 4.62.1

Forest ReviewForest is a great app and I recommend it for everyone who wants to reduce screen time or focus for work or hobbies. It’s unique feature of planting trees really does motivate you to not pick up your phone. Personally I have got so much more work done thanks to this app. It also gives a visual representation in a pie chart and also most productive times of the day and week this helps focus down in those areas Improvements to make Although forest is a great app, it does need some improvements in my opinion - to be able to change the tag of what you are doing DURING when the timer is on (it’s annoying when you set the wrong tag for something and you can’t change it during the timer because otherwise it kills the tree) - when a timer/tree is started, to get a notification saying when the tree will be planted eg if at 3 o clock there was a 2 hour tree planted a notification would pop up saying “tree will be planted at 5 o clock - to be able to set the time in hours and minutes rather than in minutes (this just makes it easier because usually people work in hours and minutes rather than just minutes) - when checking the timeline of events, to be able to update the note/tag All in all forest is a great app and I highly recommend everyone to try it!.Version: 4.29.2

Actually WorksFor some reason this app works. It works really well.. whether it be to help me study or sleep or whatever I use it for it works. The small messages and cute trees make this app 100% worth a few coins..Version: 4.8.7

Definitely Helped MeGot this app sometime early this year, and I love it. Helps me focus on my work, and growing my forest is a great motivator. Also tracks the amount of hours you’ve focused on a particular activity. I usually use this for studying, and drawing. However, I wish the app on iPadOS was landscape view option, especially that pretty much every iPad has keyboard support. I also wish that it would sync passively, instead of manually syncing it with my phone. Other than that, love it and wouldn’t get anything else. With every cent.Version: 4.43.0

Download NOW!! to beat procrastination and enhance productivity.I rarely leave feedbacks for Apps, idk why but that's besides the point. After facing a lull in productivity and motivation with the lockdown and being back at home I decided to check this app out and silently wished for it to be worth it since I was paying to try it out but im very pleased to share with you all that it has indeed been worth it. It's great to use when tracking your production levels, and comparing it against previous moments really serves as a motivation and encouragement booster. I love the new stopwatch feature which actually suits me when I feel motivated to work but don’t want to risk a withered tree should I lose concentration but also the countdown feature is perfect for when I need a little push and tell myself “just do an hour” I kinda wish organisations like schools can purchase this and use it to facilitate motivation in times like this. Also it would great if there was a section where you could input a target for example if your target was to study for 5 hours on that day. But there app is constantly updating and improving and I can't wait to see what they come up with next, I only wish that I found this app earlier!! Would have planted so many real life trees!! ( yes you can do that!!).Version: 4.34.2

Really good appIt makes me focus.Version: 4.73.1

Amazing for productivityI love this app so much to help me study and stay focussed on my work! The only thing that I would prefer is if we can set goals for the amount of focus time each day, will help me more..Version: 4.33.1

Great for studentsI know I’m not the only one who’s a pro at procrastinating which is why this app is a great motivator for those who genuinely want to get things done. It’s not just for study but for other things you’d like to focus on whether it be cleaning, reading, exercising etc Totally recommend!! You get to plant some cute little virtual trees! Or if you’re a real pro, you get to save your coins and plant REAL trees!!.Version: 4.25.3

Fantastic!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.Version: 3.29.1

Best app in my always using listI love this app. It has helped me to fully improve my performance. Great and useful mobile application Thanks God bless.Version: 4.69.1

Great for productivityIt really helps blocking the notifications and focus more on your work. I have seen a drastic change in my screen time since forest..Version: 4.67.1

Really good app!Really good app to not only make you stay off your phone but also encourages you to study so you can build your little forest. It’s super cute and you feel really proud when you’ve grown a tree. Also I really like the “break” feature and it’s super encouraging to go back to studying. Worth the $$$..Version: 4.10.4

10/10Love it.Version: 4.70.1

Oddly satisfying and usefulI have found this to be quite useful. For some reason, I feel the need to actually be very productive when using this app. Even though I use my laptop for internet study, I close all social media apps as I feel guilty using them while growing a tree on my phone. Using a timer lets me focus for a period of time and then I give myself a ten minute break and start again. This is the only study app that I have found that helps me to be productive and it’s strangely satisfying to watch my forest grow. Love it..Version: 3.28.7

GreatI love this app!! This is the first app I actually bought with money so that tells that I really did like this!!! But one thing I would change is instead of a notification there should be an alarm to tell you that time is up. Now I constantly have to look at the phone and keep it by me to see if the times up, and if it’s not by me then a lot of time passes by. For that reason I gave you guys 4/5. So please change the notification/alarm option. Maybe you can put in an option for people to have a notification or an alarm. Sorry this was so long!!.Version: 4.10.6

100% Worthy InvestmentI do not buy apps. Ever. It is against my religion. However, there was a quiz made by this app going around Twitter that told people what kind of plant they were. It was Pure™, so I looked into the app itself. When you need to get something done, you just set the timer and start planting a tree. I am an AWFUL procrastinator. I am procrastinating right now by writing this review. I can rarely be successfully guilted into not procrastinating. But when you leave this app, the tree you planted starts to die. Nothing has ever motivated me to stay off my phone more than a pixelated tree’s life in my hands. The app will even play soothing music while your tree grows. Everything about the aesthetic of this app is amazing and it actually works, if you find yourself saying “I’ll just text this person back really quick” then end up scrolling Twitter 30 minutes later. PLUS you can help plant real trees. 10/10 a great app, definitely worth the $1.99..Version: 4.17.3

Incredible for people with ADHDAs someone with ADHD who struggles infinitely with focus and maintaining my attention on one thing, especially with a phone within my grasp, this app has been an absolute life-saver. Before I started using this I would zone out, mindlessly pick up my phone, get lost on social media or some app, and completely forget I had been working or doing school work to begin with. As soon as I unlock my phone and see the Forest app open, I’m reminded of the task I was originally trying to focus on and it prevents those rabbit holes I would get lost in. Getting to see the physical manifestation of your focus and hard work is priceless. Not only do you get to see your forest and know that each individual tree represents 2 hours of focus, but you can look at each day, week, month, year to see the exact amount of hours you spent. I was really down on myself and felt like I wasn’t spending enough time studying. This app made me realize I’m actually spending a full 40 hour work week on homework, studying, tests, etc. It was a confidence boost that I am actually putting in the work..Version: 4.52.2

Love It!Super great for all your studying needs! Really helps me stay off my phone when I need to buckle down to write an essay, the timer allows me to stick to a study plan without having to check the time every 5 minutes ! Totally recommend..Version: 4.8.5

Love it and usefulVery useful for person who cannot control themselves about using phone whilst studying. It’s hard to give up while I’m studying with this App. Cuz I don’t want my tree died.Version: 4.8.7

INCREDIBLE… just AMAZINGBefore I used to struggle a lot with managing my study time as I would always sit down to study and then find myself still sitting on Tik Tok and Instagram an hour later. This app should definitely be over $50 for how much it has helped me. I am absolutely obsessed with the cute trees and plants and the study sounds are amazing! I can’t stop going on about this app and talking about it to everyone I see. Would 100% recommend, even if you don’t struggle with screen time. It also helps with tracking and managing study hours. Believe me, the small price of $7 is worth it!.Version: 4.60.2

Keep motivated, consistently get stuff doneIt’s amazing how hard it is to get even two sets of 25 mins of focused work done each day, this app will help you track how well you’re doing. Works best if you can get your colleagues and friends to using it too!.Version: 4.7

PausingIt’s a nice app and I really liked the coins system. The only thing I would say could improve is to have an option where you can pause your timer if you have something you need to do on your phone for two minutes (without killing your tree). Or to have an option to set short and long pomodoro rounds that automatically start. It would greatly help to stay focused because I wouldn’t have to set timers all the time and kill my tree whenever I need to take an important phone call..Version: 4.52.0

Intriguingly calmingA very simplistically artistic application. It helps with distraction as it makes you almost feel bad that you don’t let your tree grow. I also love the idea that taking a break from your phone, regardless the intent, can be used to help regrow trees. The group function of this app is also very helpful as it increases the amount of trees grown and it also promotes distraction free group activities such as study. Study is in my opinion the best use for this app as I sit down knowing I am doing something good for myself, the environment and my phone battery :) I also love how much more control it’s given me when it comes to impulsively opening snaps or messages from colleagues, now I just let the notifications roll in and feel really good about it..Version: 4.9

A really cute app for productivityTo be honest, I only just recently started using the app since my testing week is coming up and I’m having trouble staying away from my phone but it is definitely a great app to help with work or study. The graphics are really cute too. 🌱happy studying! ✨.Version: 4.38.2

Awesome!This app honestly is the best thing I have downloaded! Not only does it help me to study or focus on something important, it is also is a good way to stop using my phone so much! Too often these days my head is in my phone and I realise I’m missing out on the little things. Not wanting to let my little trees die is a huge encourager to keep off my phone and get back to whatever it is I was supposed to be doing. I also love the fact that there is the option to plant really trees! I think this is a fantastic project and also encourages me to keep planting trees so that I can eventually plant a real tree! Thank you heaps!.Version: 3.28.7

Helps with my ADHDHaving the app open presents a fun way to eliminate my time blindness and keeps me mindful of the total time I’ve spent on tasks. Would recommend..Version: 4.73.1

Great app plus it's only a one time purchaseLowers my screen time quite well and really helps for studying.Version: 4.68.3

Very useful, easy to use and cute!I’ve only been using this app a few days and it has helped me massively already. The app is super easy to use, with a very simple menu and everything is clearly labelled. I particularly love the feature that shows all the trees you’ve grown for the day, month or even year as a ‘forest’ with various stats and information about how productive you’ve been. I also really like the fact that there are lots of (very cute) different types of tree and that they can be obtained through regular use of the app rather than with in-app purchases like other apps do. You can also listen to music with the app open as long as you don’t switch apps to switch songs. The only thing that would make me love this app even more is if there were options for slightly longer and shorter growing times. Overall would highly recommend!.Version: 4.8

学习必备无法控制自己的人都来试试这个软件.Version: 4.73.1

Very goodVery cute and good app.Version: 4.73.1

Actually works!The incentive to work is boosted hugely with this. If you’re the type of person who needs constant reward when doing a difficult task (like me), then this is the app for you. Nonetheless if you are someone who takes pride in their studies or work, then this is a perfect way to represent the hours spent on whatever projects you may have. The representation of the little pocket forest is really satisfying. Perhaps the developers could add creatures that move around and interact with your trees and shrubs? Small details to make the time spent more rewarding. The coolest thing about this is that after about 85ish hours of focus, you can plant a real tree; it really does give all kinds of goals to achieve when putting your head down and working away. Worth it!.Version: 3.29.4

Awesome appThis app works well for me. Even though it is just a fictitious tree that i’d be killing if I use my phone it gives me an extra second to think about what my priorities are (I used to just grab my phone or open a facebook tab without thinking) and gets me into the habit of concentrating for a set amount of time. It’s not foolproof but is definitely a good tool to try and use when you’re a serial procrastinator!.Version: 4.0.3

Fantastic App!Helps me to stay off my phone so that I can stay focused on more important things in front of me - work, study, family, a good book! Knowing that I can help with the environment and create a positive change in the world by not using my phone and then using the coins to plant a real tree keeps me using this app as regularly as possible..Version: 4.1.3

A pleasurable experienceI have picked up forest a few times through the years as a means to re-train myself to be focused. The premise is simple: you are betting against yourself. Accessing your phone costs you a beautiful little tree in your forest. It is also kind of fun like a game, "how can I shape my forest?" So, you have many motivations to not access your phone. At the end of the day, you see your forest with few (or preferably no) dead trees and you can say, "I did a good job today." The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is the inherent limitations of such an app: it cannot differentiate between uses of the phone. For example, if I need to access my photos because I took a photo of a whiteboard in a meeting, I can't until the focus period ends. There is a mode that let's you cheat, but that defeats the purpose of the app. There is no solution to this, as that would defeat privacy measures in the phone. But, maybe that is a good result: changing your habits to discourage productive dependence on the computer in your pocket..Version: 4.14.1

AmazingThis app is great! It lets you pick the amount of time for your breaks and each session instead of being stuck on 5 and 25 minutes respectively like other similar apps. It’s so motivating to see other people on the global charts and I love that the coins earned in the game are able to be used to plant a real tree. I struggle with motivating myself to study and being able to help the environment even by a small amount has really helped to motivate me. It is better than other apps which are similar and well worth the money..Version: 4.10.4

It’s counterintuitive, but it worksI 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..Version: 4.0.3

Tried, Tested & Adored for 3 Years1.) It helps me filter out distractions. Like most of us if we are being honest, a mobile phone can be the enemy of concentration. This app prevents you from playing on your phone & incentivises you to focus & stay off it. You plant trees by achieving concentration for a set time & this builds up to a forest 🌳 ⁣ ⁣ 2.) It breaks my study time in to manageable chunks. A bit like the Pomodoro technique, with a countdown timer & the inability to use your phone, else your lovely little plant won’t grow 🌱 ⁣ ⁣ 3.) It reduces my screentime. I imagine I’m not the only person who has been horrified by their screen time reports, especially during the lockdown. The app makes me less dependent on my phone & helps me focus on work, rather than being a slave to notifications 📲 ⁣.Version: 4.17.2

Better widget neededLove this app but having my forest disappear at the end of everyday from the widget is really demotivating. Would be great to have the option to show a weekly forest in the widget instead. Also, tags need “total time focussed” shown, not just % of time spent per tag..Version: 4.54.2

Love it!! Please add forest animalsThis 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..Version: 4.7

Really good! Some suggestions though:First thing out of the way, this a very good app if you struggle with motivation and distraction to help you stay focussed for short or long bursts of time. Is worth the 3 bucks. However, some features I believe would improve the experience are: - a way to pause the timer if you need to exit the app for something that doesn’t kill the tree. I guess you could see this as cheating but if you cheat then you’re only really cheating yourself so... This would be extremely helpful for that moment when you’re working on an assignment and suddenly realise that you need the photos you took on your phone which means you can’t continue working on it without killing the tree - cheaper trees or greater rewards. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to reach 500 coins and hence kind of takes away the incentive to work towards earning them. Thanks for reading! Hopefully this was helpful.Version: 4.8.7

So helpful!This app has provided me all the incentive I need to stay focused. In this world of nearly constant connectivity, having the app encourage me to ignore my phone has also helped me put aside emails, other side tasks, and in-office distractions in favor of writing. I first used this app during a writing workshop and got so much done that I decided to incorporate it into my daily writing practice, and I have not been disappointed with the results! Thank you! I do wish that the app played a sound when a tree has grown. I also wish that there was a way to allow the app to turn off notifications, because if I leave my phone screen up so I can see when the tree is done, I also see my text messages, emails, etc. come in. I don’t open them, but I still wish I could have screen silence while working on a tree. I’ll investigate playing around with my settings. Maybe there’s already a way to accomplish this!.Version: 4.8.5

GoodGood one.Version: 4.68.2

Best decision of my senior yearForest has been an absolute game-changer for me during my senior year. As someone easily distracted, this app has revolutionized the way I approach my studies. With its ingenious focus mechanism, I've experienced a significant reduction in my screen time, allowing me to channel my energy towards tasks that truly matter. The delightful aspect of this app is the visual representation of my focus time through the growth of a virtual tree, providing a tangible sense of accomplishment as I witness my progress. Not only has this helped me stay focused, but it has also instilled a sense of responsibility and commitment to my academic goals. I highly recommend Forest to anyone looking to enhance their focus, reduce screen time, and ultimately achieve their academic goals. It's a must-have for students striving for excellence and seeking to make the most out of their educational journey. Five stars without a doubt!.Version: 4.71.0

A way to see your progressPomodoro method, if your looking at this app you’ve probably considered the pomodoro method 25 mins of solid work and break... Well for some it’s easier said then done, as Uni student I pretty much get everything set up to study and have all the intent but honestly procrastination bug bites and first I check my phone for emails justifying that it’s fine then 5 mins later in checking Snapchat and binging Netflix... I think the app is a great solution to helping you stay focused by removing one more distraction and at the end of it you feel good you might not have done the best bit of study but maybe you started and that’s all the counts plus you have your forest something to show your efforts..Version: 4.16.0

Helps with my ADHD!I have ADHD so I tend to getting easily distracted by my brain. I’ve been using the free chrome extension which helped, but then I would just go on my phone instead. I was hesitant to buy the app but it was really worth it. You feel kinda guilty if you end up going off task and kill a tree, which sounds bad but it really helps keep you on track. Once your in the groove of whatever you’re doing you don’t even notice that the time you set aside has been up already! If you’re a student that procrastinates, this is great for you! You can set the time and use it for more than just studying: breaks, cleaning, drawing, writing. Some of my only complaints are the price. Even though is pretty cheap, there is a desktop Chrome extension of this that’s 100% free. You’re only limited to only one tree and a bush which gets boring after continuous use; and if you want a different tree it’s only in the mobile, which is rather annoying. Other than that, it’s very versatile and user-friendly no matter the age. Very well done. 👍🏼.Version: 4.36.2

A great reward for studyingMy favourite thing is the little reward aspect of getting a tree in my forest every time I study, you get coins at the same time so you can buy new differnt trees to plant in your forest or save up and plant a real tree which I think is really nice. The timer aspect is good so I know how long tasks take me and I feel very productive knowing how long I’ve spent studying and the timer is good for when you know you need to do some work and can time it so it feels like less or you get stuff done even when you don’t really want to :) I have recommended to friends and they love it and I’m always asked about my little growing forest!.Version: 4.66.4

Lacks Seasonal PlantsThe app is great for productivity, but I feel that after already paying for the app, the app still tries to get a lot of money out of me. An hour of study is only 20 ish coins whereas plants start at 300. Seasonal updates don’t seem to occur too much anymore would be great to see them come back. I saw a review on here from 2 years ago and I believe it embodies my idea that coins don’t get early fast enough. The response was a forward to the suggestions team but seems nothing has changed for two years..Version: 4.73.1

I love treesSlay.Version: 4.73.1

Awesome app, very zenLove the app and it’s purpose. It’s genuinely helpful and I’ve been using it off and on for years. I also really like the colours and design, maybe it would be cool to be able to add little moving critters or tiny people among the forest but perhaps this is distracting, it would be so cute though. Thanks for a great app!.Version: 4.66.1

Great for studyingHonestly, I’m the type of person who just suddenly goes on my phone or laptop in the middle of doing homework, projects, etc. It’s especially been a problem since this new school year started. This app has helped me quite a lot, though sometimes I forget to plant a tree before I begin completing assignments. It’s helped with decreasing the amount of time I spend on schoolwork, and makes me feel like I’m doing so much more. Whenever I do reach over to my phone and am about to do something besides studying, like scrolling through Instagram, I’d open it and see the tree on my screen. Then, I’d ask myself, “Do I really want the tree to die?” I’d say no. In the beginning of using this app, I was always close to using my phone while the tree is growing. I began to develop a mentality after a few days that I should finish my homework before going on my phone and do other things. Of course, I sometimes still do it when I don’t use Forest, but I feel as if I’ve lessened the amount. This is the first productivity app I’ve used, and I’ve always seen people recommend it. It’s definitely an app worth the money. You can use it on your laptop or computer as well, as a Chrome extension (which is what I started out with). It’s simple to use, and has a minimalistic aesthetic that I really enjoy. Overall, it’s a great app..Version: 4.29.1

Amazing!If you’re a procrastinator like myself this app is a life saver!! Was skeptical at first but since using it I’ve never been so productive - I actually look forward to studying and collecting the little trees.Version: 4.16.0

Can’t work without it nowI work in a busy office and it’s hard to focus on those long winded nitty gritty task. I’m easily distracted and zone into conversations going on around me and I didn’t deliver as quickly as I could. Plus with my phone popping notifications all the time, it’s easy to just think, “oh I’ll just answer that one now” and you end up getting side tracked for longer than expected. I use this app everyday when I need to focus, whether that’s work at home or in the office or even reading! The ambient sound frowns out surrounding distractions and I’m hell bent on keeping my tree alive so I don’t answer messages for the sake of it. My productivity has increased a lot and I recommend it to everyone.Version: 4.0.3

Thanks for stopwatch feature!Loving this app! Helps me to motivate me to study ‘just a little more... and a little more after that’. And it’s got to know whether I am on track with the weekly workload by keeping an eye on the hours studied for each individual course! But the best is the new stopwatch feature! It gives more freedom to pause when attention is slipping away or to carry on when ‘In the zone’ without being disrupted by a timer telling you apparently that you should have a study break. This increases productivity!!!.Version: 4.33.0

GooodTooo productive for me.Version: 4.73.1

This is the only app I’ve ever truly lovedI’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!.Version: 4.1.0

One of those apps you want to rateI have no doubt that this app is worth your loose change. It does one thing and it does it well: encourages you to focus. It’s a genuinely enjoyable experience to be commended for putting your phone away and focus, being met with pleasing animations, sounds, and aesthetic design every step of the way. A huge congratulations to the developer for putting together something which works so well!.Version: 3.28.4

Great app!I love seeing all my little plants grow! It keeps me off my phone and more productive throughout the day!.Version: 4.68.2

Pretty good app. Would recommendThe app is actually really helpful. I’m a teenager that would much rather be gaming than doing my uni study but with this app it’s kind of rewarding you. And too think that once I grow enough trees and get enough coins I can grow a tree in the real world is kind of a way of giving back. I would recommend this to parents that have kids like me and maybe reward them with something physical like a meal or a drink or something. Like say you grow three trees, then they can have some drinks with you or go to that party they wanted to go..Version: 4.32.1

The day has finally come!!!The day has finally come where I can actually focus on my work. This includes studying, homework and assessments. The great thing about Forest is that it makes you work for something as well as helping you complete everything you have to do. In the app you want to keep your tree/bush alive, and the way to do this is to focus on whatever you have to focus on without getting distracted (or in my case procrastinate). I think this app is a great way to stay focussed as well having a rewarding experience!.Version: 4.10.6

GreatI’ve struggled with studying and doing work for the longest time possible. Once I’ve cracked open a textbook I always seem to miraculously have a phone in my hand. With Forest, I’ve been able to focus on my work and be more productive overall. However, I still have problems with procrastination and finding something to motivate myself to start studying. I always push study time until the last minute. Perhaps Forest should start a system to encourage people to START and FINISH as well, like a login system with daily gifts? Or alarms? All in all, a great app. Save time and save the forests too!.Version: 4.0.10

Growing animated forests for my Masters studying forests :)Really love forest and totally recommend it! Make sure to check in ur achievements for more coin! :D I didn’t do this for ages and was pleasantly surprised. Only downside is the price will go up and up every tree/shrub etc that you buy.. really think it’s enough incentive just to try get more trees and doesn’t need to go up in price every time. Other than that it’s great..Also I love the funky lil mushrooms and things!.Version: 4.8.1

AMAZING APP (I have a suggestion)This app is amazing! It really gets me studying and prevents me from procrastinating (I’m the ceo of it!). I use the app everyday after school and on weekends. Despite loving the app, I do have a fewww suggestions! For the global leaderboard you should have two sections. One for uni students and the other for people still in school. Atm the people on the leaderboard do like 12 hours of study a day. This is legit impossible for a high school student considering we are at school 6 hours everyday. So by having two different leaderboards it will give high school students the opportunity to compete with each other and actually make the leaderboard!!.Version: 4.20.0

Out of all the things that could get me to focus,,,This app has done more for my schoolwork and revision than anything else. The fear of losing a tree is a great motivator. The UI and design are both absolutely wonderful and easy-to-use. The statistics and customisable tags are great for tracking how you use your revision time and downtime. There are a range of different trees and shrubs and the relatively high prices (using ingame currency) motivate you to spend more time away from your phone with this app, and they offer nothing other than aesthetic- although you can purchase the ingame currency and do it that way. Honestly, this app is definitely worth the (very little) money, as many others have already said..Version: 4.10.5

Helps keep me focused!Yes.Version: 4.68.2

Really incredibly useful!I find that this app really boosts my productivity. It makes me want to continue my study more (because I don’t want to kill my growing tree), and it really motivates me to just keep pushing forward! Love this app, I use it everyday!.Version: 4.0.10

AMAZING APPThis app has only improved the way I study. Working with this app and the google chrome extension has greatly reduced my distractions! Thank you! Adding some intervals whilst doing long focus times would be even better but besides that awesome job!.Version: 4.3

Love it😻😻.Version: 4.73.1

Consistent user since 2016, love it!Hey forest team. I rarely ever post reviews, but I feel after this many years this app deserves my effort. I’ve been using this to help me focus since 2016 and have literally logged hundreds and hundreds of hours using this. It’s helped me with highschool, college, technical programs, and other courses. I’ve even used it to track my meditation and personal reading. I just want to say thank you. I have a ridiculously difficult time focusing thanks to a myriad of mental health issues that are quite literally out of my control. This app has been a game changer for me and I hope other people can have the same experience. I also just wanted to voice some issues that I’ve had with the app (not very many at al but I know your development team is strong and actually takes reviews seriously). One issue is with the friends feature. I’ve tried to get many people to join the app and plant trees with me but I feel like each time it’s pretty difficult. That process could maybe be a bit more streamlined? One more thing is I think that I’ve noticed the app slow down as I’ve been using it. Maybe it’s because how much data I have logged in it? Not sure. It doesn’t affect the functionality too much but just something I’ve noticed. All in all, hands down the best app I’ve had the pleasure of using. Again, thank you. If I could give more the 5 stars I would..Version: 4.54.3

Incredible, just incredibleThis app works, I bought this app a while ago and its made me a lot more productive. The idea is great for having a reason to stay off your phone being getting trees and real life trees. Other things like the payment in the app itself is smart not giving you coins but tripling your coin output is really smart to get people motivated to put on a timer. I highly recommend this app and think the price is certainly worth it..Version: 4.19.0

Cute tree planting appThis is such a cute tree planting app! It really helps when you’re trying to be productive while quitting social media and game apps like me. The animations are very cute and it really motivates me to stay more focused so I can unlock all achievements and buy all the trees and bushes!! I hope there are more achievements! It would be cool if we could connect with facebook!.Version: 4.10.6

Definitely worth the money!! amazing!I love love love this app! i, like many others, suffer from procrastinating when im supposed to be doing work. although it costs like $2, it is definitely worth the money. not only does it help u to stay off ur phone when working, it also helps u focus with relaxing sounds like rain. there is in-app money that u earn by growing trees. with the money u can buy new trees and new sounds. u can also track your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly progress as well! what i think is one of the best parts of this app is that once u get a certain amount of coins, u can plant a REAL tree!! not only is it great for focusing on work, its helping the environment. all around, amazing app!! well done! 👏👏💗💗.Version: 4.8.1

So helpfulI’m currently undergoing revision for my gcses and i have adhd and find it really really difficult to revise and motivate myself etc. i downloaded forest because a friend recommended it and oml it has been so helpful. i’ve gotten a ton of revision done which is amazing as i have my mocks starting next week and was really panicking because i felt i hadn’t done enough but i feel so much more prepared now. also the plants and things you can unlock are SO CUTE LIKE STOP IT. i put on the focus mode and it always makes me really want to see the session of revision through to the end so my plant doesn’t die. it’s such a healthy way to motivate myself and seeing the plant in my garden makes me feel a huge sense of accomplishment. thank you forest!.Version: 4.62.3

PerfectI was ecstatic to get this app for the longest time. What is there to critique? It does everything it promises, and even surpasses these at times! Anyone hesitant about “splurging” for it should put their minds at ease - it’ll definitely be a purchase you won’t regret. Request for next update: I’ve fallen in love with the app’s ability to track phone usage and I would really love to see other features added to this idea. For me, personally, I would love to be able to customise a “time limit” where I receive a notification if I use my phone for more than I intended to. Thank you for your wonderful app, be proud of yourselves for making such a sleek, functioning execution of a brilliant app idea. Cheers!.Version: 4.3

Better than a cup of coffeeHonestly the best decision I’ve made in the lead up to my exams. I’ve had it on my computer for a while and bit the bullet and purchased the app. For the price of coffee it’s absolutely more valuable. Love love love it. Especially the timed study break function too, keeps me in check and I’ve found I’ve just naturally been more productive and less reliant on my phone whether the apps on or not, but a great safety net to get me started! Plus, I’ve put a few of my friends on it and we’re growing forests together which is fun and keeps us on track.Version: 4.1.2

Amazing App, I Highly Recommend ItI have been slacking off and pushing off a lot of responsibilities lately and recently I heard a student in one of my classes mention this app and how you can grow little trees and a forest and I thought that was amazing, the second I got home I checked out the app and decided to buy it, one of the best $2 I have ever spent, I’m staying way more productive lately and I love seeing the little trees get planted, it has great graphics and design and is really simple to use. When I saw there was also an option in the app to plant real trees to help the environment I thought that was absolutely amazing and made me feel really happy for getting the app and supporting the developers. I have also just recently purchased the other app by the same developers called SleepTown and it is also amazing, it has been helping me have better sleeping habits and I have been way more productive and active during the day and just feel over all happier and healthier and feel like I’m getting my life back on track. I would recommend both of these apps to everyone, I have been telling my family and friends about it a lot and how it’s helped me and they love it too. Over all 10/10 great apps, I hope to see more from the developers in the future and love what they have done to help others 😎👍 🌲🌳🌴🌵🌱🎋🎄🍀 😴👍🌖🏠🏡🏘🏰🏕🏛🏫🏤.Version: 4.8

Title (Haha, review is more serious than my title)I absolutely love this app. I fee really motivated to work when I use it. Even if I’m not being productive, I’m still working on something when I use it. I love how you can cancel a tree without killing it for the first 10 seconds after planting one, but I really wish that time was longer for bigger trees. It would be pretty helpful. The biggest moment for me was when it came time for me to kill my first tree. I really didn’t want to kill it, but I hadn’t been working. If I hadn’t chopped it down, it would’ve opened the floodgates for me. The main difficulty for me is starting to grow my tree. If I don’t start it, I don’t have to be productive. I’ve had this app for under a month and I’ve already recommended it to a few people, who have all said it was really helpful. I definitely think this app is worth a try, and I love the little changes that come out every one in a while. Gotta go, my math homework is waiting!.Version: 4.13.1

Adorably MotivationalThe 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..Version: 4.6

IdeaThis 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 :).Version: 4.0.3

设计很可爱,有很多巧思刚用一天,很喜欢这种设计!没有自律性的人就要靠这种可爱的东西辅助一下,逼自己学习啦哈哈哈.Version: 4.73.1

Great appI love this app and use it all the time, though I have a couple of suggestions on how it would be better. Something that I think would be an amazing addition to it would be if you can choose which apps that you can access without killing the tree. Sometimes there are specific apps that I need on my phone which I want to access while the timer’s on but I would still like other apps blocked. Another thing which would be great is if it was more compatible with the Apple Watch. At the moment you can’t plant trees on the Apple Watch and there’s very limited that you can do on it..Version: 4.47.1

Brilliant for productivity, just a few suggestions!Firstly, I think forest is a wonderful app, and such a brilliant idea. It allows you to stay focused and productive, and plant real life trees to help the world. Amazing! The fact that you can plant a real tree is so unique and one of the many reasons I love this app. I also like how there is such variety in the digital plants you can buy and plant, it really adds to you wanting to use the app. However, I do work on my iPad using apps and I can only use forest on my phone because I need my iPad for work. I wish there were a way to use forest and be able to grow a plant whilst using productivity apps, as it is my iPad that is both my biggest productivity source and hinderer. If there were a way to only allow productivity apps not kill your plant so that you could still use your device without procrastination whilst using forest, this would be the perfect app. Anyway, really fantastic app, good job!.Version: 4.8.1

Very useful little appThis app was recommended to me as a tool to help me focus on my work, as I get distracted easily. The gamification of focus tools seems to be a common thing, and in the case of Forest, I find it (personally) works really well. I’m incentivised to focus because doing so will earn me coins which I can then spend on unlocking different species of plant. The achievement system is/was my biggest motivator in actuality, and I would encourage the developers to include more of these - perhaps even weekly ones where you’re challenged to clock in X number of minutes for the week. Additionally, I think that the rewards for the achievements are slightly off balance as they currently stand; 30 days worth of time is a considerable amount but the payout for achieving it proportionally doesn’t seem correct in the context of the other time based achievements. I like that fact that unlocking the plants is solely on the effort of the user - you can pay for a multiplier in coins for a period of time, but there is nothing to give you coins directly, you have to earn them yourself. All in all I would definitely recommend this app..Version: 4.8

Great App !Forest is a brilliant app that really helps your revision especially, and all things that you do including concentration, as it helps you to stop going on your phone. Also Forest helps the environment as if you get a specific amount of coins or forests or you get enough coins to purchase a new tree to grow in your forest, then the app will give money to a tree-planting charity and a real tree will be planted into our precious planet. It is actually scientifically proven that if you time the amount of time you revise then your concentration levels will pretty much stay up. However, if you don't your concentration levels will just go down so it helps with this as well. Forest, the app to help our concentration and the environment!.Version: 4.1.0

Fun and works, but needs more featuresSo far I’m actively using it and having fun with it. I do feel more rewarded and accomplished when I finish a task which makes studying more fun and working from home less of a chore. It was definitely worth the $2! I think a reading feature would help though, especially for studying. It operates strictly on a timer, but say you need to read two chapters before tomorrow. It’s really hard to tell how long that will take. If you take to the material easily, it won’t take nearly as long as you expected to finish but if you stop the timer early you don’t get rewarded. So a checklist or task feature that maybe worked it conjunction with the timer would be better, something where you could mark a task as completed without being pinged because you got it done quicker than you thought. This could also work well if you’re trying to get chores done without getting distracted. Right now, this is better for work or sleep when you know you’re only going to be doing it for a set amount of time..Version: 4.20.0

Love It...but...Love the app. Extremely helpful especially during the exam periods to prevent myself from procrastinating. Also love the friends feature. Only issue is that I wish the app could sync across multiple devices, rather than me having to start a timer on each individual device. As currently even if I have the Forest app activated on my phone, I get around it by procrastinating on my laptop or on my iPad. If there was a feature that could let me choose to activate Forest on the one device or select the devices I want to stop using. Overall it is a very good app that has helped a lot..Version: 4.8.7

WowI will be honest, I wasn’t sure how much I would like this app, but I got it during online schooling because I thought it might help me stay on track. It is so worth it, not only do you need to stay on track to grow trees, but the longer you focus, the more money you get to buy other trees, which I love. Just one small thing, on the chrome extension (which is also so cool) it would be nice if you could change the formatting, I cannot access a tree I bought on my phone on my Mac, but other than that, seriously a great app!!!.Version: 4.26.0

Makes me want to be productive!I really enjoy using this app! I recently got it and I used it on the first day I got it. I think the features it has is cool, too. There are different settings for the background noise and they start you out with rainfall outside a window. (You have to “earn” the others with the coins you make). Another feature I thought is helpful is the ‘deep focus’ setting that you can put the app on and if you leave the app, then your tree or bush withers and dies. It kind of forces you to put down your phone or else the thing that shows that you’ve done your work is gone. I like being able to label the trees or bushes with the task I completed as well. My forest is growing! The only thing I don’t like as much is how you have to wait for a long time to unlock a different type of bush or tree. It’ll probably take a week to two weeks of like, an hour in order to unlock a new tree. :/ Overall, I really enjoy this app! (Please let me have a new tree)..Version: 4.11.5

Lovely AppHelps me focus to study; as someone with major ADHD, it’s useful to provide motivation for short periods of time! Love the aspect of unlocking trees, just worried about whenever I unlock them all; if the app creators can make some sort of consistent and ever-expanding progression system where you always have motivations to keep gathering the coins it’d be 5 starts for me! Given that they occasionally add trees, I think they’re getting there — could definitely improve the sounds/atmosphere music offered for purchase and maybe more purchases or aspects could be added later? This is all just nitpicking though, currently I’m quite happy and highly recommend the app! Edit: A simple addition would be a way to batch edit tags; it’s a simple fix, but would improve user interface as I create tags for classes and different aspects of projects; once a project or semester is done though, it’s tedious to individually delete — and I’m sure other people rotate through different tags as well :).Version: 4.11.6

Works!It truly motivates me to study! I want to plant a real tree so bad that I actually enjoy doing homework with this app haha.Version: 3.28.6

Brilliant for reducing screen time!I use this app for two purposes, primarily it reduces distractions while i'm studying - i have a clear time goal, a way of monitoring that time goal and the reward of a cute little tree at the end of that study session. It breaks my study time into manageable chunks and i know that if i do get a text or notification, i only have X minutes before i can check it. The second reason i use this app is to reduce my screen time - restrictions on apps do little to stop me hitting "ignore time limit for today" and mindlessly scrolling for sometimes hours at a time. This app is a really effective way of getting me off my phone and into the real world and at the end of the day i can see just how much time i have spent away from my phone. Overall a brilliant app for people who struggle to focus and also great for those with a little bit of a phone addiction like me! The trees and plants are a really good idea and i'm waiting for the day this app lets me plant a real tree - i'm not far off now!.Version: 4.8.5

Amazing app!I’ve had trouble staying focused for things like doing my homework and studying before I got this app but after downloading it, it’s helped me focus a lot more :). My grades have improved tremendously and Im very grateful for this app. 👍.Version: 4.70.1

Honestly, it’s perfectI’ve had this app for several years now and have always loved it. I used it through school to focus myself while studying, and have just recently started using it again as I now work from home to keep myself focused on my tasks. It’s genuinely fantastic - especially now that you can choose certain apps to use while you’re in deep focus mode! This way I can still access my music to change songs or podcasts without losing my tree, which was the only issue I ever had with Forest before. I’ve always been amazed at how effective this app is. The idea of having withered tree really does work to stop you from picking up your phone. I can’t recommend it enough!.Version: 4.70.0

Really useful and easily understandableIt’s quite self explanatory, uses a lot of the same symbols that are well recognisable and understandable what they are, very much a great investment. I have been using it for work and it has helped me with screen time, and it gives me a sense of satisfaction when I grow a bigger tree! I like how the longer you focus for the bigger the tree or bush. Lots of cute ones and I’m glad I purchased it. Highly recommend I tell all my friends about it who have been struggling with disconnecting and focusing on important things in this digital age..Version: 4.70.0

A beautiful way to stay focusedI got this app after seeing a really cool quiz on Twitter that was about what kind of tree/flora you are/like/etc. I had downloaded it a while back, and didn’t pay much attention to it until now. I have made in-app purchases, (which I usually forbid myself from doing for apps,) because the variety of trees you can plant while focusing and the amount of different relaxing sounds has made me fall in love with Forest! I feel a pang of guilt when I pick up my phone and deviate from the forest telling me that my tree/s will die if I quit focusing LOL it’s actually been extremely helpful for me to keep track of my study time, I never realized how often I am distracted by notifications, text messages, etc, and Forest has helped me stay on track in the most interesting and beautiful way. I love the timer and Deep Focus Mode feature, I really owe the amount of work I’ve been able to complete to Forest..Version: 4.17.3

Love this appI think this application is one of the best apps that make me want to use it to raise my focus on studying. The various sounds and planting trees make me want to spend my attention to my exercises more. Thank you.Version: 4.58.0

Love the concept!Really helpful app to keep you productive and promote healthier habits!.Version: 4.73.1

Good toolHelp me to achieve my goal and keep my focus.Version: 4.73.1

Highly recommendI love this app because I’m a procrastinator and I normally go off task when I try to change my music but when I do anything now I don’t want to kill my trees and have a bad “rep” so now I don’t touch my phone when I use the app!!! Love it!!.Version: 4.16.0

Fantastic!This app is SO good. I bought it this afternoon with the hope that I can manufacture some focus in my adult ADHD brain. I’ve completed two plants so far and I can’t wait to start my day tomorrow to use it for a full day. I love that there is also an option of planting real trees with our earned coins too. I’ve set a revenue goal for my business as well, so that when I reach the goal, I will reward myself by buying one of the premium boosters. I would love to be able to move the different types of trees around, or maybe have a veggie or flower garden option with movable plants, but other than that I think this app is FANTASTIC and worth every penny. Thank you so much!.Version: 4.7.3

A concentration gameThe feature that it will stop if you close the app is great. It treats it like a little game with yourself and as a competitive person with serious procrastination/concentration problem, this works a charm. I recommend it for anyone who needs that little extra help focussing on it. There’s even a little prize in the form of a cute little plant or decoration. It creates a sense of accomplishment even if nothing gets finished in the time set at least you feel like you’ve done something, which I think is part of the problem for procrastinators like me. We need to see progress even if it doesn’t get finished right away. So great app..Version: 4.70.0

UPDATE: THE APP DEVELOPER HAS HELPED, thanksI was in love with the app until I found that the planted tree doesn’t die if I actually leave the app. I am using an iPhone and I just keep the app open on my sections and I can go onto Instagram and mess about and I can go back into the app and the tree is still growing. So it doesn’t actually die, it continues growing even if your messing about. I was expecting it to even put it as a tab and continue looking at something else, but no. So that’s why I found it’s not too useful in all honesty EDIT: THE app support has been great and they have helped me with my problem. Thank you. Just an advice, I will like it if the app can have a alarm sound and tell you to get back on the app otherwise your plant is about to die, when you leave it. But other than that great app!!.Version: 4.30.0

Really usefulI’m a student in secondary school and I was having problems focusing and not going on my phone when I was trying to do homework, my dad installed this app on my phone to try to help me. This is really useful and has definitely helped my creativity! So basically what you do is you set a time from like 5 mins to an hour and then it locks all apps, you can cancel this but it means there will be a dead tree in your forest and it saves permanently. No one wants dead trees haha :( if you pass you get trees planted and you earn money. You can spend money at the shop and buy other trees. It really helps production and stops phone addiction I would definitely recommend!!! I am age 11 -15 and it works really well for me and I only got it yesterday!!! I love nature and the environment so I never want to kill the trees 🌲 so yeah. GET THIS NOW 🌲🌴🌳🎉🥳.Version: 4.68.1

BrilliantI’ve used Forest for over three years now and I’ve loved it! I bought it in my first year of uni and it’s really helped me structure my day and actually take the time to focus on my tasks almost every single day. It gives you so much data and is definitely great value for money. I love the “plant a tree in real life” feature but my only issue is that for people who use it a lot it’s very easy to max out how many trees you can plant in real life and also to buy all of the trees, bushes and sounds in the store with your coins. I’m at a point now where I’m just accumulating coins and not having anything to do with them and it diminishes the feeling of reward slightly. I think it would be great if there could be another way to spend coins to add to the feeling of reward. Overall though I love this app and I would definitely recommend it to students and also just people who want to focus their time and spend time away from their phones..Version: 4.8

Perfect for Revision!I never leave reviews for apps because I feel I have better things to do, but I cannot emphasise enough how worth it the £1.99 I paid for this app was! I’m currently going through my GCSEs, I take them next summer. This App was recommended to my whole school year by one of our teachers to help us with Pomodoro Studying, and I’ve never been so motivated! The app could just use a couple of tweaks, but other than that I have no complaints! I feel the need to study because otherwise the little sad face sign that’s on your daily refreshed garden if you haven’t done anything make me feel really guilty! I feel pressured to study in the good kind of way, and it’s really helping me! I managed to get a really high mark in Chemistry for an end of topic test that I wasn’t present for, for most of the teaching due to ill health - that made me feel amazing! I feel like I’m finally regaining those top marks I’d started to lose since my younger years, let’s hope that this sticks around!! Thank You!!!.Version: 3.28.9

A useful coping mechanism for ADHD brains 🌱🧠I have tried so many different tools to help keep me on track when my neurodivergent brain has other plans. Forest is absolutely perfect for me because it can help me break tasks down into manageable chunks and gives me the motivation of a deadline to help keep my focus on track. I use it with the pomodoro technique, it’s far better than a noisy alarm or bell and won’t distract my colleagues. The bonus is you get the visual aid and reward of having some cute trees (or if you are spooky like me, pumpkins and ghost mushrooms). When it adds up you can enjoy the sense of achievement which I find super encouraging, particularly on days where I am feeling overwhelmed and fighting invisible barriers. I like that you can tag your focus sprints into categories too. Thank you for this amazing tool. ❤️🌱.Version: 4.51.3

Great App for StudyI get really distracted when I study, even to the point where I stare out the window for hours instead of getting my assignments sorted out. I first got this app when I was studying my A-levels and now I’m in my second year of uni and it’s still helping me with bad habits. I have my phone with me incase I get work emails, a flatmate messages me or just for the time so Forest is good to prevent me from going down that instagram feed spiral when I do get distracted. Also when you do loads of work you plant trees which are super cute! Also I use this app whenever I feel I need to have a break from my phone - Quite helpful if you want to get off your phone before you go to bed and force yourself to get off technology before sleeping. Honestly such a great app :).Version: 4.10.6

Favourite appNever written a review before but for an app like forest its most definitely necessary. Bought this app in 2018 and have used it ever since, best online purchase I’ve ever made. I love the ability to plant REAL trees without an additional cost, only paying with coins YOUVE earned through working/studying. Other apps like flora require extra payments to do this action. All the data, timelines of study history is amazing and I love LOVE using it as a student. The designs of the plants are so cute and aesthetic, visually seeing my hours being put towards a real tree is just amazing. I’d like to see some multi user features introduced in which friends can both nurture a plant and so inversely denature it, giving a more competitive spirit to the app..Version: 4.68.2

Focus = 10/10Helps me not go on my phone and actually study!! must have for students who love scrolling.Version: 4.73.1

Best app to keep you off your phoneOnce you start growing a tree, it is weirdly hard to let it die! I don’t even know why but provided you muster the courage to start growing a tree, the app does a really good job of keeping you off your phone. And it’s even better when you connect with friends. Great for short bouts of concentration and avoiding procrastination when studying. My friends and I all swore by this app while working for GCSEs. The only time I ever properly revised was when I was growing my trees. Only complaint is that the trees are so expensive and get more expensive as you buy them so you have to spend so much time off your phone to afford the trees, but I guess it’s an even better incentive..Version: 4.8.1

Great app and idea, but could you consider adding this feature?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!.Version: 4.6.5

Love it!I love using this app to help with helping me really focus on anything that I need to get done. My phone is such a major distraction for my focus time and to have an app that aims on getting rid of that need to constantly be on my phone as well as being visually pleasing - is just great!.Version: 4.8.1

I love this appThis app is great if you have trouble staying focused! Like me, I always procrastinate and I don’t get my work done. But this app has helped me get all my work done! 😀 I recommend this AMAZING app to those who procrastinate a lot. Because it motivates you to do work. For example when you leave the app your tree dies! 😩 that’s what I like about it. It gives you a goal to set. This app is also helpful for you to be social and to not be on you phone all the time. Which is good for me because I am that person! Haha 😂 I really recommend this app to lots of people who like to procrastinate!.Version: 4.9.3

Love this appGenuinely one of the best apps to help me focus and is the sole reason why I did so well on my end of year exams. Also really good when you want to be social in large groups without the distraction of your phone with the friend link up feature. Wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.Version: 4.8.1

Best app for this!I have this thing where I need to be doing something in my phone it doesn’t matter what it is. I even deleted social media and even when I got so much better it got to a point where I would even check on my gallery, the thing was to be doing something in my phone and escape from work. This app keeps you motivated with a purpose (growing a tree) so your mind is into something and you can select which apps you can access to (I only allow like emergency apps) so your phone stays pretty much obsolete and I love it. It also motivates you with little messages and you can make your own so you know exactly which thing to write to keep your head on the ground. I love that you can have little tags so you can monitor how much time you spend with God, studying, cleaning or whatever you wanna put on there! You will not regret having this app. 😊.Version: 4.68.2

Forest helped me write an essay in one day!I’m so glad I downloaded this app, forest is literally pulling me through the final weeks of my last year of university. By using the app and employing the pomodoro technique, I was able to complete a 2000 word essay in one day (though I wouldn’t recommend this!). Aesthetically, the app is beautifully minimalistic. The goal to get to 2500 coins to be able to plant a real tree is extremely motivating, too. Looking at my growing forest at the end of the day is also extremely gratifying and I so wish I found this app sooner as I’m almost about to graduate. Even so, I’ll be sure to continue using forest for uses other than studying, such as to take breaks from social media. The £1.99 price tag is so worth it!.Version: 4.8.1

So far so good!Great app so far!.Version: 4.68.3

BEST INVESTMENT EVER OMGI hardly ever write reviews for apps, but I seriously LOVE forest! The whole app is very intuitive and they seem to be very invested in making sure the customer actually enjoys the product. They’re also always releasing new features so if you’re super ambitious and have bought all the trees, there will always be new options for you. I have two absolute favorite features. One is the break timer—you set it for a few minutes, and then it sends you a notification reminder when it’s time to start working again. It’s like a customizable form of the pomodoro method because unlike other apps you can choose exactly how long you want different intervals to be. The other feature which was just introduced recently is the stopwatch feature! My issue with selecting a time beforehand was that I didn’t know how long a particular task was going to take, and I prefer to do large chunks all at once. This way, I can do the hard part of starting a task and putting down my phone without having to fit my tasks into pre determined increments. Some people might just pick up their phone again right after the initial required 10 minutes have passed, but i feel like this feature allows me to work more because I don’t feel like I’m making a huge commitment to not touch my phone for 45 minutes. Overall, fantastic app and 100% recommend!.Version: 4.36.2

This app helps me live my lifeI’m constantly on my phone for no reason and so having this app motivates me to stay off my phone and go do other things. And the more you’re not on your phone the more trees you get!.Version: 4.8.1

Pomodoro but betterI've been a fan of the pomodoro technique since I discovered it, but I've never quite managed to get it to stick. This simple little app changed all of that for me. It's essentially a simple gamifying of the pomodoro technique (in which you work on a task for a focussed burst, then have a short break, then repeat). This app plants a virtual tree in a virtual glade if you manage to leave your phone untouched for the amount of time you set. At the end of the day you can see how much time you've spent focussing based on how many trees you have in your glade. I don't know why visualising the time in this way has such a profound effect, but it does. I know I can't touch my phone, so I know I may as well get on with the task at hand. Even if you don't want to use it for work, but for down time, it's effective. Set it, and forget about your phone for an hour. Read a book, go for a walk. You'll have a lovely virtual tree to admire when you get back..Version: 3.28.7

Forest appGreat app I use it almost every day. Helps me focus for uni work. The only down side is I had to pay again when moving from Samsung to iPhone since in Samsung the app is free but you just pay for an upgraded account meanwhile in iPhones the app is paid..Version: 4.8

Good appOverall good app..Version: 4.73.1

Where did my coins go???I was 1 coin away from having 900 coins, enough to buy a new tree and I was very excited. I planted a bush for 10 minutes and now I’m at 867?? You can only imagine my disappointment. Is it charging me to plant trees? If so, then it’s a dumb feature and just makes me want to stop using the app. If it was a bug on your part, then I want my coins back 😡 I worked hard for those. They’re not easy to accumulate. But overall, I’m giving this app 4 stars (5 if I get my coins back). When I was referred by a friend I thought it was silly but it’s literally the only thing that keeps from using my phone when studying. You’d think planting fake trees (you can also save up to plant a real tree) wouldn’t be motivation enough but it is!!! If you convince your friends to buy this app, you can create a room and study together and hold each other accountable! My friends and I compare the trees we have and are always eager to expand our forest. Great app! Just give me coins back 😫. A suggestion: bushes SHOULD NOT cost the same as trees. That’s ridiculous, especially when the price increases with every buy..Version: 4.7.4

Helps get off the phoneIt’s so much fun and so cute to see your forest grow as you get off your phone. Helps you pay attention more to what you are doing..Version: 4.68.2

So helpful, thanks Forest!I’ve been using the app only for a few days, but it’s already motivated me so much. Like a lot of people during this time, a lack of motivation has been really frustrating. This app encourages me to get off my backside and actually get stuff done. My one recommendation to the developers is to create some kind of pause button, in case someone interrupts you or you need a bathroom break or something, instead of having to ‘give up’ on your focus time. Apart from that, love it!.Version: 4.44.3

Great app. Super concept.I’ve already become so much more productive. And the separate tags help you understand how much time you spent on specific focus activities. It works people. Only hope the graphics get better. Like wouldn’t it be cool to see aggregate data say like a forest of willow trees with the user experience walking through months of work? The ceiling for this concept is extremely high..Version: 4.70.1

Amazing!Like most people I most definitely have problems focusing on a task at hand when my phone is beside me, but I also often need it beside me if I’m not home/ if i put it in another room I’ll still go and grab it. The beauty of this app is that not only do I have a lot of incentive to not be distracted, but I can also log the amount of hours I’ve studied every day, and write a description of everything I got done. This is great to have a reference of exactly how much study/work I get done, and what I’ve finished instead of writing it all down on a different piece of paper. This has most definitely been my most valuable purchase on the App Store! Would highly recommend!! Thanks Forest team..Version: 3.29.2

Incredible app!Amazing app. I use it when I am doing my homework and it sets a clear time limit of when I should be doing my work. You can play relaxing rainforest sounds in the background. It helps me stop playing on my phone while doing homework. The one thing I would change is when I am in deep focus mode and I get a text from someone, I cannot answer them even if important or my tree will die. I wish that I could choose certain apps that I would be alllowed to be on while working that wouldn’t kill my tree. Otherwise very good app and worth the money..Version: 4.14.4

Forest is my new favorite appI’ll be honest: I’m a student, and I spend WAY TOO MUCH time on my phone. It is a major distraction and I can feel myself getting sucked in but was having trouble ever convincing myself to just put it down and get stuff done. I never buy apps (I only go for the free versions of everything) — I literally just paid actual money for my first app ever earlier this year, after owning a smart phone for the past 6 years. This app is well worth the $2. It helps motivate me to stay off my phone when I’m practicing (music student) or trying to get work done. My boyfriend also has the app and we’ve made rooms to help us both focus simultaneously a few times but I’m hoping to get more friends to buy it so I can do this more. It is the perfect combination of motivating and making you feel disappointed in yourself if you slip up 😂 Seriously, it’s so satisfying to watch your forest grow and it’s very easy to use. You can also create new “tags” for why the trees were planted, which I love (I made one specific for practicing which is also a good way to help me keep track of how much practice I do). I had tried setting time limits for screen time/social media through iPhone settings but I’ve already started ignoring that....but Forest is so much more convincing and I just can’t let my sweet little trees die lol. Overall I love love this app and wish I’d heard of it sooner! It’s a relief to have something really hold me accountable for my screen time!.Version: 4.8.5

Really good appNormally would set a timer on my phone to space out my study but the added detail of the app like showing common daily trends is so interesting. 100% would recommend to any students.Version: 4.58.0

Vraiment très pratique pour étudierÇa m’aide vraiment à me concentrer sur mes devoirs.Version: 4.71.0

Worry about less, use ForestIn a day and age where people are too often emersed in the internet and social media platforms, we are often left feeling overwhelmed and distracted from completing those simple yet necessary tasks in our schedules. Forest encourages concentration in a very simple way; by giving us a chance to reduce our screen-time while simultaneously encouraging the promotion of Forestation activists and projects in Africa, you feel a sense of community and productiveness when using Forest. In turn, we become aware that motivation and productivity are in fact two very 'do-able' concepts, and it is thanks to Forest that I now feel more in tune with myself, my productivity and my environmental footprint. Thanks Forest!.Version: 4.8

UnknownThis is amazing it’s helping me stay productive.Version: 4.68.2

Amazing app and so helpful!This app is so simple but amazing. It helps me all the time to stay off my phone for a certain task and stay focused in the moment, and I’m motivated by the fact that if I succeed I’ll have a beautiful tree to add to a lovely forest and I don’t want to kill a tree. It’s a great visual for the time I’ve focussed. Also this app is amazing because after a certain amount of time focussed and coins made (I think it’s 5000?), trees are planted in real life! The people behind this app seem so lovely and like they care about both the individual using the app, and the greater picture for human well-being and the environment..Version: 4.8.1

Life changer!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 😊.Version: 4.1.2

Cute plantsHelped me focus.Version: 4.73.1

Best Autism/ADHD Focus Environmentally Conscious AppI cannot rate and recommend this app enough! I’m a psychology student who recently got diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. This diagnosis, plus the Forest app has given me my first set of straight A’s. I’m now actually believing I can get into grad school, move to Scotland, have a family, and live my dreams more than ever. This app has encouraged me so much. Plus it has my favorite tree ever (which I happily tested as) Wisteria 💜🍃🌳. I never write reviews but this app is amazing. It also functions like apps used to. Just buying up front instead of a tedious subscription. Please don’t change anything in that regard. The app does have options to pay to get “grow points”, but it’s not popping up in everyone’s face. It’s an app that just helps you focus and gives you motivation. Plus you get to actually plant real trees and feel more motivated to make an impact environmentally. Thank you so much Forest!.Version: 4.70.0

Great for concentration but just a few bugsI love Forest and I’ve used it for a few years now, but a few months ago I noticed some bugs that had appeared. One of the things (which I’m assuming is Forest and not my phone itself, considering I’ve got a new phone and it’s still happening) is that if I start growing a tree then lock my phone, when I unlock my phone it isn’t on the Forest app anymore, just the home screen - so it kind of defeats the point of planting the tree, since I forget that I’m supposed to be concentrating. The other thing is if I use the newer mode rather than the original timer then even if I stop it after half an hour and close the app, I get a notification an hour and a half later telling me I’ve reached the maximum time. It would be great if these could be fixed! :).Version: 4.47.1

Very Good App but with a very annoying flawThe app is great for what it does. It’s not too complex, but just has enough fun functionality to keep you motivated and involved. You might not like these kinds of gamified time trackers if the game part isn’t attractive to you (aka you don’t like growing trees or raising an RPG character), but for everyone else they should like this. There is only one very very annoying flaw. There is no landscape mode, at least not on tablets. People have been asking for this for a while now and it still hasn’t happened. I understand why they’d hold off on making it initially but with the release of the Magic Keyboard (which is now gen 2) that puts iPads in landscape, they should have developed this by now. Essentially it’s their way of saying only use this app on your phone. Also it’s not a bad web plugin but I don’t really find it that useful. Maybe if your workflow lived entirely in a browser, it’d be more helpful. This isn’t to be a downer though. It’s a very good app, it just has some flaws that are puzzling at best and keep it from being really great.Version: 4.46.1

Amazing but bug error causing my tree to wiltI have only had this app for a few days after seeing lots of really good reviews from people with ADHD. I have been so excited to use it and today for the first ever time after finally beating procrastination, I think I have finally found something to not only help me focus but motivate me to actually get started studying! I study on my MacBook and use my phone for forest next to me. It was all going really well until I took a screenshot on my Mac, then the forest app closed itself after around 10 minutes of focus. I wasn’t sure why at the time so I started again, took another screenshot and the same thing happened. I’m not sure if it’s an Apple glitch with the two being linked or if it’s a forest glitch, but it was quite disheartening 😢 I don’t want to turn off the deep focus (leaving the app will cause the tree to wilt) as that keeps me motivated! Great app and I’m excited to keep using it but I hope this issue resolves!.Version: 4.55.1

Wonderful appThis is a wonderful app. I have been planting cherry trees all spring and now have a whole forest of them. Initially just used to keep focused but have started using so I don’t use phone before bed etc. The threat of a dead tree in your forest if you use your phone once you have started your tree growing is quite powerful. You earn points for trees grown and can use these to increase your tree varieties available or to plant real trees (you need quite a lot for that) Messages and calls still come through, and you can play music. You can link with friends. My daughter and I compete. Highly recommend this simple app to anyone wanting to spend less time online. Now back to planting trees and work....Version: 4.8.5

Pretty darn great.Lovely indeed. I struggled to focus at all before, but the incentive of the cute little tree is all I need to keep focusing. Pairing this with their other app waterdo is also really useful! My one issue like other people have mentioned though is that the coins for cosmetics are also the coins used for planting real trees. I think they should be different currencies so people can still have the option of getting new in game trees without feeling bad that they’re not planting real ones, because they wasted the coins on in game skins basically..Version: 4.67.1

Amazing ideaThis has helped me make so much progress and keep on track with my media work, workouts and other targets I wanted to complete my forests write funny motivational stuff for me to see and stay focused and it helps the environment but one little thing that I didn’t want to take a star away from it, I know it suppose to be working hard and everything but either give more coins than currently or put the prices for stuff in the shop and for the trees down a bit as it is not exactly great there because you want your Forrest to be as beautiful and progressive as you are in your life just a thought and would love this app more if one of them were done. Amazing app creators 👍😊😊.Version: 4.0.7

Excellent for some motivationVery good Pomodoro technique to aid study. Provides motivation to not go on your phone. Removed a star as it seems the tree grows more prestigious upon a longer study session (e.g 60 mins, rather than 25 mins) but the whole point of the Pomodoro technique is to have short sessions with small breaks, then a large break after a few sessions (e.g. 4). I feel it would be better to have the best trees rewarded for following the Pomodoro technique closely. I also feel that the different styles of tree are out-of-reach unless you spend money on the coins, which is a bit unfair seeing as the app is not free. A suggestion for improvement could be to reward a new tree style after a set number of minutes focused (e.g. a new style for every 500 minutes), and have the coins separately for the real-life trees. Despite these notes for improvement - the app is helping me study - would recommend..Version: 4.10.6

Got it for the cute interface, stayed for the productivity increaseI’ve only been using this app for around a week, but it’s already cut down on the amount of time I absent-mindedly use my phone. Initially I got it mostly for how cute the little forests look, I’ll admit, and for the fact that earning enough in-game currency lets you plant a REAL tree! Now, it even helps me keep my phone away when going to bed (a big hurdle for me), since I set it to the longest break setting (2 hr) as I’m laying down. Obviously, how people use their phone-free time will vary. For me, it’s allowed (forced?) me to eat my meals uninterrupted by scrolling, and I’ve begun creating art more frequently again (as I would always get stuck in the loop of “looking for inspiration” on my phone and then never actually getting to the art). Honestly this is the best app I’ve ever paid money for (and one of the very few I shelled out cash for period), and it’s been completely worth it. If you spend upwards of 4 hours a day on your phone (like I was doing), I highly recommend taking this app into consideration!.Version: 4.8.5

Love itSeriously, this is one of the best apps in my life. I normally don’t write reviews but i had to write this one! Design is so beautiful, great interactions.. and just keeps me focused! (And thats important thing) while you have bit of fun too :) thanks so much ◡̈.Version: 4.0.3

Well-designedPrefer the look and less-cluttered feed of Forest to rival Flora, though both are good. Flora has so many disparate features rammed in that it gets a bit much for me, and for the look of it too I think. While Forest seems to be a bit more… focused? One quibble is that until recently I was unable to activate Deep Focus mode, or any of the other features under that menu. That recently changed and I’m not sure if it was a bug they have fixed or if it’s just that you can’t unlock those until you have clocked up a few focus sessions. If the latter, that REALLY needs to be explained next to the unusable features (eg a ‘why can’t i use these yet?’ link). But if it was a bug, thanks for fixing it..Version: 4.42.1

Seriously, find a way to incorporate regular breaks like pomodoro.It’s a shock to me that the most recent largest revamping of the app is just installing a count-up feature. I mean is that seriously the most demanded feature? I’ve been trying to incorporate regular breaks into my continuous work sessions by running a pomodoro app together with the Forest app for ages, which has been super inefficient, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Maybe you can set an allowance of max of 5-minute break every 30min. You can choose how often you break with total amount of break time as constraint. Say you are planting for 2h, giving you a max break allowance of 20min. You can choose the traditional pomodoro method of breaking for 5 every 25min, or you can choose to work 1h and 40min and take 20. But seriously regular breaks are so essential for concentration and I just think missing that feature is a big flaw in an app that aims to improve concentration and productivity..Version: 4.33.2

ConcentrationReally good to stop the reflex to go in my cellphone….Version: 4.70.1

Engaging, creative and fun time mgmt toolI 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..Version: 4.6.5

Forest- life for me, life for treesI always found it difficult to avoid procrastinating especially when my phone is at the corner of my eye. I know I should keep my phone in another room or somewhere else when I’m studying but personally that isn’t realistic. So, this app forest really did help me through my worst days when I really needed to revise for my exams. I just thought this app was so motivational because what is better than having your own tiny garden on your phone? And killing trees for going on social media etc. is just inhumane, especially when you can stop it. I recommend everyone to try forest, you not only ‘have’ to revise but it also tracks your screen time..Version: 4.8.6

Great appI love this that it helps me stay focused and I can get enough of it you get trees and depending on how long your focus for depends how many coins you get because every 20 minutes you get seven points but anything like 25 minutes or how are you hat you can plant a tree anything lower than 25 minutes is a bush and any cool events you get cool trees the best part is is that you can’t buy anything but you can’t pay for coins you can’t cheat so the only way to get coins is you have to play the app for a while and it’s not technically a gameTechnically it’s not a game but such a cool thing to have if you’re having trouble staying focused like me I would totally recommend this app but anyone who is looking for a game to play don’t take this up but if your having a little bit of trouble I suggest taking a try at it it will be deafly worth the while of two box rather than going for the cheaper version the free one which was Flor at no offense but the only way you can login is my Facebook but this one is much more accurate and definitely the more original version I would’ve definitely done this if this was definitely free but it still worth two dollars you pay at the very beginning I would totally go for this app if you are really need some help focusing..Version: 4.8.5

This app is a GODSENDI 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..Version: 4.7.2

Love itThis app helps me to maintain focus on what I am currently working on. I often get distracted by notifications or simply going to check the time and then begin searching through social apps and before I know it half an hour to an hour has passed and I haven’t completed what I had set out to. The timer on this app helps me to avoid looking or using my phone for that set amount of time. I use it like a game and challenge myself so see how long I can go without disengaging. It’s also nice to see what a lovely little forest you can create after focusing for so much time. It’s really simple to use and there isn’t too much going on which I’ve found with over free apps there’s a lot more you can do and I just feel that adds to more distraction. Worth the small price of £1.99..Version: 4.31.2

It’s a great app but it could use some more featuresI think this app is great for studying and just for self care in general too. It has a beautiful interface and it’s simple and modern. I also think the nature sounds are relaxing and are a must have for this app. The only thing I would like to see is more features. For example a checklist feature where you can check of your to do list while you used the app. Also an extra feature I would like is a simple calendar sticking with the theme of productivity to plan ahead to when you are going to use the app. Overall I think it’s a nice app which also helps you be charitable because you are helping the environment while you work.Version: 4.16.0

So cuteI like how it motivates me to do my work: task because when I go off the app it pops up as a notification and tells me to go back on quickly before I kill the tree. I don’t like however is that sometimes I need the photos app for assignments but I can’t get into it without having the app on at the same time or else I will have to kill it..Version: 4.8.5

Such a useful appMy first app review...here we go! This has to be one of my favorite apps. I take some pretty advanced classes and it’s important that I get the focus time I need. This app does an amazing job at encouraging me to not only stay off of social media apps, but to actually want to use this app to rack up coins and study time. You get coins for using the timer, and once you finish, you can spend them in the virtual store. It’s so satisfying to be able to earn new study sounds and/or trees to plant. Ah- forgot about that. While you focus, a virtual tree is planted and grows until you finish. It’s then added to your personal virtual garden- and I make a daily goal to make it as pretty as possible! Also you can use the coins you earn to have a real life tree planted somewhere In the world! Imagine getting work done AND saving the environment? Killing two birds with one productive app!.Version: 4.21.0

Great aid for very little spendForest is a fun way to encourage yourself to focus. I’ve paid much more for products which have been only a fraction of the help this has. If I didn’t have to hit several buttons to get from the focus screen to my forest. I rounded my star rating up a little. Could there be an aquarium mode.......Version: 4.10.6

Clever ideaLove how this apps brings a different take to keeping you away from your phone, by using the very same addictive traits that keep us stuck to it in the first place. Keeping the trees Alive and growing your own forest is a small but great motivator, bringing that game like experience and using it in a positive light.. Good work! 👏🏻🌿🪴.Version: 4.32.1

Really keeps me off of my phoneA 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!.Version: 4.3

ALMOST Perfect!The app has be absolutely excellent, much like every review of it that you’d read here. The concept is great and very effective, I’ve started using it to stay focused on my workouts and not just my studying, and even during my university lecture times to make sure I dont have the option of getting distracted on my phone. The ONLY reason i cant give it 5 stars (which I’m not even sure if its the developer’s fault) is that the Apple Watch integration is really lacking. I’d love to be able to set a session from the watch, or write quick notes as well, maybe even a voice memo feature on the watch. Additionally the biggest issue is that the complication hardly seems to ever work. Some days it works seamlessly where once I start a session on my phone the watch picks it up and has the timer shown on the Forest complication, other days it literally never does it no matter what I do. It would be great if this could be looked into! :).Version: 4.5

TreesSuch an adorable app which motivates you to grow little trees in your garden. The longer you concentrate, the more money you get and the variety of trees you unlock! Beware, you can kill your own tree by going on Facebook. Don’t do it. Trees don’t deserve to die!!!.Version: 4.19.0

I was sceptical about this but actuallyYou know what it’s really useful. Whack on airplane mode and set the tree growing for a study session and you don’t want to take airplane mode off and kill the tree and waste time faffing. Actually works even without airplane mode - usually my phone pings and I go to the app that’s calling me and suddenly I’m in the hole and god knows how long I’ll be there before I realise. Now even when I get a WhatsApp or a Instagram notification but I have a tree growing I think no that can wait I’ll work until my tree is done. The fact that if you grow enough trees they plant a real one for you is pretty cool too. Wish there was a way to plant multiple different trees coordinated with subjects (ie cedars for chemistry, oaks for physics etc) automatically and without having to pay!.Version: 4.40.0

Great app!This app basically holds a virtual tree hostage and if you get distracted it kills the tree which is brutal 10/10 great app Also I have ADHD and this app along with the chrome extension have really helped me stay on task while studying for exams, I only wish I’d heard of this app earlier so I could’ve used it throughout the rest of the semester instead of in the last week of exams.Version: 4.1.3

ImpressedI realllllly recommend this app, I was hesitant at first about getting it because I don’t like buying apps often. But it’s super useful, it helps me get back on track whenever I’m thinking of going to Instagram. It also gives you breaks which is very handy, and it has a button that allows you to listen to relaxing music. It tracks how long you focused that day, but the part I liked was that the app is laid out super clearly and not confusing. Overall if you’re a student who procrastinates and is always super stressed out the day before your homework or project’s due I really think this is the best app you can get..Version: 4.9

Easy, motivating, effectiveI 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!.Version: 4.2.1

I am actually studying!Get this if your a uni student studying for exams. !!if you want those trees you got to study and i want those trees!.Version: 4.68.2

Forest freed me from slavery to my phoneSuch a good app, so versatile and so many customizable settings, so every user can tailor the app to use it however they like. The graphics are aesthetic and clean, it’s easy to use. It is very effective in helping me stay off of social media or games when I need to study, I also have used the app to help me stay off my phone when I eat to practice mindful eating - so I focus on my food and enjoy it and I don’t overeat. I am very proud of my trees and my forest. It is so rewarding. There’s also forest sounds that you can use for white noise. Amazing!.Version: 4.36.1

棒!在forest种下了第一颗真树,不玩手机居然还能为大自然做点贡献,真的成就感满满!小小的希望有一天我也能做出这么好的app,forest加油!!.Version: 4.10.5

Very helpful for people who need help in focusingFor me I wanted to focus more on other things that enjoyed me and that needed to be done. It helps me knows what I need to do and stay focusing when working, but also help me find my old joy in the things that I used to love. I love reading and this ended up helping me focus in a way that is helpful and yet entertaining for the individual. Growing plants while focusing on the task at hand makes me feel achieve as I know I am getting things done but also allowing to be planting trees and bushes to grow my tiny forest. I would recommend this app for people who are trying to spend less time on their phone and for people who are looking to get help on focusing on other things that matter more than their phone..Version: 4.16.0

Honestly a game-changerDon’t get me wrong, my phone is a useful tool, and I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m addicted to it. However, it’s also a super easy way to waste time you don’t even realize you could be using on other things. I use Forest mostly in small increments, and it keeps me from picking up my phone whenever I have a few free minutes and get bored. Since I don’t actually need or want to be on my phone, the small motivation of growing little bushes and trees is enough for me to direct my attention elsewhere- and it turns out that those few free minutes throughout the day can translate into a lot of extra productivity! Otherwise: initial download price might seem a bit high, but considering that they plant real trees if you make enough coins to buy the option, the $2 is warranted. Coin prices in the app are average, but payment per tree during the week is okay and you can make enough yourself with a little effort (I personally think you should make a little more per tree than they offer, but it’s not a bad amount either). The interface is simple and intuitive, the art is charming and stylistically uniform, and my favorite part- the white noise options- are incredibly helpful for studying and neither overly expensive or so complicated that they become distracting. All in all, great app that I use frequently. $2 has never bought me so much extra productivity..Version: 4.7.2

Absolutely ExcellentGrowing little plants on my phone is just such a great motivation. Pity about the cost, when I got it it was free, but excellent nonetheless. The adjustable timer really helps keep focussed, whether it’s for ten minutes of homework or two hours of study..Version: 4.11.3

No other app like itI recently have installed Forest, and in my first few focus sessions I was a little confused, as I could close the app and use other distracting apps. Needless to say I was a little disappointed. However, I discovered a feature called “deep focus”, which blocks all apps except the ones you allow, which was a game breaker to me. I don’t know of any other app that does this. I would highly recommend this app and it is definitely worth the money..Version: 4.65.0

Great appReally helps me focus by chunking time into focus times. It helps that I can tag the time I spend on different activities and review it at the end of the day or week..Version: 4.57.1

Would recommendHonestly I’ve been so much more productive and motivated while using the app. Highly recommend!.Version: 4.52.2

Great app!!This app helped me focus a lot more when studying. I was a bit unsure of paying money for this app, but it is completely worth it!! I used to always pick up my phone during studying to socialise or play games, but now I have no need to because Forest encourages me to stay focused! I would recommend this app to all students who need help to focus, or even just to get off your devices for a certain amount of time! I would also like to suggest two new features. Firstly, it would be nice to be able to decrease but mainly increase the time when you are using it because sometimes I do homework for longer than expected. And secondly, it would be amazing to be able to use study apps such as google classroom or restricted google use (maybe like a category based list like Apple screen time). An easy way of doing this, would be to add a way to edit a list of apps or categories you are allowed to use during the time when you are studying. Thanks so much!.Version: 4.14.4

Changed the Revision Game!Although I’m typically pretty motivated, sometimes I’d only half put effort into my revision and use Instagram and snapchat whilst “revising”..... this was not revision!!! After downloading forest, I’m revising more efficiently and spending longer revising because I love seeing my little forest grow! I compete with my friends and I like collecting the different tree types, even at a level it makes my revision a little bit more fun. There’s just something so rewarding about growing a tree, I guess it lets you see your efforts straight away! I know it costs money but it has totally transformed my revision and mindset about social media - now when I’m relaxing and chilling out I actually feel relaxed because I know I’ve accomplished something worthwhile. It also makes me feel guilty about not revising which encourages me to to revisse so it a win win!!! Couldn’t recommend any more!! Absolutely love it :).Version: 4.8.1

Awesome app, great for revisionThis is one of my go-to apps for studying and revision. I know you have to pay for the app, but it is well worth it, considering many « free » revision apps claim they’re free and then bug you into a costly subscription. I love the system, it’s beautiful and simple and there’s something really satisfying about growing your forest; it feels like a reward for studying. The app also comes with study music and ambiance which you can turn on or off. Another thing I love is collecting trees and new sounds with the coins you get after a study session. One thing i might say though is that currently im using on an ipad and a landscape mode hasn’t been developed yet, which is has caused me some annoyance. Hopefully this gets resolved in future updates, but apart from that, great app, and definitely worth buying..Version: 4.33.2

FAULTLESS!!!Forest is literally the best app I’ve come across for revision or just to keep me motivated. For a while now I’ve struggled with becoming distracted or discouraged From completing tasks or work. This app has pretty much turned this around making studying fun! So far I haven’t killed any of my trees because, although it sounds silly, the sheer guilt I feel of I stop. It allows you to do small manageable chunks but at the same time pushes you to do more by offering you the option to get a fully grown tree. Also, once you have built up your virtual coins you can spend them on: new bushes; new trees; new sounds and even plant a real tree somewhere around the world. This forces you, in a good way, to keep going as you want to unlock all the cool, new things and build your forest. You can even create a forest with friends and build it together which can be extremely motivating because you almost don’t want to let the team down. Overall the best app I’ve ever had and definitely worth the money!.Version: 4.8.6

OKOne thing is bothering the hell out of me. The overtime timer only counts when the device is off. I thought it wasn’t working because i use my ipad to work (drawing) and it doesn’t count when i’m continuing to draw after the timer has gone off. gives me a very inaccurate time of how much i actually worked for..Version: 4.18.0

Level up productivenessI’ve tried a few “productiveness” apps and this one is the best by far! Worth the $ definitely! I love it! I’ve had it for a week or two and I’m actually getting on top of my study! Amazing, love it!.Version: 4.17.2

AMAZING!!!This app is INCREDIBLE, and totally worth every penny!!! I often get distracted by my phone when I’m trying to study, but this app genuinely works. You wouldn’t think that planting virtual trees would help productivity but it really does! And I love the wide range of trees you can get. It’s also really great being able to plant trees in real life, but my one problem with that is that when you plant a tree, literally nothing happens. You press a button, and then that’s it. I think it would be nice to get at least a little notification to tell you your awesome and you planted a tree, but none of that happens. I planted my first real tree yesterday, and I actually got worried that it hadn’t gone through because so little happened. But apart from that, this app is flawless, and it really makes you feel good when you don’t go on your phone..Version: 4.36.2

Just awesomeNothing motivates me more to not touch my phone than knowing my focus can help plant a real tree. brilliant idea and lovely app..Version: 4.6.5

Enjoying so far. Some suggestion.Great app. Would be even better to see a sum of all the plants grown. Seeing accumulated trees becoming a ‘forest’ would be motivating. Daily and weekly is good. But, I hate to see my progress refreshed in a sense. +Why not add zooming function for forest view instead of forcing the user to use landscape view only?..Version: 3.29.4

Great app for focusingGreat app for focusing, my only issue is that it doesn’t let me change the settings to make my plants wither, I can go on other apps and it doesn’t effect my tree which kind of defeats the purpose of the app. Not sure, but I really do love it and have got a friend using it too..Version: 4.17.2

Loving it so far!This is the first “gamified” focus/timer app I’ve tried and I have to say, I’m loving it! I’ve been using it for 2 days, and the interest in growing my little forest is giving me enough motivation to open it each time I sit down to work. It keeps me from mindlessly scrolling on my phone as a work avoidance strategy (work avoidance is a skill I’ve become quite adept at lol). I’ve used the countdown timer to pay better attention to how long certain tasks take me (like showering, getting ready, etc), and I love that it tracks the times so you can refer back to them and improve your time awareness when planning out how long something will take in the future. I’ve used it to keep me from being distracted by my phone during workouts, even play time with my kids! I’m excited to collect enough leaves to buy a new tree species. Definitely a fun tool to keep in your adhd toolbox!.Version: 4.73.1

Fantastic!I LOVE this app, it’s the best app I’ve used for focusing. Different trees helps me review how much time I’ve spent on different projects and it’s motivating to buy cute new trees! Only thing I wish you could set break times as well, a bit like a pomodoro timer but with the option to pause during breaks.Version: 4.8.1

Totally Worth the MoneyThis is the app that’s got me through middle school and two years of high school. I don’t have a diagnosed focusing disorder, but I get writing blocks and procrastinate a lot. Like, a LOT. This app has helped me so, so much. It’s really got everything you could ask for. An amazing user interface, currency that you get from focusing, fake (and real) trees that you can plant to make a beautiful forest out of focusing, tags so you know where you’re spending time focusing, and really cool analysis tools that show you what days and what times you focus the most. This is the one of the only apps that I would say is completely worth your money. The tech team is really amazing, I reached out to them about an issue I had and within a day they responded and within a week had fixed the issue. I’ve also for years been pushing for a stopwatch feature in their feedback survey(as a student I don’t always know how long homework will take) and they listened! The only things I guess I would say could be better would be the leaderboard, since it’s worldwide and there are some people who use the app to just get away from their phone, so they can have seriously high hours and it’s really impossible to beat if you use Forest for studying. Overall, amazing app that has literally changed my life in a positive way..Version: 4.33.0

LoveUsed for years, always gives me so much motivation to get things done..Version: 4.73.1

You should use itA good app. Help me control my time..Version: 3.28.6

Excellent appThis app is really good. I’m a student who uses my phone way too much and this app has both made me aware of that and helped me spend less time on my phone. It takes a while to get new trees but I don’t even care because you start out with 2 or 3 anyway. I like to use different types of trees for different activities. As someone who enjoys nature but doesn’t have much opportunity to be in it, I’m very drawn to the forest aspect. I also like how you can see your forest for the day, week, month, or year. My ONE suggestion so far would be to have a feature that counts up instead of down; either that or a way to continue the same tree immediately after the timer goes off assuming you’re still focusing. If I’m focusing on reading I don’t always know how long it will take so if I set it for 25min and read for 45, I’d rather just extend the tree than have multiple smaller ones. Other than that this app is fantastic and I highly recommend. I’ll keep using it for sure..Version: 4.29.2

I LOVE this app! A couple of requests...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!.Version: 3.29

EricI usually don’t write reviews, but I knew I had to write one for this app. At first, I had doubt. I’m they guy who constantly checks his phone for no reason and gets distracted. I planted the first tree, and magically, it just worked. I did longer trees and it helped me get off my phone for the whole night! The app makes you plant a tree, and you can’t exit the app for however long you set it. If you finish planting the tree, it goes in your forest. However, if you leave the app, the tree withers and shows up on your forest as well. You can use this with friends, coop, and gain coins for ever tree planted and achievement completed. Not only that, it is a relaxing app that has a selection of calming music(beach sounds, forest, etc). I believe the reason that this work is psychology. It makes you want to finish the tree and get coins, any brag you your friends about how many trees you planted. It puts pressure on you to not give up which I think is genius. Overall, this is probably one of my best purchases ever..Version: 4.18.0

The app everyone needsLet me start this off with a statement everyone can agree with — I never want to spend money on apps. But Forest is the best app I’ve ever used and I’ve never regretted spending that $2 for a second. I am a student with horrible attention problems and struggles with staying motivated, and this app manages to solve it all. I’ve been using it since 2018 and I’m only reviewing it now to say that the newest update brings this app to a whole new level. With the app allow list using apple’s screen time feature it solves every single little problem I had with the app (except for the plant together feature, it lags a bit when planting with users across platforms, if a developer is reading this please fix it!). I’ve referred so many friends to forest and it’s helped them so much as well, it gives us an incentive to study, to be productive, get off our phone, and then makes it so easy to do so. If you need help staying focused, this app is the app for you. And you can help plant real physical trees!! No other app gives you the chance to save your brain and the planet. I really do love this app & I can’t recommend it enough..Version: 4.64.2

Amazing appThis app is actually amazing and has helped me prioritise certain tasks that need to be finished. Other than that, it has helped me to minimise my time with studying different task each day. Instead of not balancing my study time on different task, this app helps me identify how much time I should spend on a task. It motivates me to actually study more since I get a tree at the end. What I love about it the most is how when you start studying, there is a rain noise in the back ground that you can either listen to. And it is optional, but I always listen to it because it is very relaxing and you can focus properly. This app is extremely helpful. I mostly recommend it, it’s worth the money..Version: 4.23.0

Absolutely love itIt really helps me to stay focus and get of my phone. I think it’s so valuable nowadays, especially with the immense prevalence of handheld devices and the fact that they conquer our attention for vast periods of our everyday lives..Version: 4.8.1

Excellent appI use this app as a Pomodoro timer to help focus on my readings. It’s really well done and I like that there is a real world positive impact on environment with its use..Version: 4.73.1

Really usefulIt’s a good reminder and it’s just something wonderful to use, seeing the money goes up and my forest slowly expanding, and it’s rlly useful during my exams prep considering I’m a very distracted person lol. And I rlly liked the business idea of planting trees, pls keep it up the gd work..Version: 4.26.0

Really helpful, still require self disciplineSo I’ve been using this app for quite a while now since it was recommended at a study skills talk at my school. I downloaded it immediately, and since then I’ve found it extremely helpful when I’m trying to knuckle down and get things done. It really gives you the incentive to work for the entire duration of the timer, and then you get a nice pay off afterwards. The only thing to note is that you need to have the discipline and drive to actually use it, and use it to its full potential. You may be tempted to just not set the timer and trust yourself, or you might want to have a quick look at something and so you let your tree die. Otherwise, wonderful app, perfect for students who struggle with procrastination and distractions (such as myself)..Version: 4.9.3

Really useful appThis is a really great app that has helped me to beat doomscrolling. The UI is great, and the fact trees can die if you cancel a session and being able to see trees planted in a forest really motivates me to do as many focus sessions as possible! The lockscreen widget for iOS is decent, but it would be cool if I could add multiple of the Forest widget, for example 4 of them, with each being for a different session like 1 is 25mins Work, 1 is 1hr Rest etc. the widget could also have the time on each one, as right now they just say Plant. Right now, even if I add 4 widgets they all take me to the same study session, so it would be great if widgets can be edited to make starting different sessions wayyy easier..Version: 4.70.0

Soooo good!I used to procrastinate so much but now because if this app I can’t stop otherwise the tree will die(kinda internal motivation) but it works and now I don’t have the anxiety and panic of not studying!.Version: 4.66.1

Definitely worth itThis app is definitely worth the money! I was a bit hesitant when I first saw it, and I thought it seemed counterintuitive, but it is so useful for studying- I don't know what I'd do without it. Once you set a timer, you can't leave the app or the tree will die, meaning that you're less likely to go on social media or games to procrastinate. Knowing that you have a timer also makes you want to stay focused rather than zoning out, and there is a sense of pride when you see how long you've managed to stay focused for. I managed to study for about three hours on one of the days and didn't feel emotionally or mentally drained because of the ability to set a rest-time timer. I really liked the rest timer because it doesn't let you add more time on once it's up so you can't be tempted to say "just five minutes more" and then not get back to work. When I wasn't using the app, I would procrastinate for hours and relax when I needed to study, but as soon as it was on I got heaps done. I really recommend the app..Version: 4.0.11

You need to make commitment!The hardest part is the first step to set up a time for yourself! Once the target has been set, you will be motivated to achieve your goal as you don’t want to see yourself destroying your own garden..Version: 4.0.3

CoolIt’s neato.Version: 4.68.2

Must get appKeeps me focused.Version: 4.70.1

100% RECOMMEND!!!If you are on the fence about buying this app, take this as a sign to purchase and download it. This app is so fun and motivating. I have tried other methods like the Pomodoro technique, but it doesn’t seem to work. However, as someone who sometimes has trouble staying focused and getting things done, this app is helpful than one may realize. I love plants so this app is definitely for me. I get excited once I have planted things in my forest and sometimes don’t even feel like I am working because I am motivated to make my plants and forest grow. And I am disappointed when one of my plants die. Maybe it is just me but I also love how I am encouraged by receiving coins, which I can use to buy different types of other beautiful plants of my choice (which just motivates me even more). I love the aesthetic of the app and don’t know where I would be without this app. I spend A LOT of time on my phone, so the Deep Focus setting that kills my plant if I exit the Forest app is amazing. Because I hate seeing my plants die. I hold my forest in my heart and love watching it get bigger and bigger. The app is the best. It helps me get my work done while keep it stress free, light and fun..Version: 4.35.0

Good!!Really keep me focused and use the time to study.Version: 4.68.3

This actually worksI am the worst procrastinator of all time. Trust me. If I have a few hours to do something that takes a day, I’ll still waste half my time doing unrelated stuff. That usually involves being on my phone and on social media or messaging people. This app really works. I set it for short times like 30 minutes and then set myself a short break of 5-10 minutes. I often find myself checking my phone before the 30 minutes is up but seeing the message telling me to put down my phone actually makes me stop because I can see there isn’t long to go and I know there will be a break coming soon. Just try it. As long as you set the timer it works. Also, no technical issues. Great little app..Version: 4.3


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