By ~Average Student
Surprisingly this cute little app really helps me stay focused and is worth the cost! If your a procrastinating student this app is for you
Secret weapon in war against ADD 5/5
Forest is a vital tool for me in school. I have been using the app for about 11 months now, and I can say it is completely worth the cost. As a college student who has had to work her way back from a 2.0 GPA to a Masters student, I can say that this app has contributed to my growing success academically. I used to get easily side-tracked by notifications on my phone or even just by scrolling through my camera roll to procrastinate. Now, I like logging hours and knowing exactly how much time per day and week I spend preparing for classes. Knowing I can't take a break until my tree is grown keeps my self control strong. Logging study hours gives me confidence before each lecture or test because I can operationally define how much studying is "a lot of studying." Additionally, I use this app as one of several weapons against symptoms of ADD. I used to justify distractions on my phone, telling myself I couldn't miss out when I got a snap chat or Instagram notification. This app has shown me that those social distractions snowballed into hour-long escapades online and kept me from completing basic academic tasks. I tell everyone who asks about this app that it is fantastic. I love that there are new changes, such as the background sounds and 10 second grace periods. Additionally, the opportunities for awards keep me coming back; since the start of fall term I've made it my goal to plant healthy trees thirty days in a row. My suggestion for this app would be to keep it simple no matter how many updates it goes through. Other apps such as Instagram and Snapchat (though they serve entirely different purposes) are receiving poor reviews because they added too many unnecessary features. As someone who gets distracted easily, I fully appreciate the simplicity of this app and its basic reward system. Please keep the app clean and simple! Thank you for this app!
Amazing app! 5/5
Really helps with focus while working or doing homework.
Give us options 5/5
I wish there was a way that you could tell the app to restrict which other apps and not the entire phone. Like you could tell Forest, to only monitor access to social media apps so you can use your phone ( for listening to lectures, taking notes, ...) but still not waste time in social media.
Help me to concentrate perfectly, and there are some beautiful trees to plan, hope there are more types of trees to plant
Love this app! 5/5
Helps me to stay focused!!
This app is so fun and easy to use, and it’s so effective at keeping me off of my phone. This is totally worth the price, I especially love the lack of ads that keep the app so clean and nice looking. I can’t wait to earn enough leaves to plant a real tree!
Love this app 5/5
I've been using this for about sic weeks and it's the most useful app on my phone. I am motivated to work on a project but terrible at time management. Using Forest, time spent on the project has gone way up, and more importantly, I have been consistent. Best $2 I ever spent.
Definitely worth a try 4/5
I wish there was more variety of trees, and I don't like the leader board it seems to incentivize cheating for somebody like me who uses the app to track my deep work sessions instead of just being off my phone. If you just want to stay off your phone through the day this app is great although I'm not sure how much of an incentive planting trees is. Would love a separate app that focuses more on tracking and gamifing actual progress of important projects and endeavors, but for now the pretty tree scape and pie graphs are enough to keep me going. Ps, leaderboards for specific tags might be a cool way to break things up a bit
This app has helped me stay present and I feel great about planting trees! Thx!!
Great app, but innovations could be made! 5/5
Adding a to do list feature or a pomodoro timer method feature would be super useful because other apps that do this allow for distractions.
Perfect for students and writers (and anyone else!) 5/5
I’m a graduate student and an author, and this app is the only way I get anything done. I have a hard time focusing, and my phone is a huge distraction for me (though I love/need to use it a lot!).Forest is the perfect timer, and keeps me on track. I’m saving up to plant a real tree too. I’ve recommended this app to pretty much everyone I know, and I’d totally recommend it to anyone struggling with time management.
Satisfying and cute way to stay on track 5/5
This app game-ifies getting work done by letting you earn points a grow different kinds of trees and plant a beautiful forest. Really satisfying! And you are discouraged from using your phone while it is running.
Cute trees 5/5
All the trees are so cute
5 stars but could be better 5/5
Giving five stars for putting a noble idea into an app. But there are places where you feel that the app could have been better.
It mostly makes use of the not so flexible ecosystem of Ios. But, i would have loved some innovative idea on how can they make this app more useful.
I cant even check my urgent texts, if I do my tree dies, so probably they want to fix that part. Provide more free music and personally that rain music is literally distracting.
But anyways Kudos to the team for helping me stay focused and plant a tree.
Got me through comps for my Master's degree!!
Great App! 5/5
I’ve been using this app for almost two years, and it’s really helped me improve my productivity and concentration.
A gem 5/5
By Reynaldo Cx
A gem in the age of social media. I use this everyday to get away from excessive and uncontrollable social media use. Being productive, focused, and be in the present moment feels great again
Great productivity app! 5/5
By Michael Rianda
Incredibly smart and well thought out!
Great way to manage time and plant trees 5/5
By nickname that hasnt been taken
5/5 and worth the two dollars!
love it 5/5
this helps me so much and is so cute :) truly an A+ app
By Kayle S.
Such an effective app. It’s weird that I associate my progress with virtual trees, but hey, it works!
Win-win app!!! 5/5
What can be better than establishing a healthy habit of study while doing volunteer by planting REAL trees with coins you earn?!?!
Brilliant APP 5/5
Trees are better than phones XD. I will plant more real trees.
Great app 4/5
By C Moonstie
Extremely helpful! Beautiful. Motivating. Highly recommended.
Only one wish: for the weekly "forest" view to be vertical rather than horizontal on the phone.
Love this app 5/5
I love this app so much. I use it all day every day. Only thing I'm bummed about is that you can no longer purchase real trees. Will that be an option again anytime?
Life, Stress, Homework and Productivity Saver 5/5
This app is amazing! Literally the only reason I've ever been able to put my phone down. Helps a lot with phone addiction as long as you use it! It completely cured mine! If you want to remember to take time for yourself like for mediation or resting or you're just tired of being on your phone all the time, this app is definitely for you!
Helped me at work 5/5
I needed to put my phone down or i was going to lose my job due to lack of productivity. This helped me focus and is a great motivator.
Amazing 😉 5/5
I love ❤️ this app! IT has so many different types of trees 🌲 and they are funny and cute!
Love forest 5/5
By Pine tree 47
I love this ap
This app is addicting 5/5
By Clerks shakends
It worked so well for me, and the app is addicting
Very helpful! 5/5
I love the concept of it. It helps me study and I like how you can choose the increments of time. It has never glitched out on me, and I use it often. I recommend this for anyone who has trouble staying focused. It helps you stay off of your phone and possibly study, socialize, or whatever you might need to do.
Great for encouraging focus 5/5
I'm a dissertation PhD student and it can be really hard for me to sit down and write. This app has been extremely helpful with providing motivation to push through a work session and stay on task. It's super simple, easy to use, and fun!
Why a fake tree motivates me, I have no clue 5/5
By Crypt Keeper
But for some reason, it keeps me off my phone and focused on my work
Great design. Would love interval timer feature 4/5
Love the design and the ‘plant a real tree’ feature. The only thing I have a little problem with is I don’t think it’s very productive working for 2 hours without stop... Thus those very beautiful full-grown trees are ‘unavailable’ for me as a result.
Great app. Very useful! 5/5
By Thiagarajan Nagarajan
Great app. Very useful!
Needs more color 5/5
By Ski jdbskc end dens
I for one love this game and it's helped me so much with getting work done, from exercise to study. I love the accomplishment of having more trees than my friends. But the one thing the game is lacking is color. I would love an update for the fall where the leaves changed color, and the same for the winter. And maybe have some forest animals in there too maybe?
Plant trees on Apple Watch 5/5
The app is great. However, I highly recommend you guys could support planting trees on Apple Watch so that I could stay away from my phone.
Logging is not working after a while 1/5
Always say there is a error and prevent from login my account!
IT WORKS 5/5
This works perfectly for my school life and my personal life. Having the option of “planting” 10min-2hr focus periods works for any activity, especially when using the setting that counts up after the time is up. Being provided with seeing my forest grow as the day progresses is encouraging and helps me **see** my hard work when I am frustrated. To top it all off, Im helping plant REAL TREES. I have recommended this app to every friend and classmate I get the chance to.
SO MUCH HELP 5/5
I have always had the problem of prematurely rewarding myself after only reading a page or two of my textbook and with this out I'm able to get a lot of on interrupted study time which helps me get what I need to get done overall. I'm able to focus so much more! And what used to take me an entire day takes me two hours now. This app should have an option for bathroom breaks and I would love to be able to edit my forest and move around my trees
Definitely helpful! 5/5
Usually 1 scole for every 5 minutes , but 25 minutes has the most bonus. So plant more trees with 25 minutes! (Below goes "Minutes and Scores Relationship":)
10m, 3 scores; 15,4; 20,5; 25,9; 30,10; 35,11; 40,12; 45,13; 50,14; 55,15; 60,21...
In newly updated version I unlock the mushrooms. Thanks to their help, now I know that mushrooms can be planted with less than 20 minutes.
I treat it as an cellphone game, and I do find it helpful if I want to focus.
If you plant a tree when you get up or before you sleep, the scores go up very quickly.
Amazing for productivity 5/5
By Jen Diggity
I love this app. I have used it for several years for productivity. They are always improving it and it just gets better and better.
Life saver 5/5
By A Hawkins
This incredibly simplistic tool has turned my life around. It's an addictive way to break the bad habit of multitasking and free yourself from the guilt of having to answer every text message and email immediately. Things get done, and life becomes less stressful.
Love this app 5/5
Loveeeeee this app, gives me time and reason to stay away from my phone.
The Best App In The World 5/5
This app is amazing. It really helps you focus and incentives your efforts with the opportunity to build your own forest. I also love that you can contribute to real causes. All around probably one of the top apps ever.
Need To Focus - Get The App
Like The Idea Of Designing Your Own Little World - Get The App
Thank you to the developers. This app was definitely made with love.
So helpful for school and study! 5/5
I love this app! I'm in college and use it all the time to track my studying and keep me on track.
The break feature is really nice. I like how you can unlock different kinds of trees too. Highly recommended!
I love this app. I can't bring myself to kill such an adorable, innocent plant like the ones available here. Im looking forward to when I have unlocked all the trees and bushes, so I can organize my time through both the tagging system and the type of tree I pick.
Love this but the recent change... 2/5
Love love love this app! But the recent increase to 600 coins for new trees is a little ridiculous.