I get so much done with this app it stops me from checking my texts or social media! I recommend to anyone who wants to stay focused and get their head in the game
By grad student entrepreneur
Limited number of trees 3/5
I love using this app because growing the little forest is cute. However I got this app because being able to use points to plant real trees was very appealing. Pocket points could let me get discounted pizza. But I wanted the trees. Well after 6 real trees, the app told me I couldn't use points on real trees anymore. Not sure then what these points are for. I have more than enough to buy every tree in the store. I'm accumulating points with no real goal anymore. Wish I could plants real trees again.
Great little productivity app 5/5
It's a little hokey, but it really does work to help me focus during the day.
Very motivational! 5/5
By Illuminatti (knows everything)
This app literally draws me back with the cute little tree! This game helps me when I need to update another device without telling myself I'll do it later. 5 fricken stars yo
Highly recommend for ADHD/executive function issues 5/5
By Rolanda Hooch
I love Forest, and it has redefined my approach to work, studying, etc. The digital trees and the promise of new tree types are quick, easy, and effective motivators.
Forest doesn’t disable your phone, but if you close the app you’re warned that your tree will die, which is, for me, enough to steer me back into the app. If you have ADHD (mine is SEVERE - a diagnosis requires a score of 20 on an assessment and I scored a 38, no joke) this app could easily become a lifesaver.
Good app 5/5
I recommend, it’s worth it.
Love it 5/5
I pretty love this app! It helps me stay from games in my phone. I couldn't stop opening my stupid games and wasting my time. Forest works fantastic to manage myself and make me more productive! I finally can start my paper and do something good! I do hope my friends use it, so we can use the room function. However, I can't find some hard working friends... sad about it.
Student must have 5/5
Good study tool!
Motivates me to work and put my phone down! Definetly worth the money
Excellent productivity helper 5/5
Recommended by a guest on Ned Hallowell’s podcast. Agree that this app helps me focus without feeling like I’m berating myself.
I love it!!! 5/5
By polaar beaar
I’ve been using forest for a while and i love it so much!!! it always gets me motivated to do work :) with the new phone usage tracking i love it 100x more! i think an interesting addition to the phone usage tracking could be to allow users to have a limit on how long they can use their phone that day and if they go over they’ll lose 100 coins or something. it would definitely keep me off my phone !!!
Makes work so much more fun 5/5
Easy to use and really motivating! I love it! A step up from the Pomodoro timer.
Could be better 3/5
Forest view should list all forest tiles(days) in one map, so you can see all your accomplishments.
Also it should keep track of how many breaks you’ve taken and recommend a longer after the fourth (like pomodoro).
And it would be nice to bind an activity tag to a tree type automatically.
The app and the safari extension sadly don’t count down time together. If they did, I would use the extension.
Bug: in counting exceeded mode, the counter keeps going even after you start the break timer.
Great app! 5/5
I needed this. Get it. You spend $5+ on coffee to help you focus for a few hours, so why not spend $2 to help you indefinitely?
I get it 5/5
By Jack Curry
Simple. Makes you realize how much you stare at your phone. Plus I want a forest of cat trees.
Motivating with a good cause 5/5
By Sarah Goetz
To link my focus with something as majestic as a growing plant is both motivating and calming. the game nature of it catches my attention when I’m getting distracted and to see the forest each day and week feeds my sense of personal growth. The real life tree-planting is the clincher, however. To see my staying focused as doing good in the world trumps every other motivator.
I also love that you can do it with friends and family.
Thank you for the app. so brilliant I wish I had thought of it, so useful I wish I had known about it years ago, so good I hope it lasts forever.
Good App, Could Be Improved 4/5
This is a pretty good app for helping people get off their phone during work, class, studying, etc.
Some things that could be improved:
1. If “taking a break” didn’t end the extra minutes you can get. As it is, the feature is useless because you may as well have just quit out of the app anyway.
2. If you could take one break during the original time you had allotted. This would be useful for long work periods and/or if you just needed to make a quick phone call or text.
3. Giving up should give you a dead tree and the alive trees you already earned. If you spend 60 minutes working, then have to end 5 minutes early for something, all your time working shouldn’t go to waste just because of that five minutes!
3b. Dead trees also have “stages” based on how much time you gave up on, where giving up on less time gives you a smaller dead tree.
Great for phone addicts 5/5
This is helping me stay away from my phone! Very calming
Great app 5/5
I love the little trees, and it gives me incentive to concentrate on my work. I use it every time I am working, and I find myself wishing I had more time to plant trees! I do wish the trees wouldn’t get more expensive each time you purchase one. There are so many adorable trees and bushes that I want them all!
Pretty Cool Idea 5/5
Congrats to the Devs
Stay committed, stay disciplined with Forest!!! 4/5
I would love to give it a five star rating!!! Why not though???? As a college student, I record my lectures and while I'm studying, I often need to refer back to the audio but I can't, otherwise my tree dies (sigh). Often, I also need to search a word on my dictionary app, but again...I can't. It would be great if the app allowed you to open certain applications of a productive nature and perhaps totally disable social media apps. The "work with phone" setting is too rigid.
Super Helpful 5/5
I've only had the app for a few days, but it's definitely helped me stay on track for the goal of getting things done, but also for trees and coins in the app. Highly recommend to everyone
awesome app! 5/5
By Ywj an snwknsshhsh
for some reason this app actually helps me stay on task! i love how you can set different timers and how the idea of planting more trees motivates you! 10/10 recommend.
Great App 5/5
Helps me focus. Plus it's fun to see something come of not looking at your phone. I really enjoy it.
Crashes on weekly forest view 3/5
I uninstalled the app and lost all my progress but this is still happening. Iphone 5S with iOS 10.
Update: This seems to happen when the new week has only 1 tree.
Love this app 5/5
Definitely so much more productive with forest!
I love this app! 5/5
It keeps me so focused, and I haven’t had any problems with it.
Super helpful 5/5
By Witchy fun!
I do a lot of freelance work, and Forest helps me stay on track. I love planting many different kinds of trees and seeing my forests change week to week.
Amazing 💫 5/5
This app has been very helpful for me and really enhanced my productivity throughout the day . Didn’t imagine that such a simple idea could be so benificial ! Love it
Love it! 5/5
I really enjoy this app! It keeps me motivated and focused!
Best way to study 5/5
Great idea, forces me to stay off my phone while I study and I get excited when I plant a real tree!
Best productivity app 5/5
I was using Moment before but Forest is the only app that keeps me on task and off my phone. The reward you get when you’re not on your phone motivates you to stay off it.
Great for focusing at work 5/5
This app keeps me focused for short amounts of time at work and has made me more productive. I appreciate the sleek design and ease of use! 😊
Love this app! 5/5
It really helps to stay off my phone and it's beautifully designed.
This app works! 5/5
This app helps me focus and concentrate which is really, really hard for my generation of teenagers. We are always on our phones but I just wish that when I recommended this amazing app to people they don’t worry about the 2 dollars it costs and more about how much time and attention they are spending on their phones. Thank you for this amazing app!
By mojo potatoes
A fantastic app that has been super helpful to me.
just one thing 5/5
The only thing that could make this app better is ha ing a “stopwatch” option — where you just click start and it just counts until you hit stop and plants a tree based on how much time you spent (but of course still dying if you leave). sometimes i forget to set the timer, but i get more in the zone when im just working. stopping when the timer goes off kind of disrupts my flow.
I'm a musician, and this app helps me avoid the temptation to check my phone during practice sessions. It's also helpful during homework or just trying to be present with friends. I love the seasonal specials!
winter theme is wonderful! 3/5
Update: syncing has some issue. The coins are not updating. Planted 4 trees but only one is showing up in the ranking.
Thank you and I hope there is going to be more themes. It is quite a motivation.
Great app 5/5
Easy to use, actually works and helps you keep focus. Worth every cent.
Nice app but it doesn’t let me log in saying “some error happened” and I already tried reinstalling.
Forest App Review 5/5
This app is awesome! I love how you get coins to but new and different trees.
Super helpful! 5/5
I have found the forest app to be super helpful in completing tasks in various aspects of my life. There’s something about setting a timer for a task that really settles my focus (although I’m thankful it functions as more than a timer!) It also feels encouraging to look at my trees which act as visual representations of how I invested my time that week/month. I love this app and have recommended to many others already!
Love it! 5/5
By Draw something fanatic
I don’t normally spend money on apps but this was definitely worth it. Often times when I want to use my phone while the tree is growing I feel too guilty to kill it so it definitely helps me stay off my phone.
Great app! 5/5
This app is reallly helpful when you need to not procrastinate on homework or other work or if you want to get away full your phone but keep picking it back up. Would recommend!👍
Cool app. Definitely helps focusing on what needs to be done 5/5
I barely spend money on apps but this one is worth it. Keeps track of how much time you spend studying and motivates you to work harder.
It helps more than you’d think 5/5
You know when you NEED to do homework or study or get back to work or you’re with friends and want to be present but you can’t get off your phone... WELL this app will change that. It’s dumb but yes it helps a lot. And if you get enough points (by not using your phone) you can buy a real tree that will be planted somewhere in the world. It’s a win-win.