What a great app! 5/5
By Piter Echagüe
I find Forest really useful; it helps me a lot when I have to focus on any task. Furthermore, the idea of creating my own forest motivates me and makes me feel productive. I recommend using this app for those people who procrastinate a lot. I know it’s a big issue sometimes, but you can help yourself with Forest!
My new best friend 5/5
This app is allowing me to focus on another level in my life, getting more stuff done then I ever have before. It’s creative, it’s smart, it uses foundational psychological principles to help me stay on track and be motivated. Yes yes yes
Great as Pomodoro App 5/5
Finally a Pomodoro that works!! I love the gamification in the form of growing the forest. I am hopeful of planting a real tree one day after accruing lots of coins.
Gives a positive incentive to focus, rather than just the usual pressure of reaching deadlines
Amazing for focus 5/5
Tried a lot of apps, this is the best :) I highly recommend it for removing distractions focusing and studying
Mcat review 5/5
By louise in the ville
I’m studying for the MCAT right now and have normally standard, average study habits. However, the days when I study using forest I’m more focused, I’m studying longer, and I’m more motivated until the end of the day. Forest has changed what I think is possible to accomplish for myself. I think everyone should get it!
I’m focus on my hw now hahaha
Works great 5/5
This really is great. It helps a lot when I’m at work and I just, as a reflex, reach for my phone. And next thing I know I’m on Facebook when I have other things I need to be doing. I also really like that I can use the coins I get to plant a real tree.
Almost perfect!!! 5/5
By cat 1473863828373828
I love this app! It really helps me focus! I recommend to everyone else who are having problems is to update to iOS 11. It fixed the problems. On 3 days of having it, it is the first app on my screen. Before Messages! But there is 1 minor problem. I forget things a lot and once I plant a tree I remember that I need to pair my Bluetooth devices including headphones to listen to the awesome quality music and when I go to pair them it kills my tree. Please make a 2 minute exception for leaving the app. But besides that it is perfect!
Attention Saver 5/5
I got a smart phone to help keep organized after a head injury.
I make good use of it but my phone is also an attention sucking black hole.
This app helps me focus and keep on track and gives me tools to see how much time I’m being productive, and how much time I spend on my phone.
The app developers are receptive to feed back and involve regular users in making improvements and adding features.
I’m excited to see this app develop.
I also love that they have the side goal of planting real trees too.
Simple, cute, and works well. Won’t do the trick for everyone, but it helps me stay on task and has helped me practice piano for a consistent amount of time for ages. Would recommend!
Love this app!! + a suggestion 5/5
This app is amazing because it helps me actually get my work done and make me want to do more. However, sometimes when I put a timer for my break, I don’t actually come back to the app to continue working, but just ignore it.
To prevent this, I think there should be a solution. Something like a 10 second timer to return to the app when the break finishes to receive extra coins or maybe to save a mini tree from dying that was planted during the break. I would love to see something like this incorporated in the app!
Love it! 5/5
Perfect for keeping track of time spent in tasks.
An amazing way to be mindful of phone use 5/5
By Ford Wyatt
Applicable in work and when spending intentional time with friends, it’s a great daily reminder to be more focused on the present, and a great way to break the habit of unconsciously checking my phone. I love the idea that time being present ultimately adds up to planting a real life tree!
Great app - helps form a habit 5/5
By Kibret W
It’s a nice app and working well. Beautiful design, great idea, very helpful.
The best Pomodoro method I’ve found so far 5/5
I love the way this timer is both super helpful for productivity while being whimsical and interesting enough to cheat my mind into doing extra work each day. A definite keeper, highly recommended!
Really fun 3/5
I like this app! It has been really effective tool to help me study and there’s so many things you can do. You can even plant real trees! My only real complaint is that there are achievements for acquiring friends but there is no real way to interact with users or find people on this app other than to see the top users. It they implemented this feature this would really help users to study together
Really helps me focus 5/5
The accumulation of trees and gentle ability to compete against friends/other users is really motivational for me in terms of setting up this focus time. I have a bad habit of checking my phone frequently throughout the day, using it to procrastinate on work and entertain me when I’m bored of focusing. This app is a really helpful solution to motivate me back in the right direction!
Great app for productivity 5/5
This app is helpful in keeping you focus and make making a forest a goal for encouragement.
Great for studying 5/5
I used this app regularly for studying and find that it gives great motivation. Thus far I have had no problems, but I did encounter one thing that I would do differently. I have my app connected to my chrome browser and, without thinking, started a session in the app and on the browser. I had an extra 30 minutes in my forest and, since I didn’t actually study that long, wanted to delete it. Instead of costing me the 9 coins I earned in my session, it cost me 60 coins. To me, this discourages honesty in your forest should you make a mistake like mine. That said, I would never remove even half a star over that incident. Great app :)
Essential tool 5/5
Takes my concentration to a whole new level.
Best app. 5/5
Truly a lifesaver and the best tv aid. Just removed the temptation.
Simple, fun, effective 5/5
A cute little tree to remind you to get back to what you need/want to be doing and get off your phone! It’s almost addicting!
Useful and Fun app! 5/5
It has fun things like different tree species,Achievements,and global rankings you can look forward to,and it keeps you off your phone!
Keeps me focused 5/5
Amazing app, keeps me focused and present . Much better than a traditional pomodoro technique, since you can visualize everything in a very fun way. Highly recommend!
Making the overwhelming manageable. 5/5
By Rivas Media Photography
I’m a creative mind who has a lot of big thoughts and dreams but I always get stopped by the details because they seem overwhelming. This is a terrific way incentivize your efforts. If forces you to take a deep breath and only work on one thing at a time. All I can say about this app is I wish I found it years ago!
A really nice app that improves productivity 5/5
I’ve become a lot more productive using this app. Its interface is well-designed, and the graphics are simple and charming.
You’ve gotta get Forrest!!! 5/5
Forrest has helped me so much!!! it keeps me completely focused on whatever task i have decided to do!! Forrest is definitely worth trying!!!
Life changer! 5/5
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 😊
Works for the right kind of person 5/5
I enjoy having a cute way to reward my productivity. Makes me happy to have a tree grow when I’m so focused I don’t even remember it’s growing. I needed something like this, just a little reward to keep me motivated.
So helpful, well worth the money! 5/5
I’m someone who won’t download any app I have to pay for, but I got so many positive recommendations that I decided to try it out. In the last week, I have been more productive than in the two months before. This app has more than paid for itself with a renewed sense of self confidence from getting things done. The hours of productivity that I have gotten back make this app worth so much more to me than $1.99.
Excellent App 5/5
By Ferrari :D
Truly does what it is designed to do and I love it! No issues with this one. If you have a problem with the app, the problem is you
Get your life back 5/5
Tired of mindlessly scrolling? Start a productivity timer, spend more time with family and friends, being a real human, while growing real trees to support our planet. Excellent idea, please sponsors, don’t give up on it
Great! But I have an advice 5/5
This App is really good. However, after planting a tree and set up the rest time, I would play the phone for a while and I always cannot return back to the app on time. I hope the developer can add a feature such like if the rest time is up but the user does come back, there will be some penalty. Through such way, I hope I can be more efficient. Thank you!
Life Changing! 5/5
By Josie The Reviewer
This app makes me more productive on a daily basis. I really enjoy that you can even donate a real tree!
I love this app. It helps me get things done.
Love it! 5/5
Use it every day and it really helps my productivity in a fun way.
Great for increased productivity 5/5
This application has really helped me tremendously. I use a planner called the “Productivity Planner” that mirrors this concept, but the app made it so much more alive and fun. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to really level up.
Great app 5/5
This app is really helping me study. 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
An encouraging app 5/5
Forest is a really nice app. I have used it for over five years.
Amazing app. 5/5
This app helps me focus and concentrate without distraction. This doesn’t even have to help with work or studying! If you want to clean or spend time with your family then just set the timer and do it without distractions on you device! Money well worth spent.
This app is charging my life 5/5
First, I would like to say thank you to the creators of Forest. I am a highly distractible person, and my life has been a battle for focus (often a losing one). I honestly didn’t think this app was going to work so well. I’ve tried many techniques to attempt to focus, including the Pomodoro technique that this app employs, but have never been successful. Forest is the perfect blend of Pomodoro timer + game.
The reason it works so well for me is that I love trees and flowers. Thus, it provides me a reward that I actually want, that convinces me to not just give up and let the tree die in order to indulge my Pinterest addiction. I have a feeling that if wanting to “grow a forest” isn’t something that interests you, this may not work as well. It does help that you have the opportunity to grow real trees, thus adding an altruistic reason to succeed in focusing.
Forest is also simple to use, has adorable art, and sports a decent selection of trees and bushes to work toward for continued motivation to use the app. I hope they continue to add new types of flora as once I “complete” the game aspect of this app I may not feel as compelled to use it.
All in all, an elegant solution to phone obsession.
Great app 5/5
Definitely helps you focus on what you are doing!
LOVE THIS APP 5/5
Effective study tool 5/5
By Ansley, PharmD
Forest has helped me realize how often I get distracted by my phone. When I set the timer for 20 minutes, and I find myself opening my phone after only 5 minutes of applied work, I realize how little I’ve actually stayed focused. I’ve found that once I get on a roll it’s much easier to stay productive for a longer period of time. I highly recommend this app for anyone who needs help with keeping yourself accountable.
Great concept but need quality trees 1/5
Great concept, but trees quality is horrible. Trees and forest look terrible. I gladly paid for the app hope they can improve in future updates the quality of forest.
Love it!! 5/5
By Kat Benson
It’s definitely keeping me focused! Exactly what I needed!
By Mingxi Lee
Interesting idea 2/5
Accumulation of coins to earn trees is ridiculously slow, even if you pay to speed it up.
Good but could be better... 4/5
Too slow to earn coins for new tree.
Also can’t set rear time automatically