Great motivating app 5/5
I like this app! Helps me retrain my impulse to check my phone a million times for absolutely no reason.
Worth every penny! 5/5
I looked high and low for an app that would help me break the habit of checking my phone so much. I watched a TED talk about how we often look at breaking habits the wrong way; we need little “rewards” as we replace a bad habit with a better one - in this case, planting a tree. I hope this app is on my phone for many years to come. Thank you, Forest!
It seems weird to me that you would have to buy trees in order to customize and create a more colorful forest, even though the app is already paid. Also your forest refreshes every day so it’s not like you have one beautiful and massive forest. I like the idea that if you work hard enough you can plant a tree in real life but it would take so long to do that based on how many points you need to acquire, I’m skeptical of how many trees have actually been planted due to this app. I’ve tried many pomodoro apps (seriously, at least 10 of them), and I’ve found Pops to be the best. It’s free and more effective. You have to put your phone face down during the session, and the phone flashes when the work session is over.
This has been the only app that has actually worked in keeping me focused. I love that there’s also a google chrome extension so that when I need to focus on my work, I can avoid distractions both on my phone and on useless websites. The absolute cherry on top is that this is all for a great cause and that by focusing, not only will that reward myself, but it will also help plant trees in various developing countries! It’s so great that not only does this app absolutely work, but it’s also benefits others as well :)
Can’t seem to plant any of the trees I unlock. Very disappointed 5/5
Needs a fix
It’s adorably addictive 5/5
By Lulucas lemon
Quite simply for $1.99 I definitely enjoy planting trees and not letting them die. It definitely helps me stay focused and I enjoy the game play of it
I didn’t even realize how much time I wasted on my phone instead of doing homework or whatever else I needed to get done. It’s so simple but so effective for me because believe me, you get very attached to your lil’ tree. The rewards are good enough to not be a distraction to being productive but also encourages you to be like “oh I’ll just plant a tree right now” to earn coins. I especially love the idea that with enough coins you can actually get a real tree planted too! Definitely worth the small price for the app.
Great app! 5/5
Helped me concentrate a lot better
Nice app!! 5/5
Download this if you want to leave your phone alone
Great tool 5/5
Makes me so aware of my actions. I use it regularly.
Nice focusing app! 5/5
By Dr. TD
I love it! If I find myself spending too much time on social media, I can count on Forest to keep me on track.
I️ really like this app 5/5
I really like this app because it encourages me to stay off of my phone. The only thing I don’t like about this app is that you can’t take a break once the seed is planted which is really frustrating because it kills your plant. But other than that it’s a great app!
Essential for College & ADHD People 5/5
I been using this app for a year now and it has changed my life. I am a college student with ADHD. This helps me stay on task and be less distracted. It’s also good to know you’re helping a great cause. Whoever created this is a genius! I rarely buy anything in the App Store, but this was worth every penny.
LOVE IT❤️❤️❤️ 5/5
This app is great for staying focused and not using you phone and I love it sooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
By Annie Harrison
I enjoy this app because the idea of being able to plant real trees and sometimes a digital forest motivates me to focus and I’m much more productive. Having to work to get the other ambient sounds makes me work much harder.
Tagging doesn’t work 3/5
This app is good but there’s no way clear way to change tags. It’s stuck on one and when I try to select another tag when I do a different task it doesn’t work.
App developers need to put clear instructions on how to change tags or make the process clearer. I can’t give this app anymore stars until this poor UI design is fixed.
Update Problems 1/5
By This binch
The most recent update keeps crashing my app after seconds of opening it. I tried closing and reopening the app, turning off and on my phone, and deleting and redownloading the app but none of it worked. And now I lost all the trees I planted bc I deleted the app 😩 pls fix this I just bought the app a couple days ago
Increasing prices 4/5
I honestly love this app, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do, BUT WHY DO THE PRICES OF PLANTS ALWAYS INCREASE?! It’s like every time I save up enough to buy one, the price has increased and then I gotta keep saving. 😣☹️
Great for helping you stay off your phone when you work 5/5
I never use my phone when I’m using this app. It does an excellent job of keeping me focused on my work. I would recommend for anyone who wants to increase the duration of their work sessions as well as improve their quality.
By no ID
Focus or trees die. Very cute and can be effective!
Creative way to stay on task!!
It works! 5/5
By Big V Esq
Great app, works well, and has helped keep me off my phone for hours each day.
This app is a gem! 5/5
This app has increased my productivity so much! It motivates me to stay off my phone and focus on work. The only thing I would add is the ability to turn on Do Not Disturb mode from within the app. So that when I plant a tree, my phone automatically goes into Do Not Disturb.
Keeps me on track 5/5
My friend convinced me to download this app for studying in medical school! I am so happy! Definitely helps to keep me productive and off my phone :)
I like planting trees 5/5
This is a good way of making myself present in “meat-space.”
was great before the most recent update! 1/5
By Shauna (:
i like to use this app for studying and it's super cute but after i updated the app today, it tells me that it detected a manual time change and cancels my tree so it won't corrupt my files. this doesn't make sense to me because my time doesn't change and now i can't really use the app! please fix this soon, i'm in finals season
Favorite App 5/5
Amazing concept, really helps me stay focused when I need to study or do homework, and the fact you can get real trees planted on earth is incredible!
It works 5/5
If you like games like animal crossing but want to be productive the. This app is for you. By forcing you to stay in app and giving you gamified rewards it gives you no choice but to get to work.
Please add a widget 4/5
This app is very helpful. Please add a widget. A widget would be very convenient for setting and checking the focused time during the day without having to unlock the phone and open the app. Also please allow for the timer to continue for longer than 2 hours. Sometimes I work for longer than 2 hour periods and it is not counted as time.
5 stars 5/5
By J wikle
This app really helps especially with me coming from a generation that is constantly on my phone. This helps me stay off my phone.
Love it! Should use it more 5/5
I think the interface is cute and it game-ifys being off of my phone while studying, I just need to use it more!
Super helpful! 5/5
Finally got me off of social media for long enough to maintain my gpa!
I LOVE IT! 5/5
This app is not only making me focus and get work done while using it, but it is also making me study for longer than I usually would AND making me actually look forward to studying/doing an activity to use the app. This app is really motivating and helping me work towards my academic goals!
A Simplistic Masterpiece 5/5
Forest is at the heart of focus. With no advertisements, bugs, or gimmicky features, it offers a truly unprecedented experience that relaxes, engages and motivates.
I get so much done!
It would just be cool to have bigger trees for the longer you avoid other apps, so you could really see how much you’re trees have grown.
Great Homeschooling Tool 5/5
By Lyndse Marie
My children and I enjoy this app. We plant trees and bushes during homeschool activities and chores. It’s a great timer tool, in addition to teaching intentionality.
Forest 🌳 is really helpful. I used to have trouble with homework and distractions; my phone was a big part of that. I tried make restrictions for myself but I could never live up to them. When I got forest not only did my grades go up but my self confidence because I wasn’t worried about not having an assignment done. I feel cleaner. And there are all of these beautiful trees you can unlock. Best focus app ever!!😄
Good for increased productivity 5/5
If you use your phone too much while studying and need an incentive based app to help you, download this one
I love this app! 5/5
I use this app all the time! Sometimes it can be hard to put my phone down and concentrate, especially when I'm studying material that's otherwise kind of boring. This app really helps me unplug and the trees are so cute! You really start to care about your little forest.
Everyone should have this app !!! 5/5
By Brandon calderon
I use this app on the daily; it is a good way to stay on track, especially if you are dependent on your phone. Please get it everyone !!!
Great but just one thing 5/5
Helps me stay focused — almost perfect, but Sometimes you do get an important text or call and it would be nice if you could get a 30 second break option.
gettin that education 5/5
By yo homie a.
im a big procrastinator. im awful at focusing and a prey to social media. i fall for all things social and all things media. thankfully this app exists. not only do i virtually grow trees, but i also contribute to “planting trees irl”. the best app if u are a procrastinator and is tryna cop that education. get ur education quick and ezpz without frantically finishing until the deadline. get this app ASAP, get ur degree ASAP
I’ve never been so productive and effective in my entire life
Most helpful app 5/5
I don’t have words to describe how much my phone distracts me. I’m writing this review in between growing trees as it is the time I’m allowed on my phone but for all the rest of the time, I grow trees and I focus. Brilliant app!
Love the app-cant wait to plant my tree 4/5
Just wish there was a way to know more details on the tree that gets planted
Cute and helpful app! 5/5
This app has been great for my productivity! I’m a compulsive phone-checker, and will often waste hours playing around on my phone. With this app, I plant a tree and know I will be productive (or at least find another way to goof off...) ;) for at least that long. The little trees are so cute that I want to see them grow and earn coins to buy more! Highly recommended!
It is very helpful, and it makes it easier for me to get off my phone. My one complaint is that if I need to check the weather or make an important call I am not able to do so, and I have to kill my tree.
By I didn't do it
Helps you stay focused while helping the environment, I adore this. I use it at work and while cleaning or studying!