Forest - Stay focused

Forest - Stay focused

By ShaoKan Pi

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2014-05-10
  • Current Version: 4.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 108.20 MB
  • Developer: ShaoKan Pi
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 3,354 Ratings


If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, make you self-motivated and get more things done. Stay focused. Be present! STAY FOCUSED: • Function based on the Pomodoro technique (a.k.a. tomato timer, pomodoro timer) • Plant lovely trees and stay focused on what’s more important in real life. • Turn your focused moments into a lush forest. GET MOTIVATED • Earn rewards and unlock new tree species. • Share your forest and compete with friends and users around the world. • Plant trees along with friends & family. • Unlock achievements and earn extra rewards. • Plant real trees on Earth and protect the environment with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future. STATISTICS • Manage your own tags and view detailed statistics of your time distribution. • Browse your weekly, monthly and even your yearly big forest. • Track your focused time in the Apple Health App. • Track your daily phone usage and screen time. • Recall memories of your planting journey with our brand new Forest Timeline! Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: We also provide browser extensions. Find out more on! #get disciplined #reduce procrastination #GTD #study #student #work #freelancer Credits *Sound Design : Shi Kuang Lee *Some icons appearing in the app were made by Freepik from and are licensed under CC BY 3.0



  • Excellent productivity helper

    By firstborn
    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!!!

    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

    By Cryshelvis
    Easy to use and really motivating! I love it! A step up from the Pomodoro timer.
  • Could be better

    By Oko101
    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!

    By J-Cat25
    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

    By Jack Curry
    Simple. Makes you realize how much you stare at your phone. Plus I want a forest of cat trees.
  • Great

    By Ajac6
    Huge help
  • Motivating with a good cause

    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

    By I'mtheworstrunnerinthemple
    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

    By Hasse18
    This is helping me stay away from my phone! Very calming