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 3,597 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



  • Awesome idea

    By shelly notor
    Awesome app
  • As Effective as You Are Honest With It

    By Daeryu
    Forest has been a good tool for preserving both my productivity and phone battery. The pie chart it provides (after you tag each session with a category) also helps break down where your time on Forest is going. As a more competitive person, having a ranking system between my friends and I is helpful. Having more trees and bushes is something I enjoy looking forward to; the last update was a fun experience. While I understand the idea of an increasing 100 coin cost with each tree bought, I found myself taking a mental L after prices started going beyond 1000. Otherwise animated trees. That’d be amazing, and I wouldn’t mind earning a ton for coins for those. Something that might be fun to see in the future are personal challenges. I enjoy the achievements and their rewards offered by the app (i.e. X consecutive days rewards and X many days’ worth of focus time for coins), and it would be nice to see more of them. Reward variety in the form of exclusive trees/bushes or planting actual trees is also something that’d be cool to have. TL;DR: effective app. More trees (animated trees? ✨) and bushes to purchase/earn and more achievements with rewards would be cool.
  • Simple and effective.

    By planes&gains
    I love the simple design of this app. It’s easy to use and quite enjoyable as well. I especially enjoy the ambient sounds provided by the app. I use these sounds regularly to help filter out background noise and help me concentrate on my work. Excellent job!
  • Good Stuff

    By kkkknate
    App is great. No complaints.
  • Peace of mind

    By swagalert
    This app is a wonderful way to break through habitual phone “addiction”. I rarely need to use my phone, and if I’m achieving something by not using it, I’ll be less likely to pick it up unnecessarily. Definitely worth the price of admission!
  • Wow! So this is life without your face in the phone.

    By MP0714
    I love this app. It helps stay focus when I need to work. It helps step away when it family time. It’s amazing. I love it.
  • Best App on my Phone

    By SydneyRocksMySocks
    I honestly love the concept of this! I’m addicted to cacti, so I bought the cacti to plant and I make sure I plant everyday to get the achievements. I’m pretty close to planting a live tree as well! Only suggestion — maybe make a few more achievements? It’s pretty difficult to earn coins and I think the only positive reinforcement we get for planting is coins.
  • Thank you so much!

    By Kojance
    My time has been saved by this! Hi! I love what you have created. I've already gotten things done I wouldn't have otherwise. It would really help though if there were a cumulative forest that you could zoom out and see all the trees you've managed to plant as it grows from a thicket, to a woods to a great forest eventually. I'm a collectionist, so being able to see a visual of overall progress like that would be so inspiring, and something to be able to show other people, so that they can be inspired to get the app. Like something with topography if possible would be amazing, and you could tweet or Facebook, or share your progress if you wanted, and to share the app with other people. Thanks for listening. Love this app! Update. Still live this app and grow a tree any time I need time away from my phone, and the big forest is great.
  • Amazing app. The only way I can get work done

    By Tree Planter Nextdoor
    Love the labels; they allow me to track how much time I'm spending on each subject, which is nice. Only issue (hence not 5 stars, yet) : Apple watch app does not automatically start the countdown when you start a session AND if u cancel a session on the phone, the watch app continues it's countdown still. Would be sweet if you could fix that :)
  • Love it

    By Haitian-sensation
    Love the app. Really helps me focus [+ helping the environment doesn’t hurt either]