Forest: Focus for Productivity

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About this app

Can't stop scrolling? Lack of self-control? Forest is the solution that has the cutest focus timer to help you stay focused and boost productivity!

★ 2018 Google Play Editors’ Choice Top Productivity App★

★ 2018 Google Play Best Self-improvement app in 9 countries, including, Canada, France, Japan, Korea and more!★

★ Google Play 2018 Best Social Impact App Nomination★

★ Google Play 2015-2016 Best App of the Year★

Plant a seed in Forest when you need to put down your phone and stay focused to get your to do list done.

As you stay focused, 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 while seeing a flourishing forest with each tree representing your dedication motivates you to reduce procrastination, and helps you build a good habit of time management!

Motivation and Gamification

- Grow your very own forest with each tree representing your effort.
- Earn rewards by staying focused and unlocking adorable trees!

Multiple Focus Modes

- Timer mode: Set your focus session and dive into your work or study flow, or apply Pomodoro technique.
- Stopwatch mode: Start and stop at any time. Count-up timer works great as a habit tracker.

Personalized Experience

- Planting Reminder: Remind yourself that it is time to keep your phone down!
- Custom Phrases: Motivate yourself with your favorite quotes and inspiring words!

Forest Premium

- Statistics: More insightful statistics of your focused time to tailor your focus habits.
- Plant Together: Stay focused with your friends and family anytime and anywhere.
- Plant Real Trees: Plant real trees on Earth to make the world greener!
- Allow Lists: Create personalized Allow Lists for different situations. Non-allowed apps will be blocked.

Exclusive Events on Different Servers: Enjoy various special events customized for different servers/regions.

Download Forest for FREE now to focus on your goals in life and be a better self!

Social Media

Connect with us on Instagram(@forest_app), Twitter(@forestapp_cc), and Facebook(@Forest). Stay tuned for updates and special events!

We also have a chrome extension. Find out more at [](!


- With the Pro version, Forest can be accessed across all your Android devices.
- Downloading a non-Android version of Forest requires a separate purchase.
- Your data can be synchronized across all platforms by logging in with the same account.
- Due to budget constraints, the number of real trees each user can plant is limited to five.

Permissions Explained: [](

Sound Design: Shi Kuang Lee
Updated on
Apr 19, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

634K reviews
Esme C.
April 10, 2024
This app has been amazing at keeping me off my phone by not only blocking all the apps I deem to be distracting, but also having so many cute trees to choose from. However, as of late, all it takes for Forest to stop showing on top of my distracting apps is for me to swipe slightly left from the bottom of my phone. I don't know if this is due to the latest Android update or if this is a bug from the app, but it's genuinely upsetting how easy it is now to access distracting apps. Please fix soon!
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Emilis Augutis
April 4, 2024
I have used Forest for a while but had to delete it simply because one crucial feature doesn't work: notifications. I start a timer to focus, but then the timer gets stuck and doesn't notify me that the session completed. This happens around 50% of the time. I tried all the fixes for Samsung phones from Forest's own website, but still I don't get notified. To my understanding, the fault is on Samsung and how it makes apps doze off, but that doesn't change that the app doesn't function properly.
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April 9, 2024
Hello, sorry to hear about this. Apps cannot function when closed. Please make sure to keep Forest app running in the device background so that it can work properly. More info regarding notification setup can be accessed in the article below. Thank you!
March 1, 2024
I've been using Forest on and off for years and it's wonderful at its job. I often struggle with focusing on tasks and it's helped immensely with discipline. Something I wish was a feature is combining the allow list with the tags, or having an option to pick the allow list when starting a session. I have different allow lists for different tasks and often forget to switch and need to cancel my timer midway through. I do love this app and will continue using for years :)
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What's new

Plant for Earth! Focus for 422 minutes to earn 150 Time Crystals and we'll plant a real tree in honor of your dedication!