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APP OF THE WEEK: FOREST

27-Jan-2020

By Aabiskar Pandey

Have you ever tried to focus on some work but the notifications and vibrations keep distracting you? You then end up spending a few hours scrolling down your news feed. Smartphones have become a daily necessity for us. We can’t imagine a single day without it. On an average, people spend 2 - 3 hours per day on their smartphone. Imagine being able to spend that time working on your project or joining a gym class or following your passion. But, easier said than done, we just can’t focus away with the notifications buzzing every 10 minutes or so. I myself got distracted multiple times while writing this article. With play store offering thousands of apps, Is there an app that can help us overcome this addiction? 

Well, yes. Recently I came across an app called “Forest” that allows you to focus more on your work. With over 4.6 star rating from 150K+ users, It is a simple app that allows you to set a timer during which you don’t want to be disturbed. Then, it plants a seed that will keep growing while the timer runs. If you want to leave the app then it warns you that the tree will die if you leave the app. Every tree you grow is added to your collection where you strive to plant an entire forest (that’s where the app name comes from). It has a very simple and elegant UI that makes it even more compelling to use.

Forest team also partners with a real-tree-planting organization, Trees for the Future, to plant real trees on the earth. So, by using their app, you are indirectly contributing to the nature as well.

Features
• An interesting way to help you beat phone addiction and overcome distraction
• Encourage you to stay focused.
• The best cure for procrastination.
• Reduce procrastination and makes you productive.
• Track your focused moments in a simple and pleasant way
• Earn rewards and unlock new tree species
• Turn your focused moments into a lovely big forest
• Motivate yourself to reach your daily goals!

Requirements
Android 4.4 and up

Size
57MB

Downloads
10,000,000+

Check out more about the forest team here and do give it a try.

BE FOCUSED, STAY PRESENT
 

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