The Forest mobile app rewards you a tree when you stay focused

Tree dies if you leave the app

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It’s so easy to get distracted by your phone these days, whether it’s an update from social media, a Whatsapp message or the itch to spin a Pokestop near you on Pokemon Go.

Pomodoro timers don’t work too since you could cheat easily by ignoring it. So here’s a mobile app that aims to keep you focused by rewarding you with a virtual tree if you leave your phone aside, and if you get distracted and leave the app to open something else, you instantly kill the tree.

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The goal of the app then is to collect as many trees and coins thereby turning your focused time into a lovely forest. There are also a variety of trees you can choose, but certain ones require you to unlock them through coins earned.

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Forest just might be the app to keep users focused by gamifying the process (or the uncomfortable intent to kill a tree). The only question is its effectiveness over time once the user has gotten bored of the app.

Nevertheless, it’s still worth a shot. After all, there’s only S$2.98 to lose. Forest is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone as well as on Chrome and Firefox browser extensions.

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