Forest Alternatives

    Forest is described as 'app to help you stay focused on your work. Whenever you want to concentrate, you can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this small seed will gradually grow into a big tree' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Forest for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Android, Windows, Google Chrome and Linux. The best alternative is SelfControl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Forest are Cold Turkey (Freemium), LeechBlock (Free, Open Source), FocusMe (Paid) and StayFocusd (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

    1. SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start.
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      SelfControl vs Forest opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SelfControl is a great alternative to Forest.
      cause it does pretty much the same thing
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    2. Cold Turkey is a productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!
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      Cold Turkey vs Forest opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Cold Turkey is a great alternative to Forest.
      Forest is based on a completely different concept than cold turkey, cold turkey is more or less just a blocker whereas Forest is a productivity app which forces the person to stay and work and not waste time for a set amount of time
      Negative comment 5 months ago


    3. LeechBlock is a simple free productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.
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    4. The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.
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    5. StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites.
      StayFocusd vs Forest opinions
      Almost everyone thinks StayFocusd is a great alternative to Forest.
      Because forest does not block apps, it just gives you motivation not to use them. I also think StayFocusd may end up taking over my phone and I do not trust it.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago


    6. Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create.
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    7. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity. It has lots of awesome features like scheduling, showing motivational quotes on blocked pages, whitelisting and pomodoro support.
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    8. The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.
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    9. App Usage is the easiest to use but powerful app/device usage management app. It provides the following key features: App usage history: gather the usage time about apps that you used Activity history: gather the time that you open apps -Play Store.
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      • Mac
      Bring your tasks to a focus with Focusbar - simple but powerful tool to help you work on one thing at a time. Stop multitasking and stay focused. It's simple...
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