Free Forest Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Forest is SelfControl, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Forest and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Forest are Cold Turkey (Freemium), LeechBlock (Free, Open Source), StayFocusd (Free) and Productivity Owl (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. 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

    5. The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.
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    6. 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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      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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    7. Fully customizable live countdown wallpaper for Mac. Just set a start date and a deadline, customize the wallpaper and menu bar and ready, the motivational boost will be present every time you see the screen.
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    8. Zen Mode will help you put down your phone and enjoy your life. Schedule a time and then start Zen Mode. During this time you can better focus on current things without disturbance from the phone.
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    9. Unplug, just enough. ( OFFTIME ) lets you monitor and customize your connectivity so you can do the things that matter. Unplug and focus on your work, have quality time with the people you care about, or simply enjoy some peace of mind.
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      Offtime vs Forest opinions
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      Does not let you open other apps while you are offtime
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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