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Free Forest Alternatives

The best free alternative to Forest is SelfControl, which is also 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 LeechBlock, Cold Turkey, StayFocusd and App Usage - Manage/Track Usage.

Forest alternatives are mainly Anti Procrastination Tools but may also be Pomodoro Timers or Time Tracking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Forest.
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Forest is an app to help you stay focused on your work. Whenever you want to concentrate, you can plant a seed in Forest....

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSelfControl either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Almost everyone thinks SelfControl is a great alternative to Forest.

    cause it does pretty much the same thing

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    LeechBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLeechBlock is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  3. 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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    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

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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.

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    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.

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    App Usage - Manage/Track Usage

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    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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    Productivity Owl

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.

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    Don't Waste Today!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet

    A procrastination tracker that will randomly ask if you're procrastinating or not.

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    Focusbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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.

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    Discontinued

    The Mac App Store shows that the most recent version in 1.3 from 9 years ago.

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  9. Cuckoo - A Productivity Timer icon

    Cuckoo - A Productivity Timer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Create a timer, share it with your team and get ready for more productive meetings.

    ⚫︎ Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Cuckoo - A Productivity Timer to stay focused and productive.
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    OnePlus Zen Mode

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    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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