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), StayFocusd (Free) and Freedom (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

      • 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. It's simple...
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    1. 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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    2. 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 about 4 years ago

    3. Motion helps you stay productive on your computer by reducing time wasted on distracting sites and improving focus on the tasks you've set out to finish.
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    4. There’s no shortage of productivity tools, but most solve a piece of the problem – blocking websites, or playing concentration music – rather than solving the entire problem.
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    5. Stay focused helps you focus by restricting the daily usage of selected apps to the selected time. Spending too much of time Social Networking or Messaging Apps? Focus it and it will help you reduce the usage.
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      Stay Focused : App Block & Website Block vs Forest opinions
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      stay focused had a strict mode that helps us to forcefully stay away from your mobile. Scheduled screen lock with exceptions where you can add a few important apps is stand out feature. I would rate it as one of the best app for students.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    6. SprintWork is an effective distraction blocking and time tracking software that can help you get work done on time and recover valuable time lost to social media and games.
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    7. Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e. actively using).
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      Android: Asks if you really want to use an app (e.g. YouTube) and/or if you really want to use your phone Windows: Press Hotkeys to take (forced) breaks and/or enter an intention each time you use your computer and get reminded of it!.
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    8. 1Focus lets you block distracting apps and websites to skyrocket your productivity. Beat procrastination and get things done by focusing on one task at a time. Ideal for students, entrepreneurs, and creative people.
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