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

    1. If you find yourself constantly ending up on distracting websites, you know what a time sink your computer can be. Unfortunately, you can't just stop using your computer because you need it to be able to get work done.

      Discontinued

      The URL to the official website does not work & source at Github has not been updated for an extended period

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    2. [This app is developed by the same company that's behind Freedom ]
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    3. Track how much you and your family use your iPhone and iPad each day, automatically • Set daily limits on it and find a balance for the screens in your life Now on the Apple Watch • Quickly see how long you and your family have used your phone today.
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    4. Push distractions aside, silence disruptions and enter a zen like state of focus with Quiet for Mac OS X. With the push of a button, silence noisy applications and fade out all unwanted windows. It gives you that moment of peace you need to get on with work.

      Discontinued

      Developer's site says:
      "Quiet has been discontinued and withdrawn from the Mac App Store as it cannot conform to App Store 'sandboxing' rules. If you already own Quiet, your copy will continue to function indefinitely (or until it breaks in a future update of Mac OS X). Thank you for your support and we hope you have enjoyed the benefits of Quiet!"

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    5. Temptation Blocker is a program that lets you lock yourself out of specific applications for a specified period of time. A window displays how much time remains. In order to unblock a program you must enter a 32 character string as a disincentive.

      Discontinued

      last modified 2005-09-12

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    6. Application Blocker Pro parental software is an application specially created for parents concerned about their childrens computer activities including the Internet usage.
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    7. Enforces the Pomodoro time management technique by blocking distracting sites 1. Click to start a 25-minute work timer, and work without distraction. 2. Click to start a 5-minute break timer, and kick back and relax. 3. Repeat until all your work is done.
    8. Linux port of the Mac OS X application SelfControl . Uses Perl/Gtk2 + iptables. Provides basic timed blocking of specified hosts.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    9. Smartphone addicted? Heavy app user? Need more control over your apps? AppDetox helps you to calm down your mobile app usage, and take a digital detox. You are able to set your own rules for your apps to detox from some heavy usage and stop procrastinating.
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    10. Scary Productive is a behaviour training extension — it scares the hell out of you to train away visiting procrastinating websites when you shouldn't.
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