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Forest Alternatives for Mac

Forest is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative 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 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Forest are LeechBlock, Cold Turkey, FocusMe and Freedom.

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.
This page was last updated May 30, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Google Chrome
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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.

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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 almost 3 years ago
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  2. 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.



  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!

    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

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  4. FocusMe

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.

  5. Freedom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.



  6. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    Discontinued

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

  9. Finito

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

  10. Serene

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    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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