1. You can earn rewards and unlock plenty of different tree species to plant. 2. The app planted over 855,000 real trees to date.
With its unique approach, the app plants a seed every time you start a new distraction-free session – and as time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree.
If you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, however, your tree will wither.
Over time, all your focused moments create a lush forest, reminding you just how easy and rewarding it can be to stay off your phone for a while.
What’s more, you can earn rewards and unlock plenty of different tree species to plant. There are also plenty of small details like alternating messages (Don’t look at me! Hang in there!) that make going off-the-grid even more fun.
And the best part? In collaboration with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future, Forest plants real trees on Earth too.
The good: A unique distraction-blocking app that is not just extremely rewarding, but also has planted over 855,000 real trees (to date). The bad: None. It’s absolutely incredible. Compatibility: iPad, iPhone. Price: With a one-time purchase ($1.99), you can download Forest and use it across all iOS devices.
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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.