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Forest app plants a seed every time you start a distraction-free session

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.

Recommended roundup: The best iPad & iPhone apps for students.

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.

⇢ Forest

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