Wanna concentrate on work, study, or spend more time with family and friends? Oops, a notification comes, had better pick up the buzzing phone to check what it is. I bet many of us are in the same deep mess, decide to get something done but be lured by the appealing apps. Are there any methods to help us clear the distractions and be focused?
Forest: Stay Focused is a productivity application that can help minimize phone addiction and focus on what’s more important in your life.Interesting isn’t it ? Because that’s the problem with our smartphones we all had somewhere,specially during exams,with friends !The app uses a proven motivational method for improving focus and self-control.
It takes advantage of the fondness of humans for nurturing trees.By using trees as affirmation tools, the app triggers a positive emotional response from users.
• A self-motivated and interesting method to help you beat phone addiction.
• Cultivate your personal pattern of time management: make good use of 30-minutes to fully concentrate on your work and finish it effectively.
• Share your forest with friends.
• Track your history in a simple and pleasant way.
• Customize your whitelist : Leaving Forest and using apps in whitelist won’t kill your tree.
Here, I’ve got few screenshots of walkthrough for this app.
The best thing about Forest is that as you use the app, you will develop a certain kind of fondness for your tree. So the next time you plant a seedling, you will become more motivated to allow it to grow.
Everyday you’ll get a forest filled with lush or withered trees.Each single tree represents a 30-minute’s concentration.
Forest begins with planting a lil’ tree which starts to grow in the span of 30 minutes.
During this time, you’re not supposed to be touching your phone.
If you do as much as launch a game, take a phone call, or press the “Give Up” button,
your budding tree dies… just like that. (you monster!)
You know it was only your fault that the tree you planted never came to be! If only you could discipline yourself and stay away from your smartphone for the full 30 minutes,you would have seen your tree grow, go to school, and become a programmer!
By the way, this app allows users to whitelist at most 3 specific apps for emergency use. The tree won’t be killed if the whitelisted apps been opened during the 30 minutes.
This app offers an intuitive stats dashboard where you can monitor your progress. The stats screen shows the survival rate of trees, a daily bar graph, and a visual display of your forest.
Google PlayStore – Forest
Forest-Stay Focused is a free download on Google Play now. Plant a seed, take care of your trees and build up your own forest.
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