Forest App: Liberate Yourself From Your Smartphone

Welcome to another instalment of the A2B Blog. In this article, we’re going to cover everything that you need to know about the Forest smartphone app. Forest is a perfect example of an increasing variety of apps which help to alter your technology consuming habits.

What is the Forest app?

Forest could be classed as a smartphone game. However, unlike Candy Crush or Angry Birds, Forest is a game that you play by not using your phone. 

The aim of the game is to stay away from your phone for a set amount of time.  It earns the name Forest because it involves planting virtual trees. You plant your virtual tree and then set the time to any duration between 10 minutes and two hours. Your tree will then begin to grow and you need to stay away from your phone for the set amount of time for your tree to achieve full growth.

If you leave the app before the timer is done the tree will wither and die. 

If your tree grows fully then it will be added to your forest.

The more you use the app the bigger your virtual forest becomes and once you have grown so many virtual trees you can trade them in to plant actual trees in 5 African countries-Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, and Senegal.

Literally saving the planet just by spending time away from your phone.

Why is Forest necessary?

These days it is so easy to be distracted by smartphone apps such as Instagram or Facebook. In 2017 Android users spent on average 58 minutes per day on Facebook, 53 minutes per day on Instagram and 49.5 minutes on Snapchat. Checking these apps every few minutes has become compulsory for some.

Forest will train you to be away from your phone, giving you more time to focus on your studies. You will be able to give your friends your total attention instead of constantly checking on the push notifications and you can now read or revise with deeper focus without pausing to check what’s the latest on the social media.

The most important thing is that this app can change is your phone habits, allowing you to spend your valuable time doing things that matter.

Moreover, growing your virtual forest will assist you in planting trees for farmers who are in developing countries via the app’s sponsors. 


  • Increases your focus
  • Reduces distractions
  • You can plant actual trees and help save the planet

Where to get Forest

To download the app, go to either the Apple App store or Google Play store and search for Forest or follow these links –

App Store
Google Play Store

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