Staying focused can be such a struggle. With so many distractions around us, in form of fun apps and social media, it is so easy to get carried away abandoning the project at hand. As fashion entrepreneurs, from looking at one outfit design on Instagram, you can easily find yourself an hour later laughing at funny reels on the app. Sometimes, to help you stay focused on the work at hand, you need some external help. Forest provides that help to you.
What is Forest?
Forest is a productivity app that makes it easy for users to focus on the work at hand. With it, users can get work done by planting a tree at work time and focusing on the work at hand. Once a user picks up their phone to leave the app during work time, the tree dies and they have to start over. This way, users can have more productive time daily.
Released in 2014 by Seekrtech, Forest helps users eliminate distractions that come with everyday life. The app serves as a way to force users to drop their phones and do the work in front of them. With it, users can truly maximise their productivity daily.
What can Fashion Entrepreneurs Use Forest for?
As a fashion entrepreneur, you can use Forest to keep your focus at the maximum level. This way, you can get more work done every day with fewer distractions to break your concentration.
With Focus, you can greatly increase the amount of work you do daily. Since the app helps you limit the frequency with which you use your phone while at work, you can easily use the app to break phone addiction. This is useful for you if you always find yourself spending too much time on the phone.
In just a few steps, you can also measure how productive you have been by the number of trees you have grown. The more trees you have in your forest, the more productive you have been with work.
With it, you can get more work done every day to keep your customers happy. You can also
Requirements and Features of Forest
Forest is a free mobile app available in the Google Play store. It also has a paid version that costs 800 NGN and has more features. All first-time users have to do to use the Forest app is to download it. Once downloaded, you are ready to start planting trees. In the first steps, you can select the type of tree you want to plant and decide how long the tree will grow.
The Tags feature enables you to decide what your focus period is for. It could be for work, play, rest, study, or any other thing you deem fit. This means that even workaholics can use the app to break an addiction to work for some time.
You can use the Deep Focus button to return to the app immediately after you try to leave it. This means that when you want to leave the app, instead of your tree dying, you are automatically returned to the app.
The Forest and Timeline buttons both help you see your progress so far. With the forest button, you get to see how many trees you have planted so far and with the timeline button, you can see when they were planted. This way, you can monitor your progress.
With the paid version, however, you get to choose from a wider variety of trees and you can also plant trees with friends. So, if you and other fashion entrepreneur friends of yours need to get work done, you can invite them to plant a tree with you. Here also, you get to donate to plant real trees in Africa by spending Forest virtual coins.
Forest User Reviews
Downloaded by over 10 million users, Forest has great ratings in the Play store. Most users find the app useful for remaining focused during work time. They also like that it helps them track their productivity and build the habit of not drooling over their phones.
However, some users complain that the app doesn’t notify them when the timer is up and doesn’t have a pause button.
Competitors and Alternatives to Forest
Forest’s competitors and alternatives include Cold Turkey, Study Bunny: Focus Timer, and FLIP.
Based on its uses and limitation, Forest gets an 8 out of 10 points.
Forest is a great software for fashion entrepreneurs who want to focus on work and use their day productively. With it, you can force yourself to break away from day-to-day distractions that fight for your time. You also get to decide for how long you want to focus on work each day and create a pattern of productivity for yourself.
I recommend this app to every fashion entrepreneur that wants to use their day more productively and get more work done. It is also a great app for monitoring your productivity daily, weekly, or monthly.