Can’t seem to put down your smartphone? There’s an app to help you. Forest is a sort of glorified timer: Users set an amount of time to focus on a task and the app “plants a seed.” If you make it through your specified time without hopping into another app, you’re rewarded with a digital tree to plant. If you leave for a different app during that time, you get a shriveled stick. Results are “planted” in a plot. The more often you succeed, the bigger your forest. Free, for Android devices. For iOS devices, it’s 99 cents.
— Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post