This Timer App Is the Answer to Your Focus Woes

It’s easy to get distracted these days. Between remote work and phones that have all of your favorite entertainment at your fingertips, focus can be hard to come by. The Forest app, however, turns your favorite little distraction device into a helpful way to stay focused.The longer you focus, the bigger and prettier tree you get.
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Forest is a “gamified timer,” meaning you’re rewarded for using the timer. Start the timer by planting a digital tree and then, while the timer runs, the tree grows. What makes this so powerful for focus is that …