More and more applications appear today in
attempt of digitalizing time management techniques. As a person of interest, I
decided to take a closer look into latest advancements in digitalized time
management and check them for myself, monitoring along the way what my Personal
analytics thinks of it.
I started with exploring the Forest App that is
gaining popularity across the web lately. It is the application based on one of
the famous time management techniques. As we all know, checking the
notifications or scrolling down the social media is one of the biggest time
killers today. If you prone to checking your smartphone every 5 minutes for no
reason and you came to realization that this is in fact habitual/obsessive action (most likely it is),
this application can be quite helpful. If you do not want to get distracted by
your smartphone at least in working period, you set the worktime and the phone screen
gets blocked with an image of a sprout which is to grow into majestic tree.
However, if you let the temptation of using the smartphone to take over, the
tree will die. Along with work time, you also set time for breaks. Usually the
proportion is 30:5 minutes. You can see below that I managed to grow 11 trees
in one day and am proud to say that I did not kill any virtual plant. You can
also chose the type of a tree or flower to be cultivated keeping in mind that it
is paid content. You gain points every time you complete work without being
distracted with your smartphone and you lose points whenever you didn’t manage
to conquer you desire of scrolling social media. You can install the app on
Android, Apple as well as Microsoft both desktop and smartphone version. The
app has free trial for one day. After that you can proceed using it for 0,99$.
The innovative approach of making time
management into amusing game with good graphics keeps you involved and focused
at the same time. The application is interesting to use and gives you
determination to grow your trees into the forest, making the management of your
worktime into entertaining task. What is more, while I was using Forest App,
several of my productivity indicators at Personal Analytics boosted which seems
to be a prove of its effectiveness.
What does your Personal Analytics think of ForestApp?