Alarmy vs Forest

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more


Category: Task Management
Industries: Business, Education



Extreme Alarm Features 2021_0


Extreme Alarm Features 2021_2


Extreme Alarm Features 2020_1



Category: Task Management
Industries: Business, Education



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Alarmy reviews

Love the app, last time I tried it it went off randomly even though it wasn't set for that time, so I deleted it, but I think it was my phones problem. I'm mostly making this review to give an idea for one of the challenges. I doubt this will actually happen but I have been wanting a alarm that makes you solve a rubik's cube. No apps have it so my last hope is to just give the idea to somebody incase they like it. Thanks!

- Corvix

Alarm suddenly didn't go off and claimed that I had force closed the app. Doesn't even give me an option to force close the app so I don't know what it's talking about but it made me late for work. Also no option to actually dismiss alarms or pause them for when you're driving or otherwise in a very unsafe situation to be doing the required tasks to turn off an alarm.

- Madison McMillan

Subscription for premium features is a great idea. I would definitely be willing to pay the subscription if it wasn't so expensive for the content it unlocks (i.e. step, squat, or typing "mission," the "alarm power-ups" to include: backup sound, time pressure, and label reminder, and "wake-up check"). All excellent features. I would particularly like to use the wake-up check, but not enough to spend $5/month!! I would be okay spending $1 or $2 per month but $5 seems overpriced.

- Nick Berg

Forest reviews

I'm a senior in college and I've been using the app for 3 semesters now and I'm OBSESSED. I love how you can actually see a physical representation of your hard work, and the plants are adorable! It really helps me avoid getting distracted by my phone both while studying and doing tasks like cleaning. It doesn't completely drown you with ads either, and the few automatic ones are very short. Overall great user experience, the devs did a fantastic job!

- Davy Card

The idea of Forest is great, but there is one major flaw. Even though I fully turned on the setting that would allow the app to stop me from using other apps, it didn't work. I was tempted to scroll social media and play games instead of focus, and the app let me do that. Despite me not focusing, my tree grew fine and the data at the end of the timer showed nothing. I really hope this gets fixed because it would work great for me without the mistake.

- Aubrey Wykes

Love this app! I use it in conjunction with a physical timer, that one is more for the alarm aspect, this one really helps me not get distracted by social media. It's easy to select which apps you want to allow use, though selecting the system ones can be really tedious because of all the different system functions for one action. But, it's not a deal breaker. Would recommend to anyone looking for a satisfying reward to not letting your phone distract you while you're trying to focus.

- Alyson Bate

Pros & cons


The app is completely free
It offers the innovative way to be woken up as it won't stop until you have taken an image
Easy to use interface.

Can't force close
Limited free version
Limited alarm tone choices


Easy to use
Uses a powerful affirmation method
Allows whitelisting of specific apps

Limited tree varieties
PC browser sync is limited
Not a true pomodoro app

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