5 apps to get you ready for the festive season.

Forest: Stay focused

Are you in a rush to meet deadlines before you go on your holiday? If your mobile phones are a distraction, it’s a good idea to install and use apps like Forest. Apps such as Forest: Stay focused prevents you from accessing gaming apps or social media accounts for the duration you set, be it 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or two hours. Once you manage to go without your phone within this period, you will be rewarded with in-app coins to purchase new plants to grow a virtual forest of your own. However, you’ll be killing your plants, if you don’t.