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Elevate - Brain Training
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Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year! Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence. FEATURES • 35+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension • Detailed performance tracking • Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most • Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging • Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated • Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash • And more! IN THE NEWS Apple App of the Year CNET “Elevate comes out ahead” in the battle of the brain training apps. Washington Post Elevate is a “cognitive pick-me-up” with games that are “good for mental breaks throughout the workday.” RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate’s brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalized training program for each user. ELEVATE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS Elevate offers a 14-day free trial as well as a basic free version. To access the free version, tap the X in the upper left-hand corner after you sign up for an account. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a yearly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription term, unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the term. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term. For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (https://www.elevateapp.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (https://www.elevateapp.com/privacy).
As a teacher, I highly recommend!
by judielee on 2019/11/15 04:27
Highly recommended!
WoW
by Oj $ on 2019/11/15 00:01
I used this because I want to better myself before I try for Special Forces and I am EXTREMELY impressed with how wonderful the training is and how much I actually get to learn I wish I had more of a free trial but Man, this is honestly the best app I’ve downloaded in a Very long time. So pleased with this app, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Awesome mind game
by VineetP on 2019/11/14 20:58
Elevate is an awesome mind game that helps you improve on all aspects of your English and maths skills. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game and in the process improving my mental capabilities. Thank you Elevate team
Not worth full version
by dj zee low on 2019/11/14 20:25
Not worth spending money to buy version go to edx.com or Cousera.com or Duolingo app
Not a fan of speed over content
by LauraRoze on 2019/11/14 17:13
As an educator I cannot condone the time limits imposed on this game. Sending people into anxiety attacks over these sorts of problems is uncalled for. I cannot see what I am typing by the way so please excuse spelling errors. This app works well and would be great for English Language Learners and kids IF you could adjust the timer. A great of the items were portly written but mostly they are fine. Only download if you enjoy timers and think being fast means you are smarter (it doesn’t). Fun but I’m not going to pay for the subscription.
Amazing
by HSM xRogue on 2019/11/14 16:35
This app is so good for kids my age (12-18). It has helped me so much to increase my vocabulary and math skills.
This app just wastes your time and takes your money
by udududhdh on 2019/11/13 19:39
This app just wants your money.
Practise
by Terquis on 2019/11/13 16:57
Please more slow. I am Old person, tansk you.
Elevate
by Mikaela😉 on 2019/11/13 13:16
I really enjoy this app however I find it rather annoying that I can only do half the daily work because of the subscription they require.
Morning routine
by lady dark elf on 2019/11/13 13:08
It’s been my morning routine this past week. Planning on paying for the year!
Keeps me sharp
by luvdeus on 2019/11/13 12:49
Love it especially in the morning to get my brain working as soon as I get up
I used this app a couple years, now I can’t
by fermiquestions on 2019/11/13 07:09
I used this app for a few months when it came out a couple years ago. Apparently my name and email are registered on it, which is something you need to use the app. I can’t login, because I don’t remember my password. I used the “forgot my password” route to reset my password, several times over several hours. No email arrived. What this tells me is that if you’ve used this app before, you’re screwed if you want to use it again with the same account, because the app developers haven’t included a proper password reset feature. I’m still waiting for the password reset email.
Did not think I would love this app as much as I do!!!
by Misslondon2 on 2019/11/13 07:05
It’s only been 3 days and I can already see the results!! I love that they have more advanced training. It gets challenging but fun to learn at the same time! Best purchase of the year so far!!
Great brain fun
by Garnetlake on 2019/11/13 01:57
I enjoy these games as much as I do a good crossword puzzle. Stimulating and informative.
😍😍
by nurselex35 on 2019/11/12 19:20
I really enjoy this app, it stimulates my mind daily!
Easy and quick
by Michele VK on 2019/11/12 16:25
This is such an easy app to practice our grammar and math skills. Plus improve our vocabulary. I read a lot but don’t write or do math all that much anymore. I am happy to be dusting off those old math lessons and being for efficient all around. I’ve just had this app for 4 days and am really enjoying the mental exercise. The only downside for me is that I am not a fast reader so that gives me little time to read and answer In the reading and grammar exercises.
Reading speed improvements
by Techno Inept Babyboomer. on 2019/11/12 13:06
Elevate has caused me to improve in several areas. My most dramatic improvement however has been increasing the speed that I read it. Thanks Elevate.
Free - would pay for subscription
by PeaceLoveEriel on 2019/11/12 01:50
This game is very fun and challenging... So much that I am considering paying for a yearly subscription and that is RARE.
Love this app
by JohananYisrael on 2019/11/11 23:36
This app is great way to exercise your brain. I absolutely love this app. I have been working with this app for a few months now and feel sharper mentally.
Pretty good but....
by The cat of the forest on 2019/11/11 22:39
There should be more games available to non-premium people
Super Math Review
by Fortips on 2019/11/11 20:07
Am 83 and love math. Great game for me! Love it!
Subscription based product
by Random revised on 2019/11/11 17:37
Not worth 40$ a year, free trial isn’t free until you give them your information. Don’t waste your time or money. No app on your phone should be worth 40$ let alone worth 40$ every year you use it.
Love Elevate
by guayabita72 on 2019/11/11 14:38
I love games, especially brain games, but Elevate seems to improve my skills outside of the game. It targets things I do everyday day. It may help me at work!
This app signed me up for a year on a test trial
by likadog on 2019/11/11 14:00
I was offered a free 14 day trial and then the app charge around after 14 days and charged me for year rather than the month that it told me that it was going to signed me up for. It actually charged me ahead of time for a year. Unhappy. cool app but really bad service.
Brain game; hope so!
by Mtdec on 2019/11/11 13:32
Hoping for results.
Love it! The app is challenging me and training my mind!
by Stirrup L. on 2019/11/10 23:16
Love it!This app is my favorite!
Progress
by K#1Girl on 2019/11/10 21:14
I use this almost every day. I believe it keeps my mind sharp. I also feel a sense of accomplishment when I have completed the days training.
Addictive learning
by SenecainIndy on 2019/11/10 20:58
Just a few
It helps!
by JKR1113 on 2019/11/10 18:19
Helped me retake a test and score 5 ranks higher needless to say I love my new job!!
Fantastic way to stay sharp
by Jccamargo on 2019/11/10 17:40
I rarely write app reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this app because it is that good. I bumped into this app while searching for cool apps to download for my new iPad. I was looking for a quick way to work on my skills and this app hit the spot. The daily exercises take less than 10 mins to complete and test your qualitative and quantitative abilities. The interface is fun and intuitive as well. I built a habit and can conclude that using the app has strengthened my skills. I give the app 4 stars because some of the backend parts of the experience could be improved. For example, the progress sync is sporadic at best and the app crashed as times. I use the app on my phone and my iPad, so progress sync is a must because, as a toddler’s parent, my usage is unpredictable at best.
Wake up
by miedos on 2019/11/10 15:20
Start my day with elevate to wake up the “little grey cells”. Elevate and a cup of coffee and I’m set for a great day!
Free levels gone
by Jmartclark on 2019/11/10 10:54
I hadn’t used this app in a couple of months and was surprised to see that the basic levels of training were no longer available without subscription. This was disappointing, particularly since I had recommended to a friend.
Decent n worth it if you have the time
by ArtistNRG on 2019/11/10 07:33
Takes some getting usr to but it’s definitely a skills review
Smart Fun
by PINK FOLYD FOREVER on 2019/11/10 05:57
A lot of fun.
Excellent app !
by DonthatemecusI'mbeautiful7588 on 2019/11/10 03:41
Challenging and good ! Extremely helpful. I love the variety . It makes reviewing what was learned in the past and learning new information fun! I really appreciate the explanations when you get questions incorrect
Need a monthly membership option
by Babykall on 2019/11/10 01:21
It says 3.33/mo but then you go to buy and suddenly it’s 39.99. Sorry, a lot of us don’t have $40 to drop on a year subscription for an app. I guarantee you would have gotten $3.99 or even $4.99 from me many times over but you need to be greedy and demand a year up front?! It’s a shame because I love the game and have been stuck with the 3 games a day forever. As someone who struggles financially I need the option to stop subscriptions like this Or Netflix when unexpected bills pop up. Until you offer a reasonable price I guess I’ll play the 3 games until I get bored.
I’m getting brainier
by Bklynsuns on 2019/11/10 00:08
II truly love you I love playing
Great learning tool
by Yellowsunflower25 on 2019/11/09 21:51
Great tool to use to either refresh your grammar, or learn something new.
really luv this app
by Ggggabe on 2019/11/09 21:31
so much fun! and i can feel myself getting sharper and sharper after every play
Helpful
by Tay_kiki26 on 2019/11/09 19:52
This app, even with light premium, is super helpful!
I enjoy the variety and usefulness of this app
by Grateful and Hopefilled on 2019/11/09 18:22
I enjoy the variety and the usefulness of this app. The skills I learn/improve upon are helpful skills for successful working with others and thinking quickly.
40 Dollars!
by grsisk on 2019/11/09 01:12
After you take the initial assessment and give them your data, then they tell you it’s $40 per year! I wanted a more entertaining, game-like app anyway, so I”m definitely not buying this. It will also auto-renew!
So much fun!!!!
by SoLovely79 on 2019/11/08 18:21
This app truly has sharpened my skills in every area!
Keeps you on your Ps and Qs
by PapaBear Mar on 2019/11/08 16:16
Definitely keeps you on your toes. Built for people who want to strengthen their mind in a more enjoyable way. Helps you stay sharp.
Very surprised at how good this was
by JJP400 on 2019/11/08 11:43
I used several brain training apps when they first started appearing a few years ago, and they were usually underwhelming. But Elevate is awesome. It targets a whole lot of specific, useful skills and gives immediate feedback. I really want to purchase the full app when my free trial runs out. I love playing it because I can feel my language skills and writing improve with each game, as well as my math. I would say I’m addicted, but usually I get addicted to games that I feel bad about playing once I’m done, but I never regret a long session on Elevate (and if you only have a few minutes a day, the daily group of exercises they recommend are probably the biggest bang for your buck).
Love this!
by Assojudgessr on 2019/11/08 10:47
I play whenever I have some time to kill. It’s very challenging and interesting. I’m hoping to increase memory and keep me focused. It’s addicting!!
Most insightful app
by hiteshreddyr94 on 2019/11/08 05:18
Usually dont give app reviews but the more I use the app, I realized that the content of this app is so accurate and powerful, I would recommend it to any person who wants to better themselves. This is the best app that not only engages you with enticing games but also improves your overall skills. Skills include, write, read, mental Math, speech ability etc. kudos to the developers!
Mind-blowing Workout
by MVProductions on 2019/11/08 05:13
Daily education at its finest level. Brain training at its highest peak. Elevate. You’ll be glad you did. Courtesy of a young somebody.
Brain strength
by vernon E on 2019/11/08 02:38
I believe my 80th year will be enhanced by the challenging games devised by ELEVATE. My speed in solving the math games has already increased. I need to be more observant of detail. Elevate is teaching me how speed and accuracy may be combined.
Wow, I’m addicted to this game
by Dp8402 on 2019/11/07 23:50
Fun, educational and addictive
Elevate is pretty good, except for a few problems
by gdfjjdgfdjgfhfdj on 2019/11/07 23:15
Elevate is a great way to stretch your mind, but do the really have to make you pay for all the games? This is one of the things that bothered me the most. It also stopped me from giving this game a 5 star review. I pardon any flaws in my writing, but I am only 5
My new obsession
by UXmatters on 2019/11/07 16:54
Scoring is a bit of a mystery. Otherwise, I love it!
Timing
by An improvement in scoring on 2019/11/07 15:36
As an older user, I am more interested in being accurate than in responding quickly. I would like to be able to finish the game no matter how long I take to complete it. I would like two scores; one for accuracy and the other for a speed. Since typing on a cell phone is challenging in and of itself, it doesn’t always reflect my cognitive response time. It would be more motivating and satisfying to assess each separately.
Smartie pants.
by Kataga on 2019/11/07 13:37
It’s nice to see that I’m really good with language skills. Mexicans are smart!!!!!
Great to keep your brain fresh!!!
by shawnvang7 on 2019/11/07 05:18
More stages!
Great app
by calvinsamosa on 2019/11/07 05:02
Helps and improves the way you think
Interesting!
by Ilsa999 on 2019/11/07 00:34
I love this! It is challenging and interesting!
False advertising
by Lauren9263 on 2019/11/06 14:08
Do not advertise something as free, if it indeed is not free! That is called false advertisement. Instead, advertise as (Free Trial) as that is what it truly is. I’m not going to link my card before trying the app out. That’s how people get charged and have to jump through hoops to cancel subscriptions.
Intense brain games
by Draw master j on 2019/11/06 02:28
I actually feel smarter after playing only 4 sessions!
Scammed
by CheesyInstagramWontRefresh on 2019/11/06 02:27
I signed up for this app thinking it was free only to find out that there’s a subscription fee. Why is the subscription fee hidden on the about page?
No landscape mode for iPad??
by PTC314159 on 2019/11/06 02:00
Seems very promising but portrait only on iPad running iOS 13?
Stimulating
by StephenJake on 2019/11/05 23:13
There are very few ‘games’ in the App Store that stimulate your brain. Elevate is the except, and it will gain popularity over time.
Knowledge is power!
by Tindernsster69 on 2019/11/05 22:52
A great game to use to keep sharp and learn new things to keep the mind going.
Elevate
by Clinton Charlatang on 2019/11/05 21:02
Excellent!!! Clinton Charltang
Great games for the mind!
by Mirasol8023 on 2019/11/05 17:38
This is a good series of challenging games that work your mind. Many categories to keep you challenged for a very long time. Numerous categories to strengthen your reading, math, memory and so much more!
Keeps crashing
by Artego666 on 2019/11/05 14:56
The app keeps on crashing all the time. I cannot complete even one random game 🤦‍♂️
Very educating
by AngryBirdsFan103 on 2019/11/05 14:22
Amazing way to see what you are proficient in and not.
Brain body connection
by Massagerroger on 2019/11/05 13:40
Being a coma survivor I am impressed by my improved memory
Amazing!!
by 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋💋 on 2019/11/05 13:33
This game helps you learn with an option of free. I choose the free edition which led me to three or five sessions a day and only three games. No ads and perfect to give the right problems to you.
Entertaining
by Kooblkman on 2019/11/05 01:48
Brilliant!
Use it or Lose it!
by Cat N the Hood on 2019/11/05 01:20
I’m in my mid 50’s and primary caregiver for my elderly mom with dementia. I tried the Elevate app to keep my brain sharp and I am so glad I did! Math was never my strong suit, and I am amazed at how I can calculate percentages & discounts in my head, which I’ve never done before! All the games are challenging and great brain exercise!
Great app to use in lieu of social media!
by Chira M on 2019/11/04 20:20
Downloaded it after seeing an ad for it an it’s so worth downloading! Makes you think and exercises your brain, which is the opposite of what I do on Twitter. :-) would highly recommend if you’re looking for small self improvement that takes little time out of your day! Plus games are really fun :-)
Comprehensive, accurate, fun, and exceptional!!! A+++
by AddictedToApps777 on 2019/11/04 17:09
I have tested many other applications and have NEVER in my lifetime seen such a comprehensive application. Not only is this application fun to play, the visuals, sounds, colors, and even font are so well thought out and easy on the eyes. The material included is so relevant and highly educational. This application is a necessity for EVERYONE and worth every penny and more.
Love this game
by Bluboi361 on 2019/11/04 16:29
Love this game , me and my wife play it all the time. The only thing I wish is if you guy could make it so we could share our progress with each other, like a joint account. I don’t have social media so I was hoping you guys could integrate it someway into the app so we can compete with each other.
Application is not free
by kando35 on 2019/11/04 15:54
Not sure why the application is listed as free when it actually is not. Didn’t expect such a recommended app to be just a lure for you to pay.
Just put the price on the AppStore.
by CMardrus on 2019/11/04 12:11
Don’t make people waste their time doing the test and making an account to see they need to pay for a membership.
Try It
by effie_margaret on 2019/11/04 07:08
I started the free trial not knowing what to expect, I purchased the year subscription a few days later. *golf clap* So far I have only spent time on the daily training sessions (~30 minutes/day), but am planning to up my activity a few more days a week. I love the variety of games and it has been exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. EXTREMELY user friendly and incredibly useful. Thanks for creating this app. Thanks for making me want to spend time learning (and practicing) math — congrats because that’s a first.
Amazing App!
by Heyyyyitsmeh on 2019/11/04 06:50
Very Helpful, Love it!
Approval I enjoy the program
by huben2 on 2019/11/04 06:10
The program is challenging for me
An App Intellectually Stimulating and Fun!
by Cjinspector on 2019/11/04 02:04
What is a priority of this app? It might be how it tailors itself to each user. Of it focusing on their weaker cognitive skill while strengthening their stronger mindful abilities. Also, the challenges can be enjoyable. The sessions are well designed and effective towards good results. The app is helping me to learn and perform better as a student, potential employee, and as an any man in daily living.
Love this app
by Tammy mai379 on 2019/11/04 01:19
Very entertaining game. Really enjoy it and use it every singe day
It’s okay so far
by abbyismydog on 2019/11/03 23:30
So, what I don’t like is that you have barely anything to do, and you have to pay to get literally everything. I do like that it helps developers your brain, and it also helps with your major subjects such as: math, ELA, reading, etc. So far it is fun, I would definitely recommend this game!😃
Severely disappointed
by rymaom on 2019/11/03 21:09
I used Elevate years ago and absolutely loved it. I decided to redownload it only to find out that there is no longer a free version! Previously you could use some of the features and pay for more if you wanted, but now there is no choice.
Baby steps
by Samboneskins on 2019/11/03 16:15
It’s still early on, but I think I’m getting a little sharper.. especially by doing my training sessions in the morning. It’s a good/fun wake up for the brain.. with coffee, of course :)
Too expensive
by Megs947 on 2019/11/03 16:02
Would never spend $40 on this.
Elevate your game.
by Buckaroo429 on 2019/11/03 13:39
This is a game where you can learn, remember what you’ve forgot, and to keep your mind sharp. It is challenging and also a lot of fun to play. 👍🧠🧠👍.
Fun app but crashing
by Joe44cab on 2019/11/03 09:25
Please fix because I just paid for this and now it crashes every time I use it.
Had no idea it was a paid app
by carbenton on 2019/11/03 06:35
I had to go through the whole process of creating an account before the app told me that it would be $40 yearly after a free trial.. and then I deleted it immediately. At least the graphics were very good.
Challenging
by Ky driller dad on 2019/11/03 06:05
This is easy to understand and leaves your mind spinning sometimes. I’m happy with the app and the price. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to improve these types of skills. It’s even fun at times.
Something is not right be warned
by oreo1970 on 2019/11/02 20:49
I just got a charge for 39.99 on my credit card. I had a free account. Don’t know how they did this but when u go to the website it says the certificate expired on Nov 1. And Safari does not trust it. They charged my account today Nov. 2. I’ve never purchased this nor have used this app in months.
Sharpening Tool
by BbopR on 2019/11/02 16:50
A great little tool for keeping your mind sharp.
Great Mind Game!!!
by KanyeKim on 2019/11/02 15:46
This game will keep your mind going.
Are you flipping kidding me...
by Hannah.Winchester on 2019/11/02 11:30
Download - for free Take test to see where you are - free Actual game/tests/etc. - monthly fee Why advertise it as free then..?
Good to eliminate years of being on autopilot.
by jij jim on 2019/11/01 23:01
Thanks.
Great game too expensive
by Quita Grath on 2019/11/01 18:02
Too expensive which it was a day to day fee
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
by sexytacocheesyvaj on 2019/11/01 17:40
NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE YOU SMARTER, IT IS ALSO FUN AS HELL! DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Membership
by mamba1919 on 2019/11/01 15:19
What is the length of $39 membership please.
Love this game!
by cephasscott on 2019/11/01 14:13
I really love this game. It’s entertaining and educational. It’s really “edutainment”!
Terrible charts!
by this is a nonchallenging app on 2019/11/01 14:06
I will never pay for this app. Nothing is challenging and the charts that I think are supposed to show progress or achievement mean nothing.
Brain training that actually helps
by DavidSights on 2019/10/15 03:14
Brain training apps can be questionable at times. Some are simple collections of brain twister games to try and help you memorize patterns on a grid, or pick the red word that actually reads blue... But what I appreciate about Elevate is that it challenges you with real world problems. Practice your ability to calculate percentages. It’ll come in handy next time you’re calculating your dinner tip, or figuring out how much you’ll save during a clothing sale. Elevate helps your to improve your writing skills and comprehension. Get better at spotting typos in your emails and texts. Quickly skim messages while reliably gathering what’s being communicated. There are so many games provided by Elevate which challenge your real-world skills, and push you to improve in areas that affect your day to day. There are free features, but thank goodness I bought a lifetime membership early on in Elevate’s life. I couldn’t have guessed I’d still love the app so many years later. If you want to get better at day to day tasks, and push yourself to your highest intellectual abilities, Elevate is a great app for you. I personally feel the benefits of using this app, and find myself returning to this app when I’m feeling less on top of things. Give your brain that much needed mental stretch. You’ll be glad you did.
Worth The Download & Subscription
by Seuka on 2019/02/03 04:08
The negative reviews have me convinced they’re from competing companies because I can’t find anything to write negatively on in regards to Elevate. Couldn’t ask for a better app to train and sharpen my brain through. Even if you only have a few minutes a day it’s enough to fit training in (recommendation is 12 mins. minimum I believe). The subscription costs hardly anything for everything you get out of this app all the way down to stats updating you on your progress and where you need work. My favorite is the notification center which includes updates on sessions you had trouble in, and they go back over them with you to explain in detail where you messed up and why the correct answer is the correct answer. Not to mention the fact that the games on this are far more professional than most popular “brain game” apps on the market. I’ve tried a handful of others and they all just seem too light and playful in approach whereas Elevate has what feels like a professional and serious approach. I feel like I’m getting proper lessons and training rather than “just playing some games”. So glad I found Elevate; it’s worth the download even if you opt out of subscribing.
Fun training, valuable skills
by MSOE BioE on 2018/08/10 15:12
As an engineering student, I can attest to many a long research paper, and timed physics and calculus exams. Often in the solving of complex thermodynamics, you would find that some of the most annoying, time consuming operations could be alleviated by a stronger, faster mental math skill set. I have spent entire nights (without sleeping) poring over long research papers, attempting to catch mistakes and condense and clarify my work. These games are very basic, fun, and effective. I feel that this app has the potential for further development, and could easily become part of the tool set of an aspiring engineer. They speed train the basics, so that you have more time and energy to focus on the tough stuff. I'm a bit intrigued by how the ratings are calculated, as I reached the 80% percentile in math within my 3rd day of using it. Do you guys think to account for the people who get the app, play for one day and then never use it again? Or maybe I'm just smart. Idk. Great app to try for the free trial, not sure if I'll pay for it though. I'll be keeping my eye on its development for sure though
Practically Amazing!
by C.Q 510 on 2018/02/07 19:05
I have not used many apps or programs similar to this that “train your brain”, and am fairly new to this application. But dang, (am not going to curse), this application so far is incredible! It is so practical and useful to daily life, honestly this type of format should be used in the public school systems. It is engaging, looks beautiful and clean, and has great motivating features such as the slot-machine sounds(which if you have been to vegas feel pretty rewarding lol). Overall this has to be one of the best applications i have used to date, which makes the yearly payment absolutely worth it if you find developing your mind in practical way useful. 9.9/10 so far. (Hope this application continues to grow and develop, and reaches a greater scale than where it is currently at.) Also for you guys that have read all the way till the end, wait for the “cheaper algorithm” to kick in. (Not sure what needs to be done, but diminishing use, sucking more, skipped lessons, non-finished days as time goes on, but continual use without upgrading may be the key) Get Learning! Yay.
Good but point system needs improvement
by Tennismexi on 2019/03/10 20:06
I’ve used this app for a long time and maxed out almost every category until they raised the max to over 300. Something that has always bothered me is the points accrued. I don’t see much rhyme or reason to it sometimes. For example, at times I see it shoot up four points on an Excellent score, but other times it is raised by only three. The app in the past would give five points but that seems to have gone by the wayside some time ago. My main issue is when you get a high score. I have only seen it move up by three measly points for high scores for a long time now. A high score should net more points than anything else. It doesn’t happen often and if you can beat your previous high score, isn’t that the pinnacle? It’s better than excellent, obviously. It should garner five points. It should be the only time you can earn that much. Right now it is only three! That is ridiculous, please update the point system and give more points for a high score, and maybe amend the point system in general to make it more obvious about why you are getting what you get. Thank you.
Excellent way to start your day
by Rod TC on 2018/11/09 15:45
I start my day using this app during breakfast, it puts me in a good mood to take any challenge. It’s hard to attest (even on a scientific level) whether it makes you more intelligent or not, but it definitely helps you understand and be more conscious, concise and articulated with language; it also helps you understand how your own mind memorizes or focuses best, and learn techniques for quick mathematical processing. After using this app (on and off I must admit) for the last two years, I’ve found I’m more assertive at choosing my words and learning new ones without having to look them up in a dictionary (thanks to etymologies,) be more present when listening to a process or people’s names, and have also became really good at quick math calculations which come really handy for business casual conversations. I’d define it as oil for your brain that keeps things sharp while setting you up for the day by successfully completing a few tasks in the morning 👌🏻.
Very Good
by AAArethaRules on 2019/02/18 17:24
I’ve learned a lot from these brain exercises. I’m less intimidated by math and have learned some new vocabulary words. However, some of the exercises are unnecessarily repetitive. For example, I’ve been tested on the exact same stories a few times. And some of the pictures for vocabulary building are too difficult to see on a smart phone or the pictures don’t adequately portray what they are supposed to picture. In other words, sometimes the pictures reflect a biased perspective that, I suspect, makes the game inadequate for gaging the performance of a large segment of its players. Other problems occur in games that test our ability to hear mistakes in grammar. These recordings sometimes don’t take into account that a listener might easily hear a correct version even if it’s not said correctly by the speaker. The voice and rhythm and flow of the recorded speakers tend to be culturally tinged in a way that this company has considered adequately generic enough but this might not be valid to account for some of the wide ranging nuances and speech patterns that flavor the language centers in the brains of lots of listeners.
Great for memory loss patients
by AskateFdn on 2019/10/29 19:13
I have hemorrhaging on my brain due to a medication given during an open heart surgery. Over the years my brain has regressed into memory loss. My brain function declined in many areas. Comprehension, articulate, process, and the list goes on. As a young mom I was told that I was at risk for early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia by the time I was in my 50’s. I’ve been on a journey to bring all pieces of the healing puzzle together which includes medical guidance, nutrition, exercise, spiritual aspects, and exercising my brain through reading, apps, etc. Elevate has been my top go-to app when it comes to exercising my brain and regaining basic skills one uses with the brain every day. This app is an important factor for mental health and keeping memory issues at a stand still. Anyone suffering from memory loss that affects the intellect will highly benefit from this app. Even if you consider your memory issues ‘mommy brain’, you need to exercise your brain and keep it sharp.
Beautiful app with very sophisticated learning algorithms
by CraftyChick22 on 2018/02/15 17:23
This app is so beautiful!!! I love the animations, the gamification and all the metrics you can track. It’s so well thought out. It’s the best app I have ever used.... seriously. I’m actually learning and getting better at editing. It’s a great mental workout for my bus ride to work. It has only been a little over a week and I’m already seeing improvements in my reading and editing abilities. I’m still on the trial but definitely going to sign up for the membership. It helps me so much with my design work. It’s a great way to work on my listening skills and memory. I have tried other apps like this in the past but never before have I come across one that was so sophisticated and with skills I can instantly apply to my life. I’m an app designer myself and wanted to give a shout out to the design team that this a freakin work of art! Keep up the good work!!! The team behind this app is crushing it! Every day you inspire me!
Excellent quality of the training and customer service
by jordan peace on 2018/08/22 17:30
I have been using elevate for over two years, and the training has definitely improved my mind. Exercising the mind is as important as exercising the body. Their superb customer service takes the elevate training to another high level. They are prompt in responding. I had caused a problem with logging in to my elevate training. James, the customer service representative, made sure that I was able to finally log into my elevate account. He was totally committed to making sure I could get back in, and was both knowledgeable and very supportive. Since I was the one who had made the mistake in my account, I really appreciated his positive support. I have found that the elevate training is the best of all that I have tried, which is now why I am beginning my third year, and will continue from there. As an educator of 40 years I appreciate all that elevate offers, and I recommend the training.
BEST Mental Learning Available
by Emmajayfin on 2019/07/12 13:53
I’m an avid learner, but a slow processor. Over my life I’ve tapped to play several learning-style games, everything from sudoku and crosswords to luminosity brain trainers and word games. Every one of them bored me, if I am being completely honest. Luminosity came close but it just wasn’t stimulating enough for me to make it a habit. Enter “Elevate”. I am finishing up my two week trial and this is the first time I’ve maintained a consistent practice for as long as I have. The games are challenging, but in a way that makes me more excited to keep playing, not less. It gives you games that practice seriously practical knowledge and processing skills, and even better, they use real world information in all of their written word games so you’re double learning. I feel like I’m finally tackling my biggest challenge (processing speed) while also leveling up skills I already felt pretty confident in. Ten of ten would recommend.
Elevate is an exceptional app. One of my all-time favorites.
by Nict Username on 2019/01/25 20:46
Been quite a while since high school and college. My math and language skills had gotten out of shape. Been using Elevate Pro for about 3 years, and have noticed remarkable improvements in my writing and communication skills. Happy to say my writing skills have improved, even beyond the level they were at in college. That's mostly due to daily use of Elevate, though I keep looking for excuses to write, thanks to my greater enjoyment of such. My mental math skills have benefitted as well. The app is a pleasure to use, and the development behind it is exceptional. The training exercises are interesting, and enjoyable, and you can quickly sense your improvement. I've learned so much about words I knew from context, even though my understanding of their definition was off. I appreciate Elevate’s support, as well. Quick to respond, and helpful. Been meaning to leave a review. Thankful I've NEVER been nagged to do so. Elevate was named APP OF THE DAY, today, so here’s my review. Go ahead and start with the Free version. There's a LOT to it. You can subscribe to the Pro version, whenever you feel like it. You'll gain eve more helpful exercises. If your brain has been feeling rusty, or you just want to improve your skills, you've GOT to give it a try. Set a time to use it each day when your brain is most fresh, and make it a habit.
Loved it until I discovered shallow content
by XandrianM on 2018/12/26 06:40
I love it, except for there seems to be missing the Listening section which is shown in my iPhone widget section, which I would find really helpful. As was stated elsewhere, once you get to higher difficulty it still keeps the scores from when it was super easy, so you can only do “good”, can only proceed by 1 (up to 400, when it gets extremely difficult around 200) and never “excellent”, which is painstaking and poor design. Perhaps they are only marketing it for people who only use it for two weeks then quit? (Perhaps because the trial period doesn’t last that long). Cheap gimmick to make people cough up $9, which no app costs that much. I am quickly losing patience with what I thought was a game-changer, or “brain-changer”, but poor design makes it bog down quick, especially as it seems that after only 2 weeks I’m in the 92nd percentile in everything but math, where I’m almost to 98th percentile. This is indicative that people lose interest quick because of the poor level progression. I’m really bummed :( Developers: get it together!
Good, but not great
by storymill reviewer on 2018/02/11 14:48
I’m a fan of this app, and I just subscribed for the second year. I wasn’t planning on it, though, because as I progressed through the levels, I found the scoring system significantly lacking. What really annoys me about it is that as you progress, there’s no recognition for the increased difficulty. Meaning, I can get my high score in a game the first time I play it because it’s so easy, but it’s scored the EXACT SAME WAY when the stakes are raised! The difficulty setting is way way higher, so it’s virtually impossible to achieve a high score in any game beyond the beginning stages of playing it. You’re forever getting your 5th or 6th highest score, or worse, because the game is that much more difficult now. It ends up taking all the fun out playing, and is why I took like an 8 month break. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the games and do find them challenging, but it’s incredibly frustrating to get a high score when the difficulty setting is at Beginner and NEVER be able to touch it again! If they fix that, this app would be amazing!
A high-quality, fun, and beneficial app
by Jonnyson on 2018/12/08 20:31
I was skeptical at first when I downloaded Elevate; I thought it would be full of cheesy games that don’t actually exercise your brain functions. I was wrong. I purchased the pro version within a week and am extremely happy with my decision. Not only are the games a blast, I have certainly noticed a difference in my daily life after using Elevate daily for about a year. My math skills are more pronounced, I recognize significantly more errors in writing, my reading speed has increased, and I’ve expanded my vocabulary. In addition to Elevate’s games, it also provides a metic for your progress, the efficiency quotient. This allows you to keep track of your strengths and weaknesses. My good friend and I are both daily users, and frequently compare stats as a friendly competition. A great way to think critically and stay sharp. I highly recommend Elevate!
Good stuff
by jfhocs on 2019/08/19 10:40
I’ve been trying to decrease the amount of time that I spend on social media and have used this app as a replacement behavior. I moved my social media app to my last page and moved this one front and center. The games are fun and interesting. The only suggestion I would make is to not make every game expire with a timer but rather have a set number of questions to be completed and decrease the score further based on duration. This would allow the player to get maximum practice during that session but need for growth would still be documented based on incorrect answers and duration. The timer acts as a distraction at times and when completing lessons on things like brevity and language. I’m not sure it is necessary as one is rarely asked to do such activities for time. I see it’s use related to activities like mental math. Overall, great app keep up the good work.
Updated review, great customer service
by Blackboxissue987654321 on 2017/11/06 04:56
This was great until the update for apple x made it unusable for ios11 on my iphone 6s plus. Now i can’t even get the app to load, it just closes itself. Update- i emailed them and they pretty promptly responded that it needs to be in standard view instead of zoomed view to work and they have already sent an update into Apple to fix. Apple has to approve. So they at least have figured out the problem quickly and care to respond to users in a timely manner. So i changed my review to 4 stars. They lost a star due to the problem and needing more offline content (i’d give them a 4.5 or even 4.9 if i could)but their customer service is great! Update #2- They pushed the update through and even emailed to follow up so i’m again gonna change it to 5 stars because of their follow thru. Just please add more offline content.
Exercise for your brain...
by Frehley666 on 2017/10/12 21:22
I started with the free version and was hungry from more. Fortunately shortly after I had started using the app, they had a 45% off lifetime membership, I jumped on board with an offer like that. This is one of the best “brain exercise” apps that I’ve come across. In the full version there are several different types of brain teasers within each topic. I also like the ability to have it remind you to do your days training and like that it takes less than 10 mins to complete the 5 modules. I also find it very helpful that when you get something wrong, it pops up a little helper to explain an easy way to complete the problems...it is a fun little break in the day that wakes up my mind and I find that after doing my daily session I am revitalized when I get back to work. Great app, give it a try and see if you agree...
Best - Teaches real world skills
by AshleyZM on 2019/08/19 16:54
Instead of trying to increase skills like most games do, this one actually directly improves academic skills. For example, I didn’t realize that my use of commas isn’t horrible, but isn’t at the level I thought it was, which is embarrassing for the psychological educational psych reports I write. So, I’m practicing clicking where a comma should be inserted or removed (separate lessons). I’m also increasing my vocabulary by choosing synonyms. These are personal weaknesses of mine. There are a huge number of games targeting all kinds of academics. I’m really thrilled with this app. I’ve emailed the developers some recommendations and they reply quickly. Ha, I just used a brevity skill. I do constantly download competing apps, but definitely prefer this one. Gives a good amount of free games that you can use without being forced to do a trial first like some other ones I’ve downloaded (then risk begin charges if I forget to cancel). They do have a trial. All of the brain games are expensive, and I paid for Luminosity years ago. Which was good, but taught cognitive skills that don’t always generalize to real life use. Subscriptions for me are rare, but I bought this one. Definitely worth trying. Especially if you have kids with learning disabilities or who impulsively answer questions.
Very impressed
by is that.jeremy on 2019/03/11 17:49
One day I decided to look for an app that would help me become stronger in reading, writing, math, spelling, diction, memory recall, focus, and et cetera and this app is by far amazing. I enjoy the training session, the subtle reminders, the areas of growth the app collects, the apps design, and user interaction. You can play multiple games to a point but you’re still learning new things and stretching your yourself. I’m not sure if the app has the data depiction of your strengths in a graphic layout like “Peak” does because I’m still in the trial phase of the app but my hope is that they do have it and if not the app is still amazing. I do hope the app has that display; being able to see my growth in that way makes me wanna keep utilizing the app. Elevate if you’re able to incorporate that I’m all yours lol. 👌🏾 Don’t wait, try the app you’ll enjoy it!
Forget the update
by Mrjombi on 2018/08/18 19:10
This is a great set of puzzles which unlike other brain apps focuses on word usage. Three a day although you can play specific ones, at least with the paid version. I use this three days a week, it's fast and it's nice to see progress. My complaint is with the last update. It mentioned additional stats added to the start of each game. In past experience that has usually meant to me how I stack up against other users. Wrong. It simply presents a page with my own game stats, which I could check already on the old version. Worse yet, it now slows down getting to each game! In the old version after you played a puzzle, it automatically went to the next one. Now you have to sit through this stats page while it loads and then hit the play button! That stinks. I recommend removing that feature next time around to speed the app up.
Wow, a genuinely educational type game
by Falintothesun on 2018/06/20 02:07
This is unlike the other brain games I’ve played before. This game is actually more like having a tutor and I’m only on the free version (I really want the paid one though). Unlike other brain/memory flexing games, this one tells you HOW to do what it’s suggesting, like an actual person would. Having trouble at math? Multiply the largest number by 2 and then divide by 10 to figure out division by 5 (yes I’m bad at mental division). Having trouble speed reading? The game tells you why it is difficult and what to do to get better at it too. The words feel like they are just flashing before my face with no coherency but I’m able to still give right answers. There are no distracting ads, no distracting music, and no distracting graphics. They are elegant but simple and the app itself works really well.
Better than Lumosity in my opinion.
by IllllllllllllIIIlIl on 2018/09/10 04:16
I feel like Lumosity just makes you play games they don’t really power increase what my real goals are. I’d say elevate is a much better ap In the sense that it actually helps those muscle memory for math and English and as you play you can tell your actual getting better and faster. Only con to this ap is the options for payment. I think the should allow you to slowly buy the games one by one.I’ve only seen 3 different payment options. And the lifetime option seems by far the best. If you plan on playing more than a month. Sadly dropping 100 bucks on the spot isn’t always the easiest for someone. So if people could slowly buy the games till they reached that level of life time pro that would be perfect for the consumer.
Good but not perfect.
by Yashualangeman on 2018/12/26 15:43
I’m color blind. If you had a color that signified a correct an set every time that would be great. Gold for each correct answer? When it’s a different color each time I’m not sure if I got the answer correct or not. Also if I’m really not progressing on something there needs to be a remedial component. I’m advanced in writing and reading (who knew) but my math skills are floundering. I need a division course because I can’t with that game if my life depended on it. Maybe flash cards to look at after the game? Also flash cards for the words you didn’t get right so you can better understand the definition/spelling/synonyms. Conclusion: Correct answers need a certain color, and incorrect answers need a different color, every time in every game. The games are fun but I’m not sure I’m learning anything if there’s no remedial work on the parts where I’m struggling.
Great games
by Shutterbug9786 on 2018/06/29 02:19
The games are great. I enjoyed my two-week free trial of the pro version enough that I opted to buy a yearly subscription. I tried the free version for a few days after the trial ended, but it only gave you access to the three games per day that they chose for your training routine, which may or may not be games that you enjoy or find helpful, and it only let you play each game three times each day. The variety of games that you get with the pro subscription plus the access to study materials definitely makes it worth it. I do wish that some of the games made it easier for me to learn from my mistakes in the moment instead of having to wait for the review at the end of the week. It would also be helpful if I could use the app in both portrait and landscape mode since I use it on both my phone and my iPad.
Writing to say thank you
by JayShug on 2018/02/09 12:36
Still think this is a great app, but is possible to add a phonics game of some sort. I know a lot of adult struggle with reading and spelling and think this would really help. There are many Brain games out there, but this one by far is the most superior to me. Not only does it have games to help increase your skills, but they have interesting subjects to learn about. I often find myself paying more attention because the article during the game was so good. Plus they give tips for you to become better at the game. Thanks to the people at elevate I’m way better at calculating percentages. Still haven’t got the subtraction tip.....but maybe it click one day. Thanks again to all the people who work on the app. I appreciate your dedication.
Pretty Good
by Unicorn Cat Lover on 2018/08/31 18:21
This game is pretty good. I really like how it gives you reminders that tell you to complete your training sessions and you never miss a day. I like most of the games. The have helped me with stamina, speech, and thinking. The only thing that I don’t like are the games when you have to listen. Sometimes these games are okay but other times you can’t ding a quiet place to do them. Also it is hard to remember all the details they are giving you along with the information you need to remember. I also don’t like the fact that they don’t give you many hints when you either run out of lives or you mess up on something. The main thing that I really like is how they show the levels of the games you play so you can get a sense of how hard the games are that you are about to play. Overall this game is pretty good but there is just some things that they could fix.
Great app to sharpen mental skills
by Psych np on 2019/09/27 17:36
After utilizing this app for over a month I find myself paying more attention to not only my reading, writing, and math skills, but also noting errors in the world around me. To date, I can’t say that it has helped my memory as I still struggle with word-finding difficulty. However, I notice I pay better attention to others’ use of adjectives. I am less likely to lazily pick up my calculator as I improve my math estimation skills. My only complaint is that there seems to be no way to provide feedback when finding an error within the app. For example, one game asks the player to decide if a word or phrase is valid or an error. I received an error when I said the phrase ”well read” was incorrect. It's not a big deal, but it should read, ”well-read”. Still worth the time I'm spending.
Real World Learning
by minstrelgirl457 on 2017/11/17 12:53
This is the best brain training app I have found - and I have only used the free version! With its real world problems ranging from common mental calculations, to proper grammar and punctuation, to focus exercises and more; this is a worthwhile game for anyone to play. The paid version is subscription based, rather than a one-time fee. This could discourage buyers, as the app isn't "yours forever." However, that kind of payment is very understandable in this case, considering the new puzzles, audio clips, and articles that must be added to avoid repeating the material. I highly recommend this app to those of all skill levels. It will stretch and challenge you. Whether you are an avid learner in school, or an adult striving to continue learning every day, Elevate is for you.
This is Amazing
by ArabellaMH on 2019/03/05 23:57
As a young person in today’s society, my attention is constantly being drawn from one place to another, but I still manage to do my daily elevate. I believe I’m on a 58 day streak, and I’ve only had it 58 days. I find myself using it in everyday life. Like when I was texting someone, I was about to say “I personally don’t think that’s necessary,” but took out “personally” to make my point more concise. I also find myself using some of the math skills in everyday life, and I love how it sharpens up your brain. I’ve tried learning games before, and always delete them after a day or two, but this one is different. It’s fine tuned, it’s simple, it’s fun, and engaging. It’s something I choose to do, and it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Pretty, but design over function.
by Kisukat on 2018/04/23 11:02
The game is nice and I enjoy it. I feel like with a lot of the games they got carried away with design aesthetics, which are very nice indeed, and forget how they will impact the actual function of the brain game itself. Overall, 3 stars. 5for the graphics, though. if the game were purely for fun’s sake, I’d give it more. Not worth paying the prices they charge when the graphics/UI impair my outcome on certain activities. For example, the speed reading exercise gives you single words at a time and each word is centrally located, requiring your eyes to stay centered, but other speed reading exercises I’ve done require your eyes to move across a sentence quickly before that sentence disappears, replaced by another, which feels more organic and natural, since it’s how we actually read. There are other examples, but this one bugged me the most.
Intervening variables
by meir34 on 2019/02/05 16:24
I am an 84-year-old retired man living in an assisted living facility. My reactions are fast but my fingers are shaky and the keyboard on my little iPhone 6s is tiny. Many correct answers and speed bonuses Are functions of the size of the keyboard i.e. ,the size of the cell phone, And or shakiness of the hand of the participant, and I can name several other variables similarly age-related. And the ones where you have to tap on small boxes on the bottom to raise or lower the amount you want, I find myself getting all the correct answers yet unable to direct my finger to the small boxes. It’s easier to press a large rectangle with the correct answer possibilities then to work with those tiny boxes, especially for one my age. For the same reasons I am dictating this using Siri and I think I’ve caught most of our mistakes but not all of them. Please excuse any egregious errors meir34
Fantastic way to stay sharp
by Jccamargo on 2019/11/10 17:40
I rarely write app reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this app because it is that good. I bumped into this app while searching for cool apps to download for my new iPad. I was looking for a quick way to work on my skills and this app hit the spot. The daily exercises take less than 10 mins to complete and test your qualitative and quantitative abilities. The interface is fun and intuitive as well. I built a habit and can conclude that using the app has strengthened my skills. I give the app 4 stars because some of the backend parts of the experience could be improved. For example, the progress sync is sporadic at best and the app crashed as times. I use the app on my phone and my iPad, so progress sync is a must because, as a toddler’s parent, my usage is unpredictable at best.
Great at first; quickly gets old
by mikeyvama on 2018/01/13 23:53
I loved this app when I first got it. It was an enjoyable way to enhance basic skills. But there is not enough diversity in the games and they do not add new content often enough. In particular the listening and speaking components get old fast. There are only 5 games I’m one, six in the other, so it takes longer to advance in these categories, and the texts will repeat. Scoring is often off. I get a high score, but then see +0 points. There should also be consistency in design. For example, in one math games you submit your answer with a small button at the bottom of the onscreen number pad. In another you type then click on your answer. I am currently constantly getting them mixed up. In brief, more games are needed in some categories, or at least more frequent updates to content.
Great way to keep your mind sharp!
by Good-lafs on 2019/04/14 08:29
I love the games on various math, reading, vocabulary, writing and more. It's worth the annual fee as I have been mentally calculating percentages and basic math in my head after using this app daily. I have relied so heavily on calcators most of my life that adding three digits and basic multiplication had become a challenge. Plus I've realized how bad my spelling has become since auto correct fixes most of my mistakes. I'm so grateful someone finally created this app! I feel that technology has actually dumbed down society in a way that we constantly reach for our phones to do everything for us. Now I can open this app on my phone to "elevate" my mind with games that are fun and educational. Thank you!!
Very surprised at how good this was
by JJP400 on 2019/11/08 11:43
I used several brain training apps when they first started appearing a few years ago, and they were usually underwhelming. But Elevate is awesome. It targets a whole lot of specific, useful skills and gives immediate feedback. I really want to purchase the full app when my free trial runs out. I love playing it because I can feel my language skills and writing improve with each game, as well as my math. I would say I’m addicted, but usually I get addicted to games that I feel bad about playing once I’m done, but I never regret a long session on Elevate (and if you only have a few minutes a day, the daily group of exercises they recommend are probably the biggest bang for your buck).
Love this App
by Citikat on 2019/07/01 16:46
I have done other memory games but this is the very best. In other games, I would find myself getting frustrated as the difficulty progressed too rapidly, and I would eventually stop using it. This one has such a great variety of categories and subcategories that it keeps it interesting and fun, while improving skills. I can feel the improvement in myself. A note to the developers. With the latest version of iPhone XS, swiping up closes the app. A prime example is the swiping up in the Math estimation exercise, when increasing my speed of selection, it closes with the exercise. A slight upgrade would be a good fix for this exercise and others that require swiping up.
Solid app focused of training practical skills
by reece_person on 2018/08/19 18:11
It definitely functions well at training some ver fundamental and important skills into you. However there are a couple small things that bother me. First off the initial test used for initial placement is very short and locks you into a difficultly level that you can’t quickly move out of. In my case I missed a couple initial questions because I had never used the app and didn’t quite understand the structure of the questions or how the interface works. As a result I’m forced to start at a difficulty level that I feel is a bit to easy. With the max difficulty you can go up in a game set at 5 levels out of 400, I’m getting top marks over and over on low difficulty levels and I’m barely moving up.
Ripped off and extremely mad
by Hdavis2930 on 2018/08/28 16:32
I downloaded the app and was taking advantage of the 7 day free trial. After the trial was over I received no kind of notification as to the fact that I was going to be charged. The monthly fee was $7.99, and the yearly subscription was $35. Not only did they charge me for the yearly subscription without me choosing that option, They charged me for the first month separately. So now I owe almost $45 for an app that I deleted a few days after downloading. Now I am not too familiar with the ins and outs of iPhone so I was not aware that I had to go into my AppleID to actually cancel my subscription. Not only that but to view your Apple ID on your phone you have to have a Wi-Fi connection it will not work on data. So now I’m stuck paying this $45 for an app that I didn’t keep for more than the free trial. Very disappointed and I will be contacting the BBB for false advertising because of the amount of the charge.
Great app. Still waiting for Mindsnacks.
by Steven Porrello on 2019/07/14 17:55
You guys have done it again: you’ve made an app that’s fun and educational. I only wish you would revisit your language learning apps, Mindsnacks. Those were by far the BEST language learning apps that App Store had to offer (Duolingo and Babbel have nothing compared to them). I know it would require a heavy lift from your team, but trust me: if you advertised them on Elevate, like “more from our team,” you would have an empire of educational apps. Every month I check the App Store to see if you’ve updated them. Please please please do it for those of us who want to learn Japanese and Chinese but hate the boring tedious apps that only focus on grammar !
Childish Business for the Modern Era, pt. 1
by TheRealMarioiraMlaeRehT on 2018/01/01 00:15
Giving two stars to this app because it was unreasonably hard to cancel my subscription. I mean, seriously? Is that how you’re going to keep the fish in your net? I didn’t even use this app much and thought the app was reasonably effective at what it’s advertised for. I also felt that it was so despicable that I had to waste 15 minutes of my time trying to figure out how to not give this company my money. And that is surely by design. I refuse to support a company that plays bs games like this. Sorry. Im absolutely certain that there is a way to incorporate cancelling the subscription from within the app without wasting people’s lives. Feels like childish neediness. But then again, that’s how most companies operate today: like children throwing a fit wondering how in the world you’ve decided to stop giving them your business. Peace.
Improved math abilities
by Voicerocking on 2018/10/27 18:43
I’ve been using Elevate for about a year and I have noticed real improvements in my math abilities since I began training. Matt has always been a week point for me and I’ve noticed that I can add, subtract, divide, and calculate percentages faster and more accurately in my head instead of needing pen/paper or a calculator. It helps with budgeting for sure. Reading and writing have always been strong subjects for me so I haven’t seen much change there, but it’s been worth it just for the improvements in my math. I have the free version and would like to see more games made available but I would still recommend the app to a friend.
All good except
by Naviculus on 2018/04/10 07:28
I like all the games and do well in most, except the one to recall faces and names. I feel this one game is poorly designed because there is simply no way to slow down the introductions enough in order to mentally solidify the associations, so they go by and I remember none of them by the end. I basically never improve in this one game, even though I play this one more than any of the others due to my relatively low score. I find this extremely frustrating. I wish the game would slow down the introductions at lower levels and speed up at higher levels, or allow the user to pause them. Others may not find this off-putting. I just have a particularly bad memory for names. 5 stars for everything else. 1 star for the faces/names game.
Variety of Challenges
by JipsyJudy on 2018/09/05 14:56
This app offers a good variety of challenges, but it also produces a small number of counter-productive frustrations. Here are a couple of examples. In some of the word-matching challenges, the “correct answer” occasionally matches an adjective and a noun, or vice-versa. Also in the equivalence tests for fractions, it presents options for matches where, if you’ve forgotten (since the last time you were presented with that test) which color in a pie chart represented a null cell and which one represented a positive cell, you might be tricked into selecting a pie chart that represents 3/4 because you thought it represented 1/4. As a former instructional technologist, I despise these kinds of misrepresentations. When a user makes mistakes due to designer sloppiness, the app is simply aggravating the user instead if training the user.
UNETHICAL
by MericanBear on 2018/12/19 04:07
Be sure to know if you do not cancel the “free” 14 day trial that you will automatically be billed a FULL YEAR SUBSCRIPTION costing $40 dollars without any warning but the fine print at the bottom of initial prompt. Luckily I hit the “X” but I was still uncertain whether I would be charged and wasted 20 minutes of my life digging for answers through reviews and developer feedback. In those 20 minutes I read numerous accounts of people being billed because of the misleading way this company presents its free trial offer. Of course it isn’t illegal but it is extremely unethical and scandalous From what I experienced it looked like a great game and I’m sure it helps many people. The one star rating is for the less tech savvy people that are being mislead into a subscription because of the shady way this company presents its trial offer. I will be deleting the free version as well because I refuse to support this company.
Love this game!!
by KTrose86 on 2019/08/08 23:52
I try to play every day, and it’s one of the few I think is worth a subscription (at least for the year), but I really dislike the subscription model, and don’t plan to renew unless there’s some new stuff to explore between now and renew time. Most of the games really seem to help me get better at those skills (vocab practice, quick calculations, mastering colon/semicolon usage, etc), but a game to help learn some NEW advanced vocab would be great! I’m disappointed there’s no way to contact support, and that the support section (FAQ and troubleshooting) on the site is so sparse. I think I’ve run into a bug (can’t get “scribe” achievement even though all writing difficulties are over 200), but can’t find anywhere to report it. It’s frustrating that there isn’t even a support email address given anywhere. Elevate is still the best app of it’s kind that I’ve found, and I really recommend it. I’m still improving after months of playing, including new high scores just about every day! Would love the option to purchase so I can keep playing after the year ($40 is ridiculous enough for an app...there’s no way in hell I’d ever pay 80. Are you kidding?!)
One of the best
by #EpicParty on 2017/10/16 22:45
I’ve tried a handful of brain training apps and exercises, as I feel I’m never good enough. Very few have actually helped, and the ones that did got boring after the first few exercises. But this app really does top all the others. It has training in many different categories, and rewards you with new levels of exercises as you go along. If you decide to replay a category, every question is different so you never really get bored. Nice layout, too. I would strongly recommend Elevate to anyone who has trouble with memory, reading, etc. If Pro was a bit cheaper, I would buy it immediately.
Excellent brain training game (mostly) UPDATED
by Krivbeknih on 2019/09/04 14:52
I really love this app, and have used it nearly everyday for the last couple years. I actually feel like it does make a difference, and helps keep my brain fresh and spry. My biggest complaint is the lack of new content. When was the last time the devs released a new game? Or an overhaul of the points system? Little things like that, that leave you wanting more. Also, there are several very minor errors in the game, that have been there for a LONG time. Even through many app updates, the errors are still there (“Let’s see you how you did” in relation to the Adjective Recall game has been there for a long time.) I’m a premium subscriber, and it was worth the money that I bought it at ($18 on sale). I personally wouldn’t pay much more than that. Thanks for the great app! However, it’s becoming a little stale and old. Can we get some new content or something? And right after I complained about no new content, they release a new game! I’d like some more new content but I also know now to look a gift horse in the mouth! Thank you!
I only use the free version
by blossom_culp on 2017/09/28 13:05
If you use the free version, you get three games to play a day. These games vary from lessons helping you with spelling, listening, math (division, percentages, estimation), punctuation, and memory. However, you do get to tailor it to your own needs. So, I get fewer math games than language because I didn't want a bunch of math lessons! There are a few games that I like better than others, of course, but even the math games that I don't enjoy so much (Discounting, I'm looking at you!), have helped me. I can tell that I am better at doing division and percentages more quickly. Not sure if it's helped much with listening skills... Overall, pretty fun and doesn't take too long.
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Elevate - Brain Training
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Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year! Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence. FEATURES • 35+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension • Detailed performance tracking • Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most • Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging • Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated • Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash • And more! IN THE NEWS Apple App of the Year CNET “Elevate comes out ahead” in the battle of the brain training apps. Washington Post Elevate is a “cognitive pick-me-up” with games that are “good for mental breaks throughout the workday.” RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate’s brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalized training program for each user. ELEVATE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS Elevate offers a 14-day free trial as well as a basic free version. To access the free version, tap the X in the upper left-hand corner after you sign up for an account. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a yearly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription term, unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the term. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term. For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (https://www.elevateapp.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (https://www.elevateapp.com/privacy).
As a teacher, I highly recommend!
by judielee on 2019/11/15 04:27
Highly recommended!
WoW
by Oj $ on 2019/11/15 00:01
I used this because I want to better myself before I try for Special Forces and I am EXTREMELY impressed with how wonderful the training is and how much I actually get to learn I wish I had more of a free trial but Man, this is honestly the best app I’ve downloaded in a Very long time. So pleased with this app, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Awesome mind game
by VineetP on 2019/11/14 20:58
Elevate is an awesome mind game that helps you improve on all aspects of your English and maths skills. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game and in the process improving my mental capabilities. Thank you Elevate team
Not worth full version
by dj zee low on 2019/11/14 20:25
Not worth spending money to buy version go to edx.com or Cousera.com or Duolingo app
Not a fan of speed over content
by LauraRoze on 2019/11/14 17:13
As an educator I cannot condone the time limits imposed on this game. Sending people into anxiety attacks over these sorts of problems is uncalled for. I cannot see what I am typing by the way so please excuse spelling errors. This app works well and would be great for English Language Learners and kids IF you could adjust the timer. A great of the items were portly written but mostly they are fine. Only download if you enjoy timers and think being fast means you are smarter (it doesn’t). Fun but I’m not going to pay for the subscription.
Amazing
by HSM xRogue on 2019/11/14 16:35
This app is so good for kids my age (12-18). It has helped me so much to increase my vocabulary and math skills.
This app just wastes your time and takes your money
by udududhdh on 2019/11/13 19:39
This app just wants your money.
Practise
by Terquis on 2019/11/13 16:57
Please more slow. I am Old person, tansk you.
Elevate
by Mikaela😉 on 2019/11/13 13:16
I really enjoy this app however I find it rather annoying that I can only do half the daily work because of the subscription they require.
Morning routine
by lady dark elf on 2019/11/13 13:08
It’s been my morning routine this past week. Planning on paying for the year!
Keeps me sharp
by luvdeus on 2019/11/13 12:49
Love it especially in the morning to get my brain working as soon as I get up
I used this app a couple years, now I can’t
by fermiquestions on 2019/11/13 07:09
I used this app for a few months when it came out a couple years ago. Apparently my name and email are registered on it, which is something you need to use the app. I can’t login, because I don’t remember my password. I used the “forgot my password” route to reset my password, several times over several hours. No email arrived. What this tells me is that if you’ve used this app before, you’re screwed if you want to use it again with the same account, because the app developers haven’t included a proper password reset feature. I’m still waiting for the password reset email.
Did not think I would love this app as much as I do!!!
by Misslondon2 on 2019/11/13 07:05
It’s only been 3 days and I can already see the results!! I love that they have more advanced training. It gets challenging but fun to learn at the same time! Best purchase of the year so far!!
Great brain fun
by Garnetlake on 2019/11/13 01:57
I enjoy these games as much as I do a good crossword puzzle. Stimulating and informative.
😍😍
by nurselex35 on 2019/11/12 19:20
I really enjoy this app, it stimulates my mind daily!
Easy and quick
by Michele VK on 2019/11/12 16:25
This is such an easy app to practice our grammar and math skills. Plus improve our vocabulary. I read a lot but don’t write or do math all that much anymore. I am happy to be dusting off those old math lessons and being for efficient all around. I’ve just had this app for 4 days and am really enjoying the mental exercise. The only downside for me is that I am not a fast reader so that gives me little time to read and answer In the reading and grammar exercises.
Reading speed improvements
by Techno Inept Babyboomer. on 2019/11/12 13:06
Elevate has caused me to improve in several areas. My most dramatic improvement however has been increasing the speed that I read it. Thanks Elevate.
Free - would pay for subscription
by PeaceLoveEriel on 2019/11/12 01:50
This game is very fun and challenging... So much that I am considering paying for a yearly subscription and that is RARE.
Love this app
by JohananYisrael on 2019/11/11 23:36
This app is great way to exercise your brain. I absolutely love this app. I have been working with this app for a few months now and feel sharper mentally.
Pretty good but....
by The cat of the forest on 2019/11/11 22:39
There should be more games available to non-premium people
Super Math Review
by Fortips on 2019/11/11 20:07
Am 83 and love math. Great game for me! Love it!
Subscription based product
by Random revised on 2019/11/11 17:37
Not worth 40$ a year, free trial isn’t free until you give them your information. Don’t waste your time or money. No app on your phone should be worth 40$ let alone worth 40$ every year you use it.
Love Elevate
by guayabita72 on 2019/11/11 14:38
I love games, especially brain games, but Elevate seems to improve my skills outside of the game. It targets things I do everyday day. It may help me at work!
This app signed me up for a year on a test trial
by likadog on 2019/11/11 14:00
I was offered a free 14 day trial and then the app charge around after 14 days and charged me for year rather than the month that it told me that it was going to signed me up for. It actually charged me ahead of time for a year. Unhappy. cool app but really bad service.
Brain game; hope so!
by Mtdec on 2019/11/11 13:32
Hoping for results.
Love it! The app is challenging me and training my mind!
by Stirrup L. on 2019/11/10 23:16
Love it!This app is my favorite!
Progress
by K#1Girl on 2019/11/10 21:14
I use this almost every day. I believe it keeps my mind sharp. I also feel a sense of accomplishment when I have completed the days training.
Addictive learning
by SenecainIndy on 2019/11/10 20:58
Just a few
It helps!
by JKR1113 on 2019/11/10 18:19
Helped me retake a test and score 5 ranks higher needless to say I love my new job!!
Fantastic way to stay sharp
by Jccamargo on 2019/11/10 17:40
I rarely write app reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this app because it is that good. I bumped into this app while searching for cool apps to download for my new iPad. I was looking for a quick way to work on my skills and this app hit the spot. The daily exercises take less than 10 mins to complete and test your qualitative and quantitative abilities. The interface is fun and intuitive as well. I built a habit and can conclude that using the app has strengthened my skills. I give the app 4 stars because some of the backend parts of the experience could be improved. For example, the progress sync is sporadic at best and the app crashed as times. I use the app on my phone and my iPad, so progress sync is a must because, as a toddler’s parent, my usage is unpredictable at best.
Wake up
by miedos on 2019/11/10 15:20
Start my day with elevate to wake up the “little grey cells”. Elevate and a cup of coffee and I’m set for a great day!
Free levels gone
by Jmartclark on 2019/11/10 10:54
I hadn’t used this app in a couple of months and was surprised to see that the basic levels of training were no longer available without subscription. This was disappointing, particularly since I had recommended to a friend.
Decent n worth it if you have the time
by ArtistNRG on 2019/11/10 07:33
Takes some getting usr to but it’s definitely a skills review
Smart Fun
by PINK FOLYD FOREVER on 2019/11/10 05:57
A lot of fun.
Excellent app !
by DonthatemecusI'mbeautiful7588 on 2019/11/10 03:41
Challenging and good ! Extremely helpful. I love the variety . It makes reviewing what was learned in the past and learning new information fun! I really appreciate the explanations when you get questions incorrect
Need a monthly membership option
by Babykall on 2019/11/10 01:21
It says 3.33/mo but then you go to buy and suddenly it’s 39.99. Sorry, a lot of us don’t have $40 to drop on a year subscription for an app. I guarantee you would have gotten $3.99 or even $4.99 from me many times over but you need to be greedy and demand a year up front?! It’s a shame because I love the game and have been stuck with the 3 games a day forever. As someone who struggles financially I need the option to stop subscriptions like this Or Netflix when unexpected bills pop up. Until you offer a reasonable price I guess I’ll play the 3 games until I get bored.
I’m getting brainier
by Bklynsuns on 2019/11/10 00:08
II truly love you I love playing
Great learning tool
by Yellowsunflower25 on 2019/11/09 21:51
Great tool to use to either refresh your grammar, or learn something new.
really luv this app
by Ggggabe on 2019/11/09 21:31
so much fun! and i can feel myself getting sharper and sharper after every play
Helpful
by Tay_kiki26 on 2019/11/09 19:52
This app, even with light premium, is super helpful!
I enjoy the variety and usefulness of this app
by Grateful and Hopefilled on 2019/11/09 18:22
I enjoy the variety and the usefulness of this app. The skills I learn/improve upon are helpful skills for successful working with others and thinking quickly.
40 Dollars!
by grsisk on 2019/11/09 01:12
After you take the initial assessment and give them your data, then they tell you it’s $40 per year! I wanted a more entertaining, game-like app anyway, so I”m definitely not buying this. It will also auto-renew!
So much fun!!!!
by SoLovely79 on 2019/11/08 18:21
This app truly has sharpened my skills in every area!
Keeps you on your Ps and Qs
by PapaBear Mar on 2019/11/08 16:16
Definitely keeps you on your toes. Built for people who want to strengthen their mind in a more enjoyable way. Helps you stay sharp.
Very surprised at how good this was
by JJP400 on 2019/11/08 11:43
I used several brain training apps when they first started appearing a few years ago, and they were usually underwhelming. But Elevate is awesome. It targets a whole lot of specific, useful skills and gives immediate feedback. I really want to purchase the full app when my free trial runs out. I love playing it because I can feel my language skills and writing improve with each game, as well as my math. I would say I’m addicted, but usually I get addicted to games that I feel bad about playing once I’m done, but I never regret a long session on Elevate (and if you only have a few minutes a day, the daily group of exercises they recommend are probably the biggest bang for your buck).
Love this!
by Assojudgessr on 2019/11/08 10:47
I play whenever I have some time to kill. It’s very challenging and interesting. I’m hoping to increase memory and keep me focused. It’s addicting!!
Most insightful app
by hiteshreddyr94 on 2019/11/08 05:18
Usually dont give app reviews but the more I use the app, I realized that the content of this app is so accurate and powerful, I would recommend it to any person who wants to better themselves. This is the best app that not only engages you with enticing games but also improves your overall skills. Skills include, write, read, mental Math, speech ability etc. kudos to the developers!
Mind-blowing Workout
by MVProductions on 2019/11/08 05:13
Daily education at its finest level. Brain training at its highest peak. Elevate. You’ll be glad you did. Courtesy of a young somebody.
Brain strength
by vernon E on 2019/11/08 02:38
I believe my 80th year will be enhanced by the challenging games devised by ELEVATE. My speed in solving the math games has already increased. I need to be more observant of detail. Elevate is teaching me how speed and accuracy may be combined.
Wow, I’m addicted to this game
by Dp8402 on 2019/11/07 23:50
Fun, educational and addictive
Elevate is pretty good, except for a few problems
by gdfjjdgfdjgfhfdj on 2019/11/07 23:15
Elevate is a great way to stretch your mind, but do the really have to make you pay for all the games? This is one of the things that bothered me the most. It also stopped me from giving this game a 5 star review. I pardon any flaws in my writing, but I am only 5
My new obsession
by UXmatters on 2019/11/07 16:54
Scoring is a bit of a mystery. Otherwise, I love it!
Timing
by An improvement in scoring on 2019/11/07 15:36
As an older user, I am more interested in being accurate than in responding quickly. I would like to be able to finish the game no matter how long I take to complete it. I would like two scores; one for accuracy and the other for a speed. Since typing on a cell phone is challenging in and of itself, it doesn’t always reflect my cognitive response time. It would be more motivating and satisfying to assess each separately.
Smartie pants.
by Kataga on 2019/11/07 13:37
It’s nice to see that I’m really good with language skills. Mexicans are smart!!!!!
Great to keep your brain fresh!!!
by shawnvang7 on 2019/11/07 05:18
More stages!
Great app
by calvinsamosa on 2019/11/07 05:02
Helps and improves the way you think
Interesting!
by Ilsa999 on 2019/11/07 00:34
I love this! It is challenging and interesting!
False advertising
by Lauren9263 on 2019/11/06 14:08
Do not advertise something as free, if it indeed is not free! That is called false advertisement. Instead, advertise as (Free Trial) as that is what it truly is. I’m not going to link my card before trying the app out. That’s how people get charged and have to jump through hoops to cancel subscriptions.
Intense brain games
by Draw master j on 2019/11/06 02:28
I actually feel smarter after playing only 4 sessions!
Scammed
by CheesyInstagramWontRefresh on 2019/11/06 02:27
I signed up for this app thinking it was free only to find out that there’s a subscription fee. Why is the subscription fee hidden on the about page?
No landscape mode for iPad??
by PTC314159 on 2019/11/06 02:00
Seems very promising but portrait only on iPad running iOS 13?
Stimulating
by StephenJake on 2019/11/05 23:13
There are very few ‘games’ in the App Store that stimulate your brain. Elevate is the except, and it will gain popularity over time.
Knowledge is power!
by Tindernsster69 on 2019/11/05 22:52
A great game to use to keep sharp and learn new things to keep the mind going.
Elevate
by Clinton Charlatang on 2019/11/05 21:02
Excellent!!! Clinton Charltang
Great games for the mind!
by Mirasol8023 on 2019/11/05 17:38
This is a good series of challenging games that work your mind. Many categories to keep you challenged for a very long time. Numerous categories to strengthen your reading, math, memory and so much more!
Keeps crashing
by Artego666 on 2019/11/05 14:56
The app keeps on crashing all the time. I cannot complete even one random game 🤦‍♂️
Very educating
by AngryBirdsFan103 on 2019/11/05 14:22
Amazing way to see what you are proficient in and not.
Brain body connection
by Massagerroger on 2019/11/05 13:40
Being a coma survivor I am impressed by my improved memory
Amazing!!
by 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋💋 on 2019/11/05 13:33
This game helps you learn with an option of free. I choose the free edition which led me to three or five sessions a day and only three games. No ads and perfect to give the right problems to you.
Entertaining
by Kooblkman on 2019/11/05 01:48
Brilliant!
Use it or Lose it!
by Cat N the Hood on 2019/11/05 01:20
I’m in my mid 50’s and primary caregiver for my elderly mom with dementia. I tried the Elevate app to keep my brain sharp and I am so glad I did! Math was never my strong suit, and I am amazed at how I can calculate percentages & discounts in my head, which I’ve never done before! All the games are challenging and great brain exercise!
Great app to use in lieu of social media!
by Chira M on 2019/11/04 20:20
Downloaded it after seeing an ad for it an it’s so worth downloading! Makes you think and exercises your brain, which is the opposite of what I do on Twitter. :-) would highly recommend if you’re looking for small self improvement that takes little time out of your day! Plus games are really fun :-)
Comprehensive, accurate, fun, and exceptional!!! A+++
by AddictedToApps777 on 2019/11/04 17:09
I have tested many other applications and have NEVER in my lifetime seen such a comprehensive application. Not only is this application fun to play, the visuals, sounds, colors, and even font are so well thought out and easy on the eyes. The material included is so relevant and highly educational. This application is a necessity for EVERYONE and worth every penny and more.
Love this game
by Bluboi361 on 2019/11/04 16:29
Love this game , me and my wife play it all the time. The only thing I wish is if you guy could make it so we could share our progress with each other, like a joint account. I don’t have social media so I was hoping you guys could integrate it someway into the app so we can compete with each other.
Application is not free
by kando35 on 2019/11/04 15:54
Not sure why the application is listed as free when it actually is not. Didn’t expect such a recommended app to be just a lure for you to pay.
Just put the price on the AppStore.
by CMardrus on 2019/11/04 12:11
Don’t make people waste their time doing the test and making an account to see they need to pay for a membership.
Try It
by effie_margaret on 2019/11/04 07:08
I started the free trial not knowing what to expect, I purchased the year subscription a few days later. *golf clap* So far I have only spent time on the daily training sessions (~30 minutes/day), but am planning to up my activity a few more days a week. I love the variety of games and it has been exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. EXTREMELY user friendly and incredibly useful. Thanks for creating this app. Thanks for making me want to spend time learning (and practicing) math — congrats because that’s a first.
Amazing App!
by Heyyyyitsmeh on 2019/11/04 06:50
Very Helpful, Love it!
Approval I enjoy the program
by huben2 on 2019/11/04 06:10
The program is challenging for me
An App Intellectually Stimulating and Fun!
by Cjinspector on 2019/11/04 02:04
What is a priority of this app? It might be how it tailors itself to each user. Of it focusing on their weaker cognitive skill while strengthening their stronger mindful abilities. Also, the challenges can be enjoyable. The sessions are well designed and effective towards good results. The app is helping me to learn and perform better as a student, potential employee, and as an any man in daily living.
Love this app
by Tammy mai379 on 2019/11/04 01:19
Very entertaining game. Really enjoy it and use it every singe day
It’s okay so far
by abbyismydog on 2019/11/03 23:30
So, what I don’t like is that you have barely anything to do, and you have to pay to get literally everything. I do like that it helps developers your brain, and it also helps with your major subjects such as: math, ELA, reading, etc. So far it is fun, I would definitely recommend this game!😃
Severely disappointed
by rymaom on 2019/11/03 21:09
I used Elevate years ago and absolutely loved it. I decided to redownload it only to find out that there is no longer a free version! Previously you could use some of the features and pay for more if you wanted, but now there is no choice.
Baby steps
by Samboneskins on 2019/11/03 16:15
It’s still early on, but I think I’m getting a little sharper.. especially by doing my training sessions in the morning. It’s a good/fun wake up for the brain.. with coffee, of course :)
Too expensive
by Megs947 on 2019/11/03 16:02
Would never spend $40 on this.
Elevate your game.
by Buckaroo429 on 2019/11/03 13:39
This is a game where you can learn, remember what you’ve forgot, and to keep your mind sharp. It is challenging and also a lot of fun to play. 👍🧠🧠👍.
Fun app but crashing
by Joe44cab on 2019/11/03 09:25
Please fix because I just paid for this and now it crashes every time I use it.
Had no idea it was a paid app
by carbenton on 2019/11/03 06:35
I had to go through the whole process of creating an account before the app told me that it would be $40 yearly after a free trial.. and then I deleted it immediately. At least the graphics were very good.
Challenging
by Ky driller dad on 2019/11/03 06:05
This is easy to understand and leaves your mind spinning sometimes. I’m happy with the app and the price. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to improve these types of skills. It’s even fun at times.
Something is not right be warned
by oreo1970 on 2019/11/02 20:49
I just got a charge for 39.99 on my credit card. I had a free account. Don’t know how they did this but when u go to the website it says the certificate expired on Nov 1. And Safari does not trust it. They charged my account today Nov. 2. I’ve never purchased this nor have used this app in months.
Sharpening Tool
by BbopR on 2019/11/02 16:50
A great little tool for keeping your mind sharp.
Great Mind Game!!!
by KanyeKim on 2019/11/02 15:46
This game will keep your mind going.
Are you flipping kidding me...
by Hannah.Winchester on 2019/11/02 11:30
Download - for free Take test to see where you are - free Actual game/tests/etc. - monthly fee Why advertise it as free then..?
Good to eliminate years of being on autopilot.
by jij jim on 2019/11/01 23:01
Thanks.
Great game too expensive
by Quita Grath on 2019/11/01 18:02
Too expensive which it was a day to day fee
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
by sexytacocheesyvaj on 2019/11/01 17:40
NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE YOU SMARTER, IT IS ALSO FUN AS HELL! DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Membership
by mamba1919 on 2019/11/01 15:19
What is the length of $39 membership please.
Love this game!
by cephasscott on 2019/11/01 14:13
I really love this game. It’s entertaining and educational. It’s really “edutainment”!
Terrible charts!
by this is a nonchallenging app on 2019/11/01 14:06
I will never pay for this app. Nothing is challenging and the charts that I think are supposed to show progress or achievement mean nothing.
Brain training that actually helps
by DavidSights on 2019/10/15 03:14
Brain training apps can be questionable at times. Some are simple collections of brain twister games to try and help you memorize patterns on a grid, or pick the red word that actually reads blue... But what I appreciate about Elevate is that it challenges you with real world problems. Practice your ability to calculate percentages. It’ll come in handy next time you’re calculating your dinner tip, or figuring out how much you’ll save during a clothing sale. Elevate helps your to improve your writing skills and comprehension. Get better at spotting typos in your emails and texts. Quickly skim messages while reliably gathering what’s being communicated. There are so many games provided by Elevate which challenge your real-world skills, and push you to improve in areas that affect your day to day. There are free features, but thank goodness I bought a lifetime membership early on in Elevate’s life. I couldn’t have guessed I’d still love the app so many years later. If you want to get better at day to day tasks, and push yourself to your highest intellectual abilities, Elevate is a great app for you. I personally feel the benefits of using this app, and find myself returning to this app when I’m feeling less on top of things. Give your brain that much needed mental stretch. You’ll be glad you did.
Worth The Download & Subscription
by Seuka on 2019/02/03 04:08
The negative reviews have me convinced they’re from competing companies because I can’t find anything to write negatively on in regards to Elevate. Couldn’t ask for a better app to train and sharpen my brain through. Even if you only have a few minutes a day it’s enough to fit training in (recommendation is 12 mins. minimum I believe). The subscription costs hardly anything for everything you get out of this app all the way down to stats updating you on your progress and where you need work. My favorite is the notification center which includes updates on sessions you had trouble in, and they go back over them with you to explain in detail where you messed up and why the correct answer is the correct answer. Not to mention the fact that the games on this are far more professional than most popular “brain game” apps on the market. I’ve tried a handful of others and they all just seem too light and playful in approach whereas Elevate has what feels like a professional and serious approach. I feel like I’m getting proper lessons and training rather than “just playing some games”. So glad I found Elevate; it’s worth the download even if you opt out of subscribing.
Fun training, valuable skills
by MSOE BioE on 2018/08/10 15:12
As an engineering student, I can attest to many a long research paper, and timed physics and calculus exams. Often in the solving of complex thermodynamics, you would find that some of the most annoying, time consuming operations could be alleviated by a stronger, faster mental math skill set. I have spent entire nights (without sleeping) poring over long research papers, attempting to catch mistakes and condense and clarify my work. These games are very basic, fun, and effective. I feel that this app has the potential for further development, and could easily become part of the tool set of an aspiring engineer. They speed train the basics, so that you have more time and energy to focus on the tough stuff. I'm a bit intrigued by how the ratings are calculated, as I reached the 80% percentile in math within my 3rd day of using it. Do you guys think to account for the people who get the app, play for one day and then never use it again? Or maybe I'm just smart. Idk. Great app to try for the free trial, not sure if I'll pay for it though. I'll be keeping my eye on its development for sure though
Practically Amazing!
by C.Q 510 on 2018/02/07 19:05
I have not used many apps or programs similar to this that “train your brain”, and am fairly new to this application. But dang, (am not going to curse), this application so far is incredible! It is so practical and useful to daily life, honestly this type of format should be used in the public school systems. It is engaging, looks beautiful and clean, and has great motivating features such as the slot-machine sounds(which if you have been to vegas feel pretty rewarding lol). Overall this has to be one of the best applications i have used to date, which makes the yearly payment absolutely worth it if you find developing your mind in practical way useful. 9.9/10 so far. (Hope this application continues to grow and develop, and reaches a greater scale than where it is currently at.) Also for you guys that have read all the way till the end, wait for the “cheaper algorithm” to kick in. (Not sure what needs to be done, but diminishing use, sucking more, skipped lessons, non-finished days as time goes on, but continual use without upgrading may be the key) Get Learning! Yay.
Good but point system needs improvement
by Tennismexi on 2019/03/10 20:06
I’ve used this app for a long time and maxed out almost every category until they raised the max to over 300. Something that has always bothered me is the points accrued. I don’t see much rhyme or reason to it sometimes. For example, at times I see it shoot up four points on an Excellent score, but other times it is raised by only three. The app in the past would give five points but that seems to have gone by the wayside some time ago. My main issue is when you get a high score. I have only seen it move up by three measly points for high scores for a long time now. A high score should net more points than anything else. It doesn’t happen often and if you can beat your previous high score, isn’t that the pinnacle? It’s better than excellent, obviously. It should garner five points. It should be the only time you can earn that much. Right now it is only three! That is ridiculous, please update the point system and give more points for a high score, and maybe amend the point system in general to make it more obvious about why you are getting what you get. Thank you.
Excellent way to start your day
by Rod TC on 2018/11/09 15:45
I start my day using this app during breakfast, it puts me in a good mood to take any challenge. It’s hard to attest (even on a scientific level) whether it makes you more intelligent or not, but it definitely helps you understand and be more conscious, concise and articulated with language; it also helps you understand how your own mind memorizes or focuses best, and learn techniques for quick mathematical processing. After using this app (on and off I must admit) for the last two years, I’ve found I’m more assertive at choosing my words and learning new ones without having to look them up in a dictionary (thanks to etymologies,) be more present when listening to a process or people’s names, and have also became really good at quick math calculations which come really handy for business casual conversations. I’d define it as oil for your brain that keeps things sharp while setting you up for the day by successfully completing a few tasks in the morning 👌🏻.
Very Good
by AAArethaRules on 2019/02/18 17:24
I’ve learned a lot from these brain exercises. I’m less intimidated by math and have learned some new vocabulary words. However, some of the exercises are unnecessarily repetitive. For example, I’ve been tested on the exact same stories a few times. And some of the pictures for vocabulary building are too difficult to see on a smart phone or the pictures don’t adequately portray what they are supposed to picture. In other words, sometimes the pictures reflect a biased perspective that, I suspect, makes the game inadequate for gaging the performance of a large segment of its players. Other problems occur in games that test our ability to hear mistakes in grammar. These recordings sometimes don’t take into account that a listener might easily hear a correct version even if it’s not said correctly by the speaker. The voice and rhythm and flow of the recorded speakers tend to be culturally tinged in a way that this company has considered adequately generic enough but this might not be valid to account for some of the wide ranging nuances and speech patterns that flavor the language centers in the brains of lots of listeners.
Great for memory loss patients
by AskateFdn on 2019/10/29 19:13
I have hemorrhaging on my brain due to a medication given during an open heart surgery. Over the years my brain has regressed into memory loss. My brain function declined in many areas. Comprehension, articulate, process, and the list goes on. As a young mom I was told that I was at risk for early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia by the time I was in my 50’s. I’ve been on a journey to bring all pieces of the healing puzzle together which includes medical guidance, nutrition, exercise, spiritual aspects, and exercising my brain through reading, apps, etc. Elevate has been my top go-to app when it comes to exercising my brain and regaining basic skills one uses with the brain every day. This app is an important factor for mental health and keeping memory issues at a stand still. Anyone suffering from memory loss that affects the intellect will highly benefit from this app. Even if you consider your memory issues ‘mommy brain’, you need to exercise your brain and keep it sharp.
Beautiful app with very sophisticated learning algorithms
by CraftyChick22 on 2018/02/15 17:23
This app is so beautiful!!! I love the animations, the gamification and all the metrics you can track. It’s so well thought out. It’s the best app I have ever used.... seriously. I’m actually learning and getting better at editing. It’s a great mental workout for my bus ride to work. It has only been a little over a week and I’m already seeing improvements in my reading and editing abilities. I’m still on the trial but definitely going to sign up for the membership. It helps me so much with my design work. It’s a great way to work on my listening skills and memory. I have tried other apps like this in the past but never before have I come across one that was so sophisticated and with skills I can instantly apply to my life. I’m an app designer myself and wanted to give a shout out to the design team that this a freakin work of art! Keep up the good work!!! The team behind this app is crushing it! Every day you inspire me!
Excellent quality of the training and customer service
by jordan peace on 2018/08/22 17:30
I have been using elevate for over two years, and the training has definitely improved my mind. Exercising the mind is as important as exercising the body. Their superb customer service takes the elevate training to another high level. They are prompt in responding. I had caused a problem with logging in to my elevate training. James, the customer service representative, made sure that I was able to finally log into my elevate account. He was totally committed to making sure I could get back in, and was both knowledgeable and very supportive. Since I was the one who had made the mistake in my account, I really appreciated his positive support. I have found that the elevate training is the best of all that I have tried, which is now why I am beginning my third year, and will continue from there. As an educator of 40 years I appreciate all that elevate offers, and I recommend the training.
BEST Mental Learning Available
by Emmajayfin on 2019/07/12 13:53
I’m an avid learner, but a slow processor. Over my life I’ve tapped to play several learning-style games, everything from sudoku and crosswords to luminosity brain trainers and word games. Every one of them bored me, if I am being completely honest. Luminosity came close but it just wasn’t stimulating enough for me to make it a habit. Enter “Elevate”. I am finishing up my two week trial and this is the first time I’ve maintained a consistent practice for as long as I have. The games are challenging, but in a way that makes me more excited to keep playing, not less. It gives you games that practice seriously practical knowledge and processing skills, and even better, they use real world information in all of their written word games so you’re double learning. I feel like I’m finally tackling my biggest challenge (processing speed) while also leveling up skills I already felt pretty confident in. Ten of ten would recommend.
Elevate is an exceptional app. One of my all-time favorites.
by Nict Username on 2019/01/25 20:46
Been quite a while since high school and college. My math and language skills had gotten out of shape. Been using Elevate Pro for about 3 years, and have noticed remarkable improvements in my writing and communication skills. Happy to say my writing skills have improved, even beyond the level they were at in college. That's mostly due to daily use of Elevate, though I keep looking for excuses to write, thanks to my greater enjoyment of such. My mental math skills have benefitted as well. The app is a pleasure to use, and the development behind it is exceptional. The training exercises are interesting, and enjoyable, and you can quickly sense your improvement. I've learned so much about words I knew from context, even though my understanding of their definition was off. I appreciate Elevate’s support, as well. Quick to respond, and helpful. Been meaning to leave a review. Thankful I've NEVER been nagged to do so. Elevate was named APP OF THE DAY, today, so here’s my review. Go ahead and start with the Free version. There's a LOT to it. You can subscribe to the Pro version, whenever you feel like it. You'll gain eve more helpful exercises. If your brain has been feeling rusty, or you just want to improve your skills, you've GOT to give it a try. Set a time to use it each day when your brain is most fresh, and make it a habit.
Loved it until I discovered shallow content
by XandrianM on 2018/12/26 06:40
I love it, except for there seems to be missing the Listening section which is shown in my iPhone widget section, which I would find really helpful. As was stated elsewhere, once you get to higher difficulty it still keeps the scores from when it was super easy, so you can only do “good”, can only proceed by 1 (up to 400, when it gets extremely difficult around 200) and never “excellent”, which is painstaking and poor design. Perhaps they are only marketing it for people who only use it for two weeks then quit? (Perhaps because the trial period doesn’t last that long). Cheap gimmick to make people cough up $9, which no app costs that much. I am quickly losing patience with what I thought was a game-changer, or “brain-changer”, but poor design makes it bog down quick, especially as it seems that after only 2 weeks I’m in the 92nd percentile in everything but math, where I’m almost to 98th percentile. This is indicative that people lose interest quick because of the poor level progression. I’m really bummed :( Developers: get it together!
Good, but not great
by storymill reviewer on 2018/02/11 14:48
I’m a fan of this app, and I just subscribed for the second year. I wasn’t planning on it, though, because as I progressed through the levels, I found the scoring system significantly lacking. What really annoys me about it is that as you progress, there’s no recognition for the increased difficulty. Meaning, I can get my high score in a game the first time I play it because it’s so easy, but it’s scored the EXACT SAME WAY when the stakes are raised! The difficulty setting is way way higher, so it’s virtually impossible to achieve a high score in any game beyond the beginning stages of playing it. You’re forever getting your 5th or 6th highest score, or worse, because the game is that much more difficult now. It ends up taking all the fun out playing, and is why I took like an 8 month break. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the games and do find them challenging, but it’s incredibly frustrating to get a high score when the difficulty setting is at Beginner and NEVER be able to touch it again! If they fix that, this app would be amazing!
A high-quality, fun, and beneficial app
by Jonnyson on 2018/12/08 20:31
I was skeptical at first when I downloaded Elevate; I thought it would be full of cheesy games that don’t actually exercise your brain functions. I was wrong. I purchased the pro version within a week and am extremely happy with my decision. Not only are the games a blast, I have certainly noticed a difference in my daily life after using Elevate daily for about a year. My math skills are more pronounced, I recognize significantly more errors in writing, my reading speed has increased, and I’ve expanded my vocabulary. In addition to Elevate’s games, it also provides a metic for your progress, the efficiency quotient. This allows you to keep track of your strengths and weaknesses. My good friend and I are both daily users, and frequently compare stats as a friendly competition. A great way to think critically and stay sharp. I highly recommend Elevate!
Good stuff
by jfhocs on 2019/08/19 10:40
I’ve been trying to decrease the amount of time that I spend on social media and have used this app as a replacement behavior. I moved my social media app to my last page and moved this one front and center. The games are fun and interesting. The only suggestion I would make is to not make every game expire with a timer but rather have a set number of questions to be completed and decrease the score further based on duration. This would allow the player to get maximum practice during that session but need for growth would still be documented based on incorrect answers and duration. The timer acts as a distraction at times and when completing lessons on things like brevity and language. I’m not sure it is necessary as one is rarely asked to do such activities for time. I see it’s use related to activities like mental math. Overall, great app keep up the good work.
Updated review, great customer service
by Blackboxissue987654321 on 2017/11/06 04:56
This was great until the update for apple x made it unusable for ios11 on my iphone 6s plus. Now i can’t even get the app to load, it just closes itself. Update- i emailed them and they pretty promptly responded that it needs to be in standard view instead of zoomed view to work and they have already sent an update into Apple to fix. Apple has to approve. So they at least have figured out the problem quickly and care to respond to users in a timely manner. So i changed my review to 4 stars. They lost a star due to the problem and needing more offline content (i’d give them a 4.5 or even 4.9 if i could)but their customer service is great! Update #2- They pushed the update through and even emailed to follow up so i’m again gonna change it to 5 stars because of their follow thru. Just please add more offline content.
Exercise for your brain...
by Frehley666 on 2017/10/12 21:22
I started with the free version and was hungry from more. Fortunately shortly after I had started using the app, they had a 45% off lifetime membership, I jumped on board with an offer like that. This is one of the best “brain exercise” apps that I’ve come across. In the full version there are several different types of brain teasers within each topic. I also like the ability to have it remind you to do your days training and like that it takes less than 10 mins to complete the 5 modules. I also find it very helpful that when you get something wrong, it pops up a little helper to explain an easy way to complete the problems...it is a fun little break in the day that wakes up my mind and I find that after doing my daily session I am revitalized when I get back to work. Great app, give it a try and see if you agree...
Best - Teaches real world skills
by AshleyZM on 2019/08/19 16:54
Instead of trying to increase skills like most games do, this one actually directly improves academic skills. For example, I didn’t realize that my use of commas isn’t horrible, but isn’t at the level I thought it was, which is embarrassing for the psychological educational psych reports I write. So, I’m practicing clicking where a comma should be inserted or removed (separate lessons). I’m also increasing my vocabulary by choosing synonyms. These are personal weaknesses of mine. There are a huge number of games targeting all kinds of academics. I’m really thrilled with this app. I’ve emailed the developers some recommendations and they reply quickly. Ha, I just used a brevity skill. I do constantly download competing apps, but definitely prefer this one. Gives a good amount of free games that you can use without being forced to do a trial first like some other ones I’ve downloaded (then risk begin charges if I forget to cancel). They do have a trial. All of the brain games are expensive, and I paid for Luminosity years ago. Which was good, but taught cognitive skills that don’t always generalize to real life use. Subscriptions for me are rare, but I bought this one. Definitely worth trying. Especially if you have kids with learning disabilities or who impulsively answer questions.
Very impressed
by is that.jeremy on 2019/03/11 17:49
One day I decided to look for an app that would help me become stronger in reading, writing, math, spelling, diction, memory recall, focus, and et cetera and this app is by far amazing. I enjoy the training session, the subtle reminders, the areas of growth the app collects, the apps design, and user interaction. You can play multiple games to a point but you’re still learning new things and stretching your yourself. I’m not sure if the app has the data depiction of your strengths in a graphic layout like “Peak” does because I’m still in the trial phase of the app but my hope is that they do have it and if not the app is still amazing. I do hope the app has that display; being able to see my growth in that way makes me wanna keep utilizing the app. Elevate if you’re able to incorporate that I’m all yours lol. 👌🏾 Don’t wait, try the app you’ll enjoy it!
Forget the update
by Mrjombi on 2018/08/18 19:10
This is a great set of puzzles which unlike other brain apps focuses on word usage. Three a day although you can play specific ones, at least with the paid version. I use this three days a week, it's fast and it's nice to see progress. My complaint is with the last update. It mentioned additional stats added to the start of each game. In past experience that has usually meant to me how I stack up against other users. Wrong. It simply presents a page with my own game stats, which I could check already on the old version. Worse yet, it now slows down getting to each game! In the old version after you played a puzzle, it automatically went to the next one. Now you have to sit through this stats page while it loads and then hit the play button! That stinks. I recommend removing that feature next time around to speed the app up.
Wow, a genuinely educational type game
by Falintothesun on 2018/06/20 02:07
This is unlike the other brain games I’ve played before. This game is actually more like having a tutor and I’m only on the free version (I really want the paid one though). Unlike other brain/memory flexing games, this one tells you HOW to do what it’s suggesting, like an actual person would. Having trouble at math? Multiply the largest number by 2 and then divide by 10 to figure out division by 5 (yes I’m bad at mental division). Having trouble speed reading? The game tells you why it is difficult and what to do to get better at it too. The words feel like they are just flashing before my face with no coherency but I’m able to still give right answers. There are no distracting ads, no distracting music, and no distracting graphics. They are elegant but simple and the app itself works really well.
Better than Lumosity in my opinion.
by IllllllllllllIIIlIl on 2018/09/10 04:16
I feel like Lumosity just makes you play games they don’t really power increase what my real goals are. I’d say elevate is a much better ap In the sense that it actually helps those muscle memory for math and English and as you play you can tell your actual getting better and faster. Only con to this ap is the options for payment. I think the should allow you to slowly buy the games one by one.I’ve only seen 3 different payment options. And the lifetime option seems by far the best. If you plan on playing more than a month. Sadly dropping 100 bucks on the spot isn’t always the easiest for someone. So if people could slowly buy the games till they reached that level of life time pro that would be perfect for the consumer.
Good but not perfect.
by Yashualangeman on 2018/12/26 15:43
I’m color blind. If you had a color that signified a correct an set every time that would be great. Gold for each correct answer? When it’s a different color each time I’m not sure if I got the answer correct or not. Also if I’m really not progressing on something there needs to be a remedial component. I’m advanced in writing and reading (who knew) but my math skills are floundering. I need a division course because I can’t with that game if my life depended on it. Maybe flash cards to look at after the game? Also flash cards for the words you didn’t get right so you can better understand the definition/spelling/synonyms. Conclusion: Correct answers need a certain color, and incorrect answers need a different color, every time in every game. The games are fun but I’m not sure I’m learning anything if there’s no remedial work on the parts where I’m struggling.
Great games
by Shutterbug9786 on 2018/06/29 02:19
The games are great. I enjoyed my two-week free trial of the pro version enough that I opted to buy a yearly subscription. I tried the free version for a few days after the trial ended, but it only gave you access to the three games per day that they chose for your training routine, which may or may not be games that you enjoy or find helpful, and it only let you play each game three times each day. The variety of games that you get with the pro subscription plus the access to study materials definitely makes it worth it. I do wish that some of the games made it easier for me to learn from my mistakes in the moment instead of having to wait for the review at the end of the week. It would also be helpful if I could use the app in both portrait and landscape mode since I use it on both my phone and my iPad.
Writing to say thank you
by JayShug on 2018/02/09 12:36
Still think this is a great app, but is possible to add a phonics game of some sort. I know a lot of adult struggle with reading and spelling and think this would really help. There are many Brain games out there, but this one by far is the most superior to me. Not only does it have games to help increase your skills, but they have interesting subjects to learn about. I often find myself paying more attention because the article during the game was so good. Plus they give tips for you to become better at the game. Thanks to the people at elevate I’m way better at calculating percentages. Still haven’t got the subtraction tip.....but maybe it click one day. Thanks again to all the people who work on the app. I appreciate your dedication.
Pretty Good
by Unicorn Cat Lover on 2018/08/31 18:21
This game is pretty good. I really like how it gives you reminders that tell you to complete your training sessions and you never miss a day. I like most of the games. The have helped me with stamina, speech, and thinking. The only thing that I don’t like are the games when you have to listen. Sometimes these games are okay but other times you can’t ding a quiet place to do them. Also it is hard to remember all the details they are giving you along with the information you need to remember. I also don’t like the fact that they don’t give you many hints when you either run out of lives or you mess up on something. The main thing that I really like is how they show the levels of the games you play so you can get a sense of how hard the games are that you are about to play. Overall this game is pretty good but there is just some things that they could fix.
Great app to sharpen mental skills
by Psych np on 2019/09/27 17:36
After utilizing this app for over a month I find myself paying more attention to not only my reading, writing, and math skills, but also noting errors in the world around me. To date, I can’t say that it has helped my memory as I still struggle with word-finding difficulty. However, I notice I pay better attention to others’ use of adjectives. I am less likely to lazily pick up my calculator as I improve my math estimation skills. My only complaint is that there seems to be no way to provide feedback when finding an error within the app. For example, one game asks the player to decide if a word or phrase is valid or an error. I received an error when I said the phrase ”well read” was incorrect. It's not a big deal, but it should read, ”well-read”. Still worth the time I'm spending.
Real World Learning
by minstrelgirl457 on 2017/11/17 12:53
This is the best brain training app I have found - and I have only used the free version! With its real world problems ranging from common mental calculations, to proper grammar and punctuation, to focus exercises and more; this is a worthwhile game for anyone to play. The paid version is subscription based, rather than a one-time fee. This could discourage buyers, as the app isn't "yours forever." However, that kind of payment is very understandable in this case, considering the new puzzles, audio clips, and articles that must be added to avoid repeating the material. I highly recommend this app to those of all skill levels. It will stretch and challenge you. Whether you are an avid learner in school, or an adult striving to continue learning every day, Elevate is for you.
This is Amazing
by ArabellaMH on 2019/03/05 23:57
As a young person in today’s society, my attention is constantly being drawn from one place to another, but I still manage to do my daily elevate. I believe I’m on a 58 day streak, and I’ve only had it 58 days. I find myself using it in everyday life. Like when I was texting someone, I was about to say “I personally don’t think that’s necessary,” but took out “personally” to make my point more concise. I also find myself using some of the math skills in everyday life, and I love how it sharpens up your brain. I’ve tried learning games before, and always delete them after a day or two, but this one is different. It’s fine tuned, it’s simple, it’s fun, and engaging. It’s something I choose to do, and it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Pretty, but design over function.
by Kisukat on 2018/04/23 11:02
The game is nice and I enjoy it. I feel like with a lot of the games they got carried away with design aesthetics, which are very nice indeed, and forget how they will impact the actual function of the brain game itself. Overall, 3 stars. 5for the graphics, though. if the game were purely for fun’s sake, I’d give it more. Not worth paying the prices they charge when the graphics/UI impair my outcome on certain activities. For example, the speed reading exercise gives you single words at a time and each word is centrally located, requiring your eyes to stay centered, but other speed reading exercises I’ve done require your eyes to move across a sentence quickly before that sentence disappears, replaced by another, which feels more organic and natural, since it’s how we actually read. There are other examples, but this one bugged me the most.
Intervening variables
by meir34 on 2019/02/05 16:24
I am an 84-year-old retired man living in an assisted living facility. My reactions are fast but my fingers are shaky and the keyboard on my little iPhone 6s is tiny. Many correct answers and speed bonuses Are functions of the size of the keyboard i.e. ,the size of the cell phone, And or shakiness of the hand of the participant, and I can name several other variables similarly age-related. And the ones where you have to tap on small boxes on the bottom to raise or lower the amount you want, I find myself getting all the correct answers yet unable to direct my finger to the small boxes. It’s easier to press a large rectangle with the correct answer possibilities then to work with those tiny boxes, especially for one my age. For the same reasons I am dictating this using Siri and I think I’ve caught most of our mistakes but not all of them. Please excuse any egregious errors meir34
Fantastic way to stay sharp
by Jccamargo on 2019/11/10 17:40
I rarely write app reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this app because it is that good. I bumped into this app while searching for cool apps to download for my new iPad. I was looking for a quick way to work on my skills and this app hit the spot. The daily exercises take less than 10 mins to complete and test your qualitative and quantitative abilities. The interface is fun and intuitive as well. I built a habit and can conclude that using the app has strengthened my skills. I give the app 4 stars because some of the backend parts of the experience could be improved. For example, the progress sync is sporadic at best and the app crashed as times. I use the app on my phone and my iPad, so progress sync is a must because, as a toddler’s parent, my usage is unpredictable at best.
Great at first; quickly gets old
by mikeyvama on 2018/01/13 23:53
I loved this app when I first got it. It was an enjoyable way to enhance basic skills. But there is not enough diversity in the games and they do not add new content often enough. In particular the listening and speaking components get old fast. There are only 5 games I’m one, six in the other, so it takes longer to advance in these categories, and the texts will repeat. Scoring is often off. I get a high score, but then see +0 points. There should also be consistency in design. For example, in one math games you submit your answer with a small button at the bottom of the onscreen number pad. In another you type then click on your answer. I am currently constantly getting them mixed up. In brief, more games are needed in some categories, or at least more frequent updates to content.
Great way to keep your mind sharp!
by Good-lafs on 2019/04/14 08:29
I love the games on various math, reading, vocabulary, writing and more. It's worth the annual fee as I have been mentally calculating percentages and basic math in my head after using this app daily. I have relied so heavily on calcators most of my life that adding three digits and basic multiplication had become a challenge. Plus I've realized how bad my spelling has become since auto correct fixes most of my mistakes. I'm so grateful someone finally created this app! I feel that technology has actually dumbed down society in a way that we constantly reach for our phones to do everything for us. Now I can open this app on my phone to "elevate" my mind with games that are fun and educational. Thank you!!
Very surprised at how good this was
by JJP400 on 2019/11/08 11:43
I used several brain training apps when they first started appearing a few years ago, and they were usually underwhelming. But Elevate is awesome. It targets a whole lot of specific, useful skills and gives immediate feedback. I really want to purchase the full app when my free trial runs out. I love playing it because I can feel my language skills and writing improve with each game, as well as my math. I would say I’m addicted, but usually I get addicted to games that I feel bad about playing once I’m done, but I never regret a long session on Elevate (and if you only have a few minutes a day, the daily group of exercises they recommend are probably the biggest bang for your buck).
Love this App
by Citikat on 2019/07/01 16:46
I have done other memory games but this is the very best. In other games, I would find myself getting frustrated as the difficulty progressed too rapidly, and I would eventually stop using it. This one has such a great variety of categories and subcategories that it keeps it interesting and fun, while improving skills. I can feel the improvement in myself. A note to the developers. With the latest version of iPhone XS, swiping up closes the app. A prime example is the swiping up in the Math estimation exercise, when increasing my speed of selection, it closes with the exercise. A slight upgrade would be a good fix for this exercise and others that require swiping up.
Solid app focused of training practical skills
by reece_person on 2018/08/19 18:11
It definitely functions well at training some ver fundamental and important skills into you. However there are a couple small things that bother me. First off the initial test used for initial placement is very short and locks you into a difficultly level that you can’t quickly move out of. In my case I missed a couple initial questions because I had never used the app and didn’t quite understand the structure of the questions or how the interface works. As a result I’m forced to start at a difficulty level that I feel is a bit to easy. With the max difficulty you can go up in a game set at 5 levels out of 400, I’m getting top marks over and over on low difficulty levels and I’m barely moving up.
Ripped off and extremely mad
by Hdavis2930 on 2018/08/28 16:32
I downloaded the app and was taking advantage of the 7 day free trial. After the trial was over I received no kind of notification as to the fact that I was going to be charged. The monthly fee was $7.99, and the yearly subscription was $35. Not only did they charge me for the yearly subscription without me choosing that option, They charged me for the first month separately. So now I owe almost $45 for an app that I deleted a few days after downloading. Now I am not too familiar with the ins and outs of iPhone so I was not aware that I had to go into my AppleID to actually cancel my subscription. Not only that but to view your Apple ID on your phone you have to have a Wi-Fi connection it will not work on data. So now I’m stuck paying this $45 for an app that I didn’t keep for more than the free trial. Very disappointed and I will be contacting the BBB for false advertising because of the amount of the charge.
Great app. Still waiting for Mindsnacks.
by Steven Porrello on 2019/07/14 17:55
You guys have done it again: you’ve made an app that’s fun and educational. I only wish you would revisit your language learning apps, Mindsnacks. Those were by far the BEST language learning apps that App Store had to offer (Duolingo and Babbel have nothing compared to them). I know it would require a heavy lift from your team, but trust me: if you advertised them on Elevate, like “more from our team,” you would have an empire of educational apps. Every month I check the App Store to see if you’ve updated them. Please please please do it for those of us who want to learn Japanese and Chinese but hate the boring tedious apps that only focus on grammar !
Childish Business for the Modern Era, pt. 1
by TheRealMarioiraMlaeRehT on 2018/01/01 00:15
Giving two stars to this app because it was unreasonably hard to cancel my subscription. I mean, seriously? Is that how you’re going to keep the fish in your net? I didn’t even use this app much and thought the app was reasonably effective at what it’s advertised for. I also felt that it was so despicable that I had to waste 15 minutes of my time trying to figure out how to not give this company my money. And that is surely by design. I refuse to support a company that plays bs games like this. Sorry. Im absolutely certain that there is a way to incorporate cancelling the subscription from within the app without wasting people’s lives. Feels like childish neediness. But then again, that’s how most companies operate today: like children throwing a fit wondering how in the world you’ve decided to stop giving them your business. Peace.
Improved math abilities
by Voicerocking on 2018/10/27 18:43
I’ve been using Elevate for about a year and I have noticed real improvements in my math abilities since I began training. Matt has always been a week point for me and I’ve noticed that I can add, subtract, divide, and calculate percentages faster and more accurately in my head instead of needing pen/paper or a calculator. It helps with budgeting for sure. Reading and writing have always been strong subjects for me so I haven’t seen much change there, but it’s been worth it just for the improvements in my math. I have the free version and would like to see more games made available but I would still recommend the app to a friend.
All good except
by Naviculus on 2018/04/10 07:28
I like all the games and do well in most, except the one to recall faces and names. I feel this one game is poorly designed because there is simply no way to slow down the introductions enough in order to mentally solidify the associations, so they go by and I remember none of them by the end. I basically never improve in this one game, even though I play this one more than any of the others due to my relatively low score. I find this extremely frustrating. I wish the game would slow down the introductions at lower levels and speed up at higher levels, or allow the user to pause them. Others may not find this off-putting. I just have a particularly bad memory for names. 5 stars for everything else. 1 star for the faces/names game.
Variety of Challenges
by JipsyJudy on 2018/09/05 14:56
This app offers a good variety of challenges, but it also produces a small number of counter-productive frustrations. Here are a couple of examples. In some of the word-matching challenges, the “correct answer” occasionally matches an adjective and a noun, or vice-versa. Also in the equivalence tests for fractions, it presents options for matches where, if you’ve forgotten (since the last time you were presented with that test) which color in a pie chart represented a null cell and which one represented a positive cell, you might be tricked into selecting a pie chart that represents 3/4 because you thought it represented 1/4. As a former instructional technologist, I despise these kinds of misrepresentations. When a user makes mistakes due to designer sloppiness, the app is simply aggravating the user instead if training the user.
UNETHICAL
by MericanBear on 2018/12/19 04:07
Be sure to know if you do not cancel the “free” 14 day trial that you will automatically be billed a FULL YEAR SUBSCRIPTION costing $40 dollars without any warning but the fine print at the bottom of initial prompt. Luckily I hit the “X” but I was still uncertain whether I would be charged and wasted 20 minutes of my life digging for answers through reviews and developer feedback. In those 20 minutes I read numerous accounts of people being billed because of the misleading way this company presents its free trial offer. Of course it isn’t illegal but it is extremely unethical and scandalous From what I experienced it looked like a great game and I’m sure it helps many people. The one star rating is for the less tech savvy people that are being mislead into a subscription because of the shady way this company presents its trial offer. I will be deleting the free version as well because I refuse to support this company.
Love this game!!
by KTrose86 on 2019/08/08 23:52
I try to play every day, and it’s one of the few I think is worth a subscription (at least for the year), but I really dislike the subscription model, and don’t plan to renew unless there’s some new stuff to explore between now and renew time. Most of the games really seem to help me get better at those skills (vocab practice, quick calculations, mastering colon/semicolon usage, etc), but a game to help learn some NEW advanced vocab would be great! I’m disappointed there’s no way to contact support, and that the support section (FAQ and troubleshooting) on the site is so sparse. I think I’ve run into a bug (can’t get “scribe” achievement even though all writing difficulties are over 200), but can’t find anywhere to report it. It’s frustrating that there isn’t even a support email address given anywhere. Elevate is still the best app of it’s kind that I’ve found, and I really recommend it. I’m still improving after months of playing, including new high scores just about every day! Would love the option to purchase so I can keep playing after the year ($40 is ridiculous enough for an app...there’s no way in hell I’d ever pay 80. Are you kidding?!)
One of the best
by #EpicParty on 2017/10/16 22:45
I’ve tried a handful of brain training apps and exercises, as I feel I’m never good enough. Very few have actually helped, and the ones that did got boring after the first few exercises. But this app really does top all the others. It has training in many different categories, and rewards you with new levels of exercises as you go along. If you decide to replay a category, every question is different so you never really get bored. Nice layout, too. I would strongly recommend Elevate to anyone who has trouble with memory, reading, etc. If Pro was a bit cheaper, I would buy it immediately.
Excellent brain training game (mostly) UPDATED
by Krivbeknih on 2019/09/04 14:52
I really love this app, and have used it nearly everyday for the last couple years. I actually feel like it does make a difference, and helps keep my brain fresh and spry. My biggest complaint is the lack of new content. When was the last time the devs released a new game? Or an overhaul of the points system? Little things like that, that leave you wanting more. Also, there are several very minor errors in the game, that have been there for a LONG time. Even through many app updates, the errors are still there (“Let’s see you how you did” in relation to the Adjective Recall game has been there for a long time.) I’m a premium subscriber, and it was worth the money that I bought it at ($18 on sale). I personally wouldn’t pay much more than that. Thanks for the great app! However, it’s becoming a little stale and old. Can we get some new content or something? And right after I complained about no new content, they release a new game! I’d like some more new content but I also know now to look a gift horse in the mouth! Thank you!
I only use the free version
by blossom_culp on 2017/09/28 13:05
If you use the free version, you get three games to play a day. These games vary from lessons helping you with spelling, listening, math (division, percentages, estimation), punctuation, and memory. However, you do get to tailor it to your own needs. So, I get fewer math games than language because I didn't want a bunch of math lessons! There are a few games that I like better than others, of course, but even the math games that I don't enjoy so much (Discounting, I'm looking at you!), have helped me. I can tell that I am better at doing division and percentages more quickly. Not sure if it's helped much with listening skills... Overall, pretty fun and doesn't take too long.
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