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Elevate - Brain Training Games

Elevate - Brain Training Games

Elevate Labs

Sharpen mental skills with 35+ games—Google's Editors' Choice for brain training

4.7 Ratings 747K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Like to compete against yourself and see your wits improve in a matter of 3 days? This is for you. It covers your skills in a range of brain teasers. It's a great game to play in a line at the store as its a series of mini games that get increasingly difficult as you improve.
    img by Alan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Elevate is an app that is designed for brain training. The app can work for everyone of all ages. It helps you stay sharp, build confidence, and boost productivity.
    img by Steve
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Train your brain in a gamified way on 5 subjects; listening, writing, speaking, and math. Exercises become harder the more you play, so test your brain and increase practical skills.
    img by Pamela
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re 17 or 18 and you’re a senior in high school you want to make sure that you pass. This app is a lot of fun and you can keep playing it as an adult.
    img by Tiala
    7 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. A personalized brain training program designed to help elevate your critical thinking skills in just minutes a day
    2. Includes 35+ games to develop critical cognitive skills: focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension
    3. Selected by Google as an Editors’ Choice app and downloaded more than 15 million times worldwide

    Reviewed by Kaylin on December 27, 2018

  • Could you please add the answer results for math? Apr 29, 2021

    By PortalPuzzle
    I’m really liking these quizzes so far, but I’m very rusty on math, and I would like to see a summary of what I got right and wrong on the math quizzes, and I’ve noticed barely any of them do that. I take screenshots of the end results sometimes so I can go over them more meticulously and replicate how I got them correct or how to get them correct next time. I know some of these quizzes are new and still developing, but it would be really awesome if that was made possible in the near future. If I didn’t have so little money, I’d definitely be keeping the subscription, but unfortunately I’ll have to just enjoy the trial while I can. Hopefully the free version isn’t too lacking, because this is really what I needed to help my brain get thinking again. (I had to re-learn long multiplication for one of those math quizzes, and re-figure decimals. Even I find this weird, but I’m actually excited about that. Finding the chance to reabsorb knowledge on my own terms and time has really made me remember that I actually love learning— I just hate the typical structure lol.) I hope sometime in the future I have more money to spare and can resubscribe, this is the sort of exercise that actually seems like exercise, it’s not just flashing colors and games, it’s not just dull work, it’s a nice mix, with colors and aesthetics to keep you focused and actual required focus and problem-solving required.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By UndulatingOlive
    While the app is good, the price is hefty for what you get which seems not to move outside its wheelhouse, while i struggle with and at the same time enjoy the word and basic math games provided, a few visual puzzles would be a nice change in the paid version, another way other think, to flex the brain. What you do now is great, this is what I've found lacking in other brain apps I've played, thankyou for this game.
  • Brain training that actually helps Oct 15, 2019

    By DavidSights
    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.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Amy King
    I didn't think I needed any improvements in writing, reading or being able to retain read information, but I knew that I could definitely use help with math. It turns out that I was able to improve in ALL of these areas in just a few days, and I know I will get even better. My sister recommended this app to me and she swears by it. She said she now has the confidence to obtain her GED. This app has the ability to continue to continue improvement in all areas.
  • Worth The Download & Subscription Feb 3, 2019

    By Seuka
    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.
  • Could you please add the answer results for math? Apr 29, 2021

    By PortalPuzzle
    I’m really liking these quizzes so far, but I’m very rusty on math, and I would like to see a summary of what I got right and wrong on the math quizzes, and I’ve noticed barely any of them do that. I take screenshots of the end results sometimes so I can go over them more meticulously and replicate how I got them correct or how to get them correct next time. I know some of these quizzes are new and still developing, but it would be really awesome if that was made possible in the near future. If I didn’t have so little money, I’d definitely be keeping the subscription, but unfortunately I’ll have to just enjoy the trial while I can. Hopefully the free version isn’t too lacking, because this is really what I needed to help my brain get thinking again. (I had to re-learn long multiplication for one of those math quizzes, and re-figure decimals. Even I find this weird, but I’m actually excited about that. Finding the chance to reabsorb knowledge on my own terms and time has really made me remember that I actually love learning— I just hate the typical structure lol.) I hope sometime in the future I have more money to spare and can resubscribe, this is the sort of exercise that actually seems like exercise, it’s not just flashing colors and games, it’s not just dull work, it’s a nice mix, with colors and aesthetics to keep you focused and actual required focus and problem-solving required.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By UndulatingOlive
    While the app is good, the price is hefty for what you get which seems not to move outside its wheelhouse, while i struggle with and at the same time enjoy the word and basic math games provided, a few visual puzzles would be a nice change in the paid version, another way other think, to flex the brain. What you do now is great, this is what I've found lacking in other brain apps I've played, thankyou for this game.
  • Brain training that actually helps Oct 15, 2019

    By DavidSights
    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.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Amy King
    I didn't think I needed any improvements in writing, reading or being able to retain read information, but I knew that I could definitely use help with math. It turns out that I was able to improve in ALL of these areas in just a few days, and I know I will get even better. My sister recommended this app to me and she swears by it. She said she now has the confidence to obtain her GED. This app has the ability to continue to continue improvement in all areas.
  • Worth The Download & Subscription Feb 3, 2019

    By Seuka
    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.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By PercyJacksonLover Nico
    This is an excellent app. I have learned so many new word I never learned before. The 40 dollars a year is so worth it for all the features you get. Another thing I love about this app, is that even in the free version, there is no deceptive adds, just workouts and games. After you buy the premium version, there are no more popups asking you to buy things, like some other apps do. This isn't like other apps that claim to help you learn, this will actually help, and I totally recommend it.
  • Too little free content May 29, 2021

    By Dreikken76
    While I thoroughly enjoy this app and the challenges, I am left feeling sad at the limit of content available to those whom cannot afford the monthly or annual fee to completely unlock the app. When I had use of the free trial unlocking I found myself diving in and wanting to do more and more activities of those where I seemed weakest. I felt as if I were actually making progress in strengthening those areas. However now the trial has run its course I am limited to only three daily training activities randomly chosen by the app. Unfortunately so far those activities have mostly been in my strongest subjects so I’ve found myself growing bored and utilizing the app less and less. Seeing as how this is an “educational” app as stated in the ads presented between each free activity I would think that you could reap enough revenue through such type ads as to offer more free content. I know I would be willing to watch ads to be able to access some more of what I was able to when I had the free trial. All in all it is definitely an enjoyable app, especially if you can afford the unlocking fee. If not, you’ll probably bore out easily and eventually remove the app due to lack of access to resources.
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Angeline Reyes
    Just been using the app for 3 days now. It provides lessons as tips whenever I got an incorrect answer. The app also provides level of difficulty per category depending on how I answer. Lastly, it also gives my progress. I just hope I could go back to other categories that I took the other day. Overall, it's a good app for brain training.
  • Exactly what I needed! May 4, 2021

    By Treesbug
    Over the past couple of years, I found myself not being able to remember things very well for very long, even if I’d just read, heard it from a video or or even a conversation. I’ve always had a great memory so it was really bothering me. When trying to find a way to help myself, I was particularly interested in finding memory type comprehension activities. I searched the APP Store for “brain games” and found Elevate. I downloaded the free trial for 7 days as have been pleasantly surprised that I found exactly what I had wanted to find. It’s been helpful not just in reading, but keeping sharp in math (estimations, percentages, even tipping) as well as writing, diction, vocabulary and so many others. It’s all based on current skill level, the games are fun and in each ‘daily workout’ that it puts together for you, it gives great feedback. It keeps me challenged when it sees that my scores are increasing in each category. I’m hooked. I’m enjoying the daily exercises and look forward to seeing my progress. Membership for the year is well worth it and affordable. I can’t wait to see how much I’ve improved by this time next year.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Alivia Harvel
    I have only been using Elevate for a few days, but that alone is saying something. I get bored with apps pretty quickly, but this one has kept my interest. It has cool graphics and sound effects that contribute to the experience. I really enjoy how they have a planned workout for you everyday, but you can also go play as many of their games as you would like. They have a lot of really great features!
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Jayden Jones
    Pretty well made however, that price!!! That's waaayy too expensive!!! Why make it only accessible to a few people when you can make it $2 and make it accessible to everyone!!??
  • Loved it until I discovered shallow content Dec 26, 2018

    By XandrianM
    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!
  • Ok for brain stretching. Dec 2, 2020

    By Sissy-PollyPat
    I don’t know about other people but I don’t need any more pressure or stress in my life. All aspects of this game are timed. I actually had a panic attack in the middle of one of the math tests. Reminded me of being bullied at school. They are constantly notifying me about something I missed or if I have to skip a day. It’s like paying a computer app to nag me. I’m going to keep at this game out of a determination to finish what I started plus they’ve already charged me for a year. But, once the year is over....I AM DONE! Second comment: after almost a month, my family now thinks once the television/radio/music is off, I’m free for them to come in and destroy any chance I have at finishing one of the tests within the time frame given. ADDED STRESS. IM SO FRUSTRATED. I want to give up, quit, shut down whatever. If you want to play, remember 3 things: 1) everything is timed. 2) you must remember the rules for each game, and last but not least 3) leave home for the time the tests take. Good luck with finding the space to do this. This is no longer entertaining.
  • PROBLEM!!!! EPQ points not adding to math! Jan 24, 2020

    By judielee
    I have emailed about this! No response! I loved this app. I am getting close to 99.9% in every category. But now every time I take a test and it gives me 2, 3 , or 4 pts, it does not add to my present score. On top of that, yesterday my score went DOWN!!!! I paid for a year in advance. I generally love this app. It now I am so aggravated. There is also a spot on the app where we can let you know if something is graded incorrectly. It constantly throws out “minute” as a synonym for tiny or small. I emailed but no response. I can avoid writing minute. But I want to get all top scores! Not giving me the scores I earn and deducting them after the fact for no reason is INFURIATING! I just checked. The points are not adding to all categories since I got to master. When they are added, they are incomplete. For instance, if I should get 4 points, it gives me none or maybe 1. I paid for a whole year in advance. I advise those who are interested in this app to beware, or to at least pay month by month. I REGRET PAYING FOR A YEAR WHEN I AM HAVING THESE PROBLEMS AFTER ONLY 2 MONTHS! HELPPPP!!!!
  • Game design flaw Jul 23, 2020

    By dchen73
    The game Processing has a major design flaw that makes it inaccurately measure ones ability. Instead of having a timer countdown, it has a lives system. A lives system makes the amount of learning received and results heavily dependent on when an question was answered incorrectly rather than the percentage and number of correct answers. The questions also have only 2 answers, making it highly luck dependent. To make matters worse, it is combined with an endpoint that is required to get a non zero score. This makes it impossible to have a score below 3000 measured making beginners unable to see visible progress until they break the threshold, which results in stress instead of satisfaction. By having a score that is always above 3000 and dependent on when rather than how many answers are correct, and having only 2 answer choices, the game Processing measures a person’s luck, not skill. This review itself is my Elevate brain training for today, and probably the final one.
  • Difficult Sep 19, 2020

    By Chief_F3RB
    I used to love Elevate and doing the daily games, it felt like I was actually getting better. The longer I used it, the quicker this wore out. At the beginning, the games were easy to understand. As time went on, the difficulty went up (which made sense). Unfortunately, it does not give you all the tools to help you succeed when you’re difficulty keeps rising - you just have to start guessing. It doesn’t give me run down of the things I’m going to see to help me prepare in advance. The studying isn’t much help either; I tried looking at solving large multiplication problems and it made no sense to me, there was very little explanation on how I break down the problem, so I didn’t know how to break down problems. The longer you play the games, the more pressure is on you to keep up your high score - while also mastering content you may not fully understand. Overall, the app has its heart in the right place, but I feel like it’s impossible to get anywhere with it.
  • Ripped off and extremely mad Aug 28, 2018

    By Hdavis2930
    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.
  • Childish Business for the Modern Era, pt. 1 Jan 1, 2018

    By TheRealMarioiraMlaeRehT
    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.
  • img Community
    Like to compete against yourself and see your wits improve in a matter of 3 days? This is for you. It covers your skills in a range of brain teasers. It's a great game to play in a line at the store as its a series of mini games that get increasingly difficult as you improve.
    img by Alan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Elevate is an app that is designed for brain training. The app can work for everyone of all ages. It helps you stay sharp, build confidence, and boost productivity.
    img by Steve
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Train your brain in a gamified way on 5 subjects; listening, writing, speaking, and math. Exercises become harder the more you play, so test your brain and increase practical skills.
    img by Pamela
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re 17 or 18 and you’re a senior in high school you want to make sure that you pass. This app is a lot of fun and you can keep playing it as an adult.
    img by Tiala
    7 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. A personalized brain training program designed to help elevate your critical thinking skills in just minutes a day
    2. Includes 35+ games to develop critical cognitive skills: focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension
    3. Selected by Google as an Editors’ Choice app and downloaded more than 15 million times worldwide

    Reviewed by Kaylin on December 27, 2018

  • Could you please add the answer results for math? Apr 29, 2021

    By PortalPuzzle
    I’m really liking these quizzes so far, but I’m very rusty on math, and I would like to see a summary of what I got right and wrong on the math quizzes, and I’ve noticed barely any of them do that. I take screenshots of the end results sometimes so I can go over them more meticulously and replicate how I got them correct or how to get them correct next time. I know some of these quizzes are new and still developing, but it would be really awesome if that was made possible in the near future. If I didn’t have so little money, I’d definitely be keeping the subscription, but unfortunately I’ll have to just enjoy the trial while I can. Hopefully the free version isn’t too lacking, because this is really what I needed to help my brain get thinking again. (I had to re-learn long multiplication for one of those math quizzes, and re-figure decimals. Even I find this weird, but I’m actually excited about that. Finding the chance to reabsorb knowledge on my own terms and time has really made me remember that I actually love learning— I just hate the typical structure lol.) I hope sometime in the future I have more money to spare and can resubscribe, this is the sort of exercise that actually seems like exercise, it’s not just flashing colors and games, it’s not just dull work, it’s a nice mix, with colors and aesthetics to keep you focused and actual required focus and problem-solving required.
  • Brain training that actually helps Oct 15, 2019

    By DavidSights
    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.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Amy King
    I didn't think I needed any improvements in writing, reading or being able to retain read information, but I knew that I could definitely use help with math. It turns out that I was able to improve in ALL of these areas in just a few days, and I know I will get even better. My sister recommended this app to me and she swears by it. She said she now has the confidence to obtain her GED. This app has the ability to continue to continue improvement in all areas.
  • Worth The Download & Subscription Feb 3, 2019

    By Seuka
    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.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By PercyJacksonLover Nico
    This is an excellent app. I have learned so many new word I never learned before. The 40 dollars a year is so worth it for all the features you get. Another thing I love about this app, is that even in the free version, there is no deceptive adds, just workouts and games. After you buy the premium version, there are no more popups asking you to buy things, like some other apps do. This isn't like other apps that claim to help you learn, this will actually help, and I totally recommend it.
  • Too little free content May 29, 2021

    By Dreikken76
    While I thoroughly enjoy this app and the challenges, I am left feeling sad at the limit of content available to those whom cannot afford the monthly or annual fee to completely unlock the app. When I had use of the free trial unlocking I found myself diving in and wanting to do more and more activities of those where I seemed weakest. I felt as if I were actually making progress in strengthening those areas. However now the trial has run its course I am limited to only three daily training activities randomly chosen by the app. Unfortunately so far those activities have mostly been in my strongest subjects so I’ve found myself growing bored and utilizing the app less and less. Seeing as how this is an “educational” app as stated in the ads presented between each free activity I would think that you could reap enough revenue through such type ads as to offer more free content. I know I would be willing to watch ads to be able to access some more of what I was able to when I had the free trial. All in all it is definitely an enjoyable app, especially if you can afford the unlocking fee. If not, you’ll probably bore out easily and eventually remove the app due to lack of access to resources.
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Angeline Reyes
    Just been using the app for 3 days now. It provides lessons as tips whenever I got an incorrect answer. The app also provides level of difficulty per category depending on how I answer. Lastly, it also gives my progress. I just hope I could go back to other categories that I took the other day. Overall, it's a good app for brain training.
  • Exactly what I needed! May 4, 2021

    By Treesbug
    Over the past couple of years, I found myself not being able to remember things very well for very long, even if I’d just read, heard it from a video or or even a conversation. I’ve always had a great memory so it was really bothering me. When trying to find a way to help myself, I was particularly interested in finding memory type comprehension activities. I searched the APP Store for “brain games” and found Elevate. I downloaded the free trial for 7 days as have been pleasantly surprised that I found exactly what I had wanted to find. It’s been helpful not just in reading, but keeping sharp in math (estimations, percentages, even tipping) as well as writing, diction, vocabulary and so many others. It’s all based on current skill level, the games are fun and in each ‘daily workout’ that it puts together for you, it gives great feedback. It keeps me challenged when it sees that my scores are increasing in each category. I’m hooked. I’m enjoying the daily exercises and look forward to seeing my progress. Membership for the year is well worth it and affordable. I can’t wait to see how much I’ve improved by this time next year.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Alivia Harvel
    I have only been using Elevate for a few days, but that alone is saying something. I get bored with apps pretty quickly, but this one has kept my interest. It has cool graphics and sound effects that contribute to the experience. I really enjoy how they have a planned workout for you everyday, but you can also go play as many of their games as you would like. They have a lot of really great features!
  • Fun training, valuable skills Aug 10, 2018

    By MSOE BioE
    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
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Lori McNamara
    I enjoy the games in this app, however they could broaden things beyond just communicating and math. They send too many emails I feel, but I am getting to use their product free, so. But still, other free products don't send quite so many.
  • Needs upgrading Feb 26, 2020

    By heynay
    I first liked the app and tried the free version for some time. I liked the regular practice and decided to purchase when there was a big sale. However I feel once I have purchased that I don’t get any more benefits than I did with the free version. The games aren’t that much more diverse.. it tends to pick the same games for me continually and rarely do I get new ones. I feel there are some features that make the practice feel less like it’s trying to train you, teach you, help understand things better, and more focused on completing the game and passing. For instance there are some games that don’t tell me what the correct answer should have been if I got it wrong. Or if you run out of time, I would like to know the answer to what I was working on. Sometimes if I do not pass on the first try, the second try is much easier or doesn’t seem equivalent levels, just so that I pass instead of being challenged. Some games have such a time pressure that your mind can make shortcuts just to guess the right answer instead of knowing why it’s correct. The reviews only will go over 2 mistakes... Yea. I feel there could be more to make a paying contributor feel like they get more out of the training
  • Age Rating Says 4 and Up But App Says 13 and up Nov 18, 2020

    By Me_the_person:)
    I downloaded this app after seeing a couple of ads on it on my phone. But the age rating is wrong. I put in my real age because I am not the type of person who lies about their age to get access to apps and it said that no one under the age of 13 can sign up or play the app. Could you please make it so that as long as you are 4 and up like it says on the age rating on Apple App Store you can use the app? I just want to be able to learn and enjoy this app like all of these other people have. This app can really help kids like me with their education and if you take the time to make it available to kids younger than 13 the results will be amazing. If you guys are worried about it being too hard for kids it might be hard for some but many kids my age are super smart for their age. My reading level is 10th grader. And believe me I am NOWHERE near close to being a tenth grader! 😅 I’m not the best at math though and this app would be great to help me practice and improve my math. I hope you will take the time to make this app accessible for kids under the age of 13, or maybe create a kids version of the app like “Elevate Kids”?? Thank you for reading my review!
  • Lacks a support staff May 12, 2021

    By Thank you 149
    I started using this last year and used it for approximately 6 months and found it helpful and enjoyable. I paid for the a year in advance. After that initial 6-month period the app started to have some glitching issues. I tried reaching out for help but could find no way to communicate with the company, so I re-installed the app, but it reset all my previous scores and skill levels, therefore starting me over again which I was not pleased with. I couldn’t log in again. I tried sending requests in through something in the app but never got a response. Tried to contact through the website but when you click the Contact button you just a blank screen. I even tried to respond to the emails they would send me but never got a response. So I canceled the renewal through apple, but couldn’t find any way to get a refund on the 6 months I couldn’t use the app and couldn’t get any to help resolve the issue. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone because of the lack of service to resolve issues. When that happens you won’t get any help, but they they will try to keep hitting your account for money. Disappointing.
  • Good but point system needs improvement Mar 10, 2019

    By Tennismexi
    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.
  • Very Good Feb 18, 2019

    By AAArethaRules
    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.
  • Like! May 25, 2020

    By cool hp girl
    I don’t love this app, no...but I certainly like it. A favorite actress of mine (Madelaine Pestch) mentioned this in an interview that she did, and I got curious about it because it sounded interesting. It has helped improve my brain power in a fun way. I don’t feel like I’m a actually doing work, and at the same time I can get my daily dose of learning on weekends and breaks. The only thing I don’t like about it is the fact you need to pay money to get certain things. I understand that the creators need to make money somehow, but I really wish I could do those two pro levels. I’m going to try the free trial and let you know what I think of it. Anyways, I know the app couldn’t really change the money part, so...yeah. Thanks for creating the app, though! It’s highly recommended for anyone who feels like they need a little freshening up in the brain every once in awhile, especially if you have money to spare, because it’s really not that much money if you want to do the pro (40 bucks a year). Thanks again!
  • Great unless you have visual or motor impairments Feb 1, 2021

    By Dreamcube017
    Firstly, this app is preatty awesome. As a person who enjoys playing video games, this series of mini-games is fun and they really do train your brain and keep you thinking. I look forward to playing these every morning. All that being said, there are some issues. I am legally blind, and that makes it hard for me to play some of them because it takes me time to zoom in and read what is being shown on screen. Because of this, I often have to retry some games multiple times and the game misjudges my actual skill level due to my eye sight making it a bit harder to read what’s there. Likewise, I can see someone who has problems making certain gestures on the screen having some issues as some games require you to do quick motions in rapid succession. I would be more than happy to aid in accessibility features for this app as I think it is something that everyone can benefit from.
  • Great! Apr 30, 2021

    By LGlass_M
    To me, any tool that helps me learn anything is worth it. Obviously the app isn’t perfect, and there are some games where I feel are more about speed than actually learning, but the math area in the app is very helpful! The lessons (those I have read) are also a great learning tool. I have learned easier and quicker ways to calculate everyday things which has helped me quite a lot. I feel that the speed aspect works better with the math area. However, I have always struggled with punctuation and vocabulary, but this app has somewhat helped me with those subjects. I think it is worth it. The games are fun as well, so there isn’t much harm in playing them anyways. The whole EPQ and performance area of the app is somewhat confusing... I don’t know if this is truly how it works, but it seems to almost always give you more EPQ every time you play. I went from “advanced” to “expert” within only a few days on writing games, though I don’t believe my actual skill with writing has improved as much as it says. However, leveling up, EPQ, and unlocking new games does make me want to play more often, so I suppose that is a plus..? Here are the benefits I have noticed from using this app so far: Improved mental math Slightly larger vocabulary (not enough to write home about) Slightly better at using commas Overall, if you struggle with certain things like mental math and basic grammar, this is the app for you.
  • Been paying for 2 years! Feb 22, 2021

    By jaykvastani
    Been a paying customer for 2 years now and while I love the app, there are some minor concerns that I’d like to point out. Speaking skill has only 6 types of games and leveling up seems to be very hard compared to other skills (compared to Math-12 games, Reading-9 games, Writing-12 games). Also, I never got access to Listening as a skill tree. Overall, most games are a lot of fun and there is always that you’ll end up learning if you play their recommended set of games daily. I do have to agree with others, that recommended games tends to favor Math and Writing heavily, consistently. Seems to skew scores over time in those skill areas. The study section in pretty cool, teaching new things about Public Speaking and Vocabulary that I especially appreciate! I would keep renewing this app, but would prefer someone to address concerns as well.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By UndulatingOlive
    While the app is good, the price is hefty for what you get which seems not to move outside its wheelhouse, while i struggle with and at the same time enjoy the word and basic math games provided, a few visual puzzles would be a nice change in the paid version, another way other think, to flex the brain. What you do now is great, this is what I've found lacking in other brain apps I've played, thankyou for this game.
  • Timing everything skews learning Jan 4, 2021

    By ISOgreatPuzzles
    I can see how this app could be beneficial and enjoyable to some people. However, the fact that every game is timed adds an artificial (and IMO arbitrary) goal that supersedes the learning objective of the app. While it makes sense to time the games that appropriately aim to speed up a specific ability, it doesn’t make sense to time every game—and to cut off the game when the time expires. Some things warrant a thoughtfulness that the stress of a timer precludes. It’s difficult to get the most out of an exercise like “Adjective Recall” or “Eloquence” when I’m not allowed enough time to explore my vocabulary on a deeper level. Further, these exercises are so far removed from the real-life experiences of writing and speaking that the timer offers no real measurement of one’s actual abilities. Unfortunately, access to more challenging activity levels relies on speedy responses rather than true knowledge levels. I suppose if you generally believe that “faster is better,” then this app will suit you. I, however, fail to see the benefits of the concept of “speed editing,” for example. For many of the skills this app addresses, the timer turns “training” into “gaming.” If you’re not interested in gaming, this app won’t satisfy your craving for intellectually challenging puzzles.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Michael Warner
    It is totally wrong to NOT Disclose costs at the time of acquiring the app. I saw no mention of costs to unlock the app. I looked carefully because I suspected costs. You don't need to be a con guys! It's a good product. Be upfront and honest.
  • Too hyper—speed isn’t everything May 29, 2021

    By 2 Peace
    I would like you to make options available at the outset to use a slower pace. The answers are easy but there is not enough time to touch the correct answer. I suggest slowing things down initially and allowing speed to increase gradually on an individual basis. Let each person challenge themselves with speed. I work with elderly adults doing brain fitness. They can’t use this app because it goes too fast. I look for apps they can use between or instead of our sessions. I tell them about this and other apps but I’m not enthusiastic about your app. And it’s too bad because I think it could be a better if it was more accessible to use. I’d like to be able to suggest it. I have spent 40+ years studying people from various cultures who are advanced spiritually and whose presence benefits the world in profound ways. They tend to move and live in a calmer state. What they have to teach us is far more significant than how fast we can think and move. Their experience of Life is very different from most of us and far more fulfilling.
  • Vocabulary exercises are inaccurate and need review Apr 12, 2021

    By toomanyhoursontheroad
    I think this is a great app overall, but it really fails in exercises devoted to eloquence, clarity, improved speaking, etc. The app has been written to ask for substitutes or give additional synonyms. Many of the suggested synonyms aren’t actually synonyms, although they are close. In many cases, the app give points for supplying rarely used words in quite simple sentences. It doesn’t sound eloquent; instead I think the speaker would be perceived as lacking clarity or even speaking pretentiously. Eloquence cannot exist without clarity. The developers should have some conversations with editors and university-level writing instructors, I think, to sort out these “bugs.” I’m neither, by the way, but have certainly benefitted from both groups. On the other hand, the mathematical sections are great and I’ve found the punctuation reviews helpful. Of course, the punctuation system doesn’t always fit with current usage offering multiple correct solutions based on different contexts. So... B- (needs improvement, but on the right track)
  • Good, but not great Feb 11, 2018

    By storymill reviewer
    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 lot of this stuff is good Jan 10, 2020

    By Thtswhtshsd
    A great challenge and a good way to learn new stuff. If I could just point something out the reading section is good each reading segment is easy to do quickly and thus not daunting, but problem one is the comprehension test is multiple choice, which is a quite easy thing to trick (even accidentally) as each is a 3 choice question — super easy to guess on and to trick into thinking I did better than I actually did. Making me fill in the answer or just offering more options would make it more realistic, as then it would be harder or impossible to guess the right answer. Also maybe I haven’t found it yet, but I would like a vocab trainer option like a flash card section. Not just a couple games that are a test of what I already know, but away to practice the new words I keep finding on this app, I mean that’s how I learn new words (by repetition and usage through context) not just seeing it once on a test and hoping I’ll remember. I mean I could find a vocab app but then why do I need you?
  • Annoying bugs Dec 20, 2020

    By ThatNL
    I have been using this app for years now and am generally happy with it, except when occasional bugs forced me to let go my streak of weeks and even months! Recently, I have noticed that the Extraction reading game would systematically crash the app on my iPhone 12 (always to date) and I couldn’t even swap it with other games as I had to enter the game page to see the swap option and every time I did this, the app just crashed! If you can’t really get rid of such serious bugs for good (I know it’s basically impossible), maybe think of some solutions so users can get around bugs and move on? Also, the channel to submit bugs is much less accessible than the sharing options, hence my remarks here. Best luck! Update: I saw an update of the app right after submitting my review, and it doesn’t fix the bug I encountered... by the way, I tried to restart the iPhone and reinstall the app, but nothing worked.
  • Intervening variables Feb 5, 2019

    By meir34
    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
  • Pretty Good Aug 31, 2018

    By Unicorn Cat Lover
    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.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Jayden Jones
    Pretty well made however, that price!!! That's waaayy too expensive!!! Why make it only accessible to a few people when you can make it $2 and make it accessible to everyone!!??
  • Loved it until I discovered shallow content Dec 26, 2018

    By XandrianM
    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!
  • Ok for brain stretching. Dec 2, 2020

    By Sissy-PollyPat
    I don’t know about other people but I don’t need any more pressure or stress in my life. All aspects of this game are timed. I actually had a panic attack in the middle of one of the math tests. Reminded me of being bullied at school. They are constantly notifying me about something I missed or if I have to skip a day. It’s like paying a computer app to nag me. I’m going to keep at this game out of a determination to finish what I started plus they’ve already charged me for a year. But, once the year is over....I AM DONE! Second comment: after almost a month, my family now thinks once the television/radio/music is off, I’m free for them to come in and destroy any chance I have at finishing one of the tests within the time frame given. ADDED STRESS. IM SO FRUSTRATED. I want to give up, quit, shut down whatever. If you want to play, remember 3 things: 1) everything is timed. 2) you must remember the rules for each game, and last but not least 3) leave home for the time the tests take. Good luck with finding the space to do this. This is no longer entertaining.
  • Game design flaw Jul 23, 2020

    By dchen73
    The game Processing has a major design flaw that makes it inaccurately measure ones ability. Instead of having a timer countdown, it has a lives system. A lives system makes the amount of learning received and results heavily dependent on when an question was answered incorrectly rather than the percentage and number of correct answers. The questions also have only 2 answers, making it highly luck dependent. To make matters worse, it is combined with an endpoint that is required to get a non zero score. This makes it impossible to have a score below 3000 measured making beginners unable to see visible progress until they break the threshold, which results in stress instead of satisfaction. By having a score that is always above 3000 and dependent on when rather than how many answers are correct, and having only 2 answer choices, the game Processing measures a person’s luck, not skill. This review itself is my Elevate brain training for today, and probably the final one.
  • Difficult Sep 19, 2020

    By Chief_F3RB
    I used to love Elevate and doing the daily games, it felt like I was actually getting better. The longer I used it, the quicker this wore out. At the beginning, the games were easy to understand. As time went on, the difficulty went up (which made sense). Unfortunately, it does not give you all the tools to help you succeed when you’re difficulty keeps rising - you just have to start guessing. It doesn’t give me run down of the things I’m going to see to help me prepare in advance. The studying isn’t much help either; I tried looking at solving large multiplication problems and it made no sense to me, there was very little explanation on how I break down the problem, so I didn’t know how to break down problems. The longer you play the games, the more pressure is on you to keep up your high score - while also mastering content you may not fully understand. Overall, the app has its heart in the right place, but I feel like it’s impossible to get anywhere with it.
  • Childish Business for the Modern Era, pt. 1 Jan 1, 2018

    By TheRealMarioiraMlaeRehT
    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.
  • PROBLEM!!!! EPQ points not adding to math! Jan 24, 2020

    By judielee
    I have emailed about this! No response! I loved this app. I am getting close to 99.9% in every category. But now every time I take a test and it gives me 2, 3 , or 4 pts, it does not add to my present score. On top of that, yesterday my score went DOWN!!!! I paid for a year in advance. I generally love this app. It now I am so aggravated. There is also a spot on the app where we can let you know if something is graded incorrectly. It constantly throws out “minute” as a synonym for tiny or small. I emailed but no response. I can avoid writing minute. But I want to get all top scores! Not giving me the scores I earn and deducting them after the fact for no reason is INFURIATING! I just checked. The points are not adding to all categories since I got to master. When they are added, they are incomplete. For instance, if I should get 4 points, it gives me none or maybe 1. I paid for a whole year in advance. I advise those who are interested in this app to beware, or to at least pay month by month. I REGRET PAYING FOR A YEAR WHEN I AM HAVING THESE PROBLEMS AFTER ONLY 2 MONTHS! HELPPPP!!!!
  • Ripped off and extremely mad Aug 28, 2018

    By Hdavis2930
    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.

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