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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

4.6 Ratings 690K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Sharpen mental skills with 35+ games—Google's Editors' Choice for brain training
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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
690.2K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    76+%
  2. 4
    17+%
  3. 3
    3+%
  4. 2
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Kathleen Quick
    This app was beautifully created and is, hands down, the best brain training app that I have found. I have been on the lookout for a great app that has little to no ads, quick ads if so, that is enticing to the mind, and has appealing illustrations or images. This app hits the nail on the head. The only downfall? The cost. It's like $30/yr. I am doing the 7-day trial but deleting at day 6; so if they could lower the cost, I'd pay $10-$15. Otherwise, two thumbs up and 6 star rating! Enjoy!
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By HarishB YT Channel
    Loving the free version so far...I can see a bit more focus in just a few days. The reading game works for me, it will help me speed up im sure. Something I've always struggled with. Thanks and I will subscribe soon. It is worth it and the price is fair I think. After all you are investing in you.
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  • 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
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Amy gomez
    The first time I ever used this app was over a year ago my first review is dated 6 /22/19 and I have not used the app since that time until today I downloaded it again. I subscribed for a free trial from an ad I saw on November 19th 2020 & now I was charged the full amount the first day of my trial I tried to cancel it & I'm not getting any refund. Update as of 10pmPST I have emailed the developer for a refund. I will update once I hear back from them. Update 11/21/20 no reply from developer yet
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  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Char Leverette
    Too expensive. I also do not like having to rush, and prefer thinking games that are not timed. I also found the "games" to not be fun. More like school lessons or tests. If I wanted to spend 40 bucks a year on a fast-paced brain game, Luminosity is a lot more fun.
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  • 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!
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  • 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!!!!
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  • 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.
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  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

  • 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.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Kathleen Quick
    This app was beautifully created and is, hands down, the best brain training app that I have found. I have been on the lookout for a great app that has little to no ads, quick ads if so, that is enticing to the mind, and has appealing illustrations or images. This app hits the nail on the head. The only downfall? The cost. It's like $30/yr. I am doing the 7-day trial but deleting at day 6; so if they could lower the cost, I'd pay $10-$15. Otherwise, two thumbs up and 6 star rating! Enjoy!
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  • 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.
    more
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By HarishB YT Channel
    Loving the free version so far...I can see a bit more focus in just a few days. The reading game works for me, it will help me speed up im sure. Something I've always struggled with. Thanks and I will subscribe soon. It is worth it and the price is fair I think. After all you are investing in you.
    more
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Jodie Lowe
    I remained a player past the Trial period because I enjoyed the content. I have found the skills tests enlightening, especially surrounding preconceived notions I have carried about punctuation. I do however wish some of the 'word challenges' allowed the option to remove the timer for 'free play'. The app let's itself down in that it is incredibly over priced. I understand it is for a years subscription but it is still a lot of money during these uncertain times.
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Human Evolution
    You have to sign up for a free trial with auto pay ready to drain your account if you forget to cancel. Lame. Not going to do it. Don't even reply devs, I don't want to hear it. You're lucky you didn't get 2 stars, yeah in fact that's what will happen. If you respond, you get 2 stars! What is a man to do with all this power? Don't tempt me! :)
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Banjo Booker
    I would rather just contact the developer with this feedback, but there's no easy way to do that in the Play store. The app is rather lovely for the most part, but some of its answers seem to be clearly incorrect on the grammatical side of things. "Neither he nor his mother is going to the game". It should be "are going", correct? Unless that's just some weird difference between British and American English that I was unaware of 'til now.
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  • Nov 14, 2020

    By Randy Deinlein
    I like the games but would prefer to remove ones I never want to play. Also, it be better if I can skip all the ending chimes and visuals. I'm playing this for a purpose, not for entertainment, but do appreciate the effort
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  • 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!
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  • 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?
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  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Char Leverette
    Too expensive. I also do not like having to rush, and prefer thinking games that are not timed. I also found the "games" to not be fun. More like school lessons or tests. If I wanted to spend 40 bucks a year on a fast-paced brain game, Luminosity is a lot more fun.
    more
  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Amy gomez
    The first time I ever used this app was over a year ago my first review is dated 6 /22/19 and I have not used the app since that time until today I downloaded it again. I subscribed for a free trial from an ad I saw on November 19th 2020 & now I was charged the full amount the first day of my trial I tried to cancel it & I'm not getting any refund. Update as of 10pmPST I have emailed the developer for a refund. I will update once I hear back from them. Update 11/21/20 no reply from developer yet
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  • 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!!!!
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  • 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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