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Elevate - Brain Training and Games for iOS

By Elevate, Inc.FreeUser Rating

Key Details of Elevate - Brain Training and Games

  • Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year.
  • Last updated on June 15, 2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Elevate is a brain-training app that relies on fun yet challenging games to improve your focus, speech, comprehension, memory, and computation.


Personalization: Immediately after installation, Elevate asks for your training goals. You can select achievements like "Improve your mental vocabulary" and "Process information faster." The app then tests your strengths in different areas and, with your goals in mind, customizes a training regimen.

Challenging games: The games we tried were all very challenging: Estimation, where you quickly total three numbers; Memory, where you complete a partial word, aided by its definition; and Synthesis, where you listen to a lecture and then answer questions. The challenges are timed, which only adds to their difficulty.

Variety: As your skills improve, more advanced games open up, keeping the gameplay interesting.

Do-overs: If you don't do well on your first attempt, Elevate forces do-overs until you achieve a great score, thus encouraging you to keep trying.

Clean, modern interface: The game graphics are well-rendered, and the app's interface is bare-bones and intuitive, with few categories. These include Training, which lists your games of the day; Games, which lists all your gaming options; Performance, which rates your speaking, writing, reading, listening, and math abilities over time; and Settings, where you can upgrade to Pro, adjust your goals, or choose whether you want daily training reminders.

Daily reminders: The daily reminder to train is incredibly helpful, especially if you have a poor memory.


Lacks research info: Elevate is purportedly built on scientific research, according to the software's App Store page. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of this research in the app itself.

Pay to play: If you're not a Pro member, you get only three varying games per day. If you want to play more after that, then a single game will have to suffice, because that's all you're going to get. Also, several enticing games are open to only Pro members.

Bottom Line

Elevate is a fun, focused way to train your brain with just a little effort each day. But you'll have to go Pro if you want access to more games at all times.

What's new in version 5.146.0

• New and improved content for Adjective Recall, Expression, and Inversion

• Various bug fixes and game enhancements

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Full Specifications

September 27, 2017
Latest update
June 15, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year.
Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year. Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you'll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence. FEATURES. 40+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension. Detailed performance tracking. Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most. Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging. Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated. Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash. And more. IN THE NEWS. Apple. App of the Year. CNET. "Elevate comes out ahead" in the battle of the brain training apps. Washington Post. Elevate is a "cognitive pick-me-up" with games that are "good for mental breaks throughout the workday." RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE. Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate's brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalized training program for each user. ELEVATE PRO PRICING & TERMS. For Elevate Pro, the following subscriptions are offered: Yearly subscription for $39.99. Your subscription will renew automatically 24 hours before the end of the subscription term, unless auto-renewal is turned off. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings, but refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term. The above prices are for U. S. customers. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence. For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (https://www.elevateapp.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (https://www.elevateapp.com/privacy).