Prescriptivist Grammar 3/5
While I don't doubt the usefulness of some of these exercises, the fact is that some of the "mistakes" in this app are silly and perfectly understandable to the average English speaker, and some of the vocabulary used seems like it belongs solely on the SAT test. The creators need to think long and hard about what language is actually relevant to the majority of users rather than getting their exercises out of The Big Book of How to be a Pretentious English Speaker. Also, $10/month is ABSURD.
By Lux Iustorum
Absolutely fantastic application! I can already feel my lexical and grammatical skills "elevating" drastically; after only a few days of use.
By Heather Bieber
I was hoping to pass some time while learning. This App is difficult for me to read and the words coming down so quickly on the screen hurts my eyes. I think they need to change the coloring or adjust it.
Good start 4/5
I'm a sucker for brain games, even if, years later, we find they don't work as claimed. I subscribe to Lumosity and thought I'd give Elevate a try as well. It's good. These games seem practical.
My only complaint is that the app is buggy. I sometimes see errors and they aren't written to be helpful for subscribers.
Great game 5/5
Great game. Tons of fun
I love this app! I truly think it helps me! Great app! 😊😁❤️
Five Plus Stars!! Thumbs up! 👍 5/5
Best app ever! I can definitely see an improvement in my skills. Pro version is worth the money spent.
This game makes me feel ridiculously stupid . But it's great !
Don't trust these reviews, even this one. 2/5
Try this app for yourself for a week (it won't take you that long) and you should realize like I did what a complete garbage it is.
There are so many glowing reviews, they simply cannot be trusted.
I didn't find the mini games hard so much as confusing. Once you memorized the pattern and figured out what they were actually looking for its a breeze.
On the off chance as I was rushing through the exercises I got something wrong, it was hard to understand why because it flashed the answer so quick I missed it. Which doesn't help the learning.
The games look great but are nonsense to the task at hand. Bubbles, birds, nesting dolls? What's the point, to make it pretty?
By the third day I was repeating content and and any challenge was lost.
NEEDS AN UPDATE 3/5
Whenever I go to my training, I play it a lot and the answers get really redundant. Like whenever I have the training brevity, I remember the answers. It needs different answers so hopefully they can have an update to have more questions, stories, words, etc.
Elevate is fun and really helps! 5/5
It works really well to train your brain and I'm happy to be able to pick what I need to help my brain improve instead of it just going on its own and learning stuff I might already mastered at so that is one reason why I gave it a five-star review. It's games are fun and are really good at training your brain and some of the games teach you things you never knew! So if I were you and I didn't get elevate, I would get it now
Daily brain workout 5/5
I enjoy the daily challenges. Great way to expand your vocabulary and retention.
Daily smarts 5/5
I enjoy and look forward to daily exercises. Almost addicting
Its Great! Simply! The only thing I Know for sure the Developpers can do is to see if properly to charge that quantitie of money by Month… I think one payment every year would fit better, in a competitiva price, besides of that this App really puts you on track to exercise your brain.
Mind Games... And fun! 5/5
This is supposed to exercise you're brain right? We'll I still find it kinda fun. When you complete you're daily exercise you can just go back again and again trying to beat you're previous score! I find it kinda addictive trying to best my scores...
Pretty good 4/5
I like the sleek quality and great design. This helps a lot and makes me feel sharper by the day, but I have a couple of issues.
The price is pretty high. I don't want to play 14 10-second games for 9.99 a month! That leads me to another problem. The games are too fast-paced. I can barely keep up and the timed games can create stress. I don't like having to replay the games over and over again just to accomplish a little.
Now the big problem. The games don't teach. I don't know some of the words and the app doesn't do much to help me learn them. Many of the games can be guessed. The short time leads to be a downside because you can't show definitions to actually learn. For some of the games, this times quality works well, but it doesn't help learn any new words.
For the most part, I enjoyed it.
Fun. But paid version is too much. 4/5
I really enjoy this app. And I would love to purchase the pro so I can play more frequently. However it is just wayyyy too costly.
Good app 4/5
Improve the app please, make words more age approbate, I don't know if I spelled it right? I am 13 the words are too challenging. Please make the app adapt to the way you do things!
A++ App! 5/5
Can’t recommend this app enough! Helps keep me sharp and a great way to pass the time when traveling. Download and you won’t regret it!!
Liked it, but... 3/5
I like it, but some of the games are completely frustrating because they don't even give you a chance. Like the conxtextualization game, the one where you have to pick the right word that fits with the context of the sentence? But the time limit totally depletes the purpose of the game because 90% of the time, by the time the right word pops up, the timer runs out before you can pick it and it makes you lose a life. That's super frustrating to me.
Overpriced and takes up too much space 1/5
By Jennifer Williams
When I downloaded the app, it was 50MB. After opening it once, it grew to 520MB and took up all available room on my phone. Also, $10 a month for 14 games? No thanks.
Fun quick brain games 5/5
Daily games that help you stay sharp. I like that I can just pick it up and play a few games each day. Would highly recommend.
Really enjoy the games. They my attention and keep my mind engaged. Glad I downloaded it.
Great game, but it crashes a lot 3/5
By Juliana Miller
This is a fantastic game, but it crashes ALL THE TIME. The app has great graphics and a great concept but it crashes a lot of the time when I try to start one of the activities. Other than that, it's great.
Great app but beware 4/5
This is an extremely helpful and easy to use app (4stars), but beware it uses a lot of data...100mb in just 2 days of activities (maybe 15 minutes of use).
Awesome app!!! 5/5
Super fun! So addictive!
Elevate is a mental multivitamin. 5/5
And the games are beautiful.
A fun challenge 5/5
As a person often in the road, this app is a fantastic way to spend the 10 minutes I have in between tasks. Sharp, fun, and educational, I prefer this app over mindless games of crushing sparkly gems.
Really cool! 5/5
More games soon? :D
By Kk Reviews
Intuitive games help challenge the brain and make you feel sharp. 5 stars for sure!
Can't use it 1/5
Repeated "game download error". P.S. Cfyankees sounds like a snob
I love it 5/5
When I don't get past a level I have to keep playing till I beat it. The levels are very engaging. You should try it out.
Awesome app 5/5
Very entertaining & challenging!
Well designed and fun... 4/5
Although I find the ‘brain training’ claims dubious, it couldn’t hurt to at least have fun while learning some new facts.
It's a fun app. Except that for some one like me who is still young, and is in middle school still, it is kind of hard. There are a lot of words that only adults would know.
I'm just saying that they could make the app a little easier-but still challenging.
Very poor design 1/5
For a brain training app this has an incredibly poor and frustrating design. The instructions are vague and inconsistent. The game action does not take into account the size of the screen. The clues in some of the games are poorly executed. Do not waste your time.
Best brain game 5/5
Fun, and challenging and interesting enough to keep coming back.
Rewarding & Fun 5/5
MUST DOWNLOAD ❤️
Legit. But silly execution. 3/5
I'm an editor by trade, and I can vouch for the nuances of language and usage that this app promotes. That it's getting people thinking about grammar in 2014 is useful and I'm glad to see it being successful.
That being said, I often found myself frustrated by the silliness of the game design. Many of the games put words or letters in such a hodgepodge format that it becomes less of a test of your knowledge and more of a test of your thumbs' dexterity.
As others have noted, the $10/month price tag is a death knell. And the app becomes nearly 250MB when you first begin playing it. As such, I have no choice but to delete it.
Beautiful and Fun 5/5
This is one of the most beautiful looking apps I've seen, but also one of the most fun!
I love games that aren't just mindless tapping, and these games certainly aren't that. I'm playing games and learning something, which is a much better use of my time.
This app has really helped me in some of the subjects I was struggling in. So If you need help in school this is the app to get. ASAP👌👌👌👍👍👍
Excellent, at a cost. 4/5
As far as the software itself goes, this is an excellent app. I've worked it into my routine every morning, and I do feel "sharper" having done so. That being said, it is quite pricey. I'm hesitant enough to buy an app that costs $4.99; I don't see any incentive to pay double that every month.
Fantastic learning games! 5/5
By Wilma Pearl
I'm really impressed with both the educational content and smooth UI of this app. Rather than training abstract concepts, it focuses on concrete reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, which I use everyday. After having been lucky enough to beta test this app, I can say for certain that I've noticed improvements in all of these areas. The design of each game, as well as the smooth animation work within the app itself, make Elevate fun and exciting to play every day!
This app is simply amazing. Love the design!
Wonderful design aesthetic 4/5
By J. Schober
Hats off to the developers. UI is very well thought through and the design aesthetic leaves me excited to see what each new game’s schema will be.
Elevate is not a pushover. It challenges in many different ways. I noticed improvement in my focus and listening skills within a few days.
Advanced English? 2/5
By :) FLOW
Some of the Games are not as what they are supposed to be and the words in some games are completely unrecognized when we talk,most people just guess not know what the word is-Very Frustrating
Crap brain game 1/5
The instructions are ridiculous. They explain way too little, not enough to understand what to do. Everything is timed and if you get a question wrong, there's no retry to fix it. It's game over/moved on to the next question. Horrible setup for a memory game.
Not downloading game!! 1/5
I have an iphone 5 and when I go to start training the game will not download. It will continuously say "downloading game" after I have been waiting for 10-15 min. Plzz fix
I know I'm not stupid, but this thing makes me feel like I am. For the reading portion, at least use words that most people have heard of before...it's not really fair.