Elevate (Version 1.15)

Synopsis of the App
Elevate is a daily brain training game designed to improve key cognitive skills that may help improve productivity, self-confidence and more.

RDN Score
5 out of 5

Platform and Price
Free. Apple Android


  • Clean and crisp design that is attractive and engaging.
  • Starts with an assessment exam and continuously adjusts difficulty with your progress to provide a personalized training experience.
  • Trains on 25 different skills such as comprehension, focus, memory, math and brevity in writing and speech.
  • Measures performance across skill groups and track activity streaks and progress.
  • Offers training milestone badges and other performance measures to motivate and engage.
  • Customize and adjust training goals as you progress in the program.
  • With a range from 0-5000, the Elevate Proficiency Quotient (EPQ) tracks performance in listening, speaking, writing, reading and math along with your consistency in training and game variety.
  • Provides optional training reminders and notifications.
  • Daily training sessions include 3 challenges to complete throughout the day.
  • No advertisements.


  • There’s no proof that the app will make you smarter.
  • Though the makers claim the app is backed by research and input from neuroscience experts, the science behind the app is not clear.
  • Unlimited game play and access to the member leaderboard is restricted to the pro version priced at $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year.

Bottom Line
Though it feels like a game, Elevate may help exercise your brain or simply deliver a mental break from your day-to-day routine that doesn’t involve crushing candy.


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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.