Lumosity Education App Review (iOS, Free)


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Seller: Lumos Labs, Inc.

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Train your memory and attention. Used by over 50 million people worldwide, Lumosity creates a Personalized Training Program that challenges your brain.


Lumosity is designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention, and more. With foundations in the study of neuroplasticity, Lumosity games have improved working core cognitive abilities in several research studies.


Harvard Business Review
"Designed by neuroscientists, a brain training approach such as Lumosity builds on breakthrough concepts such as neuroplasticity and fluid intelligence."

The Guardian
"The mini-games are fun rather than dry, making it a daily habit that never feels like a chore."

Dr. Oz
"Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. This Oz-approved game works to improve your memory."

"The app itself is very clean, and performance is excellent."

Wall Street Journal
"The games offer a scorecard of your performance and let you follow changes in performance over time, so you can see if you're getting better or backsliding. You can also choose what skills you want to improve."

PC Mag
"I’ve found the Lumosity training fun, challenging, and—as it only takes 15 or 20 minutes a day—brief enough that it doesn’t become a time-sink."

USA Today
"This site offers a wide variety of games designed by neuroscientists to help keep your brain agile and to improve cognitive function."


Customer Reviews

  • Love the app!!!!

    by JJcouch

    Love the app, it would be nice if it added alerts/reminders to your own calendar. Just a thought but love it!

  • I love it

    by AbdullahKF

    This app is it a professional

  • Great app!

    by Mackeymom

    this app is so much fun!!!! Great games that are specially selected for me.


    by Josh Brown

    I have been doing this for 3 wks now and I can honestly say it REALLY does enhance the parts of the brain it targets.

  • Awesome

    by Racchface11

    Looking forward to watching my brain improve!!

  • Fun

    by Erickkkkka

    Cool game. DL it.

  • Just what I needed

    by dek415

    Love it, it feels like a game ,but it's helping you stay on top of your game, so to speak.

  • I like it

    by Robcam818

    So far so good!

  • Love it!!!

    by Anishah Khan

    I'm addicted to these games love it!!!!!!

  • Great App!

    by Rand35

    Fun way to improve your brain power and efficiency!

  • Fun and it helps!

    by Papasin73

    Been out of work due to a bad foot injury. Not much I can do! No more running, snowboarding or biking. :( I read a lot and that's good but I needed more! This game gives me that! I'm so use to working and keeping busy. This game keeps my brain thinking and busy, using it more! I get bored I play this app for five min and I feel better! I hope one day Dr's will find a way to fix CRPS in my foot.

  • Lumosity is amazing

    by Kara Olexa

    It is the only thing that helps me train my brain to be quicker, more accurate, and it makes it think. I love how it's a fun training session, super easy, and so effective

  • Holy crap, my brain does not lift!

    by Dancelot

    Luminosity is a great app and I encourage those who are trying to work their brain out to try this! Use the recommended dosage (3-5 times per week)

  • Awesome!

    by Bubbleyugglegirl1

    This app reminds me of a show i like to watch called brain games! I love this app! I can just see my brain working out! I love this app so much! Though I think that the only thing is that there should be more games :) thanks for the epic app! Peace out #Bubbleyugglegirl1

  • Helps me not be a dum dum

    by Louserface

    It is night and day how much better my memory has gotten in the short time I've used this! Love it and it's more productive than Candy Crushing for hours of my life!

  • Good

    by Crustygma

    I like it

  • Jimena88

    by Jimena88

    I love the app. Very good to exercise brain, for cognitive concerns, etc. It disciplines you to think better, and schedule reminders are great. The only issue I have, and I am a member for a whole year is discovering the 40 plus games, I have done everything, even on my personal computer, phone and mini pad, and it's. A major frustration. Customer service is great, but I just need more diversity with games, and variety. Hope I get there, please fix this. Thanks, member.

  • Very fun and you can feel it working

    by Will michele Lawrence

    It actually works! #THISISFUN!

  • Awesome just Awesome

    by Joe Kuhr

    It's really fun and as it describes; it feels like a bunch of games

  • It's great!!!~

    by YooᎦhi

    I love it! It's fun, educational, it's just amazing! Go ahead and get this app now! I love it so much!! ♡. ヽ(;▽;)ノ

  • Brain builder

    by Mukilteo Manie

    I'm just beginning to use this app but it is very user friendly and offers a nice variety of puzzles. Feeling smarter already!

  • Love these games

    by Cool Cassi 2012

    This is really challenging for me! But I feel every time I play the games I get better and better things I used to forget I challenge myself the way these games challenge me, it's hard after fifty to keep up with everything. Lumosity shows me I can Grow my Brain Can remember. . .

  • Fast and fun

    by DanaLowie

    Helps you think your feet.

  • Love this app

    by SofieP07

    It's fun and entertaining.

  • Awesome

    by Myles Denlinger

    Good Ideas.

  • Good

    by Max2017

    I like it

  • Amazing

    by Garrettgymnast1002

    Sometimes I forget that I'm training my brain! It all fun and games

  • What fun!

    by Srad1163

    I just downloaded the luminosity app today - I really enjoyed playing the games. Look forward to tomorrow's lesson.

  • Great!!

    by Musclereflex

    Great app guys keep up the hard work with even more activities.

  • More games!

    by Phil Law Student

    For some games, it's virtually indistinguishable from the phone version. For others, the scale gives it a whole new feeling. More games, please, and please show us the best of list from our other devices - even if they are not included in the same list.

  • Awesome?

    by Isalex1

    Love this App... Having lots of fun.

  • So far, so good

    by Africa1900

    I like the crisp interface and the "games" are very quick.

  • Awaken Your Brain

    by No_Nickname_Available

    I can honestly say that I have never written a review for anything before but I wanted to take the time and write one for Luminosity. This game helps my brain prepare for school work. I do it right before work and my brain feels awake, concentrated, and energized. Thank you Luminosity for making a graduate student's life easier.

  • Not what I expected, in a good way!

    by trackbabe77

    I'm really enjoying the games and the personalization of the app. I feel like this will be a great tool for me :)

  • Get Brain training

    by Ms. B4B

    Love the training exercises. Helps the concentration and focus a lot.

  • Brain games


    I love the challenging yet soothing brain teasers.

  • Great app

    by Jpuckstopper34

    This is a really good thing to do every morning to get the brain going. Lots of folks exercise the body but forget about the brain!

  • Addictive

    by yogeshrays

    fun with exercising your brain.

  • skipped two sections of training? why?

    by killer_fan24

    It seems really fun and I hate to leave a review after only the first time using.... but... it completely skipped two games without giving me a reason. Was it because i didn't score high enough on previous games? Do I have to pay? No clue why it did this. Maybe they meant it for when I play more. Any way, fun game/educational thing to keep me sharp and having fun at the same time. Though it's kinda a rip off of brainage for the Nintendo DS or 3DS. 4 stars non the less. Go ahead and download it. No harm in it.

  • It's fun and challenging,

    by Kolton crane

    It's fund and challenging, well worth up time

  • Love it

    by Surflovesnow


  • Genius.

    by JonCarroll

    I signed up for Lumosity in 2010, and I almost immediately wished that I could use it on the one Apple product that I couldn't--my iPad. But while "Lumosity for iPad" took some time to grace the App Store with its presence, there was no disappointment to be found when it did. I like this company for the same reason I like Apple; it doesn't put out products solely because of supply and demand, or what Paris Hilton was wearing last Thursday, but because the men and women behind it want to create something that will make peoples' lives better. They take the time to fine-tune their ideas, investing in details and content while others push such things aside to get to the money as quickly as possible. You don't see that kind of attitude much these days, and I respect it a lot. The app has a gorgeous design, a dynamic and intuitive interface, and any questions a user may have are swiftly put to rest. When you open the app, the first thing you'll see is your daily "workout." A bouquet of cognition-enhancing activities, fresh, hand-picked, and especially for you. Just tap the screen to begin. The games themselves are engaging and fun, definitely more so than time-wasters like Candy Crush and Flappy Bird, and it doesn't hurt that you know you're helping your brain out too! The rules are generally pretty intuitive, which helps to even the playing field, lessening any advantages that veterans may have over newcomers. When you're done for the day, you can see how you compare with the other future geniuses, expressed in percentile, under the "Your Brain" tab. You can also see your BPI, or Brain Performance Index. The website defines this as "a proprietary, scaled measure of performance based on your top game scores in each Lumosity Brain Area." But you don't have to Google that to find it out, because the concept is explained right there in the app! As someone who geeks out about neuroscience, I thought that was a nice touch. My only criticism is that some of the games available in the iPad/iPhone apps differ in difficulty from their desktop counterparts. Memory Matrix, for instance, is much easier to play with a touchscreen than with a mouse because you're basically cutting out the middle man. On the other hand, Lost in Migration is harder to play when you have to swipe, as opposed to using the arrow keys on a laptop. Obviously, we're not talking about a huge amount of points here, but if they could have been the difference between a record-breaker and a top 5 score, then they could definitely impact one's BPI, which is the result of their consolidation with scores from games played on the website. With this in mind, maybe counter-balancing this by weighting the "grade" would help keep things more accurate, and ultimately, more fair. Overall though, I think this app is fantastic. The design is stunning, balancing minimalism with warm, brilliant color to keep it from feeling bare. It's a perfect expression, a manifestation of all the creativity, discipline, knowledge, effort, and painstaking attention to detail that were put into its creation. The app emanates focus and clarity, with each part executing its task precisely and in perfect harmony with the others, creating a remarkable user experience. After a minute of using the app, it strikes you how smoothly everything is going. You never find yourself confused or wondering what to do next. Rather, you are subtly guided through your daily workout, with the information you need clearly conveyed to you exactly when you need it, and at the end you're given a concise, yet complete summary of your performance. You experience this smooth, easy feeling because every image presented to you was delicately crafted and fine-tuned by masters of human perception to draw your eyes to exactly what you need to see, when you need to see it, while also minimizing potential distractions. At the same time, however, the information and resources you may need at any given time are always just a tap away. The display is designed in a way that provides what you need when you need it, but isn't a distraction when you don't. All of this results in a fast, effective, powerful application that gives you the tools you need to train and improve your cognitive abilities. But best of all, it doesn't get in your way. Keep it up Lumosity!

  • No Sync

    by sebisuarez10

    I like everything about this app except for the fact that it won't sync with the online version. Please make this so everything syncs!!

  • Great program

    by Spatt520

    Awesome game,

  • Great App!

    by CCGomez4

    Love how it makes me think and challenges me.

  • I love it.

    by ryan petersen

    I started using Lumosity with the iPad app for a week, I felt much "brighter" and more focused- so I tried to keep training every day. I started doing it on the computer (there are a ton more games) and I felt such improvements that I got a monthly subscription, ( just for a month I said) and now I have a family plan and my wife trains too. It gets harder and harder to keep your scores in your top 5 but the challenge keeps me coming back. After 5 months I'm in the top 98% of my age group and it's really improved my job performance too. I highly recommend at least giving it a shot.

  • Get this app

    by Legos12*

    This app is Very helpful and challenging as well as educational and professional!

  • Nice

    by 11g11

    Very well made, I love it

  • Good stuff but way too pricey

    by Marcus maximus decimus

    This is a good app. The games really are fun and seem to engage my brain. But the price is rather high. Whatever happened to when lumosity on the iPhone cost like $3 a month instead of 15!! I would say lower the price and more people would subscribe!

  • Love it

    by 1234567890987654321-/:;:;:()

    Love it

  • WOW!!!

    by Halloween is next week

    This app is great, it's a good trainer for brain!!! If you don't have this app and you want to get better with your brain, get it!!!

  • Great

    by Quick Juice

    Nice app. I feel the mind is turning while playing.

  • Good app

    by tungteen

    Good app

  • Nagware

    by geofan49

    Hate the nagging for reviews.

  • Love love love it!!

    by Kk.thomas37

    I just started using this app and I love it!!! It's so easy but it really makes you think!!

  • Love it!!!

    by selenagomezfan1120

    I can feel it working in my brain!!! This game is awesome!!!

  • App works well

    by Lena22 84

    I really like the app. It works very well but I didn't like that my past history from the computer didn't transfer over to the app profile. ie the games I've already played, didn't have my past high scores. But the touch screen interface is great for lumosity!

  • Love it.

    by ARUBA500

    Just started but I love how the app challenges your way of thinking.

  • Amazing

    by Łïžźîë

    I just got this app and it is pretty impressive. I am 100% happy with the results. It is challenging and it doesn't take up too much of your time. I love that you only play a certain amount each day.

  • Great

    by Trusje01

    Great design, entertaining, user friendly. Really like it.

  • Awesome

    by Auroramyst


  • Love it

    by rockstardc

    Gr8 app really gets the brain going

  • Lots of fun

    by Semper-Terp

    Great app

  • Great!!

    by Guin B.

    It works awesome! Now I can stop looking for something to train me to think out side of the box! If you are looking for a App that will make you smarter look no more.:)

  • Feel smarter already

    by Robby&Ermie

    Good way to fight boredom without rotting your brain on something meaningless.

  • 20

    by Sherry021

    its the besttt

  • Fun

    by Vee Porter

    It is really fun to play this game, you never get bored, I love it!

  • So far so good

    by Akslywitch

    Have only played this one day but I see where the exercises are going and I think it's pretty interesting.

  • Luminosity

    by Dont get this crap

    Just downloaded it today just to see if I would like it. Turns out that it's actually pretty fun. No complaints so far.

  • Needs improving

    by Pandora-reap

    I tried several times to log in but to no avail The email log in is a bit buggy and needs fixing this app in my opinion still needs more improving and when it has improved I shall use this app but for no I shall not use this app

  • Great, But Can Improve

    by EnderCrafted

    Great Exercising Game. Fun games to practice, now that's fun! If schools use lumosity, That would be very good because they will practice. Improvements - I am glad with the games, but I wish there were more games. On the computer, there is a verarity of games on the computer version of lumosity

  • I really need this

    by PeeDee3

    As a Breast Cancer survivor, I had many rounds of chemotherapy! I find my self slide to respond in certain situations! I have "chemo brain"! This will really help me! Thanks

  • Great game

    by Jack13z

    This has helped me out a lot! I couldnt beleive it but im actaully starting to lose less thing things than before Lumosity!

  • Amazing

    by Zombie player 44675729

    Great! Really help your brain.

  • Yikes!

    by Oc thang

    My wife and I recently downloaded this app in hopes of helping with our parents memory loss. I think she and I find it more of a challenge and place wagers of who cooks dinner or pours the wine each time the test comes up! I'm happy to say we both have dishpan hands and the memory battle goes on! Thanks so much for this greatest app to use!

  • Simplicity at its finest

    by Cooper and Blue

    It does the job. No complaints.

  • Super fun!

    by Angel Tucker

    It is a fun game that makes your brain think on a different level. I have enjoyed it very much and my kids love it too. Great game for adults and children!

  • Good

    by Cbemjb

    Just started using this today, primary goal to improve short term memory and work my brain. So far it seems to be logical and fun, time will tell

  • Awesome.

    by Dr.Badguy

    Im digging this!!!

  • Really Fun Workout for the Brain

    by MADMAX#1

    This app seems a little easy at first but it is really fun way to work the brain.

  • Why doesn't the iPad app sync

    by 12Blaze

    I am enjoying the games, however find it frustrating that my iPad Lumosity doesn't sync with the desktop version.

  • Prevents brain atrophy

    by j anet

    I like this training/game app because it makes me think differently than I do in every day living and I believe that keeps your brain young.

  • Great Job This Is A True Brain Game

    by Jammer3000

    You can actually feel this game working over time and it's actually fun!!! Great job Luminosity!!

  • Mind exercise

    by DesertDesperado

    This is a great game because it challenges me according to my individual needs by first asking me what I personally want to work on.

  • Great game so far...

    by bE aWeSoMe!

    I just got this game two days ago and so far it's great!!!!!!!

  • Love it <3

    by Bri <3 $$$

    I love this app soooo much!!!!

  • Great training.

    by Doris_South

    My first training is about memory and it was great. The app will schedule another for next time tomorrow. I like the way if functions and the training it provides.

  • Cool

    by B-Dog170

    Very very fun I love it

  • Love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Jjjjgfiwjdgsfshdjf

    This game keeps my brain shape and relaxes me at the same the challenges; entertaining, stimulating and rewarding all at the same time. I come from a family that shows early signs and has a history of Alzheimer's. I am now in my mid 40s and I am taking full precaution by taking full advantage of what luminosity has to offer and I am already beginning to see improvements in my BPI after only using the game for a few months. I originally tested out the game to see if it may benefit my mom which is 73 and starting to show early stages of Alzheimer's and found that the game also helped me quite a bit. I highly recommend the game for anyone using both for brain function improvement a entertainment. Either way, you are sure to be satisfied. Avi (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Pretty Cool

    by neStoChan

    wow my brain hurts... But it's good to see what areas Need work and which ones you are strong in etc. have not gone to the web only ones but I'm curious what didn't make it to the mobile app.

  • Fun games!!

    by Stinky Kristy

    I highly recommend this app - it's fun AND you're actually helping your brain!! Definitely surpasses anything I was expecting. Get it!!

  • Good but…

    by foolishservant

    It seems it'll be more useful if you pay a subscription. No way. I'll buy the app but no lifetime commitment, I'm already married, thanks.

  • Get some new games

    by Braincoach2

    Getting bored. Don't see anything in the comparison area. eg how I compare to others. I find this useful and again would like more choices and challenges. Thanks!

  • Fluid, engaging, and we'll made

    by Lmaosama

    Great first impression, the interactions are responsive and the interface is fluid, all makes for a fun experience.

  • Challenging Fun

    by Farm girl sally

    I just started today and it is already challenging! I hope to see improvement with practice! I enjoyed the games!

  • Awesome app

    by SANaitai

    Mind blowing

  • Finaminal App

    by James Witte

    This app will challenge your mind and will not only help your mind, but also have lots of fun doing it!

  • Nice app

    by Srebes

    I like it but agree. It needs a landscape view for I The ipad

  • Pretty good

    by Reviewjdw22

    Good fun app. However there have not been any new games added since November. They really need a few more games for the iPad to make this worth paying for.

  • Does help


    You do get a brain work out

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