*** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) ***
Now learning to speak & read Italian from your iPhone or iPad is a total cinch. With 9 addictive games designed for essential vocabulary & conversation skills, MindSnacks’ Italian app is perfect for adults, kids, students, or anyone brushing up on their Italian before taking the grand tour d'Italia.

Instead of tedious flashcards, our app is packed with entertaining games specifically designed to tackle the most common challenges associated with learning Italian. With lessons built around word gender, plural forms, and how to use -ARE, -ERE, and -IRE verbs, it’s fair to say we’ve optimized, or rather awesome-ized, the Italian learning experience.

Download the first lesson totally free and if you crave more Italian, upgrade to access all 50 lessons and 40+ hours of content. That’s more than enough to fill the entire Roman Colosseum (we double-checked).


USA Today
One of the top-three iOS apps that “make the process of learning new words fun.”

148 Apps
"It's fun to do and it's amazing how quickly users will notice results."

Appo Learning
“MindSnacks provides some of the best instruction on the Italian language in the app-verse...”

App Safari
"This app is not just your average, run-of-the-mill crash course... It includes complex exercises, challenges, and lessons that make the learning process fun and effective."


-- 9 addictive and unique games
-- 1000+ Italian words & phrases to study and master
-- Spoken audio clips provided by a native Italian speaker to help with pronunciation
-- Hand-illustrated image library to help memorize words
-- 50 Italian lessons designed by Ivy League instructors (upgrade required)
-- Personalized learning algorithms to maximize memorization, retention & contextual usage
-- Enhanced review mode lets you replay previously mastered lessons
-- Additional quests & challenges will keep you motivated
-- Not a single boring, mind-numbing or snooze-inducing quiz, class or lesson allowed


“I got this app to help me learn as much Italian as I could before a two week vacation to Italy. I'm currently over half way done with my vacation and the app was a huge help!”

“I found Mindsnacks (from the comfort of my pillow) by doing a web search for ‘best app to learn Italian’....Within 15 minutes I had learned to count to ten (AND I also knew how to spell the words).”

“Great app!! Fun and makes it easy to learn! Well worth the money!”


At MindSnacks we like to keep it fun, but we’re serious about learning. That’s why our Italian app includes 9 challenging games designed by Ivy League professors. Each game teaches a specific aspect of the Italian language, creating a well-rounded learning experience for both kids and adults that goes far beyond basic vocabulary flashcards.

Of course studying is only worth it if it works, so our unique algorithm reinforces the learning process using proven methods from the field of memory studies. Over time, the games adapt to your individual performance, selectively repeating Italian words, phrases and grammatical points with which you’ve previously struggled. In other words, as you learn Italian, the app learns about you for a more effective learning experience.

Perfect for beginning and intermediate learners of Italian, Mindsnacks is like a helpful new Italian teacher that fits in your purse, pocket or ever-fashionable fanny pack. You’ll quickly become less reliant on that Italian dictionary so you can focus on more important stuff like booking your trip to Venice.


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What's New

Version 3.3.8

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

75 Ratings

75 Ratings

I feel smarter already--Great App!


4 1/2 stars really. This is a fantastic app for learning Italian. It's intelligently designed and it's got games that keep you interested and motivated. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it "graduates" you to the next level too quickly. If you haven't learned everything 100%, you're forced to go back to multiple menus each time you want to review--which wouldn't be too much of a problems if you studied the previous lesson all in one go. However, I like to use this app in short bursts on the train, so every time I reopen it, it resets to the level it 'thinks' I'm on and I have to remember what lesson I'm really on and go back through the screens.

I feel like this could be easily solved with a button that comes up when you've mastered a level and asks you if you want to stay on that level or proceed to the next.

Overall, it's great and I use it a lot. I would definitely recommend this app to anyone currently trying to learn language because it's fun and keeps you engaged!

Fun way to memorize and learn


I'm hooked on Mind Snacks. I bought the Italian version to prepare for an upcoming trip to Italy. In just one week I've mastered 245 words. It is easy to use and fun. The graduated levels allow you to perfect your lessons so you can unlock new games. The games use a variety of techniques to test your rapid recall, spelling, listening, understanding. Once you've mastered words, you can also play games using just those words, which is good reinforcement. I'm giving this review 4 instead of 5 simply because this version doesn't sync seamlessly between my iPhone and iPad. Other than that, I highly recommend Mind Snacks and am considering their other language & SAT packs.

Molto Benne! (Update)


For those that aren’t aware of the email that went out, MindSnacks has decided to discontinue these language apps and not upgrade to iOS 11.

It’s truly unfortunate and had I known that, I never would’ve upgraded my phone because I use these apps regularly and did pay full price for the complete set of apps.


I love love love this app!!!

I learn the words really fast and I move through the language quicker than I expected! It is very easy to learn a language through this app. It helps with spelling and tests you through various games! I thoroughly enjoy it.

Highly recommend this app instead of those boring apps that are similar to textbook form.


Is there a chance in a future update, to be able to go back to specific lessons learned instead of all the words learned in the past? I want to practice only a specific section instead of everything I've learned so far...


53.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 MindSnacks inc
In-App Purchases
  1. 50 Italian Lessons $4.99
  2. All Language Pass $19.99
  3. All Language Pass Upgrade $17.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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