Fresh from our Blog

January 29, 2018

How can we continue to pay it forward?

It’s funny how all the world seems to be connected, right? This applies also for iSmart and Jacob’s Brew.

Jacob’s Brew is all about Paying It Forward and hoping to make the world a better place, while iSmart aims to ensure that all schools are inclusive and students with learning difficulties can keep up with the demanding scholastic needs.

iSmart just gave away 5 FREE licenses to 5 special students. These licenses have been donated by Family Ostafiehyk; Emmanuela and Paul and daughter Francesca. They will keeping paying for iSmart till these students reach university level. The family is currently living in Lincoln, UK but they have resided in Marsascala for some years, with one of their sons owning the same premises that has now been turned into Jacob’s Brew. So you see the connection now, right?

Jacob and Sarah have been meeting different people from all walks of life, and we have trusted them to finding us 5 special students that deserve to have iSmart while at school.

Here are some photos from our meeting with the parents and students. A demonstration was given and they all left the coffee shop hopeful and with a tummy full of tea and cake!

We still have some free iSmart accounts for grabs. If you think you deserve to get iSmart for free, or would like to nominate a class, visit:

If you want to try iSmart yourself for free, we are offering a 15 days trial for the Home version and 60 days trial for the class version ( Join our growing iSmart community by downloading our app from Google Play or Apple App Store.

iSmart … Read. Learn. Achieve.

March 13, 2017

iSmart – Now Available in Italian and Polish

We are proud to announce that the iSmart app and portal are now also available in Italian and Polish.

Users can change the language from the “Personalise” button in the settings section of the app (top right corner icon). From the portal, simply go to the “Languages” menu from the top and choose the language that you want to use.

These translations are the hard work of our agents in Italy and Poland – Giuseppe and Urszula, and we have been testing them out together with them. We now want to invite you all to sign up for the free trial to try them out and let us know what you think. In case you find something that you want to suggest to us, please email us on [email protected] or visit

March 2, 2017

iSmart accepted by the Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange ( – society’s market for impact investing – has today announced that iSmart ( has been approved as a member following the ratification of its impact report by the independent Admissions Panel.

iSmart is an inclusive educational platform to support students of all ages with learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, autism, ADHD, mild cognitive disability). Our products integrate with tablets and mobiles to bring together schools, teachers, parents, psychologists and students. iSmart comes in 3 versions; iSmart Home, Class and School.

iSmart is developed in Malta by a dynamic team that has worked in educational technology for several years. The startup is currently growing, and being accepted as a member by the Social Stock Exchange, firmly positions iSmart as a social enterprise that has a positive impact on society. The company is currently raising finance in order to continue adding more functionalities to its products.

One can find many apps for students with learning difficulties, however most of them are fragmented and cannot be used in an inclusive setting. With iSmart the teacher/ learning support teacher can turn on and off features needed by the student. Features include; text-to-speech, speech-to-text, letter and number colouring, text adaptation, reading ruler and mind mapping.

Users can try out the app on Android devices (iOS and Windows versions are coming out soon) by signing up for a FREE account on iSmart Home comes with a 14-day trial while iSmart Class comes with a 60-day trial. iSmart School will be launched later on this year.

About the Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. The aim of the exchange is to help these businesses connect with investors and unlock capital at scale. All issuer member companies must meet a rigorous set of criteria before joining, including the publication of an Impact Report.

The Social Stock Exchange has an agreement with NEX Exchange (formerly ISDX) to operate the Social Stock Exchange branded market segment for impact businesses. The Social Stock Exchange Ltd (FRN: 625231) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Limited (FRN: 582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK. NEX is a Recognised Investment Exchange operating a regulated market and a growth market and provides a secondary market trading facility. NEX is supervised by the FCA.