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By SparkNotes LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Introducing the SparkNotes app! Try it free for one month—once you’ve started your free trial, you’ll have instant access to all of our literature guides (nearly 600, with more coming soon) at your fingertips. To Kill a Mockingbird? Yep. Romeo and Juliet? Of course!

And there's more:

* Absolutely no ads!
* Full access on the go—works even when the internet doesn't, you can save your data!
* Quiz yourself: almost all titles have an interactive quiz
* Customize your text size and try out DARK MODE

The SparkNotes app requires an easy in-app subscription to get started. You’ll have the first month free to see why the SparkNotes app is the best way to study on your iPhone or iPod Touch. And to celebrate the launch, we’re offering special intro pricing: you can get all of our award-winning SparkNotes literature guides for either $.99 a month or $4.99 a year! It’s crazy.

Subscriptions allow you to view the full study guide content found within the app, and are available on both a monthly and a yearly basis. Your subscription will automatically renew—and your account will be charged—unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions, and turn off auto-renewal, by going to your account settings after purchase.

Your support enables us to bring you the fastest, least distracting way to study, and we can’t wait to show you what’s coming next! Let us know what you think, and share your ideas, by using the feedback link in the app’s Settings menu.

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What's New in Version 2.0

SparkNotes 2.0! We're back, and better than ever. We've completely rebuilt the SparkNotes App after years away to provide the BEST study experience on your iPhone or iPod Touch, and you can try it FREE for a FULL MONTH now!

The app now comes preloaded with all of the most popular SparkNotes literature guides—rapidly approaching 600 titles. Once you've started your trial, you'll have access to all of the literature guides wherever you go (just don't forget your phone). No data plan usage, no ads, no distractions.

We've put a lot of focus on improving the reading experience: we think you'll agree this is the absolute best way to study on the go:

* Swipe through to access chapter summaries, study questions, and all of the great SparkNotes content you've grown to love.
* Take full book quizzes and get instant feedback on how you're doing.
* Check the settings menu to adjust your text size, try out DARK MODE, and send us feedback or questions.

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Customer Reviews

Seems ok so far; wish you could select text

So many negative reviews from people who are angry that they'd have to pay a little bit of money for something they'd like to use. I don't get it. It's not expensive. It's 5 bucks per year for a ton of useful info. Why do people think it's such an outrage that not everything is free? Maybe they are kids who don't have parental permission to buy apps? That might explain it. Or maybe they just think $5 per year really is too much (but that's odd if they paid for an iPhone ...) The negative reviewers don't seem to be complaining about the app' quality; it seems they are mostly just mad that they can't get what they want for free.

Anyway app seems good so far. You can't select text though -- which means you can't look up words, nor copy text, nor take notes by sharing text with another app. I suppose they are trying to protect their content from copying. I would understand that concern, I guess. But whatever the reason, it's still a problem -- that is, it still limits the app's usefulness, even if they had an understandable reason for removing the basic text-selecting function.

Perfect App!!!

I am not a big reviewer of apps, but I had to on this one. I was so excited to see SparkNotes in an app, but disappointed to see all the negative reviews. But the negative reviews had nothing to do with the actual app, only charging the consumers a fee for the app. Hmmm. I had to check it out for myself, and I encourage consumers to do the same. This is a wonderful app for its easy use and NO ADS!! I will spend a whopping $4.99 after my one month free trial. That is less than the price of a Venti Frappacino at Starbucks, which lasts probably less than 30 minutes to consume. Skip your frap for one time and you would have paid for your app for a year. Priorities people! Even a "starving" student can do that!

Great website, Not so great app...

I use the sparknotes website quite frequently. Mostly, I use it for book reports or to better understand a novel I am reading. I have loved the website and have given it much praise. And, when I found out that there was an app, I was ecstatic. However, when I opened up the app, I was greeted with a pop-up asking me to purchase a "membership" of some sort. Now this is typically not an issue, but, you cannot access anything in the app without this membership. This was quite annoying and a huge hinder to what would be a great app.

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 89.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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