We’re the team who created SparkNotes back in the distant past, before iPhones even existed. Since then we moved on, technology and school have changed, while SparkNotes have… stayed exactly the same.

So we created LitCharts for today’s students. The LitCharts app has tons of features nobody else offers:

•The only all free lit guide app. Seriously, every guide is free.

•All the books you read in school. 400+ titles, and the app automatically updates to include each new guide we publish.

•Always ad free. No ads to distract your reading or kill your battery.

•Deeper understanding. Our summary and analysis appear side-by-side, meaning you get instant understanding of every plot point.

•The perfect quotes. Our quotes are sortable by character, chapter, and theme, so you can always quickly find just what you need.

•Theme tracking. With our visual theme tracking, you’ll be able to follow (and explain) how themes develop throughout each book.

•Quick-reference. Easily jump between summary, analysis, characters, themes, quotes, and symbols. Get a complete understanding, easily.

•Speed. Never again wait in agony for that page to load as precious seconds tick away...

•Off-line access. LitCharts is the only series of literature guides that works everywhere you are—even offline.

Millions of students are getting better grades by reading LitCharts every month. Come join us!

What’s New

Version 2.0

Based on your feedback, we've redesigned and rebuilt the LitCharts iOS app from the ground up. Some of the many helpful new features include:

•Every book: The app now syncs with the LitCharts website, so all 400+ books appear in the app, and the app updates whenever we add new books.
•iPad support: The app is now universal, so you can use it on any iOS device and it'll still look great.
•Helpful links: Tap on any symbol, character, or theme box link and an explanation appears without having to load another page.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for future app improvements, hit us up here: or on Twitter (@litcharts).

And if the app helps you out, help us continue improving it by rating us in the App Store.


The LitCharts Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

chi😎 ,

I absolutely love this app!!

This app is amazing and I am eternally grateful to the person(s) who brought it to life. I really can’t find a flaw, and that is because this app is just so organized and abundant in accurate information. The only thing I can say is that more books should be added to the collection. Other than that, this app is on the right track in regards to meeting the needs of its users.

lizhudran ,

Amazing App!

If you don’t want to read a book, you should definitely get this app. It gives you detailed summaries and breakdowns of each chapter, and gives you the plot, characters, full book summary, and much more. I used to use this app on safari, but then i discovered that it had an app! This is very useful for any student, or adult! I 100% recommend!

Rangers 2012 ,

Amazing app!

I have been using LitCharts for a decent amount of time and after exploring the LitCharts website I found out there was an app. I was pleasantly surprised because I have been using Google Docs to view LitCharts and I wanted a different way to look at the summaries. This app is great, and allows me to easily view all my LitCharts. Thanks you to all the great staff working at LitCharts.


LitCharts LLC
66.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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