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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. You can get all of our award-winning SparkNotes literature guides for either $.99 a month or $4.99 a year!

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.

Contact the SparkNotes app team by writing to iphone@sparknotes.com, or connect online:


Terms of use: https://www.sparknotes.com/terms-of-use
Privacy policy: https://bn.clarip.com/privacycenter/?brand=barnesandnoble

What’s New

Version 2.2

The same SparkNotes app you love, with a few feature updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Lynx_5555 ,

The website is way better

I don’t get why the website would allow us to access the notes and what they say for free while the app does not let us do anything unless we pay for it. I liked the website so I thought I should get the app but I could not do anything. The website is better than the app

Spuds Mothersbaugh ,

A big help for getting into great literature

This is a great app for people who love reading, and especially for those who’d like some help diving into literary classics.

$4.99 a year (about the cost of an ebook) seems to me a small price for what you get in this app. Over 500 titles with contexts, overviews, character descriptions, plot summaries and analyses, questions...

If you’ve been intimidated with long novels like War and Peace, Moby Dick, or perhaps had trouble following the style of an author like Faulkner, SparkNotes could be the answer for you. It was for me. Thanks, SparkNotes! 👍👍😊

Johnny B10225 ,

Great app

This is an amazing app that I wish I had when I was in HS and College. Instead if I wanted cliff notes I had to go to a book store and purchase actually cliff notes. Yes the app costs money. Boo hoo. Don’t want to pay? The developer is generous enough to offer the information on their website for free. Want the convience the app provides? It’s going to cost a little. Think about all the $$ you waste on useless stuff every year compared to a service that will help make you less stupid than you are. Worth it IMO.

App Privacy

The developer, SparkNotes LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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