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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

2.3 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 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

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.

MillerAC85 ,

omg, it is only $5/year!

So many one star reviews because this app requires a subscription. It is $5/year, and it is much more convenient and easier to use than the website on a phone. If you don’t want to pay the incredibly low subscription price, fine, use the website for free; but that doesn’t justify giving the app a one star review. I love this app and subscribe to it every year.


SparkNotes LLC
88.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. SparkNotes Content Subscription $0.99
  2. SparkNotes Content Subscription $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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