By SparkNotes LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-03-28
  • Current Version: 2.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 85.09 MB
  • Developer: SparkNotes LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 729 Ratings


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. Contact the SparkNotes app team by writing to, or connect online: Terms of use: Privacy policy:



  • Pay to Use?

    By PostApocalipticGoth
    Why make the app free, but make it so that we have to pay to even use it?
  • Website>App

    By Sebastian Aquino
    I use spark notes almost every day that I need to read a book at school. I normally would use the website. Since I used it a lot I decided to download the app, but I only found an app that u need to pay for. U get the same benefits as the website, so why would I pay for the app when I can use the website. Website>App
  • Terrible

    By adrianwhoelse
    I have to pay to use this app when I can simply do that on the browser?
  • Not happy

    By lovingmom05
    I’m getting my GED and the teacher wants up to use this on our phones.Well they want money to use it not happy
  • Read below

    By etmoon
    Why pay for the app when online if free
  • Great app

    By Johnny B10225
    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.
  • Terrible app that doesn’t include the translation feature 😠

    By 14_megan14
    I only got this app for the translation from the original text to more readable modern text, I signed up to pay every month just for this feature, I opened the app only to find that the no fear literature feature I’m looking for is not included. This app is very disappointing, why does it not include the translation when the free online website does! The only reason I even wanted to get the app was because the website wasn’t working, and now I have no way of reading my book! 😠
  • Fantasy App for lazy unappreciated snobby students!!

    By Anonymous etc etc etc
    This app is a FANTASTIC App for lazy unappreciated snobby students who take education for granted and fail to take advantage of the the English literature stories and become knowledgeable while helping them with passing the subject!! Seriously!!! How is $5 a year expensive!!! So sad the gum chewed by the very students who commented so negativity on this app as being expensive and not affordable is much more expensive than the price of this well put together app. Yet paying $5/year for an educational app a pinch got them?!!! I mean seriously?!!!$5. How is that expensive? So sad and pathetic. Only if they could fathom the hard work and dedication of what it takes to design an app and the time it with all the valuable content it took to make it!!! So sad. :-( This app is a fabulous and informative educational value pack for all students and none students alike. Helping them catch up on the English literature while enjoying to tap into the English lit, becoming a learned educated person. Trust me try it. It won't hurt or bite you!
  • omg, it is only $5/year!

    By MillerAC85
    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.
  • Great app, annoying subscriptions.

    By Gabe132435
    As a long time user of the Sparknotes website, the app is certainly a step up to use for ease. Unfortunately for the developers, however, as soon as my one month free trial is over it’s unlikely I will continue using the app. With a background in app development, I understand apps can be expensive to code, but I, as well as an overwhelming majority it seems, would do away with a subscription in a heartbeat. This is especially true considering the website offers the same thing but with the occasional ad. I feel the developers and customers would both be more satisfied if the app saw a price tag rather than a subscription. Perhaps rather, an option to disable ads? Unfortunately adds in a study environment are incredibly inefficient and would probably end up with less customers yet. More consumers = more money, even if it means the customers are paying more in the long run. Simply put, many paying little vs. few paying a lot over a long time. In conclusion—apologies on the lengthy review if you have stuck it out for this long—The app is really simple and clean to use, but the developers should look into other options for payment. This ultimately would leave everyone more satisfied.