By SparkNotes LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-03-28
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 85.24 MB
  • Developer: SparkNotes LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 560 App Reviews)
  • Price:
SparkNotes App Ratings: 3
Based on 560 App Reviews

SparkNotes App Details

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:


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App Reviews

  • The best study resource

    By Alls❤️
    I cannot recommend this app enough! Spark notes is extremely helpful for when it's 11 PM and you need to know certain information, if you need to prep for a test, or if you're just having a hard time identifying something within the text. The subscription is defiantly worth it.
  • A mediocre app for a price

    By Nicely-kind
    My school work is important, this is like buying textbooks again; I can't do this. I would rather go on the web to see the same thing that's on this app FOR FREE.
  • The site is free, why can't the app be?

    By Common Highschooler
    I love spark notes and was happy when I saw a banner saying they have an app. I use the mobile site and it works quite well and doesn't cost money. Being the logical human I am I thought: "Oh it is basically going to be a smoother version of the website!" But it turns out you need a membership to use the app. It's pretty cheap, but not worth a penny because the mobile site exists as well, and doesn't have any big problems.
  • The app is terrible

    By Tanelmo123
    I saw this app and I knew that this is the same thing I used on my computer and I got really excited because I needed to write a paper and this WEBSITE has helped me before but once I downloaded the app they told me to get a membership. I thought this was just for something extra I can do but it turns out I can't do anything without the membership. I am really disappointed in the app. But the website is great, I recommend the website because it is free. The only thing is that it makes my computer lag a little bit but other than that it is great.
  • A Membership is Ridiculous

    By MooMoondy
    I downloaded the app as an alternative for using the website but i needed java plug ins and my iphone cant do that. Soon as i saw the subscription payment, i thought this was wack. It doesnt make sense. Make the website free but not the app??? And i was only just going to use this app once for lang so just thinking about a subscription is really useless in my case.
  • Paying? For a free site?

    By Racha2011
    Wow. What a money grab.
  • Why do you have to pay ??

    By Yeaboidank
    I've used the Sparknotes website before for Anthem by Ayn Rand and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and it's very helpful. But I don't understand why there needs to be a price to an app when we could easily look up the website and use that instead. I recommend you just use your web browser on your phone to look up Sparknotes rather than buying this app, because the website works just as well and it's free.
  • Seems ok so far; wish you could select text

    By 333M333
    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.
  • it makes you pay

    By Beg9001
    You have to pay for this once you get it even though the online version is free. Sparknotes is great but only online not as an app. They should have a free choice that is paid by ads like most apps. Stick to the website
  • Why?!

    By Nabiiloo
    I just dont understand , what's the difference between the website and the app , if one can access data through the website for free , why make the app for money ?