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CliffsNotes-To-Go App Series Grows to 36 Titles in the App Store

3/9/2010 by Press Room, Modality

Modality and Wiley Publishing, Inc., Build on Success of Mobile Literature Notes to Bring More Interactive Study Guides to iPhone® and iPod touch®

Durham, NC.-- March 9, 2010 -- Modality, Inc., and Wiley Publishing, Inc., today announced that 31 more CliffsNotes® literature study guide applications are available in the Apple App Store. Selected in September 2009 as part of Apple’s App Store “High School Survival Guide,” the CliffsNotes-To-Go series delivers interactive review tools and self-assessment quizzes for success-minded students.

Students can begin to explore the CliffsNotes-To-Go series by downloading CliffsNotes Romeo and Juliet for iPhone® and iPod touch® - available for free download from now until March 15.

Modality’s content architects created two distinct review modes to allow for a more customizable study experience. A prescriptive “Cram Plan,” created by the experts at CliffsNotes, orders the content of the app to maximize even small increments of study time. A more traditional e-reader interface presents the app’s complete content in a fashion similar to that of the printed literature notes. Additional features that leverage the innovative Multi-Touch user interface and revolutionary capabilities of iPhone and iPod touch include:

  • Multiple-choice quiz assesses mastery of the material
  • Text-highlighting notes important sections for further review
  • Interactive map links character associations and profiles for quick reference
  • Audio plot summaries play in the background while the user engages with other app features

“Early sales and user reviews of the CliffsNotes-To-Go apps demonstrate that students appreciate having this material on their iPhones and iPod touches,” said Cindy Kitchel, vice president and publisher, Wiley Professional/Trade publishing. “Students turn to the Cliffs brand when they need clear, reliable review materials. We’re excited to be working with Modality to deliver that content in an engaging, customizable mobile format.”

The following CliffsNotes literature study guides are now available for $0.99 per application from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Beowulf
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë