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Educational Reference Tool SparkNotes Comes To iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 10th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

SparkNotes have saved many a student in need of help as they study various pieces of literature. Figuring out the subtext behind some classic pieces of work isn't always immediately obvious, and these notes can make all the difference.

That useful helping hand is now available through the SparkNotes iOS app. 50 pre-installed study guides are already available with the option of viewing hundreds of others online. These guides can then be downloaded for offline use if the user so wishes.

Numerous different works worthy of studying are included here, like Shakespeare and Orwell. Poetry and Philosophy is similarly covered along with short stories to appeal to all arts students.

Search functionality is extensive, making it easy to browse through different sections of the guides from thematic analysis to scene by scene breakdown.

There's a social element, too, with users able to share their location and what they're currently studying, thus encouraging friends to gather round for a study group session.

SparkNotes is out now and it's free to download.

Timeless Wisdom Courtesy Of An Ordinary App: Ordinary Words ~ Extraordinary Power

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 15th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

In life, everyone needs a moment of clarity and calm in their day, no matter how brief it may be. An Ordinary App: Ordinary Words ~ Extraordinary Power has recently been released in order to facilitate that.

For $2.99, users are given a fresh insight every day through the app. It's simple philosophy but offers some great inspirational quotes that are worth paying attention to. As an added bonus, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the insight comes bundled with a link to an article or exercise that sets out to enhance a particular area of the user's life.

On Saturdays, An Ordinary App: Ordinary Words ~ Extraordinary Power goes one step further by including a link to a short inspirational video that uses song, entertainment or commentary to help the user take in the moment of wisdom.

With a quote for each day of the year, plus 148 unique articles and 52 videos, it's a satisfying inspirational package that will hopefully give its users some wise words across the rest of the year.