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

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

36 CliffsNotes-To-Go Titles available on the App Store

Early sales and user reviews of the CliffsNotes-To-Go apps demonstrate that students appreciate having this material on their iPhones and iPod touches

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

About Modality, Inc.
Modality is the premier developer of digital learning, assessment, training and applications for Apple handheld devices. Partnering with the world’s leading publishers and content experts, Modality creates mobile user experiences informed by more than a decade of educational technology design.

Modality was selected by Apple as one of the first developers to work with the iPhone SDK, delivering four of the first 500 apps available in the App Store when it launched in July 2008. Since then, the company has released more than 125 apps for iPhone® and iPod touch® in partnership with Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Professional, Pearson, The Princeton Review, John Wiley & Sons, Wolters Kluwer, and Workman Publishing Co., among others.

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at

About CliffsNotes®
Often imitated but never equaled, CliffsNotes are the original and still most widely recognized study guides in use today. Recent research shows that among today's students, parents, and adults in general, CliffsNotes have more than double the recognition of the leading competitive study aid brand. A branded imprint of Wiley, CliffsNotes have been described by the New York Times as “an American icon.” The only study guides written by teachers and educational professionals, CliffsNotes have full range of test prep and study aids—just what today's students need to grasp the essentials fast and score their highest. For more information, visit CliffsNotes is a branded imprint of Wiley.


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