May 24, 2022

New Free iPhone App From Penguin Classics; Includes Annotated Descriptions for More Than 1500 Titles

From a News Release (via Paul Biba, TeleRead):

The Penguin Classics app puts the complete list of Penguin Classics in the palm of your hand in a fun and easy-to-use manner.

For those new to the Classics or unsure of what you want to read, the app features a “Discover the Classics” section that lets you pick what Classics you should read based on your interests. Give your iPhone a shake and let the app pick a title for you. In addition to featuring annotated descriptions of over 1,500 Penguin Classics titles, the app challenges readers to test their Penguin Classics knowledge with a fun and engaging quiz that spans over 65 Classics works.

Additional unique features include:

  • A My Classics section where users can bookmark titles as well as keep track of Classics that they’ve read or want to read
  • An Essential Classics section, a must for any Classics aficionado
  • Facebook integration so you can share quiz scores, along with the Penguin Classics you’ve read and those you’re planning to read, with your Facebook friends
  • The app will be continually updated with news, additional quizzes and lists, events info, and the latest Penguin Classics titles.

Video Intro

Direct to App (Free via iTunes App Store)

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