San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 103.59 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 5,718 Reviews)
  • Price:
San Francisco Chronicle App Ratings: 3.5
Total 5,718 Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle App Description

Get the smart news writing, award-winning photos and columnists, second-to-none Bay Area news coverage that you expect from the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Chronicle features: • Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists • Local news from San Francisco and the Bay Area, including updates throughout the day • The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day • Dazzling photo galleries Subscribing to the San Francisco Chronicle • Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days. • If you would like to subscribe, you can select monthly ($5.99) subscription. When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase. Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn this off 24-hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:


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San Francisco Chronicle App Reviews

  • Really bad, but it always has been

    By AnnoyedLJD
    Try copying a url to an article to LinkedIn or to google docs. If you click the share icon, then copy, then past that into either Linkedin or google docs the only thing that pastes is a picture. No problem, just open the article in a browser and do it that way... except “open in browser” isn’t supported by the app. Hmm maybe if I send it as a text messages and get the url that way. Finally! Talk about a poorly designed app.
  • Used to work

    By Bman 2027
    This app used to work, but it doesn’t even get past the splash screen anymore. Cancelling my subscription.
  • Just not a well working or designed experience

    By glev1
    Version 2.3.8 - still crashes daily. If you are listening to music while reading your paper, it will repeatedly stop your music from playing. Navigation with the swipe left and right makes scrolling through an article challenging. Still wish for a larger font. Version 2.2.5 - really pretty much the same. I have written to the support team and they say they are working in it. But this app has really not improved much in the past year. Layout and image placement has improved. But load times and crashes have not. And the app is often unresponsive when you return to it from another app. This app is still inconsistent and crashes daily. While there is some control over font size - still too small for my eyes. The layout is inconsistent and images sometimes do not show up. It seems their support team is as frustrated with their developers as the users are. I truly want to support the chronicle with my subscription but the app really has to work better. Previous - This is how I get my Chronicle every day. The articles are all there and they have fixed many interface issues. But they also introduced a new one - if you get an error due to spotty Internet coverage, the only recourse is to relaunch the app, even when there is Internet access. 1. Slow and annoying reloads when switching apps. If you leave the app and come back, you will get back to where you left off, but only after a tedious reload. FIXED 2. Also slow to switch between articles and even turn pages. The page turn slides the entire interface across the screen just to get to the next page. Most apps I used for reading are much faster than this one. IMPROVED 3. Part of the reason I read the paper digitally is to be able to follow links in articles. Most links are just listed as text so you cannot click on them. Nor can you even copy the text to put in a browser. Major flaw! IMPROVED 4. Seems to take forever to download a new edition (on very fast wifi). Often get message to quit the app as new edition has just been downloaded - annoying. And don't even try to download to read offline. Takes forever. FIXED - but they still have a poor updating process.
  • Datebook not working

    By olliewallyboo
    Works ok except for the datebook which does not display any
  • Enjoying the Chronicle

    By Bears 73
    The app is great —- supplying articles that are very informative, well-written & timely.
  • Overhauled app is terrific

    By Rgaston
    The Chron app used to be very unreliable, but they gave it a tech overhaul a while back and it’s a very smooth positive experience now
  • Sports and wine - and a little news

    By Nvh9
    Reading the Chron via app, one would think that all that Bay Area people are interested in is Bay Area sports and the wine country, with a smattering of news. Since I don't see the paper version of the Chron, I don't know what's buried, but the app highlights these topics and buries actual news stories. And it highlights the same content for days -- weeks -- on end.
  • Much improved

    By Shazul2
    Navigation is better. Load times are much faster.
  • Perfect Companion to SF Chronicle

    By Pleasanton Pal
    I still enjoy my coffee and Chron with breakfast, but the on-line version fills in nicely as a reliable source of local, regional, national and international news when I don’t have access to a physical newspaper.
  • Frustrating.

    By Feeling ignored
    I pay for a subscription which I can seldom read. The app has never been very reliable, but today I did the “bug fix” update and now it won’t even open. Just gives the skinny thing for a bit and then crashes.