San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Designed & Published By Hearst Newspapers

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 115.51 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 4,205 Reviews)
  • Price:
San Francisco Chronicle App Ratings: 3
Based on 4,205 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, completely designed for the App Store. San Francisco Chronicle features: - First pick of exclusive content that you can’t get anywhere else - 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 and 360-degree panoramas - Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists 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) or annual ($59.99) 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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App Reviews

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    By BGErob
    The performance of the latest version is great. I previously had problems with slow content load times. Technical support had me delete and reinstall the App and it fixed the problem. I’m very happy with the performance and content.
  • SF Chron app

    By bonchein
    Unusable when I first tried it, now getting better.
  • SF Chron

    By C.Ratzlaff
    Worst app I’ve experienced. Most of the time it won’t load anything but the Front Page and Comics sections—if those. It freezes before I can get through the Front Page section. Last week Tuesday’s Front Page stayed through the rest of the week; only the date changed. I’ve attempted to get tech help, but their suggestions have not fixed the problems. Some days I’ve managed to get through a few extra sections, but only by closing and removing the app, and hard booting the iPad several times.
  • Updating of articles

    By gumbozilla
    I moved from Bay Area to Texas. Got app to keep up with Bay Area sports. Many times articles stay the same in all sections for up to a week and sometimes even more. Poor attempt to digitize a paper. The real paper I used to get daily was great!
  • Freezes

    By BruceW20115555
    The key to happiness with this app is to open it two minutes before you want to use it. By then it will be ready. And be patient while it unfreezes.
  • Great News, Lousy App

    By LMS'80
    I love the way the app emulates the look of the newspaper and I use it daily. However, in the past few months the app functionality has devolved. I cannot forward articles without the attempt to do so causing the app to crash. Also, the headlines of articles I had read used to turn from black to grey, no longer do they do so. I would imagine a growing number of subscribers read the Chronicle via a tablet. I WISH THEY WOULD FIX THE BUGS PROMPTLY!
  • Frustrating, buggy app

    By Chookma
    This app is ridiculously buggy and the Chron does nothing to insure these bugs are addressed when they are brought to their attention. Therefore, you cannot rely on the app to allow you to read the paper for which you pay.
  • Well, the improvement didn't last.

    By Rhaspun
    My previous problem is now gone. Now I find that animbedded video is sensitive. The video starts to run when I am trying to scroll down. I can't touch the video without the video starting up. Usually I try to flick it to scroll. But the video starts instead. Too sensitive. -------------- Now it is much much slower in loading the articles. It doesn't matter if I use my cellular connection or my home wifi. It can crash sometimes when trying to download an article. Sometimes it will crash and close upon trying to start it. 07/24. It has been a few weeks and yet nothing has been done about the problems. Users should be given credit or time added to the subscription for such poor performance. I may end up canceling my subscription if this type performance keeps up. 08/01: Finally they have fix the issues of crashing, slow starting and loading. I hope they improve the articles. There are some old articles hanging it there. 08/02: Slow loading is back. I wonder if their server is slow. At least it hasn't crashed yet. Why are other news app so much quicker. They also have photos to load. 08/07: It has crashed a couple of times when trying to start the app. Who ever is doing the programming for this app should be taken out to the woodshed. 08/09: I wonder what goes on overnight. Now this app is worst this morning. Now it freezes for a longer period of time. Several minutes. It has crashed twice. When I use other news that have pictures to download they work fine. 08/20: Inconsistent performance. Sometimes it might load articles fairly quickly. Certainly not as quick as other news apps. It can still crash. As others have noted. When trying to load an article it seems like nothing is happening for a couple of minutes. 10/16: For a while the app was quicker in downloading the news. But it seems to fallen back again to a slow start and download. Even has crashed a few times. I wonder what makes this such a low performing news app. Other apps have photos also. 11/11/17: I downloaded and reinstalled this app after deleting it. Now it is finally working the way it should have. It finally has some snap to it. I will have see if it will last.
  • It’s gotten a whole lot better

    By Stuartbaker1776
    It’s seems like they worked through bugs and now the Chronicle apps works much better. Straight forward and easy navigation.
  • Repeats articles from week before

    I keep paying for this paper so that when I go on vacation I could read the paper on my iPad. Besides the occasional crashing I am disappointed that the same article from the previous Sunday shows up in the latest Sunday edition as the latest article for the new week