San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 103.60 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 5,244 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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App Reviews

  • Full screen auto play video ads

    By AnnoyedLJD
    I’ve been an annual subscriber to the chronicle for years. Today I opened the app and my screen was taken over for an auto-play video ad for RocketMortgage Rate Shield. This is intrusive, user hostile, and obnoxious. Is this what paying subscribers have to look forward to?
  • 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.
  • Why no zoom on photos???

    By Aaron Dyob
    I love the app. And I love the photos by the very talented Chronicle photographers. But, why can’t we be able to zoom in and out on the photos? Seems like an easy thing to program. Please include the zoom function in an upcoming update. Thanks!
  • A work in progress...NOT!

    By Drctrl
    July 31, 2018 A year later...Improvements have been made. It’s useable now. So belay that NOT, and replace it with NEEDS WORK, The best rarely locks up or crashes now, on iPad. If you’re a rabid local sports fanatic, this is a great read. News, real news, you’re out of luck. You’ll miss a lot, including reporting that’s in the print addition. The worst things: Search engine and editing. It’s still just a big bag with everything just tossed inside. Page layout and organization: A one, and only because I’m Chicken to rate it the way I really feel, a zero on editing and organization. Zero! Here’s one small example...there’s a feature story on the Israeli Wall painting that got the Italian artists ejected and banned for ten years. Reminds me of East Berlin and the Stasi. I read it on the Print Edition via a daily email link. (Long time paid subscriber) Try finding it the online app...where to look? “US & World” or “In Today’s Paper.” Nope. Search? Nope. This is typical. Lousy search and bogus organization by topics. Hire a few get this fixed...or maybe even a professional editor...I’ve heard that a lot of them are unemployed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sticking with the Chron...because it’s all we have...but the app is so bad, it’s embarrassing to locals... Middle of August 2017...the app rarely loads now. It's more dysfunctional than The White House. How can this app, at the epicenter of coding, be so completely dysfunctional? I'll have "the conversation" this morning, with my wife and partner, about terminating a lifelong subscription to the failing San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tough decision that feels a bit like pulling the plug on grandma so she can avoid more suffering before her now inevitable death. Sad. Nothing's changed. Worst newspaper iPhone app...but maybe, just maybe, they can kill this amateurish app and launch the fine replacement they've been working on for the last two years. It keeps getting worse since I last reviewed in October. My hometown the heart of Silicon in a death spiral. It's very sad. 😥 "In Today's Paper" is a mishmash of articles, supposedly on a timeline, but really a sports-forward pile of news articles mixed with "breaking news", that sometimes extends back for days but with no indication of how old and stale some of them are. Background reporting shouldn't be mixed in with breaking news. Advice to SFChron: Study the NYTimes app and copy it. And it still freezes for no apparent reason. (Crashes on iPhone 6 running latest OS upgrade)
  • Much improved

    By greg cells
    When I started using the app almost 2 years ago, it was an embarrassment. Constant crashing, a refusal to update...almost unusable. While the layout isn’t the most beautiful to look at (the NYT and Wash Post are much nicer), the app just works. Kudos for taking on this previous disaster and fixing it.
  • Need the Chronicle everyday!

    By noi cant
    I read the SF Caron in digital everyday. Living on Central Coast gives me no paper option but the digital is great