San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • 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 ( 4,199 App Reviews)
  • Price:
San Francisco Chronicle App Ratings: 3
Based on 4,199 App Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle App Details

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

  • 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
  • Grudging tentative kudos

    By Aldus M
    After YEARS of dealing with one of the worst apps ever, horrible update after horrible update, I must tip my hat to this version of a functional app. Loads quickly, hasn't crashed (so far) and relatively easy to use. Thank you!
  • Still Needs Improvement

    By Bubba from SF
    This app seems to get worse with each release. It is constantly freezing and very slow when it eventually runs. Apple should bar this app from the App Store.
  • Beyond bad

    By Jonr333
    It just keeps getting worse. Now it takes over 10 minutes to load. A tragedy - I reinstalled the app a couple of times and I often clear data. I reset my iPad and reinstalled a couple of weeks ago and the crashing hasn’t been bad. It still can be sluggish in the navigation but you can at least read sections of the paper while it works out the updating.
  • Terrible Apps - still bad bad and very bad. Getting worst.

    By WingWing8
    No Star. Worst user experience ever. You pay for the service and expect timely news. No. The performance is getting worst. You have to wait 15-20 mins for the download, and while waiting, it sometime freeze your screen. The apps doesn't tell your what is going on. This is not the SF Chronicle paper standard that I grow and love the past 25 years. Nothing worst than sitting down with your coffee very morning, ready to read today's news, and find out that the apps is still loading. After you finish the coffee, the apps is still loading. You start reading news via Google news or Yahoo, and after you finish reading all the headlines, the apps is still loading. TERRIBLE! Don't get this a App until they fix it.
  • From bad to worse

    By Missing the printed page
    Update 2017: the app has gone through a few iterations. This version was better for about a year. It’s back to crashing, failing to load, etc. worthless! An incredibly buggy app, ads cover pieces of the story, it crashes, etc And now it won't recognize my subscription or let me reset the password. The only reason we kept the limited print subscription was for access to the app. Guess it's time to cancel all ties to the Chronicle.
  • Finally...the app now works!

    By Cinsj
    Update 2: The suggestion to delete and reinstall the app fixed the problem. Now the app is a joy to use. I can now focus on the content! Thanks for fixing the problem. Update. I have now installed at least 2 updates since the review below and the daily refresh is not better. It just took 11 MINUTES (not seconds) to see today's edition. First, a blank screen when nothing happens. After 2 minutes I go to another app then return. I try to click on other sections, but nothing happens. Finally I see what looks like the current front page, but it wasn't. Looked like 2 days ago. Finally, I got the new front page. Seriously guys and gals! This is embarrassing for a Silicon Valley app. Especially one that I pay good bucks for. Have you tested this with an ipad mini 4? I am a retired programmer and if I were associated with this, I would be humiliated. ------------------------- I can't believe it takes so long to load. I often just give up. Even after the front page finally loads, clicking on a single link takes a minute or so the first time. I give two stars which is the average of 0 for speed and 4-5 for content. Update: today it took about 4 minutes just to get the new front page. Then I tried to read an article, and it took me to a blank "waiting" screen over and over. I stopped and went to the main menu or other apps, then tried again. After about a half hour of trying, I finally got to an article. I am using an ipad mini 4 with an up to date OS. Please, please fix.