San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.2.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 109.78 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 4,122 Ratings


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 redesigned 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:



  • Please, please fix this terrible app!

    By MWCA
    I enjoy the content but the app is abysmal - constantly crashes, won't load stories without rebooting, slow, slow, slow.
  • It is too buggy

    By Badger510
    After several months of using the new app I'm revising my review -- to make it even worse. The text and images take forever to load. Most of the time you have to close the app to get new material to load at all. The cache takes forever to clear (and if you don't clear it, you easily end up with 1.5 gigs of data on your device). And it's still a cruddy paper, the app still calling attention to how weak it is, with the same stories being featured for months. This in what should be a flagship app for the Bay Area!
  • Time to cancel subscription

    By torrie62
    I've been hoping for months this late great newspaper would get it's act together and create an effective news app. Embarrassingly, here in the heart of tech, that seems to much to ask. It takes so long to load (have coffee and breakfast while you wait) I have not been able to read my news seriously here for a year. My main source in now the NYT and NPR. I'm throwing money away. So sad. They no longer deliver so it's time to say goodbye.
  • unfortunately no stars is not an option

    By OakHorn
    Great paper ... awful app ... an embarrassment for a city that is the center of the app developer universe ... clunky ... crashes regularly ... Articles line up poorly ... get your act together!
  • In the land of tech

    By What-the?
    It should be easy to find competent app designers. I have reached out to support and they tell me it will improve - yet each iteration comes with nothing but glitches. Each update loses your iTunes subscription and requires you to find the restore button three layers deep. Then when you go to restore it gives the spinning wheel of death. A restart gives me a black screen. Now I just deleted the app and am trying to reinstall. If I did not live in the Bay Area and want local news, I would delete it altogether.
  • Terrible

    By Mikedboat
    Just awful, content is painfully slow to load and then many sections don't change stories for days at a time. Wish my hometown paper would do better.
  • Still a crappy app

    By AnnoyedLJD
    When you open the app, it clears the screen and shows a loading modal saying "it's a new day". Seconds later the modal goes away and shows you -- old news. If you want to see today's news you then have to pull down to force refresh the content. What was the point of waiting 3 seconds if you're not going to use the time to load anything new?
  • Slow

    By mp4047
    I'm using the app on an iPad Air, with the latest iOS. Takes forever to load the first article I select to read.
  • Ridiculously bad

    By tandkate
    I've learned to try to open this while I'm in the shower since it's so slow to open. Unfortunately, that doesn't help the constant crashing--generally, three times a session. It's as if the publisher wants us to buy the newspaper itself-- it would be faster to go to a newsstand, buy a paper, pick up breakfast, and head home than to open the app and read the four things I'm interested in.
  • Terrible app, lousy newspaper

    By Monterey Dude
    I have been a subscriber to the SF Chron for 40 years, first as a paper subscriber, lately as a iPad subscriber. First the app: AWFUL! I also subscribe to the NYT, Wash Post and the Guardian. These apps refresh immediately, the Chron is very very slow. I have actually given up while trying to refresh to today's news. Ironic that they are so close to the Silicon Valley yet have so poor an app. As to the newspaper, the quality has declined dramatically over the years. One reason I subscribe is for sports coverage . It is scant, I turn to other sources.