San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 119.44 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 4,212 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 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:



  • I always have to sign in

    By Grafenstine
    Seriously, I am always being asked to resign in on Safari, on Facebook, on Twitter etc... What’s funny is that although the app keeps forgetting that I am a member, they do not forget to charge me the monthly fee which I think is just friggin great. Anyway, the news is top par but if you are expecting to be able to read it whenever you want, it might be easier to just buy an actual newspaper...since The Chronicle can’t ask you to sign into that like a 100 times.
  • Finally Working Well

    By Oak boy
    The latest version is a Big Improvement on prior versions. You must remove and reinstall the app to get the benefits. The paper loads faster, no longer freezes, and is generally very solid. The shipping table is still a mess, but that’s a minor nit.
  • the worst!

    By dr fedealius
    In a rural area where we depend upon a satellite service, the Chronicle app is almost useless. Many freezes, often when you click on a link it’s all over, requiring a double click to reboot the app. This is a three year old ipad. The NYT app works fine here; maybe the Chron should lease their technology.
  • Frustrating App with no service from the Newspaper

    By Leigh_Ann
    System locks you into the paygate—after they take your money. Avoid this app until the SF Chronicle can find some developers who can make the system work for subscribers.
  • Much better with new iPad

    By rwooty
    Previous problems with very slow or no loading, or loading yesterdays paper, have been fixed. App now loads quickly and responds promptly to switches between sections or loading an article from a particular section. In other words, it now acts like a newspaper app should.
  • Terrible app. New is not better

    By uhammer28
    Moving up to a two star. The app was almost unusable with 20 minute or more load times for the morning paper. I gave it a 1 star because there was no zero. The App developer contacted me and suggested I delete and reinstall which had no effect. A new iPad did the trick. Not a big jump in iPad but night and day difference in the app. If the app runs well for a while I’ll bump up my rating again.
  • Revised review

    By baseman88
    After giving this app a 1 star rating, I was contacted by the developer’s customer support who advised me to delete and reinstall the app to address my performance problems. I’m happy to report that this did fix the problem and the app has returned to a quite usable state. If you are also having performance problems that are not network related, I suggest trying this. Hats off to the developer for taking the initiative to contact me with a suggested fix.
  • 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.