San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 2.3.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 113.39 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 4,261 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. 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:



  • Trash!

    By WHollera
    The purchasing system is completely broken. I was overcharged and have NO ACCESS to my account. Completely ridiculous. Save your money until they hire a competent developer that isn’t writing in Fortran...
  • Love it! A taste of the SF Bay Area!

    By GoddessLinda
    What a wonderful time to be alive! All this technology! I love it. I was born for this. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
  • Great app but it just needs a few more performance tweaks

    By BarceSF
    Great app for getting the news. Others here have mentioned weird refresh issues and I have noticed slow performance at times. Giving this app 4 stars. Will give it 5 when these are addressed.
  • 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. Subsequent updates have improved the performance even more. I’m very happy with the performance, content and responsiveness of the technical support team.
  • Articles that won’t go away for years: Many China’s, many tables & the NorCal brewery map

    By AnnoyedLJD
    You know you’ve hit the end of the new articles not when the list ends, but when you hit the articles that somehow stay on the front page FOR YEARS: “saving stephen hawkings voice”, “many China’s, many tables”, “the ultimate NorCal brewery map”, “neighborhood rises in the shadow of Salesforce tower” and “michael Bauer’s top 100 restaurants”.
  • The app is OK, the Chronicle is pathetic

    By Hardlinemike
    The app works just fine, it’s easy to navigate from article to article, although the sections have many crossover stories which I find annoying and distracting. The Chronicle itself is an embarrassment for a major metropolitan city’s voice. It’s political stance aside, I find the content to be repetitive, dated, incipient, and incomplete. Unfortunately this is the only daily this area has, so this is what I’m stuck with. I look at the chronicle as a small town rag keeping the folks updated on what Aunt Tilly told Ole Jacob over the back fence. Now that I think about it, that might be a huge improvement.
  • Used to be clunky

    By Wc reader xyzzy
    My older comments are below. It has been improved and now works reasonably well. They did respond to comments and even contacted me to give advice about reinstalling. It is a very slow and clunky app. Stories are slow to load. Very little is seen in any screen to facilitate selection of larger story. Moving between sections is awkwardly designed. This is the best that can be done in premier high tech region? It has recently been , and I hesitate to use word, "upgraded", since that implies major change. It is not quite as slow and clunky so maybe gets a bit in a 2nd star. But sometimes it is necessary to tweak site in order to get stories to load. Getting current day's edition is a slow process but at least now it works, unlike before. Designers should check out how efficiently other newspaper sites work and aim for that standard. It has again been "upgraded", but still remains incredibly slow. Sometimes news stories will not load without shifting to other sections first. Why can't they get it right
  • Excellent content; lousy mechanics

    By srdougal
    Slowest of any of my news apps. Takes forever to load, hangs up frequently and shuts down for no particular reason. In short, infuriating! The stars are only because of the content. App is zero stars.
  • Finally mostly works

    By mhopeng
    The initial version downloaded was awful, but I stuck it out for a few months and there were several updates during that time. The app mostly works now.
  • I wish it worked

    By TommyWillB
    I have been an off/on subscriber to the Comical for 25 years. Unfortunately their system is confusing my old expired subscription accounts with my current active one. The result is the app will not let me logging with my account. So I can’t read the paper I’m paying for.