San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 201905.63
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 29.90 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 6,827 Ratings


Our revamped iOS app features: • Up-to-the-minute breaking news from our award-winning newsroom • Top headlines you can browse or read in full so you’ll always be in-the-know • Get the news you want as it breaks by opting in for push notifications • The latest sports scores, stats and news from around the world are at your fingertips • Easy access to weather, traffic, videos, photo galleries • Share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email Subscription Details: • OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access, 24/7, for just $5.99 a month (first 2 weeks are FREE) by subscribing within the app itself. Otherwise, if you are a Digital or Print subscriber you can log in to the app for full access. • PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • PRIVACY POLICY: • TERMS OF SERVICE: • FEEDBACK: Tell us what you think! Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback. We welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at




    By Semper Paratus 333
    After many fairly minor annoyances for months navigating the Comical’s e-edition, I reached the breaking point today. Attempting to open today’s SUNDAY edition, yesterday’s SATURDAY edition repeatedly opens. It’s just not worth the aggravation; I’ll be spending $10 a month on the San Jose Mercury instead.
  • No search facility

    By LEC dancer
    A search function would be very helpful. If a story is not in the days paper, no way to read it on the app.
  • Subscription doesn’t work

    By Eggiers
    I think this is a pretty good app and I like the newspaper so I am a subscriber. But, subscribing to the app does not get you access to the website which is ridiculous. Even links in articles I read in the app are unusable bc they link out to the website which I can’t access despite paying $60 for an annual subscription. So I’ve cancelled.
  • Hard to read

    By Frank Critic
    I want to see the whole page.
  • Password issues

    By happybirder
    I have a subscription and yet need to constantly log back in for every story. Very tedious!
  • Can't Search App

    By jl_oak
    I don't know of any other media apps that don't have a search feature! This is a major omission, and I hope it's designers care enough to fix this.
  • Terrible app

    By Mandorla2527
    Still the worst news app on the internet. It takes forever to download; trying to view photos is a test to your temperament. Any other newspaper is better than this.
  • Bad app

    By Cliff123456
    I have been an app subscriber for 5-6 years. I don’t think I have been able to log on w/o problems more than 6 times. Frustrating
  • Missing features, no search

    By bodhibliss
    UPDATE #2 Six months later none of these issues have been addressed. Reluctantly canceled my subscription on May 13. UPDATE: two months after I submitted this review, the same problems (missing features, no search function, etc.). Today I have to find these features by searching the Internet (where I end up reading Mick LaSalle’s column on the sites of competing newspapers, even though the SF Chron is his home). I still rate this app one star because there is no lower designation. (Complaints in my original post are detailed below.) Two features that regularly drew me to the previous app were the Ask Mick LaSalle column, and the horoscopes (especially Sunday’s Minerva feature). The latter might sound silly, but checking the horoscope was a fun daily ritual, followed by reading articles of interest. Now that there is no daily horoscope, I’m out of the habit and ease of visiting the Chron app at all (I’m not going to invest the extra time in looking it up and reading the paper on my laptop at work). Similarly the Ask Mick LaSalle column – if I happened to miss it, very easy to enter it in the search field, and then I’d stick around reading other items – but now it’s inaccessible, unless I happen to visit the app the day it’s published. I’m sure your intent wasn’t to shift daily readers to an occasional rare visit, but at least in my case, that’s the result.
  • Come on

    By Bobw16
    This just gets worse. I have written numerous reviews, correspondes with support, nada. Uninstall, reinstall all to no avail. Still loads molasses slow. Offline usage is a joke. No search function. Nyt and wsj have great apps. Use them as a model We are in the middle of app central! Why can't you make this work?