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 4,286 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:



  • Sf

    By Tazmanwb
    Like the app It serves me well
  • Only works in USA

    By Fog City Joe
    The app no longer works if your location is outside of the US. Apparently it does no comply with the new international privacy laws. The app is now useless if you are living or traveling abroad (previously a key benefit) and now domestically you must wonder what they are doing that violates international privacy standards.
  • Great content

    By KristoKN
    Loving the frequent content updates, night/dark mode should be added to the Appearance settings
  • Constant freezes seem improved

    By EricS317
    (See update below.) The worst app on my iPhone. Extremely slow loading, and almost every use ends in the screen freezing. Slightly better than a couple of years ago, but still horrible. (I have now completely deleted and reloaded the app, as recommended by others, and it is considerably better. However, note that the logon password for the app and the logon password for the website seem to be handled differently and in a confusing way.)
  • App stopped updating

    By whateverwerks
    Wanhhhh! My app is broken. Won’t update anymore. I tried deleting and reinstalling but no joy.
  • Clunky

    By OlderandWiser?
    I now read all newspapers online. The convenience compensates for whatever I miss in the newsprint version. The Chronicle app has improved some over the past year or so, but it still crashes about once a week, so I have to reload. There are some glitches that just won’t go away. One example: recently there was a cool story about the most fun restaurants in SF. Try as I might, every time I clicked on the story, the app would freeze. After four or five attempts, each beginning with deleting the app and then going through reloading it continued. I finally gave up. Guess I’ll never know the most fun restaurants :) I also read the NYT, WSJ and once a week the London Times. I never have the issues with those apps that I do with the Chronicle. But I still want to read the Chron, so it’s like walking around with a rock in my shoe. Irritating, but I still do it. Please keep trying to make it better.
  • Still horrible

    By SF Elle
    I can almost never get this app to function. It’s a serious embarrassment that the Chronicle can seem to find anyone in this town to create a workable app.
  • Just Done About right

    By GuyMorganJr
    With few flaws, this app makes reading the Chron easy. Especially compared to the Mercury News E reader. Well done, thanks
  • It’s getting better but....

    By mpl-sf
    Navigation and search are still clunky. And things on top stories either repeat or don’t show up. But it’s usable and beats having my chronicle stolen off the doorstep every morning! The main complaint I now have is that when clicking through from a link in the morning or breaking news emails, it doesn’t recognize me as a subscriber and then shuts me out (or continues to ask me to sign in over and over and then never takes. At least it could offer to open that link in the ap. To be fair, it took the NYT a long time to program this functionality!
  • Do not use on iPhone or iPad!!!

    By L Michelfelder
    I just spent an hour trying to access this app on my iPad. I turned off iPad, reinstalled the app and still couldn’t get logged in. I called Chronicle support. They told me I had to activate my account again, which I did and got prompted, “already activated”. Then reset my password, again. Tried logging into the app again and it still won’t work. THEN she tells me just log into the website Bd the app doesn’t work, on iPhone or iPads!! WHAT!?!