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Description

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: www.sfchronicle.com/privacy_policy/
Terms of Service: www.sfchronicle.com/terms_of_use/

What's New

Version 2.3.4

* Improves load performance on section and article pages
* Fixes bug with related links in articles
* Cleans visual defects in galleries

Thank you for your feedback. More enhancements are on the way.

Customer Reviews

2.6 out of 5

58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Quite good

Michael SF

I use this app five or six days a week to read the Chronicle on the ferry. Generally it works well, and navigation works extremely well in the most recent versions of the app. The only real flaw is that the “download for off-line reading” fails from time to time. The consequence is that when the Internet is unavailable while the ferry is in the middle of the bay, the app sometimes says “content unavailable” even for the text. Clicking the red “Download” bar twice while the Internet connection is still available seems to make it worse. But overall it is quite a good app for reading the newspaper. The only other thing I would criticize is that it has no button that allows one to see exactly which stories are in the printed version of the day’s Chronicle, which people sometimes refer to in discussions with me. The online version contains stories that are older, but also not all the new stories that are in the printed version of the paper, as far as I can tell.

Developer Response

We appreciate the feedback and will continue to improve the app.

SF Chron

C.Ratzlaff

Update on prior review (about a month ago):
After months of not being able to get through even the first section without the page freezing or closing, I have been able to read the entire paper without problems. Neither updates of the app nor recommendations from tech support were helpful until I posted my last review. Finally, a useful fix. The suggestion was to delete and reload the app. The reloaded app works smoothly and, for the first time since June or July I am getting the news I’ve been paying for. The only remaining glitch is that a few stories about half-way down the “Front Page” are usually cropped at the top so that I don’t see the headline and the top of the photo. Relatively small annoyance that doesn’t really impede my reading.

Developer Response

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing. Some readers have reported issues after updating the app to the latest version from a previous version. In several cases, deleting the app and reinstalling the app resolved the issues. Please give that a try and contact appsupport@sfchronicle.com if you continue to experience issues.

Clunky app

Wc reader xyzzy

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

Information

Seller
Hearst Newspapers LLC
Size
118.9 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
© 2015 Hearst Newspapers, LLC
Price
Free
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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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