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 Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 4,253 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:




  • Terrible

    By Old school iron
    Constantly fails. Freezes. Won’t scroll. Not worth the time. Honestly, how hard can it be? Get a grip SFChron.
  • Articles that won’t go away for years: Many China’s, many tables & the NorCal brewery map

    By AnnoyedLJD
    Want articles to be on the front page for YEARS? This app is for you.
  • Slow and stalls: now fixed

    By dtip7
    Too bad, so much to say... Update: after following the Chronicle’s suggestion of deleting and reinstalling the SF Chronicle’s app, all works well and as expected...thanks!
  • Good layout, poor performance

    By djw1203
    Update Current version is working well. App tends to crash. Articles are slow to load even though the issue has been downloaded. Easy to navigate through the paper. I've being using this since it was first available. Ive used on the original iPad up the current version. Very disappointing that they have not done much to improve the performance. The current version is not usable. Difficult to load new days, has always been an issue, and frequently freezes, newer issue.
  • Good paper, very erratic

    By Grandpa PH
    Articles are good, interesting. But, some times cannot change sections...must close then start over. Also, some sections do not open. March 2018: cannot change sections, useless
  • Much improved

    By Pcj46
    Much faster loading and navigation. Only annoyance is scrolling - or lack thereof: page wants to "jump" to next screen which is smaller than my device's so I have to "hold" it in place to read first couple lines. Otherwise, much more usable app.
  • Very slow. Worst newspaper app around

    By DAJ58
    I have this app on several devices it is painfully slow at all times. I have never had these problems with NYT or WSJ apps
  • Crashes at least 3 times before loading

    By frusrtrated reader
    I am a long time reader. The app is getting worse rather than better. Try emulating the Sacramento Bee app. It works every time. Whatever you did it is fixed. It loads quickly, doesn’t crash and it is easy to navigate. I wish only for more in-depth articles.
  • Chron is in my blood

    By jcarrolljensen
    I have read the Chron ever since I was 10 years old (1961) and I think this is a great way to read it anywhere anytime. I'm a huge Giants fan and I really enjoy Schulman's coverage. App works good enough for me
  • 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.