San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 3.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 27.90 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 6,794 Ratings

Description

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. • PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.SFChronicle.com/privacy_policy/ • TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.SFChronicle.com/terms_of_use/ • 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 appsupport@sfchronicle.com.

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Reviews

  • Why?

    2
    By SquireJoseph
    The app is much improved from prior versions. Thank you for that. Why tho is the news presented only a subset of what’s available in the physical paper? It’d seem for paying members, we’d get the same news.
  • Constant need to link subscription

    2
    By agderr
    The new app is confusing to navigate. There are constant requests to link the subscription and sometimes to sign in. Reading on the web interface is easier and less buggy. I have given up using the app.
  • No an improvement....!

    2
    By AcknBck
    Developers, PLEASE read and fix the link to subscription fixture! This app is poorly designed, it consistently reminds me I only have “3 free stories left this month | get access” but I have linked this app to my subscription countless times. It has gotten so irritating that I am tempted to cancel my subscription. The new format is “OK”, but we still are unable to access prior papers and certain stories seem to linger on the Front Page for days. It would be nice to have access to an archive of the prior published papers. On a positive note, the vault is an interesting section, especially the vault photographs.
  • Less New Content

    3
    By VamootsSM
    Moving my rating to 3 stars. Over last week or so they have more regularly added new content and have reintroduced by lines for lead columnists. Headed in a better direction. From what I can tell the redesigned look and feel of the app (which I like) was accompanied by a significant reduction in the amount of new content loaded each day. The reduction in the amount of new content loaded each day coupled with the removal of several sections/features (featured columnists, games, real estate) has resulted in an app that does not justify the subscription price. I will not be renewing my subscription.
  • Missing features, no search

    1
    By bodhibliss
    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.
  • NO HOROSCOPES STILL

    1
    By Fraxinella
    You’ve removed content that I’m paying for with this update. Still no horoscopes or crossword puzzles and the obituary section is awful. If I wanted just news, there’s plenty of news available for free online. Please add back horoscopes and other content that you removed.
  • Still bad after all these years

    1
    By golferx
    I never used this app in the past because I had a much better experience just using the mobile website. In my (print) Sunday paper they were touting the “all new” app so thought I would try it out. While the app experience looks much improved, it would only allow me to see 3 articles even after linking my print subscription. When I click on the prompt for me to sign in, it says that my subscription is already linked. You would think that a company in the center of the tech world could get their **** together.
  • Buggy update.

    2
    By bdrell
    A few suggestions: 1. Don’t present articles as modals. iOS users expect to be able to use the edge swipe gesture to go back to the previous page. You are presenting articles with a cover modal presentation. Your content works best with a navigation controller. 2. Ads popping in make the content shift around a lot. 3. Loading spinners aren’t dismissed when the content finishes loading. The update certainly has potential, and is better than the web views you were using before. But these bugs are really distracting.
  • Finally - a good, working Chronicle app!

    4
    By DB0130
    The previous app froze and crashed so much that I’d stopped using it altogether. The new one is great! Stable, fast performance, nice layout, very easy to use. Great job! I withheld one star due to lack of a search function - a must-have for a newspaper app. Hopefully that can be added before too long.
  • the worst

    5
    By Thegze
    We're here near the Silicon Valley, and these guys can't seem to manage a decent website. Frustrating every day. That was my original review. Happy to amend it today. The new site is magnificent You guys should be proud. It's a great piece of work, worthy of Bruce Jenkins, Willie Brown and Carl Nolte, for sure. Thanks.

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