San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Current Version: 3.0.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 28.41 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 6,814 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



  • Constantly required to enter subscription details

    By Sammy Assad
    Every time I want to read a story on my phone, I get asked to link my print subscription. Every. Time. Technical assistance at SF Chron amounts to no more than apologies.
  • Jan 2019 update. Rev1

    By A-Mess
    Hate the new update. No search feature and the crossword puzzles are gone. What were you thinking? Just checked latest update... Still a mess.
  • No horoscopes

    By Fraxinella
    No horoscopes, no crosswords and no search. This app is a very poor reflection of the San Francisco Chronicle. You can do better. You should do better.
  • Seems web developer ignored previous feedback

    By Aldus M
    The Chronicle keeps asking for app feedback and in the app update, then ignores that user feedback. No search function, unlike all other major newspaper apps, and poor or no updating of old articles, especially the Weather. Why leave two to five day old articles that have been updated by other news outlets on the Chronicle news feed?

    By Los Gatos Kitty
    I am a long LONG time Chronicle subscriber. Like-my whole life. So I want to post a good review. However I do not see any improvement in the app. For one thing there is no ability to search. I emailed the developer and got a confusing response which essentially suggested it wasn’t necessary. I have the NYT app and it has a very good search function. This app currently stinks.
  • Fix it or lose

    By Atveske
    I HAVE REPEATEDLY WRITTEN TO THE CHRONICLE ABOUT ALL OF THE SECTIONS THAT ARE STILL MISSING FROM THE PAPER SINCE THE UPGRADE WITH ZERO INDICATION OF WHEN IF EVER THEY WILL FIX. AFTER DECADES OF ENJOYMENT, AM NEARING A TURNING POINT WHERE THE PROPER RESPONSE IS TO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION. Another update and renewed frustration. While there are many positives to the new Chron the negatives are glaring. It does not go unnoticed that the developer has not responded to the complaints from others to the misses. Search? Crossword puzzles? Obituaries structure?
  • Search function???

    By none266
    Is there a search function???
  • Latest update lacking

    By The sperl
    Two major problems: first, there is no search function (or at least it's not easily found). Second, the front page and subsequent pages/sections are populated by old articles. Nothing like opening the Local News section on January 2 to find out about public transportation options for New Years Eve - an article that ran two days prior and is now totally irrelevant. I read the newspaper to find out about NEWS (that's why it's not called an oldspaper). C'mon Chronicle...if you're committed to delivering online news, prove it. If you're not committed, then stop publishing an online edition.
  • Dated Stories Repeated Daily.

    By LeonJon
    There is very little fresh content in the digital edition. The majority of news articles that are published each new day in the digital edition are rehashed dated stories that sometimes are as dated as 5 days old. Most are dated between 2 to 3 days old. For example, for today’s edition of 12/31/2018, many stories were from the digital edition for 12/29/2018. There are some that are some articles that are dated 12/31/2018, however, my guess is that they compromise about less than 10 percent of the articles in the news paper. I’ve noticed that the reporters that carry the heaviest load, other than Sports, are few and mainly young. I guessing that these reporters are “cutting their teeth” as reporters while working with the Chronicle until they gain enough experience to move on to bigger and better newspapers. One final problem, since the reformatted update was rolled out last month, there is no way to adjust the size of the font.
  • Update is crap

    By Chookma
    I have written directly to the Chronicle as a print subscriber about the problem others have identified: it will not recognize a subscriber and requires you to go back over and over to link your print subscription, even between articles. Enough already! Fix this app! Your update didn’t solve this problem!