San Francisco Chronicle App Reviews

By Hearst Newspapers

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San Francisco Chronicle app review

San Francisco Chronicle App Info

  • 515 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Nov 17 2018
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • Size: 110.47 MB
  • Seller: Hearst Newspapers
  • © Hearst Newspapers

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Customer Reviews of the San Francisco Chronicle App

Used to work

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Bman 2027's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 9/2/18 6:40 AM

This app used to work, but it doesn’t even get past the splash screen anymore. Cancelling my subscription.

Really bad, but it always has been

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AnnoyedLJD's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 9/18/18 4:12 PM

Try copying a url to an article to LinkedIn or to google docs. If you click the share icon, then copy, then past that into either Linkedin or google docs the only thing that pastes is a picture. No problem, just open the article in a browser and do it that way... except “open in browser” isn’t supported by the app. Hmm maybe if I send it as a text messages and get the url that way. Finally! Talk about a poorly designed app.

Full screen auto play video ads

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AnnoyedLJD's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/8/18 4:49 PM

I’ve been an annual subscriber to the chronicle for years. Today I opened the app and my screen was taken over for an auto-play video ad for RocketMortgage Rate Shield. This is intrusive, user hostile, and obnoxious. Is this what paying subscribers have to look forward to?

Overhauled app is terrific

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Rgaston's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/7/18 7:48 PM

The Chron app used to be very unreliable, but they gave it a tech overhaul a while back and it’s a very smooth positive experience now

Sports and wine - and a little news

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Nvh9's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/6/18 3:50 PM

Reading the Chron via app, one would think that all that Bay Area people are interested in is Bay Area sports and the wine country, with a smattering of news. Since I don't see the paper version of the Chron, I don't know what's buried, but the app highlights these topics and buries actual news stories. And it highlights the same content for days -- weeks -- on end.

Much improved

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Shazul2's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/5/18 12:23 AM

Navigation is better. Load times are much faster.

Perfect Companion to SF Chronicle

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Pleasanton Pal's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/3/18 12:19 PM

I still enjoy my coffee and Chron with breakfast, but the on-line version fills in nicely as a reliable source of local, regional, national and international news when I don’t have access to a physical newspaper.

Just not a well working or designed experience

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glev1's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/26/18 4:33 PM

Version 2.3.8 - still crashes daily. If you are listening to music while reading your paper, it will repeatedly stop your music from playing. Navigation with the swipe left and right makes scrolling through an article challenging. Still wish for a larger font. Version 2.2.5 - really pretty much the same. I have written to the support team and they say they are working in it. But this app has really not improved much in the past year. Layout and image placement has improved. But load times and crashes have not. And the app is often unresponsive when you return to it from another app. This app is still inconsistent and crashes daily. While there is some control over font size - still too small for my eyes. The layout is inconsistent and images sometimes do not show up. It seems their support team is as frustrated with their developers as the users are. I truly want to support the chronicle with my subscription but the app really has to work better. Previous - This is how I get my Chronicle every day. The articles are all there and they have fixed many interface issues. But they also introduced a new one - if you get an error due to spotty Internet coverage, the only recourse is to relaunch the app, even when there is Internet access. 1. Slow and annoying reloads when switching apps. If you leave the app and come back, you will get back to where you left off, but only after a tedious reload. FIXED 2. Also slow to switch between articles and even turn pages. The page turn slides the entire interface across the screen just to get to the next page. Most apps I used for reading are much faster than this one. IMPROVED 3. Part of the reason I read the paper digitally is to be able to follow links in articles. Most links are just listed as text so you cannot click on them. Nor can you even copy the text to put in a browser. Major flaw! IMPROVED 4. Seems to take forever to download a new edition (on very fast wifi). Often get message to quit the app as new edition has just been downloaded - annoying. And don't even try to download to read offline. Takes forever. FIXED - but they still have a poor updating process.

Takes forever to load

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Bman 2027's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/24/18 5:54 PM

The chronicle has great content, but this app takes forever to load it... I usually give up after waiting several minutes watching the spinner while my phone tries to open the app.

Datebook not working

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olliewallyboo's Review of San Francisco Chronicle

Reviewed on 8/22/18 1:57 AM

Works ok except for the datebook which does not display any