San Francisco Chronicle app by Hearst Newspapers
App Description :
The best of the Bay Area is at your fingertips with the San Francisco Chronicle app.
App Features :
Breaking news alerts
Air quality, outage maps
In-depth local reporting
Puzzles and comics
Download the app for free. Choose from two access options: 1. Limited access for free; 2. Unlimited access for only $9.99 per month (enjoy a two-week free trial period) when you subscribe within the app. Current subscribers have unlimited access to the app. Digital subscribers: Sign in to the app to start accessing your benefit. Print subscribers: If you haven’t activated your digital access yet, look for the “link print subscription” button on the app welcome screen and then sign in to the app.
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.
TERMS OF SERVICE: www.SFChronicle.com/terms_of_use/
FEEDBACK: We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have questions or suggestions: appsupport[at]sfchronicle.com.
Additional Information :
- Age Rating 12+
- Size 31.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
User Reviews :
Great but would like some tweaks
I am very enjoying this app and it’s almost perfect. I would like to be able to rearrange the headers at the top of the app “front page, culture, politics, etc” to better reflect my reading priorities and preferences. Additionally, I have noticed one glitch. When I have been reading an article and I have scrolled down to somewhere in the middle or rear the end, if my phone then goes to the Lock Screen as I take a small break, when I then open my phone the app pulls me up to the beginning of that article, loosing my place. A small bug but still room for improvement. Otherwise the app is great!
Good luck trying to cancel your subscription
I’m a Bay Area native, but currently live out of state. I still enjoy keeping up with Bay Area news and sports, and the app generally works fine for that. However, I’ve found it nearly impossible to cancel a subscription after the promotional offer is up. There is no way to cancel a digital sub without a phone call, and the number only stays open until 2:30 pm PT. And when you do call, no one answers. It is easier to get ahold of your state Unemployment Dep’t! I sent an email to complain, and the reply was filled with lies and false information on how to cancel using a web browser – which does not even give the option. Despite all my efforts to cancel, my sub is still active. This is obviously the intent of corrupt management to make it as hard to cancel as possible. I finally had to call my credit card to block future charges, and might even have to close the card to guarantee it won’t be charged again. These types of unethical and fraudulent business practices should not be allowed on the app store!
App needs work
Love the chronicle, but the app needs work. The worst problem is when you download an issue to use offline. I do this all the time. You need to keep the issue up because if you return to the home page or settings page, you can’t get back to the saved issue without an internet connection, which is presumably why you saved it in the first place. The screen is sensitive and if you accidentally touch the wrong place you’ll get thrown out of the issue and not be able to get back in, which also happens sometimes after taking a break. Also, on the home page it lists stories in the online edition but won’t let you read them except for one monthly. Hey, I’m a subscriber! It let me link my subscription but still won’t let me access the stories through the app, only the daily paper. To read the online stories I have to go sign into the chronicle site on my computer.
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