Not a good app/website So many better news apps and websites. Almost impossible to find anything and not useful for perusing the news. They choose the stories they want you to read. FAIL.
Decent App It lacks some features, but rarely crashes. I appreciate the free articles, though I do wish they were unlimited. It's not ideal, but hard to find anything better for CA politics.
SacBee is extremely left. Their articles are opinionated and biased. Whatever happened to just reporting the news and checking your ego and personal beliefs at the door. SacBee is one of the big reasons why Sacramento will always be a 2nd class (at best) city.
Updated review: Continuous pop-up saying limit of free articles has been reached and to subscribe or sign in. The "current subscriber" option selection takes you to a "new account" page, with no option for current subscribers to sign in, resulting in an error message that "user already exists". Still have not fixed the problem of thumbnails linking to completely different stories. This happens every single day. New articles in the "Local" sections are inserted hap hazardly in no chronological order among articles that have been sitting there for months. Absolute indifference to customer service. Messages sent asking for help with specific issues are never responded to. The Sac Bee evidently knows they're the only game in town and just don't care. ********* In an effort to continuously increase advertising, the Bee has now made the app unusable. First, they went from the small ad at the bottom of the screen to a full screen ad that pops up every third or fourth article. Annoying, because you have to "pay" for content since they raised home delivery rates to cover access to electronic content. Now, a full screen ad that creeps up from the bottom until the whole screen is filled, with no cancel out button. Unusable.
Stable but Push notices are cut off. Articles are well written but with a lot of bias and way too much negative opinion about state workers and the Sac Kings players. Should just stick to the facts and leave the rest of it alone. But certain staff writers seem to think we care what their take is. Secondly, push notifications are frequent. However, the information in the notification is often incomplete. When clicking the link you aren't taken to the pushed story. You have to hunt for the story in the app. Often the story isn't written yet.
Great new source The Sacramento Bee news app is easy to use, does not cause problems with my Samsung Galaxy Edge S7. The push notifications are unobtrusive, can be quickly viewed or ignored.
- Video live streaming support added for stories
- Proper thumbnail image now being used for stories with galleries and live streaming videos
- Banner ads and web links now properly opening in-app browser
- Loading content on webviews now displaying immediately