The Mercury News for Mobile 4+

MediaNews Group

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 325 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



To continue enjoying our app, we kindly request that you log in again after this update.

If you're a subscriber, please take a moment to restore your account to ensure uninterrupted access. You can find the “Restore Subscriptions“ button in Settings under Subscriptions.

Welcome to a new app experience, we have optimized our app and giving it a facelift! This faster iOS native app now has the following new features:

Your News:
Provide personalized recommendations for content based on user preferences. Users will be allowed to customize the content they want to engage with by selecting the topics they are truly interested in. By going to the “Your News” tab the user can bypass the noise of all that is published and home in on the content they want

Saved Articles:
Save feature that allows users to save articles or other content they are interested in for later reading or reference.Push notifications will remind users to read their saved articles or suggest related content

Custom Push Notifications:
The user can select what topics they want to be notified about which makes for a much less intrusive experience.

Top Navigation Bar:
A top navigation bar lets the user switch between sections by swiping or tapping.

Enews in-app:
Desire the newspaper experience? No need to open a separate app! By simply going to Settings and selecting E-News the user can browse the Digital Replica of the day’s paper.

Offline Reading:
This feature allows users to enable offline reading from Settings. Offline “Reading Preferences” can also be customized for Settings.

Swipe Left:
Instead of going back to the main section to find more articles, users have the option to simply swipe, immediately opening other articles in the Section.

Follow Topics:
A user will be shown articles on topics they are following. To follow select “follow” at the article level and related articles will gain relevancy and be shown more frequently. Just as easily “Unfollow”

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 10.0.14

Bug Fixes and Maintenance

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

avanraaphorst ,

Love the “Merc”!

After 50 years in the Bay Area, still my favorite news source.

bunnyfan ,

Good resource, if you can find stuff

I like to bookmark things I find in the paper, but finding the content on the app is an adventure in using the right keywords in search. Would love to have a better search experience or maybe articles IDs to use in search (can’t believe I’m suggesting this: aol keywords)

ACCC-16 ,


The latest “update” in early November 2023 renders this app utterly unusable.

Not only does it continually ask me to login to the app I am already logged into it overwhelms the user with ads, pop-ups, and other absolute visual garbage.

I am actually considering canceling my hardcopy subscription to the newspaper because this app shows they care absolutely nothing for the readers of this paper, but only for the advertisers.

App Privacy

The developer, MediaNews Group, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

More By This Developer

The Mercury News
Bay Area News
St. Paul Pioneer Press
East Bay Times
East Bay Times for Mobile

You Might Also Like

ABC7 Bay Area
KRON4 News - San Francisco
NBC Bay Area: News & Weather
KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco: News
KQED: Bay Area News
KRON4 Watch Live Bay Area News