Sometimes finding good apps for the iPhone can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. With over 100,000 apps in the iPhone Appstore, you know that not all of them (unfortunately) can be good. How can you find the ones you think you'd actually use?
Let's start with PandoraBox first.
PandoraBox gives you nearly the same information as the Appstore. You get the top apps of the day and they can be sorted by both "paid" and "free."
However, one thing that keeps Pandora on my own iPhone is that it allows you to see what apps have decreased their price recently. Apps may start at a certain price, but oftentimes, in order to get more people to try out their apps, the developers will mark the price down by a particular amount, sometimes even giving it to you for free.
The problem is: the Appstore doesn't tell you that, so you have to be actively looking for it. PandoraBox will tell you what's on sale at the touch of a button. You can also keep a watchlist of apps so you'll know what their prices are and whether or not they're coming down.
The second app we want to bring your attention to is called Chorus.
Chorus requires a free registration, but gives you the advantage that you can share your reviews of different applications with your friends. It will also post your activity to Facebook and Twitter, but you have to set this up in your preferences.
The app starts you out with a number of contacts to get started with and as you talk your friends into getting the app, you can develop your own little app review network. It also will keep track of what you have downloaded and then based on your past, it will recommend apps to you. That's pretty neat.
With both of these free apps on your iPhone, you'll definitely be ready to find whatever app you might need.