Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts. Whether you're the kind seeking a worthwhile game to waste some time, or you're in search of an intuitive utility that bests every other, these weekly guides are your ultimate resource for finding apps that have slipped under the general radar of App Store users.
Yesterday Meebo Inc released their first native application for the iPhone and iPod touch, Meebo [App Store, Free]. The app allows you to sign in with your Meebo account, which can then be connected to any number of services including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and many others.
During our limited testing of Meebo, we found that it's much snappier than other IM clients available on the iPhone. The UI is also very simple, making it a pleasure to use. Unfortunately it lacks many features that for-pay chat clients have, but for the wonderful price of free, Meebo is definitely one you have to check out!