From the get go, Apple made its stand clear about third party applications. This does not mean that you cannot find free apps for the iPhone or the iPod Touch, though. In iTunes, under the apps section, you can check out the free apps on offer. You can also go straight to the App Store using your unit. There is a variety of apps being given for free. You have to bear in mind, however, that the better apps will cost you a few dollars at least. If you really want quality, it might be better for you to shell out a few bucks.