twitterbirds1For Twitter newbies and pros alike, a wealth of apps have cropped up over the past year with scarcely any way to search through and elevate the best of the pack.

oneforty-logoSo Twitter for Dummies author Laura Fitton is launching oneforty today, a store for third-party applications. Users can tag, sort and review a little over 1,300 apps while each application gets its own page where people can add comments and screenshots. Because so many apps are free, Oneforty’s less a store and more a community-edited directory. VentureBeat readers can get an invite code and sign-up here.

The most popular apps on the site at the moment are URL shortener Bit.ly, which is responsible for compressing links on Twitter, Twitter client Tweetie, and WeFollow, which is a directory of people to follow. Developers can register with the site and “claim” apps so they can manage their page.

Oneforty, which takes its name from Twitter’s 140-character limit, will earn revenues by keeping a share of an app’s price (so free apps obviously won’t have to pay a transaction cost). They’ll also offer paid spots on the site to promote apps, which will be marked as sponsored placements.

There are plenty of lists and rankings online for third-party applications and Twitter has a directory, but the user reviews and ranking should go a long way here.

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