Yelp.com may be the place to go for writing and reading restaurant and business reviews online, but the iPhone clamors for a different model. Goodrec beautifully fills this void with a full-featured application that lets you search or browse among restaurants, bars, books, movies, wine, and local venues for short reviews. A color-coded key shows you the number of positive, mixed, and negative reviews alongside short-form reviews. You'll also be able to rate each product and write a bite-size review, adding photos you can snap directly from the application. If friends are also using Goodrec , you can filter for their recommendations only and skip that of the common rabble.
Goodrec is also attuned to what's nearby; especially handy if you're looking for dining and nightlife ideas in a new neighborhood. If you're not prepared to read up on everything, it's a good idea to narrow your search by cuisine type or nightlife scene before checking out the map. While Goodrec is enhanced by creating a profile and getting your friends involved in ratings, its appeal to shyer folks and information-seekers shouldn't be overlooked.