With a new year here, it鈥檚 time for a refresh 鈥 let鈥檚 start with your phones and聽the best apps of the week to help usher in 2016. This week we鈥檝e got Microsoft鈥檚 selfie app, a social media app that will connect you with the person right beside you (hey, hottie on the subway), a music video app to flex your rockstar muscles and also an app for Apple Pay lovers to track down retailers who use your fave method of payment (including these awesome stores). Check it all out below!


1. Nawkr: Nawkr is the social media app that wants to help you broaden you network by including the people in your vicinity. You can set the distance within which you want to browse other people鈥檚 profiles, then just 鈥渘awk鈥 to connect with someone else.

DL It:聽Free on iOS


2. Triller: Record your own music videos with your friends and share them with the world. Triller allows you to do different takes, add a filter and throw in a soundtrack so that you can literally be a rockstar. Might we suggest a remake of 鈥淗otline Bling?鈥

DL It:聽Free on iOS and聽Android


3. Microsoft Selfie: Microsoft wants you to take more selfies 鈥 and that sounds good to us! But rather than having you mess with a lot of dials, it鈥檒l take into account your age, gender and other variables to come up with its best version of photo enhancement. Don鈥檛 worry 鈥 there are still filters!

DL It:聽Free on iOS


4. Pay Finders: Here is the app every Apple Pay lover MUST GET IMMEDIATELY. Apple Pay adopters know how convenient and streamlined Apple鈥檚 payment process can be, but the problem is not all retailers have it enabled in store. Pay Finders is a crowd-sourcing app that allows you to find + add places that聽do聽use Apple Pay.

DL It:聽Free on iOS


5. Baby Story: This app is a must-download for new mommies and mommies-to-be. It helps you create a beautiful digital scrapbook complete with graphics and pretty designs to help commemorate your pregnancy +聽your child鈥檚 early milestones. The best part is you can access those memories right on your iPhone.

DL It:聽$0.99聽on iOS

What was your favorite app of the week? Tweet us @BritandCo!