App enthusiasts may have noticed something different in the App Store this week with a sparkling additional option on a bunch of new and old favorite downloads: an Apple Watch version! Yes, the future is now and we鈥檙e about to see if wearables are A Thing or just a passing fad like mood rings and pet rocks. Take a peek at the apps you need to download if you pre-ordered Apple鈥檚 arm candy, get jealous about the exclusive version Beyonc茅 is rocking or just say, eh, I鈥檇 rather check out the best apps of the week for my smartphone, thank you very much and keep reading below.


1. MyIdol: Instagram鈥檚 latest meme sweeping the social network is all thanks to this Chinese app that transforms your selfies into completely creepy versions of you. And then puts you on a stripper pole. Like a next-level version of those singing elf Christmas e-cards from a holiday or two ago, you can sick your animated selfie loose in a new digital world and then share it for all of your followers to respond lol and wtf to. Download this one for fun, but beware that the English version is still on its way so you鈥檒l have to brush up on your basic Chinese in the meantime.

DL It: Free on iOS


2. Pacemaker: We鈥檙e all DJs to some extent, whether a master party playlist curator or one of those navigators who can manage GPS and Spotify perfectly from the passenger鈥檚 seat. Take your hobby to the club with this iOS app (that will work on your Apple Watch too) to turn playlists into dance party mixes from iTunes or Spotify. With its proprietary technology, Pacemaker can reshuffle your tracks or help mix them for you and find the right song to transition 鈥 and of course there鈥檚 a record scratch feature.

DL It: Free on iOS


3. Operator: Services like Magic have taken the convenience of texting to Uber levels of on demand personal assisting, but the text-and-get-what-you-want isn鈥檛 yet as ubiquitous as the swipe-right-to-like function. That might change now that one of the cofounders of the rideshare company has created personal shopping app Operator that will aim to make getting what you want, no matter what it is, as easy as calling a car. This one is still in beta, and has a pretty hefty (80,000+) wait list ahead of you, but it might be worth the wait, lazy/busy girls of the world.

DL It: Sign up for beta on iOS here


4. Shadescout: Calling all color lovers and makeup mavens 鈥 you have a new favorite app that鈥檚 like your dream version of Shazam. Snap a picture of anything that鈥檚 any hue you would rather find at the Sephora counter (whether a flower that might make an even better blush/lipstick combo or a dress that should be an eyeshadow just like that) and Shadescout will locate makeup products in that exact or similar shade. The only thing that will make this better is a future hookup to a 3D makeup printer.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


5. Hykoo: Sure there are a lot of apps out there that will help you add things like text to photos and videos, but this one will give you a chance to flex that Lit degree or Creative Writing minor. Shoot a trio of photos or videos and add text to elevate them to visual stories that turn your memory capturing into a haiku, as the name of this photo app suggests. Share the finished product on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and watch the Likes, the Hearts and the 鈥淲hoaaa, what app is this?!鈥 roll in.

DL It: Free on iOS

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