It's Friday night. Time to cut loose, get fancied up, and go hit the town. Here's some brand new apps to dress up your phone for the weekend.
Smart home appliances seem like a wanton luxury—until you start using them. If you've got a GE Brillion oven, this app will let you preheat your oven, control a timer, and monitor the internal temp of whatever you're cooking. Like a crock pot, only smarter. [Android] [iOS]
Android is great for letting you customize your homescreen however you want, but sometimes you don't want to spend all day fiddling around. Themer has a huge library of turn-key homescreens, including icons and widgets, allowing you to revamp your phone's whole look in a few simple steps. And of course, once you've settled on a theme, you can still tinker to your heart's content. [Free]
This is a simple little app—a cleanly designed, easy-to-use "to-do list" type of thing. But unlike seemingly every other app out there, this one uses zero permissions. None. Considering how even a stupid flashlight app can be used to harvest data, that's an important point for your privacy. [Free]