Apparent Software has acquired Blasted (, a productivity booster application for Mac OS X from Ted Roden. The application places all recently used files at user’s fingertips, providing access to them.

As part of the acquisition the application is renamed to “Blast” and upgraded to version 1.2. Blast keeps track of all the files the user has been recently using on his Mac. The user can access the file list anytime by clicking on the application icon in the menu bar. Version 1.2 includes the following new features:

° A preview for all the files in the list allows the user to find his file visually just by looking at its icon;

° A favorites sidebar allows user to save his favorite folders and files to be accessed at any time;

° The app shows the list of recent files even after it was closed and the computer was rebooted;

° An improved user interface with several new features, like showing the path to the file

Blast is available for US$9.95. A free feature-limited trial is available for download. Apparent Software will continue to offer existing Blast customers free upgrades and support for all 1.x releases of the product.